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» Assistant Professor (Invertebrate Biology), Western Carolina University, Cullowhee, NC, USA
» Instructional Assistant Professor of Biological Sciences, Chapman University, Schmid College of Science and Technology, Orange, CA, US
» Assistant Professor - Global Change Biologist, University of Texas at El Paso, El Paso, TX, US
» Blog Editor Fellow, Society for the Study of Evolution, Remote
» Assistant Professor of Ecology/Environmental Science, Moravian College, Bethlehem, PA, USA
» Organismal Biologist, Denison University, Granville, OH, USA
» Assistant Professor of Biology, Pennsylvania State University, Monaca, PA, USA
» Biostatistics Tenure Track Assistant Professor, Lehigh University, Bethlehem, PA, USA
» Evolutionary Biologist, Tenure-Track Assistant Professor, San Francisco State University, Department of Biology, San Francisco, CA, USA
» Postdoctoral Researcher in Quantitative Ecology, The Morton Arboretum Center for Tree Science, Lisle, IL, USA
» Huxley Fellow in Ecology & Evolutionary Biology, Post-Doctoral Research Fellow, Rice University, Houston, TX, USA
» Research Molecular Biologist, Honey bee biology, USDA-ARS, Baton Rouge, LA, USA
» Post-Doctoral Research Associate Position, Plant Pathology, University of Minnesota, Saint Paul, MN USA
» Assistant Professor - Evolutionary Developmental Biologist, Utah State University, Logan, UT, USA
» Tenure-Track Assistant Professor, Molecular Biology, University of Missouri-St. Louis, St. Louis, MO, USA
» Lecturer, Temporary Faculty, UC Berkeley, Department of Integrative Biology, Berkeley, CA, USA
» Tenure-Track Assistant Professor in Developmental Biology, University of Louisiana at Lafayette, Lafayette, LA, USA
» Tenure-Track Assistant Professor in Population Genetics, University of Louisiana at Lafayette, Lafayette, LA, USA

 

Title: Assistant Professor (Invertebrate Biology)
Position Type: Tenure-Track Assistant Professor
Institution: Western Carolina University
Department: Biology
Field: Invertebrate Biology
City: Cullowhee, NC, USA

General Information: The Department of Biology at Western Carolina University invites applications for a tenure-track faculty position in Invertebrate Zoology at the Assistant Professor level, to start August 2019. Candidates addressing questions in the broad areas of evolutionary and organismal biology, especially in non-model organisms, are encouraged to apply. To learn more about the Western Carolina University and the Biology Department, visit biology.wcu.edu.

WCU embraces its role as a community-engaged university designated by the Carnegie Foundation for the Advancement of Teaching and has adopted the Boyer Model of Scholarship to support its commitment to integrated learning and the scholarship of engagement. Potential candidates who demonstrate a commitment to community engagement through teaching, service, and scholarship are highly encourage to apply.WCU is an Equal Opportunity/Access/Affirmative Action/Pro Disabled & Veteran Employer.

Qualifications: A successful candidate will be expected to teach undergraduate and graduate level courses, develop an active research program involving undergraduate and Master’s students, be actively involved in academic activities in the department and the university, and be willing to embrace the university’s commitment to equity, diversity and inclusivity. Applicants should have a Ph.D. in an appropriate field, postdoctoral experience or its equivalent, teaching experience at the undergraduate level, and a record of scholarly productivity with the expectation of continued scholarship at a primarily undergraduate university. Preference will be given to applicants with the ability to teach courses in invertebrate zoology, biology of arthropods, evolutionary biology, and introductory organismal biology.

Responsibilities: Teach courses in invertebrate zoology, biology of arthropods, evolutionary biology, and introductory organismal biology. Develop an active research program involving undergraduate and Master’s students.

Instructions: To access the position, visit https://jobs.wcu.edu/postings/9537. Application materials must be submitted online. Materials to be submitted include a 1) cover letter; 2) curriculum vita; 3) statement of teaching experience and interests; 4) description of current and proposed research; 5) list of three academic references with contact information; and 6) unofficial transcripts. Review of applications will begin October 31 and continue until the position is filled. Inquiries may be directed to Dr. Thomas Martin at tmartin@wcu.edu.

