Assistant Professor - Saint Louis University in St. Louis Missouri

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Saint Louis University

St. Louis, Missouri

United States

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Detailed Job Description

Saint Louis University, a Catholic, Jesuit institution dedicated to student learning, research, health, and service, is seeking applicants for a tenure-track Assistant Professor in Evolutionary Biology in the Department of Biology. Competitive applicants will have a Ph.D., post-doctoral experience, a record of research productivity, and a commitment to undergraduate and graduate student training. The successful candidate will be expected to establish an independent, extramurally funded research program and participate in graduate training.

For this position, possible areas of research inquiry include, but are not limited to, development, ecology, physiology, functional morphology and biomechanics, behavior, and host/pathogen interactions. Both wet lab and high performance computing facilities are available and will be matched to the candidate's needs. The successful candidate will teach an evolution course at the graduate level and contribute to an undergraduate course for biology majors.

Excellent facilities and competitive start-up packages are provided. Abundant opportunities exist to develop collaborative projects with Saint Louis University researchers and with scientists at the nearby Missouri Botanical Garden, Danforth Plant Science Center, St. Louis Zoo, and local universities.

All applications must be made online at and include a cover letter, curriculum vitae, a research statement, and a statement of teaching experience and philosophy. In addition, please have three letters of reference sent to Dr. Robert Wood, Department of Biology, Saint Louis University, 3507 Laclede Avenue, St. Louis, MO, 63103. Review of applications will begin December 16, 2013 and continue until the position is filled. Additional information on the Department of Biology can be found at

Saint Louis University is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer (AA/EOE), and encourages nominations of and applications from women and minorities.

Recruiting Range

commensurate with experience  

Keyword Phrases

  • Biology
  • Assistant Professor
  • Embrace inclusion in diversity
  • Jesuit institution
  • Research University
Employment Type:Faculty
Degree Required: See Job Description
Experience: See Job Description
Level of Job: Assistant Professor
Type of Faculty:Tenure Track
Salary: See Job Description
Type of School:Research University
Application Requirements: CV/Resume
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