The University of Texas at El Paso
College of Science
Department of Physics
Assistant Professor – Experimental Biomaterials


The Department of Physics at The University of Texas at El Paso (UTEP) invites applications for a tenure-track Assistant Professor position in Experimental Biomaterials beginning August 2017. We seek candidates with experience in (a) the synthesis of inorganic materials (including nanomaterials) capable of interacting with biomolecules and other biological systems and (b) the study of these interactions and their effects on the functionality of the system. In addition, preference will be given to applicants whose research has potential for applications in biomedicine. Outstanding candidates in other areas of biomaterials will be considered.

The selected candidate is expected to develop and maintain an independent, externally funded on-campus research program involving students; work closely with the Border Biomedical Research Center at UTEP; teach at both undergraduate and graduate levels; perform service to the Department, College and University; and engage in outreach activities. Applicants must hold a Ph.D. in Physics or a closely related discipline, possess postdoctoral experience, have a record of research accomplishments, have teaching experience at least at the Teaching Assistant level, and possess strong verbal and written communication skills. Interested candidates must submit a letter of interest, curriculum vitae, statement of research interests, description of teaching philosophy, and contact information for at least three references. Review of applications will begin immediately and will continue until the position is filled.

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Final decision to hire is dependent on availability of funds. In keeping with its Access and Excellence mission, the University of Texas at El Paso is committed to an open, diverse, and inclusive learning and working environment that honors the talents, respects the differences, and nurtures the growth and development of all. The University of Texas at El Paso is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer. The University does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national origin, sex, religion, age, disability, genetic information, veteran status, sexual orientation or gender identity in employment or the provision of services.