Your Next Career Move Is With Us

The School of Life Sciences is a creative hub for research and teaching excellence at Arizona State University. Faculty, graduate students, postdoctoral fellows and staff, work together to support an environment of interdisciplinary research that ranges from studies on biodiesel and biohydrogen, to vaccine development and the conservation of whales.

The school is ASU’s first academic unit to reflect ASU President Michael Crow’s vision for the New American University. We offer platforms for collaborative, cutting-edge research and allow faculty discoveries to be freed from institutional boundaries.

Please read ASU's employment website to search current job openings.

Equal Opportunity

  • Arizona State University is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer committed to excellence through diversity. Women and minorities are encouraged to apply.
  • Please visit Title IX Statement(link is external) for additional information on ASU’s complete non-discrimination statement.
  • See each job posting for contact information.

Faculty

School of Life Sciences Director      

Arizona State University (ASU) announces an international search to recruit a Director for its School of Life Sciences in The College of Liberal Arts and Sciences with a concurrent appointment as tenured Professor. The anticipated start date for this position is July 1, 2022.

ASU is a dynamic, internationally-recognized institution dedicated to interdisciplinary collaborations, rethinking university education, and integrating excellence in research, teaching, and service. ASU serves over 150,000 students across four campuses, has global growth through ASU Online, is diverse in student population and disciplines and is located in one the fastest growing urban centers in the US.

As Director of the School of Life Sciences, this role is expected to provide visionary leadership. This person will work to recruit, develop, and retain exceptional faculty and staff; promote excellence in the graduate and undergraduate programs; develop and build interdisciplinary research and teaching initiatives; support and lead efforts for diversity, equity and inclusion; and expand the School's outreach initiatives. The Director's vision is expected to resonate with the design aspirations of the “New American University”, fostering growth and innovation in the School’s research mission, advancing entrepreneurial opportunities, and enhancing relations within and outside the university community.

The successful candidate will hold a doctorate in biology or a life sciences-related field. This individual will be able to provide a record of professional accomplishments that merit an appointment of tenured professor as well as show experience in a leadership role. This person will also exhibit a commitment to enhancing diversity, equity and inclusion and cultivating and supporting diverse members of the University community.

  • FTE: 100%
  • Application Deadline: Initial deadline Oct. 23, 2021
  • Rolling: Yes
  • Rolling Reviewed: Biweekly
  • Anticipated start date: July 1, 2022
  • To apply send materials to: ASUDirectorSOLS@agbsearch.com

Assistant, Associate or Full Professor, Center for Mechanisms of Evolution          

The School of Life Sciences (SOLS) and the Biodesign Center for Mechanisms of Evolution (CME) at Arizona State University (ASU) invite applications for a full-time, benefits-eligible, tenure-track, open rank faculty position with an anticipated start date of August 16, 2022. Rank and tenure status will be commensurate with experience.

Successful candidates will be expected to develop an innovative, extramurally funded, independent research program; fulfill teaching requirements at both the undergraduate and graduate levels, including mentoring undergraduate and graduate students, and postdoctoral trainees; and have a commitment to outreach and service at levels within and outside the University community. Interaction and collaboration with faculty of SOLS and with other groups in the Biodesign Institute, the School of Molecular Sciences, and the recently announced Mayo Clinic and ASU Alliance for Health Care partnership is encouraged.

  • FTE: 100%
  • Application Deadline: Initial deadline Nov. 7, 2021
  • Rolling: Yes
  • Rolling Reviewed: Biweekly
  • Anticipated start date: Aug. 15, 2022
  • Click here to apply

Lecturer in History of Life Sciences

The School of Life Sciences (SOLS) at Arizona State University (ASU) invites applications for a full-time, benefits-eligible, non-tenure eligible Lecturer position with an anticipated start date of August 2022. Subsequent academic year renewals are contingent upon performance, availability of resources, and the needs of the unit.

Essential duties include, delivering instruction at the undergraduate level, including through in-person and online formats, contributing to curriculum development, supervising and mentor teaching assistants, participating in internal and external committees.

Minimum qualifications include:

PhD or equivalent advanced degree in History of Science, History and Philosophy of Science, or closely related field by time of appointment
College or university teaching experience in one or more of the following subjects: history of the life sciences, history of medicine, biology and society, or history of science, or a closely related subject.

