Biology Faculty Position - Organismal

The Division of Biology and Biological Engineering at the California Institute of Technology is seeking outstanding candidates for a tenure-track professorial position in the general area of multicellular organismal biology. Research areas of interest include, but are not restricted to development, physiology, behavior, biomechanics, and evolution. Applicants whose research covers different scales of biological organization – from cellular mechanisms to ecosystems – are particularly encouraged to apply.

Successful applicants are expected to develop innovative research programs and to be committed to high quality teaching. Preference will be given to candidates at the assistant professor level; however, under extraordinary circumstances, applicants at the associate or full professor level may also be considered.  The term of an initial untenured appointment is for four years and is contingent upon completion of the Ph.D. degree.

Please submit on-line application at and include a brief cover letter, curriculum vitae, relevant publications, a description of proposed research, and a statement of teaching interests.  Instructions will be given for submission of letters of reference when you apply on-line.

Positions will remain open until filled; however, applicants for the assistant professor level should plan on completing an application by Dec 16, 2016, in order to attend a recruiting symposium at Caltech on Feb 2, 2017, where they will present their research and future directions.

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