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» Tenure-Track Associate Professor, Evolutionary Genomics, University of Wisconsin - Madison, Madison, WI, USA
» Huxley Fellow in Ecology & Evolutionary Biology, Post-Doctoral Research Fellow, Rice University, Houston, TX, USA
» Professor and Chair, Non-Tenure-Track Assistant Professor, EEB, UCLA, Los Angeles, CA, USA
» Integrative modeling Post-Doctoral Position, Boise State University, Boise, ID, USA
» Research Molecular Biologist, Honey bee biology, USDA-ARS, Baton Rouge, LA, USA
» Tenure-Track Professor, Anatomical Sciences, Stony Brook University, Stony Brook, NY, USA
» Post-Doctoral Research Associate Position, Plant Pathology, University of Minnesota, Saint Paul, MN USA
» Assistant Professor - Evolutionary Developmental Biologist, Utah State University, Logan, UT, USA
» Tenure-Track Assistant Professor, Evolutionary Biology, SUNY Buffalo State, Biology, Buffalo, NY, USA
» Tenure-Track Professor, Biological Sciences, Western Illinois University, Macomb, IL, USA
» Tenure-Track Assistant Professor, Molecular Biology, University of Missouri-St. Louis, St. Louis, MO, USA
» Lecturer, Temporary Faculty, UC Berkeley, Department of Integrative Biology, Berkeley, CA, USA
» Tenure-Track Assistant Professor in Developmental Biology, University of Louisiana at Lafayette, Lafayette, LA, USA
» Tenure-Track Assistant Professor in Population Genetics, University of Louisiana at Lafayette, Lafayette, LA, USA
» Tenure-Track Assistant Professor of Terrestrial Vertebrate Biology, Biological Sciences, California State University Long Beach, Long Beach, CA, USA
» Tenure-Track Assistant Professor/Curator, Genomic Ichthyologist, University of Oklahoma, Biology/Sam Noble Museum, Norman, OK, USA


Title: Associate Professor
Position Type: Tenure-Track Professor
Institution: University of Wisconsin - Madison
Department: Laboratory of Genetics
Field: Evolutionary Genomics
City: Madison, WI, USA

General Information: The research group of John Pool at the University of Wisconsin - Madison invites applications for a postdoctoral research position.  We have multiple opportunities for projects to work on, with an overarching theme of addressing big questions in population/evolutionary genetics.  Rather than filling a pre-defined role, our top priority is to recruit the best scientist and identify shared research interests.

Potential research areas could include:

* The Genetic Architecture of Adaptive Evolution
When traits evolve in nature, we'd like to understand how many genes are involved, whether selection acts on standing variation or new mutations, whether it ultimately fixes the causative variants, and the predictability of genetic architecture across populations that evolve the same trait changes in parallel.  Our focus on local adaptation among Drosophila melanogaster populations from contrasting natural environments provides a powerful and efficient system for addressing these questions. Potential projects could range from statistical methods (e.g. testing theoretical predictions about the distribution of effect sizes of adaptive variants) to experimental approaches (e.g. using RNAseq to extend our understanding of adaptive trait evolution).  

* The Genetic Architecture of Rapid (Partial) Reproductive Isolation
Partial prezygotic and postzygotic isolation exists between African and European populations, which diverged only ~10 kya but now occupy very different environments.  I've found that natural admixture between these populations resulted in a genome-wide abundance of "ancestry disequilibrium" (non-random two-locus genotypes at unlinked loci) suggestive of incompatibilities between African and European alleles.  Our lab is mapping incompatibilities related to viability and fertility. There is an opportunity to add a model inference approach aimed at broader questions regarding the number and strength of epistatically-interacting loci that separate these recently-diverged populations.

* Measuring Genetic Diversity to Predict Adaptive Potential
Standing genetic variation provides the fastest route for populations to adapt to rapid environmental change.  Both within-population variation and between-population adaptive differentiation may contribute raw material to future evolution, and we're interested in testing the relative contributions of these sources.  But even more, we are interested in developing methods that speak to the relative adaptive potential of different populations and different combinations of them, as indicated by their patterns of genomic diversity and population genetic estimates of the total level of adaptive differentiation between populations.

* Fundamental Population Genomics
We are interested in leveraging data (such as our lab's Drosophila Genome Nexus), simulation, and statistical/computational methods to ask basic population genetic questions.  Examples could include new angles on the classic but unresolved controversy over the relative roles of selective sweeps and background selection, and the relative roles of hard and soft sweeps on autosomes and the X chromosome.

I also encourage lab members to develop their own project ideas, and I am quite open to letting postdocs take important portions of our lab’s research program with them when they found new research groups.  

