(1) Assistant Professor and (1) Associate/ Full Professor; Center for Evolution, Medicine & Public Health

Arizona State University in Arizona

Deadline March 19, 2014
Date Posted February 5, 2014
Type Tenured, tenure track
Salary Commensurate with experience
Employment Type Full-time

Open Rank (Job# 10655)

Arizona State University

School of Life Sciences, Center for Evolution, Medicine & Public Health


Arizona State University is making a major commitment to developing the field of Evolutionary Medicine. There are plans to recruit up to eight faculty members for a new Center for Evolution, Medicine & Public Health headed by Dr. Randolph Nesse. The Center and the School of Life Sciences invite applications for two open rank faculty positions for Cancer researchers with a preference for one associate/full and one assistant professor. Anticipated start date is August 16, 2014 or later. Candidates for all ranks must have: 1) a Ph.D., M.D., or equivalent terminal degree, 2) a strong publication record in Cancer research that displays expertise in Evolutionary Biology and 3) experience or an explicit interest in developing the field of Evolutionary Medicine. Additional requirements for associate/full rank include: 1) a record of funding for a research program that applies Evolutionary principles to better understand and treat Cancer, 2) evidence of the ability to organize teams of scientists to tackle complex problems, and 3) demonstrated evidence of strong teaching and mentoring. A desirable qualification for assistant professor rank is postdoctoral experience. A desirable qualification at all ranks is familiarity with computation and modeling.


Successful candidates will be expected to transfer, or develop (if assistant professor rank), an extramurally funded research program; teach at the undergraduate and graduate levels; mentor undergraduate and graduate students and postdoctoral fellows; develop collaborative research and education projects for the Center; engage in University service; and conduct research publishable in top tier journals. A competitive start-up package will be provided and the amount of teaching required will be compatible with high research productivity.


The Center for Evolution, Medicine, and Public Health joins a vibrant, interdisciplinary community at ASU. Examples of existing centers and institutes are: Bioenergy and Photosynthesis (bioenergy.asu.edu), Biodesign (biodesign.asu.edu) and Astrobiology (astrobiology.asu.edu).


To apply, send a cover letter, curriculum vitae, three representative publications, contact information for three references, and separate statements of future research plans and teaching philosophy interests in a single pdf file to solsfacultysearch3@asu.edu. The initial closing date for receipt of applications is March 19, 2014; applications will be reviewed weekly thereafter until the search is closed. A background check is required for employment.


Arizona State University is an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer committed to excellence through diversity. https://www.asu.edu/titleIX/  Women and minorities are encouraged to apply. For additional information on the School of Life Sciences, please visit sols.asu.edu.

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