The Center for Evolution & Medicine and the School of Life Sciences at Arizona State University (ASU) invite applications for a full time open‐rank, tenured or tenure track faculty position. Rank and tenure status will be commensurate with experience. The anticipated start date is August, 2020.
The Center for Evolution and Medicine seeks a researcher who will advance our Precision Medicine 2.0 vision and build the evidence that evolutionary approaches produce better health outcomes (http://evmed.asu.edu/research). We value equity and inclusion in our research, teaching, and outreach. All approaches are welcome including field, clinical, lab‐based, or computational research. Clinical relevance and potential collaborations in clinical settings are encouraged. Preference will be given to candidates who enhance the Center’s current strategic research efforts (the role of sex differences in reproduction and health outcome, processes that buffer non-industrial populations from cardiometabolic diseases, mechanisms of disease tolerance and resistance, and/or long-term coevolution of humans and pathogens), and/or lead a new team-based strategic initiative. Evidence of effective teaching and interest in teaching evolutionary medicine and engaging in outreach is desired. Learn more about what The College of Liberal Arts and Sciences has to offer by visiting https://thecollege.asu.edu/faculty.
This position is part of an ASU presidential initiative to advance the field of evolutionary medicine. ASU is an institution that rewards transdisciplinary, team research and innovation. The Center for Evolution and Medicine currently includes faculty members from the School of Life Sciences, School of Human Evolution and Social Change, the Department of Psychology, and the School of Mathematical and Statistical Sciences. ASU has clinical partnerships with providers including the Mayo Clinic and Banner Hospitals and has successfully obtained clinical privileges for practicing physicians with local care providers. Newly remodeled facilities include offices, collaboration spaces, meeting rooms and laboratories in the Center for Evolution and Medicine that encourage interactions and provide space for events.
The successful candidate will be expected to develop or maintain an innovative, independent, extramurally funded research program, provide inclusive classroom instruction, contribute to curriculum development, mentor students and postdoctoral fellows, interact with a transdisciplinary group of colleagues, and provide service to the department, college and university. A competitive start‐up package will be provided.
Minimum Qualifications: a doctoral degree or an MD by the time of appointment, a track record of successful research, and an interest in using evolutionary biology to address questions about health and disease. Candidates for rank of Associate or Full Professor must have a demonstrated record of extramural funding.
Desired Qualifications: publications in refereed journals; experience working in a transdisciplinary, team environment; capacity to enhance one or more of the Center’s strategic research efforts or to generate a new transdisciplinary, team science effort consistent with the Center’s goals; ability to conduct laboratory-based research; access to or capacity to generate clinically relevant populations; demonstrated excellence in teaching and/or mentoring; demonstrated success of inclusive research and education, for example, by meeting the needs of diverse student populations and/or engaging with diverse communities.
The application deadline is November 19, 2019. For details and the application procedure, click here.