Research Assistant Professor in Arthropod Biodiversity (USA) ~

6 de julio de 2019

Research Assistant Professor in Arthropod Biodiversity (USA)

Research Assistant Professor in Arthropod Biodiversity, beginning in September 2019.

Position Summary: A Research Assistant Professor position (non-tenure
track) in Arthropod Biodiversity is available in the laboratory of
Dr. Duane McKenna ( in association with
the newly established University of Memphis Center for Biodiversity
Research. Researchers working in all areas of arthropod biodiversity
science will be considered, including biodiversity surveys and
inventories, conservation, ecology, evolution, genetics, genomics, and
systematics. The primary responsibilities of this position are McKenna
lab and CBio research development; however, the successful applicant
will also be encouraged to design and lead research projects of their
own. The initial appointment is for one year, renewable for at least
two additional years, contingent upon satisfactory annual performance
evaluations and availability of funding.

The McKenna Lab: We study insect systematics, genomics, evolution and
diversity. Focal areas of study include the phylogeny and evolution of
beetles (order Coleoptera) and other insects, the evolution and genomic
basis of plant-feeding in beetles, and interactions between insects and
plants on ecological and evolutionary time scales.

Salary: Commensurate with experience.
Start date: On or after Sept. 3, 2019.
Application deadline: The position is open until filled, but the committee
will begin reviewing applications on Monday, July 15, 2019.  For more
info. and to apply, visit:
Contact for questions: Duane McKenna (

The University of Memphis is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative
Action Employer. We urge all qualified applicants to apply for this
position. Appointment will be based on qualifications as they relate to
position requirements without regard to race, color, national origin,
religion, age, sex, disability or veteran status.

Duane McKenna PhD
William Hill Professor of Biology
Director, Center for Biodiversity Research
Co-Director, Agriculture & Food Technologies
Research Cluster, FedEx Institute of Technology
University of Memphis
Memphis, TN 38152

Find your job here