Career Opportunities

Title: Tenure track Assistant Professor position in Quantitative Ecology or Evolution of Microbes
Position Type: Tenure-Track Assistant Professor
Institution: University of California, Los Angeles
Department: Ecology and Evolutionary Biology
Field: Evolution of Microbes
City: Los Angeles, CA, USA

General Information: The Department of Ecology and Evolutionary Biology and the new Institute for Quantitative and Computational Biosciences (QCBio) at the University of California, Los Angeles are searching for a joint faculty appointment at the level of Assistant Professor.

UCLA boasts thriving research communities in ecology and evolutionary biology, as well as in genomics, bioinformatics, mathematical modeling and computational systems biology. There is a strong and growing community of microbiology and microbiome researchers on campus (http://www.microbiome.ucla.edu/), and excellent opportunities to interface with biomedical or environmental science programs. UCLA has outstanding resources, including the UC Natural Reserve System, the NSF Institute of Pure and Applied Mathematics, the Institute of the Environment and Sustainability, the Molecular Biology Institute, the David Geffen School of Medicine and the Fielding School of Public Health. This joint position will support the new faculty member to contribute to educational programs at the undergraduate and graduate level associated with the missions of QCBio and the Department of Ecology and Evolutionary Biology.

Qualifications: We seek quantitative and computational biologists who study the ecology or evolution of microbes, at the level of populations or communities, including microbiomes, free-living microbes, microbial symbionts and pathogens. The competitive applicant will apply fundamental principles of ecology or evolutionary biology, in conjunction with quantitative approaches, to understand the dynamics of microbial systems. Research on naturally-occurring (terrestrial, aquatic or marine) or laboratory systems will be considered, and research with implications for health is welcome but not essential. Quantitative empirical approaches (including experiments) and use of cutting edge technologies are encouraged, as is potential to synergize with UCLA’s strong biomedical research community via connections across disciplines and spatial scales.

Responsibilities: See ad for more details: http://apptrkr.com/1079390

Instructions: Review of applications will begin on October 30, 2017 and continue until the position is filled. Applicants should submit materials online through http://apptrkr.com/1079390 Please include (1) a cover letter, (2) CV, (3) research statement covering both past accomplishments and future plans, (4) teaching statement, (5) statement on contributions to equity, diversity, and inclusion, (6) 2-3 significant and relevant publications, and (7) names and contact information for at least three references. Candidates must have a PhD within the field of Biology, Microbiology, Computational Sciences or other relevant discipline and an established track record of productivity and innovative research in microbial ecology and/or evolution, and should convey their commitment to excellence in research, teaching, mentoring, and contributions to diversity. Questions regarding the position should be sent to Jamie Lloyd-Smith (jlloydsmith@ucla.edu).

As a campus with a diverse student body, we encourage applications from women, minorities, and individuals with a history of mentoring under-represented minorities in the sciences. UCLA has programs to assist in partner employment, childcare, schooling and other family concerns. For additional information, visit the UCLA Academic Personnel Office website (https://www.apo.ucla.edu/) or the UC Office of the President’s website (http://www.ucop.edu/).

The University of California is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, age or protected veteran status. For the complete University of California nondiscrimination and affirmative action policy, see: UC Nondiscrimination & Affirmative Action Policy (http://policy.ucop.edu/doc/4000376/NondiscrimAffirmAct).

Contact: Jamie Lloyd-Smith, jlloydsmith@ucla.edu
Web Link: http://apptrkr.com/1079390
Review Starts: 9/6/2017
Application Closes: 10/6/2017

 

 

Title: Tenure-Track Professor
Position Type: Tenure-Track Professor
Institution: Harvard
Department: Department of Human Evolutionary Biology
Field: evolutionary biology
City: Cambridge, MA, USA

General Information: The Department of Human Evolutionary Biology seeks to appoint a tenure-track professor in the field of human or primate behavior from the perspectives of behavioral ecology, life-history, or physiology. The appointment is expected to begin on July 1, 2018. The appointee will teach and advise at the undergraduate and graduate levels. The department values diversity among its faculty, and we are committed to building a culturally diverse intellectual community. We particularly encourage applications from historically underrepresented groups, including women and minorities.

