Assistant Professor - Evolutionary Genomics Vanderbilt University

Location
Nashville, Tennessee
Salary
Commensurate with experience
Posted
September 05 2019
Position Type
Full Time
Organization Type
Academia
Job Type
Faculty

Assistant Professor - Evolutionary Genomics Vanderbilt University

Vanderbilt University invites applications for a tenure-track, faculty position in evolutionary genomics, including population genomics and human evolution, at the Assistant Professor rank. The selected candidate will join the Department of Biological Sciences (https://as.vanderbilt.edu/biosci/), and will interact closely with colleagues in the Department of Anthropology (https://as.vanderbilt.edu/anthropology/), the Vanderbilt Genetics Institute (https://www.vumc.org/vgi/) and the Vanderbilt Evolutionary Studies Initiative (https://www.vanderbilt.edu/evolution/). The candidate will be expected to develop an independent laboratory research program using computational and/or experimental approaches complementing current departmental and institutional strengths in evolution, genetics and genomics, biological anthropology, human population genetics, epigenetics, host-microbe interactions, chemical biology, cell and molecular biology, and neurobiology. As a new faculty member, the candidate will play an integral role within the trans-institutional Vanderbilt Evolutionary Studies Initiative and will benefit from collaborations with diverse internationally recognized programs, centers, and institutes. Top candidates will demonstrate excellence in research, highly effective teaching and mentoring to undergraduate and graduate students, and a desire to contribute to a collaborative academic community. Applicants must have a Ph.D. and preferably one or more years of postdoctoral research experience. Applicants should submit: (a) a letter of interest, (b) full curriculum vitae, (c) a statement of research interests, (d) a statement of teaching philosophy, and (e) a statement of equity, diversity, and inclusion directly to http://apply.interfolio.com/67098. Applicants should arrange for at least three letters of recommendation to be sent to the same link. Completed applications must be received no later than October 25, 2019. Vanderbilt University is an Equal Opportunity/ Affirmative Action employer, embraces diversity and inclusion, and has a strong institutional commitment to recruiting and retaining an academically and culturally diverse community of faculty and to teaching students who are diversified by gender, race/ethnicity, and other social locations. Minorities, women, individuals with disabilities, and members of other underrepresented groups are strongly encouraged to apply. Vanderbilt University ranks in the top 15 National Universities and is located in the heart of Music City, Nashville, TN. Nashville is consistently rated as a great place to live (https://www.vanderbilt.edu/nashville/).