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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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  • Arizona State University is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer committed to excellence through diversity. Women and minorities are encouraged to apply.
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Employment Opportunities

Academic Associate JOB #12442

The School of Life Sciences at Arizona State University invites applications for part-time supporting instructors for the 2018-19 academic year. Responsibilities include supporting instructors, assistance with grading, addressing student questions and may include on-line courses. Course topics include General Biology, Animal Behavior, Animal Physiology, Microbiology, Genetics, and Evolution. The successful candidate will have a master's degree in biology or a related field by time of appointment. A PhD in biology or related field and undergraduate teaching experience is preferred but not required. 

  • FTE: 100%
  • Application Deadline: July 1, 2018, but will remain open until filled
  • Rolling: Yes
  • Rolling Reviewed: Every two weeks

Instructor (FSC) JOB #12443 

The School of Life Sciences at Arizona State University is seeking a highly motivated individual with knowledge of biological principles including cell biology, genetics, and evolution to fill an instructor position in biology that includes teaching classes both in the classroom and online. This is a fiscal year appointment that is benefits-eligible with no tenure implications. The successful applicant will have a master’s degree in Biology or closely related field at time of appointment and teaching experience. A PhD in Biology or closely related field and/or experience in course management systems and online homework systems preferred, but not required.

  • FTE: 100%
  • Application Deadline: July 14, 2018, but will remain open until filled
  • Rolling: Yes
  • Rolling Reviewed: Weekly

Director / Tenured Professor JOB #12081 

The School of Life Sciences (SOLS) in the College of Liberal Arts and Sciences at Arizona State University (ASU), Tempe Campus, invites applications for Director, with a concurrent appointment as Tenured Professor to start July, 1, 2018. This position will develop and implement a comprehensive plan for SOLS and strategic initiatives related to the faculty, staff, and students, providing leadership, vision, and the capacity to engage faculty across a range of disciplines, while sustaining a culture of collaboration both within and beyond the School, strengthening links with other academic units at ASU, and with the wider community. Minimum qualifications include, a PhD or equivalent in Biology or a closely related field, a distinguished scholarly record commensurate with the rank of Tenured Professor and relevant administrative experience.

  • FTE: 100%
  • Application Deadline: October 13, 2017, but will remain open until filled
  • Rolling: Yes
  • Rolling Reviewed: Weekly

Faculty Position (Assistant / Associate / Full Professor) JOB #12075 

The School of Life Sciences (SOLS) and the Biodesign Center for Mechanisms of Evolution (CME) invite applications for a full time, tenure-track open rank faculty position with an anticipated start date of August 2018. This position will focus on the mechanistic processes underlying evolutionary change. The research focus of the Center will primarily be at the cellular level, with the group being populated by scientists from the areas of cell biology, microbiology, biophysics, biochemistry, and population genetics. Successful candidates will be expected to develop an innovative, extramurally-funded, independent research program; fulfill teaching requirements, and have a commitment to outreach within and outside the University community. 

  • FTE: 100%
  • Application Deadline: September 30, 2017, but will remain open until filled
  • Rolling: Yes
  • Rolling Reviewed: Weekly until initial deadline, bi-weekly after that

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Postdoctoral Research Associate JOB #12388

The Biology Education Research Lab in the School of Life Sciences at Arizona State University seeks a postdoctoral research scholar in biology education.  This is part of a NSF-funded project to explore biases in instructor exams in introductory biology courses and how exams could be modified to help them be more accurate and fair measures of student understanding.

Requirements are a Ph.D. in biology, science education, statistics, measurement or a closely related field, a research record, teaching experience, and demonstrated interest in discipline-based education research. The postdoctoral scholar will be part of a NSF-funded collaborative team of researchers including: Dr. Sara Brownell, Dr. Christian Wright and Dr. Min Li.

  • FTE: 100%
  • Application Deadline: Open until filled; initial review will begin on May 14, 2018
  • Rolling: Yes
  • Rolling Reviewed: Every week

Postdoctoral Research Associate JOB #12382

The Social Insect Research Group in the School of Life Sciences at Arizona State University invites applications for a postdoctoral research position investigating eusocial insects to inspire novel control strategies for heterogeneous swarms.

The successful candidate will be responsible for designing and carrying out lab and field experiments on organizational strategies of social insect colonies in foraging, aggression, and other contexts. Theis position will also help coordinate with collaborators to use experimental results for development of new control policies.

Applicants must have a PhD in a related field by the time of appointment. Ideal candidates will have a background in the empirical study of insect behavior.
  • FTE: 100%
  • Application Deadline: Open until filled; initial review will begin on May 4, 2018
  • Rolling: Yes
  • Rolling Reviewed: Every two weeks 

Postdoctoral Research Associate JOB #11557

The Center for Evolution & Medicine (CEM) at Arizona State University invites applications from talented researchers with a recently awarded M.D. or Ph.D. to develop and extend their own independent research agendas in conjunction with CEM faculty and their labs. Fellows will work with mentors to develop skills in the areas of outreach, education and grant writing. The proposed research project is expected to potentially demonstrate the utility of evolutionary sciences for medicine or public health.

  • FTE: 100%
  • Application Deadline: Open until filled
  • Rolling: Yes
  • Rolling Reviewed: Every week