Contact: Tom Martin, tmartin@wcu.edu
Web Link: https://jobs.wcu.edu/postings/9537
Review Starts: 10/31/2018
Application Closes: until filled

 

 

Title: Instructional Assistant Professor of Biological Sciences
Position Type: Non-Tenure-Track Assistant Professor
Institution: Chapman University
Department: Schmid College of Science and Technology
Field: evolutionary biology, microbiology
City: Orange, CA, US

General Information: Schmid College of Science and Technology (SCST) at Chapman University seeks applicants for a non-tenure track, full-time Instructional Assistant Professor of Biological Sciences, effective Fall 2019.
Chapman University, located in the heart of Orange County, California, is now ranked #5 among western universities by U.S. News and World Report, and has gained national recognition for its commitment to excellence through innovative research and teaching. Schmid College of Science and Technology embodies Chapman’s mission of providing students with personalized educational experiences by fostering an outstanding community of teacher-scholars across a broad range of undergraduate and graduate programs. SCST just celebrated the opening of our new 140,000 ft2 home, the Keck Center for Science and Engineering, which features state-of-the-art laboratories, teaching spaces, and student collaboration areas. More information on Schmid College can be found at http://www.chapman.edu/scst/index.aspx.
The Biological Sciences program is home to a diverse group of faculty with specializations in a broad range of fields, from molecular and cellular biology to ecology and evolution and more. The program houses an undergraduate degree in biology characterized by personalized education, small class sizes, innovative teaching, and strong student-faculty interactions. Instructional faculty play critical roles in the program for teaching, pedagogy, advising, and service, have the opportunity for promotion to associate and full professor, and have full votes at both the program and college levels.

Qualifications: Requirements include a Ph.D. in Biology or related field. The ideal candidate would have broad training within evolution, ecology and physiology, experience teaching at the introductory level in lectures and labs, ability to design class-based labs, and familiarity with evidence-based instructional approaches. In addition, the ideal candidate would demonstrate ability to teach fundamental concepts in cellular, molecular, and/or microbiology at the introductory level. Finally, the candidate should have excellent organizational, interpersonal, and communication skills.

Responsibilities: The successful candidate will teach lectures and labs in the introductory biology course sequence, which includes two separate semester-long courses: BIO 204 “From Molecules to Cells: Evolution of Life on Earth” and BIO 205 “Evolution and Diversity of Multicellular Organisms.” In addition, the successful candidate will coordinate laboratories for the introductory course devoted to evolution and diversity. In this role, the candidate will be
tasked with assessing the lab curriculum, modifying and developing new labs as appropriate, and coordinating instructors.

Instructions: Candidates should submit the following electronically via AcademicJobsOnline.org at: https://academicjobsonline.org/ajo/jobs/11930
- cover letter
- curriculum vitae
- statement of teaching philosophy and diversity (2 pages max)
- three letters of recommendation
- Chapman University Faculty Employment Application

Contact: Jeremy Hsu, schmidcollege@chapman.edu
Web Link: https://academicjobsonline.org/ajo/jobs/11930
Review Start: 10/15/18
Application Closes: 10/19/18



 

 

Title: Assistant Professor - Global Change Biologist
Position Type: Tenure-Track Assistant Professor
Institution: University of Texas at El Paso
Department: Biological Sciences
Field: Ecology and Evolutionary Biology
City: El Paso, TX, US

General Information: The Department of Biological Sciences at the University of Texas at El Paso (UTEP) invites applications for a tenure-track assistant professor position for a Global Change Biologist. In particular, we are seeking candidates with expertise in organismal biology and the use of state-of-the-art approaches to study adaptation, habitat shifts, and behavioral and/or other responses to global change. Prospective candidates working at higher ecological levels (e.g., populations, communities, ecosystems), particularly in the US Southwest, are also encouraged to apply.

ABOUT THE DEPARTMENT: The Department of Biological Sciences is among the most productive departments at UTEP and contributes to interdisciplinary graduate programs in Environmental Science, Environmental Science and Engineering, Bioinformatics, and Computational Science. An EEB doctoral program has recently been established. Existing faculty expertise includes ecological, evolutionary, biomedical, and education research fields. Core facilities include capacities for DNA Next-Gen sequencing, bioinformatics, and statistics; Biodiversity Collections; a green roof; and a greenhouse. The department also manages the 38,000-acre Indio Mountains Research Station. Current EEB faculty conduct research throughout the Chihuahuan Desert, Arctic, Congo, Southeast Asia, and Central and South America. More information is available at the Department of Biological Sciences website.

ABOUT UTEP: Located in one of the largest binational communities in the world, The University of Texas at El Paso is unique among research institutions. UTEP enrolls more than 25,000 students, most of whom are Hispanic. The Brookings Institution in 2017 ranked UTEP as the No. 1 leader in equal access to higher education, based on a combination of research productivity and student social mobility. The University has annual externally funded research expenditures of $95 million, maintains an operating budget of $500 million and employs 4,000 people. With 172 bachelor’s, master’s and doctoral degree programs available in eight colleges and schools, UTEP is the first national research university serving a 21st century student demographic.

