The Department of Biology at the University of Mississippi invites applications for a tenure-track position at the Assistant Professor level in Molecular Evolution. We seek candidates using genomic and/or computational approaches to study consequential questions in evolutionary biology. The successful candidate will be expected to establish an active, externally funded research laboratory, and teach courses related to their area of expertise. This position will complement and extend existing departmental strengths in ecology and evolution, symbiosis and species interactions, biodiversity and conservation biology, cell and molecular biology, and neuroscience and behavior (http://biology.olemiss.edu).
The Department of Biology is a vibrant, broad-based department that consists of 22 tenure-track and 13 instructional faculty members, and educates over 800 undergraduate biology majors and 53 graduate students (Ph.D. and M.S.). The University of Mississippi is a Carnegie-Designated R1 Highest Research University located in Oxford, Mississippi, a college town known for its outstanding educational and cultural opportunities. The University of Mississippi has been repeatedly recognized by the Chronicle of Higher Education as a “Great College to Work For.” The Department of Biology recognizes the importance of building a diverse faculty and welcomes applicants from groups underrepresented in science.
Applicants must have an Ph.D. degree in Biology or a related field and post-doctoral experience.
Applications should include: (1) cover letter outlining interest and suitability for the position, (2) curriculum vitae, (3) a 2-page research statement, which includes experience and research interests as well as suitability for funding (4) a 2-page teaching statement, which includes experience and teaching interests, (5) a 1-page diversity statement addressing approaches to promoting inclusivity in teaching and research, (6) names and contact information for at least three references. Review of applications will begin October 9 and continue until the position is filled.
Appointment (9 Month)
Assignment Type (Tenure Track)
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About the University of MS & Oxford, MS
Founded in 1848, the University of Mississippi (UM), affectionately known to alumni, students and friends as Ole Miss, is Mississippi's flagship university. Included in the elite group of R-1: Doctoral Universities - Highest Research Activity by the Carnegie Classification, it has a long history of producing leaders in public service, academics and business. The University of Mississippi, consistently named by The Chronicle of Higher Education as a “Great College to Work For,” is located in Oxford, MS, which is ranked one of the “Top 10 Best College Towns.” With more than 24,000 students, UM is the state's largest university and is ranked among the nation's fastest-growing institutions. The University of Mississippi, which has aggressively implemented many health and wellness initiatives for its more than 2,900 employees, has consistently been named one of Mississippi’s Healthiest Workplaces.
Touted as the “Cultural Mecca of the South”, creativity abounds in Oxford as musicians, artists and writers alike find inspiration in Oxford’s rich history, small town charm and creative community. Oxford is a one-hour drive south of Memphis, TN and is known as the home of Nobel Prize winning author William Faulkner. Over the years Oxford has also been known for offering exceptional culinary experiences and as the home of the University of Mississippi and the Ole Miss Rebels, there is always something here to immerse yourself in. Oxford has also been featured as a literary and arts destination in such publications as The New York Times, Southern Living, Condé Nast Traveler, and GQ. Among other cultural activities, annual events include the Oxford Film Festival, a thriving local music scene, and the Ford Center Performing Arts Series. Oxford is a vibrant university town, filled with unique shops and galleries, eclectic restaurants and clubs, historic landmarks, and comfortable inns.
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