tenure-track, tenured, and visiting/sabbatical replacement faculty positions, nearly all requiring a PhD
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|Marine Conservation/Fisheries Science||University of California, Santa Barbara||12/15/17||10/5/17|
|Ecosystem Ecology||University of Louisville||11/15/17||10/5/17|
|Ecology/Environmental Science||Marquette University||10/30/17||9/29/17|
|Grassland Ecology (Professor/Associate Professor)||Kansas State University||10/16/17||10/5/17|
|Ecology||Saint Mary's College of California||9/30/17||7/24/17|
|Quantitative Integrative Biology||Davidson College||9/25/17||7/27/17|
|Movement Ecologist||Utah State University||9/11/17||5/31/17|
|Animal Population Ecology||Utah State University||9/11/17||5/31/17|
|Quantitative Ecology||Utah State University||9/11/17||5/31/17|
|Plant Biologist (Senior Lecturer/Associate Professor)||Macquarie University (Australia)||8/27/17||8/11/17|
|Soil Microbial Ecology||University of Florida||1/15/18||9/26/17|
|Earth and Planetary Science, Ecology & Biodiversity, and Molecular and Cell Biology (30 positions)||University of Hong Kong||12/31/17||10/13/17|
|Hydrogeology||University of Georgia||12/20/17||9/29/17|
|Hydrogeology||Northern Illinois University||12/15/17||10/6/17|
|Marine Conservation/Fisheries Science||University of California, Santa Barbara||12/15/17||10/5/17|
|Watershed Science/Soil Physics||University of Florida||12/10/17||10/6/17|
|Integrative Plant Biology and Ecoinformatics (2 positions)||University of Central Florida||12/8/17||10/10/17|
|Vertebrate Evolution and its Environmental Context||Stony Brook University||12/1/17||10/17/17|
|Entomology/Community Ecology (2 positions)||University of Maryland||12/1/17||10/6/17|
|Mineralogist and Atmospheric Scientist (2 positions)||James Madison University||12/1/17||9/30/17|
|Fisheries Ecology||Tennessee Tech University||12/1/17||9/22/17|
|Field Station Director||Missouri University of Science & Technology||12/1/17||9/12/17|
|Physiological, Evolutionary, or Ecosystems Ecology||Ben-Gurion University of the Negev (Israel)||12/1/17||7/24/17|
|Urban Ecology||Weber State University||11/30/17||10/13/17|
|Global Health: Human Pathogen/Vector Biology and Infectious Disease Epidemiology (2 positions)||University of Notre Dame||11/27/17||10/17/17|
|Plant-Microbe Interactions||University of Wyoming||11/27/17||10/17/17|
|Ecology (Full Professor)||Nanyang Technological University (Singapore)||11/27/17||8/10/17|
|Forest Ecology||University of Wisconsin-Madison||11/26/17||10/6/17|
|Forest Ecophysiology and Global Change||Louisiana State University||11/21/17||10/6/17|
|Soil Science||SUNY Plattsburgh||11/20/17||10/7/17|
|Geobiology and/or Biogeochemistry||Arizona State University||11/20/17||10/6/17|
|Biology||Sarah Lawrence College||11/17/17||10/13/17|
|Oceanography||Maine Maritime Academy||11/16/17||9/26/17|
|Chair, Department of Biology||Virginia Commonwealth University||11/15/17||10/13/17|
|Environmental Health||New Mexico State University||11/15/17||10/5/17|
|Environmental Toxicology/Epidemiology||Clarkson University||11/15/17||10/5/17|
|Insect Systematist||Louisiana State University||11/15/17||10/5/17|
|Ecosystem Ecology||University of Louisville||11/15/17||10/5/17|
|Plant Resilience/Ecophysiology||Michigan State University||11/15/17||10/5/17|
|Ecosystem Ecology||University of Iowa||11/15/17||9/22/17|
|Environmental Data Science and Informatics||University of California Santa Barbara||11/15/17||9/12/17|
|Microbial Environmental Metagenomics and Bioinformatics||University of Kansas||11/14/17||10/6/17|
|Population, Community or Theoretical Ecology||Louisiana State University||11/13/17||10/17/17|
|Aquatic Ecosystem Ecology||University of Wyoming||11/13/17||10/17/17|
|Biogeochemistry||University of Wyoming||11/13/17||10/17/17|
|Environmental Science||Washington College||11/12/17||9/21/17|
|Plant Biology||Murray State University||11/10/17||10/11/17|
|Entomologist||University of Mary Washington||11/10/17||10/10/17|
|Physical Hydrology||Ohio State University||11/6/17||10/20/17|
|Computational Biology||University of Wyoming||11/6/17||10/6/17|
|Head & Professor in Applied Biology||Arizona State University Polytechnic||11/6/17||9/24/17|
|Aquatic Biogeochemistry and Water Quality||University of Illinois Urbana – Champaign||11/5/17||10/5/17|
|Environmental Science||Northern Michigan University||11/3/17||9/21/17|
|Human Dimensions of Wildlife Biology||Texas State University||11/1/17||9/21/17|
|Quantitative Fisheries Management||University of California at Davis||11/1/17||9/19/17|
|Biology Science Education (open rank)||Brigham Young University||11/1/17||8/28/17|
|Social/Ecological Systems||University of Washington||10/31/17||10/6/17|
|Professor and Head of Biological Sciences||Virginia Tech||10/31/17||9/24/17|
|Quantitative Population Ecology - Wildlife||University of Florida||10/31/17||9/21/17|
|Integrative Biology (2 positions, 1 open-rank)||University of Texas at Austin||10/31/17||9/21/17|
|Epidemiology in Climate Adaptation Health||University of California at Davis||10/30/17||10/9/17|
|Chair, Environmental Science||Rowan University||10/30/17||10/5/17|
|Ecology/Environmental Science||Marquette University||10/30/17||9/29/17|
|Quantitative Ecology or Evolution of Microbes||University of California, Los Angeles||10/30/17||9/25/17|
|Ecosystem-based Forest Management||University of Alberta (Canada)||10/30/17||9/15/17|
|Biology||Penn State Behrend||10/27/17||10/17/17|
|Wetland Science||SUNY Brockport||10/27/17||10/6/17|
|Vertebrate Biologist||Washburn University||10/27/17||9/24/17|
|Quantitative Integrative Biology||San Diego State University||10/23/17||10/5/17|
|Wildlife Ecology||Kansas State University||10/23/17||10/5/17|
|Evolutionary Biology||University of California San Diego||10/23/17||9/24/17|
|Organismal Biology, Microbiology, Cell Biology (3 positions)||Clemson University||10/23/17||9/22/17|
|Integrative Organismal Ecology||University of Georgia||10/23/17||9/12/17|
|Population Genetics||University of Louisiana at Lafayette||10/20/17||10/6/17|
|Gene-Environment Interactions||University of Illinois at Chicago||10/20/17||9/26/17|
|Population and/or Community Ecology||University of Louisiana at Lafayette||10/20/17||9/22/17|
|Paleoclimatology/Geochemistry||Montclair State University||10/20/17||9/15/17|
|Physical Geography (Surface Water Processes)||University of Colorado Boulder||10/20/17||9/12/17|
|Animal Physiologist||Siena College||10/18/17||9/24/17|
|Environmental Science||Rowan University||10/16/17||10/5/17|
|Vector Ecology||Purdue University||10/16/17||10/5/17|
|Terrestrial Vertebrate Biology||California State University Long Beach||10/16/17||9/25/17|
|Quantitative Vertebrate Population Ecology||University of Nevada, Reno||10/16/17||9/25/17|
|Grassland Ecology (Professor/Associate Professor)||Kansas State University||10/16/17||10/5/17|
|Ecology||Illinois State University||10/16/17||9/5/17|
|Microbiology||New College of Florida||10/16/17||8/27/17|
|Plant Biology||Earlham College||10/15/17||9/24/17|
|Geophysics||Boise State University||10/15/17||8/31/17|
|Invasive Species Ecologist (Associate Prof.)||Indiana University Bloomington||10/15/17||8/29/17|
|Surface Hydrology||Washington University in St. Louis||10/15/17||7/17/17|
|Animal Physiological Ecologist||Tulane University||10/13/17||10/13/17|
|Plant Molecular Ecologist||Tulane University||10/13/17||10/13/17|
|Assistant Professor/Curator – Genetic/Genomic Ichthyologist||University of Oklahoma||10/11/17||8/31/17|
|Genomics||University of Alaska Anchorage||10/9/17||9/24/17|
|Ecosystem Genomics (2 open-rank positions)||University of Arizona||10/9/17||9/21/17|
|Integrative Organismal Physiologist||College of Wooster||10/9/17||9/15/17|
|Environmental Chemistry||Northern Arizona University||10/9/17||9/15/17|
|Professor and Head of Earth Sciences||University of Bristol (UK)||10/9/17||8/31/17|
|Wetland Ecology||Salisbury University||10/8/17||9/24/17|
|Plant Field Biologist||Middlebury College||10/6/17||9/24/17|
|Microbial Ecology/Evolutionary Biology||Wake Forest University||10/5/17|
|GIS and Environmental Planning||University of Illinois at Springfield||10/2/17||9/25/17|
|Ecology||University of Texas at Arlington||10/1/17||9/24/17|
|Arthropod Vectors of Plant Pathogens||Colorado State University||10/1/17||9/24/17|
|Environmental Biology||University of Maine at Farmington||10/1/17||9/22/17|
|Environmental Sciences/Sustainable Development (soil and water)||Utrecht University (Netherlands)||10/1/17||9/15/17|
|Molecular Microbial Ecologist||Michigan State University||10/1/17||8/10/17|
|Environmental Chemistry||Trinity College||10/1/17||8/8/17|
|Global Change Ecology||Harvard University||10/1/17||7/24/17|
|Ecology/Evolutionary Biology of Disease||Claremont McKenna, Pitzer and Scripps Colleges||10/1/17||7/21/17|
|Human Dimensions of Climate Change||University of New England||9/30/17||8/8/17|
|Evolutionary Ecology||San José State University||9/30/17||7/21/17|
|Ecology||Saint Mary's College of California||9/30/17||7/24/17|
|Forest Economics & Management||Purdue University||9/30/17||5/31/17|
|Quantitative Integrative Biology||Davidson College||9/25/17||7/27/17|
|Freshwater Biology||California State University, Bakersfield||9/22/17||8/22/17|
|Forest Ecology and GIS||Oklahoma State University||9/22/17||8/15/17|
|Freshwater Ecosystem Ecologist||St. Olaf College||9/21/17||7/24/17|
|Natural Resource Measurements, Biometrics, and/or Modeling||Mississippi State University||9/15/17||8/31/17|
|Department Head in Soil and Crop Sciences||Colorado State University||9/15/17||8/29/17|
|Director and Professor, W.K. Kellogg Biological Station||Michigan State University||9/15/17||8/7/17|
|Fisheries Ecology||University of Minnesota||9/15/17||7/24/17|
|Integrative Biologist||California State University, East Bay||9/15/17||7/24/17|
|Quantitative Biology||University of Richmond||9/15/17||7/21/17|
|Forest Ecology and Tree Physiology||University of Georgia||9/15/17||7/20/17|
|Ecology And Evolution (2 positions)||University of Toronto (Canada)||9/13/17||7/21/17|
|Microbiology||Northern Kentucky University||9/11/17||8/8/17|
|Physiological Ecologist||Carleton College||9/11/17||7/24/17|
|Movement Ecologist||Utah State University||9/11/17||5/31/17|
|Animal Population Ecology||Utah State University||9/11/17||5/31/17|
|Quantitative Ecology||Utah State University||9/11/17||5/31/17|
|Conservation Biology, Forest Environments||Swedish University of Agricultural Sciences||9/10/17||6/28/17|
|Ecology||North Carolina State University||9/8/17||7/24/17|
|Soil Microbiomes||Colorado State University||9/8/17||7/24/17|
|Soil Physics||University of Wisconsin-Madison||9/1/17||8/28/17|
|Human-Environment Systems||Boise State University||9/1/17||8/11/17|
|Aquatic Ecology||Mississippi State University||9/1/17||8/10/17|
|Natural Resource Policy and Sustainability||University of Georgia||9/1/17||7/28/17|
|Pedology-Land Use||North Carolina State University||9/1/17||7/21/17|
|Terrestrial/Forest Ecology (3 positions)||Nanyang Technological University Singapore||9/1/17||6/28/17|
|Integrative Biology||University of Texas at Austin||8/31/17||7/25/17|
|Plant Biologist (Senior Lecturer/Associate Professor)||Macquarie University (Australia)||8/27/17||8/11/17|
|Chemical Ecology and Natural Product Chemistry||Université du Québec en Outaouais (Canada)||8/25/17||5/23/17|
|Global Carbon Cycle Analysis||Lund University (Sweden)||8/15/17||7/21/17|
|Botanist and Mycologist (2 positions)||Butler University||8/10/17|
|Plant-Microbe Interactions, Plant Ecology, and Eco-Physiology (2 positions)||Southwest University of Science & Technology (China)||7/17/17|
|Chair, Ecology and Evolutionary Biology||Tulane University||7/1/17||5/31/17|
|Botany (Visiting)||Unity College||6/7/17|
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Animal Physiological Ecologist: The Department of Ecology & Evolutionary Biology at Tulane University invites applications for a tenure-track faculty position at the Assistant Professor level conducting physiological research addressing ecological or evolutionary questions in animals, including but not limited to, endocrine, genomic, and behavioral approaches. Preference will be give to researchers whose work complements one or both of our departmental concentrations in tropical biology and river/coast ecosystems. We are also interested in candidates whose work can be applied to restoration and conservation issues. The position is 60% research, 10% service and 30% teaching, with lab space and a competitive start up package to be provided. The faculty member will be responsible for teaching one course per semester and will rotate between 3 or 4 different courses. In addition to teaching, faculty members mentor Ph.D., M.S. and B.S. students in Tulane’s School of Science and Engineering The vision of the Department of Ecology and Evolutionary Biology is to be recognized as a center for solution-based science in ecology and evolutionary biology with foci in tropical and river-coast ecosystems. We aim to conduct translational research: basic scientific advance is not only an end in itself but also a means to providing solutions to global environmental challenges. The department maintains interactions with nationally and internationally recognized programs. For example, Tulane is a member of the Organization for Tropical Studies and our students and faculty interact with study abroad courses worldwide. Further, we maintain an internationally recognized collection of fishes at Tulane University Biodiversity Research Institute. Locally, our department is involved in the Riversphere – A Center of Excellence in Renewable Energy Systems, and The ByWater Institute. Along with a shared molecular facility within our department, we collaborate with the School of Science and Engineering to use the Coordinated Instrumentation Facility. The successful candidate must have a Ph.D. degree in Biology, Ecology, Evolutionary Biology, or related field. Postdoctoral research experience is strongly preferred. To apply please submit the following: (1) Cover letter, (2) Curriculum Vitae, (3) statement of research accomplishments and future directions, (4) teaching statement, (5) up to three publications and (6) name and contact information (address, e-mail, phone) of three professional references who can address candidate’s qualifications. Review of applications will begin October 13, 2017 and search will remain open until the position is filled, with a start date of July 1, 2018. Apply via https://apply.interfolio.com/42577. Posted: 10/13/17.
Forest Ecophysiology and Global Change: The Louisiana State University Agricultural Center’s School of Renewable Natural Resources (RNR) seeks to fill a tenure-track faculty position in forest ecophysiology and global change at the assistant/associate professor level. This is a 12-month appointment and has primary responsibilities in Research and Teaching; responsibilities are allocated as 60% research and 40% teaching. The successful candidate will have a basic or applied research specialty in the consequences of global change on the ecophysiological, biophysical, genomic, or functional ecology of forests. This position is expected to develop a nationally-recognized, extramurally-funded research program, and participate in the School’s undergraduate and graduate teaching programs. The successful candidate will interact with faculty on campus, cooperate on interdisciplinary research projects, advise graduate students, and excel at teaching undergraduate and graduate students. Collaboration with AgCenter researchers and with natural resource managers from state and federal agencies and private conservation groups is expected. Applicants must have earned a Ph.D. degree by date of appointment in forestry, biology, plant physiology, ecology, or a closely related field. Preference will be given to applicants with a demonstrated publication record, grant writing ability, teaching experience, and a record of working collaboratively with state and federal agencies and other stakeholders in natural resource management. Deadline: November 21, 2017. Must apply online at https://lsu.wd1.myworkdayjobs.com/LSU by attaching a letter of application and vita, résumé, transcripts, and contacts for three personal referees. Paper, faxed or e-mailed application materials will not be accepted, except that in lieu of attaching the reference letters online, they may be sent directly to: Thomas J. Dean, LSU School of Renewable Natural Resources, 228 Renewable Natural Resources Bldg., Baton Rouge, LA 70803, Phone 225-578-4216, Email: firstname.lastname@example.org. Posted: 10/6/17.
Plant Resilience/Ecophysiology: The Department of Plant Biology at Michigan State University invites applications for an Assistant Professor position from individuals using physiological approaches to study fundamental problems in plant resilience to environmental conditions. We seek applicants addressing compelling research questions within the broad area of ecophysiology, including studies from the whole-plant to the ecosystem scale. These questions should focus on plant resilience to abiotic or biotic stresses including, but not limited to, temperature extremes, drought, flooding, nutrient stress, and biotic interactions. The Department of Plant Biology includes vibrant research programs in molecular and cellular biology, biochemistry, metabolism, plant-microbe interactions, genomics, computational biology, systematics, evolutionary biology and ecology. See the full job ad for details and to apply. Review of applications will begin November 15, 2017. Posted: 10/5/17.
