Rochester, New York (US)
October 02 2018
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Full Time
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The Department of Biology at the University of Rochester invites applications for a tenure-track Assistant Professor position in ecology and evolution as part of ongoing growth hires. We are searching broadly for applicants whose research program incorporates genomic, computational or theoretical approaches to answer important questions in ecology and evolution. We seek applicants whose research would expand the breadth of our existing research areas, organisms and approaches, and synergize with our strength in genetics and genomics. Research areas of interest include but are not limited to ecological genetics and genomics, species interactions, phylogenomics, and microbial systems.

The successful candidate is expected to establish an externally funded research program and contribute to undergraduate and graduate teaching and research mentoring. Qualifications include a PhD and academic credentials commensurate with a candidate’s current position. The University of Rochester offers generous startup funding and strong institutional support. Resources include state of the art computing infrastructure and core facilities in genomics. The integrated campus offers interactions with the newly established Goergen Institute for Data Science and the adjacent University of Rochester Medical Center.

Candidates should upload application materials to our online application system. Review of applications will begin November 15 and continue until the position is filled. Complete applications include: a cover letter, curriculum vitae, a statement of research interests and plans, a statement of teaching qualifications and interests, three letters of reference, pdfs of three publications, and a statement of your commitment to advancing equity and fostering an inclusive and diverse community in academia. The one-page diversity and inclusion statement may include your values, past experience, future plans, and/or leadership in relationship to teaching, research, or service. Instructions for supplying the reference letters are provided on the application website. The anticipated start date of the position is July 2020.

The University of Rochester has a strong commitment to diversity and to groups underrepresented in higher education. The University is an Equal Opportunity Employer and all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, sex, religion, age, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, national origin, disability, or protected veteran status.

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