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Assistant Level Faculty Position - Evolutionary Biology - Department of Ecology, Evolution and Marine Biology

Recruitment Period

Open date: October 30th, 2018
Last review date: November 30th, 2018
Applications received after this date will be reviewed by the search committee if the position has not yet been filled.
Final date: January 31st, 2019
Applications will continue to be accepted until this date, but those received after the review date will only be considered if the position has not yet been filled.


Assistant Level Faculty Position – Evolutionary Biology – Department of Ecology Evolution and Marine Biology

The Department of Ecology, Evolution, and Marine Biology (EEMB) at the University of California, Santa Barbara invites applications for a tenure-track faculty position at the level of Assistant Professor, with an anticipated start date of July 1, 2019. The Department is looking for exceptional individuals who articulate and address questions of general importance in any area of evolutionary biology.

Responsibilities of faculty members include teaching at undergraduate and/or graduate levels, recruitment, supervision, and mentorship of graduate students, participation in university service and professional activities, and the development of an externally funded and internationally recognized research program. PhD required at the time of application in biology or a related field. A demonstrated record of excellence in research, and a record of (or potential for) outstanding teaching are desired. Successful candidates will have a record of collaborative research, and will be able to leverage synergies within EEMB and the UCSB campus. The University is especially interested in candidates who can contribute to the diversity and excellence of the academic community through research, teaching and service as appropriate to the position.

Applications should be submitted electronically, and must include:
● Cover letter
● Curriculum vitae
● Statement of research (2-3 pages preferred)
● Statement of teaching (1-2 pages preferred)
● 1-3 sample publications
Applicants will need to supply contact information for 3-4 references. We will contact referees to submit letters for a subset of applicants in December.

We strongly encourage all applicants to submit an optional statement of contributions to diversity, which would include formal and informal activities to promote diversity and inclusion in STEM fields.

Applications received by November 30, 2018 will be given priority consideration, but the position will remain open until filled. To apply please visit

The University of California is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability status, protected veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by law.

Job location

Santa Barbara, CA

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Document requirements
  • Curriculum Vitae - Your most recently updated C.V.

  • Cover Letter

  • Statement of Research - 2-3 pages preferred

  • Statement of Teaching - 1-2 pages preferred

  • Publications - 1-3 Sample Publications

  • Publications (Optional)

  • Publications (Optional)

  • Statement of Contributions to Diversity - Statement addressing past and/or potential contributions to diversity through research, teaching, and/or service.

Reference requirements
  • 3-4 required (contact information only)

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