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Assistant Professor of Comparative Vertebrate Anatomy

Date Posted: 9 Dec 2016 (Show details)

Institution: Howard University
Location: Washington, DC
Closing date: All application materials should be received by 1 February 2017.

The Department of Biology in the College of Arts and Sciences at Howard University invites applications for a tenure-track positions at the rank of Assistant Professor with specialization in comparative vertebrate anatomy. We seek an outstanding applicant with a demonstrated track record of excellence in research and teaching.

Successful candidates are expected to develop vigorous, extramurally funded research programs in their areas of expertise, actively participate in the Department's teaching and curriculum development at the undergraduate and graduate levels, and mentor undergraduate and graduate students.

The starting date for this position is 15 August 2017.

Qualifications:

  • Earned doctorate in Biology or related field, with a specialization in comparative vertebrate anatomy from an accredited institution,
  • Record of scholarship, teaching, and professional service commensurate with the rank of assistant professor;
  • Effective communication and organizational skills;
  • Postdoctoral and grant-writing experience preferred.

To Apply:

Complete applications consist of a single PDF file containing:

  • Cover letter addressing qualifications listed above,
  • Current curriculum vitae,
  • Two-page statement of research accomplishments, interest and future plans,
  • Two-page statement of teaching experience and philosophy;
  • Names and contact information for at least three references who will provide letters upon request from the search committee.

Completed applications should be addressed to the Chair of the search committee Dr. Franklin Ampy and emailed to hubio [dot] anat [at] gmail [dot] com. All application materials should be received by February 1, 2017 when screening will begin and continue until the positions are filled.

Additional details and information can be found at hubiosearch.wixsite.com/2017.

Assistant Professor of Neurobiology

Date Posted: 9 Dec 2016 (Show details)

Institution: Howard University
Location: Washington, DC
Closing date: All application materials should be received by 1 February 2017.

The Department of Biology in the College of Arts and Sciences at Howard University invites applications for a tenure-track position at the rank of Assistant Professor with a specialization in neurobiology. We seek an outstanding applicant with a demonstrated track record of excellence in research and teaching.

Successful candidates are expected to develop vigorous, extramurally funded research programs in their areas of expertise, actively participate in the Department's teaching and curriculum development at the undergraduate and graduate levels, and mentor undergraduate and graduate students.

The starting date for this position is 15 August 2017.

Qualifications:

  • Earned doctorate in Biology or related field, with a specialization in neurobiology from an accredited institution,
  • Record of scholarship, teaching, and professional service commensurate with the rank of assistant professor;
  • Effective communication and organizational skills;
  • Postdoctoral and grant-writing experience preferred.

To Apply:

Complete applications consist of a single PDF file containing:

  • Cover letter addressing qualifications listed above,
  • Current curriculum vitae;
  • Two-page statement of research accomplishments, interest and future plan;
  • Two-page statement of teaching experience and philosophy;
  • Names and contact information for at least three references who will provide letters upon request from the search committee.

Completed applications should be addressed to the Chair of the search committee Dr. Franklin Ampy and emailed to hubio [dot] neuro [at] gmail [dot] com. All application materials should be received by February 1, 2017 when screening will begin and continue until the positions are filled.

Additional details and information can be found at hubiosearch.wixsite.com/2017.

Analytical Biologist

Date Posted: 22 Nov 2016 (Show details)

Institution: University of Florida
Location: Davie, Florida
Closing date: not provided

The University of Florida, Department of Wildlife Ecology and Conservation at the Fort Lauderdale Research and Education Center in Davie, Florida (the Croc Docs) is seeking an analytical biologist interested in research related to datasets on invasive and native reptiles, and long-term monitoring datasets on American alligators (Alligator mississippiensis) and American crocodiles (Crocodylus acutus) in southern Florida. Successful candidate must be a self-motivated individual with functional knowledge and experience with analytical software and techniques. Experience with R, Microsoft Access and Excel, and ArcGIS is strongly preferred. Must possess strong organizational skills, encyclopedic knowledge of statistical analyses and related software, and ability to work with other researchers. Research opportunities will build off of ongoing alligator and crocodile datasets collected over several decades and invasive and native reptile datasets accumulated over the last decade. Opportunities exist for the development of novel research projects.

