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» Postdoc in Evolutionary Genomics, University of Texas at Austin, Integrative Biology, Evolutionary Genomics, Austin, TX, USA
» Postdoctoral Fellowship in Bioinformatics and Evolutionary Genomics, National Institutes of Health, National Human Genome Research Institute, Bethesda, MD, USA
» Hatchery Assistant, Michigan State University, Fisheries and Wildlife, Onaway, MI, USA
» Research Assistant, Michigan State University, Fisheries and Wildlife, Onaway, MI, USA
» Chair of Biology, Tenure-Track Professor, Lamar University, Biology / College of Arts and Sciences, Beaumont, TX, USA
» The Raptor Trust Avian Care Internship, Summer 2018, The Raptor Trust, Millington, NJ, 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 in Discipline/Columbia Science Fellow, Post-Doctoral Position, Columbia University, New York, NY, 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 Professor and Department Head of Biological Sciences, Virginia Tech, Department of Biological Sciences, Blacksburg, VA, USA
» Tenure-Track Assistant Professor/Curator, Genomic Ichthyologist, University of Oklahoma, Biology/Sam Noble Museum, Norman, OK, USA


Title: Postdoc in Evolutionary Genomics
PositionType: Post-Doctoral Position
Institution: University of Texas at Austin
Department: Integrative Biology
Field: Evolutionary Genomics
City: Austin, TX, USA

General Information: The research groups of Nancy Moran and Howard Ochman (Department of Integrative Biology, UT Austin) are seeking two postdoctoral research associates with experience in evolutionary biology, bioinformatics and genomics. Possible projects include the genomics of host-symbiont interactions in insect systems, genomics of bacterial populations, evolution and metagenomics of microbiomes. We are especially interested in candidates with expertise in bioinformatics and programming, and experience working with large genomic datasets. Projects may be strictly computational or may include experimental work. Successful applicants would play a role in defining their own projects within this span of topics.

The Moran and Ochman research groups interact closely and together address questions in evolutionary biology, genomics including functional genomics, insect biology and microbiology. UT Austin offers a very stimulating research environment and outstanding facilities and infrastructure. Austin is a vibrant city with many options for recreation and cultural activities.

Start date is flexible, within calendar year 2018. Salary would be $47000-$50000 per year depending on experience, and full benefits package is included. Initial appointments would be for 1 year, with potential to extend to 2 or 3 years.

Qualifications: Candidates should have a doctoral degree (or have completed requirements for a doctoral degree) in the area of evolutionary biology and/or bioinformatics. They must have experience in working with large genomic datasets and should have some programming skills. Candidates should have a strong track record in research, including publications, curiosity, and motivation to work in the field of evolutionary genomics. Candidates should be fluent in English, and good communicators, able to work as part of a team or independently. Specific knowledge and interest in bacterial genomics or in insect genomics and biology are highly desirable.

Responsibilities: Postdoctoral researchers will carry out independent research in evolutionary genomics, including some computational work, and possibly also laboratory experiments.  They will play a role in defining their own research projects, consistent with the emphases in the lab, on bacterial and insect evolution and on symbiosis. They will communicate their results orally within the lab and to outside audiences, and will take a lead in writing up their work for publication. Some opportunities for limited teaching or outreach activities are also possible, depending on the career goals of the postdoctoral researchers.

Instructions: If interested, please send a resume and statement of research interests and career goals to Kim Hammond: Please include names and contact information for three references familiar with your scientific work. We will begin reviewing applications on Jan. 20.

Compensation: $47000-$50000 per year plus benefits
Contact: Kim Hammond,
Review Starts: 01/20/18
Application Closes: 03/01/18



Title: Postdoctoral Fellowship in Bioinformatics and Evolutionary Genomics
Position Type: Post-Doctoral Position
Institution: National Institutes of Health
Department: National Human Genome Research Institute
Field: Evolutionary Genomics
City: Bethesda, MD, USA

General Information: A postdoctoral training position is currently available in the Computational and Statistical Genomics Branch (CSGB) of the National Human Genome Research Institute (NHGRI). The position is located in the laboratory of Andy Baxevanis, Ph.D., whose research group uses comparative genomics approaches to better-understand the molecular innovations that drove the surge of diversity in early animal evolution. The overarching theme of Dr. Baxevanis’ research program is focused on how non-traditional animal models can be used to convey critical insights into human disease research, in line with the NIH Intramural Research Program’s renewed emphasis on developing new animal models for the study of basic biology.

