The Department of Biological Sciences within the College of Science at Louisiana State University (LSU) invites applications for an Assistant Professor position in Evolutionary Biology. Candidates should describe in their application materials how they will address important questions in population genetics or population genomics and how their future plans relate to the study of ecological genomics, biomedicine, agriculture, and/or the development of new biotechnologies, aligning with the Scholarship First Agenda (https://www.lsu.edu/scholarship-first/) of LSU. Additional collaborative opportunities at LSU exist with the College of the Coast and Environment, Pennington Biomedical Research Center, the School of Veterinary Medicine, the College of Engineering, and the College of Agriculture. Successful candidates will be expected to establish and maintain a vigorous, independent, extramurally funded research program and contribute to undergraduate and graduate teaching in the areas of population genetics, population genomics, and evolutionary biology. Applicants should have a Ph.D. in the biological sciences or a related field, postdoctoral experience, and a record of successful independent research, although applicants who have recently received their Ph.D. may also be considered.
Duties Include: 50% Develop and maintain an independent and extramurally funded research program.
50% Teach undergraduate and/or graduate level courses in a biological sciences discipline, and direct/supervise graduate students. Participate in service activities pertaining to the mission of the Department, and the advancement of the profession.
PhD awarded by time of hire, where the topic of the work is in biological sciences with demonstrated expertise in population genetics/genomics.
Additional information: Essential Personnel. This position may be required to campus in times of emergency and/or closure per PS-18.
Proficient in the following Job Competencies: Excellence in research that complements or extends existing research strengths in the department and the potential to attract extramural funding.
Please upload the following documents as a single pdf in this order: Cover letter; curriculum vitae; statement of research interests (approx. 4 pages); statement of teaching interests (approx. 2 pages); Diversity, Equity and Inclusion statement which demonstrates an understanding of the barriers preventing full participation of underrepresented minorities in higher education (1-2 pages). This statement should also describe future plans for activities related to diversity, equal opportunity and inclusion; up to three representative publications; the names of three references who can provide letters of recommendation at a future date. A copy of your transcript(s) may be attached to your application (if available). However, official original transcripts are required prior to hire. Review of applications will begin October 30, 2023. For any further questions, please contact Dr. Brant Faircloth at (225) 578-1006 or email@example.com .
September 1, 2023
Closing Date (Open Until Filled if No Date Specified):
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