Assistant Professor – Evolutionary Ecologist

Department of Biology at Indiana State University
Terre Haute, IN
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The Department of Biology at Indiana State University (ISU) invites applications for a tenure track position focused on Evolutionary Ecology. This position is available at the Assistant Professor level. Applicants should have a Ph.D. (ABDs will be considered with a July 2023 completion date) in biology or related areas, and demonstrated expertise in utilizing specific techniques from a wide array of disciplines to address research questions in ecology and/or evolution. An emphasis in genetic, genomic, cellular, developmental, molecular, physiological, and/or bioinformatics/computational techniques is highly desirable. The ideal candidate will demonstrate proficiency in teaching and/or promise for a strong research agenda through their publication record and potential to secure external funding for their research program at ISU. The successful candidate will participate in both undergraduate and graduate instruction. The teaching expectation for Biology faculty is 3:3, i.e. three courses per semester. Courses taught may include core courses for the Biology undergraduate major such as 100-level Introductory Biology lecture and lab courses and 300-level General Physiology lecture and lab courses, as well as more advanced courses in the candidate’s areas of specialization. Candidates will also be expected to direct the research of graduate students in the Department’s doctoral and master’s programs. The successful candidate will have access to departmental facilities, including common equipment and instrumentation at the Genomics/Next-generation Sequencing Core and Cell and Tissue Culture facilities, as well as Departmental and University centers such The Center for Genomic Advocacy; the Center for Bat Research, Outreach, and Conservation; and the Rich and Robin Porter Cancer Research Center. Many opportunities exist for collaborative research within the Department
All applicants must submit their application online at Along with their application, candidates are required to submit a letter of interest, curriculum vitae, a statement of leadership philosophy, research accomplishments/interests, a statement of teaching philosophy/excellence, and three letters of reference. Applicants should arrange for the three references to provide confidential letters of recommendation. Please note that the references you provide on your application will receive a notification request for a recommendation letter immediately. ISU welcomes diversity and encourages applications from women and minorities. ISU seeks to recruit and retain a diverse workforce as a strategic priority and as a reflection of our diverse student body and our commitment to inclusive excellence. The university has been named a Green College by the Princeton Review; progressive initiatives include a community garden, car-share program, local food options on campus, and a Climate Action Plan. Terre Haute, which sits just east of the Wabash River, is a major regional center for health care, higher education, industry, and the arts. Please contact Search Chair Dr. Kyu Hong Cho ( and Department Chair Dr. Rusty Gonser ( with inquiries or questions about the position. Indiana State University is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer. All are encouraged to apply including women, minorities, individuals with disabilities and protected veterans.
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Dr. Kyu Hong Cho
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