Assistant Professor of Evolutionary Genomics

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October 04 2019
Life Sciences
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Assistant Professor of Evolutionary Genomics

The Department of Evolution, Ecology, and Organismal Biology (EEOB) invites applications for a 9-month tenure-track faculty position at the rank of Assistant Professor in the area of Evolutionary Genomics starting July 1, 2020. Candidates should address key evolutionary questions using genomic data at the scale of populations, species or above, or questions involving evolution of the genome itself. Candidates proficient in the application of advanced statistical methods to genomic data are particularly encouraged.

The successful candidate will join a vibrant community of researchers in the EEOB Department, and in such graduate programs as EEOB, and GGB (Genetics, Genomics, and Bioinformatics), both of which involve outstanding interdepartmental groups of faculty. Other collaborative research groups on campus include the Center for Conservation Biology, the Center for Invasive Species Research, the Institute for Integrative Genome Biology, and the Environmental Dynamics and GeoEcology (EDGE) Institute. The successful candidate will also have access to modern campus facilities including a genomics and proteomics core, a high-performance computing cluster, and the Center for Advanced Microscopy, and to the UC Natural Reserve System (, an outstanding network of field stations in diverse California ecosystems. Consult for further details.

A Ph.D. in evolutionary genomics or a related discipline, at least one year of postdoctoral training, and demonstrated excellence in research are required. The successful candidate must be willing and able to pursue extramurally funded research in order to develop a creative research program, and contribute to teaching in our undergraduate and graduate core curricula in evolutionary biology, genomics, and related areas within the department.

Applications must be submitted through:, including a cover letter, curriculum vitae, separate statements of research and teaching interests, and up to three selected publication reprints. A statement addressing the candidate's past and potential future contributions to promote a diverse, equitable, and inclusive environment is also required. This can be reflected through research, teaching, supervision, mentoring, community engagement, service, and any of the other varied activities that are a part of an academic career. In addition, applicants should request that three letters of recommendation be submitted through this site.

Evaluation of applications will begin November 27, 2019, but the position will remain open until filled. For full consideration, applicants are encouraged to submit their applications prior to the above date. For more information about the position, please contact Dr. Leonard Nunney, Chair of the Search Committee, at For inquiries regarding the application process, please contact Mary Stuart, Academic Personnel, at

UCR is a world-class research university with an exceptionally diverse undergraduate student body. Its mission is explicitly linked to providing routes to educational success for underrepresented and first-generation college students. A commitment to this mission is a preferred qualification.

Advancement through the faculty ranks at the University of California is through a series of structured, merit-based evaluations, occurring every 2-3 years, each of which includes substantial peer input.

The University of California is an Equal Opportunity / Affirmative Action Employer with a strong institutional commitment to the achievement of excellence and diversity among its faculty and staff. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, age, disability, protected veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by law.

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