Tenure-track Faculty Position in Evolutionary Biology

Washington D.C.
Salary commensurate with experience.
October 16 2019
Position Type
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Tenure-track Faculty Position in Evolutionary Biology

Department of Biological Sciences

The George Washington University

The Department of Biological Sciences at the George Washington University (GWU) invites applicants for a tenure-track faculty position in Evolutionary Biology at the rank of Assistant Professor, to begin as early as the Fall 2020 Semester. The successful candidate will complement existing strengths in multidisciplinary research in Evolutionary Biology, Phylogenetics, Evo-Devo, and Comparative Biology, and will be expected to establish and maintain an externally funded research program comprising graduate and undergraduate students. Teaching duties involve a core undergraduate course in Evolution plus an upper-division course in their specialty. We encourage applications from individuals with identities historically underrepresented in the sciences and welcome applications from individuals who have experience working with diverse student populations.

Office and laboratory space will be housed in Bell Hall. Core facilities available at GWU include greenhouse, genome sequencing, imaging, nano-fabrication, histology, flow-cytometry, and animal research space. Our location in Washington DC offers superior undergraduate and graduate learning opportunities through access to the Smithsonian’s National Museum of Natural History, the National Zoo, The National Institutes of Health, and a consortium of DC-area universities, as well as the recently created Computational Biology Institute at GWU.

Required Qualifications: A completed PhD and postdoctoral training in evolutionary biology or related field as well as research accomplishments, as evidenced by peer-reviewed publications in high quality journals in the area of evolutionary biology.

Application Procedure: To be considered, please complete an online faculty application at http://www.gwu.jobs/postings/71361 and upload the following documents: (i) cover letter describing interests and qualifications for the position; (ii) curriculum vitae including a full list of publications; (iii) brief research and teaching statements; (iv) three recent publications; (v) a diversity statement that highlights any past experiences and future plans related to supporting a diverse and inclusive educational community. Letters of recommendation from referees will be requested at a later stage for candidates advancing to the second stage of the process. Only complete applications will be considered.

Review of applications will begin on November 15, 2019 and continue until the position is filled, pending final budgetary approval. Employment offers are contingent on the satisfactory outcome of a standard background screening.

The George Washington University is an Equal Employment Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer that does not unlawfully discriminate in any of its programs or activities on the basis of race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, disability, veteran status, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, or on any other basis prohibited by applicable law.

Please contact Dr. Guillermo Orti (gorti@gwu.edu), Chair of the Evolutionary Biology Faculty Search Committee, with any questions.

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