Career Opportunities


Title: Research Malacologist
Position Type: Research Fellow
Institution: Natural History Museum of Los Angeles County
Department: Research & Collections
Field: Malacology
Los Angeles, California USA

General Information: Research Malacologist

The Natural History Museum of Los Angeles County (NHM) Foundation has an immediate opening, the Twila Bratcher Endowed Chair in Malacological Research, for an accomplished malacologist to conduct collection-based research on the Museum's extensive collections of mollusks.  The Museum has world-class malacological holdings and a rich history of collections-based research on marine invertebrates.  Neontological holdings have a special emphasis on shelled mollusks of the eastern Pacific.  The Museum also holds extensive collections of fossil mollusks, especially Cretaceous and Cenozoic gastropods and bivalves.

We seek an early career scientist who will implement an internationally recognized, modern and integrative research program in the evolutionary biology of mollusks, including taxonomy, systematics, biogeography, and biodiversity science.  The successful candidate will have a PhD, a track record of research productivity, evidence of the ability to generate external funding, a strong interest in science communication and engaging the public in malacological research, and the ability to effectively communicate and engage with a wide variety of audiences, including the public and the NHM's various stakeholders. The successful candidate also will be expected to help develop the collections and contribute to the Museum's public programs (education and exhibits).

This is a full time, untenured position of limited duration.  The current expectation is that funding for the position will be available for two years, depending on performance evaluations and available resources; performance evaluations and available resources may also allow the position to be extended beyond two years.

The NHM, the largest natural history museum in the western United States, has recently finished a dramatic transformation including new ground-breaking exhibits and a 3-acre wildlife garden.  The NHM's mission is to inspire wonder, discovery, and responsibility for our natural and cultural worlds.  The NHM has recently developed a strategic intent "Be the best at communicating how our planet and life on it changes over time and why this matters" that will guide the museum's priorities over the next decade.

Applications, including a cover letter, CV, statement of research, statement of science communication interests, and the names and contact information for three potential professional references, should be sent by March 15, 2014, to: - Lisa Granados, Research & Collections, Natural History Museum of Los Angeles County, 900 Exposition Blvd., Los Angeles, CA 90007, USA.

The Natural History Museum of Los Angeles County is an Equal Opportunity Employer. Please, No Phone Calls, No Fax.

Contact: Lisa Granados
Reviews Start: 03/15/14
Apps Close: 03/15/14


Title: Assistant Professor of Botany
Position Type: Tenure-Track Assistant Professor
Institution: Carroll University
Department: the Department of Life Sciences in the College of Natural Sciences, Health Sciences and Business
Field: Botany
Waukesha, WI USA

General Information: Description: Full-time tenure-track position in Botany in the Biology Program Starting Date: September 1, 2014

Rank and Salary: Assistant Professor eligible for tenure and promotion. Salary is competitive and commensurate with qualifications.

The Department: The Biology Program is housed within the Department of Life Sciences in the College of Natural Sciences, Health Sciences and Business. The program supports approximately 230 biology majors, as well as majors in Marine Biology and Animal Behavior, and minors in several sub-disciplines. The full-time faculty members in biology have received grant support from federal and private/foundation sources. Students and faculty in biology are active in field and laboratory research, study abroad programs, and internships. The Department of Life Sciences has a full-time laboratory coordinator. The 60-acre Greene Field Station has extensive wetlands, a spring-fed stream, and disturbed oak savannah upland habitat. A new Greene Field Station research and classroom facility will be completed in 2014. The Biology Program will be housed in the University's new 55,000 square foot Science Facilities in Summer 2016.

The College: The College of Natural Sciences, Health Sciences and Business offers undergraduate and graduate programs through six departments - Life Sciences (animal behavior, biology, environmental science, psychology); Computational and Physical Sciences (actuarial science, applied physics/engineering, chemistry, computational science, computer science, information technology, mathematics, physics, software engineering); Health and Medical Sciences (health science-radiological sciences and medial sonography, physical and health education, physician assistant studies, public health, sports and recreation management, therapeutic recreation), Human Movement Sciences (athletic training, exercise science, exercise physiology, physical therapy); Nursing (BSN, RN to BSN, MSN); and Business, Economics and Accounting. The College has a strong staff of academic administrative and support personnel.