Qualifications: In particular, we are seeking candidates with expertise in organismal biology and the use of state-of-the-art approaches to study adaptation, habitat shifts, and behavioral and/or other responses to global change. Prospective candidates working at higher ecological levels (e.g., populations, communities, ecosystems), particularly in the US Southwest, are also encouraged to apply. Applicants must have a Ph.D. or equivalent degree, postdoctoral research experience, and a strong record of research accomplishments.

Responsibilities: The anticipated appointment date is fall 2019 or earlier. The successful candidate is expected to establish an extramurally funded research program; to teach and mentor undergraduate, masters’, and doctoral students; and to serve as a member of the Ecology and Evolutionary Biology (EEB) core faculty. Candidates’ research should have a strong potential for collaboration with existing EEB faculty and be able to attract extramural funding.

Instructions: Review of applications will begin immediately and continue until the position is filled. Candidates must submit a letter of interest, curriculum vitae, statement of research interest, a brief description of teaching and service philosophy, and complete contact information for at least three references. For questions about the position, you may contact Prof. Craig Tweedie, Search Committee Chair at ctweedie@utep.edu.

Contact: Prof. Craig Tweedie, ctweedie@utep.edu
Web Link: www.utep.edu/employment
Review Starts: 10/01/18
Application Closes: Review will continue until position is filled.

 

 

Title: Blog Editor Fellow
Organization: Society for the Study of Evolution
City: Remote

General Information: The Society for the Study of Evolution (SSE) is pleased to announce a call for applicants to the position of Blog Editor Fellow to begin January 1, 2019. The Blog Editor Fellow will create and curate a blog highlighting the effective and essential work SSE members are doing to engage and educate the public and to interface with other SSE members. The Blog Editor Fellow will solicit, manage, and publish at least three articles per month from regular contributors, and will write one editorial per month on a topic of their choosing. The fellowship stipend will be $6,000 USD per year. Applications close October 1, 2018.

About the Blog Editor Fellowship:
Public engagement and dissemination of evolutionary understanding has perhaps never been more critical, and many factors are leading evolutionary biologists to work in science communication. As such, it serves the Society’s mission to support the development of evolutionary science communicators. Additionally, communication among our membership is critical to maintaining and further nurturing the SSE community. To these ends, SSE has committed to financially supporting the creation of a professional, functional blog and to staffing this initiative with an SSE member who shows great promise in science communication. The selected individual will serve a one‐year term as editor (extending to a second year with satisfactory performance). Other applicants not selected for the editorship will have the opportunity to contribute posts in the following two years.

Responsibilities:

  • Initially, construct the inaugural blog site with input from SSE leadership, and indefinitely, work with web developer and the SSE website manager to implement appropriate regular changes to keep the blog fresh and pleasing to readership.
  • Solicit, manage, and publish at least three articles per month from regular contributors and from special guest contributors. Articles should be released continuously (i.e., weekly or biweekly).
  • Research, write, gather feedback, and edit one editorial per month on a topic of their choosing.
  • Moderate comments on published articles to exclude spam or aggressive/inappropriate comments.
  • Purposely and conscientiously curate blog content that is equitable, diverse, and inclusive.
  • Submit blog posts for publication in a timely manner to SSE’s communications officer, Kati Moore.

Blog Content Examples:

We propose the blog be a site to highlight the effective and essential work SSE members are doing to engage and educate the public and to interface with other SSE members.

Potential posts could:

  • Highlight the efforts of SSE member research groups in outreach and education, helping to motivate similar efforts by other groups and provide tangible guides for implementing successful programs more widely across the SSE membership.
  • Disseminate SSE announcements and, where we deem our membership would also be interested, news from our sister societies (SSB, ASN, ESEB) and other scientific societies (e.g. AAAS).
  • Call attention to policy issues, actions, and legislation that are important to SSE members and facilitate meaningful action that champions evolution in the public forum, supports SSE’s mission, and coordinates with existing science policy organizations like AIBS.
  • Provide written resources and links to further reading that help members navigate common academic career transitions, such as navigating graduate school, securing a postdoc/faculty position, and obtaining tenure, and also highlight diverse careers resources for those with career interests outside academia.
  • Showcase contributed posts from SSE Graduate Research Excellence Grants (GREG) recipients detailing the funded research process and outcomes.
  • Present how‐to guides or important information for researchers. This may take the form of a brief introduction and a link to posts on blogs such as The Molecular Ecologist. (i.e. a “link roundup”).
  • Publicize reports from major meetings.
  • Feature Q&A with a scientist – one scientist will be invited monthly to be the expert in residence (EiR). The EiR will be advertised on the blog and SSE social media. The EiR will select questions to answer from samples provided by the blog editor as his/her contribution to the SSE blog.