With this translational context in mind, Dr. Baxevanis’ group is currently leading an international effort to sequence two cnidarian species: Hydractinia echinata and Hydractinia symbiolongicarpus. The regenerative abilities of these colonial hydrozoans make them excellent models for the study of key questions related to pluripotency, allorecognition, and stem cell biology, work that will be significantly advanced by the availability of high-quality whole-genome sequencing data from these organisms. In addition, and in collaboration with colleagues at the Whitney Marine Laboratory of the University of Florida, the group is also now focusing on polychaete species that show particular promise for advancing our understanding of regeneration and early developmental processes. The successful applicant will have the opportunity to develop and apply bioinformatic approaches to these and other large-scale genomic data sets, focusing on the evolution of specific protein families and biological pathways that have putative roles in disease causation.

The NIH Intramural Research Program is on the Bethesda, Maryland campus and offers a wide array of training opportunities for scientists early in their careers. The funding for this position is stable and offers the trainee wide latitude in the design and pursuit of their research project. The successful candidate will have access to NHGRI’s established and robust bioinformatics infrastructure, as well as a ‘Top 500’ high-performance computing resource made available through NIH’s Center for Information Technology (CIT).

Qualifications: Candidates should have or be close to obtaining a Ph.D. or equivalent degree in bioinformatics, computational biology, computer science, molecular biology, or a closely related field. Candidates with a background in evolutionary biology are particularly encouraged to apply. Programming skills and experience in the application of computational methods to genomic data are highly desirable. Applicants must possess good communication skills and be fluent in both spoken and written English. The ability to learn how to use new software and quickly become expert in its use, critical thinking, problem-solving abilities, and the ability to work semi-independently are required.

Instructions: Interested applicants should submit a curriculum vitae, a detailed letter of interest, and the names of three potential references to Dr. Baxevanis at

For more information, please visit

The NIH is dedicated to building a diverse community in its training and employment programs.

Contact: Andy Baxevanis, Ph.D.,
Web Link:
Review Starts: 01/15/18
Application Close: 03/01/18

Title: Hatchery Assistant
Position Type: Temporary Position
Institution: Michigan State University
Department: Fisheries and Wildlife
Field: Evolutionary Biology
City: Onaway, MI, USA

General Information: This position performs fisheries management support activities in the Hatchery.  This involves operation and maintenance of fisheries facilities and equipment including State’s fish hatcheries, and fish stocking. This position will be assigned to the Black River Streamside Rearing Facility located at 7891 Klieber Rd. Onaway, MI 49765. This position reports to the Research Assistant I. The position begins approximately 2 April 2018 and ends 31 August 2018

Qualifications: Minimum of a Bachelor’s Degree in Fisheries, Aquaculture or related field. Applicants must have a valid driver’s license; be available weekends, weekdays, and holidays. Fish culture experience including additional skills such as: basic construction, electrical, plumbing, and equipment operation and maintenance are required.  Applicant should be able to work independently and with a team.  Experience in database management, curation and data analyses would be desirable.

Responsibilities: Primary Duties: Assist with Lake Sturgeon production and research at the Black River Streamside Facility in Cheboygan County, MI. Assist in day-to-day hatchery operation including egg fertilization and treatment, food culture and feeding, monitoring water quality, biosecurity and facility maintenance.

Additional Duties

  •       Plan and conduct hatchery research under the supervision of the Research Assistant I.
  •       Fish planting, including loading of trucks and transporting fish to rearing facilities and planting sites.
  •       Participate in the collection and fertilization of eggs from fish and cares for and cleans developing eggs during egg incubation.
  •       Build and maintain research and fisheries field gear.
  •       Maintain buildings/grounds and operate power tools and equipment.
  •       Conduct guided tours of fisheries facilities.
  •       Collect biological data from fish including length, weight.
  •       Perform specific chemical and biological analysis of water samples.
  •       Tabulate hatchery data and prepare summaries of reports.
  •       Treat diseased fish by determining and applying proper treatment.
  •       Perform related work as assigned.

Instructions: Please submit a .pdf copy of a resume and cover letter (character references optional) to (Doug Larson) by January 5, 2018.

