Career Opportunities

Title: Visiting Assistant Professor of Biology
Position Type: Non-Tenure-Track Assistant Professor
Institution: Centre College
Department: Biology
Field: Evolutionary Biology
City: Danville, KY, USA

General Information: Centre College invites applications for two visiting assistant professor positions in Biology (one-year and two-year) to begin in August 2019. We seek teacher-scholars who will enhance the learning and teaching environment at Centre College with their lived experience, ideas, perspectives, and scholarship.
Centre College is committed to an environment that welcomes and supports diversity. Centre strives to create an environment where differences are celebrated rather than discouraged, where the individuals have the opportunity to exchange ideas and share in the richness of mutual experiences. For more information on diversity at Centre, please view our Statement of Community. Centre College is a highly selective liberal arts college of about 1,450 students, has one of the nation’s premier study abroad programs and is ranked among the top fifty National Liberal Arts Colleges by U.S. News & World Report. Classes are small and academic standards are high. Centre graduates enjoy extraordinary success, with entrance to top graduate and professional schools, prestigious fellowships for further study abroad, and rewarding jobs. The College is located in Danville, Kentucky, a town of 18,000 recognized for its high quality of life. It is within easy driving distance of Lexington, Louisville, and Cincinnati. For information concerning the college, visit our web site at www.centre.edu.

Qualifications: Candidates must have a Ph.D. in the biological sciences or related field by the time of appointment, demonstrate a commitment to excellence in teaching at a nationally-ranked liberal arts college.

Responsibilities: For the one-year position: an evolutionary biologist who can teach evolution, introductory biology and its associated lab, and an additional class in the candidate’s area(s) of interest. For the two-year position, a candidate with expertise in genetics who can teach an introductory genetics course and its associated lab, introductory biology and its associated lab, and additional classes in the candidate’s area(s) of interest. Collaborative research with undergraduates is encouraged and supported. The program strongly encourages applications from candidates who have experience teaching and mentoring a diverse student body.

Instructions: To apply, please go to http://apply.interfolio.com/58854 to submit a letter of application that includes your cover letter, CV, transcripts, three letters of recommendation, teaching philosophy, research interests and a statement that explains the importance of diversity and inclusion and how you would contribute to and/or address issues of diversity and inclusion at Centre. Review of applications will begin February 1, 2019. Centre College is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

Compensation: TBD
Contact: Mark Galatowitsch, mark.galatowitsch@centre.edu
Web Link: http://apply.interfolio.com/58854
Review Starts: 12/27/2018
Application Closes: 2/1/2019

 

 

Title: Columbia University Science Fellows in Frontiers of Science
Position Type: Lecturer in Discipline/Columbia Science Fellow
Institution: Columbia University
Department: Natural Sciences (Any)
Field: Frontiers of Science: any science discipline
City: New York, NY, USA

General Information: Frontiers of Science is a one-semester course that integrates modern science into the Core Curriculum of Columbia College in order to 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 2019-2020.

Qualifications: We invite applications from qualified candidates who have received or expect to receive the Ph.D. before June 30, 2019 and have demonstrated teaching experience.

Responsibilities: Fellows teach two once-per-week seminar sections each semester, attend the weekly course lecture, faculty meeting and pedagogical seminar, participate in the curriculum development for the course, including course-wide assessments, and carry out research at Columbia. In addition to teaching and research, the Fellows engage in the intellectual life of the department of affiliation.

Instructions: Applications should include the following:
1. Current CV and Cover Letter (In a cover letter of application addressed to the Frontiers Program, please include the names of any Columbia University faculty in the sciences in whose laboratory or research group it would be particularly desirable to conduct postdoctoral research and training.)
2. Statement of research accomplishments and future plans
3. Statement of teaching experience (to be submitted as “statement of teaching philosophy”)
4. Three letters of reference
To apply, please visit:  https://pa334.peopleadmin.com/postings/2114
Application Deadline: Tuesday, January 15, 2019

Compensation: A competitive salary is supplemented by an annual research allowance.
Contact: Jessica Cubas, fos@columbia.edu
Web Link: https://pa334.peopleadmin.com/postings/2114
Review Starts: 1/15/2019
Application Closes: 1/15/2019

 

 

Title: Natural Sciences Curatorial Intern
Position Type: Internship
Institution: Oakland Museum of California
Department: Curatorial
Field: Natural Sciences
City: Oakland, CA, USA

General Information: The Natural Sciences Curatorial Intern will support the research, development and implementation of in-gallery visitor experiences specifically related to the Natural Sciences gallery, which showcases California’s diversity of climate, geology, habitats, ecosystems, and wildlife, while exploring current research, contemporary issues of land use, environmental conflict, and conservation projects.
During this internship, you will get hands-on experience re-developing Natural Science lab spaces, with new prompts and interfaces, and contribute to Natural Sciences gallery and exhibition development and planning.
In this internship you will learn about planning and development of museum exhibits, including: the phases of the development and design process; strategies for meeting the needs of different types of learners and audiences,  including ADA guidelines and interpretive approaches for informal learning environments; strategies for interpreting art, history and natural science information to museum visitors in creative and engaging ways.

