Baylor University: TWO Faculty Positions in Tropical Disease Biology & Evolutionary Medicine

Baylor University is a private Christian university and a nationally ranked research institution, consistently listed with highest honors among The Chronicle of Higher Education’s “Great Colleges to Work For.” Chartered in 1845 by the Republic of Texas through the efforts of Baptist pioneers, Baylor is the oldest continuously operating university in Texas. The university provides a vibrant campus community for over 15,000 students from all 50 states and more than 80 countries by blending interdisciplinary research with an international reputation for educational excellence and a faculty commitment to teaching and scholarship. Baylor is actively recruiting new faculty with a strong commitment to the classroom and an equally strong commitment to discovering new knowledge as we pursue our bold vision, Pro Futuris.

The Department of Biology is pleased to announce a significant expansion of its research and education mission. The recruitment of two initial faculty positions is described below. Applications will be accepted until the positions are filled. Regardless of rank and area of specialization, enthusiasm for interdisciplinary research and development of new collaborations within and beyond Baylor University is essential to these positions. For position details and application information please visit: www.baylor.edu/hr/facultypositions or contact the Search Committee Chair.

1) A tenured/tenure-track position (open rank) in Tropical Disease Biology. Candidates with one or more of the following specific research foci are especially encouraged to apply: tropical disease pathogens (Malaria, Dengue, Zika, Chikungunya, etc.), virology, parasitology,bacteriology, microbiology or vector biology. We seek an outstanding scientist who will establish competitive and externally funded research program in an area of science relevant to human health and which contributes to broader departmental goals. Committee Chair, [email protected].

2) A tenured/tenure-track associate/assistant professor in Evolutionary Medicine. The Department of Biology seeks an evolutionary biologist with research expertise related to phenotype-genotype relationships. Preference will be given to applicants studying this relationship within the context of animal development, metabolism, virulence, disease, behavior, or comparative genomics. Applicants should have a strong research background in an area of evolutionary biology with relevance to medicine or human biology, that complements our faculty’s strengths in organismal and evolutionary biology, molecular and population genetics, ecology, developmental biology, animal physiology, and biomedical science. Committee Chair: [email protected].

Baylor University is a private not-for-profit university affiliated with the Baptist General Convention of Texas. As an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity employer, Baylor is committed to compliance with all applicable anti-discrimination laws, including those regarding age, race, color, sex, national origin, marital status, pregnancy status, military service, genetic information, and disability. As a religious educational institution, Baylor is lawfully permitted to consider an applicant’s religion as a selection criterion. Baylor encourages women, minorities, veterans, and individuals with disabilities to apply.


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last updated 13-Nov-2016