The Department of Integrative Biology (IB) and the Department of Molecular and Cell Biology (MCB) at the University of California, Berkeley are soliciting applications for a 100% (50% IB, 50% MCB) time new senior level faculty member actively working at the interface between the fields of paleontology and evolutionary developmental biology; this position is open at the tenured level. Potential start date is January 1, 2018 or July 1, 2018.
Through leadership and expertise in the field of paleontology, and the fields of organismal, evolutionary, molecular, cellular, and developmental biology, Berkeley faculty explore questions in adaptation, speciation, ecology, and the genetic and genomic events that have generated organismal diversity. They seek candidates who work at the interface between paleontology and evolutionary developmental biology to leverage the strengths of these fields to address any of a number of questions in evolutionary biology. Areas include (but are not limited to) the evolution of important transitions such as the generation of body plans during the Cambrian, the transition from water to land, the evolution of flight, and the appearance of developmental novelties.
Preferred qualifications include demonstrated excellence in research, extensive field or lab experience, evidence of outstanding scholarship within a relevant discipline, a dedication to excellence in teaching at the undergraduate and graduate level, and a commitment to working in an inclusive and interdisciplinary environment. Serious consideration will be given to the candidate’s potential for success in mentoring Ph.D. students and teaching at both the undergraduate and graduate levels. They seek someone who combines significant strength in an interdisciplinary program that crosses the Departmental boundaries, which will enhance not only our research standing, but our ability to educate undergraduates and graduate students at the cutting edge of interdisciplinary science. Professional service, including issues of access to and diversity in higher education and the academic profession will also be considered.
Information on how to apply can be found here: https://www.nature.com/naturejobs/science/jobs/617983-tenured-faculty-position-in-the-area-of-paleontology-and-evolutionary-developmental-biology. Direct questions to firstname.lastname@example.org.
The final deadline for applications is July 19, 2017.