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Assistant/Associate Professor, 9 Month Salaried (Evolutionary Biology) (Multiple Positions)

Florida State University
Tallahassee, FL

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Job Title: Assistant/Associate Professor, 9 Month Salaried (Evolutionary Biology) (Multiple Positions)
Location: Tallahassee, FL
Regular/Temporary: Regular
Full/Part Time: Full-Time
Job ID: 56385

Department of Biological Science | College of Arts & Sciences


The Florida State University Department of Biological Science invites outstanding applications for a tenure-track faculty position in the broad area of Evolutionary Biology at the Assistant Professor level. We seek a creative and interactive individual working in any area of evolutionary biology, including but not limited to evolutionary genomics, evolutionary theory, phylogenetics, macroevolution, quantitative genetics, population genetics, evolutionary ecology, phenotypic evolution, and the evolution of behavior. Successful candidates are expected to establish an innovative, extramurally-funded research program, such as major NIH or NSF grant funding, contribute to undergraduate teaching in evolutionary biology, and graduate education by supervising Biology PhD students, engage in meaningful service, and enhance existing strengths in our Ecology and Evolution research group. The successful candidate will be hired as an Assistant or Associate Professor, commensurate with qualifications.


Doctoral degree from an accredited institution or the highest degree appropriate in the field of specialization. Postdoctoral experience is preferred.

Other Information

The Florida State University Department of Biological Science is an integrated group of over 55 faculty in the areas of Ecology and Evolution, Cell and Molecular Biology, and Neuroscience, dedicated to excellence in research and teaching. The broad research interests of our faculty link deep natural history with modern quantitative and molecular techniques. FSU is an R1 institution currently ranked 23rd among public universities in the US. Researchers have access to excellent core resources, including a state-of-the-art analytical laboratory; DNA sequencing, molecular cloning, and NGS library facilities; an imaging center; as well as access to the Coastal and Marine Laboratory and the National High Magnetic Field Laboratory. Additional resources include facilities for functional genomics, proteomics, flow cytometry, mass spectrometry, and computing clusters for bioinformatics.

More information about the E&E group and department can be found at

Contact Info

Questions about the position may be sent to Prof. Emily DuVal at

University Information

One of the nation's elite research universities, Florida State University preserves, expands, and disseminates knowledge in the sciences, technology, arts, humanities, and professions, while embracing a philosophy of learning strongly rooted in the traditions of the liberal arts and critical thinking. Founded in 1851, Florida State University is the oldest continuous site of higher education in Florida. FSU is a community steeped in tradition that fosters research, encourages creativity, and embraces diversity. At FSU, there’s the excitement of being part of a vibrant academic and professional community, surrounded by people whose ideas are shaping tomorrow’s news!

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How To Apply

If qualified and interested in a specific Faculty job opening as advertised, apply to Florida State University at If you are a current FSU employee, apply via myFSU > Self Service.

Applicants are required to complete the online application with all applicable information. Applications must include education details even if attaching a Vita.

Applications should include a cover letter, curriculum vitae, research statement (2-3 pages addressing current and proposed research plans), teaching and mentoring statement (1-2 pages addressing past experiences and future plans), and service statement (1-2 pages addressing experience and philosophy of service to the department, university, discipline, and the broader community). Include the names and contact information for three references. Letter writers will only be contacted for short-listed applicants.


This is a Faculty position.

This position requires successful completion of a criminal history background check.

This position is being advertised as open until filled. Review of applications will begin on Nov 27, 2023 and continue until the position is filled.

Equal Employment Opportunity

An Equal Opportunity/Access/Affirmative Action/Pro Disabled & Veteran Employer.

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Working at Florida State University

One of the nation's elite research universities, Florida State University — with the Carnegie Foundation's highest designation, Doctoral/Research University-Extensive — offers a distinctive academic environment built on its cherished values and unique heritage, welcoming campus on the oldest continuous site of higher education in Florida, championship athletics, and prime location in the heart of the state capital.

Combining traditional strength in the arts and humanities with recognized leadership in the sciences, Florida State University provides unmatched opportunities for students and faculty through challenging academics, cultural discovery and community interaction.

Underlying and supporting the educational experience at Florida State University is the development of new generations of citizen leaders, based on the concepts inscribed in our seal: Vires, Artes, Mores — Strength, Skill and Character.

Epitomized by recently named Rhodes Scholars Garrett Johnson and Myron Rolle — elite athletes and scholars committed to public service — and Joseph O'Shea — a campus and community leader as well as a top scholar — Florida State's 40,000 students are dedicated to academic excellence and providing leadership in our complex world.

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With its impressive breadth of leading graduate, professional and undergraduate programs, Florida State University is a demanding, intellectually stimulating, yet warm and caring environment for students and faculty. Recognized nationally for its commitment to diversity, Florida State University is a national leader in the number of doctorates awarded to African-American students and in the graduation rate of African-American undergraduates. Its College of Medicine and College of Law are ranked in the nation's Top 10 for Hispanic students.

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