The Biology Department at UNC Chapel Hill has three tenure track faculty
positions open this year (see the job ad, below). One is explicitly for
a plant biologist, and another is for an evolutionary biologist that
could certainly include a plant oriented individual. We would be
grateful if you could forward this ad to anyone you would consider to be
an exceptional young scientist. The successful applicants will join a
vibrant interdisciplinary department and be housed in our new state of
the art, interdepartmental Genome Science Building.
Joe Kieber is our chair and he or I would be happy to discuss the
position with you or anyone interested.
all the best,
*Faculty Positions in Biological Sciences*
*The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill
The UNC-Chapel Hill Department of Biology seeks three tenure-track
Assistant Professors, as part of an expansion initiative. Two of the
three positions are described below, while the third, a joint
appointment with the UNC School of Medicine, will be advertised
separately. We seek individuals with expertise in the areas defined
below, and we are especially interested in scientists who seek
opportunities for inter- and cross-disciplinary research in a vibrant
and broad Biology Department and larger research community.
*Tenure-track Assistant Professor in Evolutionary Biology*: We seek
individuals addressing fundamental questions in evolutionary biology
using integrative approaches that cut across disciplinary boundaries.
Areas of interest include (but are not restricted to) evolution and
development, the use of phylogenetic or comparative methods to address
macroevolutionary questions, and genomic approaches, including natural
populations of non-model species. However, applications from any area of
evolutionary biology are encouraged. The successful candidate will
interact with the diverse community of biologists within the Biology
Department and across the university, and will complement ongoing
initiatives in Quantitative Biology, Genomics, and Environment and
Ecology. Questions regarding the position should be directed to Karin
Pfennig (kpfennig from unc.edu <mailto:kpfennig from unc.edu>).
*TO APPLY: *
Evolutionary Biology*: *Click on
http://unc.peopleadmin.com/postings/32180 from any internet browser to
apply for this position.A cover letter, a CV, a research statement (<4
pages; 1 inch margins), and a teaching statement (<2 pages; 1 inch
margins) should be submitted in pdf format; up to three reprints may
also be submitted as a single pdf file. Four letters of reference are
required, and may be submitted electronically with "Evolutionary Search"
in subject line to cpasternak from bio.unc.edu
<mailto:cpasternak from bio.unc.edu>. Review of applications will begin
October 14, 2013 with interviews occurring in early 2014. The position
will be effective on or after July 1, 2014. The successful candidate
must have a Ph.D. in a relevant field.
*Tenure-track Assistant Professor in Plant Genomics**, *defined broadly.
Individuals using molecular, genetic, epigenetic, biochemical, cell
biological, genomic, proteomic, metabolomic, ecological, analysis of
natural variation or other approaches to investigate pressing problems
in plant biology are encouraged to apply. Research programs at all
levels (from molecules to ecosystems) are welcome, and applicants with a
demonstrated ability to work across levels are particularly encouraged.
Similarly, the ability to integrate quantitative analysis and modeling
with experimental approaches is desirable. Successful candidates are
expected to build an active research group, secure competitive external
funding, and participate actively in the scientific community at UNC-CH.
Successful candidates will also need excellent communication skills and
the ability to energetically engage with undergraduate and graduate
teaching while performing cutting edge research. The successful
candidate could also contribute to a new initiative in Quantitative
Biology (http://bio.unc.edu/files/2013/09/UNC_Qbio_Program.pdf) and be
affiliated with the NIH-funded graduate Curriculum in Bioinformatics and
Computational Biology (http://bcb.unc.edu <http://bcb.unc.edu/>). For
inquiries, please contact Dr. Joe Kieber (jkieber from bio.unc.edu
<mailto:jkieber from bio.unc.edu>; 919-962-4455).
Plant Genomics*:* Click onhttp://unc.peopleadmin.com/postings/32791 from any internet browser to apply for this position.* *Submit a cover letter ending with
up to 5 key words, a CV, a research statement (<4 pages; 1 inch margins), a teaching statement (<2 pages; 1 inch margins), and optionally one additional
supporting document.Four letters of reference are required, and may be submitted electronically with "Plant Genomics" in the subject line to:
cpasternak from bio.unc.edu <mailto:cpasternak from bio.unc.edu>
Review of applications will begin October 15, 2013, with interviews concluding mid-January, 2014. The position will be effective on or after July 1, 2014.
The successful candidate must have a Ph.D. in a relevant field.
The Department of Biology consists of over 40 faculty engaged in basic
and interdisciplinary research in the life sciences, within the
department and between other departments and schools at UNC. UNC
faculty, postdocs and graduate students also routinely interact with
colleagues at nearby Duke and North Carolina State Universities, as well
as other institutions in Research Triangle Park. UNC ranks 9^th in
federal research funding nationally. The quality of life in North
Carolina's Triangle area is consistently rated among the highest in the
nation.UNC was listed as one of the top 20 "Best Places to Work in
Academia" in 2013 by /The Scientist/ magazine. To learn more about the
department and the university, visit http://www.bio.unc.edu
Diversity, inclusiveness, and civility are core values and
characteristics of the University of North Carolina, and we strongly
encourage applications from diverse individuals. The University of North
Carolina is an equal opportunity employer.
Jeff Dangl, PhD.
John N. Couch Professor
HHMI and Dept. of Biology, CB#3280
Carolina Center for Genome Sciences
4260 Genome Sciences Bldg
Univ of North Carolina
Chapel Hill, NC 27599-3280
ph 919-962-4469 (NOTE NEW NUMBER!!)