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Title: Invertebrate Biologist
General Information: St. Edward's University (SEU) in Austin, Texas invites applications for an invertebrate biologist to serve as a tenure track assistant professor in Biological Sciences, beginning mid-August, 2015. Applicants should have the interest and ability to teach a variety of biology courses and have research interests in invertebrate biology. Responsibilities include teaching major's general biology lecture and labs, evolution and the development of elective courses in the applicant's area of expertise. The successful candidate will also be expected to establish a successful research program involving undergraduates, be involved in undergraduate advising and in service to the department, school and university. SEU is a diverse community which appreciates faculty and students from all backgrounds. It is an exciting time to be part of the St. Edward's community as the university increases its global engagement to educate students for the opportunities and challenges of a 21st century world.
More about St. Edward's University: Founded in 1885 by the Congregation of Holy Cross, St. Edward's University is a private, Catholic liberal arts institution of more than 5,000 students located in Austin, Texas. St. Edward's emphasizes critical thinking and ethical practices, as well as small classes, personalized learning and exciting internship opportunities. The community appreciates faculty and students from all backgrounds, as engagement with various perspectives prepares our students to be involved and equipped for life in a global society. The School of Natural Sciences offers B.A. and/or B.S. degrees in Biology, Medical Laboratory Science, Biochemistry, Bioinformatics, Environmental Chemistry, Chemistry, Computer Information Science, Computer Science, Forensic Chemistry, and Mathematics. The School is located in the recently completed John Brooks Williams Science Center complex. The Wild Basin Creative Research Center (WBCRC) serves as an extension of main campus and includes 227 acres within the Balcones Canyonlands Preserve system.
Qualifications: - Ph.D. in biology required.
- Commitment to developing teaching excellence.
- Excellent interpersonal and communication skills.
- Commitment to serving a diverse student body.
- Successful completion of an employment and/or criminal history background check.
Responsibilities: - Initial teaching assignments include the senior-level Evolution course and the freshman-level Organisms and Populations lecture and laboratory with the possibility of additional opportunities in first year biology courses for non-majors.
- Development of elective courses in the applicant's area of expertise.
- Development of a successful research program involving undergraduates.
- Other required duties as specified in the Faculty Manual.
Instructions: Applications reviewed immediately and until position filled. Individuals are asked to include a cover letter that includes any courses which the applicant is especially qualified to teach (see Undergraduate Bulletin: http://think.stedwards.edu/avpacademicaffairs/studentbulletins) and should indicate ways in which the applicant will support St. Edward's commitment to fostering a global perspective and to serving diverse students. Application must also include: SEU application, vita, a teaching philosophy, a short statement of research interests indicating how you will engage undergraduates and whether this work could involve WBCRC and the names, addresses, phone numbers, and email addresses of three references submitted online: www.stedwards.applicantpro.com.
St. Edward's University is an equal opportunity employer and hires only U.S. citizens and documented workers.
ContactN: Amanda Kenney
Title: Assistant Professor of Population Genetics and Computational Biology
General Information: Assistant Professor of Biology Population Genetics and Computational Biology
The Biology program within the Division of Science and Environmental Policy at California State University, Monterey Bay seeks a population geneticist with strong computational biology skills to fill a tenure track assistant professor position. The applicant should be a dedicated teacher capable of successfully involving undergraduates in research. The successful candidate will work with other faculty to develop undergraduate curricula, professional outreach programs, and extramural research or programmatic funding. Additional information on the Division and the Biology program can be found at sep.csumb.edu, the university and its vision at about.csumb.edu/vision-statement, and our exceptional undergraduate research program at uroc.csumb.edu.
Qualifications: QUALIFICATIONS (MINIMUM)
-Ph.D. in biology or related field at time of hire.
-Demonstrated excellence in teaching.
-Expertise in Population Genetics.
-Expertise in Computational Biology.
-Research interests that leverage CSU Monterey Bay's unique location at the interface between land and sea on the Central California coast. -Expertise in a computationally intensive field of study such as transcriptomics that can be applied to projects suitable for the undergraduate research environment.
-A strong background in evolutionary or conservation biology.
-Experience mentoring student research and/or internships.
-Desire and ability to teach and mentor students from diverse cultural, ethnic, educational, and economic backgrounds.
-A record of writing successful proposals for extramural funding.
-Experience with course and curriculum development.
Responsibilities: The successful candidate will:
(1) teach upper division evolutionary biology & population genetics,
(2) develop and teach upper division bioinformatics & systems biology or a new upper division course in genomics or other computationally intensive branch of biology,
(3) develop and maintain a research program that provides opportunities for undergraduates,
(4) occasionally teach genetics or help with lower division instruction, and
(5) contribute to the development of this new university.