Compensation: The SSE editor fellow will receive a stipend of $6000 in four disbursements (the end of March, June, September, and December). At each disbursement time, the selection committee and editor fellow will evaluate both the blog’s and the fellow’s performance and discuss the blog’s direction over the next quarter.

Please note the stipend is taxable income.

Instructions: SSE members interested in a career in science communication are asked to submit applications via email to gsac@evolutionsociety.org by October 1, 2018. Applications will be reviewed by a committee of three GSAC members, one Education and Outreach Committee member, and one executive Council member. The fellowship stipend will be $6,000 USD per year. The fellowship will begin January 1, 2019. Application materials will include 1) a CV, 2) a personal statement, and 3) a portfolio of science writing content. All materials must be submitted as a single PDF titled: APPLICANTS_LAST_NAME_EDITOR_FELLOW_APPLICATION_2018. The editor fellow will commit to providing structural documents and general guidance to the editor fellow who follows their term. We encourage applications from the whole community, including early-career researchers and researchers from underrepresented groups in STEM.

Contact: Jodie Wiggins, gsac@evolutionsociety.org
Application closes: October 1, 2018

 

 

Title: Assistant Professor of Ecology/Environmental Science
Position Type: Tenure-Track Assistant Professor
Institution: Moravian College
Department: Biological Sciences
Field: ecology/environmental science
City: Bethlehem, PA, USA

General Information: The Department of Biological Sciences at Moravian College invites applications for a tenure-track appointment at the Assistant Professor level beginning Fall 2019. Applicants must have their Ph.D. in hand at the time of appointment. We  are looking for a biologist whose expertise complements that of current members of the department. The successful candidate will have a research interest in some area of terrestrial or freshwater ecology/environmental science and will ideally have significant experience with some aspect of quantitative or computational biology (e.g. biostatistics, GIS, or bioinformatics).

Success as a faculty member at Moravian is evaluated on the basis of teaching, scholarship, service, and student engagement. All applicants who provide strong evidence demonstrating their ability to flourish in a small liberal arts college environment will be seriously considered.

Qualifications:
-Research interest in some area of terrestrial or freshwater ecology/environmental science
-Will ideally have significant experience with some aspect of quantitative or computational biology (e.g. biostatistics, GIS, or bioinformatics).
-Applicants must have their Ph.D. in hand at the time of appointment.

Responsibilities: Teaching is paramount at Moravian. Each semester, faculty in the sciences typically teach two lecture courses (3 hours each per week) and two laboratory sections (3 hours each per week). The new faculty hire will be responsible for teaching some of the following:
•       our upper-level Ecology course (BIOL360), taken by both Environmental Science and Biology majors
•       an upper-level elective course (with laboratory) in an area of the applicant's specialty
•       ENVR112 (Environmental Science), an introductory course for students majoring in Environmental Studies or Environmental Science
•       other courses depending on college and department needs and the candidate's interests; these might include an upper-level Biology seminar course or contributions to the Learning in Common (general education) curriculum, for example with a science course for non-majors (F4 category) or an upper-level Science and Society (U1 category) course

Scholarship at Moravian is evaluated in many ways, but carrying out research with undergraduates is critical. In addition to opportunities for students to participate in independent research projects under faculty supervision as part of their coursework (BIO381 Independent Study), Moravian has two programs for such research: SOAR and Honors. The candidate's research statement should explicitly address how undergraduates will be able to participate in the applicant's research program.

Service to the institution takes a variety of forms, including committee participation and student advising. We are looking for scholars and teachers who will actively contribute to both their discipline and the broader intellectual community at Moravian. This faculty member will also participate in the Environmental Studies and Sciences program at the College.

Review of the applications will begin October 1 and continue until the position is filled.

Founded in 1742, Moravian College is the sixth-oldest college in the country. Moravian is a private coeducational liberal arts college that is located in historic Bethlehem, in the heart of Pennsylvania’s Lehigh Valley. Moravian is composed of a traditional undergraduate program, graduate, professional, and adult completion programs, and Moravian Theological Seminary.

Moravian College is committed to enhancing the diversity of our community, recognizing that to provide a diverse learning environment is to prepare students for personal and professional success in an increasingly multicultural and global society. The College community understands that it shares a responsibility for generating and preserving a learning environment where difference is valued, and inclusiveness and social justice are practiced.

The College encourages individuals from under-represented populations to apply.

