Graduate Position:UKansas.Biodiversity

The Short Lab in the Department of Ecology and Evolutionary Biology at the University of Kansas is seeking a motivated PhD student to join our research group in the Fall of 2018.

Our lab uses a variety of approaches from morphology and fieldwork to next-generation phylogenomics to address questions related to the systematics, diversity, and evolution of aquatic beetles. The specific research project is flexible depending on the interests of the student. Examples include (not an exclusive list):
-Patterns of diversification in the Neotropics
-Exploring patterns of habitat shifting or biogeography using phylogenies built with molecular or phylogenomic data
-Illuminating diverse lineages using integrative taxonomy

KU has a vibrant, diverse program in evolutionary biology, with a particular strength in specimen-based research. Our Biodiversity Institute has 15 faculty-curators that study everything from birds to fossil plants.

Interested students should contact Andrew Short (, including a current CV and why our research group might be a good fit.  Funding in our department for PhD students is guaranteed for 5 years. More information can be found at Application information at requirements can be found on our department website, here:

Deadline for applications is December 1.