The Department of Integrative Biology at the University of California, Berkeley, is soliciting applications for a tenure track position (Assistant Professor) in ecology and evolution of infectious diseases, including host-parasite interactions. A PhD is required by the date of hire. We are searching broadly, without regard to taxon or system and will consider exceptional individuals who study animal, plant, or microbial systems, including parasites that affect human health. Of special interest is research that integrates empirical studies with theory. Research topics could include the ecology of emerging diseases, ecological determinants of transmission by vectors or abiotic agents, the population dynamics of reservoir species and the impact of climate change on disease dynamics and host-parasite interactions. Other areas of research interest desired are pathogen evolution, evolutionary dynamics of host-pathogen systems, pathogen genomics, or the evolutionary consequences of intervention strategies. Candidates must have a strong interest in teaching and will be expected to contribute to instruction in the broad area of Ecology as well as in their specific area of expertise. We are interested in candidates who will contribute to diversity and equal opportunity in higher education through their teaching, research, and service.
Applications and letters of reference should be submitted online through http://aprecruit.berkeley.edu/apply/JPF00046. Applications should include a curriculum vitae; a list of publications; copies of three significant publications; a brief description of research accomplishments; and a statement detailing research objectives, teaching interests, and service related to increasing participation in higher education by underrepresented groups. In addition, applicants should arrange to have three letters of reference submitted online. All letters will be treated as confidential per University of California policy and California state law. Please refer potential referees, including when letters are provided via a third party (i.e., dossier service or career center), to the UC Berkeley statement of confidentiality: http://apo.chance.berkeley.edu/evalltr.html.
The deadline for applications is November 1, 2012.
UC Berkeley is committed to addressing the family needs of faculty. Women and minority candidates are encouraged to apply.
The University of California is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer.