Assistant Professor in Evolutionary Biology

Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
The position is pending budgetary approval.
August 02 2017
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Full Time
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The Department of Biological Sciences at the University of Pittsburgh invites applications for a tenure-track faculty position in the area of Evolutionary Biology. The position is anticipated at the ASSISTANT PROFESSOR level. We seek an outstanding scientist who will enhance and complement existing strengths in ecology and evolution in our broad-based, interactive biology department. We invite applications from all candidates working on cutting edge questions in evolutionary biology using animal, plant or microbial systems. Candidates working in the following areas are especially encouraged to apply:

  • Population, functional, evolutionary, or phylo- genomics
  • Microbial evolution; evolution of the microbiome
  • Evolutionary dynamics of host-pathogen or mutualistic interactions
  • Experimental evolution, evolutionary development of plants

Further information about the Department of Biological Sciences and our field station is available at: Highly competitive start-up, compensation and benefits packages are offered.

Successful candidates will have a Ph.D. and postdoctoral research experience and will be expected to establish an extramurally funded research program, train graduate students, and actively participate in undergraduate science education. To ensure full consideration, applications and reference letters should be received by 16 September 2017. Applicants can apply online at: Candidates should submit (a) a letter of application, (b) a CV, (c) a 2-3-page statement of research accomplishments and future plans, (d) a brief description of teaching interests, (e) a description of how your research, teaching or service demonstrates a commitment to diversity and inclusion, and (f) at least three letters of reference. For each reference, you will have the opportunity to input a personal email address or an email address generated through Interfolio’s Online Application Delivery. In both cases, an email notification will be sent to the designated address with instructions about uploading letters of recommendation into our system. The position is pending budgetary approval. The University of Pittsburgh is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer and values equality of opportunity, human dignity and diversity. EEO/AA/M/F/Vets/Disabled