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Assistant Professor - Evolutionary Biologist

University of South Florida
Tampa, Florida
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Dec 4, 2021

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Life Sciences, Ecology, Evolutionary Biology
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The Department of Integrative Biology at the University of South Florida (USF), Tampa celebrates diversity and inclusive excellence among our faculty. We seek an Evolutionary Biologist to fill a 9-month, tenure-earning, full-time Assistant Professor position. Research may be empirical or theoretical, field- or lab-based, on any system from microbes to communities. Appropriate disciplinary specialties may include but are not limited to evolutionary ecology, phylogenetics, biogeography, genome evolution, evolutionary modeling, behavioral evolution, or population genetics. USF is located near diverse terrestrial, freshwater, and marine ecosystems set in natural, urban, and agricultural environments, in both tropical and subtropical climate zones; our location thus provides varied opportunities to study evolutionary patterns and processes. See for information on the Department. Candidates are expected to establish a strong, externally funded research program and to teach at undergraduate and graduate levels.  

Minimum qualifications: A Ph.D. in a relevant field from an accredited institution. Publication in refereed scientific journals. Must meet university criteria for appointment to the rank of Assistant Professor.  

Preferred qualifications: Post-doctoral training in a relevant field. Procurement of research funding. Experience teaching undergraduates. Demonstrates experience of and plan for advancing diversity, equity, and inclusion. 

Salary is negotiable.  

To apply, please visit and search for job ID 28601. Please submit (1) a cover letter, (2) a CV, (3) a statement of current and future research directions up to five pages long, including a strategy for establishing an independent, externally funded research program. (4) a teaching statement up to three pages long, describing teaching experience and approach, (5) a diversity statement up to three pages long describing experience with and plans for advancing diversity, equity and inclusion, (6) up to three pdfs of selected publications, and (7) names and contact information of at least three references. We strongly encourage female and minority candidates to apply. The position is open until filled. Review of applications will commence on Dec 1, 2021. Conclusion of this search is subject to final budget approval. According to Florida Law, applications and meetings regarding them are open to the public. USF is an Equal Opportunity/Equal Access institution. For disability accommodations, contact Kate Stewart at a minimum of five working days in advance. 

We believe our future success as an institution requires that we attract and retain a diverse workforce. We are proud to be an equal opportunity workplace and an affirmative action employer. All job decisions at USF are made without regard to race, color, ethnicity, religion or belief, age, disability, sexual orientation, gender identity, or any other status protected by the laws or regulations in the locations where we operate.  

The University of South Florida is a high-impact global research university dedicated to student success. Over the past 10 years, no other public university in the country has risen faster in U.S. News and World Report’s national university rankings than USF. Serving more than 50,000 students on campuses in Tampa, St. Petersburg and Sarasota-Manatee, USF is designated as a Preeminent State Research University by the Florida Board of Governors, placing it in the most elite category among the state’s 12 public universities. Learn more at 

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