The University: Founded in 1846, Carroll University is an independent, co-educational comprehensive institution grounded in the liberal arts tradition. The Pioneer Core general education curriculum has a strong emphasis on developing intercultural awareness and includes cross-cultural immersion experiences. Carroll University is located in suburban Waukesha, 16 miles west of Milwaukee and 60 miles east of Madison. The University serves approximately 3,540 full-time and part-time students. The University, though intentionally ecumenical and non-sectarian in approach, is related to the Presbyterian Church, USA.

Carroll University is an Equal Opportunity Employer

Qualifications: Ph.D. in botany or related field. Preference will be given to candidates with a documented record of excellence in teaching and research. A research focus that results in a record of publication is expected. Research that utilizes the University's greenhouse or field station is preferred.

Responsibilities: The standard teaching load in the natural sciences is 12 credits (typically two courses plus 1-2 laboratories) per semester. The successful candidate will be expected to teach some combination of the following courses: Field Botany, Restoration Ecology, Aquatic Ecology, Experimental Methods in Field Biology, Bioethics, and courses in the University's Pioneer Core general education program. The successful candidate will develop an active research program. Additional responsibilities may include advising, curriculum development, grant writing, and other service to the Biology Program, the College, and the University.

Instructions: Application: Review of applications will begin immediately and continue until the position is filled. Please submit a 1) letter of application, 2) curriculum vitae, 3) statement of teaching philosophy and 4) statement of research interests as Word or PDF format attachments in an email with the subject line "Assistant/Associate Professor of Botany" to Final applicants will be asked to submit graduate transcripts and three letters of reference.

Contact: Josie de Hartog
Reviews Start: 02/05/14
Apps Close:  03/07/14


Title: Visiting Assistant Professor of Biology
Position Type: Temporary Faculty
Institution: Whitman College
Department: Biology
Field: genetics, organismal biology
Walla Walla, WA USA

Qualifications: Visiting position in Biology, with expertise in genetics, at the rank of assistant professor with a contract for one year. Effective August 2014.  Ph.D. required.

Responsibilities: The successful candidate will teach two sections of genetics lecture, a seminar in their area of expertise, a major course with lab in some aspect of animal, plant, fungal, or microbial Organismal Biology (e.g., physiology, developmental biology, or evolutionary developmental biology), and will supervise research and thesis projects for senior students. Whitman College wishes to reinforce its commitment to enhance diversity, broadly defined, recognizing that to provide a diverse learning environment is to prepare students for personal and professional success in an increasingly multicultural and global society.

Instructions: To apply, go to, click "Faculty"
and "Visiting Assistant Professor of Biology". The online position description includes specific instructions on submission of the following materials: letter of application; curriculum vitae; three letters of reference; statements addressing the candidate's teaching interests and research agenda; graduate transcripts; teaching evaluations or other evidence of demonstrated or potential excellence in undergraduate instruction.  In their application, candidates should address their interest in working as teachers and scholars with undergraduates in a liberal arts environment that emphasizes close student-faculty interaction; how their cultural, experiential, and/or academic background contributes to diversity; and their interest in cross-disciplinary teaching and scholarship. Deadline:  February 21, 2014. No applicant shall be discriminated against on the basis of race, color, sex, gender, religion, age, marital status, national origin, disability, veteran's status, sexual orientation, gender identity, or any other basis prohibited by applicable federal, state, or local law. For additional information about Whitman College and the Walla Walla area, see and

ContactN: Delbert Hutchison
Reviews Start:  02/21/14
Apps Close:  02/21/14


Title: Biology Assistant Professor
Position Type: Tenure-Track Assistant Professor
Institution: Los Medanos College
Department: Biological Sciences
Field: General Biology
Pittsburg, CA USA                

General Information: Los Medanos College is searching for a full-time, tenure-track, Assistant Professor to join our Biological Sciences Department during the Fall 2014 semester.  The College is located in Pittsburg, CA and is a member of the Contra Costa Community College District.

For additional details on the position - please visit:

Description from the job listing: "The position requires teaching a full-time load, part of which is likely to be assigned in the evening program. This instructor will teach a two-semester sequence of courses for biology majors on the fundamental principles of biological science, and may also teach other courses from across the curriculum such as non-majors courses in ecology or general biology. The teaching assignment may include some courses at our satellite campus in Brentwood."

The position closes on February 13, 2014.

