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» 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
» Tenure-Track Assistant Professor of Evolutionary Biology, The University of Alabama in Huntsville, Huntsville, AL, USA
» Lecturer in Discipline/Columbia Science Fellow, Post-Doctoral Position, Columbia University, New York, NY, USA
» M.S. in Thermal Evolutionary Ecology of Insect Communication, Saint Louis University, Saint Louis, MO, USA
» Ph.D. Research Assistant, Biology, Miami University, Oxford, OH, USA
» Ph.D. Research Assistant, Biology, Miami University, Oxford, OH, USA
» Ph.D. Assistantship, Research Assistant - Plant Genomics, Boise State University, Biological Sciences, Boise, ID, 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 of Biology, Oxford College of Emory University, Oxford, GA, USA
» Tenure-Track Professor and Department Head of Biological Sciences, Virginia Tech, Department of Biological Sciences, Blacksburg, VA, USA
» Assistant Professor/Curator, Vertebrate Evolutionary Biology, University of California, Berkeley, CA, USA
» Tenure-Track Assistant Professor, Saint Anselm College, Biology, Animal Physiology, Manchester, NH, USA
» Tenure-Track Assistant Professor/Curator, Genomic Ichthyologist, University of Oklahoma, Biology/Sam Noble Museum, Norman, OK, USA
» Tenure-Track Assistant Professor of Paleobiology, Baylor University Department of Geosciences, Waco, TX, USA

 

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 https://wiu.interviewexchange.com/jobofferdetails.jsp?JOBID=90274

Compensation: Full professor rank with commensurate salary.  Western Illinois University offers a competitive benefits package including domestic partner benefits. For full benefit information visit: http://www.wiu.edu/vpas/human_resources/benefits/

Contact: Shawn Meagher, sa-meagher1@wiu.edu
Web Link: https://wiu.interviewexchange.com/jobofferdetails.jsp?JOBID=90274
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 http://www.umsl.jobs.  For additional information, contact the department chair, Dr. Wendy Olivas, at olivasw@umsl.edu.

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

 

 

Title: Assistant Professor of Evolutionary Biology
Position Type: Tenure-Track Assistant Professor
Institution: The University of Alabama in Huntsville
Department: Dept. of Biological Sciences
Field: Evolutionary Biology/genetics
City: Huntsville, AL, USA

General Information: The Department of Biological Sciences at the University of Alabama in Huntsville seeks candidates for a tenure-track assistant professor position in evolutionary biology/genetics. Researchers using molecular, cellular or computational techniques are encouraged to apply. Applicants must have a Ph.D. degree or equivalent in an appropriate discipline and postdoctoral experience.  Faculty are expected to engage in funded research, to mentor graduate and undergraduate research, and to teach at the undergraduate and graduate level. Teaching assignments will primarily be in evolution and genetics but may include cell or organismal biology, depending on background. The department values diversity, and we are committed to building a culturally diverse intellectual community. We particularly encourage applications from historically underrepresented groups, including women and minorities.

The Department of Biological Sciences is housed in the Shelby Center for Science and Technology with spacious, well-equipped teaching and research facilities. Collaborative research activity is encouraged with the Hudson Alpha Institute for Biotechnology, NASA Marshall Space Flight Center, and more than a dozen biotechnology companies in Cumming’s Research Park, all of which are located minutes away from the university. Cummings Research Park is the 2nd largest research park in the United States with over 285 high technology companies.  Huntsville is a mid-sized city located in beautiful north Alabama, an area that boasts a reasonable cost of living and ample recreational and cultural opportunities. Please visit the department web site, www.uah.edu/biology, to learn more about the department and the area.  The starting date for the position will be August, 2018.  Applicants should submit a single PDF that includes a 1) cover letter and 2) curriculum vitae; 3) research statement; 4) statement of teaching interests; and 5) contact information for three letters of recommendation to biologyposition@uah.edu.  For further information or questions please contact the search committee chair, Dr. Bruce Stallsmith at stallsb@uah.edu

Review of complete applications will begin 1 December, 2017 and will continue until the position is filled.  The University of Alabama in Huntsville is an affirmative action/equal opportunity employer of minorities/ females/ veterans/ disabled.

Qualifications: PhD in Evolutionary Biology or related field. Postdoctoral research experience.

