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(Archived) Assistant Professor - Evolutionary Biology

Last Updated: 11/26/22

Job Description

Assistant Professor

Evolutionary Biologist

Department of Biology

College of Arts and Sciences


Adelphi University's Department of Biology invites applications for a tenure-track position for an evolutionary biologist to begin fall 2023.


  1. Teaching responsibilities will include an undergraduate first-year major's course (organismal biology, evolution and ecology), evolution both at the undergraduate and graduate level, and undergraduate and graduate courses in the candidate's area of expertise.
  2. The successful applicant will have a commitment to teaching students from diverse cultural backgrounds and demonstrated excellence as a teacher, plus a record of significant research accomplishment and the potential to develop a fundable independent research program involving undergraduate and master's students.
  3. Some research release time is available pre-tenure.
  4. The successful applicant will join an active, engaged, and collegial department spanning all areas of biology. Opportunities for collaboration exist within the university as well as in the NY metropolitan area.

  1. A Ph.D. is required and postdoctoral experience is highly preferred.
  2. Candidates with expertise in the areas of phylogenetics and/or bioinformatics/computational biology will be preferred.

  1. Applicants should submit the following, all merged into one document: cover letter, statement of teaching interests and philosophy, statement of research background and interests, a statement of incorporating diversity, equity and inclusion in teaching and research (all 1-3 pages each), CV, and the names and contact information for 3 references.
  2. Deadline for applications: November 18, 2022.


Adelphi University, New York, is a highly awarded, nationally ranked, powerfully connected doctoral research university dedicated to transforming students' lives through small classes with world-class faculty, hands-on learning and innovative ways to support academic and career success. Adelphi offers exceptional liberal arts and sciences programs and professional training, with particular strength in our Core Four—Arts and Humanities, STEM and Social Sciences, the Business and Education Professions, and Health and Wellness. Recognized as a Best College by U.S. News & World Report, Adelphi is Long Island's oldest private coeducational university, serving more than 7,500 students at its beautiful main campus in Garden City, at learning hubs in Manhattan, the Hudson Valley and Suffolk County, and online. The University offers students 75 undergraduate programs, more than 70 master's degree and doctoral programs, and 55 certificate programs in the liberal arts, the sciences and professional training. With powerful partnerships throughout the New York area, more than 118,000 graduates across the country, a growing enrollment of students from 44 states and 65 countries, and rising rankings from top publications and organizations, Adelphi is a dynamic community that plays a leadership role on Long Island and in the region.


The College of Arts and Sciences at Adelphi University is a community of educators, learners, and citizens firmly committed to the principles of diversity, equity, and inclusion. We believe that these principles enrich our entire community, foster healthy discussions, improve decision-making, and enhance the educational environment and outcomes of our students. We support initiatives, activities, discussions, and practices that uphold the equitable treatment of all members of our community and strengthen their sense of belonging at Adelphi. We relentlessly strive to become a model for a socially just and inclusive institution.

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