Instructions: Applicants must submit:
1) Letter of Interest
3) Teaching Statement (2 page max)
4) Research Statement (2 page max)
5) Contact information for 3 professional references
Title: Tenure-Track Assistant Professor - Evolutionary Biology
Qualifications: The Department of Biological Sciences at California State University San Marcos is seeking applications for a tenure-track Assistant Professor position in Evolutionary Biology. Required qualifications are a Ph.D. in the Biological Sciences and postdoctoral (or equivalent postgraduate) training in the specific field. Candidates must also possess the ability to communicate effectively and work cooperatively with departmental colleagues and with an ethnically and culturally diverse campus community. Successful candidates will have a solid record of published research and the ability to develop and sustain an independent research program involving undergraduate and Master's-level students that will lead to original, peer-reviewed publications. Preference will be given to candidates that provide evidence of teaching effectiveness at the college level. The typical teaching load at CSU San Marcos is three courses per semester, though grant-funded course releases can be used to decrease this load. Preference will also be given to candidates with demonstrated intercultural competence with diverse groups in teaching, research, and/or service.
Responsibilities: Desired areas of research interest include but are not limited to: evolutionary theory and modeling, evolutionary ecology, experimental evolutionary biology, evolutionary developmental biology, and evolutionary behavioral biology. Researchers with strong quantitative skills and training are especially encouraged to apply. Teaching responsibilities will include some combination of a lower division majors' course in evolution and possibly biostatistics, upper division biology major core courses such as ecology or genetics, and new undergraduate or graduate courses in the candidate's area of expertise.
Instructions: Review of applications will commence November 15, 2014 and continue until the position is filled. Applicants must submit a letter of interest, statement of teaching philosophy (up to 2 pages), a description of research accomplishments and future research goals (up to 3 pages), a curriculum vitae that notes teaching experience (if applicable), and up to three recent peer-reviewed publications. The applicant should have three letters of recommendation sent directly to EVOLBIOL1415@csusm.edu Please visit our website http://www.csusm.edu/biology for more information about the department and for position application materials. The anticipated start date is Fall 2015.
CSU San Marcos is particularly interested in applicants who have experience working with students from diverse backgrounds and a demonstrated commitment to improving access to higher education for under-represented groups. The University has been designated as a Hispanic Serving Institution (HSI) and an Asian American Native American Pacific Islander Serving Institution (AANAPISI) and was recently named one of the top 32 Colleges most friendly to junior faculty by the Collaborative on Academic Careers in Higher Education. Visit http://www.csusm.edu/facultyopportunities for more information. CSU San Marcos is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer strongly committed to equity and diversity and seeks a broad spectrum of applicants in terms of race, color, religion, ancestry, national origin, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, age, disability and veteran status.
ContactN: Amy Lynch
Title: Assistant Professor of Biology
General Information: The Department of Biology at the University of West Georgia invites applications for a full-time, tenure-track assistant professor position beginning in August 2015. We are particularly interested in candidates with experience in population biology, ecology or evolutionary biology utilizing field-based and/or bioinformatics/computational techniques. Teaching responsibilities will include general biology courses as well as development of undergraduate and graduate courses in the candidate's area of expertise. The successful candidate will also be expected to establish a productive research program involving both undergraduate and graduate students. The University of West Georgia (http://www.westga.edu/) is a comprehensive university of approximately 12,000 students located on a 644-acre wooded campus in Carrollton, Georgia with a satellite campus in Newnan, Georgia. The Department of Biology is a growing program that consists of 16 tenure-track faculty with over 500 undergraduate majors and a M.S. program. Applicants must have a Ph.D. degree in biology or a related field and postdoctoral experience is preferred. To apply, please email a PDF consisting of a cover letter, teaching philosophy, research statement and copies of transcripts to email@example.com. Also arrange for three letters of recommendation to be emailed to the same address from the writers' institutional email address. Review of applications will begin November 15 and continue until position is filled. The University of West Georgia is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity
Title: Assistant Professor
General Information: Purdue University, West Lafayette, Indiana, invites applications from outstanding basic scientists for five tenure-track assistant professor positions that will be part of a new Center for Molecular Agriculture. With the establishment of this Center, we aim to build a team of scientists that will cooperatively address grand challenges in plant biology including, but not limited to, the molecular basis of complex traits, genome interactions with the biotic and abiotic environment, the role of metabolic and cellular processes in determining phenotypes, and the molecular/genetic basis for developmental plasticity and adaptation in changing environments. We seek individuals with vigorous and innovative research programs that address fundamental questions in plant biology and who are eager to be part of an interdisciplinary team that will discover basic principles that may contribute to improving agricultural productivity and sustainability on regional, national, and international scales. Candidates utilizing computational/modeling approaches; biosensor/imaging technologies; and working on molecular, organismal or ecosystem levels are all encouraged to apply. This is an academic year appointment.
Qualifications: Applicants should have a Ph.D. in life, computational, or physical sciences, preferably with at least two years of post-doctoral experience or its equivalent, a strong publication record, the potential to develop a vigorous, extramurally funded research program, and a commitment to both hypothesis-driven research and teaching excellence.
