Biology, Postdoctoral Researcher, Fossil Analyses and Evolutionary Patterns - Non-Tenure Track

Employer
Loyola University Chicago
Location
Rogers Park-Lake Shore Campus

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Science & Technology, Chemistry & Biochemistry, Life Sciences
Position Type
Postdoc
Employment Type
Full Time
Institution Type
Four-Year Institution

Job Details

Job Title:

Biology, Postdoctoral Researcher, Fossil Analyses and Evolutionary Patterns - Non-Tenure Track

Position Title:

Biology, Postdoctoral Researcher, Fossil Analyses and Evolutionary Patterns - Non-Tenure Track

Job Category:

University Faculty

Job Type:

Full-Time

FLSA Status:

Exempt

Campus:

Rogers Park-Lake Shore Campus

Location Code:

BIOLOGY (02112A)

Department Name:

BIOLOGY

Is this split and/or fully grant funded? :

No

Duties and Responsibilities:

Loyola University Chicago (LUC), College of Arts and Sciences, Department of Biology invites applications for a full-time postdoctoral researcher with expertise in the areas of fossil preparation, data collation and management, and statistical analysis of evolutionary patterns (particularly time series and trait covariances). The initial appointment will be for one year starting July 15, 2022, but may be renewed for four additional years, contingent on performance and/or renewal of funding. The salary will be competitive given the applicant’s degree status. The position is in the lab of Dr. Yoel Stuart. We are studying the Threespine Stickleback, Gasterosteus doryssus. You can read about Dr. Stuart’s research at stuartlabloyola.org and about the project here.

Located on Chicago’s vibrantly multicultural North Side, LUC is committed to creating an inclusive, responsive community of faculty, students, and staff. As part of a University-wide, multiyear hiring initiative designed to diversify the faculty, we especially encourage applications from candidates from underrepresented groups. We also encourage applications from teachers committed to interdisciplinarity and with experience mentoring diverse populations.

The postdoctoral researcher will be responsible for (1) completing training with Dr. Stuart and Dr. M.A. Bell to develop fossil preparation skills; (2) transporting samples by truck between U. California Museum of Paleontology and Loyola University Chicago; (3) organizing the collection; (4) preparing and photographing >4500 fossil specimens; (5) collecting data from the specimens and photographs; (6) analyzing data; (7) preparing manuscripts; and (8) supervising undergraduate researchers assisting with the project. The postdoc position is a teaching postdoc, and the postdoc may teach courses as instructor of record depending on research requirements, funding, interest, and career goals.

Qualifications:

Applicants with a Ph.D. degree in evolution, paleobiology, paleontology, or a related field are preferred. Experience preparing small fossil vertebrates, either as a technician or during graduate training, is preferred to help demonstrate possession of the fine motor coordination, judgement, and patience needed to prepare large numbers of small fossil fish.

Physical Demands:

None

Working Conditions:

None

Minimum Education and/or Work Experience:

Applicants with a Ph.D. degree in evolution, paleobiology, paleontology, or a related field are preferred. Experience preparing small fossil vertebrates, either as a technician or during graduate training, is preferred to help demonstrate possession of the fine motor coordination, judgement, and patience needed to prepare large numbers of small fossil fish.

Open Date:

04/27/2022

Special Instructions to Applicants:

Applicants should submit to http://www.careers.luc.edu (1) a cover letter addressing their research agenda, experiences, and qualifications for the position outlined above; (2) a current Curriculum Vitae; (3) a statement of teaching philosophy; and (4) a statement addressing past or potential contributions to mentoring a diverse student body through teaching and other channels and engaging a diverse community through writing and service (Inclusive Excellence Statement).

Applicants should also arrange for three recommendations from individuals prepared to speak to their professional qualifications for this position to be submitted electronically to the above website (letter writers will receive an electronic prompt from LUC).

For more information, please contact Dr. Stuart ([email protected]).

Loyola University Chicago is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer with a strong commitment to hiring for our mission and diversifying our faculty. The University seeks to increase the diversity of its professoriate, workforce and undergraduate and graduate student populations because broad diversity – including a wide range of individuals who contribute to a robust academic environment – is critical to achieving the University’s mission of excellence in education, research, educational access and services in an increasingly diverse society. Therefore, in holistically accessing the many qualifications of each applicant, we would factor favorably an individual’s record of conduct that includes experience with an array of diverse perspectives, as well as a wide variety of different educational, research or other work activities. Among other qualifications, we would also factor favorably experience overcoming or helping others overcome barriers to an academic career or degrees.

As a Jesuit Catholic institution of higher education, we seek candidates who will contribute to our strategic plan to deliver a Transformative Education in the Jesuit tradition. To learn more about LUC’s mission, candidates should consult our website at www.luc.edu/mission/. For information about the university’s focus on transformative education, they should consult our website at www.luc.edu/transformativeed.

Quick Link for Posting:

https://www.careers.luc.edu/postings/19827

Job Number:

TBD

Organizational Location:

PROVOST

Number of Vacancies:

1

Desired Start Date:

07/15/2022

Open Until Filled:

Yes

Organization

Working at Loyola University Chicago

Loyola University Chicago, a private university founded in 1870 as St. Ignatius College, is the nation’s largest Jesuit, Catholic University and the only one located in Chicago. Shaped by our city and our Jesuit traditions, Loyola University Chicago offers students an educational environment unmatched for its diversity of thought and experience.

Loyola University Chicago comprises four campuses: Lake Shore (LSC), Water Tower (WTC), Health Sciences (HSC), and the John Felice Rome Center in Italy, and is home to eleven schools and colleges: Arrupe College, Quinlan School of Business, Marcella Niehoff School of Nursing, Stritch School of Medicine, College of Arts and Sciences, School of Communication, School of Continuing and Professional Studies, School of Education, School of Law, School of Social Work, and Graduate School. Loyola also features course locations in Beijing, China; Saigon-Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam; Vernon Hills, Illinois (Cuneo Mansion and Gardens); and a Retreat and Ecology Campus in Woodstock, Illinois.

With three campuses spread throughout the greater Chicago area, students have access to hundreds of cultural institutions as well as thousands of internships and networking opportunities with the city's Fortune 500 companies. Study-abroad programs at our Rome and Beijing Centers provide engagement with the global community and economy.

While rigorous programs of research and study are one hallmark of a Jesuit education, we're not just preparing students for a career, we're preparing them for life. We challenge our students to learn broadly, to think critically, to serve generously, to lead with integrity, to respect diversity. We come from all faiths and ethnic and economic backgrounds, with a common purpose of building a better society.

Recognizing Loyola’s excellence in education, U.S.News and World Report has ranked Loyola consistently among the "top national universities" in its annual publications, and named the University a "best value" in its 2008 rankings.

Our faculty take a person-centered approach to education. They’re not just here to teach students what they know, they’re here to teach them to think critically and creatively and to reach for their own discoveries.

More facts about Loyola University Chicago:

  • Total enrollment: 15,902
  • 80+ undergraduate majors and 80+ minors
  • 140+ graduate, professional, and graduate-level certificate programs
  • More than 4,000 faculty and staff members 
  • 14:1 Undergraduate student/faculty ratio 
  • 150,000 alumni; 85,000 in Chicago 
  • One of only eight percent of all American colleges and universities to have a Phi Beta Kappa honor society chapter

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