Career Opportunities

Title: Passerine Bird Bander (two available positions)
Position Type: Seasonal, Full-time
Institution: Jackson Hole Wildlife Foundation
Department: Nature Mapping Jackson Hole
Field: Conservation
City: Jackson, WY, USA

General Information: Two full-time, short-term positions available for projects with the Jackson Hole Wildlife Foundation (JHWF) and its Nature Mapping Jackson Hole (NMJH) program from May 2019 through August 2019.

Qualifications: Applicants must possess excellent bird-identification skills, high competency at mist netting, aging, sexing, weighing and banding passerines (at least two seasons of experience required; knowledge using MAPS protocols is highly desirable) and handling of near-passerine species too. Also required is a meticulous approach to collecting and recording data, combined with excellent oral and written communication skills. Ability to manage volunteers and public visitors is favored. Applicants must be in good physical shape, able to walk distances across uneven ground, capable of making commonsense decisions concerning wildlife interactions (e.g., moose, bear), have a high tolerance for mosquito activity, and be able to work independently and as part of a team. In addition, this position requires many early mornings.

Responsibilities: Successful applicants will lead two Monitoring Avian Productivity and Survivorship (MAPS) stations and be responsible for banding nestling and adult Mountain Bluebirds in Grand Teton National Park, the National Elk Refuge, and private lands in Jackson, Wyoming. Main duties will be to conduct passerine mist netting, banding, and data entry according to MAPS protocols 2.5 days each week. Other duties are associated with an ecological study of Mountain Bluebirds, including nestbox monitoring, banding, re-sighting, data entry and general project support. These positions will work directly with each other throughout the summer and alongside, JHWF staff and volunteers.  Non-banding days will be spent doing data entry and data management, resighting of banded Mountain Bluebirds, habitat surveys, and other research-related field and office tasks. Supplementary work to include overseeing several Snake River Float Trips on Sunday mornings throughout the summer when staff coverage is needed. Also, providing partnership support (i.e., encouragement and guidance) to volunteers in nearby Dubois, Wyoming, who are involved with the Dubois Community Trail and monitoring Mountain Bluebird nestboxes for breeding success.

Instructions: Please email a cover letter that details relevant experience and skills, a résumé, and contact information for three professional references as a single PDF document to Include in your cover letter an estimate of the number of birds you have extracted from mist nets and processed. Label your PDF and the subject line of the email as "First name_Last name_Passerine Bird Bander." Applications will be reviewed in the order in which they are received.

Compensation: $1750/ month
Contact: Kate Gersh,
Web Link:
Review Starts: 3/25/2019
Application Closes: 3/29/2019



Title: Assistant Professor of Biology
Position Type: Non-Tenure-Track Assistant Professor
Institution: Lynn University
Department: College of Arts and Sciences
Field: Biology
City: Boca Raton, FL, USA

General Information: Lynn University is an innovative, global and personalized college based in Boca Raton, Florida. Our 3,000 students are from approximately 100 countries. Our NCAA Division II Fighting Knights athletics program has won 24 national championships (and counting!)

The Chronicle of Higher Education consistently recognizes us as a "Great College to Work For" with high scores in compensation and benefits; work/life balance; job satisfaction; respect and appreciation, and more.

As a Lynn employee, you will help us build a better world with our students. Lynn is currently accepting applications for the position of Assistant Professor of Biology.

Qualifications: The successful candidate will have a Ph.D. in the Biological Sciences, with a focus on one or more of the following fields: Evolution, Molecular Evolution, Population Genetics, Ecological Genetics, Ecological Genomics, Population Genomics, or a related field in Population Biology.

Responsibilities: Lynn University is seeking a Population Biologist for the position of Assistant Professor of Biology in the College of Arts and Sciences. The duties of this position will primarily be to design and teach undergraduate courses in both the Biology major, and in Scientific Literacy within the university's thematic core curriculum, The Dialogues.

At Lynn University, faculty actively contribute to curriculum through course development as well as teaching. Faculty also advise and mentor students from various major programs and liaise with campus offices for the benefit of students. Faculty are expected to offer professional and scholarly contributions and to actively participate in service to the University and local community. Additionally, expanding on the University's longstanding citizenship, cultural, and career preparation programs, faculty are often encouraged to collaborate with the newly developed Social Impact Lab. The Social Impact Lab was established to generate positive impact, both locally and globally, through sustainable concepts.

Instructions: The anticipated start date for the position is August 2019. Applications will be reviewed on a rolling basis until March 31. Applicants selected for initial screening will be contacted in January 2019 by a member of the screening committee.