  • FTE: 100%
  • Application Deadline: Initial deadline Mar.13, 2021
  • Rolling: Yes
  • Rolling Reviewed: Biweekly
  • Anticipated start date: Aug., 2022
  • Click here to apply

Lecturer in Physiology

The School of Life Sciences (SOLS) at Arizona State University (ASU) invites applications for a full-time, benefits-eligible, non-tenure-eligible Lecturer position with an anticipated start date August 2022. The position is 80% teaching, 20% service. Subsequent academic year renewals (Aug. 16 to May 15) are contingent on satisfactory performance, availability of resources, and the needs of the unit. Supplementary summer teaching may be available.

The successful candidate will be responsible for teaching and revising undergraduate courses in anatomy and physiology (e.g., BIO 201 & BIO 202 (Human Anatomy and Physiology), BIO 360 (Animal Physiology), BIO 361 (Animal Physiology lab) and related courses. These courses are expected to be taught in both in-person and fully online formats. In addition to teaching, responsibilities will include supervising teaching assistants, developing course materials, and collaborating with other faculty and staff involved in the SOLS educational missions. This person may also be asked to serve the school, college, and university in other service capacities appropriate for the position.

  • FTE: 100%
  • Application Deadline: Initial deadline Mar. 13, 2022
  • Rolling: Yes
  • Rolling Reviewed: Biweekly
  • Anticipated start date: Aug., 2022
  • Click here to apply

Staff

No positions at this time

Research

Postdoctoral Research Scholar: Decision Support for Assessing Pesticide Impacts on ESA Listed Species

The Global Drylands Center (GDC), the Extremes Focal Area and the Sala Lab are seeking a postdoctoral research scholar to lead two types of complementary activities. The postdoctoral research scholar will contribute to synthesis activities within the Global Drylands Center and the Extremes Focal Area in close collaboration with the Director, the Executive Committee and GDC-Extremes members. Synthesis activities will be complemented by the deployment of a field experiment at the Jornada Experimental Range in New Mexico with the objective of understanding interactions between intensity and duration of grazing and drought. The experiment will test the hypothesis that thresholds in rates of grass decline and recovery will be controlled by the interaction of defoliation amount, drought severity, and press duration.

Essential duties include:

  • Collaborate in the activities of the Global Drylands Center and Extremes Focal Area including synthesis, education and outreach.
  • Design and deploy field experiment and collect data in collaboration with lab manager and graduate students
  • Analyze experimental data and write scientific papers associated with the research.
  • Travel to meetings to perform the work and present results.
  • Be an active member in research group activities (e.g., participate in lab meetings, mentor students).

Minimum qualifications:

  • Successful candidates must have at the time of appointment an earned doctorate in a relevant field such as ecology, environmental studies or sustainability science.

Employment type and Application process

  • FTE: 100%
  • Application Deadline: Initial deadline Feb. 22, 2022
  • Rolling: Yes
  • Rolling Reviewed: Biweekly
  • Link to apply

Postdoctoral Research Scholar: Presidential Doctoral Fellowship, Life Sciences for the Benefit of Black Future

The School of Life Sciences at Arizona State University (ASU) invites applications for up to 3 postdoctoral research scholar positions in the life sciences, who seek to advance the university’s commitment to diversity and inclusion and have experience working with and within groups historically underrepresented in higher education in the United States.

Fellows will conduct independent and productive research programs in collaboration with a faculty mentor in the School of Life Sciences, including production of relevant scholarly products and mentoring of students in research. Fellows are also expected to engage with other Fellows in building a peer mentoring community and forwarding the ASU Charter mission of increasing inclusion and diversity.

  • FTE: 100%
  • Application Deadline: Initial deadline June 11, 2021
  • Rolling: Yes
  • Rolling Reviewed: Biweekly
  • Link to apply

Postdoctoral Research Scholar: Decision Support for Assessing Pesticide Impacts on ESA Listed Species

The Global Drylands Center (GDC), the Extremes Focal Area and the Sala Lab are seeking a postdoctoral research scholar. The postdoctoral research scholar will contribute to synthesis activities within the Global Drylands Center and the Extremes Focal Area in close collaboration with the Director, the Executive Committee and GDC-Extremes members. Synthesis activities will be complemented by the deployment of a field experiment at the Jornada Experimental Range in New Mexico with the objective of understanding interactions between intensity and duration of grazing and drought. The experiment will test the hypothesis that thresholds in rates of grass decline and recovery will be controlled by the interaction of defoliation amount, drought severity, and press duration.  

Successful candidates must have at the time of appointment an earned doctorate in a relevant field such as ecology, environmental studies or sustainability science. 

  • FTE: 100%
  • Application Deadline: Initial deadline June 11, 2021
  • Rolling: Yes
  • Rolling Reviewed: Biweekly
  • Link to apply