Biology, Postdoctoral Researcher, Fossil Analyses and Evolutionary Patterns - Non-Tenure TrackPosition Title:
Biology, Postdoctoral Researcher, Fossil Analyses and Evolutionary Patterns - Non-Tenure TrackJob Category:
University FacultyJob Type:
Rogers Park-Lake Shore CampusLocation Code:
BIOLOGY (02112A)Department Name:
BIOLOGYIs this split and/or fully grant funded? :
NoDuties 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.Qualifications:
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.
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:
NoneMinimum 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:
04/27/2022Special 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). Quick Link for Posting:
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.
PROVOSTNumber of Vacancies:
1Desired Start Date:
07/15/2022Open Until Filled: