Assistant Professor in Evolutionary Biology

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LogoPosting NumberFAC00030PO19Advertised TitleAssistant Professor in Evolutionary BiologyCampusColumbiaCollege/DivisionCollege of Arts and SciencesDepartmentCAS Biological SciencesAdvertised Salary RangeWe offer a competitive salary and benefits package.Location of VacancyPart/Full TimeFull TimeHours per Week40Position CategoryFull-time Equivalent (FTE)Basis 9 monthsWork CountyRichlandTenure InformationTenure-Track/TenuredJob Search CategoryFaculty About UofSC

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. The System employs nearly 14,000 people who work daily to improve the lives of students, fellow South Carolinians and the world. Our diverse engaged faculty and staff enjoy a dynamic and intellectually stimulating work environment.

Benefits for FTE Positions

The University of South Carolina (UofSC), through the State of SC and Public Employee Benefit Authority (PEBA), offers state employees a valuable benefits package, including health and life insurance, generous paid leave and retirement programs. To learn more about UofSC benefits, access the benefits section on the Applicant Portal.

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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.
The Department of Biological Sciences ( 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 ( and the School of the Earth, Ocean, and Environment ( in the College of Arts and Sciences.

Required Education and Experience

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.

Preferred Qualifications

Post-doctoral experience is preferred.

Posting Detail Information

Desired Start Date08/16/2019Job Open Date05/03/2019Job Close DateOpen Until FilledYesSpecial Instructions to Applicant

To ensure full consideration, complete applications should be received by May 10, 2019. All applicants must fill out an online application at the USC employment website at: Qualified candidates should include with their application a curriculum vita, research statement (3 pages) and teaching philosophy (1 page). The names, email addresses and phone numbers of at least three references should also be provided. Additional information on the position and the Department of Biological Sciences can be found at For questions or further information, please contact Dr. Tammi Richardson ([email protected]).

This employment site is updated on a regular basis. The length of the recruitment and screening process may vary from position to position, depending upon a variety of factors. Should review of your qualifications result in a decision to pursue your candidacy, you will be contacted by phone or email.

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    Applicant DocumentsRequired Documents
    1. Cover Letter
    2. Curriculum Vitae
    3. List of References and Contact Information
    4. Teaching Statement
    5. Research Statement
    Optional Documents
    1. Other Supporting Documents
    2. Research Portfolio
    3. Teaching Portfolio




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    Posted: 5/4/2019
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