Responsibilities: The successful candidates will be expected to develop internationally recognized and extramurally funded scholarly research programs, interact with diverse faculty across the Purdue campus, teach undergraduate and graduate level courses and excel in doing so, and function as active and involved members of the Center.
Instructions: Applications should be submitted electronically to firstname.lastname@example.org and must include a cover letter, curriculum vitae, two-page summary of research interests, statement of teaching objectives/interests, and the names and contact information for three references.
Purdue University is an Equal Opportunity/Equal Access/Affirmative Action Employer fully committed to achieving a diverse workforce. All individuals, including minorities, women, individuals with disabilities, and protected veterans are encouraged to apply.
ContactN: Ned Howell
Title: Faculty: Position in Quantitative Evolution or Ecology
Qualifications: Faculty Position in Quantitative Evolution or Ecology Michigan State University
The interdisciplinary graduate program in Ecology, Evolutionary Biology & Behavior (EEBB) at Michigan State University (MSU) is seeking applications for a tenure-system Assistant Professor faculty position in quantitative evolutionary biology or ecology. The successful applicant will be able to demonstrate expertise and leadership in the study of fundamental questions in ecology, evolutionary biology, and/or behavior, establish an externally-funded research program that supports graduate training, and make significant contributions to both graduate and undergraduate teaching. Special consideration will be given to applicants who integrate empirical study of biological systems with cutting edge computational and quantitative methods. A competitive start-up and compensation package will be offered according to the applicant's experience and qualifications. MSU has additional resources, as part of an Excellence Hiring Initiative, to recruit exceptional candidates at the Associate and Full Professor levels, especially those who would strengthen the impact and diversity of our research and teaching programs.
Responsibilities: With 136 graduate students and over 100 participating faculty, EEBB at MSU is one of the most successful graduate training programs in the world. The EEBB core curriculum provides students with broad training encompassing experimental, field, and theoretical approaches to the study of ecology, evolutionary biology, and behavior, as well as the computational, mathematical, and statistical methods used in these fields. The successful applicant will contribute to teaching in the EEBB core curriculum, and in the graduate and undergraduate programs of his or her home department. Depending upon research interests and programmatic fit, the successful applicant will have a tenure home in one of the following academic departments: Plant Biology, Microbiology and Molecular Genetics and Zoology. This new faculty member will also have the opportunity to participate in the NSF-funded BEACON Center for the Study of Evolution in Action.
MSU is an affirmative action, equal opportunity employer, committed to achieving excellence through a diverse workforce and an inclusive culture that encourages all people to reach their full potential. We actively encourage applications and/or nominations of women, persons of color, veterans, persons with disabilities and individuals who can contribute to the intellectual diversity and cultural richness at Michigan State University. MSU is committed to providing a work environment that supports employees' work and personal life, and offers employment assistance to the spouse or partner of candidates for faculty and academic staff positions.
Instructions: Application materials should be submitted to the MSU Applicant Page (MAP) for faculty positions (online at https://jobs.msu.edu; posting number 0194) as a single, concatenated pdf document that includes: a letter of interest, CV, a statement of research accomplishments and goals, and a statement of teaching accomplishments and goals. The research and teaching statements should highlight the applicant's approach to achieving excellence through diversity. Three letters of recommendation should be submitted through the automated MAP/COMPASS web site. A separate pdf file containing three representative publications should be sent directly to the Search Committee at email@example.com.
Applications will be accepted until the position is filled. Review of applications will begin on 3 November 2014.
Questions can be addressed to the Search Committee Chair (Fred Dyer) at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Title: Assistant Professor: Evolutionary Developmental Biologist
General Information: The Zoology Department at Michigan State University (http://www.zoology.msu.edu) is seeking applications for a tenure-system faculty position at the Assistant Professor level to join a vibrant community of researchers with research strengths in evolution and organismal biology. In addition, we are actively building in the areas of genomics, transgenics, and development. All areas of evolutionary developmental biology will be considered; we are particularly interested in candidates working in animal-related systems.
Qualifications: The applicant must hold a Ph.D. degree or equivalent (e.g., D. Phil.) in a biology-related field and show evidence of significant and productive research experience.
MSU is an affirmative action, equal opportunity employer and is committed to achieving excellence through a diverse workforce and inclusive culture that encourages all people to reach their full potential. We actively encourage applications from women, persons of color, veterans, and persons with disabilities. MSU is committed to providing a work environment that supports employees' work and personal life and offers employment assistance to the spouse or partner of candidates for faculty positions.
Responsibilities: Successful applicants will be expected to establish an externally funded research program that supports graduate training, and to teach both undergraduate and graduate courses.
Instructions: To ensure full consideration, applications should be uploaded as a single PDF that includes a letter of interest, curriculum vitae, URLs for three significant publications, summary of research accomplishments and goals, description of teaching philosophy highlighting accomplishments and goals, and a description of mentoring experience and commitment to diversity (https://jobs.msu.edu; position number 0189). The application should also contain the names and email addresses of three referees from whom letters of recommendation may be solicited.
