University of Arizona — Assistant / Associate Professor, Integrative Evolutionary Biology

The Department of Ecology and Evolutionary Biology at the University of Arizona is soliciting applications for a tenure-track faculty position in Integrative Evolutionary Biology at the rank of Assistant/Associate Professor.

We seek applicants with an excellent track record and promising trajectory of research integrating evolutionary biology with other disciplines utilizing transformative, innovative, empirically driven approaches. The ideal candidate will have deep expertise in evolutionary genetics/genomics and related areas and will be expected to continue or build a successful record of extramural funding and to teach at both the undergraduate and graduate levels. We are looking for an early to mid-career scientist, to be appointed as an Assistant or Associate Professor, who is using the power of cutting-edge evolutionary biology and new data streams to break new ground and address real-world biological or biomedical issues. Potential research areas could include, but are not limited to: evolutionary genetics and genomics, population genetics; phylodynamics, epidemiology and disease evolution/ecology; human health/genetics. A focus on any organism or system is welcome.

Duties & Responsibilities:

  • Establish and maintain a competitive research program.
  • Teach at the graduate and undergraduate levels and contribute to mentoring students, including those from underrepresented backgrounds.
  • Participate in outreach and contribute to departmental, college and university service.
  • Develop innovative approaches to enhancing student engagement, increasing diversity and expanding collaborations with community and business partners.

Application Procedure:
To apply, please submit an online application for job posting # F21157 via the following link: https://uacareers.com/postings/22889.

Applications should include: (1) a cover letter describing how the applicant’s research relates to the focus of this search; (2) a current CV; (3) a Statement of Research Interests; (4) a Statement of Teaching Philosophy; (5) three reprints or preprints of the candidate’s publications (uploaded as publication samples); and (6) 3 letters of recommendation. All materials except for the letters of recommendation can be uploaded through the UA Careers website; on the online application, candidates will be asked to provide contact details for referees who will be providing letters of recommendation and the UA will contact those individuals directly. Review of applications will begin December 1, 2017 and will continue until the position is filled.

At the University of Arizona, we value our inclusive climate because we know that diversity in experiences and perspectives is vital to advancing innovation, fostering critical thinking, solving complex problems, and creating an inclusive academic community. We translate these values into action by seeking individuals who have experience and expertise working with diverse students, colleagues and constituencies. Because we seek a workforce with diverse perspectives and experiences, we encourage minorities, women, veterans, and individuals with disabilities to apply. As an Employer of National Service, we also welcome alumni of AmeriCorps, Peace Corps, and other national service programs.

The University of Arizona is an EEO/AA Employer – M/W/D/V. The University of Arizona offers outstanding benefits including health, dental, and vision insurance plans; life insurance and disability programs; UA/ASU/NAU tuition reduction for the employee and qualified family members; state and optional retirement plans; access to UA recreation and cultural activities; and more!

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