Qualifications: The applicant must possess one of the following qualifications (earned degrees must be from an accredited college/university):
* A valid lifetime California Community College Instructor Credential with authorization to teach biological sciences, OR
* A master's degree in any biological science OR bachelor's degree in any biological science AND master's degree in biochemistry, biophysics, or marine science OR
* The equivalent. (If you believe that you meet the minimum qualifications via equivalency, please fill out the Master's Degree Discipline Equivalency Form.)

Desirable Qualifications:
* Excellent teaching ability
* Demonstrated enthusiasm for biology and for teaching
* Experience and/or education in the fields of molecular and cell biology, environmental science, ecology, organismal biology, and/or evolutionary biology
* Experience and/or ability to teach a two-semester sequence of courses for biology majors on the fundamental principles of biological science
* Broad-based experience and education that would enable the applicant to teach a wide array of courses across the curriculum
* Demonstrated ability to work productively and collaboratively in an extraordinarily diverse community of coworkers and students * Strong interpersonal skills and organizational ability
* An attitude that will put students and
colleagues at ease, characterized by intellectual humility, kindness, acceptance of others' faults and points of view, patience, and a generosity of spirit

Responsibilities: In addition to contractual duties, all full-time faculty are expected to participate actively in their disciplines, department activities, and the general intellectual life and governance of the college. Part of the teaching assignment may be in the evening and/or online. Duties and responsibilities include but are not limited to:

1. advancing student learning through dedicated, exemplary instruction in accordance with established course outlines;

2. developing and implementing student learning outcomes assessment processes for courses and programs;

3. collaborating in the development and revision of curriculum and in program review;

4. engaging in department program improvement initiatives;

5. participating in department, division, and college committees;

6. participating in professional development activities, both departmental and college-wide;

7. maintaining current knowledge in the subject matter area and effective teaching/ learning strategies;

8. maintaining appropriate standards of professional conduct and ethics;

9. informing students of course requirements, evaluation procedures and attendance requirements;

10. preparing and grading class assignments and examinations and informing students of their academic progress;

11. maintaining attendance, scholastic, and personnel records and submitting them according to published deadlines;

12. posting and holding sufficient and regular office hours in accordance with prevailing policy;

13. participating in College's shared governance processes.


1. Interested applicants must submit all of the application materials online to be considered for this position.  We do not accept hand-delivered, e-mailed, faxed or postal mailed application packets.

2. It is your responsibility to ensure that all application materials are received on or before the closing date. Our application deadline time is 11:59pm on the specified closing date.

3. You should submit an unofficial transcript for paper-screening purposes. If you do not have electronic version of the transcript required for the position, you can have it scanned by a Staples, Office Max or Office Depot, etc. All applicants will have an opportunity to upload transcripts when completing our online application process. You should be prepared to provide an official transcripts prior to employment start date should the position be offered.

4. If you do not possess the required educational degrees and are applying under the equivalency process, you bear the responsibility of submitting the District's Equivalency Application. Equivalency applications with supporting documentation should be submitted when 1) degrees are not in exact discipline required; 2) degree is in progress; 3) degrees were earned at a college or university outside of the United States. All applicants will have an opportunity to upload an equivalency form for evaluation by a college equivalency committee when completing our online application process.

5. Applicants with foreign degrees must provide official certification of equivalency to United States degrees. An approved National Association of Credential Evaluation Services (NACES) agency must evaluate your course work. All applicants will have an opportunity to upload a foreign degree evaluation for review of by a college equivalency committee when completing our online application process. Please read more details in the Foreign Degree and Credit Statement section of the job announcement.

6. Documents uploaded online must be the actual documents to be considered for review. Do not upload a 'placeholder' document. Applications with placeholder documents are considered incomplete and will be rejected. Only upload the required documents, other materials can be presented if you are selected for an interview.

7. All application materials become the property of the district and will not be returned or duplicated.

Required Documents:
* Cover Letter
* Resume
* Unofficial Transcript

Optional Documents:
* Unofficial Transcript 2
* Unofficial Transcript 3
* Unofficial Transcript 4
* Application for Equivalency
* Foreign Degree Evaluation Form
* Other

Compensation: $55,668.00-$83,772.00 per year
ContactN: Los Medanos College, Office of Instruction
ContactE: 925-439-2181, x3272
Reviews Start: 02/13/14
Apps Close: 02/13/2014


Title: Two DBER postdoc positions
Position Type: Post-Doctoral Research Assistant
Institution: University of Nebraska-Lincoln
Department: School of Biological Sciences
Field: Discipline-based education research
Lincoln, NE USA

General Information: Two Postdoctoral Research Associate Positions in Discipline-Based Education Research at the University of Nebraska-Lincoln

The successful candidates will be part of an interdisciplinary team working to disseminate and integrate research-based instructional strategies in introductory STEM courses at UNL. These postdocs will work closely with co-advising faculty, Dr. Leilani Arthurs (Department of Earth and Atmospheric Sciences) and Dr. Brian Couch (School of Biological Sciences).

