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» Tenure-Track Assistant Professor, Department of Biology: Evolutionary Biology, Loyola University, Chicago, IL, USA
» James R. Colclough Paleontology Postdoctoral Fellowship, San Diego Natural History Museum, San Diego, CA, USA
» Tenure-Track Assistant Professor, Environmental Science, Policy, and Management, UC Berkeley, Berkeley, CA, USA
» Tenure-Track Assistant Professors in the Life Sciences, UC Berkeley, Berkeley, CA, USA
» Lecturer/Lab Coordinator, Biological Sciences, St. Edward's University, Austin, TX, USA
» Tenure-Track Assistant Professor, Biological Sciences, Duquesne University, Pittsburgh, PA, USA
» Post-doctoral Research Fellow, Bioinformatics and Computational Biology, American Museum Of Natural History, New York, NY, USA
» Tenure-Track Assistant/Associate Professor of Biology, New Mexico Highlands University, Las Vegas, NM, USA
» Tenure-Track Assistant Professor in Evolutionary Biology, Appalachian State University, Boone, NC, USA
» Tenure-Track Assistant Professor in Organismal Biology, Brown University, Providence, RI, USA
» Postdoctoral Research Fellow Position in Population Genomics, University of California, Davis, Davis, CA, USA
» Tenure-Track Assistant Professor of Biology, Humboldt State University, Arcata, CA, USA
» Tenure-Track Assistant Professor (Ecology & Evolution), University of Rochester, Rochester, New York, USA
» Tenure-Track Professor, Human Evolutionary Biology, Harvard University, Cambridge, MA, USA
» Meeker Postdoctoral Researcher, Field Museum, Vertebrate or invertebrate Paleontology, Biodiversity, Chicago, IL, USA
» Assistant Professor (Invertebrate Biology), Western Carolina University, Cullowhee, NC, USA
» Assistant Professor - Global Change Biologist, University of Texas at El Paso, El Paso, TX, US
» Assistant Professor of Ecology/Environmental Science, Moravian College, Bethlehem, PA, USA
» Assistant Professor of Biology, Pennsylvania State University, Monaca, PA, USA
» Huxley Fellow in Ecology & Evolutionary Biology, Post-Doctoral Research Fellow, Rice University, Houston, TX, USA
» Research Molecular Biologist, Honey bee biology, USDA-ARS, Baton Rouge, LA, USA
» Post-Doctoral Research Associate Position, Plant Pathology, University of Minnesota, Saint Paul, MN USA
» Assistant Professor - Evolutionary Developmental Biologist, Utah State University, Logan, UT, USA

 

 

Title: Assistant Professor, Department of Biology: Evolutionary Biology
Position Type: Tenure-Track Assistant Professor
Institution: Loyola University Chicago
Department: Department of Biology
Field: Evolutionary Biology
City: Chicago, IL, USA

General Information: The Department of Biology, College of Arts & Sciences, Loyola University Chicago (LUC) seeks qualified candidates for a newly authorized, full-time position in Evolutionary Biology, beginning in the 2018-2019 academic year. The position is for a tenure-track Assistant Professor. We expect the new faculty member to participate in teaching Evolution to a wide variety of science students in addition to Biology majors. The Department of Biology has 48 full-time faculty members serving more than1,750 majors and students from associated university programs at the Lake Shore Campus on Chicago’s north side. For more information about the department, please visit our web site at http://www.luc.edu/biology.

Qualifications: The successful candidate for this position will have a PhD in Evolutionary Biology or a related field, postdoctoral research experience, and proven excellence in research and in teaching at the college level.

Responsibilities: The successful candidate is expected to run a productive research laboratory, involve undergraduate and graduate students in research, and be competitive for external funding. Till the midterm review in the third year, the incumbent will also teach two courses per semester, including a course in Evolution and advanced courses in their specialty area. Teaching after the third year will be determine by departmental guidelines for teaching load. Researchers in all areas of evolutionary biology are welcome to apply, but preference will be given to those utilizing comparative phylogenetic approaches in addressing fundamental evolutionary questions.