Physiological Ecologist: The Carleton College Department of Biology invites applications for a tenure-track position at the Assistant Professor level, to start September 1, 2018. We seek candidates with a Ph. D. in physiology or a related field, and a strong commitment to teaching undergraduates in a liberal arts environment. Teaching responsibilities will include: an upper-level course in physiological ecology with laboratory, participating in the team-taught Introductory Biology series, and a course in an area of the candidate’s expertise. The department also expects the candidate to develop an active on-campus research program with undergraduate students. Research facilities and start-up funds will be provided. Carleton College is a highly selective liberal arts college with about 2000 undergraduates. We are particularly interested in candidates committed to teaching a diverse student body. To apply, complete the online application by September 11, 2017 at https://jobs.carleton.edu/. Please upload a cover letter, curriculum vitae, statements of teaching and research interests, and provide email addresses for three references. Candidates should discuss their interest in developing as a teacher and scholar in a highly selective undergraduate liberal arts college that emphasizes close student-faculty interaction. In the cover letter, candidates should also address their potential to contribute to a college community that maintains a diversity of people and perspectives as one of its core values. Posted: 7/24/17.
Forest Ecology and Tree Physiology: Warnell School of Forestry and Natural Resources - University of Georgia. Academic year (9-month, 0.75-EFT), tenure-track, 0.50-EFT research, 0.25-EFT teaching appointment offered at the rank of Assistant Professor. Individuals with experience in the broad areas of forest ecology and/or tree physiology are encouraged to apply. Applicants working at the organism, population, or ecosystem scale are welcome with preference for those who work to scale processes to whole ecosystems or landscapes. Responsibilities will include developing an active research program supported by extramural funding, teaching or co-teaching courses related to forest ecology/tree physiology at the undergraduate level (e.g., dendrology or ecology of natural resources), and developing graduate level courses in their area of expertise. It is also expected that the successful candidate will advise and mentor undergraduate professional students, serve on Senior Project/Thesis advisory committees, direct and mentor graduate students, serve on School and University committees, and actively participate in professional and scientific societies. This position reports directly to the Dean of the Warnell School of Forestry and Natural Resources. QUALIFICATIONS: Applicants must have a Ph.D. degree and at least 1 year of either post-doctoral training or equivalent professional experience in forest ecology/tree physiology or in a closely related forest science discipline. Evidence of research productivity and the potential to attract external research funding is essential. The person must also demonstrate the ability and commitment for effective undergraduate and graduate instruction and mentoring. To ensure full consideration, please apply by September 15, 2017. Candidates must submit a cover letter, curriculum vitae, statement of teaching and research interests, unofficial transcripts of all college-level work, copies of up to three recent publications, and contact information for 3 references. The starting date will be no later than August 2018. All applicants MUST apply at facultyjobs.uga.edu, posting number 2017_00394F. No paper applications will be accepted. For further questions, please contact Dr. Daniel Markewitz, Chair, Forest Ecology/Tree Physiology Search Committee, Warnell School of Forestry and Natural Resources, University of Georgia, Athens, GA 30602; email@example.com. Posted: 7/20/17.
Physiological, Evolutionary, or Ecosystems Ecology: Tenure Track Faculty Position at Ben-Gurion University of the Negev, with primary interests in Physiological Ecology; Evolutionary Ecology; or Ecosystems Ecology. Tenure track faculty position in the Swiss Institute for Dryland Environmental and Energy Research (The Mitrani Department of Desert Ecology) at the Jacob Blaustein Institutes for Desert Research, Sede Boqer Campus, Israel. Preference will be given to candidates whose primary interests are in one or more of the following fields: Physiological Ecology; Evolutionary Ecology; Ecosystems Ecology. Planned starting date for the successful candidate is April 1, 2018. Candidates must have post-doctoral experience and are expected to contribute to our new graduate program in Ecology, Conservation Biology, and Management. Candidates will be required to develop two new courses within the field of expertise, one of which should cover conservation aspects. Applications should include: Current CV; List of publications; Summary of research interests; Summary of teaching interests, and the work and email addresses of three referees from whom letters of recommendation may be requested. All material should be submitted by December 1, 2017 to: Prof. Boris Krasnov - firstname.lastname@example.org. Posted: 7/24/17.
Animal Physiologist: The Siena College Biology Department is accepting applications for an Assistant Professor, tenure-track position, beginning fall 2018 – Animal Physiologist. Candidate must be broadly trained in biology and have a Ph.D. in the biological sciences. Post-doctoral research and/or teaching experience strongly preferred. The teaching load is 9 contact-hours per semester. Teaching duties will include an upper-division comparative animal physiology course with lecture and laboratory sections. In addition, all biology faculty assist with introductory courses such as General Biology I, General Biology II, and/or Writing and Research Skills for Biologists. The successful candidate will be committed to teaching undergraduates and to developing a research program that involves undergraduates. A research lab and initial startup funds will be provided. Requirements: Candidate must be broadly trained in biology and have a Ph.D. in the biological sciences. Post-doctoral research and/or teaching experience strongly preferred. A background screening will be required. Further questions about the position can be directed to Dr. James Angstadt at email@example.com. Apply online, submitting a pdf document file that includes a cover letter, curriculum vitae, statement of teaching experience and interests, a description of a prospective research program, and three letters of recommendation (submitted separately). Applications deadline is October 18, 2017. Posted: 9/24/17.
Integrative Organismal Physiologist: The Department of Biology at The College of Wooster is seeking a tenure-track Assistant Professor of Biology to begin August 2018. Primary responsibilities will be to teach upper-level courses in organismal physiology, contribute to introductory and intermediate courses in the Biology major, participate in the College's First-Year seminar in critical inquiry, and mentor undergraduates in our nationally recognized senior research program. Ability to teach a sophomore-level course in statistics and experimental design is a plus. Ph.D. required; postdoctoral research and/or teaching experience preferred. All applicants must demonstrate a promise of excellence in working with students from diverse backgrounds. To apply, upload a cover letter, curriculum vitae, unofficial undergraduate and graduate transcripts, statement of teaching philosophy, description of research program, diversity statement, and three letters of reference to Interfolio. The diversity statement should detail how the applicant has engaged and/or expects to engage with issues of diversity in the classroom and the curriculum, as well as on campus and in the broader community. Questions regarding the position should be addressed to Rick Lehtinen (firstname.lastname@example.org). Deadline is October 9, 2017 for full consideration. Apply at: http://apply.interfolio.com/44619. Posted: 9/15/17.
Integrative Organismal Ecology: The Odum School of Ecology at the University of Georgia invites applications for a tenure-track, academic year (9-month) position at the Assistant Professor level. We seek candidates whose research is at the organismal scale of organization, and that integrates ecophysiology, behavioral ecology, evolutionary ecology or functional morphology. The ideal candidate will use innovative approaches to address fundamental questions in their field, and be able to collaborate effectively with other members of the school. We are interested in candidates whose research program has a strong empirical focus, and applicants can focus on any taxonomic group or study system (terrestrial, marine or freshwater). The successful candidate will be expected to have demonstrated excellence and productivity in research, to maintain a rigorous, externally funded research program, and to participate in undergraduate and graduate teaching. Primary teaching responsibilities will include contributing to a large-enrollment introductory course in ecology, and upper-level courses in the successful candidate’s area of expertise. Applicants with an interest in utilizing one or more of our field stations and facilities are especially encouraged to apply. The ideal candidate would establish bridges with other units at UGA such as Genetics, Forestry and Natural Resources, Veterinary Medicine, Plant Biology, Marine Sciences, Microbiology or Entomology. Candidates must have a Ph.D. or terminal degree in ecology, biology, or a related field. To see the full ad and to apply go to: http://facultyjobs.uga.edu/postings/2765. Applications should be received by 23 October 2017 to ensure full consideration. Posted: 9/12/17.
Earth and Planetary Science, Ecology & Biodiversity, and Molecular and Cell Biology: The University of Hong Kong. HKU’s Faculty of Science is on a hot-streak and we are seeking to fill 30 positions across the board. Specific to this audience are positions in Earth and Planetary Science, Ecology & Biodiversity, and Molecular and Cell Biology. Several of the positions will be connected to our Swire Institute of Marine Science which is undergoing a major renovation and expansion. The job advert is here: http://jobs.hku.hk/jd.php?id=201701228. The University supports central facilities (Stable Isotope Lab, Animal House, Greenhouses) and we have our own Genomics Sciences Centre as well as incredible capacity in the private sector for advanced NGS and all-you-can-omics platforms. We are also developing cross-border research facilities with SUSTech in Shenzhen, China. The funding climate in HK is superior to many other places. We have ~40% success rate for government (NSF-style) grants in Physical Sciences and about 25% success in the Biological Sciences and access to funding via other government agencies, NGOs and contract research. Just recently, the new government administration announced a plan to triple funding to University research and development. If anyone has questions about the positions or life in HK I am happy to answer them. —Dave. David M. Baker, Ph.D. (email@example.com). Closes December 31, 2017. Posted: 10/13/17.
Ecology/Environmental Science: The Department of Biological Sciences at Marquette University is expanding its strength in Ecology & Environmental Science and seeks a candidate at the Assistant Professor level to start in August 2018. Preference will be given to candidates who are testing broad conceptual issues in Ecology using field-based data collection, with an emphasis in Ecosystem, Community, Population, or Physiological Ecology. Applicants must have a Ph.D. and postdoctoral experience, with a demonstrated potential for high quality research and teaching. The successful candidate is expected to establish an innovative research program funded by extramural grants. Salary, benefits, and startup are commensurate with those of other research universities. Teaching responsibilities of a junior faculty member in the Department of Biological Sciences are typically one class per semester in the candidate's area of expertise. The candidate is expected to participate in the research training of graduate and undergraduate students. Please submit applications for this position through https://employment.marquette.edu/postings/8395. Each application should include a cover letter, CV, teaching philosophy and the courses that the applicant is interested in teaching, succinct research plan, unofficial transcripts and the names and email addresses of 3 references. After submitting your application, contact the three references and have them submit letters of recommendation to firstname.lastname@example.org, include “Ecology Search” in the subject line of the email. Application deadline: 10/30/2017. Please send inquiries about this position to Stefan Schnitzer, the Chair of the search committee (email: S1@mu.edu). Marquette University is an Equal Opportunity Employer that values excellence in scholarship and teaching, as well as diversity; we encourage underrepresented groups to apply. Posted: 9/29/17.
Ecology: The Department of Biology at the University of Texas at Arlington invites applications for a tenure-track faculty position in Ecology (broadly defined) at the level of Assistant Professor. Research areas of interest include fundamental questions related to global change biology and/or ecological genomics. Candidates who use computational and/or genomic approaches to understand the ecological, developmental, physiological, genetic, and/or epigenetic mechanisms underlying responses to environmental changes are particularly attractive. Successful candidates will have a doctoral degree in a relevant field and will be expected to develop a nationally recognized, extramurally funded research program, as well as teach at the undergraduate and graduate (Master's and Ph.D.) levels. For full consideration, applications should be submitted by October 1. Apply at http://uta.peopleadmin.com/postings/3777 . Applicants should include in their application: 1) curriculum vitae, 2) summary of current and proposed research (three pages), 3) teaching interests, and 4) names and email addresses of four references. Posted: 9/24/17.
Population, Community or Theoretical Ecology: The Department of Biological Sciences at Louisiana State University invites applications for a tenure-track position in Population, Community or Theoretical Ecology at the level of Assistant Professor. We seek a broadly trained ecologist who addresses questions regarding population demography and regulation, community structure and interactions, or the maintenance and function of biodiversity. The successful candidate will be expected to develop a strong, competitively funded research program. Favorable candidates will also complement our department’s existing strengths, teach an undergraduate course in ecology, and a graduate course in their area of expertise. The position will be available in August 2018. A Ph.D. or equivalent degree in a biological science or related field is required. Postdoctoral experience is also required. Review of applications will begin November 13, 2017. The application should include a curriculum vitae, statements of research and teaching interests, three representative publications, and the names of three references that can provide letters of recommendation at a future date. To apply, please follow the link: https://tinyurl.com/LSUAsstProfEcology. If you have any questions about the position or LSU, please contact Bret Elderd (email@example.com). Posted: 10/17/17.
Population and/or Community Ecology: The Department of Biology at the University of Louisiana at Lafayette seeks to fill a tenure-track position at the Assistant or Associate Professor level. We are searching for an outstanding scientist studying topics in population and/or community ecology. We have an interest in individuals working on plant/animal interactions, but those working in other areas are also encouraged to apply. Minimum qualifications are a Ph.D. in a relevant field, a significant publication record, and postdoctoral experience. Successful applicants will be expected to establish a vigorous, externally-funded research program, provide instruction to undergraduates and graduate students and participate in our Ph.D. program in Environmental and Evolutionary Biology. Cover letter, curriculum vitae, statement of research interests, statement of teaching interests, and a list of three references (including postal and email addresses) should be emailed as a single pdf attachment to: Ecology.firstname.lastname@example.org. To ensure full consideration, applications should be received by October 20, 2017. Posted: 9/22/17.
Wildlife Ecology: The Division of Biology at Kansas State University invites applications for a tenure-track, nine-month position at the Assistant Professor level, beginning in the 2018/2019 academic year. We seek an individual who has a commitment to work with a wide range of constituents, a diverse student body, and will establish a strong, extramurally funded research program. The area of research expertise is broadly defined under mammalian biology that will complement and expand our current research strengths in wildlife biology and ecology within the Division. Potential areas of expertise could include (but are not limited to); population and conservation biology, host-parasite interactions, including molecular or physiological approaches. A Ph.D. or equivalent at time of appointment is required, and postdoctoral training and teaching experience are desirable. The position includes a competitive salary and start-up package. The appointee will be expected to participate in undergraduate and graduate teaching, with particular emphasis on our undergraduate wildlife, fisheries and conservation biology curriculum. Applications must be submitted electronically at: http://careers.k-state.edu/cw/en-us/job/502416. Applicants should submit a comprehensive curriculum vitae, brief statement of research and teaching experience and goals, and provide names of three reference that will be asked to submit letters of recommendations. Questions can be referred to: Dr. Keith Gido, Chair; Wildlife Search Committee; Division of Biology; Kansas State University; Manhattan, KS; or by email at email@example.com. Review of applications will begin October 23, 2017. Posted: 10/5/17.
Grassland Ecology: The Division of Biology at Kansas State University invites applications for Professor/Associate Professor of Ecology, starting in fall 2018. We seek candidates with expertise that complements a well-established and diverse ecology group in the Division of Biology, and who will contribute to the highly productive, internationally-recognized Konza Prairie grassland ecology research program. We are particularly interested in candidates with experience in grassland and/or savanna biomes and expertise in plant or consumer population and/or community ecology, plant-consumer interactions, or research at the interface of community and ecosystem ecology. The successful candidate will participate fully as a core investigator in the highly collaborative NSF-funded Konza Prairie Long-Term Ecological Research (LTER) program, contribute to graduate and undergraduate instruction in the Division, provide leadership in interdisciplinary research, and develop collaborations across a range of ecological disciplines. A Ph.D. or equivalent, and an academic record commensurate with a tenured senior faculty appointment, is required. Apply at http://careers.k-state.edu/cw/en-us/job/502360/. Applicants should submit a cover letter, description of research and teaching interests, a curriculum vita, and names and contact information for three references. Questions or requests for additional information can be directed to John Blair (firstname.lastname@example.org). Review of applications will begin October 16, 2017, and continue until the position is filled. KSU is an Equal Opportunity/ Affirmative Action Employer, and actively seeks diversity among its employees. Posted: 9/15/17, revised: 10/5/17.
Ecology: The School of Biological Sciences at Illinois State University in Normal, IL invites applications for a 9-month tenure-track position in ECOLOGY at the level of Assistant Professor. We seek candidates who employ theoretical and/or empirical approaches in the laboratory or field at any level of organization: organismal, population, community, or ecosystem. The School of Biological Sciences comprises 25 faculty, approximately 60 graduate students (M.S. and Ph.D.), and over 600 undergraduate majors. It offers a collegial environment fostering collaboration among organismal biologists, cell and molecular biologists, physiologists, and neuroscientists. A Ph.D. in Ecology or related field and post-doctoral experience are required. State law mandates demonstrable oral proficiency in the English language as a requirement for teaching positions. Successful candidates will be expected to establish a rigorous, nationally recognized, extramurally funded research program. The new faculty member will participate in courses related to ecology at both the graduate and undergraduate levels, and mentor B.S., M.S., and Ph.D. students. The ability to teach a graduate-level course in Biostatistics would be an asset. Please complete an online application for posting number 0709824 at www.IllinoisState.edu/jobs. Applicants will be instructed to submit: i) a cover letter, ii) curriculum vitae, iii) a two-page research statement, iv) a two-page teaching philosophy, v) PDFs of three representative publications, and vi) names and e-mail addresses for three references. Review of applications will begin on 16 October, 2017. Intended start date is August 16, 2018. Posted: 9/5/17.
Ecology: The Asian School of the Environment (ASE) at Nanyang Technological University (NTU Singapore) seeks a Full Professor in Ecology as part of a targeted initiative to expand terrestrial and marine science in Southeast Asia. The Asian School of the Environment is a new interdisciplinary School that focuses on Asian environmental challenges. The School integrates Earth systems, environmental life sciences, ecology, engineering, humanities, and the social sciences to address key issues of sustainability and the environment. We seek an internationally prominent ecologist who works in terrestrial, freshwater or marine systems at the community and/or ecosystem levels and has a particular interest in conducting research in Southeast Asia. The new position in ecology will complement the newly developed linkage between the ASE and the Smithsonian Tropical Research Institute in forest ecology, the Observatory of Singapore’s core strengths in Earth systems science, the Singapore Centre on Environmental Life Sciences Engineering’s expertise in microbial communities, and the Complexity Institute’s research in coupled human and natural systems. For this position, NTU seeks a scientist with an outstanding track record in the field of tropical forest, freshwater or marine ecology. The successful candidate will help establish the School as a leader in studies of ecological and ecosystem processes in the region. The candidates are expected to: • Establish a world-class research program, • Play a leading role in the expansion of the School, • Enhance the School’s visibility as an international leader in education and research in Ecology and Ecosystem Science, • Teach undergraduate and graduate courses in Ecology and related Environmental Sciences, • Actively collaborate with NTU faculty and researchers with existing strengths in Ecology, Earth Systems Science and Environmental Life Sciences NTU offers highly competitive salaries as well as comprehensive benefits, including subsidized on-campus housing and childcare. A start-up package, state-of-the-art research infrastructure, and a yearly research allowance for positions and consumables will be available. Please send requests for further information to David Wardle, Smithsonian Professor of Forest Ecology (email@example.com). Applications, including a research, teaching, and outreach statement, a résumé, and contact information for three professional references, should be sent to the ASE-Ecology@ntu.edu.sg. Review of applications will begin on 27 November 2017. Posted: 8/10/17.
