Assistant Professor - Biotechnology

University of Houston

United States

December 23, 2021


Assistant Professor - Biotechnology - (FAC002142)


: 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 at the Assistant Professor level in the Biotechnology program starting Fall 2022. Successful candidates are expected to develop a front rank, competitive, independent research program. Areas of interest include nutraceuticals and therapeutic products development, food chemistry, detecting food borne pathogens, microbial food processing, nanozymes, protein engineering and synthesis, application of omics to improve food safety, food quality and nutrition. 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 one of the nation's 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.

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 who will provide a reference letter. 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. 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. The department is seeking outstanding candidates with at least 5-10 years of industrial 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 the final candidate. All positions at the university 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, Publications, Diversity Statement

Employee Status

: Regular/Benefits

Job Posting

: Nov 23, 2021, 4:57:00 AM

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