Assistant Professor - Integrative Animal Biology

Posting Details

Job # 075581 Job Title Assistant Professor - Integrative Animal Biology Location Life Sciences Complex Pay Range Commensurate w/ Experience FLSA Status Exempt Hours

To be determined by Department Chair

Job Type Full-time Rank Assistant Campus Syracuse, NY Unionized Position Code Not Applicable Job Description

The Department of Biology at Syracuse University ( is seeking applications for a tenure-track Assistant Professor position in the field of Integrative Animal Biology. This position is part of an ambitious Invest Syracuse Cluster Hire Initiative in the broad area of bioinspired science and technology. As an integral part of this investment, Syracuse University is actively recruiting multiple candidates for tenured/tenure-track faculty positions for a cohesive research cluster in the focus area of form and function which seeks to understand and optimize movement in organisms, robots, and human-machine interfaces. Faculty hired into this position will build on existing strengths in the focus area and establish their lab in the interfaces. Faculty hired into this position will build on existing strengths in the focus area and establish their lab in the Biology department with access to the world-class facilities of the multidisciplinary BioInspired Institute that spans multiple departments in the College of Arts and Sciences and the College of Engineering and Computer Science.


Candidates should have a Ph.D. in a relevant area of biology or a closely related field and research experience employing an integrative approach to answer fundamental questions in biology.

Job Specific Qualifications

Preference will be given to candidates with expertise in the areas of evolutionary biomechanics and functional morphology with a research focus on the diversity and evolution of animal function. Syracuse University is particularly interested in candidates who demonstrate past accomplishment toward fostering diversity and building an inclusive climate in research and/or teaching to maximize their effectiveness interacting with diverse groups of colleagues, students and community members. The candidate is expected to develop an internationally recognized, externally-funded research program and participate in graduate and undergraduate teaching and mentoring in the areas of their expertise. A strong commitment to collaborative, cross-disciplinary research is especially desirable. The selected candidate will complement existing strengths in the Biology Department at Syracuse University including Evolution and Animal Behavior; Genetics, Genomics and Epigenetics; Neuroscience; Ecology and Plant Biology; and Cell, Molecular and Developmental Biology. The Department of Biology also has strong research and educational ties to the adjacent Upstate Medical University and the State University of New York College of Environmental Science and Forestry.


Teaching, service and research.

The standard teaching load is 1 course in the fall and 1 course in the spring.


Physical Requirements Tools/Equipment Application Instructions

In addition to completing an online application, please upload a (1) cover letter, (2) curriculum vitae, (3) combined research, teaching and diversity statement (upload under “Teaching Philosophy”) and (4) two representative publications (upload under “Other Document”). Please note that named referees will not be immediately contacted. Candidates will be given advance notice by the committee at the time when named referees would be contacted

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Quick Link Job Posting Date 02/04/2021 Application Deadline Open Until Filled Yes Priority Consideration 03/15/2021 Job Category Faculty Message to Applicants

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