The Center for Evolution and Medicine at ASU has an opening for a Postdoctoral Research Associate in Evolution & Medicine: Evolution education and curriculum development in evolutionary medicine

Reference #12284  Full-time Salary $48,000

The Center for Evolution & Medicine (CEM) and the Biology Education Research Lab at Arizona State University (ASU) invite applications for a Postdoctoral Research Associate to pursue projects related to evolution education research and the development and testing of evidence-based evolutionary medicine curriculum materials. The position offers opportunities for both education research, and practical development and implementation of new kinds of online resources for the field.

Candidates must have a Ph.D. in anthropology, biology or other natural science or science education field that provides an extensive background in evolutionary biology. Cross‐training and experience in education is desirable. Candidates with experience in the following are preferred: developing and accessing education resources. The successful candidates will have a commitment to science education, must have outstanding writing and organizational skills, demonstrated capacity for independence and innovation, and the ability to work as part of a team. Applicants cannot have had more than five years of previous postdoctoral experience, nor have been employed previously as an assistant professor, associate professor or professor on the tenure track. Nominees who are non- US citizens are encouraged to apply, and will need to be eligible for a J-1 Scholar visa status for the duration of the Fellowship. CEM does not support H1B visa status. A background check is required for employment.

Postdocs will receive a salary of $48,000 and will have access to funding of up to $6,500 per annum to support their research, of which $1500 may be allocated for moving expenses. The initial closing date for receipt of complete applications is April 1, 2018; applications will be reviewed weekly thereafter until the search is closed. The earliest anticipated start date is July 2018, the latest is January 2019. This is a full-time (1.0 FTE) benefits-eligible, fiscal year (July 1 – June 30) appointment. Renewal is possible on an annual basis contingent on satisfactory performance, availability of resources, and the needs of the program. A background check is required for employment. For additional information and policies regarding postdoctoral scholars at ASU, please see .

To apply, please email a single pdf document to that contains:

  • a letter of application that states your interest in and qualifications for the position
  • a curriculum vitae
  • copies of up to three representative research publications
  • names of three references

Please use 11 point Times font with 1 inch margins and 1.5 line spacing for all items except the CV. The postdoctoral research associate will join a vibrant community of educators and researchers at ASU committed to evidence-based teaching. The Center for Evolution and Medicine, led by Dr. Randolph Nesse, is a university‐wide presidential initiative whose mission is to establish evolutionary biology as an essential basic science for medicine. As a worldwide hub for evolutionary medicine, the Center for Evolution and Medicine is committed to developing evidence-based teaching resources, curricula, and degree programs for evolutionary medicine. The Biology Education Research Lab is led by Dr. Sara Brownell and is a team of biology education researchers who are committed to improving the way we teach undergraduate biology, including evolution education. For additional information on the Center for Evolution & Medicine, visit For additional information on the Biology Education Research Lab, visit

For additional information on the position, please contact Jennifer Vazquez, Assistant Director, at

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