Research Leader

Research Leader

Tel-Aviv University

Tel-Aviv, Israel

Tenure Track Position at the School of Zoology in Tel-Aviv University

Seeking a dynamic Research Leader for a tenure-track position at Tel Aviv University, School of Zoology

The School of Zoology at Tel-Aviv University invites applications from exceptional candidates for a tenure-track position opening in October 2019. Tel-Aviv University is the largest and most scientifically diverse University in Israel (

The appointment has a fixed term of 5 years, with an option of tenure track. It is 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. Candidates are expected to teach undergraduate courses in Hebrew within 5 years of obtaining the position. 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 Garden for Zoological Research, a unique facility allowing research in wild animals ( and the Steinhardt Museum for Natural history ( housing the largest natural history collection in Israel. The 25 researchers in the school cover many field of research including ecology, biogeography, comparative physiology, conservation, neuroethology, behavior, behavioral ecology, evolution, systematics and taxonomy. The school currently has 70 MSc students, 80 PhD students and 20 post-docs many of whom are international. Applicants with experience in any of the disciplines mentioned above are welcome to apply.

Candidates must have a strong publication record, a clear research vision, and a strategy for exploiting the resources. 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’ Noga Kronfeld-Schor at:

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. (4) 3 recommendation letters (which should be sent directly to the email address above)
Closing Date: December 1st 2018


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Research Leader