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Assistant Professor, Biology (Evolutionary Biology)

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The following materials must be submitted with your application: * Resume/CV * Cover letter * Statement of research and plans * Statement of teaching philopsohy * Contact information for three professional references

Position Information

Position Information

Job Title Assistant Professor, Biology (Evolutionary Biology)
Department Biology
Department Web Address
Full Time Equivalent


Position Type Academic Faculty
Comp Grade II
Tenure Track Tenure Track
Job Description

The Department of Biology at the Universty of Nevada Reno invites applications for a tenure-track Assistant Professor position in Evolutionary Biology. We seek an outstanding scientist who will enhance and complement existing strengths in evolutionary biology in our department. We welcome applications from all candidates working on cutting edge questions in evolutionary biology using animal (both vertebrate and invertebrate), plant, or microbial systems. Candidates working in any area of evolutionary biology will be given full consideration. Potential areas of interest include but are not limited to: (1) Population, functional, evolutionary, or phylo- genomics, (2) Evolutionary physiology, (3) Evolutionary developmental biology, (4) Experimental or theoretical evolution. Competitive start-up and outstanding compensation and benefits packages are offered. Candidates must have a Ph.D. and will be expected to establish an extramurally funded research program, train graduate students, and actively participate in undergraduate science education.

The Department of Biology is one of the premier teaching and research units on campus, spanning a wide range of life sciences. Departmental strengths include plant-animal interactions, community and physiological ecology, animal behavior and genomics as well as developmental neurobiology and neurogenetics. Excellent core facilities on campus include proteomics, genomics, microscopy, bioinformatics, flow cytometry, tissue culture, transgenic and animal care. The successful candidate will expand and complement departmental research and contribute to collaborations with other biological sciences faculty across campus.

The University of Nevada, Reno has a growing and increasingly diverse student population of approximately 21,000, including over 2,800 graduate students. The city of Reno offers an excellent quality of life, with entertainment and cultural opportunities in excess of most cities of similar size. The city lies one hour from Lake Tahoe and four hours east of San Francisco in the valley of the Truckee River on the eastern slope of the Sierra Nevada, and has a mild high desert climate. A highly rated location for living and outdoor recreation, the Reno area also enjoys a flourishing and diverse intellectual, artistic, and cultural community.

The University of Nevada, Reno recognizes that diversity promotes excellence in education and research. We are an inclusive and engaged community and recognize the added value that students, faculty, and staff from different backgrounds bring to the educational experience.

Required Qualifications

PhD degree in any area of biology or related field

Preferred Qualifications

Candidates with postdoctoral research experience; a strong publication record; potential for strong teaching skills; expertise that complements and expands the research capacity of the department; and the potential to develop nationally-competitive research program are desirable.

Contact Information for this Position

Sharee Williams
(775) 682-8795

Special Instructions to Applicants

The following materials must be submitted with your application:

  • Resume/CV
  • Cover letter
  • Statement of research and plans
  • Statement of teaching philopsohy
  • Contact information for three professional references
Job Open Date 09/14/2017
Job Close Date 10/31/2017
Open Until Filled No
Search Number 72857
Note to All Applicants

A background check will be conducted on the candidate(s) selected for hire.

HR will attempt to verify academic credentials upon receipt of hiring documents. If the academic credentials cannot be verified, HR will notify the faculty member that an official transcript of their highest degree must be submitted within thirty days of the faculty member’s first day of employment.

The University of Nevada, Reno is committed to Equal Employment Opportunity/Affirmative Action in recruitment of its students and employees and does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion, sex, age, creed, national origin, veteran status, physical or mental disability, and sexual orientation, or genetic information, gender identity, or gender expression. The University of Nevada, Reno employs only United States citizens and aliens lawfully authorized to work in the United States. Women, under-represented groups, individuals with disabilities, and veterans are encouraged to apply.

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Required Documents

Required Documents
  1. Resume/CV
  2. Letter of Application/Cover Letter
  3. Statement of Research and Plans
  4. Statement of Teaching Philosophy
  5. Reference Contact Information
Optional Documents