Qualifications: Undergraduate (minimum two years matriculation) or graduate student with a strong interest and some experience with a natural sciences discipline, such as biology, environmental science, or similar; Interested in people and how they learn; Excellent communication skills, experience writing about science a plus

Responsibilities: Re-develop Natural Science lab spaces, with new prompts and new interfaces; dynamic scientific research including database, primary research and obscure journals; present findings with strong communication skills; and contribute as needed to Natural Sciences gallery and exhibition development and planning

Instructions: To be considered, please submit application (including cover letter and resume_ to the OMCA online portal here: http://museumca.org/internships

Compensation: $16.50/hour, 20 hours/week
Contact: Dana Hundley, dhundley@museumca.org
Web Link: https://omcaup-museumca.icims.com/jobs/1277/curatorial-intern-%28natural-science-discipline%29/job
Review Starts: 2/1/2019
Application Closes: 2/22/2019

 

 

Title: Post-Doctoral Fellow Mammalian Genomics and Global Change
Position Type: Post-doctoral Research Fellow
Institution: Kansas State University
Department: Biology
Field: mammalian genomics
City: Manhattan, KS, USA

General Information: The Division of Biology at K-State seeks a highly motivated person to fill the open position of postdoctoral scientist working in the laboratory of Dr. Andrew Hope, to investigate species limits, units of conservation, hybridization dynamics, and adaptive gradients among shrews of the Genus Sorex.

Qualifications: Ph.D. by start date

Responsibilities: Primary responsibilities will include genomic library preparation for reduced representation sequencing (Illumina platform) and comparative analyses of resulting datasets.

Instructions: Please submit the following documents:
Cover letter describing your research interest, goals and past research achievements
Curriculum vitae
Relevant PDF reprints
Names and contact information of two individuals willing to provide letters of recommendation.

Compensation: $ 47,476 - $ 55,000
Contact: Andrew Hope, ahope@ksu.edu
Web Link: http://careers.k-state.edu/cw/en-us/job/505168/fellow-post-doc-mammalian-genomics-and-global-change
Review Starts: 12/1/2018
Application Closes: 2/28/2019

 

 

Title: Visiting Assistant Professor
Position Type: Non-Tenure-Track Assistant Professor
Institution: St.  Edward's University
Department: Biological Sciences
Field: Evolutionary Biology
City: Austin, TX, USA

General Information: 9 month teaching position

Qualifications: PhD in biological sciences, commitment to undergraduate teaching

Responsibilities: teaching 4 courses per semester - Intro bio, evolution, possibly anatomy

Instructions: Apply online: https://stedwards.applicantpro.com/jobs/936223.html

Compensation: TBD
Contact: Andrea Holgado, aholgado@stedwards.edu
Web Link: https://stedwards.applicantpro.com/jobs/936223.html
Review Starts: 12/5/2018
Application Closes: 2/28/2019

 

 

Title: Lecturer/Lab Coordinator
Position Type: Lecturer/Lab Coordinator
Institution: St. Edward's University
Department: Biological Sciences
Field: General Biology
City: Austin, TX, USA

General Information: Non tenure track lecturer and lab coordinator for Gen Bio for majors

Qualifications: PhD in Biological Sciences, commitment to undergraduate education

Responsibilities: Teaching and lab coordinating, TA training and hiring, lab curriculum development and assessment

Instructions: Apply online https://stedwards.applicantpro.com/jobs/913988.html

Contact: Lisa Goering, lisago@stedwards.edu
Web Link: https://stedwards.applicantpro.com/jobs/913988.html
Review Starts: 12/1/2018
Application Closes: 4/30/2019

 

 

Title: Assistant Professor in Evolutionary Biology
Position Type: Tenure-Track Assistant Professor
Institution: Appalachian State University
Department: Biology
Field: Evolutionary Biology
City: Boone, NC, USA

General Information: The Department of Biology at Appalachian State University (ASU) invites applications for a tenure-track evolutionary biologist at the rank of Assistant Professor to begin in August 2019. We seek a colleague who conducts research on evolutionary processes and mechanisms (ranging from molecular to ecological scales). We are interested in candidates with strong quantitative skills who conduct integrative research incorporating factors such as, but not limited to, global change, disease, or biodiversity.

Qualifications: The candidate must be committed to excellence in research and teaching in a comprehensive university environment. A Ph.D. and postdoctoral experience are required.

Responsibilities: The successful candidate is expected to develop a competitive research program that involves undergraduate and master's students. Teaching responsibilities will include an introductory evolution course for Biology majors and advanced courses in the applicant’s area of expertise.

Instructions: To apply, send a cover letter, curriculum vitae, separate statements of research and teaching interests/philosophy, and contact information for at least 3 references (name, address, telephone, email address) to Ms. Deb Tibbett, Office Manager (tibbettdr@appstate.edu). Applications will only be accepted in electronic format and must combine all requested items into one pdf file. Inquiries about the position should be directed to the Chair of the Search Committee: Dr. Maryam Ahmed (ahmedm@appstate.edu, 828-262-2677). The position will remain open until filled; review of applications will begin January 8, 2019.

Compensation:
Contact: Maryam Ahmed, ahmedm@appstate.edu
Web Link: https://hr.appstate.edu/employment/faculty-vacancies/961
Review Starts: 1/8/2019
Application Closes: 5/1/2019

 

 

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

 

 

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

 

 

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

 

 

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

 

 


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