Pennsylvania State University, University Park

Tenure/Tenure Track Evolutionary Genomics Faculty

The Department of Biology in the Eberly College of Science ( at The Pennsylvania State University seeks applicants for a tenure-track or tenured faculty position in Evolutionary Genomics. The evolutionary analysis of rapidly expanding genomic datasets requires development and implementation of rigorous computational and statistical approaches. The successful applicant is expected to develop a strong, independent, externally funded research program leading to novel insights and paradigms in evolution from the analyses of complex genomic datasets. We are particularly interested in candidates developing the theoretical foundation of evolutionary and/or population genomics. The primary appointment will be in Biology, but could include joint appointments in either the Statistics or Mathematics departments. The applicant must have a Ph.D. in biology, computer science, statistics, or a related field. The successful applicant is expected to teach and perform research in a collaborative environment, with the opportunity to join one of the Centers in the Huck Institutes of the Life Sciences and to supervise students from interdisciplinary graduate programs. This position features competitive start-up package. Applications must be submitted electronically at and must include a cover letter that highlights significant graduate and postdoctoral scientific accomplishments, goals or vision for your research program at Penn State, and qualifications that make you well-suited to achieve these goals; Curriculum vitae; Research interests statement; Teaching interests statement; A diversity statement that describes past, current, and future contributions to equity, diversity, and inclusion at the teaching, research, or professional level; and Contact information for at least three professional references. Review of applications will start immediately and continue until the position is filled. Apply online at

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Last updated: 2019-10-21