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Assistant Professor/Curator – Genetic/Genomic Ichthyologist

Date Posted: 12 Oct 2017 (Show details)

Institution: University of Oklahoma
Location: Norman, Oklahoma
Closing date: Formal application review will begin 11 October 2017 and continue until the position is filled.

The Sam Noble Museum and the Department of Biology at the University of Oklahoma are seeking a creative, collaborative thinker with a collection-based research program involving molecular approaches to studying fish systems. We are especially interested in candidates who use genomic tools and data sets in combination with innovative computational, ecological, behavioral and/or comparative approaches to address important biological questions ranging from the origin and maintenance of organismal diversity, adaptation to changing environments, evolution, conservation, and human health and disease. Areas of research interests include, but are not limited to: comparative genomics, landscape/population genetics, geographical ecology, global change biology, evolutionary genetics, and mechanisms of evolution.

The successful candidate will be expected to:

  • Develop and maintain an innovative, extramurally-funded research program in fish systems:
  • Oversee care and obtain support for a collection of about 1 million specimens by maintaining records, identifying and cataloging specimens, supervising preparators and assistants, expanding and preserving the collections, and developing long-range plans for collection maintenance and development;
  • Contribute to museum public exhibit development and support;
  • Develop and contribute to museum-related outreach activities;
  • Contribute to undergraduate and graduate teaching, including instruction of one course per year (one-half the regular department teaching load) in ichthyology, animal behavior, biogeography, genetics, evolution, comparative anatomy, ecological modeling, or bioinformatics. 

A full-time Collection Manager is funded in this collection.

The Sam Noble Museum is an organized research unit of the University of Oklahoma and is one of the finest university museums in the world. The museum has an outstanding curatorial, collections, education, exhibits, and support staff that serves the museum’s mission from research to preservation to education at all levels. The Department of Biology is a leading academic department with a tradition of excellence in organismal biology. It is home to 20 of the 44 faculty in the University's graduate program in Ecology and Evolutionary Biology, and it is currently in the process of hiring several new faculty in the next two to three years to expand on its strengths in biology of behavior.

Qualifications:

A Ph.D., teaching experience, and field and museum research experience in ichthyology are required.

Preference will be given to biologists with a documented record of collections-based research in natural history, including field experience and a broad taxonomic understanding of fishes, who also clearly demonstrate cross-disciplinary research programs.

To Apply:

Apply online at apply.interfolio.com/43857. Submit a cover letter, curriculum vitae, summary of experience and goals (including teaching, research, and curation), representative pdf reprint examples, and three confidential letters of reference.

Formal application review will begin 11 October 2017 and continue until the position is filled.
 

Assistant Professor(s) in Population Genetics and Developmental Biology

Date Posted: 6 Oct 2017 (Show details)

Institution: University of Louisiana at Lafayette
Location: Lafayette, Louisiana
Closing date: Review will begin on October 20, 2017 and will continue until the positions are filled.

The Department of Biology at the University of Louisiana at Lafayette (UL Lafayette) is seeking two tenure-track positions at the Assistant Professor level. We are searching for outstanding scientists who study population genetics and the regulation of developmental processes.

The UL Lafayette Department of Biology is one of the largest biology programs on the Gulf Coast, with about 30 faculty members, 70 graduate students, and more than 900 undergraduate students. Support for research includes a mouse vivarium, aquatics labs, departmental vehicles, green houses, DNA sequencers and other shared instrumentation, the Ecology Center, Microscopy Center, and New Iberia Research Center (a primate facility), and Louisiana Universities Marine Consortium (LUMCON) marine lab. Opportunities for collaboration are available within the Department, and with personnel at university affiliated centers and two federal research centers (the USGS Wetland and Aquatic Research Center and the NOAA Estuarine Habitats and Coastal Fisheries Center) located in the University's Research Park.

The University of Louisiana at Lafayette is a public research university with High Research Activity and accreditation from the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges. With an enrollment of over 18,000 students and more than 800 full-time faculty members. UL Lafayette is the largest of nine universities in the University of Louisiana System. UL Lafayette was ranked in the top 20% for total R&D expenditures in the biological sciences in the United States by the National Science Foundation (2015 Herd Data Report). The Brookings Institution recently ranked UL Lafayette 9th for promoting social mobility among four-year public universities in the United States. Further information about UL Lafayette is available on the University's webpage at http://louisiana.edu.

Qualifications:

Minimum qualifications are a Ph.D. in a relevant field, a significant publication record, and postdoctoral experience. Successful applicants will be expected to establish a vigorous, externally funded research program, provide instruction to undergraduates and graduate students and participate in our Ph.D. program in Environmental and Evolutionary Biology.

To Apply:

Cover letter, curriculum vitae, statement of research interests, statement of teaching interests, and a list of three references (including postal and email addresses) should be emailed as a single pdf attachment to: Genetics [dot] search [at] Louisiana [dot] edu (for population genetics applicants) or Development [dot] search [at] louisiana [dot] edu (for developmental biology applicants). To ensure full consideration, applications should be received by October 20, 2017.