Compensation: commensurate with the applicant's experience and qualifications
Title: Research Zoologist
General Information: The Smithsonian's National Museum of Natural History seeks a zoologist to conduct an integrative, specimen- or collection-based research program in vertebrate evolution and biodiversity, in the disciplines of herpetology, ichthyology, mammalogy, and/or ornithology, particularly herpetology.
Full-time 4-year term appointment* with full Government benefits to be filled at the GS-12 level; US citizenship required. The museum's authorized salary range for this position at this time is $75,621 - $80,662 per annum.
*This is a permanent Federal position, the first four years of which are probationary.
Qualifications: See: https://www.usajobs.gov/GetJob/ViewDetails/382299100
Responsibilities: The successful candidate is expected to develop an internationally recognized research program that makes important contributions to understanding vertebrate evolution and biodiversity through integrative research involving phylogenetics, anatomy, development, genomics, biogeography, conservation, informatics, or related fields. Frequent publication of highly regarded papers in competitive, peer-reviewed journals, curation of collections in specialty area, service to the scientific community in leadership capacities, acquisition of external funding, engagement in outreach activities, and mentorship of students are expected.
Instructions: College transcripts and proof of U.S. accreditation for foreign study must be submitted online by the closing date of announcement or your application will be disqualified. For complete requirements and application procedures go to www.sihr.si.edu or www.usajobs.gov and refer to Announcement 14A-JW-299546-DEU-NMNH. The announcement opens Monday, September 29, 2014. Applications and all supporting documentation must be received on-line by Monday, October 27, 2014 and must reference the announcement number. All applicants will be notified by email when their application is received. The Smithsonian Institution is an Equal Opportunity Employer.
Compensation: $75,621 - $80,662 per annum
Title: Post-Doctoral Positions is Microbial Ecology, Symbiosis, and Drug Discovery
General Information: Two post-doctoral positions available at the University of Wisconsin-Madison in the laboratory of Dr. Cameron Currie. We are currently studying the role of small molecules in mediating symbiotic associations and the potential application of these compounds as drug leads.
Support for these two positions comes from 2 recently funded 5-year NIH U19 center grants. Each position provides an opportunity to integrate field research in Brazil. Start date negotiable.
Qualifications: Candidates should have a PhD with a background and interests in microbial genetics, genomics, microbiology, evolutionary biology, and/or ecology (or anticipation of completion of PhD by fall 2015). Postdoctoral fellows will be expected to work well within a highly collaborative and interactive environment.
Responsibilities: Drug Discovery and Bioinformatics - One position will focus on using next-generation sequencing technology and bioinformatics to help discover novel natural products. Specifically, the applicant will be expected to help facilitate the discovery of novel compounds through more rapid identification of strains with high secondary metabolite potential and explore the evolution of secondary metabolite biosynthesis across symbiotic microbes.
Microbial Symbiosis - One position will focus on exploring the symbiosis between antibiotic-producing bacteria and fungus-growing ants using diverse approaches, including genome sequencing, RNA-Seq, imaging mass spectrometry, secondary metabolite biosynthesis, and in vivo experimental manipulations.
Instructions: Please submit a letter briefly summarizing research interests and experience, curriculum vitae, and contact information for three references to email@example.com.
ContactN: Cameron Currie
Title: Assistant Professor/Evolutionary Genomics
General Information: The Department of Biology at the University of Virginia is seeking to recruit an outstanding scholar in the field of Evolutionary Genomics. The successful candidate will have a combination of outstanding achievements and/or exceptional promise in understanding the genomic changes that drive evolution, or in understanding the evolutionary mechanisms that influence the organization and diversity of the genome itself. This faculty position is tenure track, and while the intent is to hire at the level of Assistant Professor, exceptional mid-career candidates will be considered at the level of Associate Professor. The Department of Biology is broad and inherently interdisciplinary, so we are particularly interested in applicants who bring cross-cutting ideas or technologies that create synergies among disciplines.
Qualifications: Candidates must have a Ph.D. or equivalent degree, and relevant post-doctoral experience. A generous start-up package and excellent research facilities are available. The anticipated start date for the position is August 25, 2015.
Responsibilities: Successful candidates will be expected to establish a vigorous, independent, and externally-funded research program, and to contribute excellence in undergraduate and graduate instruction and training.
Instructions: To apply, submit a candidate profile on-line through Jobs@UVA (https://jobs.virginia.edu) and search on posting number 0615055. Electronically attach the following: cover letter, curriculum vitae, statements of research interests and teaching philosophy, and contact information for three references. The deadline for receipt of applications is October 27, 2014.
Further information about the Department of Biology can be found at: http://bio.virginia.edu. Inquiries about the position should be directed to the Chair of the search committee, Douglas Taylor, firstname.lastname@example.org.
Questions regarding the application process and Jobs@ should be directed to: Richard Haverstrom, email@example.com.
The University performs background checks on all new faculty hires prior to making a final offer of employment.
The University of Virginia is an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer. Women, minorities, veterans and persons with disabilities are encouraged to apply.