Instructions: TO APPLY: Applicants should provide a cover letter, curriculum vitae, a statement of teaching philosophy, and a statement of research interests. In their application, candidates should address their interest in working with undergraduates in a liberal arts environment that emphasizes close student-faculty interaction and should provide evidence of demonstrated or potential excellence in undergraduate instruction. The candidate’s materials (cover letter, cv, and two statements) should be sent electronically as a single .pdf file. In addition, please arrange to have three letters of reference submitted separately (ideally as .pdf files). All materials should be sent to biosearch@moravian.edu. An incomplete application file will not be considered

(The finalists will be asked for copies of transcripts and evidence of teaching effectiveness, but not until we complete our initial review; please do not send these materials with your initial application.)

For questions about the position, please contact Profs. Frances Irish or Christopher Jones at the “biosearch” address provided.

Contact: Frances Irish or Christopher Jones, biosearch@moravian.edu

Review Starts: October 1
Application Closes: Review of the applications will begin October 1 and continue until the position is filled.

 

 

Title: Organismal Biologist
Position Type: Tenure-Track Assistant Professor
Institution: Denison University
Department: Biology
Field: Organismal biologist with field research
City: Granville, OH, USA

General Information: The Department of Biology at Denison University invites applications from broadly-trained organismal biologists for a tenure-track position beginning fall 2019. A PhD in biology or related field is required (by the first day of appointment); a strong potential for excellence in teaching and for a productive research program is essential. The Biology Department values the engagement of undergraduate students in research. Upon hiring, the successful candidate for review and promotion displays excellent teaching, maintains a productive, ongoing research program, and actively contributes to activities outside of the classroom and laboratory at the level of the department, institution, and/or larger communities of interest.

Qualifications: Ph.D. in relevant field at the time of starting employment (Aug 2019).

Responsibilities: The candidate for this position is expected to teach the introductory course Multicellular Life (BIOL 220). While it is an infrequent occurrence, biology faculty should also be capable of teaching one of the other two introductory courses, which are Molecular Biology & Unicellular Life (BIOL 210) and Ecology & Evolution (BIOL 230). With respect to upper-level electives, the candidate is expected to regularly teach a course that fulfills the “Biological Diversity” requirement in our curriculum; that is, a course that emphasizes the holistic study of organisms, including their taxonomy and evolutionary history, their structure and function, and their role in their environment. Current “Biological Diversity” offerings include Plant Systematics, Plant Evolution and Reproduction, Diversity of Microorganisms, Invertebrate Zoology, Vertebrate Zoology, and Herpetology.

Preference will be given to a candidate who can offer a “Biological Diversity” course, such as Biology of Insects, Biology of Fungi, or any other course that complements our current offerings listed above. The candidate is also expected to develop and offer an additional upper-level elective course within organismal biology. Current related course offerings include Evolutionary

Biology, Developmental Biology, General Microbiology, Comparative Physiology, Population and Community Ecology, and Conservation Biology. Preference will be given to a candidate who can offer a course that complements these current offerings. The particular focus of such a course is open and could include Animal Behavior, Plant Ecology, Plant Physiology, or something else. The teaching load is three lecture + lab courses per year (2 courses one semester and 1 course the other semester), typically capped at 24 students per course.

The successful candidate will integrate field-based research as a component of their scholarship, and preference will be given to applicants whose research area complements and expands the research of current faculty. Note that the Department of Biology at Denison does not have facilities for housing birds or mammals.  

There are departmental and college-wide programs for mentoring and enhancing teaching. In their application materials, applicants should address their capacity to contribute to these course offerings, including an indication of their proposed upper-level elective courses. Information about our program can be found at http://denison.edu/academics/biology/degree-essentials, and details about our curriculum are posted at http://denison.edu/academics/biology/courses.

Instructions: Applicants should submit electronic application materials on-line at employment.denison.edu including: a cover letter addressing the candidate’s motivation and potential that will enable them to successfully contribute to the high standards of teaching, scholarship, and service that are expected of Denison faculty; separate statements addressing the candidate’s: 1) teaching philosophy including ability to contribute to our curriculum, 2) research interests and plans for research at Denison, and 3) potential to foster and support diversity among our students (inside and outside of the classroom), faculty, and community; curriculum vitae; copies of transcripts (graduate and undergraduate); and the names, e-mail addresses, and telephone numbers of three references.  Review of applications will begin October 1, 2018 and continue until the position is filled.

