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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.

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 for additional information on ASU’s complete non-discrimination statement.
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Employment Opportunities

ASU/School of Life Sciences/Instructor in Physiology   

The School of Life Sciences (SOLS) invites applications for a full-time, benefits-eligible Instructor position in Physiology with an anticipated start date August 2021. We seek an individual who is dedicated to excellence in teaching; is invested in developing inclusive curricula and teaching approaches to support the success of our diverse students, many of whom are underrepresented in STEM disciplines. The successful candidate will be responsible for developing and teaching existing and new undergraduate courses in anatomy and physiology, Animal Physiology and other related courses both on-campus and online.

  • FTE: 100%
  • Application Deadline: February 18, 2021
  • Initial closing date: April 4, 2021
  • Rolling: Yes
  • Rolling Reviewed: Weekly
  • Link to apply

ASU/School of Life Sciences/Instructor in General Biology-Barrett 

The School of Life Sciences (SOLS) and Barrett, The Honors College (BHC) at Arizona State University (ASU) invite applications for a full-time, benefits-eligible Instructor position in General Biology with an anticipated start date of August, 2021. We seek an individual who is dedicated to excellence in teaching; is invested in developing inclusive curricula and teaching approaches to support the success of our diverse students, many of whom belong to underrepresented demographics in STEM disciplines. The successful candidate will work with both Barrett and School of Life Sciences. Please refer to the above link for more details about specific expectations.

  • FTE: 100%
  • Application Deadline: February 18, 2021
  • Initial closing date: April 4, 2021
  • Rolling: Yes
  • Rolling Reviewed: Weekly
  • Link to apply

ASU/School of Life Sciences/Instructor in Evolution

The School of Life Sciences (SOLS) invites applications for a full-time, benefits-eligible instructor position in Evolution. The anticipated start date August 2021. We seek an individual who is dedicated to excellence in teaching; is invested in developing inclusive curricula and teaching approaches to support the success of our diverse students, many of whom are underrepresented in STEM disciplines. The successful candidate will be responsible for developing and teaching existing and new undergraduate courses in evolutionary biology. These courses are expected to be taught on-campus and online. In addition to teaching, other responsibilities will include supervising graduate teaching assistants and developing course materials with other faculty and staff.

  • FTE: 100%
  • Application Deadline: February 18, 2021
  • Initial closing date: April 4, 2021
  • Rolling: Yes
  • Rolling Reviewed: Weekly
  • Link to apply

ASU/School of Life Sciences/Lecturer in Ecology and Conservation

The School of Life Sciences (SOLS) invites applications for a full-time, benefits-eligible Lecturer position to develop and teach in-person and online courses in the Conservation Biology and Ecology undergraduate degree program. The anticipated start date for this position is August 2021. We seek an individual who is dedicated to excellence in teaching; is invested in developing inclusive curricula and teaching approaches to support the success of our students, many of whom are underrepresented in STEM disciplines. In addition to teaching, other responsibilities will include supervising graduate teaching assistants and developing courses materials with other faculty and staff.

  • FTE: 100%
  • Application Deadline: February 18, 2021
  • Initial closing date: April 4, 2021
  • Rolling: Yes
  • Rolling Reviewed: Weekly
  • Link to apply

ASU/School of Life Sciences/Lecturer in Bioethics

The School of Life Sciences (SOLS) invites applications for a full-time, benefits-eligible Lecturer position in Bioethics with an anticipated start date August 2021. The successful candidate will be responsible for developing and teaching existing and new undergraduate courses in bioethics (e.g., BIO 312, BIO 416, and related courses). In addition to teaching, responsibilities will include supervising teaching assistants and developing course materials with other faculty and staff.

  • FTE: 100%
  • Application Deadline: February 01, 2021, but will remain open until filled
  • Rolling: Yes
  • Rolling Reviewed: Weekly
  • Link to apply

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Postdoctoral Research Associate JOB #16657

The School of Life Sciences at Arizona State University invites applications for a Postdoctoral Research Scholar to contribute to the development of a graduate scholars network, Earth System Science for the Anthropocene (ESSA). Approximately half the time will be spent researching and developing programs within the School of Life Sciences including diversity programs and half of the time will be spent carrying out research. For more details please refer to the description link above under "description".

Successful candidates must have an earned doctorate in a relevant field at the time of appointment and must demonstrate their dedication to principles of justice, equity, diversity, and inclusion. Working with interdisciplinary teams, a strong record of scholarly achievement, and excellent communication skills are also required. For more details please refer to the description link above under "minimum qualifications".

  • FTE: 100%
  • Application Deadline: Initial deadline Mar. 15, 2021
  • Rolling: Yes
  • Rolling Reviewed: Biweekly
  • Link to apply

Postdoctoral Research Associate JOB #16464

The School of Life Sciences at Arizona State University invites applications for a full-time, fiscal-year appointment as a Postdoctoral Research Fellow in the Human Obesity and Metabolism Laboratory of Christos Katsanos, PhD. Candidates must be within five years from receipt of their doctoral degree. The laboratory’s focus is on human metabolism, with specific interest in understanding the biology of the skeletal muscle proteome phenotype in humans with obesity.

  • FTE: 100%
  • Application Deadline: Open until filled
  • Rolling: Yes
  • Rolling Reviewed: Biweekly
  • Link to apply