Instructions: https://www.careers.luc.edu/postings/9537

Contact: James Cheverud, jcheverud@luc.edu
Web Link: https://www.careers.luc.edu/postings/9537
Review Starts: 12/1/2018
Application Closes: 1/1/2018

 

 

Title: Post-doctoral Research Fellow
Position Type: Post-doctoral Research Fellow
Institution: American Musuem of Natural History
Department: Richard Gilder Graduate School
Field: Anthropology; Invertebrate Zoology; Paleontology; Physical Sciences (Astrophysics and Earth & Planetary Sciences); Vertebrate Zoology.
City: New York, NY, USA

General Information: The Postdoctoral Research Fellowship Program at the American Museum of Natural History provides training to postdoctoral investigators to carry out a specific project within a limited time period. The project must fit into one or more of the Museum’s areas of interest: Anthropology, Invertebrate Zoology, Paleontology, Physical Sciences (Astrophysics and Earth & Planetary Sciences), and Vertebrate Zoology. This Fellowship Program is designed to advance the training of the participant by having him/her pursue a project in association with Museum professionals in the Museum setting.

Qualifications: Newly graduated or soon-to-graduate PhDs may apply. Fellows must have received their degrees or deposited their dissertations before they can begin their appointments. There are no citizenship or geographic requirements to apply.

Responsibilities: Postdoctoral Fellows are expected to conduct their work at the Museum. Applicants are encouraged to contact potential curatorial sponsor(s) prior to applying. Appointments are typically made for two years. In addition to a competitive salary and benefits, limited relocation, research and publication support is provided.

Instructions: Four Types of Postdoctoral Fellowships Are Available:
1. RGGS Postdoctoral Fellowships: Application Due November 15, 2018
2. Gerstner Scholars in Bioinformatics and Computational Biology: Application Due November 5, 2018
3. Frank M. Chapman Memorial Fund Research Fellowship - Ornithology: Application Due November 15, 2018
4. AMNH-Bard Research Fellowship in Museum Anthropology: Application Due December 1, 2018

For more info and to apply, please visit: https://www.amnh.org/our-research/richard-gilder-graduate-school/academics-and-research/fellowship-and-grant-opportunities/postdoctoral-research-fellowship-program

Compensation:
Contact: Anna Manuel, amanuel@amnh.org
Web Link: https://www.amnh.org/our-research/richard-gilder-graduate-school/academics-and-research/fellowship-and-grant-opportunities/postdoctoral-research-fellowship-program
Review Starts: 11/15/2018
Application Closes: 11/15/2018

 

 

Title: James R. Colclough Paleontology Postdoctoral Fellowship
Position Type: Post-doctoral Research Fellow
Institution: San Diego Natural History Museum
Department: Paleontology
Field: Paleobiology
City: San Diego, CA, USA

General Information: Applications are invited for a Postdoctoral Fellowship position in the Department of Paleontology at the San Diego Natural History Museum (SDNHM). This is the first year of the James R. Colclough Paleontology Postdoctoral Fellowship, which supports research in marine mammal paleobiology and evolutionary biology. The Fellowship was created to honor the memory of James R. Colclough, longtime volunteer in the Department of Paleontology, and is funded by the James R. Colclough Paleontology Endowment.

Qualifications: To be considered for this position, applicants must have received a PhD degree within the past six (6) years. Soon-to-graduate PhDs may apply, but all formal requirements for a Ph.D. must be completed before the start of the appointment.

Responsibilities: Duties will include conducting original research in marine mammal paleobiology, providing research assistance to the Curator of Paleontology, curating the Museum’s marine mammal fossil collections, and introducing new technologies and analytical methods into the Museum setting. Postdoctoral Fellows are expected to be in residence at SDNHM full time and actively engaged in the SDNHM community. The position will include opportunities for interactions with colleagues at nearby San Diego State University and/or University of California, San Diego.

Instructions: Applicants should submit a cover letter (2-3 pages), a succinct statement (~700 words) detailing current work and research interests, an up to date curriculum vitae, a list of publications, and the names and contact information for two professional references. Please submit materials to Thomas A. Deméré (tdemere@sdnhm.org) by December 15, 2018.

Compensation: Annual compensation is $48,432 to $51,324 (depending upon experience), plus fringe benefits. Supplemental research funds also may be available. Appointments will typically be made for two years contingent on satisfactory progress in year one.
Contact: Tom Deméré, tdemere@sdnhm.org
Web Link: https://www.sdnhm.org/about-us/employment/
Review Starts: 12/17/2018
Application Closes: 12/15/2018

 

 

Title: Assistant Professor - Environmental Science, Policy, and Management - College of Natural Resources
Position Type: Tenure-Track Assistant Professor
Institution: UC Berkeley
Department: Environmental Science, Policy, and Management
City: Berkeley, CA, USA

General Information: The Department of Environmental Science, Policy, and Management (ESPM) in the College of Natural Resources at the University of California, Berkeley invites applications for a tenure-track position at the rank of assistant professor with an expected start date of July 1, 2019.

