The Department of Biology (http://biology.louisiana.edu) at the University of Louisiana at Lafayette seeks to fill a tenure-track position at the Assistant Professor level. We are searching for an outstanding scientist who studies population genetics. Although we are especially interested in applicants that have a record of utilizing genome-scale datasets in animal or plant systems, researchers studying all aspects of population genetics are encouraged to apply.
The University of Louisiana at Lafayette is a public research university with High Research Activity and accreditation from the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges. With an enrollment of over 18,000 students and more than 800 full-time faculty members. UL Lafayette is the largest of nine universities in the University of Louisiana System. The University offers degree programs in 55 undergraduate disciplines, 15 post-bachelor certificates, seven graduate certificates, the master’s degree in 28 disciplines, and the doctorate in 10 disciplines. UL Lafayette was ranked in the top 20% for total R&D expenditures in the biological sciences in the United States by the National Science Foundation (2015 Herd Data Report). The Brookings Institution recently ranked UL Lafayette 9th for promoting social mobility among four-year public universities in the United States. Further information about UL Lafayette is available on the University's webpage at http://louisiana.edu.
The UL Lafayette Department of Biology is one of the largest biology programs on the Gulf Coast, with about 30 faculty members, 70 graduate students, and more than 900 undergraduate students. Support for research includes a mouse vivarium, aquatics labs, departmental vehicles, green houses, DNA sequencers and other shared instrumentation, the Ecology Center, Microscopy Center, and New Iberia Research Center (a primate facility), and Louisiana Universities Marine Consortium (LUMCON) marine lab. Opportunities for collaboration are available within the Department, and with personnel at university affiliated centers and two federal research centers (the USGS Wetland and Aquatic Research Center and the NOAA Estuarine Habitats and Coastal Fisheries Center) located in the University's Research Park.
Minimum qualifications are a Ph.D. in a relevant field, a significant publication record, and postdoctoral experience. Successful applicants will be expected to establish a vigorous, externally funded research program, provide instruction to undergraduates and graduate students (particularly courses in population genetics and genetics) and participate in our Ph.D. program in Environmental and Evolutionary Biology. Cover letter, curriculum vitae, statement of research interests, statement of teaching interests, and a list of three references (including postal and email addresses) should be emailed as a single pdf attachment to: Genetics.search@Louisiana.edu. To ensure full consideration, applications should be received by October 20, 2017.