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University of California, Berkeley: Assistant Professor/Curator, Vertebrate Evolutionary Biology

(posted 2017-09-13)


Department of Integrative Biology & Museum of Vertebrate Zoology

The Department of Integrative Biology and the Museum of Vertebrate Zoology at the University of California, Berkeley invite applications for a full time (50% IB, 50% MVZ) tenure-track position in vertebrate evolutionary biology at the Assistant Professor/Assistant Curator level. Potential start date is July 1, 2018.

The Museum of Vertebrate Zoology is a world-renowned institution dedicated to understanding the ecology, evolution, and organismal biology of vertebrates using field studies, museum collections, and laboratory research. We seek exceptional candidates working in any area of vertebrate biology, and on any vertebrate group, whose work emphasizes collection or field based studies within a comparative context. Possible research areas include (but are not limited to) phylogenetics, biogeography, adaptation, speciation, ecological and evolutionary genetics, genomics, behavior, population dynamics, physiology, comparative morphology, and developmental biology. Candidates will be expected to maintain an active field program and to contribute to building and utilizing museum collections, facilitating ongoing MVZ programs of research and education. Candidates will also be expected to contribute to teaching in the undergraduate and graduate curriculum of the Department of Integrative Biology.

Required Minimum Basic Qualifications:
Applicants with an exceptional research record in any area of vertebrate biology are encouraged to apply. The Museum and Department are interested in candidates who will contribute to diversity and equal opportunity in higher education through their teaching, research, and service. Applicants must have completed all Ph.D. or equivalent degree requirements except the dissertation at the time of application.


Additional Qualifications:
Demonstrated excellence, originality, and productivity in research, and interest in undergraduate and graduate teaching as well as public outreach. Applicants must have a Ph.D. or equivalent degree by the start date of the position.

Preferred qualifications:
Expertise in collections-based research and field studies.

Applications must be received by December 1, 2017. To apply, please go to the following link: https://aprecruit.berkeley.edu/apply/JPF01458. Please direct all questions to Integrative Biology Academic Personnel ib_recruit@berkeley.edu.

Applicants should include the following required documents:
- Cover Letter
- Curriculum Vitae
- Brief Description of Research Accomplishments
- Statement of Research Objectives
- Statement of Curatorial Experience and Interest in Museum-Based Research
- Statement of Teaching Interests
- Statement of Contributions to Diversity
- Statement addressing past and/or potential contributions to diversity through research,
teaching, and/or service.
- List of Publications
- Significant Publication #1
- Significant Publication #2
- Significant Publication #3
- Large Publication File (Optional)
In case file needs to be split
- Large Publication File (Optional)
In case file needs to be split
- Large Publication File (Optional)
In case file needs to be split

Applicants should arrange to have three letters of reference submitted online. All letters will be treated as confidential per University of California policy and California state law. Please refer potential referees, including when letters are produced via a third party (i.e. dossier service or career center), to the UC Berkeley statement of confidentiality (http://apo.berkeley.edu/evalltr.html) prior to submitting their letters.

The Department of Integrative Biology and the Museum of Vertebrate Zoology, UC Berkeley, are committed to addressing the family needs of faculty, including dual career couples and single parents. For information about potential relocation to Berkeley, or career needs of accompanying partners and spouses, please visit: http://ofew.berkeley.edu/new-faculty.

The University of California is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, age or protected veteran status. For the complete University of California nondiscrimination and affirmative action policy see:
http://policy.ucop.edu/doc/4000376/NondiscrimAffirmAct