Graduate Positions: University of Texas Arlington

The Department of Biology at the University of Texas at Arlington ( invites applications for our PhD program beginning in Fall 2018.  Ph.D. students are awarded competitive stipends, tuition remission, and health benefits.  Research in the department includes a wide range of topics in ecology, evolution, genomics, microbiology, immunology, and cell and developmental biology.

For general inquiries about the program, please contact our graduate advisors: Shawn Christensen ( or Woo-Suk Chang (  For more specific questions about research directions, please contact potential advisers directly using the contact information on their webpages (

We will start reviewing applications on December 15th 2017. The on-line application process requires submission of the formal graduate school application, transcripts, GRE scores (general test required), three letters of reference, and, for non-native speakers of English, TOEFL or IELTS scores. Applications can be submitted via the following link:=20

The Department and University have numerous resources including state-

of-the-art labs, an Animal Care Facility, a Genomics Core Facility, a Center for Human Genomics, and the newly established Shimadzu Institute for Research Technologies =96 a major partnership between UT Arlington and Shimadzu Scientific Instruments that offers extensive resources for imaging, proteomics and analytical chemistry. The Department also benefits from access to core UT-system genomics and computational resources at UT Southwestern Medical Center and the Texas Advanced Computing Center (TACC) =96 one of the leading advanced computing centers in the U.S.

Arlington is a city of approximately 365,000 and is conveniently located in the center of the Dallas-Fort Worth Metroplex. Within a 25-mile radius of the center of Arlington is a workforce of over two million people. The city has 82 public parks, including River Legacy Parks, a 1,300-acre oasis on the Trinity River in the heart of north Arlington. Arlington is the home of the Dallas Cowboys Stadium, the Texas Rangers Ballpark, and Six Flags Over Texas. Cost of living is relatively low for a major metropolitan area. The Dallas-Fort Worth International Airport is the fourth largest airport in the U.S. More information on the city of Arlington can be found at