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Assistant Professor of Biology

Date Posted: 21 Nov 2017 (Show details)

Institution: Monmouth University
Location: West Long Branch, New Jersey
Closing date: Applicants who apply before 11 December 2017 will receive full consideration.

The Biology Department at Monmouth University is seeking applicants for an Assistant Professor for the 2018-2019 academic year. This anticipated position is tenure track. The candidate would be expected to teach 9 credits of undergraduate courses per semester. Possible course assignments could include introductory courses for majors, courses for non-majors, as well as zoology, ecology, and other courses in the Marine and Environmental Biology and Policy program. Development of courses for the Marine and Environmental Biology and Policy major in their area of expertise is also desirable.

Monmouth University is an independent, comprehensive institution of higher education committed to excellence and integrity in teaching, scholarship, and service. Monmouth University values diversity and invites applications from underrepresented groups who will enrich the research, teaching and service missions of the University.

Teaching and research are mutually supportive activities at Monmouth University. Candidates should be committed to a teacher-scholar model of faculty development, to high-quality teaching, to an active and productive research program involving undergraduate students, to seeking opportunities to work collaboratively with the University’s Urban Coast Institute, and to seeking external funding.

Research areas of interest include population dynamics of wildlife species, environmental effects of use and exploitation of wildlife species and their wildlife habitats, and conservation and management of wildlife populations and their habitats.

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Post-doctoral research experience.
  • Experience, or the strong potential for, research collaboration with undergraduate students.
  • Potential for collaboration with the Urban Coast Institute.
  • Potential for success in applying for external funding.
  • A record of scholarly publications in refereed journals.
  • Evidence of teaching effectiveness at the University beyond the level of recitation.

Strong candidates will have a background in biology, ecology, behavior, genetics, life history and habitats of animal populations in the wild with research expertise on wetlands, estuaries, or coastal watersheds at the land-water interface and the use of geographic information systems (GIS) in their research.

To Apply:

Apply online at Candidates should upload a cover letter, CV, research statement and statement of teaching philosophy.

Three letters of recommendations should be sent to Dr. Pedram Daneshgar, Search Committee Chair, Monmouth University, West Long Branch, NJ 07764.

Applicants who apply before 11 December 2017 will receive full consideration, but the position will be open until filled. The anticipated start date for this position is September 1, 2018.

Assistant Professor in Evolutionary Biology/Genetics

Date Posted: 30 Oct 2017 (Show details)

Institution: University of Alabama
Location: Huntsville, Alabama
Closing date: Review of complete applications will begin 1 December, 2017.

The Department of Biological Sciences at the University of Alabama in Huntsville seeks candidates for a tenure-track assistant professor position in evolutionary biology/genetics. Researchers using molecular, cellular or computational techniques are encouraged to apply.The department values diversity, and we are committed to building a culturally diverse intellectual community. We particularly encourage applications from historically underrepresented groups, including women and minorities.


Applicants must have a Ph.D. degree or equivalent in an appropriate discipline and postdoctoral experience. Faculty are expected to engage in funded research, to mentor graduate and undergraduate research, and to teach at the undergraduate and graduate level. Teaching assignments will primarily be in evolution and genetics but may include cell or organismal biology, depending on background.

The starting date for the position will be August, 2018.

The Department of Biological Sciences is housed in the Shelby Center for Science and Technology with spacious, well-equipped teaching and research facilities. Collaborative research activity is encouraged with the Hudson Alpha Institute for Biotechnology, NASA Marshall Space Flight Center, and more than a dozen biotechnology companies in Cumming’s Research Park, all of which are located minutes away from the university. Cummings Research Park is the 2nd largest research park in the United States with over 285 high technology companies. Huntsville is a mid-sized city located in beautiful north Alabama, an area that boasts a reasonable cost of living and ample recreational and cultural opportunities.

To Apply

Applicants should submit a single PDF to biologyposition [at] uah [dot] edu that includes:

  • Cover letter;
  • Curriculum vitae;
  • Research statement;
  • Statement of teaching interests;
  • Contact information for three letters of recommendation. 

Review of complete applications will begin 1 December, 2017 and will continue until the position is filled. For further information or questions please contact the search committee chair, Dr. Bruce Stallsmith at stallsb [at] uah [dot] edu.

The University of Alabama in Huntsville is an affirmative action/equal opportunity employer of minorities/ females/ veterans/ disabled.

Assistant Professor in Animal Physiology

Date Posted: 19 Oct 2017 (Show details)

Institution: Eastern Illinois University
Location: Charleston, Illinois
Closing date: Review of applications will begin on 30 November 30 2017.

The Department of Biological Sciences at Eastern Illinois University invites applications for a tenure track assistant professor position in Animal Physiology, beginning August 2018. Candidates must have a Ph.D. or equivalent degree, and postdoctoral experience is preferred.

Candidates with research focus on disease biology and/or cellular metabolism are particularly encouraged to apply. The successful candidate will be expected to develop an externally funded research program involving both undergraduate and graduate students. Teaching responsibilities include undergraduate courses in animal physiology, molecular/cellular biology, and a graduate course in the candidate’s area of expertise.

Salary is commensurate with qualifications, and a competitive start-up package will be available. Demonstrated commitment to diversity and experience with promoting inclusive excellence is required.

To Apply:

Applicants must submit a cover letter, curriculum vitae, statement of teaching philosophy, statement of research interests (that highlights the involvement of students), and contact information for at least three professional references. Application materials must be submitted as separate files via Interfolio at

Questions about the search may be directed to Dr. Thomas Canam, Search Committee Chair, at tcanam [at] eiu [dot] edu.

Review of applications will begin on November 30, 2017.

Eastern Illinois University is an Affirmative Action/ Equal Opportunity Employer—minority/female/disability/veteran—committed to achieving a diverse community. 

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.


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 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


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.

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