Compensation: $15 / hour plus room and board
Contact: Doug Larson,
Web Link:
Review Starts: 01/06/2018
Application Closes: 01/05/2018

Title: Research Assistant
Position Type: Temporary Position
Institution: Michigan State University
Department: Fisheries and Wildlife
Field: Evolutionary Biology
City: Onaway, MI, USA

General Information: Field and Hatchery technicians (N=4) are needed to assist in ongoing lake sturgeon research. Field work includes capture of adults, collection of gametes and larvae using multiple sampling techniques, collection of stream physical and biotic data, assisting with experiments in stream and lab. In addition, technicians will assist in fish production and experimental research in a stream-side facility. The position begins approximately 2 April 2018 and ends 31 August 2018.

Qualifications: Applicants should have an interest in fisheries science, be enrolled in a biological degree program such as fisheries, zoology, natural resources or allied fields, or completed BS degree. Valid driver’s license is required. Experience with handling of live fish, use of fisheries sampling and assessment equipment, computer operation, and hatchery experience would be beneficial.  Special consideration given to candidates with experience identifying macroinvertebrates and PADI Scuba certification.

Responsibilities: Staff will be responsible for daily procedures, adult lake sturgeon capture, gamete collection and fertilization, wild larvae drift capture, data processing, GIS data collection, macroinvertebrate identification and other tasks as assigned by the Research Assistant.

Instructions: Please submit a .pdf copy of a resume and cover letter (character references optional) to (Doug Larson) by January 5, 2018.

Compensation: $12 / hour plus room and board
Contact: Doug Larson,
Web Link:
Review Starts: 01/06/2018
Application Closes: 01/05/2018

Title: Chair of Biology
Position Type: Tenure-Track Professor
Institution: Lamar University
Department: Biology / College of Arts and Sciences
City: Beaumont, TX, USA

General Information: Lamar University seeks an energetic and productive Chair for the Department of Biology. Lamar University is a state-supported institution with approximately 15,000 students located in Beaumont, Texas, close to the Gulf of Mexico and 90 minutes from Houston. A part of the College of Arts and Sciences, the department offers undergraduate degrees in Biology and Environmental Science, as well as a Master’s degree in Biology.

Qualifications: Applicants must possess an earned doctorate in the biological sciences. A documented record of scholarship, including funded external grants and publications, is required for this senior level appointment. Prior administrative experience is strongly preferred. Applicants should have a documented record of leadership, as well as strong interpersonal skills.

Instructions: The anticipated starting date is Fall 2018. Completed applications are due by February 1, 2018. Applicants should send a letter of interest, and statements of administrative style, teaching philosophy, and research interests, along with a current vita, and names/contact information of at least three (3) references to:

Biology Chair Search
c/o Human Resources
Lamar University
P.O. Box 11127
Beaumont, TX 77710

Lamar University is a member of the Texas State University System and an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Institution. Qualified individuals without regard to race, color, religion, sex, age, national origin, or disability are encouraged to apply.

Compensation: depends on experience
Contact: Jim Armacost,
Web Link:
Review Starts: 12/15/2017
Application Closes: 02/01/2018



Title: The Raptor Trust Avian Care Internship, Summer 2018
Position Type: Temporary Position
Institution: The Raptor Trust
Department: Avian Care
Field: Wildlife Rehabilitation & Conservation
City: Millington, NJ, USA

General Information: The Raptor Trust is one of the premier, privately-funded wild bird rehabilitation centers in the United States. Founded in 1983, as a tax-exempt 501(c) (3) nonprofit organization, The Raptor Trust receives no federal or state funds, relying on donations and grants to fulfill its mission to provide free care and assistance to injured, sick and orphaned wild birds, to educate people about wild birds, especially birds of prey, and to provide a humane example for others in caring for wildlife.  The Trust’s dedicated staff cares for an average of 5,000 injured and orphaned birds each year and welcomes visitors to its Millington facility 365 days a year to see the 50 non-releasable hawks, eagles, falcons, and owls that are permanent residents at the center.  The Trust also offers educational programs for schools and community groups throughout the region.

Each year from mid-May through August we receive hundreds of nestling and fledgling songbirds.  Citizens find these birds injured, orphaned, or displaced during the spring and summer months, The Raptor Trust admits them into our care to be raised, rehabilitated, and ultimately released back into the wild.  Because of the volume of birds admitted during these months and the variety of specialized care which they require, The Raptor Trust sees this time as a perfect opportunity to provide experience and education to students who wish to learn about wildlife care and rehabilitation.

Position Dates: May through August 2018

Scheduling: 32 hours per week including limited weekends and evenings

Housing: Currently Unavailable

Location: The Raptor Trust. 1390, White bridge Road, Millington, NJ 07946

Payment/ Additional Information:  Interns are eligible to receive a small stipend through our affiliated donor scholarship programs.  This internship can be modified to meet most schools criteria in qualifying for academic credit.

