Indiana University Assistant Professor in Animal Behavior

Posted on September 26, 2023
Expires: January 15, 2024

Tenure Track Faculty Position in Animal Behavior

Indiana University Bloomington

The Department of Biology and Program in Animal Behavior at Indiana University invite applications for a tenure-track faculty position in ANIMAL BEHAVIOR at the level of Assistant Professor. We seek candidates with a conceptually driven research program to complement existing strengths in Biology’s Evolution, Ecology, and Behavior (EEB) Program and the Center for the Integrative Study of Animal Behavior within the Program in Animal Behavior. The specific focus within animal behavior is open, but we especially encourage applicants whose research uses evolutionary or ecological approaches to understand the function and diversity of behavior and/or integrative, biologically informed approaches and modern techniques to understand the physiological mechanisms of behavior. Indiana University is widely recognized for its outstanding interdisciplinary programs in behavior, including the Center for the Integrative Study for Animal Behavior within the Program in Animal Behavior ( and a long-standing NIH Training Program in Common Themes in Reproductive Diversity ( Start date is flexible, from Aug 2024 to Aug 2025.

Applicants must hold a Ph.D. and have postdoctoral experience in relevant fields, with a strong record of research accomplishments. Successful candidates will be expected to develop a vigorous externally funded research program, and to participate in teaching at the undergraduate and graduate levels. The Department of Biology and Program in Animal Behavior are committed to recruiting and retaining diverse faculty, and we strongly encourage applications from members of historically marginalized groups. We also welcome candidates who have demonstrated a commitment to working with people from groups that are underrepresented in STEM, through teaching, mentoring, or administration.

To apply: Submit a 1) Cover Letter; 2) CV; 3) Research Statement (past, present, and future; up to three pages); 4) Teaching statement (up to two pages); 5) a 1-2 page statement on Broader Impacts, highlighting your philosophy, experience, or approach to fostering inclusive environments in your teaching, research, mentorship, or outreach; and 6) names and contact information for three or more references (that we will contact, if needed), by November 15, 2023 via  Please address inquiries concerning the search to Jennifer Tarter at 812-856-3984 or

The College of Arts and Sciences is committed to building and supporting a diverse, inclusive, and equitable community of students and scholars.

Indiana University is an equal employment and affirmative action employer and a provider of ADA services. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment based on individual qualifications. Indiana University prohibits discrimination based on age, ethnicity, color, race, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, genetic information, marital status, national origin, disability status or protected veteran status.

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