Our research group was founded 7 years ago and currently consists of the PI, 1 postdoc, 5 PhD students, and six undergraduate researchers.  I have also advised 4 former postdocs, and the publication records of Amir Yassin and Justin Lack show what a productive environment our lab can be for postdocs.  For more details on our lab’s research, its current membership, and its published track record, please visit:

UW-Madison offers a superb scientific environment with a supportive, collaborative, and egalitarian culture.  There are a substantial number of labs in population genetics, evolutionary genomics, and Drosophila research:

Madison offers an exceptional quality of life in a beautiful landscape.  Downtown and campus are bordered by lakes, and the area offers great outdoor recreation options.  Madison features diverse art, music, and cultural offerings. A great farmers market and a focus on local food are complemented by a wide range of international restaurants.  Madison has been ranked as the best city in America for young adults, and has appeared on a slew of 'top cities' lists, including lists for: families, dogs, biking, walking, nature, green-ness, safety, public schools and educated population, health and fitness, friendliness, farmers markets, arts, vegetarians, biotech, careers, quality of life, and so on…

Qualifications: See application instructions
Responsibilities: To be determined
Instructions: Applicants should send a CV and contact information for three references.  In addition, applicants should send a statement of research interests, addressing:
* Their own long term scientific interests and specific overlap with the Pool lab's research.  
* Their background with regard to the concepts of population/evolutionary genetics and  their relevant research skills. (The successful applicant will not necessarily have prior experience in all relevant areas)

I am particularly interested in adding to the diversity of our lab in a broad sense, including gender balance, cultural perspectives, and intellectual backgrounds and skill sets.

An ideal start date would be after my Spring 2019 sabbatical, so possibly around June 2019.  But this is not set in stone, so please indicate the range of start dates you would consider and prefer.  Salary is according to the NIH scale (currently starting at $48,432 for new postdocs). Individual or family health insurance is offered with a minor monthly contribution.  

I suggest applying by August 12, but earlier applications are welcome, and later applications may still be considered.  Informal inquiries (e.g. to discuss potential research topics) are also welcome at any time.

John Pool
Associate Professor
Laboratory of Genetics
University of Wisconsin-Madison
jpool at wisc dot edu

Contact: John Pool,
Web Link: none
Review Starts: 08/12/18
Application Closes: 08/12/18



Title: Huxley Fellow in Ecology & Evolutionary Biology
Position Type: Post-Doctoral Research Fellow
Institution: Rice University
Department: BioSciences at Rice
Field: Ecology & Evolutionary Biology
City: Houston, TX, USA

BioSciences at Rice University seeks to fill a position in the prestigious Huxley Fellow Program in Ecology and Evolutionary Biology starting in January, 2019. Rice is a private university, located in Houston, Texas, with a strong commitment to the highest standards of research and undergraduate and graduate education. Huxley Fellow Program appointments are for two years, with a third year extension possible.  Huxley Fellows receive non-tenure track faculty status, benefits, salary commensurate with experience, and modest research funds.

Rice University is an Equal Opportunity Employer with commitment to diversity at all levels, and considers for employment qualified applicants without regard to race, color, religion, age, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national or ethnic origin, genetic information, disability, or protected veteran status.

Qualifications: We seek candidates with a Ph.D. and outstanding potential, who can contribute through their research and teaching to the inclusive excellence of the Rice academic community. We particularly welcome applications from women and members of historically underrepresented groups, who bring diverse cultural experiences and who are especially qualified to mentor and advise members of our diverse student population.

Responsibilities: Huxley Fellows are outstanding early-career scientists who pursue their own independent research programs in ecology and/or evolution, while teaching at the graduate and undergraduate levels.
Instructions: To apply, please submit the following materials: (1) cover letter, (2) curriculum vitae, (3) research statement, and (4) statement of teaching philosophy at In addition, candidates will be asked to provide the names and contact information for 3 references, who will automatically be emailed for letters of recommendation at the time of application.

Application review will begin August 15, 2018. For informal inquiries, contact Dr. Scott P. Egan, Huxley Fellow Search Committee Chair.

Compensation: Competitive Salary.
Contact: Susan Merz,
Web Link:
Review Starts: August 15, 2018
Application Closes: Open until filled



Title: Professor and Chair
Position Type: Non-Tenure-Track Assistant Professor
Institution: UCLA
Department: EEB
Field: amphibian and/or reptile conservation biology, disease ecology and evolution, mammalian evolutionary developmental biology, paleobiology, population genetics, and/or genomics, or plant evolutionary and/or conservation genomics
City: Los Angeles, CA, USA

General Information: ADJUNCT ASSISTANT PROFESSOR 2018-2019 IN ECOLOGY AND EVOLUTIONARY BIOLOGY. The Department of Ecology and Evolutionary Biology at UCLA seeks a full-time Adjunct Assistant Professor, with a possible one year renewable appointment.

