The Department of BioSciences at Rice University (https://biosciences.rice.edu/) invites applications for two tenure-track, assistant professor positions to begin July 1, 2020. We aim to fill positions in two areas of research.
-Evolutionary Biology : We seek to hire an evolutionary biologist studying mechanisms governing evolutionary processes and dynamics. We welcome applicants whose research spans diverse systems and approaches including field, lab, computational, theoretical work or a combination thereof. Research areas can include but are not limited to animal behavior, coevolution, evolutionary ecology, evolutionary genetics/genomics, evolutionary modelling, evolutionary paleobiology, experimental evolution, microbial evolution, sexual selection, evolutionary developmental biology, life-history evolution, population genetics, molecular evolution, evolution and plasticity, or phylogenetics and systematics.
-Global Change Biology : We also seek to hire a global change biologist whose research in behavior, ecology or evolution is relevant to our conceptual understanding of the causes and consequences of large-scale environmental changes (past, present or projected). Research focal areas can include but are not limited to ecosystem changes, evolutionary adaptation in the Anthropocene, behavioral responses to changing environments, mechanisms of species and ecosystems resilience, invasive species, wildfire, impacts of climate change on natural systems or species interactions, land-use change, loss of biodiversity, and biological feedbacks on climate change.
For both positions, we welcome applicants who employ theory, empirical work, or some combination thereof. Preference will be given to candidates whose work complements strengths of current faculty and contributes to the excellence of our academic community. Rice University is committed to a culturally diverse intellectual community. In this spirit, we particularly welcome applications from all genders and members of historically underrepresented groups who exemplify diverse cultural experiences and who are especially qualified to mentor and advise all members of our diverse student population.
To apply, please submit the following materials on line at http://jobs.rice.edu/postings/20741: (1) cover letter; (2) curriculum vitae; (3) research statement (3 pages or less); (4) statement of teaching philosophy (2 pages or less); (5) contributions to diversity statement (1 page); and (6) names and contact information for three references. Application review will commence September 20th, 2019 and will continue until the positions are filled.
The contributions to diversity statement should discuss any past experience, activities and future plans to advance diversity, equity and inclusion, in alignment with our University’s mission to meet the educational needs and interests of its diverse student population. Once the search committee has determined the initial short list of candidates, the search committee chair will request letters of recommendation at that time. For additional information, please contact the search chair, Dr. Amy Dunham at aed4(at)rice.edu. Applicants will be notified when the final candidates have been selected.
Rice University is an Equal Opportunity employer with commitment to diversity at all levels, and considers for employment qualified applicants without regard to race, color, religion, age, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national or ethnic origin, genetic information, disability, or protected veteran status.