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As part of a university-wide initiative involving the Turkana Basin Institute, the Department of Ecology and Evolution at Stony Brook University invites applications for a tenure-track faculty position at the rank of Assistant Professor whose research concerns vertebrate evolution and/or its ecological and climatological context. Areas of particular interest include, but are not limited to, phylogenetics, comparative vertebrate morphology, vertebrate paleontology, paleoecology, and paleo-community ecology.

This position is one of five faculty lines being created across campus for researchers whose interestsintersect withthegoals and resources of the Turkana Basin Institute. We seek a candidate with the potential to augment or build upon one or more of the Department of Ecology and Evolution’s current research strengths, while taking advantage of Stony Brook’s unique relationship with the Turkana Basin Institute and related programs across campus. The Turkana Basin is a premier site for the discovery and understanding of hominid and vertebrate evolution and the ecological and climatological context of these processes. Candidates need not at present have aresearch program in the Turkana Basin.

We seek a candidate who will be an effective teacher in undergraduate and graduate courses in the areas of ecology and evolution, and who will develop programs that will enhance the department’s tradition of interdisciplinary research. Details of the department’s areas of research emphasis and current facilities may be found at

The successful candidate must have a Ph.D. in ecology and evolution or closely related field at the time of appointment; preference will be given to those with related post-doctoral experience. The successful candidate must also have the clear potential to establish an internationally recognized, externally funded research program that would include mentoring of graduate and undergraduate students.

Applications are due by December 1, 2017 through at (Position ID: 10164). Applications must include a cover letter, CV, research and teaching statements and the names and contact information of three references. Applications should be addressed to Search Committee, Department of Ecology and Evolution, Stony Brook University, Stony Brook, NY, 11794-2100, USA. Questions should be directed to the Chair of the Search Committee, Prof. Jeffrey Levinton (

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