College of Liberal Arts & Sciences

Faculty Position in Computational Evolutionary Biology

Computational Evolutionary Biology

The Center for Computational Biology (Computational Biology Program) and the Department of Ecology and Evolutionary Biology invite applications for an assistant professor, tenure-track faculty position to begin as early as August 18, 2018. The interdisciplinary Center for Computational Biology (http://compbio.ku.edu) seeks to leverage and complement existing strengths in the Department of Ecology and Evolutionary Biology (http://eeb.ku.edu) by recruiting in the area of computational evolutionary biology. The Center fosters international activities in Computational Biology and combines outstanding research and a Ph.D. program. The Department of Ecology and Evolutionary Biology has research foci in Ecology and Global Change Biology, Evolutionary Mechanisms, and Biodiversity and Macroevolution. Its graduate program includes students seeking Masters or Ph.D. degrees.

The University of Kansas is especially interested in hiring faculty members who can contribute to the climate of diversity in the College of Liberal Arts and Sciences and four key campus-wide strategic initiatives: (1) Sustaining the Planet, Powering the World; (2) Promoting Well-Being, Finding Cures; (3) Building Communities, Expanding Opportunities; and (4) Harnessing Information, Multiplying Knowledge. For more information, see www.provost.ku.edu/planning/themes/.

Required Qualifications: Ph.D. in a discipline related to Computational Evolutionary Biology is expected by the start date of the appointment; potential for excellence in research in Computational Evolutionary Biology; demonstrated commitment to teaching life sciences courses; and a strong record of research accomplishments in the area of computational evolutionary biology, broadly construed, including but not limited to molecular evolution, evolution of interaction networks, microbial evolution, and the evolution of protein structure and/or function.  To apply online, go to https://employment.ku.edu/academic/10107BR .  A complete online application includes the following materials:  curriculum vitae; letter of application, statement of teaching interests, research plan, and the names, e-mail, and contact information for three professional references.  Initial review of applications will begin November 14, 2017 and will continue as long as needed to identify a qualified pool. Direct inquiries to Drs. Mark Holder (mtholder@ku.edu) or Christian Ray (jjray@ku.edu).   The successful candidate for the position must be eligible to work in the U.S. prior to the start of the position.

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