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University of Pennsylvania: Tenure-Track Position in Animal Behavior

(posted 2017-09-05)

The Department of Biology at University of Pennsylvania invites applicants for a tenure-track position in Animal Behavior at the level of Assistant Professor. We are especially interested in integrative research that explores animal behavior in a natural context. We will consider all types of behaviors and animal models, but we are particularly looking for research programs that include mechanistic components that might be focused on elucidating the molecular, genetic, physiological, or social mechanisms regulating behavior. The anticipated start date for this position is July 2018.

Penn’s Department of Biology has a long-standing tradition of maintaining an integrated research and educational program across all basic biological sciences, including Molecular and Cellular Biology, Microbiology, Neuroscience, Animal Behavior, Genomics, Ecology and Evolution, and Plant Sciences. The Department values interdisciplinary research, collaboration, and collegiality, with a vision that emphasizes “Life in its Natural Context”.

Candidates are expected to have demonstrated excellence and productivity in research and to participate in undergraduate and graduate teaching. Interested candidates should submit materials through and include a curriculum vitae, concise statements of research and teaching interests, a short annotated description of up to five publications, and the name and contact information of at least three referees. Recommenders will be contacted by the University with instructions on how to submit a letter to the website. Review of applicants will begin October 23, 2017 and continue until the position is filled.

The Department of Biology is strongly committed to Penn’s Action Plan for Faculty Diversity and Excellence and to creating a more diverse faculty (for more information see: The University of Pennsylvania is an equal opportunity employer. Minorities/Women/Individuals with disabilities/Protected Veterans are encouraged to apply.