Career Opportunities


 

Title: Assistant Professor/Assistant Curator, Department of Earth and Environmental Sciences and Museum of Paleontology
Position Type: Tenure-Track Professor
Institution: University of Michigan
Department: Museum of Paleontology/Department of Earth and Environmental Sciences
Field: Paleontology
Ann Arbor, Michigan USA

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: Michigan-paleo-search@umich.edu.

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: Michigan-paleo-search@umich.edu.

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
ContactEwilsonja@umich.edu
WebLink: http://www.earth.lsa.umich.edu/paleofacultysearch/newapplicant
Reviews Start: 11/31/14
Apps Close: 11/31/14


 

Title: Assistant Professor of Plant Biology
Position Type: Tenure-Track Assistant Professor
Institution: Georgia Southern University
Department: Biology
Field: plant evolution or systematics
Statesboro, GA, USA

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: chandler@georgiasouthern.edu; Telephone: 912-478-5657

Compensation: Competitive and commensurate withexperience
ContactN: C. Ray Chandler
ContactEchandler@georgiasouthern.edu
WebLinkwww.bio.georgiasouthern.edu
Reviews Start: 10/27/14
Apps Close: 10/27/14


 

Title: MS Opportunity in Animal Behavior (Bat-Moth Interactions)
Position Type: Research Assistant
Institution: Boise State University
Department: Biology
Field: Animal Behavior / Evolution
Boise, ID, United States

Qualifications: The Barber lab at Boise State University seeks an MS graduate student to work on bat-moth interactions. A Teaching Assistantship and summer RA salary are available for this post.

Responsibilities: The work will focus on laboratory investigations (3D high-speed videography) of bat-moth battles and opportunities for fieldwork in Borneo or French Guiana will be available. The project may include collaborative genomic work and travel to the Kawahara lab at the University of Florida. Ultimate goals include understanding the function and evolution of anti-bat strategies in moths.

Instructions: Start date will be either Jan (Spring 2015) or August (Fall 2015) with a preference towards students who can begin graduate work in Jan. Motivated students are encouraged to send in their applications as soon as possible.

To apply send 1) a CV 2) GRE scores 3) contact information for 3 references and 4) a brief description of your interest in this area of research to Brian Leavell (Sensory Ecology lab manager): brianleavell1@boisestate.edu

ContactN: Brian Leavell
ContactEbrianleavell1@boisestate.edu
WebLink: http://biology.boisestate.edu/faculty-and-staff/faculty/jesse-barber/
Reviews Start: 09/15/14
Apps Close: 10/01/14


 

Title: Plant Evolutionary Biologist
Position Type: Tenure-Track Assistant Professor
Institution: California State University, Long Beach
Department: Biological Sciences
Field: Plant Evolutionary Biologist
Long Beach, CA, USA

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
California State University, Long Beach
Department of Biological Sciences
1250 Bellflower Boulevard
Long Beach, CA 90840-9502
562-985-4806 BiologyPlantEvolSearch@csulb.edu

ContactN: Judy Brusslan
ContactE: Judy.Brusslan@csulb.edu
WebLink: http://www.csulb.edu/divisions/aa/personnel/jobs/posting/2179/index.html
Reviews Start: 10/10/2014
Apps Close: 02/16/2015


 

Title: Assistant Professor of Biology
Position Type: Tenure-Track Assistant Professor
Institution: San Jose State University
Department: Biological Sciences
Field: Biostatistics
San Jose, CA USA

Qualifications: The successful candidate will have a Ph.D. degree in the biological or related sciences, and significant experience in applied biostatistics. Specifically, extensive experience in the elements of experimental design and biostatistical analyses including: advanced univariate ANOVA, multivariate analyses, ordination, generalized linear models and permutation tests. The successful candidate will be able to demonstrate excellent teaching skills. Preference will be given to those with postdoctoral experience. Applicants should have awareness of and sensitivity to the educational goals of a multicultural population as might have been gained in cross-cultural study, training teaching and other comparable experience.

Responsibilities: The successful candidate will be expected to take a leadership role in biostatistics and in his or her area of specific scientific expertise. Teaching duties will include both undergraduate and graduate level biostatistics courses and will include, at times, a teaching rotation through the undergraduate core course sequence. The candidate is encouraged to develop teaching and research collaborations with department faculty in other disciplines of biology. Innovation in teaching is strongly encouraged and research involving masters and undergraduate students is expected. Candidates must address the needs of a student population of great diversity in age, cultural background, ethnicity, primary language, and academic preparedness, through course materials, teaching strategies, and advisement.

Instructions: For full consideration upload a letter of application, curriculum vitae, statement of teaching interests/philosophy and research plans, and at least three original letters of reference with contact information by September 30, 2014 at apply.interfolio.com/25829 Please include Job Opening ID (JOID# 23030) on all correspondence.

