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Faculty Position in Evolutionary Biology (002800-2012)

Requirements: The Department of Biological Sciences, Purdue University, invites applicants for a tenure-track faculty position in the area of Evolutionary Biology.  We expect to fill one academic-year appointment at the Assistant Professor level.  We seek candidates whose research integrates the fields of ecology and evolution through investigations in subfields including behavioral ecology, community ecology, conservation biology, evolutionary genetics, phylogenetics, physiological ecology, and/or population biology.  Applicants must have a Ph.D. or equivalent in an appropriate discipline such as ecology, evolution or population biology, and at least 2 years of postdoctoral experience are highly recommended. The successful applicant is expected to conduct externally funded research that addresses fundamental questions in an area listed above; teach and mentor undergraduate and graduate students in the Ecology and Evolutionary Biology curriculum; and participate in ongoing programs in the Department of Biological Sciences.

The Department has over 50 faculty members conducting research in a wide range of fields including evolutionary biology, ecology, behavior, neurobiology, 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 ecologists and allied scientists across the University, including colleagues in Discovery Park’s Center for the Environment and Bindley Bioscience Center.  First-rate laboratory and computational facilities for analytical and systems work are available in the Department and allied Centers (e.g., Bioinformatics and Genomics Core Facilities), and field facilities are widely available in the surrounding landscape, including the Ross Biological Reserve that is owned and maintained by the Department of Biological Sciences.

Application: Applications must be submitted electronically to https://hiring.science.purdue.edu  as single PDF files that include 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 Biology Search Committee, Department of Biological Sciences, Purdue University, 915 West State Street, West Lafayette, IN 47907-2054 or emailed to search@bio.purdue.edu. Review of applications will begin January 7, 2013 and continue until the position is filled.  A background check will be required for employment in this position.

Purdue University is an EEO/AA employer fully committed to achieving a diverse workforce. All individuals, including minorities, women, individuals with disabilities, and protected veterans are encouraged to apply.