Qualifications:

Basic Qualifications: Candidates are required to have a doctorate or terminal degree by the time the appointment begins.

Additional Qualifications: Demonstrated strong commitment to teaching and research is desired.

Special Instructions: We will evaluate applications beginning October 15, 2017, and will conclude when the position is filled.

Harvard is an equal opportunity employer and all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability status, protected veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by law.

Responsibilities: The appointee will teach and advise at the undergraduate and graduate levels.

Instructions: Please submit the following materials through the ARIeS portal

(http://academicpositions.harvard.edu/postings/7804).

  1.   Cover letter
  2.   Curriculum Vitae
  3.   Teaching statement (describing teaching approach and philosophy)
  4.   Research statement
  5.   Names and contact information of 3-5 referees, who will be asked by a system-generated email to upload a letter of recommendation once the candidate’s application has been submitted. Three letters of recommendation are required, and the application is considered complete only when at least three letters have been received.

Contact: Meg, mlynch@fas.harvard.edu

Web Link: http://academicpositions.harvard.edu/postings/7804

Review Starts: 10/15/2017

Application Closes: 10/15/2017

 

 

Title: Assistant Professor of Terrestrial Vertebrate Biology
Position Type: Tenure-Track Assistant Professor
Institution: California State University Long Beach
Department: Biological Sciences
Field: Terrestrial Vertebrate Biology
City: Long Beach, CA, USA

General Information: The Department of Biological Sciences at California State University Long Beach is looking to hire a Terrestrial Vertebrate Biologist, with a preference for someone with expertise in ornithology or herpetology. All areas of ecology and evolutionary biology are welcome, and we are especially interested in candidates with strong quantitative skills that can participate in teaching courses in statistics.

Recruitment #2492
Position: Assistant Professor of Terrestrial
Vertebrate Biology
Effective Date: August 20, 2018 (Fall Semester)
Salary Range: Commensurate with qualifications and experience

Qualifications: Ph.D. in the Biological Sciences with training and postdoctoral research experience in Terrestrial Vertebrate Biology (including evolutionary biology); A record of research productivity; Demonstrated ability to seek external research funding; Demonstrated potential for effective teaching in vertebrate biology; Demonstrated commitment to working successfully with a diverse student population.

Desired/Preferred Qualifications: A strong field-based research program that includes a cutting-edge technological or quantitative component; At least one year of postdoctoral experience; A record of extramural research support; Demonstrated potential for effective teaching of courses in ornithology or herpetology as well as vertebrate zoology and statistics; Demonstrated interest in increasing the participation of underrepresented students in STEM fields.

Responsibilities: Teach courses in organismal and quantitative biology and the undergraduate and graduate biology core curricula; Develop and sustain an independent, externally funded research program in Vertebrate Biology that involves undergraduate and graduate (M.S.)
Students; Participate in service to the department, college, university, and community.

CSULB seeks to recruit faculty who enthusiastically support the University’s strong commitment to the academic success of all of our students, including students of color, students with disabilities, students who are first generation to college, veterans, students with diverse socio-economic backgrounds, and students of diverse sexual orientations and gender expressions.  CSULB seeks to recruit and retain a diverse workforce as a reflection of our commitment to serve the People of California, to maintain the excellence of the University, and to offer our students a rich variety of expertise, perspectives, and ways of knowing and learning.

Instructions: Required Documentation:

  • A Student Success Statement about your teaching or other experiences, successes, and challenges in working with a diverse student population (approximately one page, single-spaced)
  • Letter of application addressing the minimum and desired/preferred qualifications
  • CV (including current email address)
  • Three confidential letters of recommendation submitted directly by references to VertBioSearch@csulb.edu
  • Copy of transcript from institution awarding highest degree
  • Reprints of up to three representative publications
  • A statement of research interests
  • A statement of teaching philosophy

Finalists will also be required to submit a signed SC-1 form and an official transcript.

