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  • Assistant Professor of Evolutionary Biology

    Melanie Colón
    • Employer: University of South Carolina
      Location: Columbia, SC
      Country: United States
      Last Date to Apply: 10/01/2018
      Open Until Filled: No

    (Evolution-oriented ecologists are appropriate for this position)

    Assistant Professor of Evolutionary Biology University of South Carolina – Department of Biological Sciences The Department of Biological Sciences

    invites applications for a tenure- track, assistant professor position in Evolutionary Biology to begin August 16, 2019. We seek to hire an evolutionary biologist studying mechanisms governing evolutionary dynamics in natural or experimental systems. Individuals using empirical and theoretical approaches are encouraged to apply. Faculty positions require a commitment to research, teaching, and service. Duties include developing a creative and vibrant research program in evolutionary biology, teaching that advances our graduate program in ecology and evolution, undergraduate teaching and advising, and mentoring graduate students.

    Minimum qualifications include a PhD in evolutionary biology or related discipline and evidence of established scholarship including a strong record of publishing in peer-reviewed journals. Post-doctoral experience is preferred.

    The Department of Biological Sciences (www.biol.sc.edu) is a multidisciplinary unit of approximately 1,600 undergraduate students, 50 graduate students, and 35 tenure-faculty members representing a broad range of research areas, including Ecology and Evolution, Marine Biology, Molecular and Cellular Biology, Plant Science, and Neuroscience. The department has excellent core technical support facilities and strong links with the Belle W. Baruch Institute for Marine and Coastal Sciences (www.baruch.sc.edu) and the School of the Earth, Ocean, and Environment (seoe.sc.edu) in the College of Arts and Sciences.

    The University of South Carolina System is comprised of the state's flagship university in Columbia (founded in 1801 and currently one of the top 50 "Best Colleges" according to U.S. News and World Report), three regional comprehensive universities (USC Aiken, USC Beaufort and USC Upstate), and Palmetto College consisting of four two-year campuses (USC Lancaster, USC Salkehatchie, USC Sumter, USC Union and Fort Jackson/Extended University). Together, the USC System institutions offer more than 450 degree programs on campus and online and are uniquely positioned to meet the state's educational, cultural, health and research needs. Our diverse engaged faculty and staff enjoy a dynamic and intellectually stimulating work environment.

    All applicants must fill out an online application at the USC employment website at: http://uscjobs.sc.edu/postings/37360. Candidates should be prepared to upload a full CV, statement of research interests, statement of teaching interests, and the names and contact information, including telephone number, of three references. Please have your reference providers send your recommendation letters to hilbish@biol.sc.edu. Questions may be directed to Dr. Jerry Hilbish, Search Committee Chair, at hilbish@biol.sc.edu (put “Evolution Search” in the subject line).

    To ensure full consideration, complete applications should be received by October 1, 2018. Files will be reviewed until a candidate is selected. The University of South Carolina is an affirmative action, equal opportunity employer. Minorities and women are encouraged to apply. The University of South Carolina does not discriminate in educational or employment opportunities on the basis of race, color, religion, national origin, sex, sexual orientation, gender, age, disability, veteran status or genetics. --


    Jeffry L. Dudycha
    Dept. of Biological Sciences
    University of South Carolina
    Columbia, SC 29208
    dudycha [at] biol.sc.edu


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