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Assistant Professor of Terrestrial Vertebrate Biology

Date Posted: 18 Sep 2017 (Show details)

Institution: California State University Long Beach
Location: Long Beach, California
Closing date: Review of applications will begin 16 October 2017

The Department of Biological Sciences at California State University Long Beach (CSULB) is looking to hire a Terrestrial Vertebrate Biologist, with a preference for someone with expertise in ornithology or herpetology. All areas of ecology and evolutionary biology are welcome, and we are especially interested in candidates with strong quantitative skills that can participate in teaching courses in statistics.

CSULB seeks to recruit faculty who enthusiastically support the University’s strong commitment to the academic success of all of our students, including students of color, students with disabilities, students who are first generation to college, veterans, students with diverse socio-economic backgrounds, and students of diverse sexual orientations and gender expressions. CSULB seeks to recruit and retain a diverse workforce as a reflection of our commitment to serve the People of California, to maintain the excellence of the University, and to offer our students a rich variety of expertise, perspectives, and ways of knowing and learning.

The successful candidate will teach courses in organismal and quantitative biology and the undergraduate and graduate biology core curricula, develop and sustain an independent and externally funded research program in Vertebrate Biology that involves undergraduate and graduate (M.S.) students, and participate in service to the department, college, university, and community. 

Minimum Qualifications:

  • Ph.D. in the Biological Sciences with training and postdoctoral research experience in Terrestrial Vertebrate Biology;
  • A record of research productivity;
  • Demonstrated ability to seek external research funding;
  • Demonstrated potential for effective teaching in vertebrate biology;
  • Demonstrated commitment to working successfully with a diverse student population.

Desired/Preferred Qualifications:

  • A strong field-based research program that includes a cutting-edge technological or quantitative component;
  • At least one year of postdoctoral experience;
  • A record of extramural research support;
  • Demonstrated potential for effective teaching of courses in ornithology or herpetology as well as vertebrate zoology and statistics;
  • Demonstrated interest in increasing the participation of underrepresented students in STEM fields.

See web.csulb.edu/divisions/aa/personnel/jobs/posting/2492/index.html for more information about this position.

To Apply:

The following documentation is required:

  • A Student Success Statement about your teaching or other experiences, successes, and challenges in working with a diverse student population (approximately one page, single-spaced)
  • Letter of application addressing the minimum and desired/preferred qualifications
  • CV (including current email address)
  • Three confidential letters of recommendation submitted directly by references to VertBioSearch [at] csulb [dot] edu
  • Copy of transcript from institution awarding highest degree
  • Reprints of up to three representative publications
  • A statement of research interests
  • A statement of teaching philosophy.
  • Finalists will also be required to submit a signed SC-1 form and an official transcript.

Application submission as a single PDF should be sent to VertBioSearch [at] csulb [dot] edu.

Requests for information should be addressed to:

Dr. Dessie Underwood, Search Committee Co-Chair
California State University, Long Beach
Department of Biological Sciences
1250 Bellflower Boulevard
Long Beach, CA 90840-9502
(562) 985-4807 or E-Mail: VertBioSearch [at] csulb [dot] edu

 

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/Curator - Genetic/Genomic Ichthyologist

Date Posted: 25 Aug 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 seeks 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. A full-time Collection Manager is funded in this collection.

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. 

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:

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 using at http://apply.interfolio.com/43857.

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

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