Assistant Professor position, Cornell

November 1, 2011 § Leave a comment

EVOLUTIONARY DEVELOPMENTAL BIOLOGY
DEPARTMENT OF ECOLOGY AND EVOLUTIONARY BIOLOGY
Cornell University

We invite applications for the position of Assistant Professor in the evolutionary developmental biology of animals. We are particularly interested in candidates whose research investigates the developmental genetic basis of evolutionary novelty, convergence, or differences in body plans, although candidates with related interests are also encouraged to apply. We will consider applicants who study patterns and mechanisms of evolutionary change within groups of closely related organisms or across broad phylogenetic expanses of taxa. The position bridges evolutionary biology, developmental biology and genetics and the successful candidate must demonstrate research accomplishments at the highest level in these intersecting fields.

The successful candidate will be expected to develop a well-funded, innovative research program with a national and international reputation, to participate in undergraduate and graduate teaching in evolutionary biology and evolutionary developmental biology, and to contribute to evolutionary and developmental life sciences across the Cornell campus. Cornell’s faculty in the life sciences is highly collaborative and outstanding research facilities are available.
Qualifications: Applicants should have a Ph.D., demonstrated excellence in research in the field of “evo-devo,” a strong interest in collaborative research, and a dedication to excellence in teaching of evolutionary biology. Post-doctoral experience is highly desirable.

Salary: Competitive, commensurate with background and experience.

Application Procedure: Candidates should submit a curriculum vitae, statement of research interests, statement of teaching interests and experience, list of publications, and a selection of no more than 5 representative papers. Candidates should also arrange for 3 letters of reference to be uploaded. Apply via website https://academicjobsonline.org/ajo/jobs/1145. Inquiries can be directed to either of the co-chairs of the search committee: Prof. Richard G. Harrison or Prof. Amy R. McCune at evodevosearch@cornell.edu. Review of applications will begin December 1, 2011, and continue until the position is filled.
Cornell University is an Affirmative Action, Equal Opportunity Employer.

 

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