Application submission as a single PDF to: VertBioSearch@csulb.edu is preferred.  

Requests for information should be addressed to:

Dr. Dessie Underwood, Search Committee Co-Chair
California State University, Long Beach
Department of Biological Sciences
1250 Bellflower Boulevard
Long Beach, CA 90840-9502

(562) 985-4807 or E-Mail: VertBioSearch@csulb.edu

Compensation: Commensurate with qualifications and experience
Contact: Ted Stankowich, theodore.stankowich@csulb.edu
Web Link: http://web.csulb.edu/divisions/aa/personnel/jobs/posting/2492/index.html
Review Starts: 10/16/2017
Application Closes: open until filled

 

 

Title: Assistant Professor of Biology
Position Type: Tenure-Track Assistant Professor
Institution: Oxford College of Emory University
Department: Biology
Field: molecular biology & evolution
City: Oxford, GA, USA

General Information: Located 36 miles east of Atlanta on Emory’s original campus in Oxford,
Georgia, Oxford College invites applications for an Assistant Professor of Biology, Tenure- track, to begin August 2018.  Oxford has a new, state-of-the-art science facility (opened 2016) designed to promote student-faculty collaboration, scholarship, and innovative teaching in STEM.One of Emory University's four schools partnering in undergraduate education, Oxford College provides 950 first- and second-year students of high academic profile an intensive liberal-arts program for the first two years of their Emory bachelor’s degree.  We are interested in candidates with a commitment to working with a remarkably diverse student body in an inclusive learning community. Applications from women and historically underrepresented minorities are particularly welcome.

Qualifications: A PhD in Biology or a sub-discipline with experience or advanced training in cellular and molecular biology is required. Candidates with background in evolutionary Biology and experience in inquiry-based teaching and student-centered learning are particularly encouraged to apply.

Responsibilities: Responsibilities include teaching lecture and laboratory courses in introductory Biology for majors and non-majors, and developing an upper-level Biology course. The successful candidate will work with Biology faculty in using recommendations of Vision and Change and PULSE as guiding principles in department practices.

Instructions: Interested candidates should submit a cover letter, CV, statement of teaching philosophy, transcripts, and three letters of recommendation to this link: http://apply.interfolio.com/43879. The cover letter should address the candidate's qualifications for the position as well as their interest in working at a liberal arts college. Evaluation of candidates will begin October 2, 2017. To apply for this position, follow this link: http://apply.interfolio.com/43879

For more information about Oxford College and for a full listing of open positions, visit http://oxford.emory.edu/hiring .

EEO/AA/Individuals with Disabilities/Veteran Employer

Contact: Eloise Carter, ecarter@emory.edu
Web Link:  http://apply.interfolio.com/43879
Review Starts: 10/02/17
Application Closes: 12/05/17

 

 

Title: Professor and Department Head of Biological Sciences
Position Type: Tenure-Track Professor
Institution: Virginia Tech
Department: Department of Biological Sciences
Field: Biological Sciences
City: Blacksburg, VA, USA

General Information: The Department of Biological Sciences, in the College of Science at Virginia Tech, invites applications from visionary, creative, and energetic leaders for the position of Department Head. We combine an international reputation for excellence in research with a substantial teaching mission. The department currently includes 47 tenure-track faculty members, two professors of practice, eight instructors, 25 support staff, and 23 research scientists, as well as more than 80 graduate students and 1300 undergraduate students. We are a diverse department with research groups in (1) ecology, evolution and behavior, (2) microbiology and immunology, and (3) molecular, cellular, developmental, and computational biology (http://www.biol.vt.edu). We play a central role in interdisciplinary research on campus, which includes engagement in Centers and Institutes such as the Global Change Center and Fralin Life Sciences Institute, and nine out of Virginia Tech’s 14 Interdisciplinary Graduate Education Programs. Several faculty are associated with the Virginia Tech Carilion Research Institute, located adjacent to the VTC School of Medicine in Roanoke, Virginia.  

