Assistant Professor, Evolutionary Biology, College of Arts & Sciences

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Boston University
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BOSTON, Massachusetts, United States

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Assistant Professor, Evolutionary Biology, College of Arts & Sciences

Tracking Code2722 Job Description

The Boston University Department of Biology invites applications for a tenure-track Assistant Professor position in Evolutionary Biology starting in Fall 2022. Applications are welcome from candidates working in all areas of evolutionary biology. However, candidates using integrative approaches to address fundamental questions about pattern and process at multiple levels of biological organization are particularly encouraged to apply. Top candidates will also have a demonstrated commitment to equity, diversity, and inclusion, exhibit strong interests in collaborative science across disciplines, and have interests in inclusive pedagogy. The successful candidate will create an innovative, integrative, and independent research program complementing those of current Biology faculty and strengthening our expertise in evolution. Potential research areas include but are not limited to: integrative research investigating evolutionary patterns and processes at any scale, phylogenomics, comparative evolutionary genomics, evo-devo, population genomics, the application of evolutionary genomics to global change biology, physiology, or behavior, and/or evolutionary theory. Responsibilities include growing a vibrant research program with extramural funding, teaching at the graduate and/or undergraduate levels, and participating in graduate training. Boston University expects excellence in teaching and in research, and is committed to building a culturally, racially, and ethnically diverse scholarly community. The successful candidate will join a strong Ecology, Behavior and Evolutionary Biology research community at Boston University that also benefits from close affiliations with programs in Biogeoscience, Marine Science, Bioinformatics, Computing & Data Sciences and the School of Medicine. The successful candidate will be offered newly renovated laboratory facilities as well as a competitive salary and start-up package.

DO NOT APPLY THROUGH THE BOSTON UNIVERSITY HR WEBSITE.

Review of applications will begin 1 November 2021. Please use AcademicJobsOnline (https://academicjobsonline.org/ajo/jobs/19531) to submit a cover letter, curriculum vitae, a summary of research interests and plans, statements addressing teaching interests and diversity, and three representative reprints, and arrange for three letters of reference to be submitted through the same website. In the diversity statement, applicants should provide evidence of a commitment to fostering diversity, equity, inclusive excellence, and evidence of participation in the creation of inclusive environments in their department/workplace. Inquiries can be addressed to Sean Mullen ([email protected]), Chair, Evolutionary Biology Search Committee. Please visit the following website for information about the Biology Department (http://www.bu.edu/biology/).

In a continuing effort to enrich its academic environment and provide equal educational and employment opportunities, Boston University actively encourages applications from members of all groups underrepresented in higher education. Boston University is an AAU institution with a rich tradition of inclusion and social justice. We are proud to be the first American university to award a Ph.D. to a woman, and we continue that tradition of educating a diverse and talented student body.

We are an equal opportunity employer and all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability status, protected veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by law. We are a VEVRAA Federal Contractor.

Job Location BOSTON, Massachusetts, United StatesPosition TypeFull-Time/Regular

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