Call for a theoretician for a tenure-track position at the School of Zoology

The School of Zoology invites applications from exceptional candidates in the fields of theoretical ecology, evolution, and behaviour, for a tenure-track position opening in October 2020. Applications from candidates that develop theory in the other disciplines of the school are also welcome.

19 February 2020
Charles Robert Darwin by John Collier (1883)
Charles Robert Darwin by John Collier (1883)


Tel-Aviv University is the largest and most scientifically diverse University in Israel . The appointment is tenure-tracked, with a fixed term of 5 years, designed to enable early career scientists to become tenured group leaders and to develop an independent, internationally leading research group. Candidates are also expected to contribute to the student learning experience through teaching undergraduate and graduate courses and through their research and personal tutoring. Upon acceptance, the fellow will be provided with start-up funds and support with student scholarships. Joining fellows will also benefit from training in research management.


The School of Zoology is the largest and most diverse institute for zoological research in Israel. Among the school's resources are the Meier Segals Garden for Zoological Research and the Steinhardt Museum for Natural history. The 23 researchers in the school cover many field of research including ecology, biogeography, comparative physiology, conservation, neuroethology, behaviour, behavioural ecology, evolution, systematics and taxonomy. The school currently has 70 MSc students, 80 PhD students and 20 post-docs many of whom are international. Candidates must have a strong publication record and a clear research vision.


Accepted fellows are expected to raise external funding to develop their own research programmes. Fellows will be assessed during their appointment for progression to becoming tenured associate professors at Tel-Aviv University. Women and candidates from minority groups are particularly encouraged to apply.


For further information, please contact the head of the school: Prof. Arnon Lotem.



In order to apply, please submit the following material electronically to:


(1) A letter of application

(2) Your CV

(3) A short (no more than 3 pages) research and teaching statement outlying the candidate's academic and teaching achievements and vision.


Upon request, be prepared to provide 3 recommendation letters (which should be sent directly to the email address above).


Closing Date: April 20, 2020

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