Ecology: The Department of Applied Ecology in the College of Agriculture and Life Sciences at North Carolina State University (NCSU) invites applications for a tenure-track faculty position in Ecology at the rank of Assistant Professor. We are seeking an ecologist who will study the effects of land-use change, pollution, or other human-mediated stressors on organisms, populations, communities, or ecosystems in terrestrial or aquatic environments. We are particularly interested in candidates whose research, teaching, or Extension activities relate to urban systems in some way. Individuals who use a diversity of approaches in their work, including field observations and experiments, model ecosystems, or laboratory experiments that utilize state-of-the-art techniques to solve natural resource ecology and management problems, are especially encouraged to apply. Opportunities for collaboration exist across other departments and colleges at NCSU, as well as with the Southeast Climate Science Center, the North Carolina Museum of Sciences, the Center for Marine Sciences and Technology, and the Office of Public Science. Teaching responsibilities will include undergraduate and/or graduate courses in the applicant’s area of research expertise, with 30% effort in engagement with the public through the formal Extension system or other outreach approaches. The successful candidate will be expected to develop a vigorous, extramurally funded research program that enhances existing strengths in Applied Ecology at NCSU. Individuals with post-doctoral and prior teaching experiences are preferred. To apply, please go to jobs.ncsu.edu and search for position number 00105621. Applications should include a cover letter, CV, statements of research (2 pages), Extension/outreach (1 page), and teaching interests (1 page), and names and contact information for three references. Review of applications will begin on September 8, 2017. For questions, please contact Rebecca Irwin at firstname.lastname@example.org. Posted: 7/24/17.
Ecology: The Biology Department at Saint Mary's College of California invites applications for a tenure-track Assistant Professor position in Ecology to begin Fall 2018. We seek a broadly trained ecologist to teach General Ecology. Additional teaching responsibilities may include majors level introductory Organismal Biology/Evolution, and Theory of Evolution, and non-majors lower division General Biology and Protecting Biodiversity. General expectations of faculty include teaching six course equivalents per year (12-14 contact hours/week during the semester), academic advising, service to the Department and College, professional development and active scholarship. Candidates must have a Ph.D. in Ecology. Postdoctoral experience is preferred. Research experience in Animal Behavior and/or Molecular Ecology are preferred. Candidates must show a record of teaching excellence at the undergraduate level. Teaching experience in courses similar to those listed above would be considered favorably. Candidates should have evidence of scholarly achievement and a research program that is sustainable at a small liberal arts college and suitable for undergraduate involvement. Applicants should apply at: http://apply.interfolio.com/43161. Complete applications will include: i) cover letter that specifically addresses your qualifications and commitment to support the mission of the College and a diverse student body, ii) curriculum vitae, iii) teaching philosophy, iv) research plan, v) transcripts (undergraduate and graduate, unofficial okay), vi) three confidential letters of reference uploaded through Interfolio. Application deadline is September 30, 2017. Email, fax, and paper applications will not be accepted. The full ad can be viewed at the interfolio website listed above. St. Mary's is a private, comprehensive, Catholic, and Hispanic-serving institution committed to working with a diverse student population. Located on a stunning 420-acre campus in the Moraga Hills outside of San Francisco, Saint Mary's is listed in the Colleges That Changes Lives and is known for its rigorous liberal arts education. Questions about the position should be directed to Dr. Michael P. Marchetti (email@example.com). Posted: 7/20/17, revised: 7/24/17.
Plant-Microbe Interactions The University of Wyoming seeks to hire four tenure-track faculty members associated with the Program in Ecology. 2. Assistant professor with expertise in plant-microbe interactions in the Department of Molecular Biology. We particularly seek candidates whose research interests and expertise focus on the molecular basis of plant-microbe interactions, and who incorporate a variety of approaches such as genomics, genetics, molecular biology, biochemistry, cell biology, molecular ecology and evolution, computational biology, and high-throughput phenotype screening. Review of applications will begin Nov. 27, 2017 (Job 9142). See Cluster Hire of Faculty in Ecology. Posted: 10/17/17.
Plant-Microbe Interactions, Plant Ecology, and Eco-Physiology: Two positions in college of Life Science & Engineering, Southwest University of Science & Technology (SWUST) are open for outstanding scientists with strong research and publication records in recent years. We are seeking two applicants with expertise in plant-microbial symbioses, plant eco-physiology, community ecology, and microbial ecology. The incumbent could work independently or join in Plant Biology Group, SWUST. The Plant Biology group is using physiological, ecological, genomic and molecular tools to understand environment change effects and plant/fungal accommodation processes in physiological, community level, et al. The incumbent would be provided $0..22.0-0.74 million dollars (?1.50-5.0 million RMB) as start-up research funds by SWUST, and very outstanding incumbent could be provided another $0.45 million for experimental equipments. Particularly, the incumbent could choose full time or flexible-style job, the later could complete the experiment design and works or mentoring graduate students in the Chinese SWUST lab and then lay analytic or writing work in their own country, thus the salary could be afforded according to his/her scientific performance. Salary: $50,000 per year (?350,000 per year) for assistant professor and $66,000 -75,000 per year(?450,000-500,000) for associate professor. For flexible time scientist, the salary is same to the full time scientist when his/her scientific performance in SWUST is comparable to full-time scientist. Position is open until filled - a start date of this summer is preferred so that measurements can begin in September 2017. Please submit a cover letter, CV, relevant publication and contact information for references to Prof. Yinan Yao(firstname.lastname@example.org, email@example.com, at SWUST, Mianyang, China). Posted: 7/17/17.
Quantitative Ecology: The Wildland Resources Department and the Ecology Center at Utah State University invite applications for a tenure track faculty position in Quantitative Ecology at the rank of Assistant Professor. The appointment will be 50% research, 40% teaching, and 10% service. We seek an innovative scholar with the statistical, mathematical and computational expertise to address the ecological impacts of environmental change over large spatial and temporal scales by interpolating, extrapolating, or projecting observations made over the short-term or at the plot- and organism-level. Quantitative techniques of interest to our faculty and students include geostatistics of spatio-temporal processes, hierarchical and mixed models, fitting dynamic models to empirical data, and machine learning approaches. Preference will be given to candidates interested in collaborative and interdisciplinary research using data ranging from individual demographic observations to remotely-sensed landscapes. We encourage candidates with experience in any taxonomic group, study system, and level of ecological organization to apply, but we are especially interested in those keen to develop research in the Intermountain West that will complement existing research programs in the Quinney College of Natural Resources in population and community ecology, wildlife ecology and management, environmental assessment and monitoring, population genetics, and ecological forecasting. Review of applications will begin September 11, 2017. For more information, see http://usu.hiretouch.com/job-details?jobid=2440 or contact Peter Adler (peter.adler [at] usu.edu). Posted: 5/31/17.
Quantitative Vertebrate Population Ecology: The College of Agriculture, Biotechnology and Natural Resources at the University of Nevada, Reno seeks to fill a tenure-track position in the Department of Natural Resources and Environmental Science (NRES) for the position of Quantitative Population Ecologist. This nine-month, tenure-track position can be hired at the rank of either Assistant or Associate Professor. Candidates should have expertise in state-of-the-art methods for quantifying and modeling the demographics and dynamics of vertebrate populations. The ideal candidate will have a strong and demonstrated commitment to research on avian systems, but will be able and willing to apply their expertise to other vertebrate groups. The successful candidate will establish a rigorous, innovative, and extramurally funded research program in the area of quantitative population ecology that is nationally recognized, while also demonstrating a commitment to seek inter-disciplinary solutions to applied problems pertinent to Great Basin and Sierra Nevada ecosystems. Potential areas of research expertise include (but are not limited to) trophic dynamics, predator-prey and other biotic interactions, habitat effects, harvest theory and density-dependence. Relevant quantitative techniques/approaches include (but are not limited to) capture-recapture analysis, spatially-explicit occupancy and abundance modeling and integrated population modeling. The successful candidate for this position will find many opportunities to participate in multi-disciplinary teams that include other wildlife ecologists, landscape ecologists, plant and ecosystem ecologists, environmental chemists, and regional stakeholder groups. The candidate will support undergraduate and graduate training through teaching and mentoring and involving students in research. Teaching duties will include an upper-division course in wildlife population dynamics and another undergraduate or graduate course in the candidate’s area of expertise. For full consideration of applications, all materials must be submitted by October 16. See https://www.unrsearch.com/postings/25797 for details and to apply. Posted: 9/25/17.
Quantitative Population Ecology - Wildlife: The Department of Wildlife Ecology and Conservation at the University of Florida in Gainesville is announcing a new tenure track position at the rank of Assistant Professor. This position announcement is part of the Provosts university-wide initiative to create tenure-track faculty positions emphasizing teaching-scholarship. Our department (Wildlife Ecology and Conservation) recognizes the need for enhancing our student learning in quantitative approaches to studying wildlife ecology. Quantitative expertise for decision making in natural resources is a critical need at the state, regional, national, and international arenas. This hire is expected to further cement our department as a national leader in ecology and conservation of wildlife and its contribution to UFs reputation as a leading institution in natural resources education. This position is a 12-month tenure-accruing appointment available in the Department of Wildlife Ecology and Conservation, Institute of Food and Agricultural Sciences (IFAS), at UF. The appointment will be 60% teaching (College of Agricultural and Life Sciences) and 40% research (Florida Agricultural Experiment Station). See the full job ad (Requisition # 504668) for details and to apply. Review of application materials will begin on 31 October 2017. Posted: 9/21/17.
Animal Population Ecology: The Wildland Resources Department and the Ecology Center at Utah State University invite applications for a tenure-track faculty position in Animal Population Ecology at the rank of Assistant Professor. The appointment will be 50% research, 40% teaching, and 10% service. The appointed faculty member will be expected to develop an externally funded research program that achieves an international reputation for research and graduate training in the field of wildlife population ecology. Skills and research areas of particular interest to the Department include, but are not limited to: Bayesian state-space and integrated population modelling; integral projection modelling; survival estimation; multistate capture-recapture modelling; matrix modelling; mark-recapture techniques; implications of life-history evolution for population ecology including adaptation to climate change; effects of disease, predation, and hunting on population dynamics; etc. Fundamental to this position is working across disciplinary and institutional boundaries and collaborating with federal and state agencies. The appointed faculty member will mentor and advise graduate students and post-doctoral researchers and teach courses within the area of expertise. Review of applications will begin September 11, 2017. For more information, see http://usu.hiretouch.com/job-details?jobid=2434 or contact Johan duToit (johan.dutoit [at] usu.edu). Posted: 5/31/17.
Movement Ecologist: The Wildland Resources Department and the Ecology Center at Utah State University invite applications for a tenure-track faculty position in Movement Ecology at the rank of Assistant Professor. The appointment will be 50% research, 40% teaching, and 10% service. The appointed faculty member will be expected to develop an externally funded research program that achieves an international reputation for research and graduate training in the field of movement ecology in the terrestrial environment. Research areas and skills of particular interest include, but are not limited to: dispersal and migration of organisms as individuals and in groups; movement behavior; invasion ecology; disease ecology; population and community ecology; analysis and management of biotelemetry data; habitat choice and resource selection; mark-recapture techniques; etc. Fundamental to this position is working across disciplinary and institutional boundaries and collaborating with federal and state agencies. The appointed faculty member will mentor and advise graduate students and post-doctoral researchers and teach courses within the area of expertise. Review of applications will begin September 11, 2017. For more information, see http://usu.hiretouch.com/job-details?jobid=2439 or contact Johan duToit (johan.dutoit [at] usu.edu). Posted: 5/31/17.
Silviculture: The Department of Forest Resources and Environmental Conservation at Virginia Tech invites applications for a 12-month, tenure-track, teaching and research position in the area of intensive silviculture. The faculty member will also serve as the co-director of the Forest Productivity Cooperative (FPC), an industry-university partnership that integrates research, technology transfer, and continuing education in the southeastern US and Latin America. FPC co- directorship represents a partnership between Virginia Tech, North Carolina State University, Universidad de Concepción (Chile), and Universidad de Santa Catarina (Brazil). Qualifications Required: • Ph.D. with emphasis in silviculture, with strong promise for developing an outstanding program of teaching, research, and outreach. For Associate Professor Rank, appropriate candidate experience and accomplishments required. • Forest management experience/training. Preferred: • Undergraduate degree in forestry • Experience in plantation forests • Demonstrated ability to establish and maintain relationships with industry and/or agency partners. For a full description of the position and to apply, please go to https://listings.jobs.vt.edu/postings/80708 (posting # TR0170151). For questions, please contact Dr. Mike Aust at firstname.lastname@example.org or 540-231-4523. Review Begin Date: 12/11/2017. Posted: 10/17/17.
Forest Ecology: The University of Wisconsin-Madison Department of Forest and Wildlife Ecology invites applications for a tenure-track, assistant professor position in forest ecology. Specializations might include forest community, disturbance, ecosystem, or landscape ecology. Faculty positions carry a commitment to teaching, research, and outreach, as well as professional and university service as appropriate to faculty rank. The candidate will develop a creative, nationally and internationally prominent forest ecology research program. Ideally, her or his research will focus on forest and landscape responses to change agents, and the manipulation of forest structure and composition. Research will traverse multiple temporal and spatial scales, and include synergistic collaborations with colleagues and professionals both on and off campus. The candidate will develop as an engaging and effective teacher with primary responsibility for at least one course in our accredited, undergraduate Forest Science curriculum. He or she also will teach a second course that advances our broader teaching mission. Course topics will depend on interests and Department needs. Expectations also include undergraduate advising, and graduate and trainee mentoring. See the full job ad for details and to apply. The deadline for assuring full consideration is November 26, 2017. Posted: 10/6/17.
Terrestrial/Forest Ecology: The Asian School of the Environment (ASE) at Nanyang Technological University (NTU Singapore) seeks to hire three creative and cutting edge Assistant Professors as part of a targeted initiative to expand ecological and environmental research in Southeast Asia. The Asian School of the Environment is a new interdisciplinary School that focuses on Asian environmental challenges. These three positions will complement the recently developed formal collaboration link of the ASE with the Smithsonian Tropical Research Institute, which is aimed at advancing Singapore’s capacity in terrestrial (and notably forest) ecology with particular reference to the Southeast Asian region. Strong interdisciplinary links between the ASE and the Singapore Centre on Environmental Life Sciences Engineering, the Earth Observatory of Singapore and Complexity Institute provide excellent opportunities for tackling large, cutting edge research questions. Successful applicants will also contribute to development and execution of new undergraduate programs in ecology and related environmental science. 1. Forest soil microbial ecology: We seek a soil microbiologist who has an interest in terrestrial (and especially forest) ecosystems. Research interests may include but are not limited to plant-soil-microbial interactions, mycorrhizal ecology, or the role of microbes in biogeochemical and/or carbon cycling. Familiarity with modern sequencing methods for studying microbial communities would be highly desirable. 2. Forest invertebrate ecology: We seek an invertebrate ecologist (with a focus on belowground and/or aboveground invertebrates) who has an interest in forest ecosystems. Research interests may include but are not limited to invertebrate biodiversity, the decomposer subsystem, plant-herbivore interactions, trophic interactions or food web ecology. Some invertebrate taxonomic identification skills would also be desirable. 3. Forest biogeochemistry: We seek a soil biogeochemist who has an interest in forest ecosystems. Research interests may include but are not limited to carbon and nutrient (notably nitrogen and/or phosphorus) cycling, plant-soil interactions and fee feedbacks, the decomposer subsystem, or microbial or organic bio biogeochemistry. The candidates are expected to: • Establish a world-class research program, • Play a leading role in the development of the ASE, and of the linkages of the ASE with the Smithsonian Tropical Research Institute • Enhance the School’s visibility as an international leader in education and research in Ecology and Ecosystem Science, • Teach undergraduate and graduate courses in Ecology and related Environmental Sciences, • Actively collaborate with NTU faculty and researchers with existing strengths in Ecology, Earth Systems Science and Environmental Life Sciences Applications, including the applicant’s experience/philosophy of research and of teaching, a CV, and contact information for three professional references, should be sent to the Chairman of the Search Committee, NTU, at ASE-Forestecology@ntu.edu.sg. It should be clearly stated which of the 3 positions that the application is for. Enquiries can be sent to David Wardle, Smithsonian Professor of Forest Ecology (email@example.com). Review of applications will begin on September 1 2017. More information can be found at the ASE link above. Posted: 6/28/17.
