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Division of Biology and Biological Engineering

Biology Faculty Position - Organismal Biology

Applications Due:
December 16, 2016


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 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.

If there are any questions during the search process, please contact us at

Instructions for Applicants

  1. Create an account.
  2. Fill out the application form.
  3. After you submit your application form send the link that is provided to your 3-6 references and have them upload their letters of recommendation.
  4. Upload the following documents (as individual files or in one combined pdf):
    • a brief cover letter;
    • curriculum vitae;
    • relevant publications (full pdf copies);
    • a description of proposed research;
    • and a statement of teaching interests.

We are an equal opportunity employer and all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, or national origin, disability status, protected veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by law.

Caltech is committed to working with and providing access and reasonable accommodations to applicants with physical or mental disabilities. To request disability accommodations for any part of the interview or hiring process, please contact 626-395-4952 for assistance or contact