We seek rising leaders from diverse disciplines of relevance to Environmental Science, Policy, and Management, including, but not limited to, the natural, social, physical, biological, and environmental health sciences as well as the humanities. Candidates should demonstrate evidence of strong research productivity, potential for funding, and a commitment to excellence in teaching and research mentoring of undergraduates, graduate students, and post-docs. We are particularly interested in scholars with a track record of promoting diversity, equity and inclusion in the environmental field in the realms of research, teaching and/or service. At Berkeley, we recognize the intrinsic relationship between diversity and excellence in all our endeavors and embrace open and equitable access to opportunities for learning and development as our obligation and goal. Successful candidates for our faculty positions will demonstrate evidence of their commitment to equity, inclusion, and diversity (see: https://ofew.berkeley.edu/recruitment/contributions-diversity/support-faculty-candidates for helpful guidelines).

Qualifications: Preferred qualifications include: Ph.D., J.D., or equivalent international degree in a relevant environmental field such as (but not limited to) biology, conservation science, ecology, physical sciences, sociology, anthropology, history, environmental law, environmental policy, interdisciplinary environmental studies, environmental health science or geography; demonstrated evidence of outstanding scholarship within a relevant environmental discipline in the social, natural, physical, environmental health sciences, humanities or related fields; a dedication to excellence in teaching at the undergraduate and graduate levels; a demonstrated commitment to advancing diversity, equity, and inclusion in the environmental field; an interest in research translation and/or communicating with the scientific community and the broader public; a commitment to working in an inclusive and interdisciplinary environment and strong desire to advance diversity, equity, and inclusion in ways that align with UC Berkeley’s and ESPM’s mission to meet the educational needs of California’s diverse population.

Responsibilities: Research/Teaching/Service

Instructions: https://aprecruit.berkeley.edu/apply/JPF01944

Compensation:
Contact: Damian Elias, doelias@berkeley.edu
Web Link: https://aprecruit.berkeley.edu/apply/JPF01944
Review Starts: 10/31/2018
Application Closes: 12/3/2018

 

 

Title: Assistant Professors in the Life Sciences
Position Type: Tenure-Track Assistant Professor
Institution: UC Berkeley
Department: Multiple
Field: Life Sciences
City: Berkeley, CA, USA

General Information: The University of California, Berkeley seeks applications for up to five tenure-track positions in the Life Sciences with a potential start date of July 1, 2019.

We enthusiastically invite applications from early career researchers from across the life sciences for consideration in an open area cluster recruitment. Successful candidates will be invited to join one or more of the following departments: Nutritional Science and Toxicology; Plant and Microbial Biology; Environmental Science, Policy and Management; Molecular and Cell Biology; Integrative Biology; Chemical and Biomolecular Engineering; or Chemistry. Resulting hires will be appointed as Assistant Professors and will be supported in developing a first-class field and/or research program and teaching and mentorship programs.

At Berkeley, we value diversity, equity and inclusion. This is exemplified by the following principles of community: we recognize the intrinsic relationship between diversity and excellence in all our endeavors; we embrace open and equitable access to opportunities for learning and development as our obligation and goal. Our excellence can only be fully realized by faculty, students and staff who share our commitment to these principles. Successful candidates for our faculty positions will demonstrate evidence of a commitment to equity and inclusion. Financial and in-kind resources are available for faculty to pursue activities that help accelerate our efforts to achieve our equity and inclusion goals. For more information, visit https://diversity.berkeley.edu/programs-services/faculty

Qualifications: Required Minimum Basic Qualifications:
● Ph.D. or equivalent international degree at time of application

Additional Qualifications by start date:
● Evidence of contributions to advance diversity, equity and inclusion through previous work, proposed efforts, and/or depth of understanding.

Preferred Qualifications:
● At least one year post-doctoral research experience completed by start date
● Potential for significant impact or contributions in research including development of new lines of inquiry and/or interdisciplinary collaboration
● Demonstrated ability or potential to contribute in undergraduate and graduate teaching and mentorship
● Prior experience providing outreach and/or service to scientific or academic communities

Responsibilities: See job posting (link below)

Instructions: See job posting (link below)

Compensation:
Contact: Life Sciences search committee, lifesciencesrecruit@berkeley.edu
Web Link: https://aprecruit.berkeley.edu/apply/JPF01937
Review Starts: 11/16/2018
Application Closes: 11/15/2018

 

 

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
Position Type: Tenure-Track Assistant Professor
Institution: Duquesne University
Department: Biological Sciences
Field: Organismal/Developmental/Cell/Molecular
City: Pittsburgh, PA, USA

General Information: The Department of Biological Sciences at Duquesne University, Pittsburgh PA, invites applications for a full-time tenure-track Assistant Professor. Successful candidates will join a group of faculty with expertise in cell biology, molecular biology, physiology, microbiology, evolutionary and ecological genetics, and neuroscience working within a robust and collaborative research environment across departments and schools on campus. Additional information about the Department can be found at http://www.duq.edu/biology. Duquesne University enrolls approximately 10,000 graduate and undergraduate students and is located in downtown Pittsburgh, which is consistently ranked among the most livable cities in the United States, with numerous educational, cultural, and recreational opportunities.

