2 Assistant Professors and 1 Lecturer

Location
Reno, Nevada
Salary
Commensurate with experience
Posted
September 20 2017
Position Type
Full Time
Organization Type
Academia

The Department of Biology at the University of Nevada, Reno, seeks two tenure-track assistant professors and a non-tenure track lecturer with an expected start date of July 1, 2018.

For the tenure-track Assistant Professor position in Evolutionary Biology, we seek an outstanding scientist who will enhance and complement existing strengths in evolutionary biology in our department. We welcome applications from all candidates working on cutting edge questions in evolutionary biology using animal (both vertebrate and invertebrate), plant, or microbial systems. Candidates working in any area of evolutionary biology will be given full consideration. Potential areas of interest include but are not limited to: (1) Population, functional, evolutionary, or phylo- genomics, (2) Evolutionary physiology, (3) Evolutionary developmental biology, (4) Experimental or theoretical evolution. Competitive start-up and outstanding compensation and benefits packages are offered. The successful candidate will expand and complement departmental research and be willing to collaborate with biological sciences faculty across campus. Required: PhD degree in any area of biology or related field; postdoctoral research experience; strong publication record; potential for strong teaching skills; expertise that complements and expands the research capacity of the department, as well as strong potential to develop a nationally-competitive research program. Applicants should submit an application letter, a curriculum vitae, a statement of research plans, a statement of teaching interests and philosophy, and contact information for three professional references. For more information about the position, and to apply, please visit https://www.unrsearch.com/postings/25915

For the tenure-track Assistant Professor in Computational Biology - Neuroscience, computational biologists from a broad range of backgrounds and research interests applicable to questions in neuroscience, who identify as computational biologists, systems biologists, computational neuroscientists, systems neuroscientists, and bioinformaticians are encouraged to apply. Of specific interest would be applicants performing computational modeling that relates to (1) molecules within a cell (including genomic, epigenomic, transcriptomic, and proteomic approaches); (2) groups of cells within a tissue or neurons within a circuit; (3) organisms as they interact with the environment and with each other. Collaborations with wet-lab groups in the Department of Biology and Neuroscience program would be highly encouraged. These groups include programs focused on model organisms and animals in the wild that study animal behavior, neural development, genome engineering, gene regulation, sensory systems, learning and memory. The successful applicant will be expected to train graduate students and teach undergraduate and graduate courses to fulfill core teaching requirements of the Department of Biology, and will be encouraged to develop a course based on her/his expertise. This position is part of a strategic expansion in the neurosciences and would complement and benefit from the recently improved high performance computing resources on the UNR campus. The candidate selected for this position is expected to develop a nationally recognized, extramurally funded computational research program. Highly competitive startup funds are available. In addition, there is potential support from existing and pending NIH COBRE career development grants. Required: PhD, MD or equivalent degree with postdoctoral research experience; strong publication record; potential for strong teaching skills; expertise that complements and expands the research capacity of the department. Applicants should submit an application letter, a curriculum vitae, a statement of research plans, a statement of teaching interests and philosophy, and contact information for three professional references. For more information about the position, and to apply, please visit https://www.unrsearch.com/postings/25914

For the non-tenure-track Lecturer in Physiology, we are inviting applicants who will be able to develop a new laboratory course in comparative animal physiology to complement an existing lecture course. The Department is developing a separate Physiology track for our majors. The successful applicant will be responsible for designing lab exercises, trouble-shooting issues that arise in labs, assisting with and overseeing the preparation of materials for the labs, and supervising teaching assistants. Teaching assistants will lead the lab sections. Other course assignments will depend on departmental needs and expertise of the successful applicant but may include comparative animal physiology lecture or courses in human anatomy and physiology. Experience in developing online courses, especially courses with a virtual lab component is welcome. Required: A PhD degree in Physiology or related field and excellent teaching skills. Applicants should submit an application letter, a curriculum vitae, a statement of teaching interests and philosophy, and contact information for three processional references. For more information about the position, and to apply, please visit https://www.unrsearch.com/hr/postings/25916

UNR is home to over 1200 faculty and 21,000 students. The Department of Biology is one of the premier teaching and research units at UNR, spanning a wide range of life sciences. Departmental strengths include plant-animal interactions, community ecology, physiological ecology, animal behavior, genomics, developmental neurobiology, and neurogenetics. Excellent core facilities on campus include proteomics, genomics, microscopy, bioinformatics, flow cytometry, tissue culture, transgenics, and animal care. The Department of Biology has approximately 375 neuroscience majors, 1000 biology majors, 60 graduate students, 27 tenure-ladder faculty, and 7 lecturers. The Department of Biology is a highly collaborative and dynamic research environment that is strongly committed to fostering a diverse and inclusive academic community. Extramural awards average ~ $4 million/yr.

Reno is located near the Sierra Nevada and only 40 minutes away from beautiful Lake Tahoe. Reno has been rated one of the best small cities in the US for outdoor recreation and overall quality of life. Reno has the amenities of a university town with excellent schools, arts and entertainment and outdoor recreation in the nearby mountain environment. We are located only three hours from San Francisco Bay Area and North California wine country. Nevada has no state income tax.