Qualifications: These postdocs will assist with one or more of the following projects: (i) research on student and faculty perceptions of course instruction, (ii) organization and evaluation of a faculty mentoring program, and (iii) teaching and evaluation of faculty professional development workshops.

Responsibilities: Applicants must have completed a PhD in a STEM field or STEM education field by the start of the appointment.  Preferred applicants will have experience in STEM education research, faculty professional development, and research-based instructional strategies. Successful candidates must have excellent oral and written communication skills, be able to work independently and collaboratively, and be able to interact with faculty across different disciplines.

Instructions: Initial appointments are for 1 year with the possibility of extending for up to 1.5 additional years. Applications should include (i) a cover letter, (ii) a one-page summary of the applicant's educational research interests, (iii) a curriculum vitae, and (iv) three letters of recommendation. All materials should be emailed to Dr. Leilani Arthurs ( Application review will begin on March 1, 2014, and continue until the positions are filled. Preferred start date is August 4, 2014.

These positions are supported by a grant from the National Science Foundation Widening Implementation and Demonstration of Evidence-based Reforms (WIDER) Program.  The University of Nebraska-Lincoln is an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer.  Women, minorities, veterans, and disabled persons are encouraged to apply.

Compensation: comensurate with experience
ContactN: Leilani Arthurs
Reviews Start: 01/22/14
Apps Close: 03/01/14


Title: Assistant to Associate Professor of Biology
Position Type: Tenure-Track Assistant Professor
Institution: University of Guam
Department: Biology
Field: Tropical Botany/Terrestrial Wildlife
Mangilao, Guam

General Information: The Division of Natural Sciences is looking for an individual strongly interested in undergraduate teaching, with flexibility to teach both introductory courses and upper-division courses and with the background and interest to actively maintain the U. Guam Herbarium (GUAM),

This position requires experience with student-centered syllabi and learning outcomes; experience with and/or interest in field research in the tropics, especially involving modern quantitative and/or molecular approaches; and flexibility in coping with island challenges.

Qualifications: Required:  Ph.D. in Biology, Ecology, Zoology, or a closely related field from a U.S. regionally accredited institution or foreign equivalent; demonstrated excellence in teaching; record of research publication in refereed journals.  The applicant must also be prepared to teach using a variety of modalities, including distance education.

Responsibilities: This is primarily a teaching position but the successful applicant will also be expected to conduct research of regional relevance and we are particularly interested in candidates who can not only maintain the herbarium but also use it and develop it in line with current expectations for an internationally recognized resource.  In the event that no suitable curator can be found at this time, the department may consider applications from candidates with expertise in terrestrial wildlife.  Applicants are encouraged to review the catalog (available online) to see what courses are currently offered.  Participation in a variety of undergraduate courses is encouraged.  The faculty member will be expected to teach students of varying backgrounds, conduct research, and help seek outside funding for building research capacity.  The successful candidate will be expected to take up the position as soon as possible and no later than August 2013.

Instructions: Interested applicants should submit a current curriculum vita or resume; a list of at least three (3) references to be contacted (with their telephone numbers and e-mail addresses); three (3) current letters of recommendation sent directly by the signatories those persons knowledgeable about the applicant's academic and professional performance; unofficial copies of all undergraduate and graduate transcripts; and the completed Government of Guam Application Form.  Application documents may be sent electronically to Dr. Christopher Lobban, Chair, Biology Search Committee, at  with copies to  Hard copy documents may be sent to Dr. Christopher Lobban, Chair, Biology Search Committee, c/o Human Resources Office, University of Guam, UOG Station, Mangilao, Guam 96923.   The selected candidate must have official graduate transcripts sent directly from the awarding institution(s) to the Human Resources Office, University of Guam, UOG Station, Mangilao, Guam  96923.

Compensation: $38,316 - $75,226 Per Academic Year, ASSOCIATE PROFESSOR - $42,422 - $75,226 Per Academic Year
Contact: Dr. Christopher Lobban
Web Link:
Reviews Start: 01/03/14
Apps Close: none-open until filled