Responsibilities:  Faculty are expected to engage in funded research, to mentor graduate and undergraduate research, and to teach at the undergraduate and graduate level. Teaching assignments will primarily be in evolution and genetics but may include cell or organismal biology, depending on background.

Instructions: Applicants should submit a single PDF that includes a 1) cover letter and 2) curriculum vitae; 3) research statement; 4) statement of teaching interests; and 5) contact information for three letters of recommendation to biologyposition@uah.edu .  For further information or questions please contact the search committee chair, Dr. Bruce Stallsmith at stallsb@uah.edu

Review of complete applications will begin 1 December, 2017and will continue until the position is filled.  The University of Alabama in Huntsville is an affirmative action/equal opportunity employer of minorities/ females/ veterans/ disabled.

Compensation: Competitive
Contact: Dr. Bruce Stallsmith, stallsb@uah.edu
Web Link: www.uah.edu/biology
Review Starts: Dec. 1, 2017
Application Closes: 12/31/2017

 

 

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.

Instructions: http://academicjobs.columbia.edu/applicants/Central?quickFind=65395

Contact: David Truong, fos@columbia.edu
Web Link: http://academicjobs.columbia.edu/applicants/Central?quickFind=65395
Review Starts: 02/01/18
Application Closes: 06/01/18

 

 

Title: M.S. in Thermal Evolutionary Ecology of Insect Communication
Position Type: Research Assistant
Institution: Saint Louis University
Department: Biology
Field: evolutionary ecology
City: Saint Louis, MO, USA

General Information: The Fowler-Finn lab is a diverse group of scientists passionate about arthropods, vibrational communication, outreach education, supporting diversity in STEM, and having a ton of fun. We are seeking highly motivated students to apply for a Master’s position opening in Fall 2018. We welcome inquiries from folks of diverse backgrounds and training, and encourage underrepresented and underserved groups to apply. The Department of Biology at Saint Louis University, and institutions in the Saint Louis area, provide ample opportunities to interact with a broad range of scientists interested in ecology, evolution, behavior, and physiology.

Qualifications: B.A or B.S. in Biology or a related field. Passion for arthropods and/or communication. Prior lab experience is preferred, but not necessary.

Responsibilities: The student would join our dynamic and diverse research team to work on an NSF funded project investigating thermal effects on reproductive performance and sexual communication in Enchenopa treehoppers (Hemiptera: Membracidae). Treehoppers communicate through plant-borne vibrations, and mating behavior as well as male songs and female preferences for the songs are sensitive to changes in temperature.

The project will involve a combination of field work, laboratory experimentation, and outreach education. The student will be trained in how to implement a function-valued approach to characterize phenotypic plasticity, and utilize classic quantitative genetics to measure genetic variation across a latitudinal gradient. Outreach through sound art installations and zoo exhibits capitalizes on the ability of the bizarre and beautiful vibrational songs of treehoppers to capture the public’s imagination.

Instructions: For best consideration, apply by December 15, 2017. For more information about the lab, or to express interest in the position, visit the Fowler-Finn lab webpage (fowlerfinnlab.com) or contact Kasey Fowler-Finn (kasey.fowlerfinn@slu.edu).

For information about applying to Saint Louis University's Biology graduate program, visit: https://www.slu.edu/department-of-biology-home/graduate-program/prospective-students

Contact: Kasey Fowler-Finn, kasey.fowlerfinn@slu.edu
Web Link: fowlerfinnlab.com
Review Starts: 12/15/2017
Application Closes: 12/15/2017

 

 

Title: Ph.D. Research Assistantship
Institution: Miami University of Ohio
Department: Biology
Field: evolutionary genomics
City: Oxford, OH, USA

General Information: A PhD research assistantship is available at the Miami University of Ohio. The student will join an ongoing project on evolutionary adaptations to climate change in horned lizards (genus Phrynosoma).

Qualifications: The candidate must be enthusiastic, hard working, reliable, willing to learn new techniques, and have a deep interest in genomics and bioinformatics. Knowledge of programming (e.g. unix, perl, R) is a plus but is not necessary as long as the student is interested in learning these skills.