Qualifications: Applicants must possess a PhD and have post-doctoral experience.

Responsibilities: Duquesne is committed to the teacher-scholar model, where excellence is expected in both education and research. The successful applicant will develop a vigorous, externally-funded, independent research program within the broad areas of developmental biology, organismal biology, or cell/molecular biology, and will be expected to contribute to teaching in one of our undergraduate concentrations (Evolutionary and Organismal Biology, Physiology, or Molecular Biology), and will develop a graduate course in their area of expertise. Applicants are expected to mentor PhD and undergraduate students in their laboratory. Competitive salary and start-up packages are available.

Instructions: Applicants should submit a cover letter, CV, statement of research, and teaching philosophy, and arrange for three letters of recommendation. All application materials should be submitted via Interfolio to: https://apply.interfolio.com/57004. Review of applications will begin November 15, 2018 and continue until the position is filled. Please direct questions about the position to biologysearch2019@duq.edu.
Motivated by its Catholic and Spiritan identity, Duquesne values equality of opportunity as an educational institution and as an employer. Duquesne University is committed to attracting, retaining and developing a diverse faculty that reflects contemporary society, serves our academic mission and enriches our campus community. As a charter member of the Ohio, Western PA, and West Virginia Higher Education Recruitment Consortium (HERC), we encourage applications from members of underrepresented groups and support dual-career couples.
Contact: Michael Jensen-Seaman, biologysearch2019@duq.edu
Web Link: https://www.duq.edu/work-at-du/employment/faculty-hiring/bayer/assistant-professor-in-biological-sciences
Review Starts: 11/15/2018
Application Closes: 12/15/2018

 

 

Title: Assistant/Associate Professor of Biology
Position Type:Tenure-Track Assistant Professor
Institution:New Mexico Highlands University
Department:Biology
Field:Botany or Microbiology
City:Las Vegas, NM, USA

General Information: New Mexico Highlands University Biology Department invites applicants passionate about student success, teaching, and student research to fill two nine-month, Tenure Track Assistant/Associate Professor of Biology positions beginning in August, 2019. Ideal candidates with teaching expertise and research in areas of Microbiology, Botany, or related fields are invited to apply.

Qualifications: PhD in biological science, or related fields, with demonstrated experience in teaching in the areas of Microbiology or Botany.

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Post doctoral experience
  • Experience with diverse student populations or underrepresented minorities.
  • Demonstrated commitment to teaching and one’s own professional development including training/experience in active and cooperative learning teaching strategies.
  • Demonstrate a research focus that complements existing research programs at Highlands.
  • Success or potential to gain external funding for a focused research program.

Responsibilities: The successful candidates for these positions are expected to teach a combination of entry-level biology courses and upper division courses within the candidate’s specialty (24 hrs/academic year); develop a focused and active research program, participate in service to the department and university, mentor students, and hold office hours.

Instructions: A complete application must include 1) A Letter of Application/Cover Letter; 2) Curriculum Vitae; 3) Unofficial copies of advanced degree transcripts; 4) Teaching Philosophy; 5) Letter of Recommendation. Online application must include names, phone numbers, and e-mail addresses of three (3) professional references. References will be contacted in conjunction with an on-campus interview and official transcripts should be requested upon acceptance of the on-campus interview. For more detailed information regarding the position you may contact: Dr. Jesus Rivas at rivas@nmhu.edu. For disabled access or services call 505-454-3242 or TDD 505-454-3003. New Mexico Highlands University is an EEO Employer.

Compensation: Competitive
Contact: Jesus Rivas, rivas@nmhu.edu
Web Link: http://nmhu.peopleadmin.com/postings/3275
Review Starts: 11/12/2018
Application Closes: 12/1/2018

 

 

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 in Organismal Biology
Position Type: Tenure-Track Assistant Professor
Institution: Brown University
Department: Ecology and Evolutionary Biology
Field: Organismal Biology
City: Providence, RI, USA

General Information: The Department of Ecology and Evolutionary Biology at Brown University seeks to fill a tenure track, Assistant Professor position for an organismal biologist who uses integrative approaches to address questions in an evolutionary comparative context.