Contact: Andy McCall, mccalla@denison.edu
Web Link: employment.denison.edu
Review Start: 08/27/2018
Application Closes: 10/01/2018

 

 

Title: Assistant Professor of Biology
Institution: Pennsylvania State University
Department: Academic Affairs
Field: Biology Program
City: Monaca, PA, USA

General Information: Penn State Beaver invites applications for a faculty position, Assistant Professor of Biology, (Tenure-Track, 36 weeks) to begin August, 2019 or as negotiated. Responsibilities: Teach three courses (9 credits) each semester that fulfill the requirements for the biology degree as well as general education natural science requirements using traditional, hybrid and as pedagogically appropriate, online delivery methods. Courses include introductory level biology and microbiology courses, as well as upper-level courses in, for example, general ecology, field ecology, microbial ecology, population ecology or similar topics. Teaching assignments may require teaching day, evening and/or Saturday classes as needed. Publish in high quality referred journals. Participate in professional organizations and in course, curriculum, and program development. Advise students and provide career guidance. Participate in campus, university, community and field service activities.

Campus Information: Penn State is a multi-campus public land-grant university that improves the lives of the people of Pennsylvania, the nation, and the world. Our instructional mission includes undergraduate, graduate, and continuing and distance education informed by scholarship and research. Our research, scholarship, and creative activities promote human and economic development through the expansion of knowledge and its applications in the natural and applied sciences, social sciences, arts, humanities, and the professions. Penn State Beaver, one of more than 20 Penn State campuses state-wide, is a 100-acre suburban campus located 30 miles north of Pittsburgh and 20 miles north of the Pittsburgh International Airport with easy access to the excitement of the city and relaxation of the country. It is a mixed residential and commuter campus comprised of approximately 700 students. The student-centered faculty and staff are dedicated to excellence in teaching and learning. Students and faculty at Penn State Beaver have all of the resources of a major research university at their disposal including the opportunity to conduct undergraduate research supervised by faculty members, but in a small college atmosphere. Class sizes are small and the student/faculty ratio is low, so students can receive much individual attention. The campus offers baccalaureate degrees in Administration of Justice, Biology, Business, Communications, Information Sciences and Technology, Project and Supply Chain Management, and Psychology. In addition, students at the Beaver campus are offered the first two years of study for most of Penn State's approximately 160 academic majors. The student body is largely comprised of traditional aged students, although the campus makes a concerted effort to expand programs for non-traditional students. For more information about Penn State Beaver's Biology Program visit http://beaver.psu.edu/academics. For more information about the campus, visit

http://beaver.psu.edu/.

CAMPUS SECURITY CRIME STATISTICS: For more about safety at Penn State, and to review the Annual Security Report which contains information about crime statistics and other safety and security matters, please go to http://www.police.psu.edu/clery/, which will also provide you with detail on how to request a hard copy of the Annual Security Report.

Penn State is an equal opportunity, affirmative action employer, and is committed to providing employment opportunities to all qualified applicants without regard to race, color, religion, age, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability or protected veteran status.

Qualifications: Ph.D. in Biology or Ecology, Microbiology, Molecular Biology, Zoology, Botany, or Plant Biology with specialization in general ecology/microbial ecology/molecular ecology/population ecology/physiological ecology (willing to consider ABD but Ph.D. must be completed by 8/1/20). Evidence of potential in research and publication is expected. Commitment to high-quality instruction in a student-centered environment is expected. Interest in active and collaborative learning, the instructional use of technology, and hybrid and online teaching is an advantage. Prior college-level and online teaching experience preferred (1-3 years). Enthusiasm for working in a multidisciplinary environment is important.

Apply online at http://apptrkr.com/1284802

Instructions: Apply at http://apptrkr.com/1284802. Applicants are required to apply online and upload a cover letter, curriculum vitae and teaching evaluations; other information pertinent to the position may also be included. Finalists will be asked to submit a list of references.

Closing Date: Application review begins October 1, 2018 and will continue until a suitable candidate is found.

Inquiries about the position should be addressed to Professor Carey McDougall, Director of Academic Affairs, mailto:cem33@psu.edu.

Contact: Human Resources
Contact email: noemails@jobelephant.com
Web Link: http://apptrkr.com/1284802
Review Starts: 10/1/2018
Application Closes: 12/31/2018

 

 

Title: Biostatistics Tenure Track Assistant Professor
Position Type: Tenure-Track Assistant Professor
Institution: Lehigh University
Department: Biological Sciences
Field: biostatistics
City: Bethlehem, PA, USA

General Information: The Department of Biological Sciences at Lehigh University (Bethlehem, Pennsylvania) invites applications for a tenure-track position in Biostatistics to complement departmental strengths in cell/molecular biology, evolutionary biology, and neuroscience. Department faculty have strong records of scholarship and funding from federal agencies. There are collaborative opportunities within the department and across university programs. Faculty in the Biological Sciences Department teach in the undergraduate and Ph.D. programs within their areas of expertise.

