Open Positions

Head and Professor

Department of Biological Sciences

 Purdue University invites applications for the position of Head of the Department of Biological Sciences to start August 2018. The department seeks a dynamic leader with creative vision and an outstanding record of research, administration, and teaching.

The department is undergoing a period of exciting development. Departmental strengths include Biology Education; Cell & Molecular Biology; Ecology and Evolutionary Biology; Microbiology & Infectious Disease; Neuroscience & Physiology; and Structural Biology. Many departmental faculty are involved in university-wide multidisciplinary research through Discovery Park (www.discoverypark.purdue.edu) and the Purdue Center for Cancer Research (www.cancerresearch.purdue.edu).  In addition, members of the department play leading roles in the recently launched Purdue Institute for Integrative Neuroscience http://www.purdue.edu/discoverypark/pillars/integrative-neuroscience-center/ and Purdue Institute of Inflammation, Immunology and Infectious Disease https://www.purdue.edu/discoverypark/pillars/pi4d/. As of Fall 2017, the Biological Sciences Department is comprised of 55 faculty members, 27 post-doctoral researchers, 118 graduate students, and 899 undergraduate biology majors. Further information about the department is available at www.bio.purdue.edu.

Qualifications: The successful candidate will have: a Ph.D. in Biology or a related discipline; an outstanding record of scholarly achievement and a history of extramurally funded research commensurate with the rank of full professor at Purdue; dedication to building a diverse, inclusive, and vibrant scientific community, exceptional and proven leadership abilities; an effective vision for the department in the university, state, and nation; commitment to excellence in undergraduate and graduate education; and an enthusiasm for engagement.

Applications: We encourage qualified candidates to apply online at http://hiring.science.purdue.edu. Inquiries should be directed to Biology Head Search Committee, Department of Biological Sciences, Purdue University, 915 W. State St., West Lafayette, IN 47907-2054 or search@bio.purdue.edu. Purdue University’s Department of Biological Sciences is committed to advancing diversity in all areas of faculty effort, including scholarship, instruction and engagement.  Candidates should address at least one of these in their cover letter, indicating their past experiences, current interests or activities, and/or future goals to promote a climate that values diversity and inclusion. Review of applications will begin Jan 8, 2018 and will continue until the position is filled.

A background check is required for employment in this position. Purdue University is an EEO/AA employer. All individuals, including minorities, women, individuals with disabilities, and veterans are encouraged to apply.

Vector Ecologist

Department of Biological Sciences 

The Department of Biological Sciences invites applicants for a tenure-track faculty position (academic year appointment at the Assistant Professor level) in Vector Ecology, addressing fundamental questions on the relationships among vectors, pathogens, and hosts. We seek candidates with research interests including (but not limited to) emerging infectious diseases, zoonotic diseases, epidemiology, vector and pathogen evolution, biodiversity-disease relationships, short- and long-term impacts of climate change, population genetics, and land-use changes.

Applicants must have a Ph.D. or equivalent in Biology or related field and relevant postdoctoral experience.  The successful applicant is expected to maintain an externally funded research program in Vector Ecology, teach undergraduate and graduate students, and participate in ongoing programs in the Ecology and Evolutionary Biology area and the Department of Biological Sciences.

Extensive opportunities for collaboration exist across the Purdue campus.  The Department of Biological Sciences has over 50 faculty members conducting research in ecology and evolutionary biology, structural biology, neurobiology, virology, microbiology, molecular and cell biology, bioinformatics, and biology education http://www.bio.purdue.edu. These opportunities are enhanced by a highly interactive community of scientists within the Colleges of Science, Agriculture, Pharmacy, Health and Human Sciences, Veterinary Medicine and Engineering and interdisciplinary centers in the life sciences including the Purdue Center for the Environment, the Purdue Institute of Inflammation, Immunology and Infectious Diseases, the Purdue Institute for Integrative Neuroscience, and the Purdue Institute for Drug Discovery. 

Applications should be submitted electronically to https://hiring.science.purdue.edu/ as a single PDF file containing a letter of interest, a detailed curriculum vitae, contact information for three references, a two to three page summary of research interests, and a one-page teaching statement.  Purdue University’s Department of Biological Sciences is committed to advancing diversity in all areas of faculty effort, including scholarship, instruction and engagement.  Candidates should address at least one of these areas in their cover letter, indicating past experiences, current interests or activities, and/or future goals to promote a climate that values diversity and inclusion.  Purdue is an ADVANCE institution. 

Inquiries should be directed to Prof. Esteban Fernandez-Juricic, Chair, Vector Ecologist Biology Search Committee at search@bio.purdue.edu or Vector Ecologist Biology Search Committee, Department of Biological Sciences, Purdue University, 915 W. State St., West Lafayette, IN 47907-2054.  Review of applications will begin October 16, 2017 and continue until the position is filled.  A background check is required for employment in this position.

 Purdue University is an EOE/Affirmative Action employer.  All qualified applicants, including minorities, women, individuals with disabilities and veterans are encouraged to apply.

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