Qualifications: Qualifications for the position include a PhD degree in biology or related fields; postdoctoral experience is preferred. To apply, applicants should submit: a cover letter, curriculum vitae, separate statements of research goals, teaching goals, and approaches for how the applicant will advance Brown’s goals of diversity and inclusion, plus three representative publications. All documents should be submitted online through the Interfolio system [http://apply.interfolio.com/55908]. In addition, letters of support from three references should be submitted through the Interfolio systems by the respective letter writers. Review of applications will begin November 15, 2018 and will continue until the position is filled. The anticipated start date is July 1, 2019.

Responsibilities: The successful candidate is expected to establish a vigorous, externally funded research program and to teach courses that contribute topics in organismal biology to the graduate and undergraduate curriculum. Applicants whose research program can take advantage of resources such as the Brown University Herbarium, greenhouse facilities, the Keck XROMM facility, as well as interdisciplinary centers including the Institute at Brown for Environment and Society, the Data Science Initiative, the Center for Computational Molecular Biology, will be most competitive.

Instructions: http://apply.interfolio.com/55908

Contact: Alexandrea Collins, alexandrea_collins@brown.edu
Web Link: http://apply.interfolio.com/55908
Review Starts: 10/05/18
Application Closes: 11/15/18

 

 

Title: Postdoctoral Research Fellow Position in Population Genomics
Position Type: Post-Doctoral Position
Institution: University of California, Davis
Department: Pathology, Microbiology & Immunology
Field: Population Genomics
City: Davis, CA, USA

General Information: The Vector Genetics Lab (VGL) at the University of California, Davis has a post-doctoral position available for a highly motivated candidate with a background in population genomics. The VGL is dedicated to research and training in the areas of population & molecular genetics, genomics and bioinformatics of insect vectors of human and animal disease. We have developed a program aimed at expanding knowledge that may be applied to improving control of disease vectors and that also addresses problems of interest in the field of evolutionary genetics. See details at: https://vectorgeneticslab.ucdavis.edu/

Ongoing projects include work on the following systems:
- Invasive Aedes aegypti populations in California
- Island populations of Anopheles mosquitoes in islands off the coast of Africa.
- Urban and island populations of Anopheles mosquitoes in India

Ongoing research topics include:
- Interspecific hybridization and introgression as a mechanism for adaptation
- The evolution of populations on isolated islands
- Defining populations in urban centers as ecological islands
- Development of new wgs-based methods to estimate population size and dispersal
- Evaluating the behavior of gene drive systems via field trials

Qualifications:
Required Qualifications:
- PhD in Bioinformatics, Computational Biology, Population Genomics or related discipline (theoretical and/or applied)
- Strong background in statistics
- In-depth knowledge of population genetics theory
- Experience working in Linux environment
- Demonstrated record of research productivity and publications

Preferred Qualifications:
- Experience with coalescence/IBD methods
- Programming experience (e.g. C/C++, Python/Perl, R)
- Strong mathematical skills
- Experience with genomic data analysis

Responsibilities: The successful candidate will work on whole-genome sequencing data sets to decipher recent population history and evolution in mosquitoes that are vectors of human diseases. Further major responsibilities include extending and customizing state of the art methodologies in this field to implement bioinformatical pipelines tailored towards the specific needs of the various projects.

Instructions: Applicants should submit the following materials:
-       A cover letter
-       A curriculum vitae
-       One-page statement of research interests and future goals
-       List of relevant publications
-       Contact information for 3 referees

Send the above combined into a single PDF to Gregory Lanzaro (gclanzaro@ucdavis.edu).

Review of applications will start immediately. This position will be open until filled. The anticipated start date for this position is late 2018 or early 2019. The appointment is for a duration of two years.

The University of California is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, age or protected veteran status. For the complete University of California nondiscrimination and affirmative action policy see: http://policy.ucop.edu/doc/4000376/NondiscrimAffirmAct.

Compensation: This is a full-time position. Salary is commensurate with qualifications and experience.
Contact: Gregory Lanzaro, gclanzaro@ucdavis.edu
Web Link: https://vectorgeneticslab.ucdavis.edu/
Review Start: 10/04/2018
Application Closes: 12/01/2018

 

 

Title: Assistant Professor of Biology
Position Type: Tenure-Track Assistant Professor
Institution: Humboldt State University
Department: Department of Biological Sciences
Field: Genetics/Developmental Biology
City: Arcata, CA, USA

General Information: Humboldt State University invites applications for an academic year tenure-track faculty position in Genetics/Developmental Biology. We seek to fill this position at the Assistant Professor rank; however, rank and salary are dependent on the appointee's qualifications and experience. The current California State University Salary Schedule is available at: http://www.humboldt.edu/aps/docs/salary/Salary-Schedule.pdf. Humboldt State University provides an excellent benefits package for faculty. Information about benefits plans can be found at: http://www.humboldt.edu/forms/node/934.

