Vertebrate Biology Faculty Position in Provo, UT

$80K - $100K(Ladders Estimates)

Brigham Young University   •  

Provo, UT 84601

Industry: Education, Government & Non-Profit


Not Specified years

Posted 4 days ago

Job Title: Vertebrate Biology Faculty Position (CFS Professorial)

Classification: CFS Professorial Full-time Faculty

Department/College: Biology

Desired Start Date: 08/27/2020

Job Close Date: 10/11/2019

Required Degree: PhD, post-doctoral experience in Vertebrate Biology or related area

Required degree must be obtained by the start date.

Experience: The Department of Biology at Brigham Young University seeks to fill a full-time, Continuing Faculty Status (BYUs equivalent to tenure-track) position focusing on Vertebrate Biology. Qualified applicants with a PhD, post-doctoral experience, and demonstrated expertise in Vertebrate Biology are encouraged to apply. (CFS-Professorial)

Duties/Expectations: We seek a colleague who shows the potential to become an exceptional teacher who can contribute to our curriculum by teaching animal diversity and other courses in their area of concentration. Candidates should have a familiarity with and an aptitude for student-centered, science-based instruction. Candidates will have a demonstrated ability to conduct research in vertebrate biology with a focus on systematics, evolution, or ecology of vertebrates. It is expected that the successful applicant will be appointed curator in one of the four vertebrate research collections (fishes, reptiles/amphibians, birds or mammals) in the Monte L. Bean Life Sciences Museum and will help build that collection through her/his specimen-based research. The successful applicant will be expected to maintain an externally funded research program involving both undergraduate and graduate students.

Instructions to Applicants: The department offers competitive start-up packages and an initial, one-year reduced teaching load for new faculty. Interested persons should apply online at by completing a faculty application, and attaching a current CV and statements of teaching and research interests.

Questions may be directed to: Dr. Mark C. Belk, Vertebrate Biology Faculty Search 4102 LSB BYU-Department of Biology Provo, UT 84602, USA (

The review process will begin October 11, 2019. Additional department and college information is available at: . Brigham Young University, an equal opportunity employer. All faculty are required to abide by the university's Honor Code and Dress & Grooming Standards. Preference is given to qualified candidates who are members in good standing of the affiliated church, The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. Successful candidates are expected to support and contribute to the academic and religious missions of the university within the context of the principles and doctrine of the affiliated church.

Information required at the time of application – Please list the contact information for three recommenders on the faculty application. They may be contacted and required to submit their letters of reference electronically at some point during the selection process.

Document(s) required at the time of application - Please attach your updated Curriculum Vitae, cover letter, teaching statement, and research statement to the faculty application.

Valid Through: 2019-11-6