Pennsylvania State University, University Park

Evolutionary Genomics Tenure Track Faculty Position in Biology Department

Department of Biology

The Department of Biology in the Eberly College of Science ( at The Pennsylvania State University seeks applicants for an Assistant/Associate Level Tenure Track faculty position in the broad area of ‘Evolutionary Genomics.'

Our department has key strengths in Evolutionary Genomics/Genetics, Ecology, Plant Biology, Neuroscience, Coral Biology, Microbiome Science, and Infectious Disease Dynamics. Successful candidate's research may include the use of wet-lab, computational and/or theoretical approaches. The life sciences at Penn State are highly interdisciplinary and we therefore seek candidates with an enthusiasm for collaborations across other fields housed in diverse departments/colleges/institutes. Some areas may include chemistry, math, biochemistry, statistics, engineering, medicine, health and human development, social sciences, data science/machine learning.

The successful applicant is expected to develop and/or maintain an independent, externally funded and internationally recognized research program, leading to advances in their field; to provide excellent and instruction to undergraduate and graduate students in the life sciences; and to contribute active service to the department, college, university, professional community, and the public.

Applicants at the Assistant Professor level should have a Ph.D. and postdoctoral experience; applicants at the Associate Professor level should also have a demonstrated record of research and mentoring within their field. The successful applicant will integrate into Penn State's broad-based life science research community and contribute to the Department of Biology's teaching mission.

The Huck Institutes of the Life Sciences at Penn State provide opportunities to participate in multiple interdepartmental and interdisciplinary research centers and graduate programs as well as outstanding core facilities.

This position features a competitive start-up package. Applications must be submitted electronically and include a cover letter that highlights graduate/postdoctoral/faculty scientific accomplishments, goals or vision for your research, teaching, and service at Penn State, and qualifications that make you well-suited to achieve these goals. You will also submit: 1) a complete curriculum vitae; 2) a statement of research interests and plans including a list of three recent and key published papers or preprints; 3) a statement of teaching interests, skills, experience, and philosophy; 4) a diversity statement that describes a track record or commitment to equity, diversity, and inclusion at the teaching, research, or professional level; and 5) contact information for at least three professional references. Review of applications will start on September 7, 2024.

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