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Associate Professor in Fish Biology

Date Posted: 26 Mar 2017 (Show details)

Institution: UIT The Arctic University of Norway
Location: Tromsø, Norway
Closing date: 30 April 2017

The research group for genetics at the The Norwegian College of Fishery Science (NCFS), UiT The Arctic University of Norway (in beautiful Tromso), seeks a motivated, collaborative, and ambitious scientist for a permanent position as Associate professor in fish biology (12 month’s salary). The position is a part of a strategic commitment to strengthen the capacity for aquaculture related research at NCFS/UiT.

Research emphases of the position include two or more of the following themes:

  • Biological and genetic interactions between aquaculture and natural systems;
  • Biological and genetic effects of climate change for the aquaculture industry;
  • Evaluation and assessment of biodiversity in relation to area planning and sustainability of aquaculture activities;
  • Conservation biology with focus on maintaining local adaptations in aquaculture and natural systems/species. 

Responsibilities also include teaching fish biology, supervision of undergraduate and graduate students, and contribution to educational outreach and dissemination, at UIT and to the industry and society in general.


  • Doctoral degree in fish biology and a strong research record;
  • Background and experience in classic fish biology, modern molecular taxonomy, and principles related to speciation in fishes is preferred;
  • Knowledge of the use of environmental DNA in studies of biodiversity, population genomic methods, fish anatomy and/or fish physiology is preferred;
  • Documented ability to secure external funding for research is preferred.
  • Experience in teaching relevant subjects.

To Apply:

Apply online at Please read the full posting for complete details pertinent to the position at and follow the application instructions therein.

For further information, please contact: Group leader, Associate Professor Kim Praebel, kim [dot] praebel [at] uit [dot] no, Professor Ragnar L. Olsen, ragnar [dot] olsen [at] uit [dot] no, or head of department Kathrine Tveiteras, kathrine [dot] tveiteras [at] uit [dot] no.

Assistant Professor in Biological Sciences

Date Posted: 13 Feb 2017 (Show details)

Institution: Arkansas State University
Location: Jonesboro, Arkansas
Closing date: Review of applications will begin March 12, 2017

The Department of Biological Sciences at Arkansas State University-Jonesboro is seeking applicants for a full-time, tenure-track position in herpetology at the Assistant Professor level, commencing August 16, 2017.

The successful candidate is expected to contribute to the teaching, research, and service of the department which currently has 500 undergraduate majors and 50 graduate students. The successful candidate will develop an independent and externally funded research program involving herpetological conservation and physiology or immunology, with experience/interest in managing herpetological collections.


  • Skilled at teaching at both the undergraduate and graduate level in areas of herpetology, histology, and immunology is a plus.
  • Ph.D. in biology or a related field is required
  • Post-doctoral research is preferred.

To Apply:

Candidates should include with their application a curriculum vitae, cover letter, statement of research and teaching interests, and the names and contact information (addresses, phone numbers, and email addresses) of three references. To apply visit the Arkansas State employment website (and search for Position F00092).

Review of applications will begin March 12, 2017 and continue until a suitable candidate is identified. Requests for further information should be directed to Dr. Tanja McKay, Search Committee Chair, at tmckay [at] astate [dot] edu.

Arkansas State University does not discriminate on the basis of color, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, race, age, national origin, religion, marital status, veteran status, genetic information or disability in any of its practices, policies or procedures. This includes, but is not limited to, employment, admissions, educational services, programs or activities which it operates or financial aid.

Assistant Professor in Aquatic Ecology

Date Posted: 20 Dec 2016 (Show details)

Institution: Louisiana Tech University
Location: Ruston, Louisiana
Closing date: Review of applications begins January 20, 2017, and will continue until position is filled.

The School of Biological Sciences at Louisiana Tech University invites applications for a tenure-track, 9-month, Assistant Professor of Biological Sciences position, in the area of Aquatic Ecology. We seek a broadly trained collaborative applicant who is committed to both teaching and research, and to mentoring our students. We are particularly interested in applicants who are able to teach introductory courses in environmental science and courses in the applicant’s area of expertise, in support of our degree programs in Biology and in Environmental Science. In addition, the successful applicant will be expected to establish and maintain an externally funded research program involving graduate and undergraduate students.

Position is available to begin September 1, 2017.

Louisiana Tech University  is a comprehensive selective-admissions public university that is recognized by US News and World report as a Tier One National University. We are located in Ruston, a college town of about 22,000 residents in North Louisiana. Our School of Biological Sciences is a dynamic, collegial unit with 21 faculty and approximately 630 undergraduate and 50 graduate (M.S. and Ph.D.) students.


This position requires an earned Ph.D. and postdoctoral experience in biology or a related relevant field. Prior teaching experience is a plus. 