Responsibilities: The student will be mainly responsible for annotation of the genome of the desert horned lizard (Phrynosoma platyrhinos). The student will be encouraged to develop a PhD dissertation project that will leverage this new genome.

Instructions: Inquires and applications can be send to Dr. Tereza Jezkova at tereza.jezkova@miamioh.edu. Applications will be accepted immediately and should include the following:
1. cover letter explaining your research interests and expertise
2. curriculum vitae
3. contacts for three professional references

Contact: Tereza Jezkova, tjezkova@miamioh.edu
Web Link: caloprymnus.com
Review Starts: 10/25/17
Application Closes: 11/31/17

 

 

Title: Ph.D. Research Assistant
Position Type: Research Assistant
Institution: Miami University
Department: Biology
Field: Plant
City: Oxford, OH, USA

General Information: The Baker Lab (http://www.rlbakerlab.com ) in the Biology Department at Miami University of Ohio is recruiting a highly motivated graduate student (M.S. or Ph.D.) to study plant microevolutionary developmental biology. Research in the Baker Lab includes work on the evolution and development of locally adapted wildflower populations (Mimulus) and leveraging evo-devo approaches for sustainable agriculture in crop systems (Brassica).  Current research involves broad, interdisciplinary approaches to understanding genotype to phenotype connections and environmental interactions throughout organismic ontogeny from genomic, transcriptomic, anatomic, morphological, and physiological perspectives. The research will primarily be conducted at Miami University, but may necessitate some extended travel for summer fieldwork.

Miami University features multiple greenhouses, a center for bioinformatics and genomics (http://miamioh.edu/cas/academics/centers/cbfg), a center for advanced microscopy and imaging (CAMI; https://miamioh.edu/cas/academics/centers/cami/), a 170 acre (69 hectare) Ecological Research Center field station (http://miamioh.edu/cas/academics/centers/erc/), and an Institute for Food (http://miamioh.edu/cas/academics/centers/iff/index.html), which maintains an organic farm (https://miamioh.edu/cas/academics/centers/iff/our-farm/index.html).

Miami University is located in Oxford, Ohio. Oxford is approximately one hour from both Cincinnati and Dayton, and two hours from Columbus.  Living in Oxford and being a part of the Miami University community will give you access to a number of exciting opportunities such as weekly farmer's market, summer concerts, performing arts, sports, museums, lectures, and special events. Nearby Hueston Woods State Park offers 3,000 acres of outdoor recreation including hiking, fishing, canoeing, mountain biking, and fossil hunting.

Successful applicants will receive tuition waivers and at least one year of support as research assistants (typically their second year) and are guaranteed teaching assistantships throughout their graduate studies (2 years total for M.S. or 6 years total for Ph.D.).

Qualifications: Preferred candidates will have a background in organismal evolution. Experience with or coursework in genetics (molecular or quantitative), genomics/bioinformatics, physiology, and/or statistical analyses would be an asset. Students from diverse backgrounds, and/or who participated in research preparation programs including NSF Research Experiences for Undergrads (REU) or McNair Scholars, are highly encouraged to apply.

Responsibilities: Coursework, teaching assistantship, and research consistent with earning a graduate degree.

Instructions: Applicants should submit a personal statement, CV, 3 letters of recommendation, GRE scores, proof of English proficiency (if applicable), and baccalaureate transcripts by January 1, 2018 via http://miamioh.edu/graduate-school/admission/. Interested applicants should contact Dr. Robert Baker at robert.baker@miamioh.edu with any questions.

For more information about graduate programs in the Biology Department, visit: http://miamioh.edu/cas/academics/departments/biology/academics/graduate-studies/index.htmlhttps://miamioh.edu/cas/academics/departments/biology/admission/index.html

Contact: Rob Baker, robert.baker@miamioh.edu
Review Starts: 01/01/18
Application Closes: 01/01/18

 

 

Title: Ph.D. Assistantship - Plant Genomics
Position Type: Research Assistant
Institution: Boise State University
Department: Biological Sciences
Field: Plant Genomics
City: Boise, ID, USA

Qualifications: We are seeking someone who has a strong interest in genomics, evolutionary systematics, biogeography, bioinformatics and fieldwork. Competitive students will have a Master’s degree, a background in botany, and experience in systematics. Please address your qualifications for each of these points in your cover letter. The position starts fall (Aug) 2018.