Title: Columbia University Science Fellows in Frontiers of Science
General Information: 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 number of post-doctoral fellows in the natural sciences for the academic year 2015-2016. We invite applications from qualified candidates who have received or will expect to receive the Ph.D. between 1 January 2011 and 30 June 2015. Columbia Science Fellows hold the rank of Lecturer in Discipline in an appropriate natural science department. The fellowship is renewable for a second and third year based on satisfactory performance.
Qualifications: Ph.D. received between 1 January 2011 and 30 June 2015.
Responsibilities: 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 the third year of appointment, one semester of research leave from teaching is provided. 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.
Instructions: For more information on the program please contact Elina Yuffa firstname.lastname@example.org or 212-854-4690 To apply, please visit our online site: https://academicjobs.columbia.edu/applicants/Central?quickFind=59868 Deadline for applications is December 15, 2014. Columbia University is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer.
Title: Assistant Professor of Biology
General Information: The Department of Biology at the University of North Carolina Asheville, the UNC system's designated public liberal arts institution, is seeking qualified applicants with expertise in vertebrate zoology for a full-time, tenure-track assistant professor position that will begin in the fall semester of 2015. The person selected for this position must have earned a Ph.D. in Biology, Zoology or an appropriate discipline prior to August 10, 2015 and will be expected to teach 12 contact hours per semester; establish a research program that involves undergraduates; and engage in service to the institution, the community and the profession. Teaching duties will include contributions to our core curriculum for majors in ecology and evolution, zoology and upper-level courses (both field- and laboratory-based) in the candidate's area of expertise. Individuals with postdoctoral experience, a passion for undergraduate teaching, and experience at an institution focused on the liberal arts are strongly encouraged to apply.
Qualifications: In addition to having a passion for undergraduate teaching, research and mentorship, the UNC Asheville faculty is committed to disciplinary teaching through an inter- and multi-disciplinary lens and providing a premiere liberal arts education. Faculty members teach across the University's Liberal Arts Core (LAC) program, our required interdisciplinary liberal arts curriculum in courses that include, but are not limited to: introductory (freshman) colloquia; diversity intensives; courses that satisfy the Scientific Perspectives, Social Science courses and Arts and Ideas requirements; courses within the Humanities Program; and LAC Senior Capstone courses.
Responsibilities: UNC Asheville is committed to promoting diversity and a work environment that encourages knowledge of, respect for, and the ability to engage with those of other cultures or backgrounds. Faculty members across campus and especially in STEM disciplines are encouraged to participate in leading the institution's efforts in promoting diversity and inclusion in the areas of pedagogy, programming, and service activity. Therefore, candidates interested in teaching science to and developing outreach activity for diverse student populations are especially encouraged to apply.
Instructions: Applications for this position should be submitted electronically at https://jobs.unca.edu. Complete applications will include a cover letter, curriculum vitae, statement of teaching philosophy, a statement of research philosophy that includes a description of future research plans, unofficial undergraduate and graduate transcripts, and three letters of reference. The applicant's letters of reference should address the candidate's written, verbal and interpersonal skills; ability to teach and mentor undergraduate students; and potential to develop a successful, externally funded research program. Review of applications will begin October 16, 2014. Inquires may be directed to Dr. Timothy Forrest (email@example.com), Chair, Department of Biology.
UNC Asheville is committed to equality and diversity of educational experiences for our students. Qualified individuals are encouraged to apply regardless of socio-economic status, gender expression, gender and sexual identity, culture, or ideological beliefs. UNC Asheville is an Equal Employment Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer and will not discriminate against students, applicants, or employees on the basis of race, ethnicity, national origin, religion, age, sex, disability, political affiliation, protected veteran status, genetic information, or any other legally protected status with respect to all terms, conditions, and privileges of university-sponsored activities, employment, and the use of university facilities.
Title: Assistant Professor/Assistant Curator, Department of Earth and Environmental Sciences and Museum of Paleontology
General Information: The Museum of Paleontology and the Department of Earth and Environmental Sciences at the University of Michigan are searching for a tenure-track faculty candidate in the field of Paleontology. This is a university year appointment with an expected start date of September 1, 2015. We anticipate an appointment at the assistant professor/assistant curator level, but applications at other levels will be considered.
We seek applicants who have broad research and teaching interests within developing areas of evolutionary or environmental paleobiology, including, but not restricted to, macroevolution, interactions of developmental biology and evolution, extinction dynamics, paleoecology, organismal paleobiology, and biotic responses to global change. The Museum and Department will consider outstanding applicants in any of these areas. Taxonomic expertise is expected, but the specific area is open.
The successful candidate is expected to establish a leading research program and contribute to both undergraduate and graduate teaching. The appointment in the Museum of Paleontology involves shared curatorial responsibility for a major research collection, now on the threshold of significant enhancement of its online footprint./p>
Applicants must have a PhD and should submit a CV, a statement of current and future research plans, a statement of teaching philosophy and experience, evidence of teaching excellence, and names of at least four persons who can provide letters of recommendation. Further information about the Museum of Paleontology and the Department of Earth and Environmental Sciences can be found at: http://www.lsa.umich.edu/paleontology/ and http://www.lsa.umich.edu/earth, respectively.