Qualifications: Potential candidates must have a Ph.D. in Biological Sciences or closely related
fields, demonstrated administrative and programmatic leadership experience, a broad understanding of the life sciences and interdisciplinary research, and exceptional professional achievements as evidenced by outstanding publications and sustained extramural funding. We seek a leader with vision, an open and inclusive management style, and the ability to communicate effectively across disciplines and at all levels within the university. The appointment will be at the level of tenured Full Professor.

Responsibilities: The successful applicant will advocate for the research, teaching and service missions of the department at the local, national, and international level, and will focus on achieving strategic goals within the department, college and university. She or he will foster the health and growth of the department, provide mentorship and professional guidance for existing faculty, and promote diversity and inclusion.

Instructions: Interested candidates should submit a current CV, a letter of interest (maximum
3 pages) that describes research interests, relevant experience and leadership style, and a
list of three professional references upon applying through www.jobs.vt.edu posting number
TR0170112 or via the link: https://listings.jobs.vt.edu/postings/79650. Review of applications will begin on October 31, 2017 and will continue until the position is filled. Please address inquiries to Professor Jeffrey Walters, Search Chair (jrwalt@vt.edu; Department of Biological Sciences, Virginia Tech, Blacksburg, VA 24061, USA; 540-231-3847). If you are an individual with a disability and desire an accommodation, please contact Ms. Dreama Price (dreama@vt.edu). Virginia Tech does not discriminate against employees, students, or applicants on the basis of age, color, disability, gender, national origin, political affiliation, race, religion, sexual orientation, genetic information, veteran status, or any other basis protected by law. Building on its motto of Ut Prosim (that I may serve), Virginia Tech is dedicated to Inclusive serving in the spirit of community, diversity, and excellence.  Virginia Tech actively seeks a broad spectrum of candidates to join our community in preparing leaders for the world.

Compensation: N/A
Contact: Dr. Jeffrey Walters, jrwalt@vt.edu
Web Link: https://listings.jobs.vt.edu/postings/79650
Review Starts: 10/31/17
Application Closes: 1/31/18

 

 

Title: Assistant Professor/Curator, Vertebrate Evolutionary Biology
Institution: University of California, Berkeley
Department: Integrative Biology
Field: Vertebrate Evolutionary Biology
City: Berkeley, CA, USA

General Information: The Department of Integrative Biology and the Museum of Vertebrate Zoology at the University of California, Berkeley invite applications for a full time (50% IB, 50% MVZ) tenure-track position in vertebrate evolutionary biology at the Assistant Professor/Assistant Curator level. Potential start date is July 1, 2018. The Museum of Vertebrate Zoology is a world-renowned institution dedicated to understanding the ecology, evolution, and organismal biology of vertebrates using field studies, museum collections, and laboratory research.

Qualifications: Applicants with an exceptional research record in any area of vertebrate biology are encouraged to apply. The Museum and Department are interested in candidates who will contribute to diversity and equal opportunity in higher education through their teaching, research, and service. Applicants must have completed all Ph.D. or equivalent degree requirements except the dissertation at the time of application.

Additional Qualifications: Demonstrated excellence, originality, and productivity in research, and interest in undergraduate and graduate teaching as well as public outreach. Applicants must have a Ph.D. or equivalent degree by the start date of the position.

Preferred Qualifications: Expertise in collections-based research and field studies.

Responsibilities: We seek exceptional candidates working in any area of vertebrate biology, and on any vertebrate group, whose work emphasizes collection or field based studies within a comparative context. Possible research areas include (but are not limited to) phylogenetics, biogeography, adaptation, speciation, ecological and evolutionary genetics, genomics, behavior, population dynamics, physiology, comparative morphology, and developmental biology. Candidates will be expected to maintain an active field program and to contribute to building and utilizing museum collections, facilitating ongoing MVZ programs of research and education. Candidates will also be expected to contribute to teaching in the undergraduate and graduate curriculum of the Department of Integrative Biology.