Qualifications: An earned Ph.D. or equivalent in Biology or related field from an accredited college or university is required at the time of appointment.

The successful candidate must demonstrate the following:
- Expertise in genetics and developmental biology;
- Record of effective teaching at the undergraduate and/or graduate level;
- Commitment to teaching excellence that incorporates a variety of methodologies at undergraduate and Master’s level;
- Commitment to and/or experience promoting and fostering a learning environment that is supportive of individuals from diverse backgrounds;
- Ability to involve undergraduate and graduate students in research and scholarly activity;
- Interest and ability to teach a broad range of courses (major, general education, etc.); and
- Interest in participating in the CNRS Place-based Learning Communities for first-year students

Preferred qualifications for this position include:
- A record of teaching effectiveness in undergraduate genetics or developmental biology courses;
- Established, extramurally funded research program in developmental biology; and-A record of commitment to cultivating a diverse, inclusive, and supportive environment through work with groups that are underrepresented in STEM fields.

At the time of appointment, the successful candidate, if not a U.S. citizen, must have authorization from the Bureau of Citizenship and Immigration Services to work in the United States. For information on the University policy on support for non-immigrant probationary faculty visa acquisition, please visit the Faculty Immigration. Resources page: https://extended.humboldt.edu/international-programs/immigration/faculty.

Evidence of degree(s) is required at time of hire.

Responsibilities: Candidates should be committed to teaching excellence and to building a strong research record. Instructional assignments may include: upper division courses in Genetics, Animal Development and one or more upper division or graduate level courses in a specialty area such as Bioinformatics or Evo-Devo, and a seminar for first-year students. Instructional assignments will be consistent with the programmatic needs of the department and students. The primary professional responsibilities of instructional faculty members are: teaching; research, scholarship and creative activity; and service to the University, profession and to the community. These responsibilities include: advising students, participation in campus and system-wide committees, maintaining office hours, working collaboratively and productively with colleagues, and participation in traditional academic functions. Probationary faculty are typically provided ongoing mentorship to be a successful member of the faculty. During the first two years of the probationary period, teaching responsibilities will be reduced by approximately one course each semester. The reduced teaching load supports the establishment of research, scholarship and/or creative activities required for retention, tenure and promotion.

Instructions: Qualified candidates should submit the following materials through Interfolio:
- Letter of application;
- Curriculum vitae;
- Statement of Teaching Philosophy and Research Mentorship Philosophy at undergraduate and Master’s level;
- Statement of Research Interests;
- Teaching evaluations, if available;
- Recent publications (if available – list of links to full publications acceptable);
- Graduate transcripts (unofficial copies are sufficient for initial review); and
- Three letters of recommendation (to be requested through Interfolio).

Click here to apply: https://apply.interfolio.com/55200

Additional application materials may be requested at a later time.

Please direct any questions pertaining to this position, the Department of Biological Sciences, or Humboldt State University to:

Dr. John Reiss, Search Committee Chair
Department of Biological Sciences
Humboldt State University
One Harpst Street
Arcata, California 95521-8299
Phone (707) 826-4156
Email: john.reiss@humboldt.edu

Contact: Dr. John Reiss,  john.reiss@humboldt.edu
Web Link: https://hraps.humboldt.edu/sites/default/files/vacancy_announcements/1920-15_biology_genetics_vacancyannouncementfinal.pdf
Review Starts: 11/12/18
Application Closes: 11/12/18

 

 

Title: Assistant Professor (Ecology & Evolution)
Position Type: Tenure-Track Assistant Professor
Institution: University of Rochester
Department: Biology
Field: ecology & evolution
City: Rochester, New York, USA

General Information: The Department of Biology at the University of Rochester invites applications for a tenure-track Assistant Professor position in ecology and evolution as part of ongoing growth hires. We are searching broadly for applicants whose research program incorporates genomic, computational or theoretical approaches to answer important questions in ecology and evolution. We seek applicants whose research would expand the breadth of our existing research areas, organisms and approaches, and synergize with our strength in genetics and genomics. Research areas of interest include but are not limited to ecological genetics and genomics, species interactions, phylogenomics, and microbial systems.
The anticipated start date of the position is July 2020.
The University of Rochester has a strong commitment to diversity and to groups underrepresented in higher education. The University is an Equal Opportunity Employer and all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, sex, religion, age, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, national origin, disability, or protected veteran status.
EOE / Minorities / Females / Protected Veterans /Disabled

Qualifications: Qualifications include a PhD and academic credentials commensurate with a candidate’s current position.