To Apply:

To apply, email application letter, curriculum vitae, separate statements of research interests/plans and teaching interests/philosophy, and names and contact information, including email addresses, for three references to Dr. Bill Campbell, Chair of Search Committee (campbell [at] latech [dot] edu). Review of applications begins January 20, 2017, and will continue until position is filled.

Louisiana Tech University is a member of the University System, AA/EOE. All qualified applicants are encouraged to apply, including minorities, women, veterans, and individuals with disabilities.

Assistant Professor in Vertebrate Behavioral Ecology

Date Posted: 9 Nov 2016 (Show details)

Institution: James Madison University
Location: Harrisonburg, Virginia
Closing date: Review of applications will begin on November 30, 2016 and continue until the position is filled.

The Department of Biology at James Madison University invites applications for a tenure-track Assistant Professor in Vertebrate Behavioral Ecology starting in August 2017.

Anticipated teaching responsibilities include our introductory-level ecology & evolution course and an upper-level/graduate course in the applicant’s specialty. Laboratory space and start-up funds will be provided, and collaboration within our department and college is encouraged. Research emphasizing birds, fish, or large mammals is preferred. The department has its own fleet of shared field vehicles and field equipment that is available for faculty use in both research and teaching.

The Department of Biology is a vibrant, growing department with 52 full-time faculty, nearly 1000 majors, and 17 Masters students. Our department emphasizes student engagement and integrating teaching and scholarship through independent and course-embedded lab and field research. James Madison University is a large primarily undergraduate university situated in a diverse community in the heart of the Shenandoah Valley of Virginia.


A Ph.D. in a relevant field is required and post-doctoral experience is preferred.Applicants must show evidence of excellence and commitment to undergraduate teaching and the potential to establish a productive, independently funded research program involving undergraduates and Masters students. The department is especially interested in qualified candidates who can contribute, through their research, teaching, and/or service, to the diversity and excellence of the academic community.

To Apply:

Apply online at Use this site to submit a cover letter (2 pages maximum), curriculum vitae, statements of teaching philosophy and scholarly interests, and the names and contact information of three references. Review of applications will begin on November 30, 2016 and continue until the position is filled.

James Madison University is an equal opportunity employer committed to creating and supporting a diverse and inclusive work and educational community that is free of all forms of discrimination. This institution does not tolerate discrimination or harassment on the basis of age, color, disability, gender identity, genetic information, national origin, parental status, political affiliation, race, religion, sex, sexual orientation, or veteran status. We promote access, inclusion, and diversity for all students, faculty, staff, constituents, and programs, believing that these qualities are foundational components of an outstanding education in keeping with our mission. The University is interested in candidates whose experience and qualifications support an ongoing commitment to this core quality. Anyone having questions concerning discrimination should contact the Office for Equal Opportunity: (540) 568-6991. 

Assistant Professor in Bioinformatics, Genetics, Molecular Biology or Evolutionary Biology

Date Posted: 21 Oct 2016 (Show details)

Institution: Southern Louisiana University
Location: Hammond, Louisiana
Closing date: Review of applications will begin 1 November 2016

The Department of Biological Sciences at Southeastern Louisiana University invites applications for an assistant professor of comparative vertebrate anatomy. The successful candidate will have expertise in either bioinformatics, genetics, molecular biology, evolutionary biology or some combination of these areas. The successful candidate will also be expected to contribute to teaching in one or more of those areas. Candidates will also be expected to maintain a research program appropriate in a department with both an undergraduate and a master’s level degree program. This position will begin in August 2017.

Southeastern Louisiana University is primarily a teaching institution whose mission is successful education of undergraduate and graduate students. The Department of Biological Sciences has more than 800 undergraduate majors in five concentrations. The Department is housed in a modern building with excellent research and teaching laboratories as well as other research facilities including a roof-top greenhouse, a Vertebrate Museum, an Electron Microscopy Center, a vivarium and the Turtle Cove Environmental Research Station.  The Department has approximately 25 graduate students in the MS degree program. The University is positioned in a biologically diverse region with ample opportunities for research in terrestrial, freshwater, or estuarine habitats.


Candidates must have a Ph.D. in any area of the biological sciences and a record of scholarly accomplishments. Postdoctoral experience is preferred.

To Apply:

Apply online at Include a letter of application, a detailed vita, academic transcripts (official transcripts required upon employment), and the names, addresses and telephone numbers of three references who can be contacted by Southeastern Louisiana University. Review of applicants will begin on November 1, 2016.

Questions should be directed to the Search Committee Chair, Dr. Brian Crother, bcrother [at] selu [dot] edu.

Southeastern Louisiana University is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer.

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