Qualifications: A Raptor Trust intern should have a positive attitude, be flexible, self motivated, hard-working, energetic, and have a strong passion and respect for wildlife and the mission of The Raptor Trust.  Prior animal care experience is desirable but not required. Reliable means of transportation is a must. Applicants should be at least 18 years of age and have completed 1 year of college.

Responsibilities: Interns are responsible for practicing the skills they learn by assisting staff in maintaining standards of care for injured adult birds, preparing diets and feeding orphaned/displaced young song birds and waterfowl, and through helping with general upkeep of the center.  In addition, interns are asked to participate in educational workshops, field trips, meetings, and to complete workbook readings and assignments.  All internships include observation of raptors but do not necessarily offer opportunities to assist with any raptor care or handling.

Opportunities and learning objectives:
* Hand-feed nestling and fledgling songbirds
* Prepare specially formulated diets for a wide variety of bird species
* Learn how a species’ natural history, including diet, habitat, and social patterns affect its rehabilitation
* Admit new patients to our infirmary and begin medical notes using our online database system
* Monitor and take notes on patient health and behavior under the direction of our technicians
* Participate in group discussions on local and global issues facing avian conservation
* Support volunteers in ensuring general cleanliness and upkeep of the facility
* Greet and interact with the public while assisting with bird admissions, phone calls, and guest inquiries
* Provide critical support to senior medical staff with capture and restraint of patients during medical procedures
* Attend bi-weekly meetings, seminars, workshops and/or field trips related to all aspects of wildlife rehabilitation
* Observe various diagnostics including phlebotomy, microscopy, and radiography
* Practice identification of songbirds, raptors, and waterfowl based on field markers and other context clues
* Understand general guidelines for species specific minimum release standards
* Develop and practice skills in teamwork, communication, time management and task prioritization
* Become familiar with ethical, moral, and legal debates regarding avian rehabilitation, rehabilitation of nuisance species and the use of euthanasia
* Back in 2018, Participate in workshops at The Great Swamp National Wildlife Refuge & Duke Farms Nature Preserve.  Workshop opportunities may include songbird banding, bat surveys, duck banding, and Invasive species identification and removal techniques.

Instructions: To apply, please submit a letter of interest, resume, copy of transcript/coursework (optional), and selection of 2-3 references whom we may contact, (At least 1 teacher/professor and 1 previous employer recommended).

Applications are due by March 8th, 2018.

Mail: Shari Stern, The Raptor Trust, 1390 White Bridge Rd., Millington, NJ 07946    or

Email: (Resume, cover letter, and reference list attached as one document please)

Compensation: Interns are eligible to receive a small stipend through our affiliated donor scholarship programs.  This internship can be modified to meet most schools criteria in qualifying for academic credit.

Contact: Shari Stern,
Review Starts: 02/19/18
Application Closes: 03/09/18

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 in Discipline/Columbia Science Fellow
Position Type: Post-Doctoral Position
Institution: Columbia University
Department: Frontiers of Science
Field: Biology; Neurosciences; Geochemisty; Astrophysics
City: New York, NY, USA

Qualifications: Ph.D in an appropriate field of science

Responsibilities: Frontiers of Science is a one-semester course that integrates modern science into the Core Curriculum of Columbia College in order to challenge the way students think about  science, introduce exciting scientific ideas and inculcate scientific habits of mind. The program will appoint a few fellows in the sciences for the academic year 2018-2019. We invite applications in all fields of science, but candidates from biology, psychology, and neuroscience are especially encouraged to apply. Columbia Science Fellows hold the rank of Lecturer in Discipline in an appropriate science department. The fellowship is renewable for a second and third year based on satisfactory performance.

Fellows teach two once-per-week seminar sections each semester, attend the weekly course lecture, faculty meeting and pedagogical seminar, and carry out research under the guidance of their faculty mentor. In addition to teaching and research, the Fellows participate actively in the development of the course-wide Frontiers of Science curriculum and engage in the intellectual life of the department of affiliation. A competitive annual salary is supplemented by an annual research allowance.


Contact: David Truong,
Web Link:
Review Starts: 02/01/18
Application Closes: 06/01/18



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: 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 ( 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 posting number
TR0170112 or via the link: 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 (; 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 ( 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,
Web Link:
Review Starts: 10/31/17
Application Closes: 1/31/18



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

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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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