Responsibilities: The successful candidate is expected to establish an externally funded research program and contribute to undergraduate and graduate teaching and research mentoring. The University of Rochester offers generous startup funding and strong institutional support. Resources include state of the art computing infrastructure and core facilities in genomics. The integrated campus offers interactions with the newly established Goergen Institute for Data Science and the adjacent University of Rochester Medical Center.

Instructions: Candidates should upload application materials to our online application system. Review of applications will begin November 15 and continue until the position is filled. Complete applications include: a cover letter, curriculum vitae, a statement of research interests and plans, a statement of teaching qualifications and interests, three letters of reference, pdfs of three publications, and a statement of your commitment to advancing equity and fostering an inclusive and diverse community in academia. The one-page diversity and inclusion statement may include your values, past experience, future plans, and/or leadership in relationship to teaching, research, or service. Instructions for supplying the reference letters are provided on the application website.

Contact: Justin Fay, justin.fay@rochester.edu
Web Link: https://www.rochester.edu/faculty-recruiting/positions/show/7872
Review Starts: 11/15/2018
Application Closes: 11/15/2018

 

 

Title:  Tenure-Track Professor
Position Type: Tenure-Track Professor
Institution: Harvard University
Department: Human Evolutionary Biology
Field: human biology, physiology, anatomy, paleoanthropology, life-history and/or neurobiology
City: Cambridge, MA, USA

General Information:
Tenured or Tenure-Track Professor in Human Evolutionary Biology
Harvard University
Faculty of Arts and Sciences
Department of Human Evolutionary Biology

The Department of Human Evolutionary Biology seeks to appoint a tenured or tenure-track professor in the field of human biology, potentially with expertise in physiology, anatomy, paleoanthropology, life-history and/or neurobiology. We are interested in candidates who emphasize an evolutionary approach and whose interests complement or strengthen the existing research in our department or other affiliated departments at Harvard including Organismic and Evolutionary Biology, Anthropology, and Psychology, as well as the Broad Institute of Harvard and MIT. The appointment is expected to begin on July 1, 2019. The appointee will teach and advise at the undergraduate and graduate levels. The department values diversity among its faculty, and we are committed to building a culturally diverse intellectual community. We particularly encourage applications from historically underrepresented groups, including women and minorities.

Qualifications: Basic Qualifications: Candidates are required to have a doctorate or terminal degree by the time the appointment begins.

Additional Qualifications: Demonstrated strong commitment to teaching and research is desired.

Instructions:  We will evaluate applications beginning November 15, 2018 and will conclude when the position is filled.

Please submit the following materials through the ARIeS portal: http://academicpositions.harvard.edu/postings/8477      

  1.   Cover letter
    2.   Curriculum Vitae
    3.   Teaching statement (describing teaching approach and philosophy)
    4.   Research statement
    5.   Representative publications
    6.   For a tenure-track position, applicants should include names and contact information of 3-5 referees, who will be asked by a system-generated email to upload a letter of recommendation once the candidate’s application has been submitted.  Applicants for tenured position should skip this step. For applications at tenure-track position, three letters of recommendation are required, and the application is considered complete only when at least three letters have been received. Letters are not required for applications at the senior level.

Harvard is an equal opportunity employer and all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability status, protected veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by law.

Contact: Professor Maryellen Ruvolo, ruvolo@fas.harvard.edu
Web Link: http://academicpositions.harvard.edu/postings/8477

Review Starts: 11/15/18
Application Closes: 11/15/18

 

 

Title: Meeker Postdoctoral Researcher
Position Type: Post-Doctoral Research Fellow
Institution: Field Museum
Department: Earth Sciences
Field: Vertebrate or invertebrate Paleontology, Biodiversity
City: Chicago, IL, USA

General Information: Applications are invited for the position of the John Caldwell Meeker Postdoctoral Fellow in the Earth Sciences Section of the Integrative Research Center at the Field Museum. The successful candidate will be expected to complement, and/or participate in any one of the ongoing curatorial research programs in the Section. Research projects are being pursued in the areas of Vertebrate Paleontology, Invertebrate Paleontology and Biodiversity, and Meteoritics.

