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» Research Assistant, Ecology, Willcox, AZ, US
» Post-Doctoral Research Associate Position, Plant Pathology, University of Minnesota, Saint Paul, MN USA
» Tenure-Track Assistant Professor, Systematic Botany Instituto de Biologia, Universidad Nacional Autonoma de Mexico, Mexico City, México
» Postdoctoral position in genomics of convergence and social symbiosis, California Institute of Technology, Department of Biology and Biological Engineering, Pasadena, CA, USA
» Assistant Professor - Evolutionary Developmental Biologist, Utah State University, Logan, UT, USA
» Tenure-Track Assistant Professor, Evolutionary Biology, SUNY Buffalo State, Biology, Buffalo, NY, USA
» Tenure-Track Professor, Biological Sciences, Western Illinois University, Macomb, IL, USA
» Tenure-Track Assistant Professor, Molecular Biology, University of Missouri-St. Louis, St. Louis, MO, USA
» Lecturer 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 Assistant Professor/Curator, Genomic Ichthyologist, University of Oklahoma, Biology/Sam Noble Museum, Norman, OK, USA

 

Title: Research Assistant
Position Type: Research Assistant
Institution: Life
Department: International
Field: Ecology
City: Willcox, AZ, US

Qualifications: Good physical and mental health, basic birding skills.

Responsibilities: Assist with all field research activities related to bird monitoring at Reserva las Tangaras.

Compensation: Cost-share
Contact: Dusti, dustizuni@yahoo.com
Review Starts: 04/02/18
Application Closes: 05/02/18

 

 

 

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

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

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

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

Preferred Qualifications:

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

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

Responsibilities:

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

Instructions: Interested candidates should submit application via the University of Minnesota Office of Human Resources website (https://humanresources.umn.edu/jobs, Job ID # 322783) which must contain 1) a CV, 2) a cover letter describing their qualifications, relevant experience and research interests and 3) names and contact information for 3 references. In addition to this, candidates should send the full application package as a single PDF file to Dr. Melania Figueroa (figue031@umn.edu). Please label the e-mail subject with: “oat rust-postdoc”.

Contact: Melania Figueroa, figue031@umn.edu
Web Link: https://humanresources.umn.edu/jobs

 

 

Title: Associate Investigator, level "C"
Position Type: Tenure-Track Assistant Professor
Institution: Instituto de Biologia, Universidad Nacional Autonoma de Mexico
Department: Botánica
Field: Systematic Botany
City: Mexico City, México

General Information: The Instituto de Biología, Universidad Nacional Autónoma de México (IBUNAM), whose main mission is the study of national biodiversity and houses the national biological collections, invites applications for a tenure track, full-time position of Associate Investigator, level "C", in Systematic Botany at the main National University campus, Mexico City.

Qualifications: 1. A Ph.D. degree or equivalent, preferably in botany, systematics, evolutionary biology, or a related discipline. 2. Experience in systematic research of plants (any group of embryophytes), demonstrated by original, high quality publications, commensurate to age and academic trajectory. 3. Be familiar with the flora of Mexico and/or the Neotropics, as well as with the curation of scientific collections, techniques of field collecting, morphology, molecular systematics, and/or evolutionary biology. 4. A commitment to participate in activities complementary to research, such as teaching at educational programs of UNAM, and the direction of theses at the undergraduate and graduate level, activities of science outreach, and institutional participation. 5. Willingness to integrate immediately into the academic activities of the IBUNAM, practice leadership in his or her area of investigation, and demonstrate aptitude to form or integrate into a research group. 6. Proficiency in Spanish

Responsibilities: Candidates will be expected to lead an independent, externally-funded research program, teach courses and supervise undergraduate and graduate students.

Instructions: Applicants should submit a letter addressed to the Director of IBUNAM (Dr. Víctor Manuel G. Sánchez Cordero Dávila) with a detailed statement of purpose; a full curriculum vitae with contact information (supporting documentation is not necessary at this stage); PDFs of publications that the applicant considers the most important of his/her professional trajectory (a maximum of five); a brief proposal of his/her activities for the first year at the Institute (5 pages maximum); and a letter of recommendation. Applications should be sent to the email sacademica@ib.unam.mx with copy to vinculacion@ib.unam.mx and acontreras@ib.unam.mx

Contact: Dr. Atilano Contreras, acontreras@ib.unam.mx
Web Link: http://www.ib.unam.mx/
Review Starts: 04/02/18
Application Closes: 06/29/18

 

 

Title: Postdoctoral position in genomics of convergence and social symbiosis
Position Type: Post-Doctoral Position
Institution: California Institute of Technology
Department: Biology and Biological Engineering
Field: Evolutionary Genomics
City: Pasadena, CA, USA

General Information: Postdoctoral position in genomics of convergence and social symbiosis (Parker Lab)

A postdoctoral position is available to study the genomic basis of evolutionary convergence in the lab of Joe Parker at the California Institute of Technology.

