Assistant Professor, Department of Biology: Evolutionary Biology
Job Description: The Department of Biology, College of Arts & Sciences, Loyola University Chicago (LUC) seeks qualified candidates for a newly authorized, full-time position in Evolutionary Biology, beginning in the 2018-2019 academic year. The position is for a tenure-track Assistant Professor. We expect the new faculty member to participate in teaching Evolution to a wide variety of science students in addition to Biology majors. The Department of Biology has 48 full-time faculty members serving more than1,750 majors and students from associated university programs at the Lake Shore Campus on Chicago's north side. For more information about the department, please visit our web site at http://www.luc.edu/biology. The successful candidate is expected to run a productive research laboratory, involve undergraduate and graduate students in research, and be competitive for external funding. Till the midterm review in the third year, the incumbent will also teach two courses per semester, including a course in Evolution and advanced courses in their specialty area. Teaching after the third year will be determine by departmental guidelines for teaching load. Researchers in all areas of evolutionary biology are welcome to apply, but preference will be given to those utilizing comparative phylogenetic approaches in addressing fundamental evolutionary questions.
Qualifications: The successful candidate for this position will have a PhD in Evolutionary Biology or a related field, postdoctoral research experience, proven excellence in research and in teaching at the college level, and must be willing to support the mission of LUC and the goals of a Jesuit Catholic Education.
Job Category: University Faculty