Qualifications: A Ph.D. in a field of research represented in the Earth Sciences Section is required.  Individual curators and their research programs are featured on the Field Museum website (http://fieldmuseum.org/explore/department/geology). Applications will be reviewed both for merit and suitability within the research and collections strengths of the Section. The maximum term for this position is two years. The appointment is anticipated to begin mid-year in 2019 or soon thereafter. Applicants should contact curators they are interested in collaborating with well before applying.

Responsibilities: The primary responsibility is to carry out and publish innovative, original research leading to a successful career in a relevant discipline.

Instructions: To apply, please send a statement of research interests and experience, a curriculum vitae including publications list, and names of three referees (with e-mail addresses) to:  Scott Lidgard, Head of Earth Sciences Section, Field Museum, 1400 S. Lake Shore Dr., Chicago, IL 60605-2496 USA; or via e-mail: slidgard@fieldmuseum.org; phone: (312) 665-7625.  Applications must be received by December 15, 2018. The Field Museum is an equal opportunity employer.

Compensation: To be determined
Contact: Scott Lidgard. slidgard@fieldmuseum.org
Web Link: http://fieldmuseum.org/about/careers/?hireology_job_id=235187
Review Starts: 01/02/19
Application Closes: 12/15/18

 

 

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

 

 

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

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

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

http://beaver.psu.edu/.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

 

 

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

 

 

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

 

 

Title: Post-Doctoral Research Associate Position to study virulence evolution in rust fungi
Position Type: Post-Doctoral Research Associate
Institution: University of Minnesota
Department: Plant Pathology
Field: evolutionary genomics and population genetics
City: Saint Paul, MN USA

General Information: Post-Doctoral Research Associate Position to study virulence evolution in rust fungi. The appointee will join an international project investigating the biology of the pathogenic rust fungus, Puccinia coronata f. sp. avenae, which inflicts significant yield losses in oat. The overarching goal of the project is to determine the role of sexual recombination in the epidemiology and pathogenicity evolution. The incumbent will participate in discovery of effectors in P. coronata f. sp. avenae. It is imperative that the postdoctoral researcher is available to travel internationally in fulfillment of research responsibilities and is expected to publish research results in refereed journals, present their research findings at national and international scientific meetings, and assist in preparation of nationally competitive grant proposals. Opportunities for teaching and supervisory experience is also available. https://plpa.cfans.umn.edu/people/faculty/melania-figueroa

Qualifications: Required Qualifications: Ph.D. in Plant Pathology, Evolutionary Biology, Genetics and Molecular Biology, and/or Bioinformatics (by the start of employment). Individual may be immediate post-degree or returning for additional training, updating, and/or retooling. Limited to fields for which post-degree training is necessary for career entry. The successful applicant must demonstrate:

1)      Experience with Linux and high performance computing environments.
2)      Ability in applying statistical or machine learning methods in computational biology.
3)      Experience in handling large genome-scale datasets.
4)      Record of research achievement in population genetics and computational biology. Therefore, background knowledge in comparative/population/evolutionary genomics should be evident.
5)      Experience with scripting/programming in Python, Perl, C++, R or similar and handling relational databases.
6)      Strong track record of publications in the field or related disciplines.
7)      Ability to work independently as well as within a research group.
8)      Excellent oral and written communication skills.

Preferred Qualifications:

1)      Background in plant-microbe interactions studies, particularly involving rust fungi
2)      Experience in effector biology and functional validation of effector genes
3)      Experience in genetic association studies
4)      Ability to design new projects and foster new collaborations
5)      Capacity to mentor and supervise students

Note: This position cannot be used to grant permanent residency for international appointees.

Responsibilities:

-     Prepare material for next-generation sequencing of various oat crown rust populations.
-     Conduct computational analyses on resequencing data of rust isolates to address questions delineated by the project.
-     Communicate findings and interpretations to PI and team
-     Prepare peer-review manuscripts and assist in the development of grant applications
-     Travels to visit project collaborators and present work at scientific conferences
-     Supervise undergraduate and graduate researchers in the group

Instructions: Interested candidates should submit application via the University of Minnesota Office of Human Resources website (https://humanresources.umn.edu/jobs, Job ID # 322783) which must contain 1) a CV, 2) a cover letter describing their qualifications, relevant experience and research interests and 3) names and contact information for 3 references. In addition to this, candidates should send the full application package as a single PDF file to Dr. Melania Figueroa (figue031@umn.edu). Please label the e-mail subject with: “oat rust-postdoc”.

Contact: Melania Figueroa, figue031@umn.edu
Web Link: https://humanresources.umn.edu/jobs

 

 

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

 

 


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