Qualifications: Ph.D. degree in the biological sciences or related field; experience in undergraduate teaching at the university level; experience with laboratory instruction in the biological sciences. Candidates will be given preference if their qualifications fit within the above defined fields. Level of appointment and salary commensurate with qualifications, experience and duties.

Responsibilities: Duties: Teach lecture, laboratory, and/or field courses in conservation, plant biology, and evolution, broadly defined.  Plan and coordinate discussion activities for multiple sections of courses; supervise course teaching assistants; manage the acquisition and maintenance of course materials; supervise student projects; and maintain office hours. Collaborate on research with existing faculty labs in the following areas: amphibian and/or reptile conservation biology, disease ecology and evolution, mammalian evolutionary developmental biology, paleobiology, population genetics, and/or genomics, and plant evolutionary and/or conservation genomics.

Instructions: Application: Applicants should submit their materials on-line to including curriculum vitae, cover letter which should include the 1) topics most comfortable/experienced teaching and if relevant, mention specific courses from the UCLA general catalog and 2) research fit with existing faculty labs in the Department of Ecology and Evolutionary Biology at UCLA in the above detailed areas, written   statement of teaching interests and background, written statement of research interests and background, 3) written statement addressing past and/or potential contributions to diversity through research, teaching, and/or service, and 4) the names, addresses, and telephone numbers of three references. Questions should be directed to Chair, Dr. Karen Sears:

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, national origin, sex orientation, gender identity, disability, age or protected veteran status. For the complete University of California nondiscrimination and affirmative action policy see: UC Nondiscrimination & Affirmative Action Policy (

Contact: Karen Sears,
Web Link:
Review Starts: 07/13/18
Application Closes: 07/20/18



Title: Integrative modeling
Position Type: Post-Doctoral Position
Institution: Boise State University
Department: Biological Sciences
Field: evolution and ecology
City: Boise, ID, USA

General Information: Position Overview: The Department of Biological Sciences invites applications for a post-doctoral researcher with expertise in modeling and evolution to develop quantitative models that integrate genomic, phenotype, and demographic rate data to forecast the adaptive capacity of species under different climate change scenarios.  The post-doc will work with collaborative teams of ecologists, modelers, and geneticists across different institutions. The position will provide a unique opportunity to develop a transdisciplinary research program that addresses the National Science Foundation’s research priority of predicting phenotypes from genetic and environmental factors.

About Boise and our University

The City of Boise: Boise is a mid-size city, located on the Boise River near the foothills of the Rocky Mountains.  In national polls, Boise has been repeatedly named one of the best places to live because of surrounding natural beauty, access to outdoors, low cost of living, and low crime rates. Our region boasts numerous outdoor activities that include rivers, hot springs, skiing, and hiking. Boise provides residents with access to local wineries, a distillery, craft breweries, diverse dining that features ingredients from local farms and ranches as well as an active local and regional music scene and clubs for live entertainment. Boise also offers a thriving art scene that includes Ballet Idaho, the Basque Center, the Boise Art Museum, Idaho Anne Frank Human Rights Memorial, nationally-renowned theater and performing arts companies, and cultural hotspots within a few blocks of downtown. To learn more about Boise: and

Boise State University: Boise State University, powered by creativity and innovation, stands uniquely positioned in the Northwest as a metropolitan research university of distinction. Learn more about Boise State at

Boise State University is committed to increasing the diversity of its workforce and academic program offerings and to strengthening sensitivity to diversity throughout the institution. Boise State University is an affirmative action/equal opportunity employer (see, and applications from members of historically underrepresented groups are especially encouraged to apply. We are a welcoming campus that supports diversity and inclusion.

Boise State works to achieve excellence in computationally and data-intensive research and has established a Research Computing department to support the computing needs of faculty, staff, and students. Support available from Research Computing includes access to and use of on-campus and remote high performance computing resources, provisioning of data storage, assistance with data management, and providing personnel support for research software engineering and development needs.

Boise State University is a smoke free campus. For more information please go to:

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Qualifications: Minimum Qualifications:
•       Candidates must have obtained their PhD by the appointment start date: in mid-late September.
•       Demonstrated statistical and programming skills with an emphasis on any of the quantitative areas: population genetics, agent-based models, integrated population models, size-structured population models, hierarchical Bayesian models.
•       Written and verbal communication skills.
•       The selected candidate must be able to meet eligibility requirements for work in the United States at the time appointment is scheduled to begin and to continue working legally for the proposed term of the appointment.