Wetland Science: The Department of Environmental Science and Ecology at The College at Brockport – State University of New York seeks an Assistant Professor (tenure-track) or Associate Professor (tenurable after three years) with specialization in wetland science. A Ph.D. in wetland science or related discipline is required; ABD candidates must earn their doctoral degree within 6 months of hire. Anticipated starting date is August 2018. Candidates with research interests in wetland science, including plant and animal communities, hydrology, biogeochemistry, or restoration/ management are encouraged to apply. This position is a 9-month appointment with teaching responsibilities (9 to 10 contact hours per semester), including Wetland Ecology, a follow-up wetland science course, and upper-level courses in area of expertise (such as restoration ecology, invasive species management, remote sensing/GIS, or wetland policy/management), as well as scholarship and service. An active research program involving wetland ecology, which includes MS/BS student participation, external funding, and peer-reviewed publications, is expected. Salary and benefits are competitive and commensurate with experience. Applicants should upload letter of application, statements of teaching philosophy and research interests, vita, full contact information for three references, and unofficial transcripts of degrees earned (BS, MS, PhD) at: http://www.brockportrecruit.org. Review will begin October 27, 2017. Posted: 10/6/17.
Wetland Ecology: The Department of Biological Sciences at Salisbury University is accepting applications for the position of Assistant Professor of Biology. This is a full-time tenure track position. Area of Specialization: Wetland Ecology. Teaching is the primary responsibility with the load equivalent to 12 contact hours per semester. Teach undergraduate courses including Ecology, Wetland Ecology, and introductory majors’ Biology course in addition to developing other coursework in specialty area; utilize effective teaching and classroom management strategies that enhance the success of diverse learners; engage in scholarly professional activities, including a research program that involves undergraduate and Master’s level students; and, actively participate in departmental, university, and community service initiatives. Duties include academic advising within the Biology/Environmental Science Dual Degree Program. Minimum Qualifications: A Ph.D. in Biological Science or Environmental Science with research background in Wetland Ecology. Evidence of potential for excellence in teaching and research. Applicants are expected to demonstrate effective verbal communication skills. Applications submitted by October 8, 2017 will receive first consideration. Appointment will be contingent upon verification of eligibility to work in the U.S. and is expected to begin in August 2018. Please visit http://www.salisbury.edu/HR/careers/ to apply. To be considered an applicant, you must apply online and submit the following in PDF format as one single document, except where noted: 1.) A letter of interest; 2.) curriculum vitae (please submit as a separate document); 3.) teaching philosophy; 4.) statement of research interests; and, 5.) the names and contact information of at least three (3) professional references. If you have any questions about the position, please contact the search chair, Dr. Eric Liebgold (firstname.lastname@example.org). All documents must be attached online. Please do not send documents via e-mail. Posted: 9/24/17.
Urban Ecology: The Department of Zoology at Weber State University invites applications for a tenure-track Assistant Professor in Urban Ecology starting Fall, 2018. Ecologists whose work focuses at any level -from organisms through ecosystems- and with expertise in either aquatic or terrestrial systems are encouraged to apply. The successful candidate will be appointed at the Assistant Professor level and will be expected to 1) teach upper and lower division lecture and laboratory courses in his/her area(s) of expertise (e.g. Ecology and Introductory Zoology), 2) establish an active and sustained research program that includes mentoring undergraduate students; 3) seek external funding in support of teaching or research; and, 4) establish collaborations with colleagues in the College of Science and throughout the University. We are especially interested in applicants with expertise in urban/suburban ecosystems. Applicants must have Ph.D. in ecology, biology or related fields. Candidates who expect to complete a Ph.D. by the beginning of the Fall 2018 semester will also be considered. To apply, please complete the online application at http://jobs.weber.edu and attach a cover letter, statements of teaching philosophy and research plans, a CV, and unofficial transcripts. In addition, arrange for three (3) letters of recommendation to be emailed separately by the authors to the Department of Zoology at this address: email@example.com using "Urban Ecologist search" in the subject line. Completed applications received by 30 November 2017 will receive highest priority and review of applicants will proceed immediately thereafter. Posted: 10/13/17.
Ecosystem Ecology: The Department of Biology at the University of Louisville invites applications for a tenure-track ecologist position at the Assistant Professor level to begin August 1, 2018. Successful candidates will have a research program focusing on large-scale questions appropriate to modern ecosystem and landscape ecology, e.g., the ecology of urban systems, restoration ecology, ecosystem services, and global change. Individuals with interests that complement those of existing faculty are encouraged to apply. Post-doctoral experience is required. The successful candidate is expected to maintain an externally funded research program and to contribute to the department's teaching mission in both undergraduate and graduate programs. Primary teaching duties will include undergraduate- and/or graduate-level courses in Global Change Ecology and Ecosystem Ecology. The candidate will also have opportunities to become involved in sustainability programs and initiatives on campus and in the local community. Applicants should submit a cover letter, a curriculum vitae, statements of research interests and teaching philosophy, and contact information for three references as a single PDF document with the online application (http://louisville.edu/jobs/). Review of applications will begin November 15, 2017 and continue until the position is filled. The University of Louisville is an Affirmative Action, Equal Opportunity, Americans with Disabilities Employer. We are a vibrant and inclusive community, and we actively seek candidates who are interested in contributing to diversity and equal opportunity within higher education. Posted: 10/5/17.
Ecosystem Ecology: The Department of Geographical and Sustainability Sciences at The University of Iowa invites applications for a tenure-track appointment at the rank of assistant professor in the area of ecosystem ecology. The ideal candidate will be focused on processes at the watershed scale or larger and be motivated by questions at the intersection of natural and human systems. This candidate will also be well versed in the computational methods necessary to understand such processes (e.g., spatial analytical and statistical approaches, spatial simulation). Applicants could work in one of a variety of specialized research areas, including: • Resilience and adaptive capacity of ecosystems • Socio-ecological systems • Ecosystem change and the spread of disease • Hydro-ecological systems and flooding • Ecosystem modeling and measurement • Ecosystem services. The successful candidate will contribute to a broad-based environmental curriculum through introductory to graduate level courses that fulfill requirements for degrees in geography and related fields. Specific courses taught by an individual hired in this position could include introductory physical geography, ecosystem ecology, field methods, wetlands, and climatology. Successful candidates are expected to conduct cutting-edge research and work effectively in interdisciplinary teams that address significant real-world problems, thereby helping to maintain the department’s active role in collaborative research across campus. This appointment will begin August 15, 2018. Applicants must have a Ph.D. in geography, ecology, or a related discipline in-hand by that date. Applicants should show promise for gaining external funding. A proven record of research and teaching excellence at the intersection of human and environmental systems is desirable. Applicants should be able to teach introductory physical geography as well as advanced courses in their area of expertise. Collaborative and interdisciplinary research is encouraged within the department and at UI. The ability to complement existing departmental strengths (e.g., health geography, resilience, vulnerability, land-use science, sustainability, geographic information science, urban ecology) or university initiatives (e.g., water sustainability, adaptation to climate change, informatics), is desirable. For further information, please see our web page describing this position at https://jobs.uiowa.edu/jobSearch/faculty/, requisition #71538. Screening of applications begins November 15, 2017. Direct questions regarding this position to Dr. Heather Sander, firstname.lastname@example.org, 319-353-2964. Posted: 9/22/17.
Aquatic Biogeochemistry and Water Quality: The Department of Natural Resources and Environmental Sciences at the University of Illinois Urbana – Champaign invites applications for a tenure-track faculty position in Aquatic Biogeochemistry and Water Quality at the Assistant Professor level. The successful candidate will develop a nationally recognized program focused on the influence of human activities and associated changes (land use intensification, climate change) on inland freshwaters and/or terrestrial-aquatic interfaces and will be expected to teach undergraduate and graduate courses. We are particularly interested in candidates who use empirical and/or modeling approaches to address one or more of the following topics: the efficacy of field-scale agricultural practices designed to prevent nutrient and/or agrochemical loss; how changes in management and climate interact to impact solute transport and water flux through landscapes; feedbacks between climate change and availability and transformations of nutrients within a watershed. A Ph.D. in an appropriate field is required at the time of appointment and postdoctoral experience is preferred. For full consideration all requested application information must be received by November 5, 2017. Please visit https://jobs.illinois.edu to view the complete position announcement and application instructions. Posted: 10/5/17.
Aquatic Ecosystem Ecology: The University of Wyoming seeks to hire four tenure-track faculty members associated with the Program in Ecology. 4. Assistant or associate professor with expertise in aquatic ecosystem ecology in the Department of Zoology and Physiology. The successful candidate is expected to develop a strong research program that integrates biological and chemical or physical processes to understand aquatic ecosystems. Candidates can have expertise in lotic or lentic systems and address questions from the population to ecosystem level, with biological interests ranging from elemental cycling to production, population dynamics, food webs, and global change. Review of applications will begin Nov. 13, 2017 (Job 9140). See Cluster Hire of Faculty in Ecology. Posted: 10/17/17.
Freshwater Ecosystem Ecologist: The Biology and Environmental Studies Departments at St. Olaf College invite applications for a joint, tenure-track position with research expertise in freshwater ecosystem ecology. Teaching assignments will include Ecological Principles and interdisciplinary core courses in Environmental Studies as well as advanced courses that might include limnology, biogeochemistry, isotope ecology or remote sensing and GIS or other courses as dictated by the specific interests and expertise of the candidate. Potential for excellence in teaching in a liberal arts setting and for developing a productive research program suitable for both undergraduate collaboration and external funding are required; postdoctoral research is strongly preferred. For application instructions please consult the full job posting at https://stolaf.hiretouch.com/faculty-postings. Application review begins September 21, 2017. Posted: 7/24/17.
Aquatic Ecology: The Department of Wildlife, Fisheries and Aquaculture at Mississippi State University (MSU), is seeking applications for a full time, 9-month tenure-track faculty position at the Assistant/Associate Professor rank. This person will be involved in research, teaching, and service. STARTING: January 2, 2018, or as negotiated. REVIEW: Begins September 1. We seek an ecologist specializing in aquatic vertebrates, invertebrates and plants, as well as water resources, whose research will combine a mix of observational, experimental and/or molecular approaches including advances in spatial and statistical modeling to address applied questions in aquatic ecology and impacts of agricultural land-use on aquatic ecosystems. We encourage applicants with expertise in the management of populations and monitoring, habitat use and animal movement, and those who integrate their work into the broader aquatic ecosystem context. The primary responsibilities of this position will be the development of a productive, externally-funded, and nationally/internationally recognized research program, effective mentoring of graduate and undergraduate students, and teaching within the Wildlife, Fisheries and Aquaculture program. Teaching responsibilities may include undergraduate courses in aquatic and terrestrial ecology, ichthyology, limnology, management of aquatic ecosystems, etc. Graduate level courses consistent with the expertise of the candidate and with departmental and college needs may also be developed. Many courses in the department have a strong field component. See the full job ad (Job no: 496088) for details and to apply. Posted: 8/10/17.
Freshwater Biology: The Department of Biology, California State University, Bakersfield, invites applicants for a tenure-track position in Freshwater Biology at the level of Assistant Professor. The candidate’s research focus must be on multi-cellular freshwater animals, but the specific research focus is not a chief consideration and may be either ecological, physiological, of evolutionary. The successful candidate will be expected to teach majors- and non-majors-level courses depending upon the applicant’s background and departmental needs. The candidate must be capable of developing an externally funded research program that includes both undergraduate and graduate students (M.S. level). Position available 1 August 2018. Application deadline 22 September 2017. See the full job ad (pdf) for details or email the search committee chair Anna Jacobsen at email@example.com. Posted: 8/22/17.
Assistant Professor/Curator – Genetic/Genomic Ichthyologist: Department of Biology & Sam Noble Museum, University of Oklahoma. We seek a creative, collaborative thinker with a collection-based research program involving molecular approaches to studying fish systems. We are especially interested in candidates who use genomic tools and data sets in combination with innovative computational, ecological, behavioral and/or comparative approaches to address important biological questions ranging from the origin and maintenance of organismal diversity, adaptation to changing environments, evolution, conservation, and human health and disease. Areas of research interests include, but are not limited to: comparative genomics, landscape/population genetics, geographical ecology, global change biology, evolutionary genetics, and mechanisms of evolution. The successful candidate will be expected to: (1) develop and maintain an innovative, extramurally-funded research program in fish systems; (2) oversee care and obtain support for a collection of about 1 million specimens by maintaining records, identifying and cataloging specimens, supervising preparators and assistants, expanding and preserving the collections, and developing long-range plans for collection maintenance and development; (3) contribute to museum public exhibit development and support; (4) develop and contribute to museum-related outreach activities; and (5) contribute to undergraduate and graduate teaching, including instruction of one course per year (one-half the regular department teaching load) in ichthyology, animal behavior, biogeography, genetics, evolution, comparative anatomy, ecological modeling, or bioinformatics. A full-time Collection Manager is funded in this collection. Preference will be given to biologists with a documented record of collections-based research in natural history, including field experience and a broad taxonomic understanding of fishes, who also clearly demonstrate cross-disciplinary research programs. A Ph.D., teaching experience, and field and museum research experience in ichthyology are required. To apply: Submit a cover letter, curriculum vitae, summary of experience and goals (including teaching, research, and curation), representative pdf reprint examples, and three confidential letters of reference using at http://apply.interfolio.com/43857. Formal application review will begin 11 October 2017. Posted: 8/31/17.
Marine Conservation/Fisheries Science: The Interdepartmental Graduate Program in Marine Science (IGPMS) at the University of California, Santa Barbara invites applications for a tenure-track position in marine conservation and/or fisheries science at the rank of Assistant Professor. We are searching for a highly innovative and collaborative scholar of marine science who focuses on any aspect (or combination of) ecological or environmental dimensions of marine conservation or fisheries science. All marine habitats from tropical to polar and from coastal to open ocean will be considered. The ideal candidate should apply quantitative methods to answer critical questions relevant to marine resource management, conservation and/or fisheries. The successful candidate will hold an appointment in one or more academic department that participates in IGPMS, and is expected to develop an internationally recognized research program, mentor graduate and undergraduate students in candidate’s area of expertise, and teach both graduate and undergraduate courses. Submit applications at: https://recruit.ap.ucsb.edu/apply/JPF01111 . Review the complete ad and application requirements at this website. Applications completed by December 15, 2017 will receive priority consideration, the position will remain open until filled. The IGPMS is especially interested in candidates who contribute to diversity and excellence of the academic community through research, teaching, and service. The University of California is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer and all qualified applicants will receive consideration without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability status, protected veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by law. Posted: 10/5/17.
Quantitative Fisheries Management: The University of California at Davis is pleased to announce the recruitment for a tenure-track faculty position in quantitative fisheries management. The successful candidate will join the Department of Wildlife, Fish, and Conservation Biology in the College of Agricultural and Environmental Sciences at the rank of Assistant Professor. Criteria for appointment include: a Ph.D. or equivalent in fisheries science, ecology and evolutionary biology, statistics and applied mathematics, or a related field, a record of excellence in scholarly research, and demonstrable potential to establish a competitively-funded research program. The appointee will be responsible for teaching undergraduate and graduate courses in fisheries and marine science, management, and conservation and/or model fitting to data, be actively involved in undergraduate advising, curricular development and department and university service. The appointee is also expected to guide and mentor graduate students and participate in research and outreach/engagement programs consistent with the mission of the CA Agricultural Experiment Station. Applicants should submit materials via https://recruit.ucdavis.edu/apply/JPF01848. Additional inquiries can be directed to Eric Post, Department of Wildlife, Fish, and Conservation Biology (firstname.lastname@example.org) or Marissa Baskett, Department of Environmental Science and Policy (email@example.com). To ensure consideration, applications should be received by November 1, 2017. Posted: 9/19/17.
Fisheries Ecology: Assistant Professor of Biology: Fish Ecology. Tennessee Tech University, Cookeville, Tennessee. Full-time, nine-month, tenure-track appointment to begin August 1, 2018. The successful candidate will teach undergraduate and graduate courses in the Department of Biology, including General Ecology, Ichthyology, Fish Ecology, and other advanced fisheries courses. Required qualifications: Ph.D. from an accredited institution in an area applicable to fish ecology, and a demonstrated potential to teach advanced courses such as Fish Ecology; demonstrated peer-reviewed publication record; commitment to and potential for developing an externally funded research program and direct thesis research of M.S. and/or Ph.D. level graduate students; and ability to serve as advisor to undergraduate and graduate students. Previous university-level teaching experience preferred. Research specialty is open and should complement those of current faculty. To ensure full consideration, all application materials should be received by December 1, 2017. Apply at https://jobs.tntech.edu and upload a letter of application addressing the qualifications and essential functions, and describing teaching and research interests; copies of all college/university transcripts (official transcripts for all degrees conferred required upon hire); a curriculum vitae; and names and email addresses of three professional references. References will be contacted at a later date. Applications without all required materials will not be considered. For questions, contact Dr. S. Bradford Cook, email: SBCook@tntech.edu, ph: (931) 372-3194. Posted: 9/22/17.
Fisheries Ecology: The University of Minnesota’s Department of Fisheries, Wildlife, and Conservation Biology invites applications for a tenure-track assistant professor (50% research/50% teaching) in Fisheries Ecology. The successful candidate will develop a strong, extramurally funded research program with a focus on the ecology and management of fishes. We seek outstanding candidates who employ quantitative approaches to wild or cultured fisheries systems, addressing issues such as effects of stressors on populations, changes caused by aquatic ecosystem alterations, or strategies for sustainable harvest (especially tribal co-management). The candidate will contribute to the teaching mission of the Department by teaching two courses every year, plus an occasional graduate seminar, and by advising undergraduate, graduate, and/or postdoctoral researchers from diverse backgrounds and cultures. We are especially interested in applicants who will add to the Department’s current strengths and will collaborate on interdisciplinary research and teaching initiatives. The Department has a strong commitment to international programming and encourages faculty members to create study abroad opportunities for students and engage in research outside the US. The candidate will be expected to participate in faculty governance and professional service. This is a 9 month position. Two months of summer salary will be provided for the first two years; subsequently, summer salary may be supplemented by research and/or educational grants up to 2.75 months. Essential Qualifications: Ph.D. in fisheries, ecology, or related field; Demonstrated teaching ability; Demonstrated research emphasis in fisheries ecology, including publication record; Potential to initiate and sustain extramurally funded research; Ability to communicate effectively, both orally and in writing. Preferred: Post-doctoral or faculty experience; Demonstrated expertise in quantitative fisheries ecology; Experience interacting successfully with stakeholders; Demonstrated leadership in fisheries ecology; Track record of interacting creatively, collaboratively, and productively on interdisciplinary teams; Evidence of excellence in teaching. To apply Submit cover letter, CV, teaching statement (maximum 3 pages), research statement (maximum 3 pages), and the names and contact information for three people who are willing to write letters of reference. All applications must be submitted online at: https://humanresources.umn.edu/jobs. Click the “External Faculty and Staff Applicants” tab and enter 318036 in the Keywords box. Candidates will have an opportunity to complete an online application for the position and attach their letter and vitae. Additional documents should be attached after application by accessing your “My Activities” page and uploading documents there. For questions or inquiries about the position, please contact Dr. Todd Arnold, firstname.lastname@example.org, chair of the Fisheries Ecology Search Committee. Application review will begin on September 15, 2017. Posted: 7/24/17.