Responsibilities: A position is available for a Ph.D. student to investigate the impact of abiotic and biotic factors on the diversification of flowering plants by using the species-rich and ecologically important genus Piper as a model. This research will focus on three evolutionary forces: i) climate, i) pollination (a mutualistic process benefiting both the plant and its partner) and iii) plants' chemical defense (an antagonistic process developed to counteract insect herbivory). A genomic approach will be applied to unravel the evolutionary history of genes underlying pollination syndromes and plants’ defense mechanisms. This will be achieved by sequencing genes involved in inflorescence structures and alkaloid production. The impact of climate on diversification will be investigated by inferring species climatic niches based on museum collections. The contribution of each evolutionary force on the diversification of Piper will be assessed by correlating the emergence of novel genomic functions and/or climatic shifts with shifts of diversification rates along a dated phylogeny. The Ph.D. student will be supervised by Sven Buerki (Boise State University, BSU) in collaboration with James Smith (BSU) and Christopher Davidson (Idaho Botanical Research Foundation, Boise).  The student will also have opportunities to interact with our international network of collaborators. The student will conduct fieldwork to increase the number of samples, look after living specimens of Piper in our greenhouse, generate molecular data (using RNA-Seq, Target Enrichment and Genome Skimming) and analyze those using bioinformatic methods. We expect the student to lead on the writing of several scientific papers.

Instructions: To apply, please send via email in a single file attachment (include your last name in the file name): a cover letter that states qualifications and career goals, a CV with the names and contacts for 3 references, copies of transcripts (unofficial are acceptable) and GRE scores and percentiles (not combined) to Sven Buerki (email: svenbuerki@boisestate.edu). Please put “PhD application” in the subject line.  Applications will be reviewed as they are received until December 15 If you do not have GRE scores by the deadline your application cannot be considered. Top candidates will be asked to formally apply to Boise State’s EEB program by January 20.  All admission decisions must be approved by the Graduate Dean.

Boise State University embraces and welcomes diversity in its faculty, student body, and staff. Accordingly, applicants who would add to the diversity and excellence of our academic community are encouraged to apply.

Compensation: This position includes support in the form of a graduate assistantship (renewable, 12-month at $25,000), tuition and fee waiver, and health insurance.
Contact: Dr. Sven Buerki, svenbuerki@boisestate.edu
WebLink: https://eeb.boisestate.edu/assistantship-opportunities/phd-assistantship-plant-genomics/
Review Starts: 10/12/2017
Application Closes: 12/15/2017

 

 

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 http://ib.berkeley.edu/undergrad/courses.

Graduate courses are at http://ib.berkeley.edu/student/courses/grad.php.

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: http://policy.ucop.edu/doc/4000376/NondiscrimAffirmAct. 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: https://aprecruit.berkeley.edu/apply/JPF01529.

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 (http://apo.berkeley.edu/evalltr.html) 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 ib_recruit@berkeley.edu.

Compensation: $53,402
Contact: Academic Personnel, ib_recruit@berkeley.edu
Web Link: https://aprecruit.berkeley.edu/apply/JPF01529
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 (http://biology.louisiana.edu) 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: Development.search@louisiana.edu. To ensure full consideration, applications should be received by October 20, 2017.

Contact: James Albert, jxa4003@louisiana.edu
Web Link: https://biology.louisiana.edu/faculty-search#Developmental_Biology
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 (http://biology.louisiana.edu) 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: Genetics.search@Louisiana.edu. To ensure full consideration, applications should be received by October 20, 2017.

Contact: Scott France, France@louisiana.edu
Web Link: https://biology.louisiana.edu/faculty-search#Population_Genetics
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 VertBioSearch@csulb.edu
  • Copy of transcript from institution awarding highest degree
  • Reprints of up to three representative publications
  • A statement of research interests
  • A statement of teaching philosophy

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

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

Requests for information should be addressed to:

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

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

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

 

 

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

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

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

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

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

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

EEO/AA/Individuals with Disabilities/Veteran Employer

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

 

 

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

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

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

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

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

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

 

 

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Applicants should include the following required documents:

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

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

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

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

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

 

 

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

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

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

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

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

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

 

 

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

 

 

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

 

 


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