Postdoctoral Fellowships in Cellular & Molecular Biology and Ecological-Evolutionary-Organismal Biology
Villanova University Department of Biology invites applications for two postdoctoral fellowship positions (50% research and 50% teaching), one in each of the general fields of Cellular & Molecular Biology and Ecological-Evolutionary-Organismal Biology. The successful candidate will establish a productive research collaboration with an established faculty member and have opportunities to teach both at the introductory level and in advanced courses in an area of expertise. To apply online, go to https://jobs.villanova.edu (Faculty- Tenure Track and Visiting). Applications should include a complete curriculum vita, statement of research (with ideas for research with a faculty mentor here), statement of teaching philosophy/approach, undergraduate and graduate transcripts, and three letters of recommendation. Applicants are invited to contact potential faculty mentors (see below for list). For more information about the department in general, visit http://www.villanova.edu/artsci/biology. Deadline for applications is 7 November 2016 but review will continue until positions are filled. The desired starting date is January 2017 but a start date in summer or August 2017 will be considered.
Postdoctoral positions in the Department of Biology have several advantages, and are an excellent way to prepare for a tenure-track position at many universities and colleges. Our former departmental postdocs have been very successful in landing academic positions across a wide range of colleges and universities. As a Postdoctoral Fellow, you will:
- Develop and maintain a productive research collaboration with an established faculty member in the department.
- Develop credentials in teaching at both the undergraduate and graduate levels. Teach in both lecture and laboratory settings at both the introductory and advanced level in your area of expertise to students who are highly motivated and capable.
- Participate in the academic life of the department by serving as an undergraduate research mentor, serving on a departmental committee, and attending faculty meetings.
- Enhance your background in curriculum development by promoting the personal and professional development of undergraduate and graduate students and fostering critical thinking and problem solving, all within a context of a liberal arts education, helping students become future leaders that contribute to their field and society.
Potential Research Advisors
Anil Bamezai Immunology
Aaron Bauer Systematics, evolutionary morphology, and historical biogeography of amphibians and reptiles
Samantha Chapman Ecosystem ecology
Robert Curry Evolutionary and behavioral ecology
Angela DiBenedetto Molecular and developmental genetics; Epigenetics
Todd Jackman Population genetics, evolutionary ecology, herpetology
J. Adam Langley Global change ecology
John Olson Metabolic and muscle physiology; Ecological physiology
Michael Russell Evolutionary and reproductive ecology of marine invertebrates
Louise Russo Cell biology, reproductive physiology
Troy Shirangi Neural circuit structure, function and development
Dennis Wykoff Evolution of signal transduction pathways in yeast
Elaine Youngman Noncoding RNA Biology
Matthew Youngman Biology of aging; immunosenescence
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.