Preferred Qualifications:
•       Evidence of creative problem solving
•       The ability to work well on teams and independently
•       Interest and understanding of ecological genomics, population dynamics, and evolutionary concepts.
•       Interest, experience, and/or ability to promote a climate of inclusion and equity

The successful candidate will be based at Boise, Idaho and have opportunities to interact with collaborators at Idaho State University, University of Idaho, University of California at Los Angeles, the Department of Defense, USGS, US Forest Service, and the Bureau of Land Management. The position is available for one year, with potential for renewal for subsequent years dependent on performance.  

Responsibilities: Key Responsibilities: The successful candidate will leverage data from the full cycle phenology project ( to forecast the adaptive capacity of wildlife and build capacity to extend the modeling framework to other species.  In addition to modeling activities, the post-doc will lead and contribute to peer-reviewed publications, present findings at national meetings, and work with partners to extend modeling framework to other systems.

Instructions: To apply for this this position: Submit a single PDF by email that includes a cover letter that specifically address the qualifications listed above and a description of work experience, curriculum vitae, and contact information for 3 references to the following email address:  Please put “evo postdoc” in the subject line.  Applications will be reviewed as they are submitted with final deadline of August 7.

Compensation: Salary and benefits:  Salary will be based on qualifications and includes a benefits package including medical/dental/vision/life/LTD insurance, retirement plan, tuition benefits, sick leave, paid holidays, as well as other benefits.

Contact: Julie Heath,
Web Link:
Review Starts: asap
Application Closes: 08/07/18



Title: Research Molecular Biologist
Position Type: Permanent Federal
Institution: USDA-ARS
Department: Honey bee breeding, genetics and physiology research laboratory
Field: Honey bee biology
City: Baton Rouge, LA, USA

General Information: The Agricultural Research Service (ARS) is the United States Department of Agriculture's chief scientific research agency and one of the worlds premiere scientific organizations. ARS Postdoctoral Research Associates are hired to supplement a lead scientist's research on agricultural problems of high national priority affecting American agriculture. The incumbent will be assigned to the USDA-ARS Honey Bee Breeding, Genetics and Physiology Research Unit in Baton Rouge, LA.  

Qualifications: This position requires Ph.D in Biology, or Computational Biology or a related field of study in the last four years that has equipped the applicant with the necessary knowledge, skills and abilities to perform the duties and responsibilities of the position. Only open to U.S. Citizens and Permanent Residents seeking U.S. Citizenship.

Responsibilities: The incumbent will conduct bioinformatics analyses related to whole genome sequencing, transcriptomics and molecular marker development and verification in honey bees.  The overarching goal of this work is to increase our understanding of the variation across different stocks of honey bees to better inform decisions for marker development as a selection tool for breeding programs.  As such, the incumbent will be able to address broader questions and explore new hypotheses including identifying stock-related genomic signatures, examining differential selection pressure across stocks, and determining genetic underpinnings of traits of interest.

__ Resume, Curriculum Vitae, or other document outlining your qualifications
__ Announcement number, title, and grade(s) of the position
__ Full name, mailing address (including zip code) and day and evening phone numbers (with area code)
__ Indicate country of citizenship
__Copy of DD Form 214, Certificate of Release or Discharge from Active Duty (Only if claiming veterans preference. Visit the following web site for additional information:
__SF-15 (Application for 10-point Veterans Preference) plus the supporting documentation required by this form (if claiming 10-point veteran's preference). Visit to obtain the form.
__ A one-page abstract of Ph.D. dissertation
__ A resume of any honors or awards received; memberships in professional or honor societies; invitations to make presentations at scientific/technical meetings; scientific society office and committee assignments; presentations (other than invitations); and publications.
__ A list of names, addresses, and phone numbers of persons familiar with your stature, contributions, and recognition.

Applications may be mailed, faxed, or e-mailed to the appropriate address and/or facsimile number listed below:

Attn: Michael Simone-Finstrom, Ph.D.
1157 Ben Hur Road
Baton Rouge, LA  70820


Phone:  225-767-9293;  Fax: 225-766-9212

Compensation: $61,218 to $79,586
Contact: Michael Simone-Finstrom,
Web Link:
Review Starts: 06/04/2018
Application Closes: 12/31/2018



Title: Professor
Position Type: Tenure-Track Professor
Institution: Stony Brook University
Department: Anatomical Sciences
Field: morphology, phenomics, phylogenetics
City: Stony Brook, NY, USA

General Information: The Department of Anatomical Sciences at Stony Brook University School of Medicine invites applications for an Instructor position, with primary teaching responsibilities in human gross anatomy to healthcare professional students. Position will begin August 1, 2018. This is a one year renewable appointment. Applications will be reviewed on a rolling basis upon receipt.