Work in the Parker lab is focused on the evolution of complex phenotypes, principally in the context of symbiosis. We use a unique system to explore this phenomenon: the convergent evolution of symbioses between rove beetles and social insects. Rove beetles (family Staphylinidae) are the largest metazoan family, and include multiple remarkable lineages that have evolved to become "social parasites"— stealth impostors that infiltrate ant or termite societies, employing radical behavioral, anatomical and chemical adaptations. We have found that many of the most extreme symbiotic phenotypes have evolved convergently numerous times in distantly related lineages. We are a now seeking a postdoctoral candidate to probe the genomic basis of complex phenotypic convergence in this system. Our goals are twofold: i) Pinpoint shared or unique molecular changes that drive the evolution of social symbiosis in rove beetles; ii) Make basic inferences into the long-standing question of how complex phenotypic changes can arise repeatedly and predictably over deep evolutionary timescales.

Aspects of this work will involve two study systems: 1) A deep-time system encompassing symbiont lineages from across the rove beetle subfamily Aleocharinae that are separated by up to 100 million years. 2) A recently-evolved system in which multiple rove beetle lineages have convergently evolved symbioses with a single ant genus in the South Western US. This latter project involves potential fieldwork at sites in Southern California and Arizona.

The following papers illustrate the rove beetle-ant system:
Parker, J., Eldredge, K.T., Thomas, I.M., Davis, S., Coleman, R.T. (2017) Hox-Logic of Preadaptations for Social Insect Symbiosis in Rove Beetles. bioRxiv, 198945

Maruyama, M., and Parker, J. (2017) Deep-Time Convergence in Rove Beetle Symbionts of Army Ants. Current Biology, 27, 920–926 PMID: 28285995

Yamamoto, S.†, Maruyama, M. and Parker, J. (2016) Evidence for Social Parasitism of Early Insect Societies by Cretaceous Rove Beetles. Nature Communications, 7: 13658 PMID: 27929066

Start Date and Project Duration: The start date is flexible and depends on the candidate. Preference is for candidates who can start in 2018, or early-mid 2019 at the latest. The position is funded for two years at least and potentially longer depending on progress.

The California Institute of Technology: Caltech is consistently ranked among the top research universities in the world and hosts a diverse and collaborative scientific community. Caltech is located in Pasadena, California, a vibrant city 10 miles northeast of downtown Los Angeles and minutes from the Parker lab's fieldwork sites in the San Gabriel mountains. More info about the Parker lab:https://www.bbe.caltech.edu/content/joseph-parker

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

Qualifications: Applications are encouraged from talented and motivated individuals who have a Ph.D. or are nearing completion of their Ph.D. with experience in genome and transcriptome sequencing, genome assembly, annotation, comparative genomics and genome evolution. Interest or experience in machine learning and/or single cell profiling are desirable. Top candidates will have a strong track record of research productivity, excellent communication skills, enthusiasm for basic research and a collegial approach to science.

Responsibilities: The successful candidate will spearhead genome sequencing of free-living and symbiotic species from across phylogeny, and use comparative genomic tools to understand patterns of genome evolution. There is potential for collaboration with Caltech labs using machine learning and single cell profiling, and the candidate will also lead genome/transcriptome assembly and annotation of several higher quality reference genomes to facilitate functional genetic studies in laboratory model rove beetle species. Depending on the candidate, the project may involve wet lab work to functionally test loci with possible causal roles in symbiosis, or involve collaboration with others to this end.

Instructions: Candidates should send a cover letter, a detailed curriculum vitae, and names and contact details for three references to: joep@caltech.edu

Contact: Joe Parker, joep@caltech.edu
Web Link: http://www.bbe.caltech.edu/content/postdoctoral-position-genomics-convergence-and-social-symbiosis-parker-lab
Review Starts: 03/10/2017
Application Closes: 06/01/2017

 

 

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Instructions: Applicants must apply electronically, using the online system at https://jobs.usu.edu. Applicants are required to submit a cover letter, curriculum vitae, statements of teaching and research philosophy and goals, and the names and contact information (including email addresses) for three references. Up to three publications or manuscripts should also be submitted. For further information or inquiries, please contact Nancy Kay Pierson (NancyKay.Pierson@usu.edu), Search Manager. Review of applications will begin 19 February 2018 and will continue until the position is filled. See http://usu.hiretouch.com/job-details?jobid=3034 for more information and to apply online.

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

Compensation: Commensurate with experience and education, plus excellent benefits
Contact: Nancy Kay Pierson, NancyKay.Pierson@usu.edu
Web Link: http://usu.hiretouch.com/job-details?jobid=3034
Review Starts: 19 February 2018
Application Closes: Open until filled

 

 

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

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

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

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

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

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

Web Link: https://jobs.buffalostate.edu
Review Starts: 02/23/18
Application Closes: Until filled

 

 

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

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

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

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

See more at 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: 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: 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/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.

 

 


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