University of California Riverside — Assistant Professor in Evolutionary Genomics


College of Natural and Agricultural Sciences
University of California, Riverside Department of Evolution, Ecology, and Organismal Biology
Assistant Professor of Evolutionary Genomics

The Department of Evolution, Ecology, and Organismal Biology (EEOB) invites applications for a 9-month tenure- track faculty position at the rank of Assistant Professor in the area of Evolutionary Genomics, starting July 1, 2023. Candidates should address key evolutionary questions in such areas as genomics or genetics of adaptation, speciation genetics, ecological genomics, evolutionary quantitative genetics, demographic processes, genome evolution or phylogenomics. Candidates proficient in the application of advanced statistical methods are encouraged.

The successful candidate will join a vibrant community of researchers in the EEOB Department, and in the EEOB and GGB (Genetics, Genomics, and Bioinformatics) graduate programs, both of which involve outstanding interdepartmental groups of faculty. Other collaborative research groups on campus include the Center for Conservation Biology, the Institute for Integrative Genome Biology, and the Environmental Dynamics and GeoEcology (EDGE) Institute. The successful candidate will have access to genomics, proteomics, metabolomics, and microscopy cores, a high-performance computing cluster, and the UC Natural Reserve System, an outstanding network of field stations in diverse California ecosystems. Consult https://eeob.ucr.edu for further details.

Applicants will be expected to develop a creative, extramurally funded research program and contribute to teaching in our undergraduate and graduate core curricula. A Ph.D. in Evolutionary Biology or a related area, postdoctoral experience, and demonstrated excellence in research are required.

To apply: Please submit a Curriculum Vitae, Cover Letter, Statement of Research, Statement of Teaching, Statement of Past and/or Planned Future Contributions to Advancing Diversity and Inclusive Excellence, and up to three reprints to https://aprecruit.ucr.edu/apply/JPF01641. In addition, applicants should request that three letters of recommendation be submitted through this site. Evaluation of applications will begin on December 2nd, 2022 and proceed until the position is filled. For full consideration, applicants should submit their complete applications prior to the above date.

For more information about the position, please contact Dr. Polly Campbell, Department of Evolution, Ecology, and Organismal Biology, University of California, Riverside, polly.campbell@ucr.edu. For inquiries regarding the application process, please contact Troy Hall, Academic Personnel, troy.hall@ucr.edu.

UCR is a minority-serving institution with a strong commitment to advancing diversity at all levels. UCR is a designated Hispanic Serving Institution (HSI) and Asian-American, Native American, and Pacific Islander Serving Institution (AANAPISI). UCR is also home to a local chapter of the NSF-funded California Alliance for Minority Participation (CAMP), which works to encourage NSF-declared underrepresented students in the STEM fields to successfully complete undergraduate science degrees and further pursue their studies at the graduate and professional level.

We are particularly excited to recruit candidates who are interested in engaging UCR's diverse student population and making the most of the opportunities presented by UCR's minority-serving institution status through the Department of Education.

The EEOB Department administers the largest major on campus (Biology), and serves a highly diverse population of undergraduate and graduate students. We are committed to providing a friendly, safe, and inclusive work environment for all of our students, staff, and faculty.

UCR is a world-class research university with an exceptionally diverse undergraduate student body. Its mission is explicitly linked to providing routes to educational success for underrepresented and first-generation college students. A commitment to this mission is a preferred qualification.
Advancement through the faculty ranks at the University of California is through a series of structured, merit-based evaluations, occurring every 2-3 years, each of which includes substantial peer input.

The University of California is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, age, disability, protected veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by law.
University of California COVID-19 Vaccination Program Policy: As a condition of employment, you will be required to comply with the University of California SARS-CoV-2 (COVID-19) Vaccination Program Policy. All Covered Individuals under the policy must provide proof of Full Vaccination or, if applicable, submit a request for Exception (based on Medical Exemption, Disability, and/or Religious Objection) or Deferral (based on pregnancy) no later than the applicable deadline. Please refer to Appendix F, Section II.C. of the policy for the deadlines applicable to new University of California employees. (Capitalized terms in this paragraph are defined in the policy.) Federal, state, or local public health directives may impose additional requirements.

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