Oceanography: The Ocean Studies Department at Maine Maritime Academy (MMA) invites applications for an Assistant or Associate Professor of Oceanography. Applicants must hold a Ph.D. in oceanography or other marine-related field by August 2018. The area of expertise is open, but an emphasis in biological oceanography, marine environmental science, marine zoology, or marine systems ecology is desired. The successful candidate will enthusiastically embrace working with undergraduates in classroom, laboratory and field settings. Teaching expectations may include undergraduate courses in introductory oceanography for science and non-science majors, biological oceanography, marine zoology, introductory statistics, and additional courses and electives dependent on the successful candidate’s area of expertise. Engaging, advising, and mentoring undergraduates in research is essential; as is full participation in, and service contribution to, a small collegial department. Candidates with demonstrated teaching excellence, commitment to undergraduate education, and research cruise experience are particularly encouraged to apply. Interested applicants should visit Employment at MMA for a full description and detailed instructions on how to apply. Applicants must submit (1) an application, (2) a cover letter that highlights their qualifications for the position, teaching interests and experience, and scholarly interests and experience; (3) a current curriculum vitae; (4) names and contact information (mailing address, phone number and email address) for three professional references; and (5) copies of transcripts. Screening of applicants will begin November 16, 2017. This is a full-time regular position beginning August 2018 at the Assistant or Associate Professor rank. Posted: 9/26/17.
Global Carbon Cycle Analysis: A tenure-track teaching and research position in global carbon cycle analysis is available at the Department of Physical Geography and Ecosystem Science (INES), Lund University, Sweden. The principle duties of the appointee will be to carry out research and contribute to postgraduate training in Ecosystem Science, establishing a research programme of a high international standard within the subject area of the appointment, having relevant linkages to existing research areas of INES, particularly ecosystem modelling and spatial analysis. Consideration should also be given to establishing possible collaboration and synergies with Lund University’s Strategic Research Areas – notably Biodiversity and Ecosystem Services in a Changing Climate (BECC), Modelling the Regional and Global Earth System (MERGE) and eSSENCE (E-Science) – to the Lund University-hosted research infrastructure Integrated Carbon Observation System (ICOS Sweden) and the ICOS Carbon Portal. Deadline for applications 15 August 2017. See the full announcement to apply. Posted: 7/21/17.
Invasive Species Ecologist: The Evolution, Ecology, and Behavior (EEB) program in the Department of Biology at Indiana University Bloomington (IUB) invites applications for an ASSOCIATE PROFESSOR, tenure-track, in the area of Invasive Species Ecology. This position is part of a multi-million dollar 'Prepared for Environmental Change’ (PfEC) initiative, one of Indiana University’s interdisciplinary Grand Challenges formed to tackle major problems facing Indiana, the nation, and the world. We seek a colleague with expertise in the study of range shifts of invasive and native species, using a diverse toolkit that includes strong spatial skills. Relevant research foci include mechanisms of invasion, models of spread, and impacts of invasive species on native species and ecosystems. The PfEC initiative offers diverse opportunities and internal funding for collaboration with colleagues across the sciences, social sciences, and humanities at IUB and affiliated campuses. Applicants must hold a PhD with relevant postdoctoral and/or faculty experience. We prefer candidates hired at an Associate Professor level but will consider others in exceptional cases. Ideal candidates will have established outstanding, externally funded research programs, a strong record of research accomplishments, and genuine interest and capacity to teach both at the undergraduate and graduate level. Research-active EEB faculty teach 1-2 undergraduate or graduate courses per year. To apply: • Submit a cover letter, CV, research statement (past, present, and future), a teaching statement, and names and contact information for three or more references. • Submit materials by 15 October 2017 via http://indiana.peopleadmin.com/postings/4178 • Address inquiries concerning the search to Jennifer Tarter at 812-856-3984 or email@example.com. Posted: 8/29/17.
Forest Ecology and GIS: The Department of Natural Resource Ecology and Management (NREM) at Oklahoma State University invites applications for a full-time, eleven-month, tenure-track position (60% teaching and 40% research) at the rank of Assistant Professor in Forest Ecology and Geospatial Analytics. The successful candidate will teach and conduct research in the area of Forest Ecology and Geospatial Analytics in cooperation with NREM faculty and other natural resource professionals. Specific responsibilities include: 1. Develop and teach 1) an introductory undergraduate course in geospatial analysis for natural resource management, 2) an advanced undergraduate course that emphasizes application of geospatial analytics to natural resource management, 3) an undergraduate course in forestry relevant to the expertise of the successful candidate, and 4) a graduate-level course in spatial and non-spatial database management. Other courses may be developed/taught to fit with the needs of the department and/or the faculty member's interests. 2. Establish a nationally recognized, externally funded research program concordant with the land grant mission that focuses on 1) the ecology of forests and other wildland ecosystems, and 2) geospatial analysis in the management of wildland ecosystems with emphasis on forests and rangeland ecosystems. Examples of potential research topics include disturbance effects on vegetation, nutrient and carbon cycling, wildlife habitat, and ecosystem services and sustainability. 3. Recruit, mentor, and train graduate students. 4. Advise and mentor undergraduate students. 5. Serve on Departmental, Division and University committees appropriate to interests, responsibilities, and organizational mission. Qualifications: 1. A Ph.D.in natural resources ecology, or closely related field from an accredited university. 2. Demonstrated ability and strong interest in instruction and advisement of undergraduate and graduate students. 3. Demonstrated ability and strong interest in collaborative research with natural resource research scientists and other natural resource professionals to develop and maintain an active research program, to include publishing in leading scientific journals, and demonstrated interest and ability to seek and secure extramural funding to support research. Apply at: https://jobs.okstate.edu (search by keyword req3688). Submit: 1) a cover letter, 2) statement of research interests and philosophy, 3) statement of teaching interests and philosophy, 4) curriculum vitae, 5) academic transcripts, 6) up to three reprints of journal publications, and 7) contact information for three references. Review of applications will begin on September 22, 2017 Questions: Rod Will, Chair (firstname.lastname@example.org). Posted: 8/15/17.
Conservation Biology, Forest Environments: A position as a faculty professor in conservation biology with a special focus on forest environments is open at SLU (Swedish University of Agricultural Sciences), Department of Ecology, Uppsala, Sweden. The Department is situated in the attractive Ecology Centre where we perform internationally renowned research, environmental monitoring and assessment, and education for the sustainable use of natural resources based on basic ecological knowledge. Research at the Ecology Centre is directly linked to forestry, agriculture and conservation as well as broader questions related to climate and land-use changes. We work at the forefront of research within applied and basic ecology and have a strong conservation biology section. Candidates are expected to offer leadership that would strengthen and develop research on conservation biology together with researchers and teachers from the department, faculty and other parts of the university. The department has eight faculty professors and about 100 researchers and teachers. The professorship in conservation biology will have a special focus on forest environments. The subject area includes 1) populations, species communities and ecosystem dynamics and functions in protected and managed forest landscapes, 2) conservation and management of biodiversity and ecosystem services in forest landscapes, 3) optimization of forest management, conservation strategies, ecosystem services and functions in a landscape and climate change perspective. Elements of cross-disciplinary research are also encouraged. Applications close on September 10, 2017. See the full job ad for details and to apply. Posted: 6/28/17.
GIS and Environmental Planning: Environmental Studies, an interdisciplinary department in the College of Public Affairs and Administration at University of Illinois at Springfield (UIS) seeks applications at the tenure-track ASSISTANT PROFESSOR level with expertise in geographic information systems (GIS) and environmental planning. The position will begin on August 16, 2018. Applicants must have a Ph.D. in environmental planning, land use planning, geography, or a related field. We expect the person for the position to teach Fundamentals of GIS, Advanced GIS, Fundamentals of Remote Sensing, Land Use and Environmental Planning, and courses in candidate’s areas of expertise. The position also directs the GIS Laboratory and requires the knowledge of and proficiency in the Esri ArcGIS system structure (version 10.1 or higher), including ArcGIS Desktop, Enterprise Geodatabase (ArcSDE on SQL Server), ArcGIS Server (Service Oriented Architecture software design), and the Web APIs to create GIS Web applications and/or other GIS solutions to support teaching and research. Teaching load (two courses per spring and fall semester) will consist of a combination of on-campus and online courses at both the undergraduate and graduate levels. The position will also perform academic advising, direct graduate research, and conduct research in her/his specialization. Applicants should have a desire for excellence in teaching. For details and to apply, see the full job ad. Closing date October 2, 2017. Posted: 8/29/17, revised: 9/25/17.
Social/Ecological Systems: The School of Marine and Environmental Affairs (SMEA) at the University of Washington invites your application for a nine-month (100% FTE) tenure-track position at the rank of Assistant Professor (0116). We seek a social scientist who will advance our understanding of dynamic relationships between human societies and coastal or ocean environments, especially as they pertain to the use or governance of space. Priority consideration will be given to applicants conducting research focused on contested spaces, uses, and boundaries; or coastal risks, hazards, and vulnerabilities. Job announcement HERE. Priority consideration closes Oct 31. Posted: 10/6/17.
Human-Environment Systems: Assistant Professor (Tenure Track). Competitive candidates will demonstrate capacity, expertise, and interest in quantitative approaches to analyzing the interlinkages among social, biological, and physical systems, with the goal of addressing some of our most pressing sustainability challenges. We seek candidates who develop and apply innovative strategies to describe, understand, and predict the dynamics of human-environment systems, including but not limited to, agent-based, dynamical, process-based and geospatial modeling, mixed-methods, and other innovative techniques for integrating models or data. Candidates with training and skills from the disciplines of geography, geoscience, climate science, social sciences, engineering, and computational and data sciences are particularly encouraged. The new faculty member will work closely with existing faculty in our Human-Environment Systems Institute. This position is part of a statewide, NSF-funded, effort to build expertise in human-environment systems science. With Boise State University’s new College of Innovation and Design as a home, the candidate will have the opportunity to collaboratively build an integrated research and teaching center focusing on coupled human-environment systems. The center weaves together biophysical and social science knowledge and skills to develop solutions to society’s most challenging environmental problems. Successful candidates will be able to 1) build a strong collaborative (team science) research program that integrates the social, physical, and computational sciences and engineering, 2) secure extramural funding, 3) create knowledge to meet challenges at the human-environment interface, 4) disseminate that knowledge through high-impact publications and other, less traditional, mechanisms, and 5) help develop a leading program in human-environment systems science. We are particularly interested in applicants who can contribute to Boise State’s academic excellence by developing an integrated program of research, teaching, and service that also broadens participation and diversity to more effectively address the complex challenges of coupled human-environment systems. The successful candidate will have a strong commitment to high quality education and develop innovative approaches to teaching undergraduate and graduate students. Successful candidates may develop hybridized, flipped, and/or online class formats as well as short courses and workshops. Courses will be offered through the College of Innovation and Design and collaborating departments. Expected teaching load is nominally two classes per year. Teaching responsibilities will be aligned with the candidates' training and will emphasize the interface of human-environment sciences. We welcome applicants at the Assistant Professor level and also encourage exceptional candidates exhibiting a proven record of excellence in obtaining extramural research funding, scholarly productivity, and teaching at the Associate Professor level. See the full job ad (170712) to apply. Review will begin September 1, 2017. Posted: 8/11/17.
Human Dimensions of Wildlife Biology: The Department of Biology at Texas State University invites applications for a tenure-track Assistant Professor in human dimensions of wildlife biology and conservation. The successful candidate will be expected to teach both graduate and undergraduate courses related to wildlife and natural resource management, focusing on human dimensions and conservation aspects, and develop an externally funded research program involving graduate students that complements existing strengths of our 50-member faculty. Required qualifications are an earned Ph.D. in wildlife ecology, biology, environmental education, or related areas, and a record of peer-reviewed publications in human dimensions of natural resources. Preferred qualifications include postdoctoral (or equivalent) experience, demonstration of research experience and a record of externally funded research in human dimensions such as wildlife/conservation outreach, stakeholder engagement and application of theoretical and empirical findings to real-world, contemporary problems. For full consideration, all application materials must be received by November 1, 2017. Apply through https://jobs.hr.txstate.edu/postings/ only. Interested applicants should submit the following materials 1) letter of application with statements on research plans and teaching philosophy, 2) CV, 3) PDFs of five representative publications, and 4) the names and contact information of five people willing to serve as references. Questions about this position should be addressed to Dr. M. Clay Green, email@example.com (512) 245-8037, Texas State University, 601 University Drive, San Marcos, TX 78666. Posted: 9/21/17.
Human Dimensions of Climate Change: The Department of Environmental Studies at the University of New England invites applications for a tenure-track Assistant Professor beginning in Fall 2018. The ideal candidate will have a primary focus area in the human dimensions of climate change. Secondary focus areas could include environmental policy and planning, renewable energy, planetary health, environmental justice, and/or theory and practice of social change. Teaching responsibilities include Introduction to Environmental Issues (a required course in the College of Arts and Sciences' Core Curriculum); Society, Population, and Environment; Environmental Policy; and upper-level Environmental Studies electives. Candidates must have a doctoral degree and be committed to interdisciplinary teaching and scholarship. The desired candidate will have demonstrated excellence in teaching and a well-defined research program amenable to mentoring of undergraduates. In addition to teaching and research, the candidate will be expected to participate in service to the Department, college and university; curriculum development; assessment of student learning; and academic advising. Review of applications will begin in mid-August, with full consideration given to application received by September 30, 2017. See the full job ad for details and to apply. For more information, contact the Department Chair, Dr. Richard Peterson, firstname.lastname@example.org or (207) 602-2862. Posted: 8/8/17.
Ecosystem-based Forest Management: The Department of Renewable Resources, in the Faculty of Agricultural, Life & Environmental Sciences, University of Alberta, Canada, invites applications for a tenure-track position as an Assistant/Associate Professor in Ecosystem-based Management. The successful candidate will be expected to submit an application to the Natural Sciences and Engineering Research Council of Canada (NSERC) for an Industrial Research Chair to support this position. Applicants must have a PhD and substantial post-doctoral experience in applied ecosystem-based forest management (EBM), or in related fields such as forest ecology, landscape ecology, or conservation biology but with a specific focus on relevance to forest management. We seek candidates with a well-established record of applied research in EBM aimed at ensuring long-term sustainability of a diversity of forest values while supporting a healthy forest industry. In particular, we seek an individual interested in conducting research relevant to forest types common to Alberta and focusing on: (a) linking finer- (stand-) scale and coarser- (landscape-) scale approaches to implementation of EBM; (b) field-based studies documenting response to and recovery following EBM practices. The candidate should be broad-thinking and have a demonstrated interest in how forest ecosystems are affected by natural and anthropogenic disturbances and how this knowledge can be applied to the sustainable management of forest resource ecosystems and landscapes. The successful candidate will be expected to develop a program of independent research and graduate student education, including a balanced portfolio of ‘pure’ and ‘applied’ research. The successful candidate will be expected to provide scientific leadership for and to take advantage of the long term EMEND experiment and its legacy of data. See Competition No. A108233640 for details and to apply. Review date: October 30, 2017. Posted: 9/15/17.
Forest Economics & Management: The Department of Forestry and Natural Resources at Purdue University in West Lafayette, Indiana, seeks applicants for an assistant/associate professor of forest economics and management. This is a tenure-track, academic-year position. The successful candidate will be expected to: 1) teach two upper-division undergraduate courses (forest economics and forest resources management) and 2) develop a leading research and/or extension program in forest resource management and/or economics that addresses critical issues at the state, national, and/or international levels. The balance of research and/or extension will be negotiated depending on candidate’s interest and background. Interdisciplinary collaboration across the department’s diverse natural resources faculty will be essential. Depending on the candidate’s interest, a courtesy appointment in the Department of Agricultural Economics is possible. QUALIFICATIONS: A Ph.D. in natural resource management or economics, with a focus on forest resource issues. Candidates should have 1) previous experience successfully teaching university courses; 2) demonstrated scholarship in research and/or extension through publication in refereed journals, 3) demonstrated success or the potential to develop a vigorous, extramurally funded research and/or extension program, and 4) demonstrated success working on research teams addressing multi-disciplinary problems. Undergraduate or graduate training and/or work experience in forestry is strongly preferred. The Department is diverse and emphasizes interdisciplinary approaches across a broad spectrum of natural resource subjects, including forestry, wildlife, fisheries and aquatic sciences, wood science, ecology, and natural resource social sciences. The Department hosts several research partnerships, most notably the Hardwood Tree Improvement and Regeneration Center with the U.S. Forest Service, state, and non-governmental cooperators, and the Illinois-Indiana Sea Grant program with the University of Illinois and the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration. The department also has two large private endowments (Johnathan S. Wright and Frederick M. van Eck) that support research, teaching, and extension activities in forest resources. Interaction with faculty within Discovery Park is ongoing and encouraged. CLOSING DATE: September 30, 2017. APPLICATION: Submit: 1) letter of application, 2) statement of teaching philosophy (two pages maximum), 3) statement of research and/or extension interests (two pages maximum), and 4) curriculum vitae that includes a complete publication list and the names and contact information for at least three professional references. Questions may be directed to the Search Committee Chair, Dr. Mike Saunders, via telephone (765-430-1440) or email (email@example.com). Application packets should be emailed to Marlene Mann (firstname.lastname@example.org). Posted: 5/31/17.