To apply please go to http://www.earth.lsa.umich.edu/paleofacultysearch/newapplicant, complete the online form, and upload the required application documents as a single PDF file. If you have any questions or comments, please send an email message to: Michiganfirstname.lastname@example.org.
The application deadline is October 31, 2014 for full consideration, but applications will continue to be reviewed until the position is filled. Women and minorities are encouraged to apply. The University is supportive of the needs of dual-career couples. The University of Michigan is an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer.
Qualifications: Applicants must have a PhD and should submit a CV, a statement of current and future research plans, a statement of teaching philosophy and experience, evidence of teaching excellence, and names of at least four persons who can provide letters of recommendation.
Responsibilities: The successful candidate is expected to establish a leading research program and contribute to both undergraduate and graduate teaching. The appointment in the Museum of Paleontology involves shared curatorial responsibility for a major research collection, now on the threshold of significant enhancement of its online footprint.
Instructions: To apply please go to http://www.earth.lsa.umich.edu/paleofacultysearch/newapplicant, complete the online form, and upload the required application documents as a single PDF file. If you have any questions or comments, please send an email message to: Michiganemail@example.com.
The application deadline is October 31, 2014 for full consideration, but applications will continue to be reviewed until the position is filled. Women and minorities are encouraged to apply. The University is supportive of the needs of dual-career couples. The University of Michigan is an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer.
ContactN: Jeff Wilson
Title: Assistant Professor of Plant Biology
General Information: A residential university with enrollment of more than 20,500 students, Georgia Southern is one of Georgia's premier universities. Our 900-acre park-like campus in Statesboro, Georgia, is not far from historic Savannah and Hilton Head Island and provides the benefits of a major university with the feeling of a much smaller college in a classic Main Street community.
Qualifications: Required qualifications are a doctorate by 31 December 2014 in the Biological Sciences or other relevant field, demonstrated excellence in research in plant biology, potential to attract extramural funding, and expertise to teach a course on the identification and taxonomy of vascular plants. Post-doctoral experience preferred.
Responsibilities: Reporting to the Chair, the position of Assistant Professor of Plant Biology requires research, teaching, and service responsibilities as well as a terminal degree in the Biological Sciences or other relevant field. The successful candidate will develop an externally funded research program on the systematics and/or evolution of plants, teach undergraduate and graduate courses, and serve as curator for the 25,000-specimen herbarium. Research that can complement our department's integrative program exploring the biology of the Southeastern coastal plain is especially welcome. The Department of Biology is housed in a new 158,000-square-foot Biological Sciences Building, and resources include a 2800-square-foot greenhouse and the Georgia Southern University herbarium. The position is a 9-month, tenure-track appointment.
Instructions: Deadline for receipt of applications is October 27, 2014. The preferred position starting date is August 1, 2015. A complete application consists of a letter addressing the qualifications cited above, curriculum vitae, statements of research interests and teaching interests/philosophy, and three letters of reference. Applications must be sent electronically as a single PDF attachment (include applicant name in file name). Letters of recommendation in PDF format may be sent separately via email. Other documentation may be requested. Only complete, electronically submitted applications will be considered. Finalists will be required to submit to a background investigation. Applications and nominations should be sent to: Dr. C. Ray Chandler, Search Chair, Search #67251; Electronic mail: firstname.lastname@example.org; Telephone: 912-478-5657
Compensation: Competitive and commensurate withexperience
Title: Plant Evolutionary Biologist
General Information: POSITION: Assistant Professor of Biological Sciences (Plant Evolutionary Biologist)
EFFECTIVE DATE: August 17, 2015 (Fall Semester)
SALARY RANGE: Commensurate with qualifications and experience
RESEARCH SUPPORT: Facilities include three rooftop greenhouses built in 2011, two ground-level greenhouses, outdoor growing space, an AR-66L2X Percival growth chamber and one full-time botany technician. The new greenhouses are specialized for temperate (1360 sq. ft.), tropical (1360 sq. ft.), and arid (720 sq. ft.) conditions. The Department of Biological Sciences has several 4-wheel drive vehicles for general research use.
Qualifications: MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS: Ph.D. in the biological sciences or related field and post-doctoral training and research in plant evolution utilizing both morphological and molecular traits. Record of peer-reviewed published research in plant evolutionary biology and potential for developing and sustaining an externally funded research program that involves students. Demonstrated potential for effective teaching of courses in Plant Morphology and Vascular Plant Systematics. Demonstrated commitment to working successfully with a diverse student population.
DESIRED/PREFERRED QUALIFICATIONS: Knowledge of and experience with a broad range of cutting edge phylogenetic methods. Field research experience. Potential for developing a research program relevant to the Southern California region. Prior teaching at the university level. Potential to teach core biology courses at the undergraduate and graduate level. Evidence of ability to mentor undergraduate and graduate students in research. Record of extramural research support.