Lehigh University is a highly competitive, research-oriented, private university experiencing significant growth. We are located one hour north of Philadelphia and 90 minutes west of New York City. This search in Biological Sciences is running in conjunction with a search for two tenure-track positions in statistics or applied probability in the Department of Mathematics.

Lehigh University is especially interested in candidates who can contribute, through their research, teaching and/or service, to the diversity and excellence of the academic community. Lehigh University is the recipient of an NSF ADVANCE Institutional Transformation award for promoting the careers of women in academic sciences and engineering.

Lehigh University is an Equal Opportunity Affirmative Action Employer and provides comprehensive benefits including partner benefits. (http://www.lehigh.edu/~inprv/faculty/worklifebalance.html).

Qualifications: The successful candidate will hold a Ph.D. at the time of employment. In addition, at least one year of postdoctoral research experience is required. She/he will have a research program in Biostatistics, broadly defined.

Instructions: Applicants, please submit your curriculum vitae, representative publications, a statement of research plans and teaching interests, and three letters of recommendation to: https://academicjobsonline.org/ajo/jobs/11513.

Contact: Greg Lang, inbios@lehigh.edu
Web Link: https://academicjobsonline.org/ajo/jobs/11513
Review Starts: 10/08/18
Application Closes: 10/08/18

 

 

Title: Evolutionary Biologist
Position Type: Tenure-Track Assistant Professor
Institution: San Francisco State University
Department: Department of Biology
Field: Evolutionary Biology
City: San Francisco, CA, USA

General Information: The Department of Biology at San Francisco State University offers an exciting opportunity for a Tenure-Track Assistant Professor position in Evolutionary Biology beginning August 2019. We seek a colleague who conducts research on evolutionary processes in natural populations (especially non-model organisms). We are particularly interested in researchers who integrate their field and/or laboratory work with mathematical modeling or with conservation issues such as climate change, disease, urbanization, or biodiversity.

SFSU is a comprehensive, urban university that serves the ethnically diverse Bay Area. The mission of San Francisco State University is to create an environment for learning that promotes appreciation of scholarship, freedom, human diversity, and the cultural mosaic of the City of San Francisco and the Bay Area; to promote excellence in instruction and intellectual accomplishment; and to provide broadly accessible higher education for residents of the region, state, the nation,and the world.  SFSU and the Department of Biology are committed to a diverse professoriate that includes women and individuals from underrepresented minority groups. SFSU is an EEO/AA employer.

Qualifications: Ph.D. and post-doctoral experience in a related field are required.  Candidates must have an active record of research related to their specialty area as well as evidence of external support or the potential for external funding of these activities. We are especially interested in candidates who have a demonstrated commitment to increase the access and success of underrepresented students in biology, or who have detailed plans to accomplish such goals.

Responsibilities: Applicants must be committed to developing an externally funded research program and contributing to both undergraduate and graduate programs through teaching and mentorship of student research. Candidates will be expected to teach an evolution course for biology majors as well as additional courses within their area of expertise at the undergraduate and graduate levels. Please see the Department’s website https://biology.sfsu.edu for additional details.

Instructions: Please submit the following materials online to this Academic Jobs Online website link https://academicjobsonline.org/ajo/jobs/11661 by September 28, 2018 (review of applications will continue until the position is filled): 1) letter of intent/interest; 2) current CV; 3) a statement on how your teaching and scholarship align with the commitment of the Biology Department to foster an inclusive and diverse academic community; 4) teaching statement; 5) research statement; 6) representative sample of published papers; 7) contact information for three references (letters of recommendation will be requested at a later date).

Contact: Andy Zink, zink@sfsu.edu
Web Link: https://academicjobsonline.org/ajo/jobs/11661
Review Starts: 09/28/18
Application Closes: 09/28/18

 

 

Title: Postdoctoral Researcher in Quantitative Ecology
Position Type: Post-Doctoral Position
Institution: The Morton Arboretum
Department: Center for Tree Science
Field: Statistical ecology
City: Lisle, IL, USA

General Information: The Morton Arboretum invites applications for a two year postdoctoral researcher to work on an NSF-supported Advances in Biological Informatics project, “Quantifying biogeographic history: a novel model-based approach to integrating data from genes, fossils, specimens, and environments” (described here- https://www.nsf.gov/awardsearch/showAward?AWD_ID=1759759&HistoricalAwards=false). The successful applicant will join an international team of researchers working in mathematics/ statistics, ecology, biogeography, distribution modeling, and population genetics. The postdoctoral researcher will collaborate with the project team to design, develop and implement novel methods for integrating datasets which have different characteristics and resolution (environmental, paleoecological, and genetic data) to make inference about shifts in species ranges and population sizes throughout the past 21,000 years (since the last Ice Age).