Global Change Ecology: The Harvard University Department of Organismic and Evolutionary Biology seeks to appoint a tenure-track professor in Global Change Ecology, with an emphasis on terrestrial ecosystems at physiological, population, community, or ecosystem levels from ecological or evolutionary ecology perspectives. We are especially interested in individuals who conduct rigorous observational and/or experimental work in the field and/or lab that advances our understanding of how climate change, land transformation, and species interactions, introductions or extinctions are affecting terrestrial ecosystems at local, regional and global scales. In addition, we would be interested in individuals who are advancing our understanding of how to conserve biodiversity in natural and human-dominated landscapes, the role of biodiversity in the maintenance of ecosystem services, and the dynamics of coupled human-natural systems. Successful candidates will be expected to develop an innovative research program and contribute to teaching at the undergraduate and graduate levels, particularly in the areas of ecology, conservation biology or global climate change. The appointment is expected to begin on July 1, 2018. Doctorate in Ecology or related discipline required by the time the appointment begins. Demonstrated strong commitment to teaching is desired. Apply through http://academicpositions.harvard.edu/postings/7705. Candidates are encouraged to apply by October, 1 2017. Posted: 7/24/17.
Ecology And Evolution: The Department of Ecology and Evolutionary Biology at the University of Toronto invites applications for two tenure-stream appointments in ecology and evolution. These appointments will be at the rank of Assistant Professor, with an expected start date of July 1, 2018. We seek candidates who conduct conceptually driven research in ecology and evolution, especially those with research programs in disease and/or theory. We seek applications from candidates whose research program complements the research programs of the highly collaborative faculty currently in the department. The successful applicants must have a PhD in a related field by July 1, 2018 or soon thereafter, with a record of sustained publications in top-ranked, field-relevant journals. The appointees will be expected to build an active, externally funded and internationally recognized research program. The successful candidates will also demonstrate excellence in teaching and contributions to the education and training of undergraduate and graduate students. Evidence of demonstrated excellence in research and teaching should be documented through the applicant's CV, publications, research and teaching statements, strong letters of reference from referees of high standing and where appropriate, course evaluations. The University of Toronto is a leading academic institution with over 60 faculty members specializing in ecology and evolution. Strong links exist between the Department of Ecology and Evolutionary Biology and the Royal Ontario Museum, the Centre for Global Change Science, Dalla Lana School of Public Health, the School of the Environment, the University network of leading academic research hospitals (www.uhn.ca, sunnybrook.ca/) and research groups with provincial and federal government agencies. The University owns a nearby field station dedicated to ecological research (the Koffler Scientific Reserve). All qualified candidates are invited to apply online. Applications must include a CV and statements of research and teaching interests combined into a single PDF file, plus three representative publications. Applicants should arrange to have three confidential letters of recommendation (signed and on letterhead) sent directly to: Professor Donald Jackson, Chair of Search Committee, Department of Ecology and Evolutionary Biology, 25 Willcocks Street, University of Toronto, Toronto, Ontario, M5S 3B2 Canada. Letters of reference may be e-mailed to email@example.com. Deadline for receipt of applications, including reference letters, is September 13, 2017. Questions regarding this position can be directed to Liz Rentzelos at firstname.lastname@example.org or (416-946-3340). Posted: 7/21/17.
Evolutionary Biology: The Section of Ecology, Behavior and Evolution in the Division of Biological Sciences, University of California San Diego, invites applications for a faculty position in Evolutionary Biology at the tenure-track Assistant, or tenured Associate or Full Professor level. We are broadly searching for an evolutionary biologist. Research topics could include, but are not limited to, vertebrate biology, evolutionary ecology, or comparative or population genomics. All candidates must have earned a Ph.D. or equivalent degree, and be committed to teaching at the undergraduate and graduate levels. In addition to excellence and creativity in research and scholarship, successful candidates must also demonstrate a commitment to equity and inclusion in higher education. We are especially interested in candidates who have created or contributed to programs that aim to increase access and success of underrepresented students and/or faculty in the sciences, and/or have detailed plans to accomplish such goals. Initial review of applications will commence on October 23, 2017. Apply: Assistant Professor | Associate or Full Professor. Further details about the required application material. Posted: 9/24/17.
Ecology/Evolutionary Biology of Disease: My department is searching for a tenure-track assistant professor in disease ecology/evolution/environmental science this fall. The full ad is posted below. We are an unusual and fun multidisciplinary science program affiliated with three top liberal arts colleges in the Claremont consortium, just east of Los Angeles. This job is a great fit for those interested in undergraduate teaching and mentoring who also want to maintain an active research lab. The consortium and our location in southern California give lots of opportunities to interact and collaborate with colleagues, both on campus and at the many large universities in our neighborhood. I will be at the ESA meetings in Portland if anyone wants to connect and talk more about this position. Feel free to also email questions (email@example.com). Full ad: The W.M Keck Science Department of Claremont McKenna, Pitzer and Scripps Colleges invites applications for a tenure-track position in the ecology/evolutionary biology of disease at the Assistant Professor level, to begin July 2018. The department houses the biology, chemistry, physics and environmental science faculty for three of the five undergraduate Claremont Colleges, and offers innovative and interdisciplinary programs in both natural and physical sciences. Many of our faculty participate in collaborative research projects, both within the department and with research groups at nearby institutions. Candidates must be committed to excellence in teaching and development of a vibrant research program that engages undergraduate students. We especially seek candidates whose work on disease is cross-disciplinary within the sciences and speaks to students with diverse interests, including the environment and human health. Of particular interest are candidates who could offer courses on the mathematical modeling, ecology and/or evolution of infectious disease, disease and the environment, and/or emerging diseases. Teaching opportunities will include introductory courses in a core discipline (biology or environmental science), as well as courses in the candidate’s area of expertise. A Ph.D., postdoctoral experience and a record of scholarly publication are required. Please apply online at https://webapps.cmc.edu/jobs/faculty/home.php [note: position appears not to be listed yet]. Upload a cover letter, a curriculum vitae, a statement of your proposed approach to teaching science in a liberal arts setting, a statement (of no more than 1 page) describing your approach and experience in mentoring diverse student populations, a description of your proposed research, and the names and email addresses of three references. Inquiries regarding the position may be emailed to Professor Diane Thomson at firstname.lastname@example.org. Review of applications will begin October 1, 2017. Posted: 7/21/17.
Vertebrate Evolution and its Environmental Context: As part of a university-wide initiative involving the Turkana Basin Institute, the Department of Ecology and Evolution at Stony Brook University invites applications for a tenure-track faculty position at the rank of Assistant Professor whose research concerns vertebrate evolution and/or its ecological and climatological context. Areas of particular interest include, but are not limited to, phylogenetics, comparative vertebrate morphology, vertebrate paleontology, paleoecology, and paleo-community ecology. This position is one of five faculty lines being created across campus for researchers whose interests intersect with the goals and resources of the Turkana Basin Institute. We seek a candidate with the potential to augment or build upon one or more of the Department of Ecology and Evolution’s current research strengths, while taking advantage of Stony Brook’s unique relationship with the Turkana Basin Institute and related programs across campus. The Turkana Basin is a premier site for the discovery and understanding of hominid and vertebrate evolution and the ecological and climatological context of these processes. Candidates need not at present have a research program in the Turkana Basin. We seek a candidate who will be an effective teacher in undergraduate and graduate courses in the areas of ecology and evolution, and who will develop programs that will enhance the department’s tradition of interdisciplinary research. The successful candidate must have a Ph.D. in ecology and evolution or closely related field at the time of appointment; preference will be given to those with related post-doctoral experience. The successful candidate must also have the clear potential to establish an internationally recognized, externally funded research program that would include mentoring of graduate and undergraduate students. Applications are due by December 1, 2017 through http://academicjobsonline.org/ajo/jobs/10164. Applications must include a cover letter, CV, research and teaching statements and the names and contact information of three references. Applications should be addressed to Search Committee, Department of Ecology and Evolution, Stony Brook University, Stony Brook, NY, 11794-2100, USA. Questions should be directed to the Chair of the Search Committee, Prof. Jeffrey Levinton (Jeffrey.Levinton@stonybrook.edu). Posted: 10/17/17.
Evolutionary Ecology: The Department of Biological Sciences at San José State University invites applications for and Assistant Professor (Tenure track) in Evolutionary Ecology. Applicants must have a Ph.D. or equivalent degree and postdoctoral experience in evolutionary ecology or related field. Candidates should have a proven record of excellence or evidence of promise for excellence in teaching and research. We seek a vertebrate biologist who uses molecular methods to investigate questions in evolution and development, population genetics, or molecular ecology. Candidates should have proven record of research experience and scholarly output in studies of evolutionary processes using field and/or laboratory-based research. Responsibilities: The successful candidate will be expected to take a leadership role in evolutionary biology within the Ecology and Evolution program area. Teaching duties will include segments within the Introductory Biology series for freshmen, and specialty courses at the upper division and/or graduate-levels. These courses may include but are not limited to Evolution, Human Evolution, Vertebrate Evolution, Evolutionary Development, Population Genetics, and/or Molecular Ecology. The candidate is expected to establish a successful research lab utilizing molecular techniques to augment field and/or laboratory-based studies of vertebrate evolution. Innovation in teaching is strongly encouraged and research involving masters and undergraduate students is expected. Applicants' materials should demonstrate awareness of and sensitivity to educational goals of a multicultural population as might have been gained in cross-cultural study, training, teaching, and other comparable experience. Starting Date: August 17, 2018. For full consideration, send a letter of application, curriculum vitae, statement of teaching interests/philosophy, research plans, and at least three original letters of reference with contact information by September 30, 2017 to apply.interfolio.com/42749. Please direct questions to: Dr. Jeffrey Honda (email@example.com). Posted: 7/21/17.
Plant Molecular Ecologist: The Department of Ecology & Evolutionary Biology at Tulane University invites applications for a tenure-track faculty position at the Assistant Professor level with a research focus on the application of molecular techniques (e.g., population genetics, molecular genomics) to address ecological and/or evolutionary questions in plants. Preference will be given to researchers whose work complements one or both of our departmental concentrations in tropical biology and river/coast ecosystems. We are also interested in candidates whose research can be applied to restoration and conservation issues. The position is 60% research, 10% service and 30% teaching, with lab space and a competitive start up package to be provided. The faculty member will be responsible for teaching one course per semester and will rotate among 3 or 4 different courses. In addition to teaching, faculty members mentor Ph.D., M.S. and B.S. students in Tulane’s School of Science and Engineering. The vision of the Department of Ecology and Evolutionary Biology is to be recognized as a center for solution-based science in ecology and evolutionary biology with foci in tropical and river-coast ecosystems. We aim to conduct translational research: basic scientific advance is not only an end in itself but also a means to providing solutions to global environmental challenges. The department maintains interactions with nationally and internationally recognized programs. For example, Tulane is a member of the Organization for Tropical Studies and our students and faculty interact with study abroad courses worldwide. Locally, our department is involved in the Riversphere – A Center of Excellence in Renewable Energy Systems, and The ByWater Institute. Along with a shared molecular facility within our department, we collaborate with the School of Science and Engineering to use the Coordinated Instrumentation Facility. The successful candidate must have a Ph.D. degree in Biology, Ecology, Evolutionary Biology, or a related field. Postdoctoral research experience is strongly preferred. To apply please submit the following: (1) Cover letter, (2) Curriculum Vitae, (3) statement of research accomplishments and future directions, (4) teaching statement, (5) up to three publications and (6) name and contact information (address, e-mail, phone) of three professional references who can address candidate’s qualifications. Review of applications will begin October 13, 2017 and search will remain open until the position is filled, with a start date of July 1, 2018. Apply via https://apply.interfolio.com/42576. Posted: 10/13/17.
Microbial Environmental Metagenomics and Bioinformatics: The Department of Ecology and Evolutionary Biology at the University of Kansas seeks outstanding applicants for an Assistant Professorship, tenure track, expected to begin as early as August 18, 2018. Qualifying candidates must have a Ph.D. in environmental genomics, bioinformatics, microbial ecology, or a closely related field and relevant postdoctoral experience. We are particularly interested in candidates addressing fundamental questions about the structure and function of microbiomes as well as the informatics challenges associated with these analyses. We consider microbiomes to include diverse members of microbial communities (e.g., bacteria, archaea, fungi, microbial eukaryotes, and viruses), and are especially interested in candidates examining microbiome function in natural environments, including those associated with plants, soil and water. A strong record of research and demonstrated commitment to excellence in teaching are required. We especially encourage applicants with a strong record of collaboration. A complete online application includes the following materials: cover letter, curriculum vitae, a research statement, a teaching statement, and the names and contact information for three professional references. In your cover letter, please address how you would contribute to advancing diversity, equity, and inclusion through your past, present and/or future activities. For additional information about the position, please contact Professor Jim Bever at firstname.lastname@example.org. Initial review of applications will begin November 14, 2017. The Department of Ecology and Evolutionary Biology (EEB) has research foci in Ecology and Global Change Biology, Evolutionary Mechanisms, and Biodiversity and Macroevolution. Its graduate program includes students seeking Masters or Ph.D. degrees. EEB is large, diverse, and dynamic, including ~40 faculty with research programs ranging from population genomics to ecosystem function to phylogenetics. The department has close affiliations with the Kansas Biological Survey, the KU Biodiversity Institute, Center for Computational Biology, and the KU Department of Molecular Biosciences. KU faculty benefit from several fully-staffed core facilities, including the Genome Sequencing Core, the Microscopy and Analytical Imaging Laboratory, and Nanofabrication facility. The School of Engineering bioengineering program and the ITTC/Bioinformatics and computational life science laboratory offer additional opportunities to collaborate. The KU Center for Research Computing supports a campus-wide High-Performance Computing cluster. The 3,000 acre KU Field Station, located 15 miles from campus, offers access to diverse ecosystems for field-based research. For complete announcements and to apply online, go to https://employment.ku.edu/academic/10108BR. Posted: 10/6/17.
Gene-Environment Interactions: The Department of Biological Sciences in the College of Liberal Arts & Sciences at the University of Illinois at Chicago (UIC) invites applications for a tenure-track position at the assistant professor level. Numerous opportunities exist for collaborative research in biological sciences across disciplines at UIC and with colleagues and institutions throughout the Chicago region. Final authorization of the position is subject to availability of funding. We seek to hire a rising star who investigates the genetic mechanisms underlying short-term ecological and/or long-term evolutionary responses of organisms to their environment. The ideal candidate will study evolutionary, ecological, and/or community processes using bioinformatic or genomic approaches, which might include, but are not limited to, metagenomics, transcriptomics, or comparative genomics. Research expertise might encompass any level of biological hierarchy, ecological scale, or organismal group. Successful candidates will be expected to establish a vigorous, externally funded research program. Commitment to teaching excellence in the graduate and undergraduate programs is expected. The successful candidate will join an interdisciplinary scientific community on the UIC campus and the Chicago area, as a member of a diverse department investigating a broad range of areas in biology, supported by excellent facilities and resources. Resources include outstanding core facilities for high performance computing, high-throughput DNA/RNA sequencing, imaging, mass spectrometry, flow cytometry, structural analyses, and automated screening. Candidates must have a Ph.D. degree, with postdoctoral experience and a demonstrated record of research accomplishments. Ability to teach microbiology is preferred. To receive full consideration, candidates must complete an on-line application, including the names and email addresses of three references, and submit a CV and statements of research and teaching interests, at the full job ad by October 20, 2017. Questions should be directed to Jacquelyn DeLaurentis at email@example.com. Posted: 9/26/17.
Population Genetics: The Department of Biology at the University of Louisiana at Lafayette seeks to fill a tenure-track position at the Assistant Professor level. We are searching for an outstanding scientist who studies population genetics. Although we are especially interested in applicants that have a record of utilizing genome-scale datasets in animal or plant systems, researchers studying all aspects of population genetics are encouraged to apply. Minimum qualifications are a Ph.D. in a relevant field, a significant publication record, and postdoctoral experience. Successful applicants will be expected to establish a vigorous, externally funded research program, provide instruction to undergraduates and graduate students (particularly courses in population genetics and genetics) and participate in our Ph.D. program in Environmental and Evolutionary Biology. Cover letter, curriculum vitae, statement of research interests, statement of teaching interests, and a list of three references (including postal and email addresses) should be emailed as a single pdf attachment to: Genetics.search@Louisiana.edu. To ensure full consideration, applications should be received by October 20, 2017. Posted: 10/6/17.
Genomics: The Department of Biological Sciences at the University of Alaska Anchorage invites applicants for a tenure track position in Genomics. A PhD in biological sciences or closely related discipline and a strong record of research productivity are required. Postdoctoral or industry experience is required. Candidates are expected to demonstrate a strong commitment to undergraduate and graduate education, and teaching experience is preferred. The successful applicant will contribute to research and teaching in the Department by developing extramurally funded research programs involving graduate and undergraduate students and teaching courses within our BS, BA, and MS degrees in Biological Sciences. Candidates with expertise in genomics of humans, wildlife, plants or eukaryotic model organisms using next-generation sequencing technologies are especially encouraged to apply. Teaching responsibilities could include principles of genetics, human genome, and upper division and graduate electives specific to the candidate’s area of expertise. See the full job ad for details and to apply. Full consideration please apply by Oct 9th. Posted: 9/24/17.
