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Assistant Professor: Conservation Genetics

Indiana University of Pennsylvania
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   The Department of Biology at Indiana University of Pennsylvania is seeking a broadly trained conservation geneticist for a nine-month tenure track position beginning in August 2019. Candidates should have research interests in genetic applications to the conservation of wildlife, fishes, or plants at population, community, and/or landscape scales. 
   The successful applicant will be expected to a) build an active, externally-funded research program involving undergraduate and master students, b) teach introductory as well as specialty-area courses to majors and non-majors, and c) contribute to shared university governance through participation in departmental, college or university committees, programs, and work groups as appropriate. 


   Minimum qualifications include a PhD in Biology or a related discipline, relevant teaching experience, and active research in conservation genetics as evidenced by peer-reviewed publications or external grants. Postdoctoral research experience, a track record of successful publishing and grantsmanship, and at least four years of teaching experience is preferred. Candidates must communicate effectively and perform well during interview(s). Candidates selected for on-campus interviews will be expected to provide a research seminar. 
   The successful applicant will be expected to develop an active, externally-funded research program focused on organismal conservation using analytical and model-based methods with genetic data in wild populations and will actively involve undergraduate and master students in research. Applicants specialized on a single taxonomic group will be considered, but preference will be given to applicants with the ability to work with multiple taxonomic groups and scales of research questions. Candidates should have experience with the collection and analysis of genetic data, including, but not limited to, using next-generation sequencing to identify target markers at individual, population, species, and community scales. Candidates should have the ability to work collaboratively in an interdisciplinary setting to address research questions related to molecular ecology, endangered species, phylogeography, habitat fragmentation, bio-monitoring, disease ecology, and/or energy development. The successful candidate will be expected to pursue external funding and share our department’s commitment to innovative teaching and research in a student-centered setting based on the Teacher–Scholar Model (… ;… ). 


   Indiana University of Pennsylvania is an equal opportunity employer M/F/H/V and is a member of the Pennsylvania State System of Higher Education (PASSHE). 

How to Apply:

   To apply for this position, please submit a letter of application, a current curriculum vitae, unofficial copies of undergraduate and graduate transcripts, a statement of teaching philosophy, a statement of research goals and the names and email addresses of three references via our online application system:…. Automated reference requests and a confirmation email will be generated upon submission of your application. Candidates who fail to submit all of the aforementioned materials will not be considered. 
   Full consideration will be given to completed applications by January 7, 2019. Review of applications will begin immediately at that time and continue until the position is filled.