Assistant Professor in Evolutionary Biology at UMass Boston

Assistant Professor in Evolutionary Biology

Job Description:

The Biology Department at the University of Massachusetts, Boston seeks applicants for a full-time tenure track Assistant Professor in Evolutionary Biology starting September 1, 2016. This individual should be well versed in evolutionary and ecological theory, and special preference will be given to investigators conducting research in the area of global change evolution. Applications are particularly welcome from candidates who use creative molecular, experimental, comparative, paleontological, or theoretical approaches to study the evolutionary responses of living organisms to global changes, but candidates working in any area of evolutionary biology are welcome to apply. The successful applicant is expected to establish an externally funded research program, direct the research of students at the undergraduate, masters and doctoral levels, and interact with a dynamic group of ecologists and environmental biologists. Excellence in teaching at the undergraduate and graduate levels is expected.


A Ph.D. and postdoctoral training (or equivalent professional experience) in evolution, ecology, or population genetics is required.

Additional Information:

UMass Boston has a strong faculty with substantial research programs in environmental areas, and doctoral programs in Environmental Biology; Molecular, Cellular and Organismal Biology; and Environmental Sciences. Excellent opportunities exist to collaborate and engage in multidisciplinary research in the new Integrated Science Complex on campus, across the five UMass campuses and at our Nantucket Field Station.

Application Instructions:

Application materials must be submitted online via the following link:

Applications should include a cover letter addressed to the search committee, a current curriculum vitae, 3-5 representative publications, a statement describing research interests and goals, a teaching statement documenting teaching experience and philosophy, and contact information for three letters of recommendation.

For further information, visit the Biology Department website at liam.revell or ron.etter, search committee co-chairs. Target date for receipt of applications is Dec. 1, 2015, but applications will be reviewed until the position is filled.

The University of Massachusetts Boston provides equal employment opportunities to all employees and applicants for employment without regard race, color, religion, gender, gender identity or expression, age, sexual orientation, national origin, ancestry, disability, military status, or genetic information. In addition to federal law requirements, the University of Massachusetts Boston complies with applicable state and local laws governing nondiscrimination in employment in every location in which the university operates. This policy applies to all terms and conditions of employment.

Author: Jonathan Eisen

I am an evolutionary biologist and a Professor at U. C. Davis. (see my lab site here). My research focuses on the origin of novelty (how new processes and functions originate). To study this I focus on sequencing and analyzing genomes of organisms, especially microbes and using phylogenomic analysis

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