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Mendel Science Experience Postdoctoral Fellow

Villanova University’s Department of Biology invites applications for a MSEPF position in the field of behavioral ecology. Initial appointment will cover the Spring 2021 semester, then continuing for two subsequent academic years by mutual agreement between the Fellow, Mentor, and the Department; continuation for one additional year is possible also. The successful candidate will contribute to the vibrant curriculum of the department at both the undergraduate and graduate levels; initial teaching responsibilities will include graduate Behavioral Ecology and a senior capstone seminar; teaching in later semesters will include Genealogy for non-science majors and additional courses in the candidate’s specialty. The MSEPF will conduct research in avian behavioral ecology under the mentorship of Dr. Robert Curry ( ). Visit for additional information about the department and Frequently Asked Questions for job candidates. Ph.D. required. Applications must be submitted online at and include a cover letter, complete curriculum vitae, teaching statement, a statement of contribution to the mission, undergraduate and graduate transcripts, and at least 3 letters of recommendation. Review of applications will begin 20 Dec 2020; the starting date will be late Jan 2021.

Villanova is a Catholic university sponsored by the Augustinian order. Diversity and inclusion have been and will continue to be an integral component of Villanova University’s mission. The University is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer and seeks candidates who understand, respect and can contribute to the University’s mission and values.