The Ph.D. degree and research focus should complement the department's existing strengths in functional morphology, evolutionary morphology, phylogenetics, vertebrate paleontology, or physical anthropology. Current departmental faculty include John Fleagle, Nathan Kley, Susan Larson, Stephanie Maiolino, Maureen O'Leary, Randall Susman, Alan Turner, and Eric Wilberg.

Qualifications: Applicants must have a Ph.D. in functional morphology, evolutionary morphology, vertebrate paleontology, systematics, or physical anthropology by the start date; and have completed a dissection-based course in human anatomy by start date. Preference will be given to those who have taught in a dissection-based human anatomy course. Candidates should have an ongoing research program and record of publication.

Responsibilities: Primary teaching responsibilities in human gross anatomy to healthcare professional students. Position will begin August 1, 2018.

Instructions: Evaluation of candidates will begin April, 2018 and will continue until the position is filled. To apply please send a curriculum vitae, cover letter, statement of research interest (one page), statement of teaching experience (one page), to Alan Turner, Search Committee Chair, Department of Anatomical Sciences, School of Medicine, Stony Brook University Medical Center, Stony Brook, NY 11794-8081. The application material should be sent as pdf files to

Compensation: please inquire
Contact: Alan Turner,
Review Starts: 04/01/18
Application Closes: rolling



Title: Post-Doctoral Research Associate Position to study virulence evolution in rust fungi
Position Type: Post-Doctoral Research Associate
Institution: University of Minnesota
Department: Plant Pathology
Field: evolutionary genomics and population genetics
City: Saint Paul, MN USA

General Information: Post-Doctoral Research Associate Position to study virulence evolution in rust fungi. The appointee will join an international project investigating the biology of the pathogenic rust fungus, Puccinia coronata f. sp. avenae, which inflicts significant yield losses in oat. The overarching goal of the project is to determine the role of sexual recombination in the epidemiology and pathogenicity evolution. The incumbent will participate in discovery of effectors in P. coronata f. sp. avenae. It is imperative that the postdoctoral researcher is available to travel internationally in fulfillment of research responsibilities and is expected to publish research results in refereed journals, present their research findings at national and international scientific meetings, and assist in preparation of nationally competitive grant proposals. Opportunities for teaching and supervisory experience is also available.

Qualifications: Required Qualifications: Ph.D. in Plant Pathology, Evolutionary Biology, Genetics and Molecular Biology, and/or Bioinformatics (by the start of employment). Individual may be immediate post-degree or returning for additional training, updating, and/or retooling. Limited to fields for which post-degree training is necessary for career entry. The successful applicant must demonstrate:

1)      Experience with Linux and high performance computing environments.
2)      Ability in applying statistical or machine learning methods in computational biology.
3)      Experience in handling large genome-scale datasets.
4)      Record of research achievement in population genetics and computational biology. Therefore, background knowledge in comparative/population/evolutionary genomics should be evident.
5)      Experience with scripting/programming in Python, Perl, C++, R or similar and handling relational databases.
6)      Strong track record of publications in the field or related disciplines.
7)      Ability to work independently as well as within a research group.
8)      Excellent oral and written communication skills.

Preferred Qualifications:

1)      Background in plant-microbe interactions studies, particularly involving rust fungi
2)      Experience in effector biology and functional validation of effector genes
3)      Experience in genetic association studies
4)      Ability to design new projects and foster new collaborations
5)      Capacity to mentor and supervise students

Note: This position cannot be used to grant permanent residency for international appointees.


-     Prepare material for next-generation sequencing of various oat crown rust populations.
-     Conduct computational analyses on resequencing data of rust isolates to address questions delineated by the project.
-     Communicate findings and interpretations to PI and team
-     Prepare peer-review manuscripts and assist in the development of grant applications
-     Travels to visit project collaborators and present work at scientific conferences
-     Supervise undergraduate and graduate researchers in the group

Instructions: Interested candidates should submit application via the University of Minnesota Office of Human Resources website (, Job ID # 322783) which must contain 1) a CV, 2) a cover letter describing their qualifications, relevant experience and research interests and 3) names and contact information for 3 references. In addition to this, candidates should send the full application package as a single PDF file to Dr. Melania Figueroa ( Please label the e-mail subject with: “oat rust-postdoc”.

