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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.

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Employment Opportunities

School of Life Sciences Director JOB #16885 

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 

 

 

Learning Technology Specialist

Due to the rapid growth of immersion and online programs at the ASU School of Life Sciences, the Teaching Innovation Center (TIC) is seeking a talented, service-oriented Learning Technologies Specialist to support instructors with educational technology. Applicants should be motivated to elevate and optimize teaching and learning experiences with the use of effective and innovative technologies.

The Teaching Innovation Center is an embedded instructional design team that assists with new course development in a variety of modalities, leads technology pilots and reviews, oversees instructional technology initiatives to ensure effective and sustainable practices, and provides professional development for instructors and teaching assistants. The School of Life Sciences is considered a leading innovator in the areas of adaptive learning and virtual reality for science curriculum development.

Associates degree in Technology, Instructional Design, Communications, or closely related AND two (2) years web content, graphic design or electronic publishing; OR, any equivalent combination of experience and/or education from which comparable knowledge, skills and abilities have been achieved.

  • FTE: 100%
  • Application Deadline: Initial deadline Nov. 19, 2021
  • Rolling: Yes
  • Rolling Reviewed: Biweekly
  • Apply here

Instructional Designer

Due to the rapid growth of immersion and online programs at the ASU School of Life Sciences, the Teaching Innovation Center (TIC) is seeking a talented Instructional Designer to support our instructors with building evidence-based and inclusive teaching practices into their immersion, hybrid and online courses.

Applicants should be passionate about creating high-quality biology courses in which diverse students are able to succeed. They should be able to clearly communicate current higher education trends and apply them to a variety of experiential learning situations including online, active-learning, problem-based and adaptive assignments, Course-based Undergraduate Research Experiences (CUREs) and lab courses.

The Teaching Innovation Center is an embedded instructional design team that assists with new course development in a variety of modalities, leads innovative content design, oversees instructional initiatives from the school to ensure effective, inclusive and sustainable practices, and provides engaging professional development for instructors and teaching assistants in a variety of formats. The School of Life Sciences is considered a leading innovator in the areas of adaptive learning and virtual reality for STEM curriculum development that supports students with diverse needs.

Bachelor’s degree in Education or a related field. Three (3) years of providing learning/instructional design and/or technology development services. Or, any equivalent combination of experience or education from which comparable knowledge, skills and abilities have been achieved.

  • FTE: 100%
  • Application Deadline: Initial deadline Dec. 1, 2021
  • Rolling: Yes
  • Rolling Reviewed: Biweekly
  • Apply here

Postdoc Research Scholar: Differential Success in Biodiversity Knowledge Commons

The School of Life Sciences at Arizona State University is seeking a postdoctoral fellow to participate in a research project describing and explaining differential outcomes among collaborative, distributed communities of scientists leading biodiversity data commons on a shared software platform. The postdoc will lead ASU projects within the context of a collaborative grant between ASU and Purdue University to investigate the structures, functions, and outcomes of multi-institutional collaborations to digitize, curate and publish observations of biological species from museum collections and citizen science projects.

Successful candidates must have at the time of appointment an earned doctorate in a relevant field, (See link above for more details), demonstrate training and expertise in qualitative data collection and analysis and demonstrate success or evidence to work effectively in interdisciplinary teams, a strong record of scholarly achievement, and excellent communication skills.

  • FTE: 100%
  • Application Deadline: Initial deadline is Nov. 22, 2021
  • Rolling: Yes
  • Rolling Reviewed: Biweekly
  • Link to apply

Postdoc Research Scholar JOB #16927 

The School of Life Sciences at Arizona State University invites applications for a full-time, postdoctoral fellow to study the neurophysiological mechanisms of hearing and balance to start in December, 2021. The goal of the Balmer Lab is to discover how brain circuits function and how they contribute to hearing and balance. We investigate neurophysiological mechanisms on multiple levels of analysis, utilizing in vitro acute brain slice electrophysiology to study synapses, viral tracing to study brain circuitry and in vivo electrophysiology to study how cells and circuits underlie hearing and balance.

Successful candidates must have at the time of appointment an earned doctorate in a relevant field such as neuroscience, biology, physiology, and must demonstrate their dedication to research and scholarship. They must also have the capacity to work effectively in a research laboratory, a strong record of scholarly achievement, excellent communication skills, strong technical abilities and be independent, curious and motivated.

  • FTE: 100%
  • Application Deadline: Initial deadline is Nov. 1, 2021
  • Rolling: Yes
  • Rolling Reviewed: Biweekly
  • Link to apply

Research Professional JOB #16880  

The School of Life Sciences at Arizona State University (ASU) and Biodiversity Knowledge Integration Center (BioKIC) invites applications for an Assistant Research Professional who will serve as the Biodiversity Data Systems Administrator and Programmer for a project running through 2026 to facilitate the digitization, use and impact of biocollections data using Symbiota software used to support hundreds of collections and promote cross-network collaborations and training. 

Specific duties include developing and sustaining the Symbiota Support Hub protal infrastructure and services, coordinating acitivites with participating members, performing routine server management duties, and other technical support. Minimum qualifications include a bachelor's degree in Computer Science or related field and two youar of systems and/or applications programing experience with an emphasis in informatics.   

  • FTE: 100%
  • Application Deadline: Initial deadline October 4, 2021
  • Rolling: Yes
  • Rolling Reviewed: Biweekly
  • Link to apply

Postdoctoral Research Scholar JOB #86780 

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