Ecosystem Genomics: Two positions in ecosystem genomics, part of the Ecosystem Genomics Cluster Hire at the University of Arizona. Open rank: Assistant Professor, Associate Professor, Full Professor Posting Number: F21097 at https://uacareers.com/. Co-Chairs: Drs. Scott Saleska and Betsy Arnold: firstname.lastname@example.org, email@example.com. Some of the most challenging issues in understanding the components and processes of natural and managed ecosystems have a common foundation in gene-environment interactions. We are in the process of assembling a cluster of outstanding new faculty members to contribute to the development of a new program in ecosystem genomics. To complement and extend five hires to date in the cluster, we are searching for two new colleagues at the assistant or associate level (although strong candidates will be considered at any rank) who share an interest in developing active teaching and research programs in the theoretical and empirical genomics of ecosystems. The appointee will be expected to support and promote Inclusive Excellence, the UA diversity and inclusiveness strategic initiative designed to create an inclusive environment for all students, staff, and faculty. The appointee will teach courses at the graduate and undergraduate levels and contribute to mentoring students, including those from underrepresented backgrounds. The appointee also will participate in outreach and contribute to departmental/college/university service. Finally the appointee will interact with the dynamic and exciting cluster and related initiatives at the interfaces of genomics and ecosystems. In these and other ways, the appointee will develop innovative approaches to enhancing student engagement, increasing diversity, and expanding the university’s collaborations with community and business partners. The foci of the positions to be filled may include a range of life sciences disciplines, study organisms, or habitats, but will fit well into one of the following thematic areas: 1. Empirical ecosystem genomics. This position will leverage the multidisciplinary strengths on the UA campus to translate concepts in genomics and ecosystem science to experiments that can address mechanisms and propose hypotheses to frame new grand challenge questions. The appointee will take advantage of the computational and experimental resources available at the UA, including but not limited to agricultural research centers and core facilities, to link structural, functional, comparative or translational genomics to the structure and function of entire ecosystems. The successful candidate will be capable of pursuing research that extends from the mechanisms of genomics, through organism traits, to ecosystem processes. 2. Theoretical ecosystem genomics. Advances in theoretical underpinnings and conceptual framework of genomics continue to reshape the landscape of the life sciences, together framing the forward-looking questions that will define biology in the years ahead. This position will leverage the strengths in empirical, functional, structural, organismal, biomedical, evolutionary, and ecological genomics on the UA campus to chart new paths at the interface of genomics and ecosystem science. The successful candidate will use theoretical, conceptual, or numerical modeling approaches to understand biological mechanisms from the level of genomes, through organism traits, to ecosystem processes, with special emphasis on scaling from genes to ecosystems. The cluster hire initiative in ecosystem genomics is enabled by the University of Arizona’s Never Settle commitment to cross-college collaborations that emphasize engagement, innovation, partnering and programmatic synergy. Depending on the research and teaching interests of candidates and strategic needs in academic units, faculty members hired into cluster hire positions will be invited to join one of several possible colleges, including the College of Science, and the College of Agriculture and Life Sciences, and one of several schools or departments in those colleges, including the Department of Entomology, the Department of Ecology and Evolutionary Biology, the Department of Soil, Water and Environmental Science, the School of Plant Sciences, the School of Natural Resources and the Environment, and potentially in other units, depending on the interests/fit of the candidate and unit priorities. Review of applications will begin on October 9, 2017. Posted: 9/21/17.
Environmental Chemistry: Northern Arizona University seeks a full-time tenure-track joint position shared between the School of Earth Sciences and Environmental Sustainability and the Department of Chemistry and Biochemistry. The successful candidate will be expected to develop a vigorous, externally funded research program in environmental chemistry, mentor undergraduate and graduate students, provide teaching excellence in upper-division undergraduate- and graduate-level environmental chemistry lectures and labs, and actively serve the university. Candidates must have an earned Ph.D. in chemistry, geosciences, or closely related academic field conferred by the start date of August 20, 2018. Preferred qualifications (see full ad for details): research experience in field and laboratory settings, appropriate publication and funding record, effective university teaching and mentoring, research interests in the discipline to complement NAU strengths, and experience working in culturally diverse environments. See the full job ad at NAU HR (Job ID 603391) for details and to apply. Review will begin after October 9, 2017. Posted: 9/15/17.
Environmental Chemistry: The Environmental Science Program and the Chemistry Department at Trinity College invite applications for a tenure track position in Environmental Chemistry to begin in the fall term of 2018. Candidates should have a Ph.D. in Chemistry or associated field with a research specialty in some area of environmental chemistry. The primary teaching duties for this position will include courses in introductory chemistry and environmental science, environmental chemistry at levels from introductory to advanced, inorganic chemistry, and advanced-level courses in chemistry and environmental science in the candidate’s area of expertise. Other teaching duties will include non-majors science courses or first-year seminars during alternate years. Candidates are also expected to develop a productive research program in environmental chemistry that involves undergraduate students. Both, the Environmental Science Program and the Department of Chemistry have excellent, modern research instrumentation. Trinity’s Environmental Science Program is an initiative that exploits the College’s urban location and the broader Hartford environs. The Environmental Science program currently consists of two tenured faculty members, in conservation biology and geophysics respectively, a laboratory instructor with expertise in structural geology, an endowed postdoctoral scholar, and a laboratory manager. The program enjoys additional support from other faculty in biology, chemistry, and engineering. Trinity College is a coeducational, independent, nonsectarian liberal arts college with approximately 2,200 undergraduate students and 200 faculty members, located in Hartford, Connecticut. Candidates should have a strong commitment to undergraduate and interdisciplinary teaching in a liberal arts context, and a well-articulated plan for sustained research. Consideration of applications will begin 10/1/2017 and will continue until the position is filled. For additional information please contact Dr. Christoph Geiss (firstname.lastname@example.org). Please submit a letter of application (including statement of research goals and teaching philosophy), CV, undergraduate and graduate transcripts, and at least three letters of reference on https://trincoll.peopleadmin.com/. Posted: 8/8/17.
Chemical Ecology and Natural Product Chemistry: The Département des sciences naturelles at Université du Québec en Outaouais, Québec (Canada), invites applications for a tenure track professor position in chemical ecology and natural product chemistry. The qualified person has a PhD clearly related to the requested expertise. Applicants who can explicitly demonstrate that their expertise combines ecology and natural history knowledge with analytical methods or the development of bio-assays are strongly encouraged to apply. Postdoctoral experience and research accomplishments related to the temperate biome are strong assets. The qualified person must demonstrate the ability to rapidly and independently obtain external research funding. The capacity to contribute to teaching, particularly at the undergraduate level (e.g. biochemistry, metabolic pathways, analytical methods, bio-assays), is essential. Depending on her or his expertise and motivations, the successful candidate will be expected to develop a program in one or more of the following fields of research: forest extracts for health, food or animal feed, for plant protection against insects or pathogens, or for industrial processes; plant-fungus interactions (mycorrhizae or endophytes), in relation to biotic and abiotic stresses; the role of chemical communication in community and multi-trophic ecology; etc. Individuals with expertise in more than one field related to chemical ecology and to natural product chemistry are particularly invited to apply. A strong ability to collaborate with the other professors in the Département des sciences naturelles and with members of the Institute of Temperate Forest Science (ISFORT) is an asset. Applicants must have a good working knowledge of written and spoken French at the time of the interview. Apply via the link above by August 25, 2017 for full consideration. Posted: 5/23/17.
Entomologist: The Department of Biological Sciences at the University of Mary Washington invites applications for a tenure track, Assistant Professor position to begin in the fall of 2018. Completion of the Ph.D. is required by August 16, 2018. UMW is a liberal arts university dedicated to effective teaching and undergraduate research. The department seeks an Entomologist to teach upper-level courses in entomology and invertebrate zoology. Additionally, the successful candidate will contribute to multi-section general education and biology major core courses including general biology, research design/biostatistics, and freshman and senior-level seminars. The successful candidate can also look forward to joining a faculty committed to engaging undergraduates in research both inside and outside the classroom and will be expected to develop an original research program in his/her area of expertise. The normal teaching load is 12 hours per semester. In addition to the regular annual 9-month contract, opportunities for summer research and teaching are possible. Continuing professional development and participation in departmental and college-wide service are required. Applications are encouraged from candidates who conduct research which complements existing departmental research programs. Submit applications at https://careers.umw.edu/. Complete applications due Nov. 10, 2017. Possted: 10/10/17.
Entomology/Community Ecology: The University of Maryland, College Park seeks applications for 2 faculty positions in the Department of Entomology. We particularly encourage applications from those with interests in climate change, invasive species, forestry or urban forestry. For best consideration apply by Dec 1, 2017. Application information at: http://entomology.umd.edu/tenure-track-jobs.html. Posted: 10/6/17.
Insect Systematist: The Department of Entomology at Louisiana State University invites applications for a tenure-track Insect Systematist and Diagnostician at the Assistant Professor rank. Candidates with a broad range of taxonomic and research interests will be considered, including (but not limited to) specimen-based revisionary systematics, phylogenomics, biodiversity informatics, conservation, and entomology research collecting and field work. The successful candidate will serve as the Director of the Louisiana State Arthropod Museum and will be expected to develop a nationally and internationally recognized, extramurally funded research program. Collaboration with existing departmental faculty working in the areas of insect physiology, behavior and ecology, urban entomology, medical/veterinary entomology, toxicology, population genetics, integrated pest management, biological control, and plant-insect interactions will also be expected. The successful candidate will participate in graduate student training as a member of the Graduate Faculty of Louisiana State University, and will be required to teach a course in Insect Taxonomy and Systematics as well as courses in general entomology and his/her area of specialty. Outreach and extension responsibilities include diagnostics of current, emerging, and invasive insect pests, delivery of insect-related information and education via outreach and citizen science, and specimen repository support for departmental and external research programs. The applicant must have a Ph.D. degree in entomology or closely related biological discipline at the time of employment and research experience in morphological and molecular (including genomic) character systems, phylogenetic analysis, entomological fieldwork and modern, specimen-based revisionary systematics. Outstanding oral and written communication skills are necessary. Deadline: November 15, 2017 or until suitable candidate is located. Must apply online at https://lsu.wd1.myworkdayjobs.com/LSU by attaching a curriculum vita, copies of all undergraduate and graduate transcripts, list of publications with selected reprints, names and addresses of three persons who can be contacted for letters of reference, and a letter of application describing abilities, research and teaching interests, and career goals. Paper, faxed or e-mailed application materials will not be accepted, except that in lieu of attaching recommendation letters online, they may be sent directly to: Dr. Jeff Davis, Chair, Search Committee, Department of Entomology, 404 Life Sciences Building, Louisiana State University, Baton Rouge LA 70803. Posted: 10/5/17.
Global Health: Human Pathogen/Vector Biology and Infectious Disease Epidemiology: Assistant Professor of Human Pathogen or Vector Biology. The University of Notre Dame Department of Biological Sciences seeks faculty candidates who study the biology of human pathogens or vectors of importance to global health. Individuals with expertise in any area involving the biology of a human pathogen, pathogen vector, or the response of the human host to infection, particularly those with cross-disciplinary research programs, are encouraged to apply. Assistant Professor of Infectious Disease Epidemiology. The Department of Biological Sciences in concert with the Eck Institute for Global Health seeks faculty candidates who use quantitative approaches to study mechanisms that influence the dynamics and/or control of human pathogen transmission. Candidates with cross-disciplinary interests in areas including epidemiology, quantitative modeling, disease ecology, or evolutionary approaches are encouraged to apply. Both new faculty will contribute to the undergraduate and graduate teaching mission of the Department of Biological Sciences. The successful candidate will be expected to establish a vigorous externally funded research program that complements active interdisciplinary research in the department and across the University. New faculty will join an integrative and collaborative research community with expertise that spans the breadth of the life sciences. Several faculty have active research partnerships with international field sites and associated partners, including in Africa, Latin America, Asia, and the South Pacific. Department faculty have access to state-of-the-art genomics, bioinformatics, computing, mass spectrometry and proteomics, and imaging cores, specialized BSL-3 containment laboratories, insect rearing and research facilities, and an AAALAC-accredited animal facility. Opportunities also exist for collaboration with faculty at the adjoining Indiana University School of Medicine-South Bend. Review of applications will commence November 27, 2017. Qualified individuals should submit in PDF format, a cover letter, curriculum vitae, separate statements of research and teaching interests, and contact information for three references to the appropriate link above. Posted: 10/17/17.
Environmental Health: The Department of Public Health Sciences at New Mexico State University (NMSU) seeks a faculty member with expertise in Environmental Health. The position includes a 9-month, tenure-track appointment and salary commensurate with experience and qualifications. Applicants must have a Ph.D. in Environmental Health, Public Health, or another closely related field. Responsibilities include conducting research, teaching at the graduate and undergraduate levels, advising graduate students, and contributing to the service mission of the Department and the College. NMSU is a comprehensive and accredited land-grant institution of higher learning. Exceeding $140 million in research and public service expenditures, NMSU is classified as a Hispanic-serving institution by the federal government with a total minority enrollment over 48%. Faculty at NMSU participate NIH funded student training programs and in several NIH funded statewide and regional networks which provide opportunities for pilot funding for new faculty. NMSU is located in Las Cruces, which features desert mesas, the farmlands of the Rio Grande Valley, and the Organ Mountains, an extension of the Rocky Mountain chain. The University is committed to building a culturally diverse educational environment. Initial review of applications will begin November 15, 2017. The start date for this position is August 2018. Applicants are requested to submit a letter of interest, a CV, a statement of research interests, and names and contact information for three professional references at https://jobs.nmsu.edu/postings/29428. Questions about this position may be directed to Joe Tomaka at email@example.com or 575-646-3525. Posted: 10/5/17.
Epidemiology in Climate Adaptation Health: The University of California at Davis is seeking applicants for a tenure-track faculty position of Epidemiology in Climate Adaptation Health. This position is being sought together with four other faculty positions in Civil Infrastructure, Weather Extremes, Plant Genomics, and Urban-Rural Interfaces to form a team to tackle the critical climate adaptation challenges of the next few decades and educate future researchers and practitioners in climate adaptation. The Climate Adaptation Health position will be in the Schools of Medicine and Veterinary Medicine and we are seeing applicants interested in the epidemiology of climate change and impacts on animal and human health. More information can be found at https://recruit.ucdavis.edu/apply/JPF01735. Review: 10/30/17. Posted: 10/9/17.
Environmental Toxicology/Epidemiology: The Clarkson University Institute for a Sustainable Environment (ISE) and Department of Biology invite applicants for a joint Assistant or Associate Professor, tenure-track faculty position to work in a unique multidisciplinary environment. Research experience in Environmental Health, Public Health, or Occupational Health, especially in the area of epidemiology or environmental toxicology is especially desirable. The Institute for a Sustainable Environment (ISE) is home to interdisciplinary undergraduate degree programs in Environmental Health Science and Environmental Science & Policy, along with established M.S. and Ph.D. graduate programs in Environmental Science and Engineering. The Department of Biology has strengths in the areas of biomedicine, biotechnology and environmental biology, and a Ph.D. program in Interdisciplinary Bioscience & Biotechnology. Clarkson also offers three health professional graduate degrees (PT, PA, OT) and an MBA in health care management. Through the ISE and other research centers on campus, faculty from across campus engage in interdisciplinary efforts to reduce occupational and public health threats from environmental contamination, and along with our partners at the Trudeau Institute, to understand the etiology and reduce transmission of infectious disease. A competitive candidate for this position will be interested in developing cross-disciplinary and interdisciplinary collaborations that enhance any of these activities. The successful candidate will contribute to the ISE and Department of Biology’s Bachelor, Masters and PhD programs through teaching, student-mentoring and investigator-initiated, extramurally funded research. Teaching responsibilities primarily in the areas of epidemiology, toxicology, and environmental health are expected, with opportunity to develop undergraduate and graduate courses that support the public or occupational health areas. Direct inquiries or submit your application at http://clarkson.peopleadmin.com/postings/3688 using the posting number: Fac 2014000545. The complete application includes a cover letter; CV; names of at least three professional references; and a clear vision statement for sustained past and expected future accomplishments in teaching, research, service and/or outreach activities that support Clarkson’s mission. Applications will be reviewed starting November 15, 2017. For more information about the position, contact Alan Rossner (firstname.lastname@example.org; 315-268-6470). Posted: 10/5/17.
Arthropod Vectors of Plant Pathogens: The Department of Bioagricultural Sciences and Pest Management (BSPM) at Colorado State University seeks to hire a tenure-track faculty at the assistant professor level to study arthropod vectors of plant pathogens, including viruses, bacteria, fungi, and/or nematodes. The successful applicant to Vector Biologist of Plant Pathogens position will develop an extramurally-funded research program, and perform research in epidemiology, evolution, ecology, genetics, molecular biology, behavior, or interactions of arthropod vectors and their pathogens. Minimum qualifications include a Ph.D. from an accredited institution in a relevant field (e.g., entomology, virology, bacteriology, mycology, ecology, biology, or related field) at the time of application, demonstrated knowledge of vector biology, vector-pathogen ecology and evolution, and/or epidemiology, and experience in working with or desire to work with vegetable producers. See full job description and application instructions at http://jobs.colostate.edu/postings/48669. For full consideration, apply by October 1, 2017. Posted: 9/24/17.
