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Open Rank Faculty - Biotechnology
University of Houston in Houston, Texas
Date Posted 11/24/2021
Faculty-Engineering-Other Engineering
Employment Type
Application Deadline Open until filled

Open Rank Faculty - Biotechnology  - (FAC002141) 
: H0139 Engineering Technology 
 Commensurate with experience  



The Department of Engineering Technology in the University of Houston’s College of Technology at is seeking to fill one tenure-track faculty position in the Biotechnology program starting Fall 2022. Successful candidates will develop a scientific program in genetic engineering and/or metabolic pathway engineering integrating computational analytics and/or bioinformatics to study fundamental or applied research. Candidates having expertise in cellular application, microbial or plant biology related to health, disease, and/or the environment is a plus. We especially seek applicants whose research disciplines synergize existing faculty expertise and foster collaborative and interdisciplinary research.

Our ATMAE accredited Biotechnology program is amongst the top 5 in the nation, with a research emphasis in industrial and therapeutic product development from microorganisms and plants. The biotechnology program is housed in a new College of Technology building in Sugar Land with state-of-art teaching and laboratory facilities. Our program offers BS and MS degrees and has experienced steady growth in student enrollment since its inception in 2009, and currently serves approximately 500 students. We are looking for highly dedicated scholars, researchers, and teachers to help us create and prepare the talent for the future's technologists, engineers, scientists, and business leaders for a lifetime career of innovation, economic development, and workforce creation. Additional information is available at: UH Biotechnology

The College of Technology is the fourth largest college at UH and one of the fastest growing colleges at UH. The University of Houston (UH) is a Tier-one Research University highly invested in drug discovery and development, accessible healthcare, sustainable communities and infrastructure, cyber and physical security, and energy research thrusts. UH is a designated Hispanic-serving institution and is recognized as the nation's second most racially and ethnically diverse research institution. In addition, the University is an ADVANCE institution, one of a select group of universities to receive National Science Foundation funds in support of our commitment to increasing diversity and the participation and advancement of women faculty in science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM) disciplines. We welcome faculty applicants who will contribute to this diversity through their research, teaching, and service.

Successful candidates will be expected to engage and excel in undergraduate and graduate teaching, teach existing courses and/or develop new courses, engage in curriculum development and updates, and contribute to the program's continuous improvement and outcome-based assessment. Candidates will develop dynamic, innovative, and independent research programs supported by external funding in their research area and/or educational expertise and contribute to academic and professional service.

Applications, including a cover letter, a curriculum vitae (including teaching experience, grant awards and publication list), research and teaching statements, a diversity statement (outlining how you have contributed to, or plan to contribute to, diversity, inclusion, and equity), and the contact information for at least three individuals that will provide reference letters. Screening of candidates will commence immediately and continue until the position is filled.

The department is seeking outstanding candidates with the potential for exceptional research, excellence in teaching, and a clear commitment to enhancing the diversity of the faculty, graduate, and undergraduate student population. The University of Houston is responsive to the needs of dual career couples. Rank and salary will be commensurate with the final candidate’s credentials and experience.

The University of Houston is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Institution. Minorities, women, veterans, and persons with disabilities are encouraged to apply.




A Ph.D. degree in biotechnology, bioengineering, or related life sciences and postdoctoral and/or industry experience is required. Preference will be given for appointments at the assistant professor level, but all levels will be considered. The department is seeking outstanding candidates with at least 5-10 years of industry and/or academic research experience and a track record of high impact publications. Candidates should demonstrate potential for exceptional research, evidence of successful grant writing, excellence in teaching, and a clear commitment to enhancing the diversity of the faculty, graduate, and undergraduate student population.  

  Notes to Applicant: Official transcripts are required for a faculty appointment and will be requested upon selection of final candidate. All positions at the University of Houston are security sensitive and will require a criminal history check.  
Required Attachments by Candidate: Curriculum Vitae, Cover Letter/Letter of Application, Teaching Philosophy or Statement, Research Statement, Diversity Statement  
Employee Status
: Regular/Benefits 
Job Posting
: Nov 22, 2021, 4:19:31 PM
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