Career Opportunities

Title: Director and Professor
Position Type: Tenure-Track Professor
Institution: Michigan State University
Department: W.K. Kellogg Biological Station
City: Hickory Corners, MI, USA

General Information: Michigan State University seeks a director for the W. K. Kellogg Biological Station (KBS) to provide leadership and promote a creative environment that fosters innovation and excellence in the Station's research, education, and outreach programs in ecology, evolution, agriculture, and conservation biology. This is an annual-year (12-month) full-time academic appointment based at KBS at the level of Full Professor, with a tenure appointment in a campus department appropriate to the candidate's expertise. The position is expected to be filled beginning August 2018.

KBS is one of the world’s leading biological field stations, and is located in southwest Michigan, 65 miles southwest of the MSU main campus in East Lansing. The Station includes 13 resident faculty, ~30 graduate students, postdoctoral scholars, and academic specialists. KBS programs are fully integrated into the academic and outreach programs of MSU. All faculty hold academic appointments in departments on the MSU campus, and they participate in campus teaching and departmental and interdepartmental graduate programs. KBS comprises over 1300 hectares of natural and managed, aquatic and terrestrial habitats, as well as modern research laboratories. In addition to the academic personnel, KBS includes the Kellogg Farm, Bird Sanctuary, and Conference Center. Additional information about KBS can be found at

Qualifications: Candidates should have a PhD and demonstrated potential to lead and manage a dynamic program of interdisciplinary research, education, and outreach, a record of research excellence in any area of ecology, evolution, agriculture, or conservation biology, and strong interpersonal skills. The position carries minimally a 60% administrative assignment; the remainder of the appointment can be split among research, teaching, and outreach. Continuation of an active research program is encouraged and will be supported.

Responsibilities: The KBS Director reports to the deans of the College of Agriculture and Natural Resources (lead college) and the College of Natural Science at MSU. The Director oversees the research and education programs at KBS and coordinates these programs with campus departments. The Director also leads major development efforts in support of KBS programs, and is responsible for promoting KBS to local, regional, national, and international organizations.

Instructions: Applicants for the position of Director should submit 1) a CV and 2) a cover letter describing your interest in the position with an emphasis on your leadership experience and philosophical approaches to faculty development, student success, and achieving a culture of diversity and inclusion. At the end of the cover letter, please include names and contact information for three (3) references who are familiar with your work and leadership experience. Letters are not initially required, but these individuals may be approached for additional information only after obtaining the applicant's permission to do so. Applications should be submitted on line at (posting #453174).

Contact: Danny Schnell,
Web Link:
Review Starts: 09/15/17
Application Closes: 09/15/17


Title: Computational Evolutionary Biology
Position Type: Tenure-Track Assistant Professor
Institution: San Diego State University
Department: Biology
San Diego,  CA USA

Genera Information: THE DEPARTMENT OF BIOLOGY AT SAN DIEGO STATE UNIVERSITY invites applications for a tenure-track faculty position in COMPUTATIONAL EVOLUTIONARY BIOLOGY at the Assistant Professor level. We are seeking a candidate whose research program centers around the use and development of modern computational methods to answer fundamental questions in evolutionary biology. Specific areas of research interest might include, but are not limited to: patterns/processes of species diversification, biogeography and macroecology, phenomics (large-scale phenotypic analysis), phylogenomics and population genomics, and comparative genomicsor transcriptomics. We expect to hire a candidate who creatively bridges evolution and other fields of biology, with a demonstrated strength in organismal biology.

Qualifications: Candidates should have a Ph.D. in Evolutionary Biology or a related field, relevant post-doctoral experience, and a strong record of research accomplishments and funding. The successful candidate should also display a commitment to undergraduate and graduate teaching.

Responsibilities: Teaching responsibilities will include participation in undergraduate biology courses, and additional graduate courses in the candidate's areas of expertise. The successful candidate will participate in the MS and Ph.D. programs in Evolutionary Biology and may also participate in the department’s MS and Ph.D.programs in Cell and Molecular Biology, and Ecology. Preference will be given to candidates that can and wish to train graduate students in more than one graduate program.

Instructions: Apply via Interfolio. Review of applications will begin September 15, 2017, and will continue until the position is filled. Incomplete applications are not guaranteed full consideration.

ContactN: Patti Swinford
WebLink<wbr />43326
Reviews Start:  09/15/2017
Apps Close: 10/30/2017

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