Two Tenure Track Positions: School of Zoology and the Steinhardt Museum of Natural History

The School of Zoology and the Steinhardt Museum of Natural History (SMNH) at Tel Aviv University invite applications from exceptional candidates for two joint-affiliation tenuretrack positions opening in October 2022

14 November 2021
School of Zoology and the Steinhardt Museum of Natural History



Seeking dynamic research leaders for two joint-affiliation tenure-track positions at the School of Zoology and the Steinhardt Museum of Natural History, Tel Aviv University



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. Successful candidates will be provided with start-up
funds, support with student scholarships, and training in research and teaching management.


The School of Zoology (at the Faculty of Life Sciences of Tel Aviv University) is the largest, most diverse institute for zoological research in Israel. The 23 researchers in the school cover various fields of research including ecology, biogeography and macroecology, comparative and eco-physiology, conservation biology, biodiversity, marine biology, neuroethology, animal behaviour, behavioural ecology, evolutionary biology, systematics, and taxonomy.


The SMNH is Israel’s National Center for Biodiversity Studies, focusing on biodiversity research in the broad sense and conservation science. It is recognized as a national biodiversity research infrastructure. Most Zoology faculty members serve as SMNH curators or museum scientists.


Candidates are expected to have a strong track record in the core research areas of the school of Zoology and the SMNH (see below). They must have a strong publication record and a clear research vision. Prior to obtaining tenure, successful candidates are expected to raise external funding, develop their own research programmes, contribute to the student learning experience through teaching undergraduate and graduate courses and through their research and personal tutoring, and contribute to the scientific development of the SMNH as a national research infrastructure.


They will also be expected to supervise MSc. and PhD students and publish regularly in leading international journals.


Women and candidates from underrepresented groups are particularly encouraged to apply.


To apply send (1) A letter of application. (2) Your CV (including your publication list). (3) A research statement outlying your academic vision and fit to the joint-affiliation program (up to 2 pages), a teaching statement (up to 1 page) outlying your teaching philosophy and plans.

Upon request, be prepared to provide 3 recommendation letters (which should be sent from the referees directly to the email address below) Applications and all inquiries should be sent to the Chair of the Search Committee: Prof. Shai Meiri:

Closing Date: December 15, 2021

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