Assistant Professor/Curator, Vertebrate Evolutionary Biology

Department of Integrative Biology & Museum of Vertebrate Zoology University of California, Berkeley

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  tudies 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:  http://apptrkr.com/1078583
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  Empoyer. 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