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Tenure Track Assistant Professor in Animal Behavior
Jobs & Postdocs
Posted Sep 12


The Department of Ecology and Evolutionary Biology (EEB) ( at the University of California, Santa Cruz (UCSC) invites applications for a tenure track position in Animal Behavior at the Assistant Professor level. We seek candidates who investigate behavior from any of these perspectives: ecological, evolutionary, mechanistic, developmental, or functional aspects of non-human animal behavior. This includes analyzing genetic, physiological, neural and/or cognitive mechanisms underlying behavior, as well as their ecological or evolutionary consequences. We welcome researchers who integrate theory with empirical data and who work on basic and/or applied issues across scales and systems. The successful candidate will contribute to instruction at the undergraduate and graduate teaching levels and will mentor undergraduate and graduate students in research. The ideal candidate will use equitable, inclusive, and engaging methods to teach upper division Behavioral Ecology and other courses in their field of expertise. 

The department is located on the stunning Coastal Sciences Campus, approximately 7km from the main campus. It houses research and educational facilities such as greenhouses, renovated marine vertebrate facilities, environmental chambers, and shared-use molecular biology labs and microscopy facilities, and it has close connections with the Seymour Marine Discovery Center, a premier venue for outreach. Santa Cruz is located on the central California coast, which provides easy access to a myriad of terrestrial, freshwater, and marine habitats. Our EEB Department is collegial, congenial, creative, and family friendly, and it strives to increase diversity at all career stages while centering teaching and research practices around inquiry-based problem-solving. Together, our faculty, graduate and undergraduate students, and staff form a vibrant campus community that is reflected in our student success.