Compensation: TBD
Contact: Gary Villa,
Web Link:
Review Starts: 3/31/2019
Application Closes: 4/1/2019



Title: Department Chair - Biological Sciences
Position Type: Tenure-Track Assistant Professor
Institution: Clemson University
Department: Department of Biological Sciences
Field: Biology
City: Clemson, SC, USA

General Information: Clemson University: College of Science: Biological Sciences
Department Chair - Biological Sciences
Location: Long 132
Clemson University invites applications and nominations for the Chair of the Department of Biological Sciences. The individual who holds this leadership position will serve as the executive officer of the Department and report directly to the Dean of the College of Science. Candidates are expected to merit the rank of Professor with tenure, have an internationally recognized record of scholarship, and possess significant leadership experience.
The Department seeks a Chair excited to provide leadership with shared governance in areas of (1) recruitment, development, and retention of faculty and staff talent; (2) enhancing existing academic programs and developing new relevant programs and/or degrees; (3) increasing doctoral enrollments; (4) expanding external research funding; (5) strengthening inclusive excellence; and (6) establishing a strategic vision, goals, and implementation plan for the Department that aligns with ClemsonForward (Clemson University's strategic plan) and SciForward (College of Science's strategic plan). Additionally, the Chair will serve on the College's Leadership Team.
The Chair is expected to demonstrate outstanding fiscal acumen in both strategic allocation of resources and expanding entrepreneurial revenues. The Chair will work together with the Dean and the Director for Development to cultivate external support to advance Biological Sciences. The University and the College are committed to building diverse and inclusive leadership with support from a NSF ADVANCE-IT grant.
Clemson University is an AA/EEO employer and does not discriminate against any person or group on the basis of age, color, disability, gender, pregnancy, national origin, race, religion, sexual orientation, veteran status or genetic information. Clemson University is building a culturally diverse faculty and staff committed to working in a multicultural environment and encourages applications from minorities and women.

Required: Qualified candidates will have an earned doctorate relative to the field. Additionally, candidates should currently hold the rank of professor or demonstrate a professional appointment consistent with appointment as professor with tenure in the Department of Biological Sciences and have a demonstrated international reputation for excellence in research. It is expected that candidates will have secured significant federally competitive funding and demonstrated understanding across NSF, NIH, USDA, DOE or DOD funding agencies.
Preferred: The ideal candidate for this role will have a strong record of strategic vision, excellent communication skills, and a commitment to strengthening a multidisciplinary team and the university's mission of discovery, learning and engagement at an R-1 institution. Strong candidates will have experience proactively supporting and engaging multidisciplinary and diverse teams as well as effectively managing and engaging multiple internal and external stakeholder groups. Finally, the ideal candidate will have a history of excellence in strategic financial management and supporting inclusion, equity, and performance excellence.

Responsibilities: About the Department:
The Department of Biological Sciences at Clemson University harnesses faculty expertise across the areas of ecology, evolution, and organismal biology; microbiology; molecular, cellular and developmental biology; and environmental toxicology to advance the University's discovery mission and provide strong educational programs at both the undergraduate and graduate levels.
The Department, located within the College of Science, is home to 60+ full-time faculty supporting research and degree programs in Biological Sciences, Microbiology and Environmental Toxicology. The department's student population includes 350+ graduate students in MS and PhD programs in Biological Sciences, Microbiology, Environmental Toxicology and an on-line MS program for Science Educators and 1700+ undergraduate students in BA and BS degree programs in Biological Sciences and Microbiology. The Department offers ~45,000 student credit hours annually and has an operating budget of $9M. Competitive external research funding credited to Biological Sciences for FY18 was $2.7M in expenditures.

HOW TO APPLY: Please submit cover letter, curriculum vitae, a statement of vision for Biological Sciences at Clemson University, and the names/contact information of five references via Interfolio by March 8, 2019 for full consideration. *Note: References will not be contacted until final stages of the interview process.
Reach out to Danielle Arrington, Recruiter, at 864.656.5487 or for further questions.
Apply Here:

Contact: Danielle Arrington,
Web Link:
Review Starts: 3/4/2019
Application Closes: 4/4/2019



Title: Postdoctoral Researcher in Quantitative Ecology
Position Type: Post-doctoral Research Fellow
Institution: The Morton Arboretum
Department: Science and Conservation
Field: Quantitative Ecology
City: Lisle, IL, USA

General Information: The Morton Arboretum invites applications for a two year postdoctoral researcher for an NSF-supported project focused on quantifying species’ historical range shifts and population sizes using multiple data types. The successful applicant will join an international team of researchers with expertise in mathematics/ statistics, ecology, biogeography, and population genetics. The postdoctoral researcher will collaborate with the project team to develop and implement quantitative methods to make inference about range shifts since the last Ice Age by integrating datasets which have different characteristics and spatial and temporal resolution (environmental, paleoecological, and genetic data).  The project is described at
The Morton Arboretum is a world-class plant science research institute and public botanic garden near Chicago, USA, with research strengths in ecology, conservation, and genomics.  The Morton Arboretum has ongoing collaborations with scientists at the Field Museum, University of Illinois Chicago, two National Laboratories, the Brookfield Zoo, and Chicago Botanic Garden.

