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Assistant Professor of Biology

Job no: 520630
Work type: Faculty - Tenure Track
Location: Eugene, OR
Categories: Biology/Life Sciences, Instruction
Department:Arts & Sciences, College of

Department: Department of Biology
Rank: Assistant Professor
Annual Basis: 9 Month

Application Deadline
October 15, 2017; position open until filled

Required Application Materials
Candidates should submit a curriculum vitae including a publication list, a statement of research accomplishments and future research plans (~3 pages), a description of teaching experience and philosophy (~1 page), 1-3 selected reprints, and three letters of recommendation to the ZEBRAFISHSEARCH at

Position Announcement
Tenure Related Position in Fundamental Biology using Zebrafish as a Model Organism

The University of Oregon’s Department of Biology invites applications for a tenure-track position of assistant professor to begin in fall 2018. We seek candidates using zebrafish to address fundamental questions in cell biology, developmental biology, immunology, neuroscience, and evolution, but we invite applications from candidates using zebrafish to investigate any fundamental biological processes. Competitive applicants will complement the existing strengths of our internationally recognized zebrafish group, have an outstanding research program, and demonstrate a clear commitment to excellence in teaching.

We are a diverse department with strengths in developmental biology, neuroscience, host-microbe interactions, genome function, and population genomics. The department has a long history of interdisciplinary research facilitated through interdepartmental research institutes in Molecular Biology, Neuroscience, Ecology and Evolution, and Marine Biology. Science research at the UO is undergoing a major expansion with the establishment in 2017 of the Phil and Penny Knight Campus for Accelerating Scientific Impact, which will substantially increase the science faculty, facilities, and focus on innovation and translation. We particularly welcome applications from scholars who are from populations historically underrepresented in the academy, and/or who have experience working with students from diverse backgrounds.

Candidates are asked to apply on line at by submitting a curriculum vitae including a publication list, a statement of research accomplishments and future research plans (~3 pages), a description of teaching experience and philosophy (~1 page), 1-3 selected reprints, and three letters of recommendation by October 15, 2017, or until the position has been filled. If you are unable to use this online resource, please contact to arrange alternate means of submitting application materials.

Department or Program Summary
The Department of Biology is an instructional and research department within the College of Arts and Sciences that supports significant research activities in a wide range of fields in the Biology discipline including neuroscience, genetics, cell and developmental biology, evolution, ecology, and marine biology. The Department includes approximately 50 teaching faculty, plus emeritus faculty, graduate students and professional/administrative staff. The Department enrolls approximately 1200 Biology majors and 100 graduate students.

Minimum Requirements
Minimum qualifications are a Ph.D. in an appropriate field, commitment to excellent teaching at the undergraduate and graduate level, and an outstanding research record.

Preferred Qualifications
Candidates should have the ability to work effectively within a diverse community.

About the University
The University of Oregon is one of only two Pacific Northwest members of the Association of American Universities and holds the distinction of a “very high research activity” ranking in the Carnegie Classification of Institutions of Higher Education. The UO enrolls more than 20,000 undergraduate and 3,600 graduate students representing all 50 states and nearly 100 countries. In recent years, the university has increased the diversity of its student body while raising average GPAs and test scores for incoming students. The UO’s beautiful, 295-acre campus features state-of-the art facilities in an arboretum-like setting. The UO is located in Eugene, a vibrant city of 157,000 with a wide range of cultural and culinary offerings, a pleasant climate, and a community engaged in environmental and social concerns. The campus is within easy driving distance of the Pacific Coast, the Cascade Mountains, and Portland.

The University of Oregon is proud to offer a robust benefits package to eligible employees, including health insurance, retirement plans and paid time off. For more information about benefits, visit

The University of Oregon is an equal opportunity, affirmative action institution committed to cultural diversity and compliance with the ADA.  The University encourages all qualified individuals to apply, and does not discriminate on the basis of any protected status, including veteran and disability status.

UO prohibits discrimination on the basis of race, color, sex, national or ethnic origin, age, religion, marital status, disability, veteran status, sexual orientation, gender identity, and gender expression in all programs, activities and employment practices as required by Title IX, other applicable laws, and policies. Retaliation is prohibited by UO policy. Questions may be referred to the Title IX Coordinator, Office of Affirmative Action and Equal Opportunity, or to the Office for Civil Rights. Contact information, related policies, and complaint procedures are listed on the statement of non-discrimination.

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