Assistant Professor in Evolutionary Biology

The Department of Biology at Appalachian State University (ASU) invites applications for a tenure-track evolutionary biologist at the rank of Assistant Professor to begin in August 2019. We seek a colleague who conducts research on evolutionary processes and mechanisms (ranging from molecular to ecological scales). We are interested in candidates with strong quantitative skills who conduct integrative research incorporating factors such as, but not limited to, global change, disease, or biodiversity. The candidate must be committed to excellence in research and teaching in a comprehensive university environment. A Ph.D. and postdoctoral experience are required. Teaching responsibilities will include an introductory evolution course for Biology majors and advanced courses in the applicant’s area of expertise. The successful candidate is expected to develop a competitive research program that involves undergraduate and master's students.

Appalachian State University, located in the southern Appalachian Mountains, is a highly-ranked comprehensive university and a member institution of the 17 campus University of North Carolina System. With an enrollment of over 19,000 students, Appalachian State University seeks to maintain its reputation for excellence in teaching while continuing to enhance its research reputation.  Additional information about the Department, the University, and the surrounding area is located on the Biology website at:

To apply, send a cover letter, curriculum vitae, separate statements of research and teaching interests/philosophy, and contact information for at least 3 references (name, address, telephone, email address) to Ms. Deb Tibbett, Office Manager ( Applications will only be accepted in electronic format and must combine all requested items into one pdf file. Inquiries about the position should be directed to the Chair of the Search Committee: Dr. Maryam Ahmed (, 828-262-2677). The position will remain open until filled; review of applications will begin January 8, 2019. 

Appalachian State University is an Affirmative Action/ Equal Opportunity Employer. The University and Department are committed to increasing diversity and encourage applications from members of minorities and underrepresented groups. If you have questions or concerns regarding equal opportunity, please contact the office of EDC at or call 828-262-2144. Individuals with disabilities may request accommodations in the application process by contacting the Department Chair: Dr. Zack E. Murrell (828-262-2674,

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