Biology- TWO Open Rank Positions

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Cluster Hire in Biology of Behavior: Two positions (open rank)

 The University of Oklahoma, College of Arts and Sciences is excited to announce two positions at any rank as part of a planned cluster hire of five positions in the Department of Biology. The department is committed to building an internationally recognized center of excellence in the biology of organismal behavior. We currently have a strong focus on the study of animal behavior, including 16 complementary faculty research programs that investigate physiological, developmental, and evolutionary processes that underlie how animals behave. To build on this strength, the department invites creative, innovative, dynamic individuals who would like to be part of a strong team to apply for the following tenured/tenure-track faculty positions, which begin fall 2017:

-A Molecular Neurobiologist (MN) who studies mechanisms of neuronal circuits that regulate behaviors. Innovators who directly tie molecular processes within neural circuits to behavior are especially encouraged to apply.

-A Behavioral Geneticist (BG) who uses transcriptomic or related “–omics” methods to examine the evolution or regulation of organismal behavior. Innovators who integrate behavioral studies with molecular genetic approaches are especially encouraged to apply.

These are the first searches in a planned cluster hire of five positions in the biology of organismal behavior in the next few years. We are searching for creative, collaborative thinkers to join us in taking an integrative and multifaceted approach to revealing the ultimate and proximate causes of behavior.

Candidates must have a Ph.D. degree and a record of outstanding achievement as evidenced by publications. Preferred candidates will have a promising (assistant professor) or externally funded (associate/full professor) research program. Each individual will be expected to provide excellent training for graduate students and postdocs and mentor undergraduates in research. Successful candidates will contribute to undergraduate and graduate teaching (one course per semester) in areas such as animal behavior, genetics, physiology, neurobiology, cell biology, genomics, or bioinformatics.

How to Apply

Applicants should submit a cover letter indicating the position (MN or BG) to which they are applying, a full curriculum vitae, research and teaching statements, and up to five selected reprints/preprints as PDF files to Chair, Biology of Behavior Search Committee, at Applicants should also arrange to have three signed letters of reference sent to or Department of Biology, 730 Van Vleet Oval, University of Oklahoma, Norman, OK 73019, USA. Applicants at the rank of Associate Professor or Professor may submit names and contact information for three references in lieu of letters. Visit us at Screening of candidates will begin 15 October 2016 and will continue until the positions are filled.

The University of Oklahoma is an equal opportunity employer. Women, minorities, protected veterans, and individuals with disabilities are strongly encouraged to apply.