Assistant Professor: Computational Evolutionary Biology

San Diego, California
Aug 01, 2017
Position Type
Tenured & Tenure-Track
Institution Type
Four-Year Institution

THE DEPARTMENT OF BIOLOGY AT SAN DIEGO STATE UNIVERSITY invites applications for a tenure-track faculty position in COMPUTATIONAL EVOLUTIONARY BIOLOGY at the Assistant Professor level. We are seeking a candidate whose research program centers around the use and development of modern computational methods to answer fundamental questions in evolutionary biology. Specific areas of research interest might include, but are not limited to: patterns/processes of species diversification, biogeography and macroecology, phenomics (large-scale phenotypic analysis), phylogenomics and population genomics, and comparative genomics or transcriptomics. We expect to hire a candidate who creatively bridges evolution and other fields of biology, with a demonstrated strength in organismal biology.

Candidates should have a Ph.D. in Evolutionary Biology or a related field, relevant post-doctoral experience, and a strong record of research accomplishments and funding. The successful candidate should also display a commitment to undergraduate and graduate teaching. Teaching responsibilities will include participation in undergraduate biology courses, and additional graduate courses in the candidate’s areas of expertise. The successful candidate will participate in the MS and Ph.D. programs in Evolutionary Biology and may also participate in the department’s MS and Ph.D. programs in Cell and Molecular Biology, and Ecology. Preference will be given to candidates that can and wish to train graduate students in more than one graduate program.

SDSU is a large, diverse, urban university and Hispanic-Serving Institution with a commitment to diversity, equity, and inclusive excellence. Our campus community is diverse in many ways, including race, religion, color, sex, age, disability, marital status, sexual orientation, gender identity and expression, national origin, pregnancy, medical condition, and covered veteran status. We strive to build and sustain a welcoming environment for all. SDSU is seeking applicants with demonstrated experience in and/or commitment to teaching and working effectively with individuals from diverse backgrounds and members of underrepresented groups. The College of Sciences is host to a large number of federally-funded minority training programs (described at

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September 15, 2017, and will continue until the position is filled. Incomplete applications are not guaranteed full consideration.

The person holding this position is considered a "mandated reporter" under the California Child Abuse and Neglect Reporting Act and is required to comply with the requirements set forth in CSU Executive Order 1083 as a condition of employment.

A background check (including a criminal records check) must be completed satisfactorily before any candidate can be offered a position with the CSU.  Failure to satisfactorily complete the background check may affect the application status of applicants or continued employment of current CSU employees who apply for the position.

SDSU is a Title IX, equal opportunity employer and does not discriminate against persons on the basis of race, religion, national origin, sexual orientation, gender, gender identity and expression, marital status, age, disability, pregnancy, medical condition, or covered veteran status.