Tenure Track Faculty Position - Evolutionary Biology

Illinois State University, Normal
Salary is competitive and commensurate with qualifications and experience.
September 16 2019
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The School of Biological Sciences at Illinois State University in Normal, IL (www.bio.illinoisstate.edu) invites applications for a nine-month tenure-track position in EVOLUTIONARY BIOLOGY at the level of Assistant Professor. The School of Biological Sciences comprises 26 faculty, approximately 65 graduate students (M.S. and Ph.D.), and over 750 undergraduate majors. It offers a collegial environment fostering collaboration among organismal biologists, cell and molecular biologists, physiologists, and neuroscientists. 

The School of Biological Sciences is committed to increasing the diversity of the campus community, recognizing that a diverse faculty, staff, and student body enriches the scholarly experiences for the ISU campus and greater community. Candidates who have experience working with a diverse range of faculty, staff, and students, and who can contribute to the climate of inclusivity are encouraged to apply. We are sensitive to the needs of dual career couples.

ASSISTANT PROFESSOR OF EVOLUTIONARY BIOLOGY. We seek candidates whose research addresses fundamental evolutionary questions in the laboratory or field. We are particularly interested in candidates that take an integrative approach to their research, and welcome applicants utilizing quantitative and modern molecular approaches. Candidates should be able to contribute to courses in evolutionary biology at the undergraduate and graduate levels.

The successful candidate is expected to establish a rigorous, nationally recognized, extramurally funded research program, mentor B.S., M.S. and Ph.D. students in their research group, and have the ability to provide effective, evidence-based instruction in their discipline. A Ph.D. in the specific field of biology or a closely related field, and post-doctoral experience are required. State law mandates demonstrable oral proficiency in the English language as a requirement of this position. Salary is competitive and commensurate with qualifications and experience.

Please complete an online faculty application for posting number 0712492 at www.jobs.ilstu.edu. Applicants will be instructed to attach: i) a cover letter, ii) curriculum vitae, iii) a two-page research statement, iv) a one-page teaching philosophy, v) PDFs of three representative publications, and vi) names and e-mail addresses for three references. Review of applications will begin on October 14, 2019 and continue until the position is filled. Intended start date is August 16, 2020. Questions about the Evolutionary Biology search should be directed to Dr. Ben Sadd (bmsadd@ilstu.edu).

Illinois State University is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer. 

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