Salary is $15-20/hour, commensurate with experience. The start date is flexible.

Qualifications

The successful candidate should possess a MSc in ecology, wildlife biology, conservation biology or related discipline. He or she should be comfortable learning and applying hierarchical models of occupancy and abundance, mark-recapture models, and/or population growth models. He or she should be capable in Program R or other statistical modelling software. Familiarity with GIS and databases is a plus.

To Apply:

Please send letter of interest, resume or CV, and names and contact information for three references by e-mail to Dr. Frank Mazzotti at crocdoc_jobs [at] hotmail [dot] com and use subject heading "Analytical Biologist."

Doctoral Fellowships and Teaching Assistantships in Environmental and Evolutionary Biology

Date Posted: 17 Nov 2016 (Show details)

Institution: University of Louisiana
Location: Lafayette, Louisiana
Closing date: Fellowships for Spring and Summer 2017

The Department of Biology at the University of Loisiana will be awarding University of Louisiana (UL) Fellowships and Board of Regents (BoR) Fellowships to Ph.D. students entering Spring and Fall 2017. UL Fellows are funded for 3-4 years and have limited teaching responsibilities, while BoR Fellows are funded for 4 years and have no formal teaching duties. Stipends are up to $30,000 per year (plus tuition waiver). Eligibility requirements include US citizenship (or permanent residency) or degree from a US institution.

The Department also has teaching assistantships available for incoming Ph.D. students. Potential applicants are strongly encouraged to directly contact prospective advisors, whose contact information and research interests can be found at our departmental web site

The Graduate Program at the Department of Biology has approximately 75 graduate students and 25 graduate faculty members conducting research on a wide variety of topics. More information on application is available from Dr. Scott C. France (france [at] louisiana [dot] edu).

Assistant Professor in Terrestrial Vertebrate Ecology

Date Posted: 10 Nov 2016 (Show details)

Institution: Florida International University
Location: Miami, Florida
Closing date: 28 November 2016

The Department of Biological Science at Florida International University is seeking qualified candidates (Ph.D. required) for an Assistant Professor and or higher rank position in Terrestrial Vertebrate Ecology. Ecologists working on terrestrial vertebrates in all areas of ecology are encouraged to apply. The successful candidate will be expected to have externally funded research at the time of application and maintain an externally funded research program, supervise graduate students in our Ph.D. program, as well as teach undergraduate courses in their area of expertise. 

Qualifications:

The minimum requirements are a Doctoral degree from an accredited institution or the highest degree appropriate in the field of specialization with a demonstrated record of achievement in teaching, academic research, and service.

To Apply:

Qualified candidates are encouraged to apply to Job Opening ID 512610 at facultycareers.fiu.edu and attach cover letter, curriculum vitae, and statements of teaching and research philosophy as a single pdf file. Candidates will be requested to provide names and contact information for at least three references who will be contacted upon submission of application.

To receive full consideration, applications and required materials should be received by November 28, 2016. Review will continue until position is filled.

Florida International University is classified by Carnegie as a R1: Doctoral Universities - Highest Research Activity and recognized as a Carnegie engaged university. It is a public research university with colleges and schools that offers 196 bachelor’s, master’s and doctoral programs in fields such as engineering, computer science, international relations, architecture, law and medicine.

As one of South Florida’s anchor institutions, FIU contributes almost $9 billion each year to the local economy. FIU is Worlds Ahead in finding solutions to the most challenging problems of our time. FIU emphasizes research as a major component of its mission. FIU has awarded more than 220,000 degrees and enrolls more than 54,000 students in two campuses and three centers including FIU Downtown on Brickell, FIU@I-75, and the Miami Beach Urban Studios. FIU’s Medina Aquarius Program houses the Aquarius Reef Base, a unique underwater research facility in the Florida Keys. FIU also supports artistic and cultural engagement through its three museums: Patricia & Phillip Frost Art Museum, the Wolfsonian- FIU, and the Jewish Museum of Florida-FIU. FIU is a member of Conference USA and has more than 400 student-athletes participating in 18 sports.

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