Contact: Melania Figueroa,
Web Link:



Title: Assistant Professor - Evolutionary Developmental Biologist
Position Type: Tenure-Track Assistant Professor
Institution: Utah State University
Department: Biology
Field: Evolutionary Developmental Biology
City: Logan, UT, USA

General Information: he Department of Biology ( invites applications for a 9-month tenure-track Assistant Professor position (50% research, 40% teaching, and 10% service) in evolutionary developmental biology.
The Department of Biology has more than 50 faculty and offers MS and PhD programs in Biology, Ecology and Neuroscience. The Biology Department guarantees graduate student support for up to six years for all matriculated students. The Department is committed to excellence in research and teaching.

Utah State University (USU) is a land-grant university founded in 1888 with approximately 28,000 students (25,000 undergraduates and 3,000 graduate students) from all 50 states and 78 foreign countries.

The USU campus is in Cache Valley, a community of about 114,000 residents located in a picturesque mountain valley in Northern Utah about 80 miles from Salt Lake City. Outstanding recreational opportunities abound in the nearby mountains and proximate region. Additional information about Utah State University can be found at:

Utah State University is committed to enhancing multicultural and gender diversity and is sensitive to the needs of dual-career couples. It is an AA/EO employer and encourages application from minorities, women, people with disabilities and veterans. The Immigration Reform and Control Act of 1986 requires that work eligibility be documented for all new employees. Please be prepared to verify eligibility for employment.

Qualifications: A Ph.D. is required and postdoctoral experience is preferred. Candidates will be expected to establish an independent, externally funded, and nationally recognized research program; form effective collaborations with other faculty; and contribute to undergraduate and graduate education in the Department of Biology. Implementation of innovative teaching methods is encouraged.

Responsibilities: We seek an innovative scientist with research interests in the mechanisms underlying diversification of developmental processes in model or non-model organisms. Preference will be given to those applicants whose research complements existing strengths in the department and university. Teaching may include Developmental Biology, Genetics, or General Biology.

Instructions: Applicants must apply electronically, using the online system at Applicants are required to submit a cover letter, curriculum vitae, statements of teaching and research philosophy and goals, and the names and contact information (including email addresses) for three references. Up to three publications or manuscripts should also be submitted. For further information or inquiries, please contact Nancy Kay Pierson (, Search Manager. Review of applications will begin 19 February 2018 and will continue until the position is filled. See for more information and to apply online.

Employment in this position is contingent upon a satisfactory background check. Utah State University is an AA/EO Employer and encourages gender and ethnic diversity.

Compensation: Commensurate with experience and education, plus excellent benefits
Contact: Nancy Kay Pierson,
Web Link:
Review Starts: 19 February 2018
Application Closes: Open until filled



Title: Assistant Professor, Evolutionary Biology
PositionType: Tenure-Track Assistant Professor
Institution: SUNY Buffalo State
Department: Biology
City: Buffalo, NY, USA

General Information: SUNY Buffalo State seeks an evolutionary biologist with a focus on one or more groups of vertebrates or invertebrates.  Possible areas of specialty may involve (but are not limited to): evolutionary ecology, evolution of animal behavior, paleobiology, evolutionary morphology, and phylogenetics.  Tenure-track, competitive salary, to begin September 1, 2018.  The Biology Department has well-equipped research facilities in its recently constructed Mathematics and Science Complex.

Qualifications: Required Qualifications: Ph.D. in biological sciences with research experience in evolutionary biology of vertebrate or invertebrate animals.

Preferred Qualifications: Postdoctoral research and/or teaching experience. Preference will be given to candidates whose research complements existing departmental strengths.

Responsibilities:  Establish a research program in evolutionary biology involving undergraduate- and Master’s-level students. Teaching responsibilities will include on a rotating basis: (1) upper-division course in evolution, (2) introductory course in ecology and evolution, (3) animal diversity portion of introductory course in organismal biology, and (4) upper-division and/or graduate course(s) in area of specialty.  Participate in service to Department and College.

Instructions: Review of applications will begin February 23, 2018 and will continue until position is filled. Qualified applicants may apply for this job posting online at For more information about the College or Department, visit Buffalo State is an affirmative action/equal opportunity employer and is committed to respect diversity and individual differences.

Web Link:
Review Starts: 02/23/18
Application Closes: Until filled



Title: Chairperson
Position Type: Tenure-Track Professor
Institution: Western Illinois University
Department: Biological Sciences
Field: biology
City: Macomb, IL, USA

Qualifications: Ph.D. and rank of Professor in biological sciences or related field. Demonstrated record of excellent teaching, research/scholarship, and service. Experience with curriculum development, budgets and scheduling essential.