Instructions: Applications must be received by December 1, 2017. To apply, please go to the following link: http://apptrkr.com/1078575
Please direct all questions to Integrative Biology Academic Personnel ib_recruit@berkeley.edu.

Applicants should include the following required documents:

  • Cover Letter
  • Curriculum Vitae
  • Brief Description of Research Accomplishments
  • Statement of Research Objectives
  • Statement of Curatorial Experience and Interest in Museum-Based Research
  • Statement of Teaching Interests
  • Statement of Contributions to Diversity
  • Statement addressing past and/or potential contributions to diversity through research, teaching, and/or service.
  • List of Publications
  • Significant Publication #1
  • Significant Publication #2
  • Significant Publication #3
  • Large Publication File (Optional) In case file needs to be split
  • Large Publication File (Optional) In case file needs to be split
  • Large Publication File (Optional) In case file needs to be split

Applicants should arrange to have three letters of reference submitted online. All letters will be
treated as confidential per University of California policy and California state law. Please refer potential referees, including when letters are produced via a third party (i.e. dossier service or career center), to the UC Berkeley statement of confidentiality (http://apo.berkeley.edu/evalltr.html) prior to submitting their letters.

The Department of Integrative Biology and the Museum of Vertebrate Zoology, UC Berkeley, are
committed to addressing the family needs of faculty, including dual career couples and single parents. For information about potential relocation to Berkeley, or career needs of accompanying partners and spouses, please visit: http://ofew.berkeley.edu/new-faculty.

The University of California is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, age or protected veteran status. For the complete University of California nondiscrimination and affirmative action policy see: http://policy.ucop.edu/doc/4000376/NondiscrimAffirmAct

Contact: Human Resources
Contact email: ib_recruit@berkeley.edu
Web Link: http://apptrkr.com/1078575
Review Starts: 9/8/2017
Application Closes: 12/1/2017

 

 

Title: Assistant Professor of Biology
Position Type: Tenure-Track Assistant Professor
Institution: Centre College
Department: Biology
City: Danville, KY, USA

General Information: Centre College invites applications for a tenure-track position in biology at the rank of Assistant Professor to start in August 2018. The Biology program seeks a teacher-scholar who will enhance the learning and teaching environment at Centre College with their lived experience, ideas, perspectives, and scholarship.


Centre College is committed to an environment that welcomes and supports diversity.   Centre strives to create an environment where differences are celebrated rather than discouraged, where individuals have the opportunity to exchange ideas and share in the richness of mutual experiences.   Please view the Statement of Community.  Centre College, a highly selective liberal arts college of about 1,450 students, has one of the nation’s premier study abroad programs and is ranked among the top fifty National Liberal Arts Colleges by U.S. News & World Report. Classes are small and academic standards are high.  Centre graduates enjoy extraordinary success, with entrance to top graduate and professional schools, prestigious fellowships for further study abroad, and rewarding jobs. The College is located in Danville, Kentucky, a town of 18,000 recognized for its high quality of life. It is within easy driving distance of Lexington, Louisville, and Cincinnati. Centre College is committed to an environment that welcomes and supports diversity. For information concerning the college, visit our web site at www.centre.edu.

Qualifications: The successful applicant will have a Ph.D. in the biological sciences or related field and must demonstrate a commitment to excellence in teaching and scholarship at a nationally-ranked liberal arts college. Collaborative research with undergraduates is expected and supported. The program strongly encourages applications from candidates who have experience teaching and mentoring a diverse student body with regard to race, ethnicity, socioeconomic status, gender, nationality, sexual orientation, and religion.

Responsibilities: We are looking for a candidate with expertise in genetics who can teach an introductory genetics course and its associated lab. The successful candidate will also contribute to teaching introductory biology and senior seminar. Other teaching opportunities include additional classes in the candidate’s area(s) of interest, a first-year studies course, and a natural sciences course (for non-science majors).

