Tenure-Track Position in Fundamental Biology using Zebrafish as a Model Organism

University of Oregon
Eugene, Oregon
Salary + Benefits
August 23 2017
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 Tenure-Track Position in Fundamental Biology

using Zebrafish as a Model Organism

The University of Oregon’s Department of Biology invites applications for a tenure-track position of assistant professor to begin in fall 2018. We seek candidates using zebrafish to address fundamental questions in cell biology, developmental biology, immunology, neuroscience, and evolution, but we invite applications from candidates using zebrafish to investigate any fundamental biological processes. Competitive applicants will complement the existing strengths of our internationally recognized zebrafish group, have an outstanding research program, and demonstrate a clear commitment to excellence in teaching.

We are a diverse department with strengths in developmental biology, neuroscience, host-microbe interactions, genome function, and population genomics. The department has a long history of interdisciplinary research facilitated through interdepartmental research institutes in Molecular Biology, Neuroscience, Ecology and Evolution, and Marine Biology. Science research at the UO is undergoing a major expansion with the establishment in 2017 of the Phil and Penny Knight Campus for Accelerating Scientific Impact, which will substantially increase the science faculty, facilities, and focus on innovation and translation. We particularly welcome applications from scholars who are from populations historically underrepresented in the academy, and/or who have experience working with students from diverse backgrounds.

Minimum qualifications are a Ph.D. in an appropriate field, commitment to excellent teaching at the undergraduate and graduate level, and an outstanding research record.  Candidates should have the ability to work effectively within a diverse community. 

Interested persons should apply online to the University of Oregon ZEBRAFISH SEARCH at https://academicjobsonline.org/ajo/jobs/9496 by submitting a curriculum vitae including a publication list, a statement of research accomplishments and future research plans (~3 pages), a description of teaching experience and philosophy (~1 page), 1-3 selected reprints, and three letters of recommendation by October 15, 2017, or until the position has been filled. If you are unable to use this online resource, please contact shelley1@uoregon.edu to arrange alternate means of submitting application materials. 

The University of Oregon is an equal opportunity, affirmative action institution committed to cultural diversity and compliance with the ADA.  The University encourages all qualified individuals to apply, and does not discriminate on the basis of any protected status, including veteran and disability status. UO prohibits discrimination on the basis of race, color, sex, national or ethnic origin, age, religion, marital status, disability, veteran status, sexual orientation, gender identity, and gender expression in all programs, activities and employment practices as required by Title IX, other applicable laws, and policies. Retaliation is prohibited by UO policy. Questions may be referred to the Title IX Coordinator, Office of Affirmative Action and Equal Opportunity, or to the Office for Civil Rights. Contact information, related policies, and complaint procedures are listed on the statement of non-discrimination.


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