In addition to the main goal of model development, the postdoctoral researcher will be provided mentoring and opportunities for professional development, depending on their interests, including attending international scientific meetings, and mentoring in code development and scientific ethics.  Other opportunities could include involvement in outreach (e.g., curriculum development, workshop implementation), supervising undergraduate researchers, guest lectures, networking, and participation in workshops and short courses (internally and externally). The postdoctoral researcher will have freedom to identify and attend relevant scientific meetings and professional development opportunities, for which funding will be provided.

The position is funded for two years, with possibility for continuing support pending future funding success.  The postdoctoral researcher will be based at The Morton Arboretum and will primarily work with Dr. Sean Hoban, Dr. Andria Dawson (Mount Royal University, Calgary), and Dr. Adam Smith (Missouri Botanical Garden).  The position will require some travel to work with collaborators at Mount Royal University and the Missouri Botanical Garden, as well as attend team meetings and workshops. All travel costs are covered by grant funds.  

The Morton Arboretum is a world-class plant science research institute and public botanic garden near Chicago, USA, with research strengths in ecology, conservation, and genomics.  The Morton Arboretum has ongoing collaborations with scientists at the Field Museum, University of Illinois Chicago, two National Laboratories, the Brookfield Zoo, and Chicago Botanic Garden.  

Qualifications: Applicants should have a Ph.D. (or Ph.D. defense scheduled in very near future) in the quantitative sciences (i.e., mathematical biology, statistics, theoretical ecology, or related fields), or in an ecological field plus experience with ecological modelling, species distribution or population modelling, or quantitative ecology. Interest or experience in Bayesian statistics, spatial modeling, state-space modeling, or data-driven modeling is beneficial but not required. Some experience in computer programming is beneficial.  Other desired qualifications include a strong work ethic, problem-solving and time management skills, and experience communicating scientific results (oral and written). Applicants should be interested in working at the interface of statistics and ecology, and interested in contributing to a growing open-source project.

Responsibilities: The postdoctoral researcher will collaborate with the project team to design, develop and implement novel methods for integrating datasets which have different characteristics and resolution (environmental, paleoecological, and genetic data) to make inference about shifts in species ranges and population sizes throughout the past 21,000 years (since the last Ice Age).

Instructions: Application materials must include four documents concatenated into two PDFs as follows:

One document to include:
- 1-2 page cover letter describing your qualifications and your interest in the project (project is described here)
- evidence of scientific outputs (e.g. writing samples such as publications, dissertation, unpublished manuscripts, technical reports)
- names and contact information for three references

Second document to include:
- CV/Resume

Applications may be submitted until the position is filled, with applications received by October 15 to be guaranteed full consideration.  A start date in winter 2018/2019 is preferred. Applicants must apply through The Morton Arboretum job system, at careers.hireology.com/themortonarboretum/. For inquiries about the position or application process, please contact Dr. Sean Hoban (shoban@mortonarb.org), Dr. Adam Smith (adam@earthskysea.org), or Dr. Andria Dawson (andria.dawson@gmail.com).

Contact: Sean Hoban, shoban@mortonarb.org
Web Link: http://www.mortonarb.org/science-conservation/scientists-and-staff/sean-hoban
Review Starts: 10/15/2018
Application Closes: 10/15/18

 

 

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

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

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

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

Responsibilities: Huxley Fellows are outstanding early-career scientists who pursue their own independent research programs in ecology and/or evolution, while teaching at the graduate and undergraduate levels.
Instructions: To apply, please submit the following materials: (1) cover letter, (2) curriculum vitae, (3) research statement, and (4) statement of teaching philosophy at http://jobs.rice.edu/postings/14197. In addition, candidates will be asked to provide the names and contact information for 3 references, who will automatically be emailed for letters of recommendation at the time of application.

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

Compensation: Competitive Salary.
Contact:  Scott Egan, Scott.P.Egan@rice.edu
Web Link: http://jobs.rice.edu/postings/14197
Review Starts: August 15, 2018
Application Closes: Open until filled

 

 

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

E-mail:  Michael.simonefinstrom@ars.usda.gov

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

Compensation: $61,218 to $79,586
Contact: Michael Simone-Finstrom, michael.simonefinstrom@ars.usda.gov
Web Link: https://www.usajobs.gov/GetJob/PrintPreview/501355400
Review Starts: 06/04/2018
Application Closes: 12/31/2018

 

 

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: 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: 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
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

 

 


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