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The School of Life Sciences is a creative hub for research and teaching excellence at Arizona State University. Faculty, graduate students, postdoctoral fellows and staff, work together to support an environment of interdisciplinary research that ranges from studies on biodiesel and biohydrogen, to vaccine development and the conservation of whales.

The school is ASU’s first academic unit to reflect ASU President Michael Crow’s vision for the New American University. We offer platforms for collaborative, cutting-edge research and allow faculty discoveries to be freed from institutional boundaries.

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  • Arizona State University is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer committed to excellence through diversity. Women and minorities are encouraged to apply.
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Employment Opportunities

Director / Tenured Professor JOB #12081 

The School of Life Sciences (SOLS) in the College of Liberal Arts and Sciences at Arizona State University (ASU), Tempe Campus, invites applications for Director, with a concurrent appointment as Tenured Professor to start July, 1, 2018. This position will develop and implement a comprehensive plan for SOLS and strategic initiatives related to the faculty, staff, and students, providing leadership, vision, and the capacity to engage faculty across a range of disciplines, while sustaining a culture of collaboration both within and beyond the School, strengthening links with other academic units at ASU, and with the wider community. Minimum qualifications include, a PhD or equivalent in Biology or a closely related field, a distinguished scholarly record commensurate with the rank of Tenured Professor and relevant administrative experience.

  • FTE: 100%
  • Application Deadline: October 13, 2017, but will remain open until filled
  • Rolling: Yes
  • Rolling Reviewed: Weekly

Faculty Position (Assistant / Associate / Full Professor) JOB #12075 

The School of Life Sciences (SOLS) and the Biodesign Center for Mechanisms of Evolution (CME) invite applications for a full time, tenure-track open rank faculty position with an anticipated start date of August 2018. This position will focus on the mechanistic processes underlying evolutionary change. The research focus of the Center will primarily be at the cellular level, with the group being populated by scientists from the areas of cell biology, microbiology, biophysics, biochemistry, and population genetics. Successful candidates will be expected to develop an innovative, extramurally-funded, independent research program; fulfill teaching requirements, and have a commitment to outreach within and outside the University community. 

  • FTE: 100%
  • Application Deadline: September 30, 2017, but will remain open until filled
  • Rolling: Yes
  • Rolling Reviewed: Weekly until initial deadline, bi-weekly after that

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Postdoctoral Scholar Positions #12537

The Biology Education Research Lab in the School of Life Sciences at Arizona State University seeks applicants for 3 postdoctoral research scholars in biology education.  These postdoctoral scholars will join a vibrant community of science education research scholars as part of the Research for Inclusive Science Education (RISE) Center. There are multiple opportunities for professional development and to develop individual interests and projects in biology education research.  Candidates must have: a Ph.D. in biology, science education, or a closely related field,  a research record, and demonstrated interest in discipline-based education research. 

  • FTE: 100%
  • Application Deadline: October 30, 2018
  • Rolling: Yes
  • Rolling Reviewed: Every week

Research Technologist JOB #12533

The school of Life Sciences invites applicants for a research assistant position to help with research related to honey bees including queens and specific stocks/crosses established and maintained by artificial insemination.This will include support in education, maintaining families and apiaries and practical support.

  • FTE: 100%
  • Application Deadline: September 26, 2018
  • Rolling: Yes
  • Rolling Reviewed: Every week

Postdoctoral Research Associate JOB #11557

The Center for Evolution & Medicine (CEM) at Arizona State University invites applications from talented researchers with a recently awarded M.D. or Ph.D. to develop and extend their own independent research agendas in conjunction with CEM faculty and their labs. Fellows will work with mentors to develop skills in the areas of outreach, education and grant writing. The proposed research project is expected to potentially demonstrate the utility of evolutionary sciences for medicine or public health.

  • FTE: 100%
  • Application Deadline: Open until filled
  • Rolling: Yes
  • Rolling Reviewed: Every week