Responsibilities: DUTIES: Teach courses in Plant Morphology and Vascular Plant Systematics (with emphasis on the local flora) and in the undergraduate and graduate biology core curricula. Develop an active, externally funded research program that involves undergraduate and graduate students resulting in scientific presentations and publications. Participate in service to the department, college, university, and community.
Instructions: A Student Success Statement about your teaching or other experiences, successes, and challenges in working with a diverse student population (approximately one page)
* Letter of application addressing the minimum and desired/preferred qualifications
* CV (including current email address)
* Statement of Research Interests
* Statement of Teaching Philosophy
* Reprints of three representative publications
* Copy of transcript from institution awarding highest degree
* Three current references or letters of recommendation sent directly to the address below.
* Finalists will also be required to submit a signed SC-1 form, three current letters of recommendation(if not already submitted), and an official transcript.
Applicant documentation should be assembled into ONE PDF document and sent to BiologyPlantEvolSearch@csulb.edu. Letters of recommendation, other required documentation, and/or requests for information should be addressed to the search committee:
Dr. Judy Brusslan, Chair
ContactN: Judy Brusslan
Title: Assistant Professor
General Information: As part of a University-wide expansion in genomics-oriented research, West Virginia University invites applications for a tenure-track position at the Assistant Professor level in the Department of Biology (http://biology.wvu.edu), to begin August 2015. The successful candidate will join a rapidly-growing genomics community at WVU spanning plant, microbial, and animal systems. We seek an individual who will use the power of molecular and/or systems-enabled approaches to answer basic and applied questions related to microbial ecology and evolution, including, for example, questions concerning biotic interactions within the context of plant or animal microbiotas.
Qualifications: Requirements include a PhD or equivalent degree in biology or a related field, a strong record of scholarly publications, strong post-doctoral experience, excellent written and oral communication skills, and the potential to secure external funding.
Responsibilities: Applicants should have a broad biology background and strong interdisciplinary skills to develop an externally-funded independent research program and contribute to the undergraduate and graduate teaching missions of the department.
Instructions: Qualified applicants should submit a single PDF file including: 1) cover letter; 2) research statement; 3) teaching philosophy; 4) curriculum vitae; 5) up to three representative publications; and 6) contact information for 3 references to WVUBiology@mail.wvu.edu. Please specify "Microbial Metagenomics position" in the email subject. Review of applications will commence on November 15, 2014. For more information about the position contact Rita Rio (email@example.com). For more information about WVU and the city of Morgantown, WV: www.biology.wvu.edu/jobs/about_morgantown. WVU is an EEO/Affirmative Action Employer and the recipient of an NSF ADVANCE award for gender equity. The university welcomes applications from all qualified individuals, including minorities, females, individuals with disabilities, and veterans.
Title: Postdoc in Genomics and Bioinformatics
General Information: We are hiring a postdoctoral research associate for 2.5 years to lead the genome sequencing efforts of an NSF-funded, Phylogenetic Systematics grant titled "Evaluating the contributions of horizontally transferred bacterial genes and endogenous duplication events to the diversification of diatoms". This project integrates transcriptomics, phylogenomics, and genome sequencing to understand the role of horizontal gene transfer and whole genome duplication in the diversification of diatoms.
This project is a collaborative NSF research project between Andrew Alverson (University of Arkansas) and Norman Wickett (Chicago Botanic Garden & Northwestern University). The postdoc will be based at the Chicago Botanic Garden, where the genome sequencing, assembly, and annotation efforts will be based.
Qualifications: Ph.D. in ecology and evolutionary biology, biology, bioinformatics, botany, or a related field. Some experience in bioinformatics is required, preferably in the area of genome assembly and annotation. Applicants who expect to have completed their PhD by the start date will be preferred.
Responsibilities: The postdoc will be responsible for coordinating and conducting the sequencing, assembly, and annotation of several diatom genomes. Additionally, the position includes the analysis of genome content and structure association with the diversification of diatoms, with an emphasis on the detection of horizontal gene transfer and whole genome duplication. Expectations are that postdoc will contribute to the preparation of numerous publications, many of which will be first-authored. Teaching and curriculum development opportunities will be provided through the Graduate Program in Plant Biology and Conservation, a joint program between the Chicago Botanic Garden and Northwestern University. Finally, the position includes involvement in the development of an exhibit on diatom biology to be hosted at the Chicago Botanic Garden.
Instructions: Please email a single pdf file that includes a cover letter, CV, and contact information for three references to: firstname.lastname@example.org
Please email if you have any questions or would like additional information.
ContactN: Norman Wickett
Title: Principal Investigator
General Information: The Biotechnology Division of DuPont Central R & D has an opening for one Principal Investigator in Microbiology. The position is located at DuPont's Experimental Station Laboratories in Wilmington, Delaware.
