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Assistant Professor of Evolutionary Biology

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Department of Evolution, Ecology and Organismal Biology

The Department of Evolution, Ecology and Organismal Biology invites applications for a 9-month tenure-track faculty position in the area of Evolutionary Biology, starting July 1, 2018. Candidates should employ an evolutionary approach in the study of the interface between behavior and physiology and its consequences for adaptive evolution. Research areas include, but are not limited to, behavioral ecology, evolution of behavior, sociobiology, behavioral physiology, sensory behavior, genomics of behavior, behavioral immunology, mate choice, parental care, social behavior, animal learning, and foraging behavior.

The successful candidate will join a vibrant community of researchers in the Department of Evolution, Ecology and Organismal Biology, the Evolution, Ecology and Organismal Biology Graduate Program, the Genetics, Genomics, and Bioinformatics Graduate Program, the Center for Conservation Biology, the Center for Invasive Species Research, the Institute for Integrative Genome Biology, and the Environmental Dynamics and GeoEcology Institute. Consult for details about the department. Applicants will be expected to vigorously pursue extramurally-funded research and contribute to teaching in our undergraduate and graduate core curricula. A Ph.D. and demonstrated excellence in research are required.

Applications, including a cover letter, curriculum vitae, separate statements of research and teaching interests, a statement of contributions to diversity, and up to three selected reprints of publications must be submitted through: In addition, applicants should request that three letters of recommendation be submitted through this site. Evaluation of applications will begin November 19, 2017, but the position will remain open until filled.

UCR is a world-class research university with an exceptionally diverse undergraduate student body. Its mission is explicitly linked to providing routes to educational success for underrepresented and first-generation college students. A commitment to this mission is a preferred qualification. Advancement through the faculty ranks at the University of California is through a series of structured, merit-based evaluations, occurring every 2-3 years, each of which includes substantial peer input.

The University of California is an Equal Opportunity / Affirmative Action Employer with a strong institutional commitment to the achievement of excellence and diversity among its faculty and staff. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, age, disability, protected veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by law.

Job location

Riverside, CA


Document requirements
  • Curriculum Vitae - Your most recently updated C.V.

  • Cover Letter

  • Statement of Research

  • Statement of Teaching

  • Statement of Contributions to Diversity - Statement addressing past and/or potential contributions to diversity through teaching, research, professional activity, and/or service.

  • Misc / Additional - Reprints

Reference requirements
  • 3-4 letters of reference required