Faculty Position in Evolutionary Ecology, Biological Sciences (002925-2013)The Department of Biological Sciences, Purdue University, invites applicants for a tenure-track faculty position in the area of Evolutionary Ecology. We seek candidates whose research integrates the fields of ecology and evolutionary biology through investigations in subfields such as community and conservation ecology, population and evolutionary genetics, and evolutionary dynamics. Applicants must have a Ph.D. or equivalent in ecology or evolutionary biology; postdoctoral experience preferred. We expect to fill one academic-year appointment at the Assistant Professor level. The successful applicant is expected to conduct research to address fundamental questions in an area listed above, teach undergraduate and graduate students, and contribute to activities in the Department of Biological Sciences, Department of Forestry and Natural Resources, and interdisciplinary programs.
The Department of Biological Sciences has over 50 faculty members conducting research in a wide range of fields including evolutionary biology, ecology, behavior, microbiology/virology, structural biology, developmental biology, molecular/cell biology, and bioinformatics. Further information about the Department is available at http://www.bio.purdue.edu/. The successful candidate will have opportunities to interact with allied scientists across the University, including colleagues in Purdue’s Center for the Environment, Climate Change Research Center, and Bindley Bioscience Center. Purdue has first-rate laboratory and computational facilities for analytical and systems work, and a wide variety of field facilities in the surrounding landscape including the Ross Biological Reserve.Applications must be submitted electronically to https://hiring.science.purdue.edu as a PDF file that includes a detailed curriculum vitae, names and addresses of three referees, a 2 - 3 page summary of research interests, and a one-page teaching statement. Inquiries should be directed to Evolutionary Ecology Search Committee, Department of Biological Sciences, Purdue University, 915 W. State St., West Lafayette, IN 47907-2054. Review of applications will begin November 8, 2013 and continue until the position is filled. A background check will be required for employment in this position.