Instructions: To apply, please go to http://apply.interfolio.com/44117 to submit a letter of application that includes your cover letter, CV, transcripts, three letters of recommendation, teaching philosophy, research interests and a statement that explains the importance of diversity and inclusion and how you would contribute to and/or address issues of diversity and inclusion at Centre.  Review of applications will begin September 25, 2017.  Centre College is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

Contact: Kathy Butterfield, kathy.butterfield@centre.edu
Web Link: http://apply.interfolio.com/44117
Review Starts: 09/25/17
Application Closes: 09/30/17

 

 

Title: Professor
Position Type: Tenure-Track Assistant Professor
Institution: Saint Anselm College
Department: Biology
Field: Animal Physiology
City: Manchester, New Hampshire, USA

General Information: The Department of Biology at Saint Anselm College, a Roman Catholic undergraduate liberal arts college in the Benedictine tradition in Manchester, NH invites applications for a tenure-track faculty position to begin August, 2018.  Founded in 1889, Saint Anselm College is a Catholic, liberal arts college in the Benedictine tradition.  The community includes approximately 2,000 students, 150 full-time faculty members and 380 full-time staff in addition to the monks of Saint Anselm Abbey.

Qualifications: A Ph.D. in Biology or a related field is required. Candidates should demonstrate a strong commitment to excellence in teaching at the undergraduate level as well as scholarly research. Teaching experience at the undergraduate level is preferred.

Responsibilities: The successful candidate will have a background in animal physiology and teach both lecture and labs in Human Anatomy and Physiology, Animal Physiology and other courses as needed.  Candidates will have the opportunity to mentor undergraduate research.  The position also includes training and working with laboratory staff.  

Instructions: Submit a letter of interest, curriculum vitae, evidence of teaching ability and research potential (samples of scholarship, articles or conference papers) and academic transcripts to the attention of Dr. William Ryerson, Search Committee Chair, Biology Department, via the college website at www.anselm.edu/hr.  Three letters of recommendation are required and should be submitted in PDF format via email to the department faculty assistant, Sandra Provencher, at sprovencher@anselm.edu.   Applications should be received by December 1, 2017 for full consideration.

Contact: Dr. William Ryerson, wryerson@anselm.edu
Web Link: www.anselm.edu/hr
Review Starts: 12/01/2017
Application Closes: 12/01/2017

 

 

Title: Assistant Professor/Curator
Position Type: Tenure-Track Assistant Professor
Institution: University of Oklahoma
Department: Biology/Sam Noble Museum
Field: Genomic Ichthyologist
City: Norman, OK, USA

General Information: We seek a creative, collaborative thinker with a collection-based research program involving molecular approaches to studying fish systems. We are especially interested in candidates who use genomic tools and data sets in combination with innovative computational, ecological, behavioral and/or comparative approaches to address important biological questions ranging from the origin and maintenance of organismal diversity, adaptation to changing environments, evolution, conservation, and human health and disease. Areas of research interests include, but are not limited to: comparative genomics, landscape/population genetics, geographical ecology, global change biology, evolutionary genetics, and mechanisms of evolution.

The Sam Noble Museum is an organized research unit of the University of Oklahoma and is one of the finest university museums in the world. The museum has an outstanding curatorial, collections, education, exhibits, and support staff that serves the museum’s mission from research to preservation to education at all levels. The Department of Biology is a leading academic department with a tradition of excellence in organismal biology. It is home to 20 of the 44 faculty in the University's graduate program in Ecology and Evolutionary Biology, and it is currently in the process of hiring several new faculty in the next two to three years to expand on its strengths in biology of behavior.

Qualifications: Preference will be given to biologists with a documented record of collections-based research in natural history, including field experience and a broad taxonomic understanding of fishes, who also clearly demonstrate cross-disciplinary research programs.

A Ph.D., teaching experience, and field and museum research experience in ichthyology are required.

