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Associate Professor, Biology

Position Deleted on 2/12/2013. This position is no longer an active posting on HigherEdJobs.
Reno, NV
Faculty - Science - Biology
Application Due:
Open Until Filled
Full Time

The Department of Biology invites applications for a tenure-track position in genome biology. We are particularly interested in expertise that includes the application of genomic approaches to non-model organisms, within the context of behavior, ecology and evolution. Specific areas of focus could include the study of genome structure and function, population genomics, phylogenomics, and epigenetics. Expertise in these areas will complement a range of research activities in the department, including behavioral ecology, population genetics and phylogenetics, neurobiology, and trophic ecology including plant-animal interactions. The successful candidate will be provided with a competitive start-up package and will be expected to establish a strong, extramurally-funded research program. Teaching responsibilities for tenure-track faculty include participation in our PhD programs and mentoring of undergraduate and graduate students. This faculty position will be tenure eligible.

The Department of Biology is one of the premier teaching and research units on campus, spanning a wide range of life sciences. Strengths include, animal behavior, chemical ecology, plant-animal interactions, evolutionary biology, and neurobiology. Excellent support facilities include microscopy, genomics, and proteomics. Successful candidates will expand and complement departmental research, and potentially contribute to collaborations with other researchers across campus, including in biochemistry, biomedicine, mathematics and statistics.

Reno is located in northern Nevada, in the Sierra Nevada mountains with outstanding four seasons living 30 minutes from beautiful Lake Tahoe. Reno has the amenities of a university town with excellent schools, arts and entertainment, and outdoor recreation in a mountain environment. We are located only four hours from San Francisco and the beautiful Northern California wine country. The State of Nevada has no state income tax.

Required Qualifications:
PhD in Biology or related field or foreign equivalent; postdoctoral experience;strong publication record;potential for excellence in teaching;expertise that complements and expands the research capacity of the department.

Preferred Qualifications:
Potential to develop nationally-competitive research program.

Close Date: Open Until Filled

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