Assistant Professor in Evolutionary Genomics - Department of Ecology and Evolution Biology

We invite applications for a tenure-track assistant professor in Evolutionary Genomics. The department is particularly interested in candidates applying cutting edge genomic approaches in emerging model or non-model systems to address fundamental questions in evolutionary biology. Research examples include genome evolution, genomic responses to climate change and/or species interactions, the genetic and developmental basis of complex traits, and mechanisms underlying speciation and biodiversity. KU’s EEB department, with its close ties to the Biodiversity Institute, Kansas Biological Survey & Center for Ecological Research, and Center for Genomics, provides many opportunities for cross-disciplinary, integrative research. The successful candidate will be expected to develop an externally funded, internationally recognized research program in Evolutionary Genomics and have a demonstrated commitment to excellence in teaching, mentoring and service.


The Department of Ecology and Evolutionary Biology is committed to establishing a work environment of equity and inclusion where diverse cultures, identities and ethnicities are honored and valued. More information can be found on our Diversity page. We especially welcome applicants from groups historically marginalized in the fields of Ecology and Evolutionary Biology. More broadly, The University of Kansas is dedicated to creating a diverse, equitable, and inclusive working and learning environment. Individuals who are committed to furthering these goals are encouraged to apply.


Founded in 1865, KU is the state’s flagship university and as a premier research institution is one of only 34 public members of the prestigious Association of American Universities (AAU). The university enrolls more than 28,000 students with many top ranked graduate programs. The campus is situated in the historic, diverse, and culturally vibrant city of Lawrence, Kansas, 40 minutes from the Kansas City metropolitan area.


Applicants must have a Doctoral degree in relevant field by the time of appointment. Applicants should demonstrate a commitment to excellence in research and teaching as evidenced by accomplishments outlined in CV and written statements. EEB is committed to promoting a diverse, safe, and inclusive work environment and applicants should convey their commitment to these goals in their application statement.


For a complete announcement and to apply online, go to the job posting. A complete online application includes the following materials: cover letter, curriculum vitae, a research statement (up to five pages), a teaching statement (up to two pages), a statement of commitment to diversity, and the names, e-mail addresses, and contact information for at least three references.


First Review of applications will begin November 8, 2021 and will continue until the position is filled. Position inquiries can be directed to search committee chair Dr. Paulyn Cartwright (