University of Puerto Rico
Mayagüez Campus
Human Resources Office
Recruitment Division

Telephone: 832-4040 Ext. 3159, 3045 Fax 831-1720
Announcement Number: 20-13
Position Title: 20-13 Assistant Professor Biology- Microbiology
Job Series: Teaching
Base Salary: $62,256.00
Opening date: December 18, 2020
Closing Date: February 18, 2021
Available to : General Public
Type of Appoiment: Teaching
Point of Contact: Sra. Madelyn Ríos Rivera, MBA
 Email: n/a
 Tel: 787-832-4040 ext. 3159 y/o 3045
Location of Position: Department of Biology

Minimum Requirements
Doctoral degree in Microbiology from an accredited institution or completion of all requirements by date of hire. Must demonstrate the potential for excellence in teaching and research. Effective oral and written communication skills in Spanish or English. Bilingual candidates are preferred.


The selected candidate will teach undergraduate and graduate courses according to departmental needs. Courses could include, but are not limited to: General Microbiology, Industrial Microbiology, Clinical Microbiology, and Food Microbiology. The candidate should design and develop new courses in the area of expertise or adopt previously created ones that are not currently offered. Other responsibilities include coordinating teaching laboratories, attending faculty and departmental meetings, active participation in departmental committees, and developing a successful, externally funded research program in the required area of expertise. External funds, when obtained, will allow eligibility for release time during the academic year to a maximum of half the teaching load (6 cr./hrs. out of a minimum of 12 credits per semester). Furthermore, since our Institutional mission is education, research, and service, faculty are expected to publish and present the research work in conferences and peer-reviewed journals, mentor undergraduate and graduate students, participate in faculty committees, professional and community service, and collaborate with institutional activities.


Interested candidates must send (only by e-mail) the following documents: a cover letter, Curriculum Vitae, research dossier and teaching interests, and three (3) letters of reference on or before February 18, 2021 to For further information, please contact:

Prof. Ana V. Vélez Díaz

University of Puerto Rico, Mayagüez Campus

Department of Biology

Call Box 9000

Mayagüez, Puerto Rico 00681-9000

Phone (787) 832-4040 ext. 3837


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Submitted CEE-SA-2020-3873

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