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POSTDOCTORAL FELLOWSHIP-UT AUSTIN EARLY CAREER FELLOWSHIP PROGRAM

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At UT Austin, we are committed to building a vibrant interdisciplinary community of scholars. If you are an early career researcher, postdoctoral fellow or graduating PhD student interested in pursuing an independent academic career, the UT Austin Provost’s Early Career program could be ideal for you.

This training program is designed to allow you to develop and pursue research and teaching topics upon which you can build a future academic career. Join a broad community committed to fostering your independent career growth in research, teaching, and scholarship. The program will enable you to build a network of emerging scholars like yourself and benefit from the mentorship of top faculty in your field.

As a Provost’s Early Career Fellow, you will join an energetic community of other incoming fellows training in different departments across the university.  In the Department of Integrative Biology, we have designed a 2-year program where you will be mentored in all the different dimensions that make an assistant tenure- track professor successful. Research focus for our program this year is in the areas of evolution, ecology, behavior, genomics, and/or computational biology, focused specifically on candidates whose research supports diverse and underserved communities and/or who have a strong record of improving the diversity of their academic communities.

During year 1, we will support Fellows in the establishment of their research program at UT, the formation of individual development and career plans, and the creation of professional networks both within the Department and nationally. During year 2, we will continue to support research, individual development, and networking goals, and will additionally provide mentorship tailored to initiate a successful faculty position.  Throughout the duration of the program, Fellows will also participate in university-wide training provided by the Provost’s Office to further develop the skills to build a unique research and teaching portfolio.

The funding package that Fellows receive includes a competitive stipend of $67,000/year with fringe benefits and relocation funds. In addition, $10,000/year will be provided for research, travel and professional development.

Qualifications

Applicants must be awarded Ph.D prior to start of the Fellowship. 

Application Instructions

Applicants should submit the following items via Interfolio at apply.interfolio.com/81687:

i) a brief cover letter (max 1 page) summarizing research contributions, providing contact information, and explaining explicitly how the candidate’s research would complement that of the department. Candidates have the option to identify potential research/career mentors, though this is not a requirement

(ii) a CV (max 5 pages)

(iii) a research statement (max 3 pages). This should be a combination of past, ongoing, and future research and should specifically highlight the research areas the candidate would like to develop during the fellowship

(iv) a diversity statement (max 2 pages) addressing past and potential contributions to diversity through research, teaching, and/or service

(v) up to 3 reprints/preprints in one pdf document

(vi) names of three individuals who will write letters of recommendation. Note that letters are not required for initial consideration; candidates will be notified if letters are needed.

Applications received prior to February 6 will be assured of full consideration. For additional information about the department, see https://integrativebio.utexas.edu. We are a vibrant and inclusive community, and we seek candidates who are interested in contributing to diversity and equal opportunity within higher education.

Timeline

Interviews will be conducted in March 2021 and applicants will be informed if they are awarded fellowships by the end of April 2021. Fellows are expected to start in September 2021 with some flexibility for moving and transition needs.

Equal Employment Opportunity Statement

The University of Texas at Austin, as an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer, complies with all applicable federal and state laws regarding nondiscrimination and affirmative action. The University is committed to a policy of equal opportunity for all persons and does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national origin, age, marital status, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, disability, religion, or veteran status in employment, educational programs and activities, and admissions.


  FACULTY POSITION 2020-21 (Open raNK)

The College of Natural Sciences at The University of Texas at Austin invites applications for tenure-track (Assistant Professor) or tenured (Associate Professor or Professor) faculty positions from candidates who are committed to building a diverse and inclusive educational environment. The College is especially interested in and values candidates who have experience working with diverse and underserved populations, and have demonstrated a commitment to improving the diversity of their academic communities. The College views inclusiveness and excellence as interconnected in the work of its faculty. Applications should be routed via the appropriate department within the College of Natural Sciences and all positions are subject to the availability of funding.

The Department of Integrative Biology seeks a candidate whose research interests will strengthen or complement the department’s existing strengths in evolution, ecology, behavior, genomics, and computational biology. We are also interested in candidates whose research program will benefit from the department’s core resources in collections and field stations. Potential applicants are encouraged to explore the research interests of current faculty members on the departmental web site.

Candidates should have a strong research record, including influential publications and demonstrated ability to obtain extramural research funding, and should have a commitment to excellent teaching. We particularly value the use of innovative teaching strategies and experience-based learning. A PhD or equivalent is required at the time of appointment, and postdoctoral research experience is expected.

Applicants should submit the following items via Interfolio at apply.interfolio.com/79958: i) a cover letter with contact information, (ii) a CV, (iii) a research statement, (iv) a teaching statement, (v) a diversity statement addressing past and/or potential contributions to diversity through research, teaching, and/or service, (vi) up to 5 reprints/preprints in one pdf document, and (vii) names of three individuals who will write letters of recommendation. Note that letters are not required for initial consideration; candidates will be notified if letters are needed. Applications received prior to November 15 will be assured of full consideration. For additional information about the department, see https://integrativebio.utexas.edu. We are a vibrant and inclusive community, and we seek candidates who are interested in contributing to diversity and equal opportunity within higher education.

The University of Texas at Austin, as an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer, complies with all applicable federal and state laws regarding nondiscrimination and affirmative action. The University is committed to a policy of equal opportunity for all persons and does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national origin, age, marital status, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, disability, religion, or veteran status in employment, educational programs and activities, and admissions.