Chair Jeffrey Honda, Chair,Department of Biological Sciences San Jose State University One Washington Square San Jose, CA 95192-0100

Compensation: Commensurate with qualifications and experience
ContactN: Jeffrey Honda
ContactEjeffrey.honda@sjsu.edu
WebLink: http://www.sjsu.edu/facultyaffairs/unit3/tenuretrack/Employment/index.html
Reviews Start: 09/30/14
Apps Close: 09/30/14


 

Title: Assistant Professor
Position Type: Tenure-Track Assistant Professor
Institution: West Virginia University
Department: Biology
Field: Microbial metagenomics
Morgantown, West Virginia, United States

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 (rita.rio@mail.wvu.edu).  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.

ContactN: Rita Rio
ContactErita.rio@mail.wvu.edu
WebLinkhttp://biology.wvu.edu/jobs
Reviews Start: 11/15/14
Apps Close: 11/15/14


 

Title: Postdoc in Genomics and Bioinformatics
Position Type: Post-Doctoral Position
Institution: Chicago Botanic Garden
Department: Plant Science
Field: Genomics, Bioinformatics
Glencoe, IL USA

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: nwickett@chicagobotanic.org

Please email if you have any questions or would like additional information.

ContactN: Norman Wickett
ContactEnwickett@chicagobotanic.org
WebLink: http://www.chicagobotanic.org/research/staff/wickett
Reviews Start: 10/01/2014
Apps Close: 11/03/2014


 

Title: Principal Investigator
Position Type: Permanent Position
Institution: DuPont Corporation
Department: Central R&D - Biotechnology
Field: experimental evolution
Wilmington, DE USA

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.

Qualifications

  • Ph.D. and a minimum of two years of postdoctoral training in microbiology or related fields.
  • Experience in adaptive laboratory evolution; evolutionary engineering; population and/or quantitative genetics.
  • Research productivity demonstrated by a track record of publications and/or patents.
  • Effective written and oral communication of scientific results.

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

Compensation: tbd
ContactN: Arthur Kruckeberg
ContactEarthur.l.kruckeberg@dupont.com
WebLink: http://careers.dupont.com/jobsearch/posting.php?id=PhDMicroBio2015
Reviews Start: 05/25/2014
Apps Close: 11/15/2014


 

Title: Assistant/Associate Professor of Biology--Evolutionary Biology
Position Type: Tenure-Track Assistant Professor
Institution: Beloit College
Department: Biology
Field: Evolutionary biology
Beloit, WI USA

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 evolbio@beloit.edu. 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 evolbio@beloit.edu.  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
Contact: Yaffa Grossman
ContactEevolbio@beloit.edu
WebLinkhttp://www.beloit.edu/biology/evolbio
Reviews Start: 10/10/2014
Apps Close: Until position is filled


 

Title: Evolutionary Ecology of Plants or Fungi
Position Type: Tenure-Track Assistant Professor
Institution: Oregon State University
Department: Botany & Plant Pathology
Field: Evolutionary Ecology
Corvallis, Oregon USA

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.

Compensation: commensurate with experience
ContactN: Joseph Spatafora
ContactEjoseph.spatafora@oregonstate.edu
WebLinkhttp://oregonstate.edu/jobs
Reviews Start: 09/15/2014
Apps Close: 10/15/2014


 

Title: PhD Student   
Position Type: PhD Student   
Institution: Dalhousie University
Department: Biology
Field: landscape/evolutionary genomics
Halifax, Nova Scotia Canada

General Information: Support is available for a PhD position in the laboratory of Daniel Ruzzante (http://myweb.dal.ca/~ruzzante) at Dalhousie University (Halifax, Nova Scotia, Canada) for research in landscape and conservation genomics of fish.

Qualifications: The ideal candidate will have an MSc with a background in population genetics/genomics and molecular laboratory experience and an affinity for fieldwork in remote locations.

Responsibilities: The project involves work in a molecular laboratory setting as well as fieldwork in Labrador. Depending on the candidate's strengths and interest, it may also involve a simulation and modeling component in collaboration with Professor Oscar Gaggiotti (Univ of St Andrews, Scotland). Excellent leadership and communication skills are required.

Instructions: Applicants please send (e-mail: daniel.ruzzante@dal.ca) a statement of research interests, school transcripts (unofficial is fine), Curriculum Vitae and the names and contact information for three academic references to:
Dr Daniel Ruzzante, Killam Professor,
Department of Biology,
Dalhousie University, Halifax, Nova Scotia,
Canada, B3H4J1
email: daniel.ruzzante@dal.ca,
http://myweb.dal.ca/~ruzzante

Review of applications will begin July 15, 2014

ContactN: Daniel Ruzzante
ContactE: daniel.ruzzante@dal.ca
WebLink: http://myweb.dal.ca/~ruzzante
ReviewStart: 07/15/14
AppClose: 10/01/14