Biology - Evolutionary Biologist
Job posting number: #7100174
Posted: May 16, 2022
Application Deadline: Open Until Filled
Job DescriptionRequired degree must be completed by start date.
Postdoctoral Experience Preferred.
Experience: The Department of Biology seeks to fill a full-time, Continuing Faculty Status (BYU’s equivalent to tenure)-track position in evolutionary biology. Excellence in teaching is required with expertise in using evidence-based pedagogies expected. Teaching responsibilities will include core courses in the biology major (Introductory Biology, Evolutionary Biology, and/or a course related the candidate’s taxonomic specialty) with opportunities for possible development of a course in the candidate’s area of research expertise. The department welcomes all areas of specialization within evolutionary biology and expects the successful candidate to be a committed, imaginative and collaborative scholar with a vision for research, mentoring and teaching. Taxonomic expertise or specialization in an organismal group is desirable. There are many opportunities for collaborative and cross-disciplinary links across campus (e.g., the MLB Life Science Museum collections and exhibits, the BYU DNA Sequencing Center, and the Lytle Ranch Preserve). The qualified candidate is required to have a PhD, with postdoctoral experience desired, and maintain an externally funded research program that supports diversity and inclusion while mentoring both undergraduate and graduate students. The department offers competitive start-up packages and reduced teaching loads for new faculty.
Applying: Candidates should have experience in, or the potential for, building an equitable and diverse scholarly environment in teaching, mentoring, research, life experiences, and/or service. All qualified individuals, including women, people of color, and people with disabilities, are encouraged to apply.
Interested persons should apply online at https://yjobs.byu.edu by completing a faculty application, and attaching a current CV, cover letter, and statements of teaching and research interests. As part of the cover letter, we invite candidates to describe their experiences engaging a diverse student body.
Questions may be directed to Seth Bybee, [email protected], Evolutionary Biology Search Committee Chair, 4012 LSB, Department of Biology, BYU, Provo, UT 84602 or [email protected]
The review process will begin August 1st, 2022. Additional department and college information is available at: https://biology.byu.edu/.
Information required at the time of application – Provide contact information for three references on the faculty application. They may be contacted to submit letters of recommendation electronically at some point during the selection process.
Document(s) required at the time of application - Please attach your updated Curriculum Vitae, cover letter, teaching statement, and research statement to the faculty application.
Equal Opportunity Employer: m/f/Vets/Disability
Brigham Young University is an equal opportunity employer. All faculty are required to abide by the university’s Honor Code and Dress & Grooming Standards. Preference is given to qualified candidates who are members in good standing of the affiliated church, The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. Successful candidates are expected to support and contribute to the academic and religious missions of the university within the context of the principles and doctrine of the affiliated church.