Responsibilities: The responsibilities of the department chair include: recruitment and supervision of faculty and support staff; evaluation of faculty for promotion, retention and tenure; long-range and short- term planning; management of the departmental budget; support of faculty development; promotion of excellence in teaching; coordination of efforts to recruit and retain undergraduate and graduate students representing all the diverse segments of the U.S. and international populations; promoting curricular development; maintaining clear and open communication within the Department; successfully mediating student concerns; representing the Department both within and beyond the university; communicating expectations of the university administration to the Department and some teaching of appropriate courses in the Department. This is an 11 month, 100% position.

Instructions: Complete applications include:
1) a letter of application
2) current curriculum vita or resume
3) the names, telephone numbers, and e-mail addresses of three current professional references
4) copies of unofficial academic transcripts, official transcripts will be required for selected candidate
5) statement of administrative philosophy and goals

See more at

Compensation: Full professor rank with commensurate salary.  Western Illinois University offers a competitive benefits package including domestic partner benefits. For full benefit information visit:

Contact: Shawn Meagher,
Web Link:
Review Starts: 11/09/17
Application Closes: open until filled



Title: Molecular Biology Prof, Ast.
Position Type: Tenure-Track Assistant Professor
Institution: University of Missouri-St. Louis
Department: Biology
Field: Molecular Biology
City: St. Louis, MO, USA

General Information: Faculty Position in Molecular Biology

The Department of Biology at the University of Missouri-St. Louis invites applications for a tenure-track faculty position in the area of molecular biology at the rank of Assistant Professor.  The successful candidate will join a dynamic group of biology faculty as well as participate in the interdisciplinary Biochemistry and Biotechnology program.

The University of Missouri–St. Louis (UMSL) is a leader in partnerships with key institutions in the St. Louis region.  These include collaborations with the Danforth Plant Science Center, the Missouri Botanical Garden, and the Saint Louis Zoo.  Within the University, the Biology Department is home to the Whitney R. Harris World Ecology Center, and UMSL is home to the Missouri Institute of Mental Health.

UM-St. Louis does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion, national origin, ancestry, sex, age, sexual orientation, disability or status as a disabled veteran or veteran of the Vietnam Era in admission or access to, or treatment or employment in its programs and activities.  UM-St. Louis is an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer committed to excellence through diversity.

Qualifications: Applicants must have a PhD in an appropriate discipline, relevant postdoctoral

experience, a strong publication record, and a commitment to excellence in research and teaching.

Responsibilities: Candidates will be expected to lead an independent, externally-funded research program and teach courses at the undergraduate and graduate levels.  Molecular research programs that would add to our strengths in plant biology or evolution are especially encouraged.

Instructions: The application should include 1) a cover letter, 2) a Curriculum Vitae, 3) a 3-page description of current and planned research, 4) a statement of teaching interests and experience, 5) contact information for three references, and 6) up to three publications.  The application materials should be combined into a single PDF file and uploaded online at  For additional information, contact the department chair, Dr. Wendy Olivas, at

Review of applications will begin December 11, 2017 and continue until the position is filled.
Contact: Wendy Olivas,
Web Link:
Review Starts: 10/31/2017
Application Closes: Until Filled



Title: Lecturer
Position Type:
Temporary Faculty
Institution: UC Berkeley
Department: Department of Integrative Biology
Field: Evolution
City: Berkeley, CA, USA

General Information: The Department of Integrative Biology (IB) at UC Berkeley invites applications for a pool of part-time or full-time, temporary, non-tenure track Lecturer positions to teach IB courses as the need arises.  Applicants will be selected from this pool for one calendar year beginning with appointments in the 2018 spring semester.  The number of positions varies from semester to semester, depending upon the needs of IB.  Vacancies may arise during Fall, Spring, or Summer.  Positions typically start at the beginning of the semester, and appointments may be renewable based on need, funding, and performance.

Teaching Responsibilities:

We are seeking outstanding lecturers who can teach/co-teach small, medium, and large size seminar and/or laboratory courses in the broad subject areas listed below:

  •       Ecology
  •       Evolution
  •       Organismal Biology
  •       Integrative Human Biology

A full list of IB undergraduate courses can be found at

Graduate courses are at

Salary: Minimum starting annual full-time salary rate is $53,402. Salary to be commensurate with experience and education.  Some credit will be given to prior college-level teaching experience (not including graduate student or summer sessions teaching).

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, national origin, disability, age, sexual orientation, gender identity, or protected veteran status.  For the complete University of California nondiscrimination and affirmative action policy see: We encourage applications from individuals who will contribute to diversity in higher education. The University of California is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer.

Qualifications: Minimum Basic Qualifications (by time of application): The completion of all Ph.D. degree requirements except the dissertation is required at the time of application.