Responsibilities: The successful candidate will be expected to: (1) develop and maintain an innovative, extramurally-funded research program in fish systems; (2) oversee care and obtain support for a collection of about 1 million specimens by maintaining records, identifying and cataloging specimens, supervising preparators and assistants, expanding and preserving the collections, and developing long-range plans for collection maintenance and development; (3) contribute to museum public exhibit development and support; (4) develop and contribute to museum-related outreach activities; and (5) contribute to undergraduate and graduate teaching, including instruction of one course per year (one-half the regular department teaching load) in ichthyology, animal behavior, biogeography, genetics, evolution, comparative anatomy, ecological modeling, or bioinformatics. A full-time Collection Manager is funded in this collection.

Instructions: Submit a cover letter, curriculum vitae, summary of experience and goals (including teaching, research, and curation), representative pdf reprint examples, and three confidential letters of reference using at http://apply.interfolio.com/43857.

Visit us at http://snomnh.ou.edu and http://biology.ou.edu.

Formal application review will begin 11 October 2017 and continue until the position is filled.

Compensation: Competitive salary and start-up
Contact: Cameron Siler, camsiler@ou.edu
Web Link: http://apply.interfolio.com/43857
Review Starts: 10/11/17
Application Closes: Open until the position is filled.

 

 

Title: Assistant Professor of Paleobiology
Position Type: Tenure-Track Assistant Professor
Institution: Baylor University
Department: Department of Geosciences
Field: Paleobiology
City: Waco, TX, USA

General Information: The Department of Geosciences at Baylor University seeks a dynamic scholar for a tenure-track Assistant Professor faculty position in Paleobiology with an open start date beginning in August 2018.

Qualifications: The Baylor University Department of Geosciences (http://www.baylor.edu/Geology/) seeks a dynamic scholar to fill this position beginning August,  2018.  Candidates should have a Ph.D. in Paleobiology, Paleontology, Geology, Ecology and Evolutionary Biology, or a closely related discipline. We seek an individual with a research focus in aspects of biological paleontology such as invertebrate paleontology, vertebrate paleontology, ichnology, palynology, micropaleontology, paleoecology, paleoegeography, molecular paleontology, taphonomy, phylogeny, systematics macroevolution, functional morphology, and other biological and paleobiological processes and patterns. Regardless of research focus area, enthusiasm for interdisciplinary research and cultivation of new collaborations is essential to this position.

Responsibilities: The successful candidate will contribute to the undergraduate curriculum by teaching courses in historical geology and invertebrate paleontology and to the graduate programs (MS and PhD) in Geosciences by teaching graduate courses and seminar in his/her areas of specialization, establish and participate in externally-funded research, and successfully mentor M.S. and Ph.D. candidates to graduation. The Department currently consists of 18 tenured and tenure-track geoscientists, and has considerable analytical and computing facilities with equipment including Stable Isotope, Gas Chromatograph, Nuclear Magnetic Resonance, FTIR, and Raman Spectrometers. Additionally, shared Mass Spectrometry, Molecular Biosciences, and Microscopy and Imaging Centers are available. Research space is available in the 500,000 ft2 “state-of-the-art” Baylor Sciences Building.

Instructions: The application package for this position should include a cover letter, current curriculum vitae, official transcripts, reprints of three peer-reviewed publications, separate statements of your research plan and teaching philosophy, and the names and contact information of three references. The application package should be submitted to:

Dr. Daniel Peppe, Search Committee Chair
Department of Geosciences
Baylor University
One Bear Place #97354
Waco, TX 76798-7354 USA

Materials may be submitted electronically to daniel_peppe@baylor.edu.

Applications will be reviewed beginning 11/01/2017 and will be accepted until the position is filled. To ensure full consideration, complete applications must be submitted by 11/17/2017.

Compensation: Commensurate with experience and qualifications.
Contact: Daniel Peppe, daniel_peppe@baylor.edu
Web Link: www.baylor.edu/hr/facultypositions
Review Starts: 11/01/17
Application Closes: 11/17/17

 

 

 

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
ContactEswinford@mail.sdsu.edu
WebLinkhttps://apply.interfolio.com/<wbr />43326
Reviews Start:  09/15/2017
Apps Close: 10/30/2017


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