Florida softshell turtle, Apalone ferox, photo by J.D. Willson

Assistant Professor of Evolutionary Biology

San Francisco State University
San Francisco, CA
Closing Date
28 September 2018

The Department of Biology at San Francisco State University offers an exciting opportunity for a Tenure-Track Assistant Professor position in Evolutionary Biology beginning August 2019. We seek a colleague who conducts research on evolutionary processes in natural populations (especially non-model organisms). We are particularly interested in researchers who integrate their field and/or laboratory work with mathematical modeling or with conservation issues such as climate change, disease, urbanization, or biodiversity.


Applicants must be committed to developing an externally funded research program and contributing to both undergraduate and graduate programs through teaching and mentorship of student research. We are especially interested in candidates who have a demonstrated commitment to increase the access and success of underrepresented students in biology, or who have detailed plans to accomplish such goals. Ph.D. and post-doctoral experience in a related field are required. Candidates must have an active record of research related to their specialty area as well as evidence of external support or the potential for external funding of these activities. Candidates will be expected to teach an evolution course for biology majors as well as additional courses within their area of expertise at the undergraduate and graduate levels.

To Apply

Please submit the following materials online to the Academic Jobs Online Website link (academicjobsonline.org/ajo/jobs/11661) by September 28, 2018 (review of applications will continue until the position is filled):

  • Letter of intent/interest;
  • Current CV;
  • Statement on how your teaching and scholarship align with the commitment of the Biology Department to foster an inclusive and diverse academic community;
  • Teaching statement;
  • Research statement;
  • Representative sample of published papers;
  • Contact information for three references (letters of recommendation will be requested at a later date).

Other Information

SFSU is a comprehensive, urban university that serves the ethnically diverse Bay Area. The mission of San Francisco State University is to create an environment for learning that promotes appreciation of scholarship, freedom, human diversity, and the cultural mosaic of the City of San Francisco and the Bay Area; to promote excellence in instruction and intellectual accomplishment; and to provide broadly accessible higher education for residents of the region, state, the nation, and the world. SFSU and the Department of Biology are committed to a diverse professoriate that includes women and individuals from underrepresented minority groups. SFSU is an EEO/AA employer.

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