Qualifications: The successful candidate will be responsible for microbial strain development using evolutionary engineering and related approaches. Applicants are required to have a background in experimental evolution, quantitative microbial genetics, population microbial genetics, or a related discipline with direct relevance to adaptive laboratory evolution or evolutionary engineering.
The position is open to candidates with a Ph.D and a minimum of two years of postdoctoral training. Preference will be given to candidates with a broad knowledge base, with particular emphasis on cellular metabolism, stress physiology, molecular microbial genetics & genomics, or fermentation biotechnology, as well as the focus areas of adaptive laboratory evolution and population/quantitative genetics.
Responsibilities: The successful candidate will work on projects that consist of multidisciplinary teams, including microbiologists, molecular biologists, biochemists, computational biologists, and biochemical engineers. They will be responsible for developing microbial cell factories for the production of a variety of products (including nutraceuticals, chemicals, materials, biofuels, and microbial cultures). Candidates should thrive in a team environment, be self-motivated, and be committed to using biotechnology for commercial and societal impact.
Instructions: Visit www.dupont.com/careers for additional information and to apply. Requisition #: PhDMicroBio2015 Deadline: November 15, 2014
Title: Assistant/Associate Professor of Biology--Evolutionary Biology
General Information: Beloit College seeks an excellent teacher and productive researcher to fill a tenure-track position at the rank of Assistant or Associate Professor beginning with the 2015-16 academic year.
Qualifications: The successful applicant will hold a Ph.D. in evolutionary biology or a related field with a focus in one or more of the following: evolutionary ecology, phylogenetics, bioinformatics, evolutionary developmental biology, or other relevant area.
Responsibilities: Teaching duties will include an annual intermediate course in evolution required for biology majors, an introductory biology course for biology majors and non-majors, other advanced courses in evolutionary biology, and, occasionally, an intermediate genetics course required for biology and biochemistry majors. The successful candidate will also develop a research program that engages undergraduates, contribute to all-college programs such as first- and second-year seminars, interdisciplinary studies, and international education, and serve in leadership roles in campus governance. We welcome applications from candidates with laboratory, field, and/or computational interests. We especially seek candidates who have demonstrated success in working with ethnically, culturally, and/or socio-economically diverse populations of students. This position is an excellent opportunity to teach in a department nationally known for innovative pedagogy with a long track record of successfully mentoring young faculty members.
Located in a diverse community close to Madison, Milwaukee, and Chicago, Beloit College is a highly selective undergraduate liberal arts college with students from 48 states and nearly 40 countries. 18% of our 1250 students and 15% of our 110 full-time faculty members are domestic persons of color. The college emphasizes excellence in teaching, learning beyond the traditional classroom, international perspectives, and collaborative research among students and faculty. Recognized as one of the Colleges that Change Lives and among the Great Colleges to Work For, Beloit is committed to the educational benefits of diversity in our learning community and encourages all interested individuals meeting the criteria of the described position to apply.
Instructions: Inquiries may be addressed to the chair of the search committee at email@example.com. Interested individuals should submit a letter of interest, curriculum vitae, statements of teaching and research interests, unofficial transcripts, and three letters of reference to the Center for the Sciences Academic Program Coordinator at firstname.lastname@example.org. To ensure full consideration, please submit all materials by Oct. 10, 2014. The search will remain open until the position is filled. AA/EEO Employer.
Additional information is available at http://www.beloit.edu/biology/evolbio
Compensation: Commensurate with experience
Title: Evolutionary Ecology of Plants or Fungi
General Information: The Department of Botany and Plant Pathology (http://bpp.oregonstate.edu/) seeks applicants for a 9-month, full-time (1.0 FTE), tenure-track faculty position in Evolutionary Ecology of Plants or Fungi.
Qualifications: Required qualifications include a PhD with research experience relevant to Evolutionary Ecology of Plants or Fungi, and a commitment to promoting and enhancing diversity. Postdoctoral experience is strongly preferred. Other preferred qualifications include potential for developing an interdisciplinary research program and effective teaching.
Responsibilities: The successful candidate will be expected to establish an innovative and competitive research program that pursues scholarly work in the area of Evolutionary Ecology. The research specialization within evolutionary ecology is open and includes, but is not limited to: plants, fungi, or plant-fungal interactions (e.g., mycorrhizae, endophytes, pathogens, etc.). Emphasis is placed on research that integrates across multiple levels of inquiry and combines field, experimental, laboratory and/or computational approaches, and is relevant to natural resources and/or agriculture.
The candidate will also contribute to undergraduate and graduate education in introductory courses and/or in area of expertise; mentor and serve as research advisor to graduate students and postdoctoral researchers in their advanced degree programs in Botany and Plant Pathology, Molecular and Cell Biology, Environmental Science or related programs; and act as advisor and research mentor to undergraduate students.
Instructions: To review the position description and apply, go to posting #0012761 at http://oregonstate.edu/jobs. OSU is an AA/EOE. For full consideration, apply by 09/15/14 when review of applications will begin. Closing date is 10/15/14.