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Faculty:

Prospective Faculty

We appreciate for your interest in The University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center UTHealth Graduate School of Biomedical Sciences (GSBS). Our goal is to offer outstanding research training to an excellent, diverse student body, to support the highly competitive research programs of our Faculty, and to graduate future leaders in the biomedical sciences.


We welcome applications from individuals who are committed to graduate education and have the interest and time to devote to GSBS activities. GSBS has two main types of faculty appointment, Regular and Associate, which is our core faculty and these members are expected to participate in GSBS educational activities in a significant, meaningful way.

Individuals who wish to participate in a limited capacity (i.e., serve on student committees or lecture in GSBS courses) are also welcome. More specific information about appointments may be found below. It is not necessary to apply for the non-member faculty option.

If you are unsure which type of membership would be best for you, email gsbs.faculty.affairs@uth.tmc.edu.

If you would like to apply for Regular or Associate Membership please review the information in each of the tabs below.

The schedule for upcoming Membership Committee meetings is listed below. Applications and supporting documents must be received at least 10 days before the meeting date to allow adequate time for processing and review by the Committee.  Deadlines are strictly enforced. 

Application Deadline Date of Committee Meeting
November 17, 2021 December 2. 2021
January 19, 2022 February 3, 2022
March 23, 2022 April 7, 2022
May 18, 2022 June 2, 2022
July 20, 2022 August 4, 2022
  • Submission Deadlines

    The schedule for upcoming Membership Committee meetings is listed below. Applications and supporting documents must be received at least 10 days before the meeting date to allow adequate time for processing and review by the Committee.  Deadlines are strictly enforced. 

    Application Deadline Date of Committee Meeting
    November 17, 2021 December 2. 2021
    January 19, 2022 February 3, 2022
    March 23, 2022 April 7, 2022
    May 18, 2022 June 2, 2022
    July 20, 2022 August 4, 2022
  • Faculty Application Checklist

     Faculty Application Checklist

    (All materials should be sent electronically to GSBS.Faculty.Affairs@uth.tmc.edu.)

    1. Completed Application Form

    2. Completed Additional Information Requested by GSBS Form

    3. Two letters of support from GSBS faculty members who have agreed to sponsor the candidate and been asked by the candidate to write letters on his/her behalf

    • Sponsors may send e-mails directly to Kristina or give their letters to the candidate to submit along with the application materials

    • The candidate’s chair may serve as one of the sponsors although that is not required

    4. Curriculum vitae

    5. Biosketch (no special format is required although normally the NIH format is used)

    6. Digital photograph (ideally, your faculty photograph taken by your primary institution -- if you don’t have one, we’d like to have a high resolution digital photo that meets these specifications: .jpg format, at least 24 bit color, 1200 x 1800 pixels in size at 300 dpi)

    7. Research description (in Word format -- not a PDF)

    A description of your research is required. PhD students are required to complete three 10-week tutorials in three different labs; those experiences help them choose their advisors.  Tutorials may be offered by Regular Members; Associate Members are not eligible to offer tutorials. Your research description will be part of your faculty profile on the GSBS website.  

    The format for research descriptions is as follows:

    • A brief (~250 words) paragraph to describe your overall research program

    • In your paragraph, be sure to include key words and phrases that would help students identify you when they’re searching for faculty in whose research they’re interested 

    • Give examples of the types of projects students might work on and what they could learn while doing a tutorial in your laboratory (only for Regular Members)   

    • Consider your audience: your profile will be read by students looking for advisors

    • It will also include links to:

      • Your PubMed list of publications - please provide your PubMed bibliography link for your page
      • Additional sites of your choice (e.g. your lab website, your Program faculty page, your institutional faculty page, etc.)

    If you have any questions - contact GSBS.Faculty.Affairs@uth.tmc.edu.

  • Types of GSBS Faculty Appointments
    Category Requirement/Description Privileges Application requirement Term of appointment
    Regular* Primary faculty appointment at UTHealth, MD Anderson Cancer Center, or Texas A&M IBT Full Must complete application form and be approved by the Membership Committee 5 years, with reappointment review every 5 years**
    Associate Primary faculty appointment at UTHealth, MD Anderson Cancer Center, or Texas A&M IBT Full, except may not supervise PhD students or offer tutorial rotations Must complete application form and be approved by the Membership Committee 5 years, with reappointment review every 5 years**
    Non-member Faculty Individual is outside the GSBS faculty - usually has faculty appointment at another educational institution Serves on student committees, upon request and/or lectures in GSBS courses No application required- biographical sketch must be approved by the Academic Standards Committee for faculty to serve on student committees As long as individual serves on GSBS student committee(s) or Semester in which the course is taught

    * A Regular Member is expected to have an active, independent research program, peer-reviewed research support appropriate for the faculty member's discipline, and have a tenure-track faculty position. The funding requirement may be waived for the initial appointment of beginning Assistant Professors if start-up funds are available, but reappointment to the Faculty will require independent, peer-reviewed support.

    ** In addition to the 5-year reappointment review, all faculty who have been members for more than three years are reviewed annually to ensure that they are actively involved in GSBS educational activities.

  • Additional Resources

    Background information about GSBS- Learn more about what it means to become a GSBS Faculty member in our information guide for prospective faculty.

    GSBS Core Tenets of Graduate Training- Read about the commitments that each of our students and faculty mentors promise to uphold during their time at  GSBS.

Questions?


For Faculty-related information, please contact GSBS Faculty Affairs