Assistant Professor/Assistant Curator - Vertebrate Evolutionary Biology

Date Posted: 13 Sep 2017 (Show details)

Institution: University of California
Location: Berkeley, California
Closing date: 1 December 2017

The Department of Integrative Biology and the Museum of Vertebrate Zoology at the University of California, Berkeley, invite applications for a full time (50% IB, 50% MVZ) tenure-track position in vertebrate evolutionary biology at the Assistant Professor/Assistant Curator level. Potential start date is July 1, 2018. The Museum of Vertebrate Zoology is a world-renowned institution dedicated to understanding the ecology, evolution, and organismal biology of vertebrates using field studies, museum collections, and laboratory research. We seek exceptional candidates working in any area of vertebrate biology, and on any vertebrate group, whose work emphasizes collection or field based studies within a comparative context. Possible research areas include (but are not limited to) phylogenetics, biogeography, adaptation, speciation, ecological and evolutionary genetics, genomics, behavior, population dynamics, physiology, comparative morphology, and developmental biology. Candidates will be expected to maintain an active field program and to contribute to building and utilizing museum collections, facilitating ongoing MVZ programs of research and education. Candidates will also be expected to contribute to teaching in the undergraduate and graduate curriculum of the Department of Integrative Biology.

Required Minimum Basic Qualifications:

Applicants with an exceptional research record in any area of vertebrate biology are encouraged to apply. The Museum and Department are interested in candidates who will contribute to diversity and equal opportunity in higher education through their teaching, research, and service. Applicants must have completed all Ph.D. or equivalent degree requirements except the dissertation at the time of application.

Additional Qualifications:

Demonstrated excellence, originality, and productivity in research, and interest in undergraduate and graduate teaching as well as public outreach. Applicants must have a Ph.D. or equivalent degree by the start date of the position.

Preferred Qualifications:

Expertise in collections-based research and field studies.

To Apply:

Apply online at aprecruit.berkeley.edu/apply/JPF01458. Applicants should include the following required documents:

  • Cover Letter
  • Curriculum Vitae
  • Brief Description of Research Accomplishments
  • Statement of Research Objectives
  • Statement of Curatorial Experience and Interest in Museum-Based Research
  • Statement of Teaching Interests
  • Statement of Contributions to Diversity Statement addressing past and/or potential contributions to diversity through research, teaching, and/or service.
  • List of Publications
  • Significant Publication #1
  • Significant Publication #2
  • Significant Publication #3
  • Large Publication File (Optional) In case file needs to be split
  • Large Publication File (Optional) In case file needs to be split
  • Large Publication File (Optional) In case file needs to be split 

Applicants should arrange to have three letters of reference submitted online. All letters will be treated as confidential per University of California policy and California state law. Please refer potential referees, including when letters are produced via a third party (i.e. dossier service or career center), to the UC Berkeley statement of confidentiality (apo.berkeley.edu/evalltr.html) prior to submitting their letters.

The Department of Integrative Biology and the Museum of Vertebrate Zoology, UC Berkeley, are committed to addressing the family needs of faculty, including dual career couples and single parents. For information about potential relocation to Berkeley, or career needs of accompanying partners and spouses, please visit: ofew.berkeley.edu/new-faculty.

Applications must be received by December 1, 2017. Please direct all questions to Integrative Biology Academic Personnel ib_recruit [at] berkeley [dot] edu.

The University of California is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity 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: policy.ucop.edu/doc/4000376/NondiscrimAffirmAct

Assistant Professor in Vertebrate Biology

Date Posted: 12 Sep 2017 (Show details)

Institution: Washburn University
Location: Topeka, Kansas
Closing date: Screening of applications begins 27 October 2017 and will continue until the position is filled.

Washburn University's Department of Biology invites applications for a 9-month tenure-track faculty position (Assistant Professor) in Biology (Vertebrate Biologist) beginning August 2018. The department is a dedicated group of faculty and staff who are committed to quality undergraduate education, offering majors in biology, environmental biology, biology with secondary education specialization, and molecular biology & biotechnology.

The successful candidate will contribute to teaching in our introductory core course sequence (General Organismal Biology), an upper division Vertebrate Zoology course, develop course(s) in their area of expertise, and be capable of teaching Introductory Biology courses. The candidate is expected to establish and maintain an active research program that involves mentoring undergraduate students. The candidate is also expected to advise students, engage in departmental activities and events, and actively participate in service activities and committee work throughout the university.

Qualifications:

  • Ph.D. in Zoology, Biology, or related field. (A completed Ph.D. is required for a tenure-track appointment.)
  • Preference given to candidates who are broadly trained vertebrate biologists with demonstrated teaching excellence at the university level.
  • ABD candidates will be considered.

To Apply:

Please send electronically (as a single PDF File) the following: cover letter, current CV, teaching & research philosophy statements, undergrad/grad transcripts, and contact information for 3 current professional references to bio-search [at] washburn [dot] edu (use VERTEBRATE in the email Subject Line). Questions about this position may be directed to Dr. John Mullican, Chair of Biology.

Screening of applications begins October 27, 2017 and will continue until the position is filled. The successful candidate will be required to submit to a background check prior to hire.

Washburn University is an EOE. Women and minorities are encouraged to apply.

Senior Technical Leader in Fish Protection Research

Date Posted: 5 Sep 2017 (Show details)

Institution: EPRI
Location: Palo Alto, CA, Charlotte, NC, or Knoxville, TN
Closing date: not provided

The Electric Power Research Institute (EPRI) is seeking a Senior Technical Leader to represent EPRI in a highly visible and critical technical area – in our Fish Protection research. Candidates should be a subject matter expert and preferably be involved in the research work of other public and private organizations in this field. Preferred candidates will have maintained expertise by in-depth involvement in the state-of-the-art research and technology development in the field. This position supports our Fish Protection (CWA Section 316(a)&(b) for thermal, entrainment and impingement compliance) research program. The position also covers fish passage and protection at hydroelectric and marine kinetic energy facilities and contributes to projects within the organization on whatever basis necessary for effective utilization of expertise.

To Apply:

Go to the online job listing to learn more and apply.

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