[Taxacom] U Alaska Fairbanks faculty position in Integrative Evolutionary Genetics

Kevin Winker kevin.winker at alaska.edu
Mon Sep 30 15:18:03 CDT 2013

*Faculty position in Integrative Evolutionary Genetics at the University of
Alaska Fairbanks*

The Institute of Arctic Biology and the Department of Biology and Wildlife
at the University of Alaska Fairbanks seek applicants for a
tenure-track *faculty
position* in *integrative evolutionary genetics* at the Assistant Professor
level. Applicants must possess a Ph.D. in the biological sciences or a
related field. Postdoctoral and teaching experience, a record of extramural
funding, and evidence of the ability to supervise graduate students and
collaborate with fellow faculty are preferred.

Outstanding applicants conducting innovative research that integrates
evolutionary studies of genotype and phenotype are encouraged to apply.
Research areas of special interest include adaptation and natural selection
in northern or extreme environments, the evolutionary genetics of
development, genomics and bioinformatics, evolutionary theory and
population genetics, statistical and quantitative genetics, and the
application of next-generation sequencing technologies to research
questions in these areas.

Responsibilities will include advising Ph.D. and M.S. students and teaching
two semester-long courses at the graduate or undergraduate level per year
in evolution or genetics. The successful candidate will have the
opportunity to interact and collaborate with approximately 50 faculty
studying a diverse array of topics. The Department of Biology and Wildlife
has approximately 450 undergraduate and 110 graduate students, including
over 50 Ph.D. students.

Numerous field stations, research centers, and laboratory facilities are
available (www.iab.uaf.edu/research/programs.php), including the Bonanza
Creek LTER, Life Science Informatics, Core Facility for Nucleic Acid
Analysis, R.G. White Large Animal Research Station, Center for Alaska
Native Health Research, Animal Quarters, Toolik Field Station, Spatial
Ecology Laboratory, Alaska Geobotany Center, University of Alaska Museum,
and the Arctic Region Supercomputing Center. Additional details about our
faculty and programs are available at the Institute of Arctic Biology
website (www.iab.uaf.edu/).

Fairbanks has ready access to incredible outdoor opportunities, and as the
second largest population center in Alaska, has unusual cultural, artistic,
and recreational opportunities for a community of its size.

Applications must be completed online (at www.uakjobs.com; direct link to
position: http://bit.ly/GzwKuk) and should include a curriculum vitae,
separate statements of research and teaching, and four letters of
recommendation. The position is open until filled, but file reviews will
begin 15 October 2013.

Questions can be addressed to Dr. Kevin Winker, kevin.winker at alaska.edu.

 *The University of Alaska is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity
Employer. *

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