Qualifications: Applicants should have a Ph.D. (or Ph.D. defense scheduled in the very near future) in the quantitative sciences (i.e., mathematical biology, statistics, theoretical ecology, or related fields), OR in an ecological field with demonstrated experience in quantitative ecology. Experience in Bayesian statistics, spatial modeling, state-space modeling, or mathematical modeling is preferred.  Some experience in computer programming is preferred. Other desired qualifications include a strong work ethic, problem-solving and time management skills, and experience communicating scientific results. Applicants should demonstrate interest in working at the interface of statistics and ecology, and in contributing to a growing open-source project.

Responsibilities: The postdoctoral researcher will be provided opportunities for professional development, depending on their interests, including attending international scientific meetings, and mentoring in code development and scientific ethics.  Other opportunities could include involvement in outreach (e.g., curriculum development, workshop implementation), supervising undergraduate researchers, networking, and participation in workshops and short courses. The postdoctoral researcher will have freedom to identify and attend relevant opportunities, for which funding will be provided.
The position is funded for two years, with possibility for continuing support pending future funding success.  The postdoctoral researcher will be based at The Morton Arboretum and will primarily work with Dr. Sean Hoban, Dr. Andria Dawson (Mount Royal University, Calgary), and Dr. Adam Smith (Missouri Botanical Garden).  The position will require some travel to work with collaborators at Mount Royal University and the Missouri Botanical Garden, as well as attend team meetings and workshops. All travel costs are covered by grant funds.

Instructions: Application materials must include four documents concatenated into two PDFs as follows. Relevant qualifications and skills should be clearly highlighted in the cover letter and CV.

One document to include:
1-2 page cover letter describing your qualifications and your interest in the project (project is described at
evidence of scientific outputs (e.g. writing samples such as publications, dissertation, unpublished manuscripts, technical reports)
names and contact information for three references

Second document to include: CV/Resume

Applications may be submitted until the position is filled; applications received by April 15 are guaranteed consideration. A start date of Fall 2019 or earlier is preferred. Applicants must apply at Inquiries about the job or the application process are welcome- please contact Dr. Sean Hoban (, Dr. Adam Smith (, or Dr. Andria Dawson (
The Morton Arboretum is an equal opportunity employer committed to achieving a diverse workforce.
Contact: Colleen Emrick,
Web Link:
Review Starts: 4/15/2019
Application Closes: 9/15/2019



Title: Assistant Professor
Position Type: Tenure-Track Assistant Professor
Institution: Syracuse University
Department: Biology
Field: Genomics
City: Syracuse, NY, USA

General Information: The Department of Biology at Syracuse University seeks applicants for a tenure-track/tenured position in Genomics at the Assistant or Associate Professor level. This recruitment is part of an ambitious Invest Syracuse Cluster Hire Initiative in the broad area of Genomics, Bioinformatics, Data Sciences and Business Analytics. As an integral part of this investment, Syracuse University will recruit multiple faculty for a research cluster in the focus area of Genomics and Bioinformatics. Faculty hired into these positions will join an interactive group of biologists with strengths in evolutionary genetics, genomics, epigenetics and reproductive biology and will participate in an organized research cluster that spans multiple departments in the College of Arts and Sciences, the College of Engineering and Computer Science and Falk College. The Department of Biology also has strong research and education ties to the adjacent Upstate Medical University and the State University of New York College of Environmental Science and Forestry. Competitive salary, start-up funds, and laboratory space will be provided.

Qualifications: Candidates must have a PhD, preferably in biology, and a record of productive research experience at the postdoctoral level.

Responsibilities: The candidate is expected to develop a vigorous externally-funded research program and participate in graduate and undergraduate teaching and mentoring in the areas of his or her expertise.

Instructions: For full consideration, applicants must complete an online application at and arrange for three letters of recommendation to be submitted at, . Review of applications will begin immediately with priority consideration to applications received by February 28th. Questions can be addressed to search chair Steve Dorus at

Compensation: Commensurate with experience
Contact: Sally Hallahan,
Web Link:
Review Starts: 2/1/2019
Application Closes: 3/31/2019



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

Contact: Lisa Goering,
Web Link:
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 ( 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 (, 828-262-2677). The position will remain open until filled; review of applications will begin January 8, 2019.

Contact: Maryam Ahmed,
Web Link:
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

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 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

Contact: Tom Martin,
Web Link:
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

Contact: Prof. Craig Tweedie,
Web Link:
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

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 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,
Web Link:
Review Starts: August 15, 2018
Application Closes: Open until filled



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