UVA Biology is recruiting a tenure-track Assistant Professor in Evolutionary Biology

Now Hiring: Assistant Professor, Evolutionary Biology
September 13, 2022

Assistant Professor — Evolutionary Biology

The University of Virginia invites applications for a tenure-track Assistant Professor appointment in Evolutionary Biology in the highly interdisciplinary Department of Biology. We seek applicants whose research addresses fundamental problems in any area of evolutionary biology and expands and complements existing strengths within the Department. The successful applicant will be expected to establish a rigorous, independent, and externally funded research program and to teach at undergraduate and graduate levels. We seek to recruit faculty from diverse backgrounds who value diversity and are passionate about having a positive impact on society and the world. The position will begin August 23, 2023.

The Department of Biology and the University of Virginia provide resources to facilitate a wide range of research programs. The Department maintains Mountain Lake Biological Station and provides access to multiple other field sites. Research on a wide range of study systems is supported by modern animal care, greenhouse, and aquatic husbandry facilities, as well as access to the University’s state-of-the art computing, genomics, metabolomics, and imaging facilities. Close ties with other Departments in the College of Arts and Sciences, as well as the Schools of Medicine, Data Science, and Engineering broaden the intellectual community of Department members.

Applicants must have a Ph.D., or equivalent degree, and post-doctoral research experience in Evolutionary Biology or a relevant field. A successful applicant will also have demonstrable research accomplishments and plans of outstanding quality and significance, as well as a commitment to excellence in teaching and mentoring. Enthusiasm for participating in a diverse, collegial, interdisciplinary, and collaborative environment is strongly preferred.

Apply online at https://uva.wd1.myworkdayjobs.com/en-US/UVAJobs/job/Charlottesville-VA/Assistant-Professor-of-Evolutionary-Biology_R0040071  and attach a cover letter that succinctly highlights your most significant research accomplishments, experiences, and qualifications; a curriculum vitae; a research statement that describes your vision for your research program at the university (≤ 3 pp); a statement on teaching and scientific mentoring detailing your experience and goals (≤ 2 pp); a statement on diversity, equity and inclusion describing your philosophy, activities, goals, or personal background (≤1 p); and contact information for three references.

The deadline for receipt of applications is October 15, 2022.

For questions regarding the position, please contact search chair Alan Bergland at evobiosearch@virginia.edu

For questions about the application process, please contact Rich Haverstrom, Faculty Search Advisor, at rkh6j@virginia.edu.

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