Additional Qualifications (by start date): A Ph.D. or equivalent degree in biology or a closely related discipline is required by the time of appointment. Experience teaching a college-level course (previously employed as a graduate student instructor, teaching assistant, lecturer, etc.) of the biological sciences is also required.

Responsibilities: General Duties In addition to teaching responsibilities, general duties include holding office hours, creating and grading quizzes and/or exams, assigning grades, advising students, preparing course materials (e.g., syllabus), and using a learning management system (e.g., bCourses at UC Berkeley, Blackboard, Canvas, etc.).

Instructions: Application Process: To apply, please go to the following link:

Applicants must submit a cover letter, current curriculum vitae, a statement of teaching philosophy, student evaluations of teaching, and the names and contact information of three references.

Please include career highlights in the cover letter that specifically address the subject matter of IB courses you wish to teach.  The CV should include teaching experience with a listing of dates, courses, units, and title (Lecturer, Graduate Student Instructor/Teaching Assistant, Guest Lecturer, etc.).  Student evaluations of teaching should be complete and include quantitative scores and all students’ written comments.  For those with considerable teaching experience, complete student evaluations of teaching from the last three courses taught will suffice.  The cover letter, CV, statement of teaching philosophy, and complete student teaching evaluations are very important. To receive full consideration, please ensure your application is complete by the time of review. Contact information for three references must be submitted as part of the application.

All letters will be treated as confidential per University of California policy and California state law.  Please refer potential referees, including when letters are provided via third party (i.e., dossier service or career center), to the UC Berkeley statement of confidentiality ( prior to submitting their letters.

Applications will be accepted through September 28, 2018 to accommodate future course needs and new applicants.  Appointments for fall semesters are usually reviewed in May and finalists are selected once funding is confirmed for the next academic year.  Spring semester appointments are reviewed in September.  Reviews for Summer are in January.  Email questions to

Compensation: $53,402
Contact: Academic Personnel,
Web Link:
Review Starts: 10/16/17
Application Closes: 09/28/18



Title: Assistant Professor in Developmental Biology
Position Type: Tenure-Track Assistant Professor
Institution: University of Louisiana at Lafayette
Department: Biology
Field: Developmental Biology
City: Lafayette, LA, USA

General Information: The Department of Biology ( at the University

of Louisiana at Lafayette seeks to fill a tenure-track position at the Assistant Professor level. We are searching for an outstanding scientist who studies the genetic regulation or evolution of developmental processes.

Qualifications: Minimum qualifications are a Ph.D. in a relevant field, a significant publication record, and postdoctoral experience.

Responsibilities:  Successful applicants will be expected to establish a vigorous, externally-funded research program, provide instruction to undergraduates and graduate students and participate in our Ph.D. program in Environmental and Evolutionary Biology.

Instructions: Cover letter, curriculum vitae, statement of research interests, statement of teaching interests, and a list of three references (including postal and email addresses) should be emailed as a single pdf attachment to: To ensure full consideration, applications should be received by October 20, 2017.

Contact: James Albert,
Web Link:
Review Starts: 10/20/2017
Application Closes: Open until position is filled




Title: Assistant Professor in Population Genetics
Position Type: Tenure-Track Assistant Professor
Institution: University of Louisiana at Lafayette
Department: Biology
Field: population genetics/genomics
City: Lafayette, LA, USA

General Information: The Department of Biology ( at the University of Louisiana at Lafayette seeks to fill a tenure-track position at the Assistant Professor level. We are searching for an outstanding scientist who studies population genetics. Although we are especially interested in applicants that have a record of utilizing genome-scale datasets in animal or plant systems, researchers studying all aspects of population genetics are encouraged to apply.

Qualifications: Minimum qualifications are a Ph.D. in a relevant field, a significant publication record, and postdoctoral experience.

Responsibilities: Successful applicants will be expected to establish a vigorous, externally funded research program, provide instruction to undergraduates and graduate students (particularly courses in population genetics and genetics) and participate in our Ph.D. program in Environmental and Evolutionary Biology.

Instructions: Cover letter, curriculum vitae, statement of research interests, statement of teaching interests, and a list of three references (including postal and email addresses) should be emailed as a single pdf attachment to: To ensure full consideration, applications should be received by October 20, 2017.

Contact: Scott France,
Web Link:
Review Starts: 10/20/2017
Application Closes: Open until position is filled



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
  • 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: 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:

Compensation: Commensurate with qualifications and experience
Contact: Ted Stankowich,
Web Link:
Review Starts: 10/16/2017
Application Closes: open until filled



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

Visit us at and

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

Compensation: Competitive salary and start-up
Contact: Cameron Siler,
Web Link:
Review Starts: 10/11/17
Application Closes: Open until the position is filled.



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