Marine Mammal Science Job Openings

Tenure Track Evolutionary Biologist

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The University of Texas at El Paso
College of Science
Department of Biological Sciences
Assistant Professor – Evolutionary Biologist

POSITION DESCRIPTION: The Department of Biological Sciences at The University of Texas at El Paso (UTEP) invites applications for a tenure-track assistant professor position for an Evolutionary Biologist. We are seeking highly collaborative candidates with expertise in the evolution of any non-model multi-cellular organism; however, we encourage applicants with expertise in mammalogy and ichthyology and an interest in serving in a curatorial role.
The anticipated appointment date is Fall 2023. The successful candidate is expected to (1) establish an extramurally funded research program; (2) teach and mentor undergraduate, masters, and doctoral students; and (3) have strong potential for collaboration across ecology and evolutionary biology (EEB).
ABOUT THE DEPARTMENT: The Department of Biological Sciences, with doctoral programs in EEB ( and Bioscience, is among the most productive departments at UTEP and contributes to interdisciplinary programs in Environmental Science and Engineering, Bioinformatics, Data Science, and Computational Science. Core facilities in the NIH-sponsored Border Biomedical Research Center include capacities for genomic sequencing, proteomics, bioinformatics, imaging, and statistics. The UTEP Biodiversity Collections, multiple vivaria, and the Indio Mountains Research Station provide additional research opportunities. A new state-of-the-art interdisciplinary research building provides space and resources for collaborative projects. More information is available at the Department of Biological Sciences website.
ABOUT UTEP: The University of Texas at El Paso is America’s leading Hispanic-serving university. Located at the westernmost tip of Texas, where three states and two countries converge along the Rio Grande, UTEP is a public research university that transforms lives. More than half of our undergraduate students are the first in their families to go to college. At UTEP, our more than 24,000 students have access to 168 bachelor’s, master’s and doctoral degree programs in nine colleges and schools. Located in the second-most educated city in Texas, UTEP is recognized as one of the best research universities in the country for connecting students with the community around them.
REQUIRED QUALIFICATIONS: Applicants must have a Ph.D. or equivalent degree, postdoctoral research experience, and a strong record of research accomplishments.
APPLICATION PROCEDURES: Review of applications will begin immediately and will continue until the position is filled. Candidates should submit a letter of interest, curriculum vitae, statement of research interests, a brief description of teaching philosophy, a statement of contributions to diversity, equity, inclusion, and accessibility, and complete contact information for at least three references.
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Hiring decisions are contingent on budget approval.

In keeping with its Access and Excellence mission, The University of Texas at El Paso is committed to an open, diverse, and inclusive learning and working environment that honors the talents, respects the differences, and nurtures the growth and development of all. We seek to attract faculty and staff who share our commitment.

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