Vector Ecology: The Department of Biological Sciences at Purdue University invites applicants for a tenure-track faculty position (academic year appointment at the Assistant Professor level) in Vector Ecology, addressing fundamental questions on the relationships among vectors, pathogens, and hosts. We seek candidates with research interests including (but not limited to) emerging infectious diseases, zoonotic diseases, epidemiology, vector and pathogen evolution, biodiversity-disease relationships, short- and long-term impacts of climate change, population genetics, and land-use changes. Applicants must have a Ph.D. or equivalent in Biology or related field and relevant postdoctoral experience. The successful applicant is expected to maintain an externally funded research program in Vector Ecology, teach undergraduate and graduate students, and participate in ongoing programs in the Ecology and Evolutionary Biology area and the Department of Biological Sciences. Extensive opportunities for collaboration exist across the Purdue campus. The Department of Biological Sciences has over 50 faculty members conducting research in ecology and evolutionary biology, structural biology, neurobiology, virology, microbiology, molecular and cell biology, bioinformatics, and biology education. These opportunities are enhanced by a highly interactive community of scientists within the Colleges of Science, Agriculture, Pharmacy, Health and Human Sciences, Veterinary Medicine and Engineering and interdisciplinary centers in the life sciences including the Purdue Center for the Environment, the Purdue Institute of Inflammation, Immunology and Infectious Diseases, the Purdue Institute for Integrative Neuroscience, and the Purdue Institute for Drug Discovery. Applications should be submitted electronically to https://hiring.science.purdue.edu/ as a single PDF file containing a letter of interest, a detailed curriculum vitae, contact information for three references, a two to three page summary of research interests, and a one-page teaching statement. Purdue University’s Department of Biological Sciences is committed to advancing diversity in all areas of faculty effort, including scholarship, instruction and engagement. Candidates should address at least one of these areas in their cover letter, indicating past experiences, current interests or activities, and/or future goals to promote a climate that values diversity and inclusion. Purdue is an ADVANCE institution. Inquiries should be directed to Prof. Esteban Fernandez-Juricic, Chair, Vector Ecologist Biology Search Committee at email@example.com or Vector Ecologist Biology Search Committee, Department of Biological Sciences, Purdue University, 915 W. State St., West Lafayette, IN 47907-2054. Review of applications will begin October 16, 2017. Full job ad. Posted: 10/5/17.
Quantitative Ecology or Evolution of Microbes: The Department of Ecology and Evolutionary Biology and the new Institute for Quantitative and Computational Biosciences (QCBio) at the University of California, Los Angeles are searching for a joint faculty appointment at the level of Assistant Professor. We seek quantitative and computational biologists who study the ecology or evolution of microbes, at the level of populations or communities, including microbiomes, free-living microbes, microbial symbionts and pathogens. The competitive applicant will apply fundamental principles of ecology or evolutionary biology, in conjunction with quantitative approaches, to understand the dynamics of microbial systems. Research on naturally-occurring (terrestrial, aquatic or marine) or laboratory systems will be considered, and research with implications for health is welcome but not essential. Quantitative empirical approaches (including experiments) and use of cutting edge technologies are encouraged, as is potential to synergize with UCLA’s strong biomedical research community via connections across disciplines and spatial scales. UCLA boasts thriving research communities in ecology and evolutionary biology, as well as in genomics, bioinformatics, mathematical modeling and computational systems biology. There is a strong and growing community of microbiology and microbiome researchers on campus, and excellent opportunities to interface with biomedical or environmental science programs. UCLA has outstanding resources, including the UC Natural Reserve System, the NSF Institute of Pure and Applied Mathematics, the Institute of the Environment and Sustainability, the Molecular Biology Institute, the David Geffen School of Medicine and the Fielding School of Public Health. This joint position will support the new faculty member to contribute to educational programs at the undergraduate and graduate level associated with the missions of QCBio and the Department of Ecology and Evolutionary Biology. Review of applications will begin on October 30, 2017. Submit materials through https://recruit.apo.ucla.edu/apply/JPF03251. Please include (1) a cover letter, (2) CV, (3) research statement covering both past accomplishments and future plans, (4) teaching statement, (5) statement on contributions to equity, diversity, and inclusion, (6) 2-3 significant and relevant publications, and (7) names and contact information for at least three references. Candidates must have a PhD within the field of Biology, Microbiology, Computational Sciences or other relevant discipline and an established track record of productivity and innovative research in microbial ecology and/or evolution, and should convey their commitment to excellence in research, teaching, mentoring, and contributions to diversity. Questions regarding the position should be sent to Jamie Lloyd-Smith (firstname.lastname@example.org). Posted: 9/25/17.
Molecular Microbial Ecologist: The Michigan State University Department of Plant, Soil and Microbial Sciences and the Department of Microbiology and Molecular Genetics invite applications for a 9- month, tenure-track position at the rank of Associate or Assistant Professor in microbial ecology with experience in using technological advances in genomics and applications in the field to study agricultural, managed or natural ecosystems. The position is 75% research and 25% teaching. The successful candidate is expected to develop a vigorous research program in microbial ecology, emphasizing research using genomics approaches, sequencing analyses, and other new approaches to characterize microbial communities and their interactions with other organisms and the environment. The candidate should, ideally, have experience with bioinformatics. Research will contribute to programs that integrate faculty across the microbiological and ecological disciplines to address the interactions of microorganisms with plants, animals, water, and soils (cell to cell interactions) including elucidating the molecular mechanisms that control these interactions. Environmental analyses of microbial ecosystems often incorporate concepts that require a fundamental understanding of ecosystem functions, community interactions, and environmental microbiomes, allowing questions related to biodiversity, systems analysis, and complexity to be explored. Candidates are welcome who use molecular approaches to work in any area of microbial ecology. However, preference may be given to researchers who address basic and applied questions in agroecosystems (including plants and soils) and other managed environments. The candidate should, ideally, have interests and the ability to work in interdisciplinary teams. The person filling this position will be responsible for teaching modules in undergraduate courses that address microbial ecology and will develop and teach a graduate course in an area of expertise. For details and to apply see careers.msu.edu (posting #454097). Review of applications will begin October 1, 2017. Posted: 8/10/17.
Microbial Ecology/Evolutionary Biology: The Department of Biology at Wake Forest University invites applicants for a tenure-track faculty position at the Assistant Professor level who are broadly trained in microbiology and who will complement our existing strengths with a thriving, extramurally-funded research program on Bacteria, Archaea, or microbial eukaryotes and their interactions with other species or with their environments. Candidates working on microbial ecology or evolutionary biology, particularly in the realm of microbial interactions, would be highly competitive. Those whose research is driven largely by questions drawn from an applied medical perspective are less likely to be a good match for this position. We seek a teacher-scholar with a strong commitment to engaging students both in the classroom and through research mentorship at the undergraduate, MS, and PhD levels. The successful candidate will teach an upper-level course in microbiology, with opportunities to develop additional courses in their area of interest. For more information and to apply see: Microbiology Search 2017. Posted: 10/5/17.
Microbiology: The W.M. Keck Science Department of Claremont McKenna College, Pitzer College and Scripps College (The Claremont Colleges) invites applications for a tenure-track appointment in Microbiology at the Assistant Professor level to begin July 2018. The department, which houses faculty in biology, neuroscience, chemistry, physics, and environmental analysis for three of the five undergraduate Claremont Colleges, offers innovative and interdisciplinary programs in the natural and physical sciences. Many faculty members participate in collaborative research projects, both within the department and with research groups at nearby colleges and universities. We seek a broadly trained microbiologist who is committed to excellence in teaching and who will develop a vibrant research program using molecular and quantitative methods that fully engages undergraduate students. We are particularly interested in candidates with expertise in a range of experimental molecular microbiology subtopics including but not exclusive to bacterial physiology and metabolism; bacterial cell biology; gene expression and regulation; cell-cell communication; and host-microbe interactions. The position offers opportunities to teach a combination of courses including microbiology with laboratory, introductory biology (cell and molecular focus), non-majors courses and advanced courses in the candidate’s field. A Ph.D. degree, post-doctoral experience, and a record of scholarly publication are required. Please apply online. Please upload a cover letter, curriculum vitae, statement of teaching philosophy, a statement (of no more than 1 page) describing your approach and experience in mentoring diverse student populations, a description of your proposed research and including a brief description of important equipment and biosafety needs, and the names and e-mail addresses of three references. Enquiries may be addressed to Dr. Patrick Ferree at email@example.com. Review of applications will begin October 23, 2017. Posted: 9/15/17.
Microbiology: New College of Florida invites applications for a tenure-track Assistant Professor position in Microbiology starting in August, 2018 in the Division of Natural Sciences. A Ph.D. in the biological sciences or a related field is required. Research interests incorporating environmental microbiology in marine or freshwater systems are preferred. The successful candidate must be committed to excellence in teaching and research, and postdoctoral research and teaching experience are strongly preferred. New College is committed to recruiting and retaining a diverse faculty. Women and candidates from underrepresented groups or whose knowledge or skills can support an inclusive culture and learning environment are especially encouraged to apply. Situated on the Gulf Coast of Florida and Sarasota Bay, New College is a nationally recognized, highly-selective public honors college with an 11:1 student/faculty ratio. Students are intellectually independent and highly motivated. Undergraduate research has a central role in the curriculum, and a senior thesis/project is required of all students. Students receive narrative evaluations in lieu of grades. Facilities include a new wing of the science building and the Pritzker Marine Biology Research Center. Review of completed applications will begin Oct. 16. Apply at https://ncf.simplehire.com/. Posted: 8/27/17.
Microbiology: The Department of Biological Sciences at Northern Kentucky University invites applications for a tenure track assistant professor position starting Fall 2018. We welcome applications from candidates with a non-clinical research program in microbiology. We are especially interested in applicants with expertise in microbial ecology,ecological genomics, metagenomics, or bioinformatics. Appointees will teach undergraduate courses, contribute to advising and mentoring, and run a research program involving undergraduate students. Candidates should be strongly committed to teaching at the undergraduate level and should incorporate innovative, inquiry-based, dynamic, active-learning methods into courses. Preference will be given to applicants using evidence-based instructional practices in the classroom and guidance from AAAS Vision and Change in their curricular development. Primary teaching responsibilities will include lecture and laboratory courses in Microbiology and Microbial Ecology. Additional teaching assignments will depend on the candidate’s expertise and departmental needs but may include Introductory Biology, Environmental Science, Evolution, Ecology, Genetics, or other courses that the successful candidate is interested in developing. We encourage applicants with background for and interest in developing a Bioinformatics course. The successful candidate is expected to grow a productive research program that involves undergraduate students and pursue external funding. Faculty members are also expected to engage in service activities at all levels of the university and provide academic and professional advising to students. To Apply: Submit to http://jobs.nku.edu/postings/6035 1) a cover letter specifically addressing experience and qualifications, 2) a statement of teaching philosophy, 3) a description of current research and goals for future research 4) a current curriculum vitae, 5) transcripts, and 6) contact information for three references. Review of applications will begin on September 11, 2017. The position will remain open until a suitable candidate has been selected. Qualifications Ph.D. in microbiology, microbial ecology or related field. For questions contact Erin Strome, firstname.lastname@example.org. Posted: 8/8/17.
Soil Microbial Ecology: This is a 12-month tenure-accruing position that will be 30% teaching (College of Agricultural and Life Sciences), 70% research (Florida Agricultural Experiment Station) and 0% extension (Florida Cooperative Extension Service), available in the Soil and Water Sciences Department, Institute of Food and Agricultural Sciences, at the University of Florida. This assignment may change in accordance with the needs of the unit. This position requires specialization in soil microbial ecology with a research focus on characterization of interactions and communication among prokaryotes, and between prokaryotes and eukaryotes, in the soil. The successful candidate will establish a strong well-funded collaborative research and education program at the intersection of microbiology, genomics, and bioinformatics, and analytical and physical chemistry within soil-water-plant systems. Examples of research questions and approaches that may include; communication between microorganisms at the molecular level is critical to controlling the structures and functions of microbial communities, and is essential to such functions as rhizosphere processes, biodegradation, and biogeochemical cycling. Of particular interest are the molecular factors that control the coordinated assembly and activities between microorganisms, including prokaryotes and fungi, and the roots of plants of agronomic and ecological interest. Activities of potential interest include the cycling and transfer of nutrients, suppression of plant pathogens, production of and resistance to antibiotics, human pathogens, and biodegradation of contaminants. See the full job ad (Job no: 504793) for details and to apply. Full consideration date January 15, 2018. Posted: 9/26/17.
Soil Microbiomes: The Department of Soil and Crop Sciences at Colorado State University invites applications for a tenure-track faculty position to study the microbiomes of soil systems. This position is a 50% research, 40% teaching, and 10% service appointment on a 9-month contract. We seek applications from candidates who have expertise in the study of microbiomes associated with soil habitats, including critical zones such as the rhizosphere and/or the soil-water-atmosphere interface, and their functional roles in these systems. We define microbiomes as microbial communities (i.e., viruses, bacteria, archaea, and microbial eukaryotes, including fungi), their genes and the molecules with which they interact. Candidates should be able to articulate how their research addresses overarching challenges in topics such as soil health, environmental biogeochemistry, and/or sustainable agriculture. Commitment to teaching excellence and stakeholder engagement is an important part of this position. This position is part of a University-wide microbiome cluster hire, complementing and extending the ongoing network of microbiome systems research at Colorado State University. Application deadline September 8, 2017. See full job posting at http://jobs.colostate.edu/postings/45975 For questions contact Dr. Francesca Cotrufo, email@example.com. Posted: 7/24/17.
Environmental Data Science and Informatics: University of California Santa Barbara, the Earth Research Institute invites applications for a tenure-track faculty position in in Environmental Data Science and Informatics at the rank of Assistant Professor. We seek a highly creative and interactive scholar whose research and teaching interests are focused on innovative approaches for theoretical, empirical, and computational analyses in Earth and Environmental Sciences. The Department is especially interested in candidates who can contribute to the diversity and excellence of the academic community through research, teaching and service. For more information and to apply: https://recruit.ap.ucsb.edu/apply/JPF01060. Applications completed by November 15th, 2017 will receive priority consideration. Posted: 9/12/17.
Computational Biology: The University of Wyoming seeks to hire a tenure-track faculty member with expertise in computational biology. The appointment will be as an Assistant Professor in the Department of Botany. The successful candidate is expected to build a strong research program that includes developing novel computational methods and tools for ecology, evolution, genomics, or some combination thereof. We particularly seek candidates with expertise in computational tools related to genomics and sequencing technology. Additional preferred qualifications include expertise in computational statistical modeling, mechanistic process modeling, and microbial biology. Complete the on-line application here (Job ID #9136). We will review the applications starting on November 6th, 2017. Posted: 10/6/17.
Quantitative Integrative Biology: The Department Of Biology at San Diego State University invites applications for a tenure-track faculty position in QUANTITATIVE INTEGRATIVE BIOLOGY at the Assistant Professor level. We encourage applications from candidates using current quantitative and statistical methods to understand complex biological and ecological systems. Specific research areas that would complement existing strengths in the department include landscape ecology, disease ecology/epidemiology, population biology, microbial evolution, global change science, phylogenetic inference, and population/conservation genetics. We are particularly interested in candidates with expertise in statistical approaches that can be applied broadly across our department, such as complex multivariate analyses, spatial analyses and geostatistics, Bayesian statistics, and analysis of big data. Candidates should have a PhD and post-doctoral experience in a relevant field of biology, a strong history of research accomplishments and funding, and a record of collaborating across traditional disciplinary boundaries. Teaching responsibilities will include participating in and developing undergraduate and graduate biostatistics courses using “R” statistical packages, and additional advanced courses in the candidate’s areas of expertise. The successful candidate will participate in MS and PhD programs in Ecology, Evolutionary Biology, and/or Cell and Molecular Biology. Preference will be given to candidates who will mentor students in more than one of these graduate programs. Many of our faculty also participate in graduate programs such as Computational Sciences, and Biomedical and Medical Informatics. This position may also be eligible for the SDSU Building on Inclusive Excellence (BIE) hiring program that creates additional faculty lines for candidates who meet two or more of the criteria listed. Candidates who meet two or more of these criteria should explain in their cover letter how they meet the identified criteria. Apply via Interfolio at http://apply.interfolio.com/45538. Review of applications will begin 23 October 2017. Posted: 10/5/17.
Quantitative Integrative Biology: The Davidson College Biology Department invites applications for a tenure-track position in quantitative integrative biology at the assistant professor level. The position will begin July 01, 2018. We seek a biologist who addresses research questions at the organismal level using contemporary statistical, molecular, cellular, genetic, and/or computational tools with demonstrated potential for excellence in undergraduate education. The new faculty member will teach in rotation: a cutting edge organismal-level course (with lab) that conceptually and methodologically goes both above and below the organismal level, biostatistics (BIO240), the organismal-ecosystem half of introductory biology (BIO112/114), and an additional course in the candidate's areas of expertise. A PhD in biology or a related field is required, with postdoctoral research and teaching experience strongly preferred. The successful candidate will be expected to develop an active research program capable of attracting external funding and producing peer-reviewed publications with undergraduate co-authors. Start-up funds and dedicated research lab space in a new interdisciplinary science building designed to promote innovative teaching and collaboration among STEM fields will be provided. For further information regarding the position, see www.davidson.edu/academics/biology/2017tenure-track-position Apply online only at http://employment.davidson.edu by September 25, 2017. Follow the instructions on the applicant site concerning required application materials. Davidson College, located 20 miles from Charlotte, NC, is strongly committed to achieving excellence and inclusivity. We welcome applications from women, members of underrepresented minority groups, and others who bring additional dimensions to the college's mission. Posted: 7/27/17.
Quantitative Biology: The Department of Biology at the University of Richmond invites applications for a tenure track position as an Assistant Professor of Biology. The start date is August, 2018. The candidate should be broadly trained in biology and have a doctoral degree and post-doctoral experience. We seek a biologist who has expertise in analysis of big data, modeling, bioinformatics, genomics/transcriptomics, biostatistics, or other quantitative and/or computational methods. Research programs that are theoretical, wet lab-based, field-based, or a combination of approaches will be supported. Candidates who complement our existing strengths and who can contribute to integrated and interdisciplinary teaching and research are encouraged to apply. We are interested in candidates with a demonstrated commitment to excellence in teaching and undergraduate research. The successful applicant will have the opportunity to teach introductory courses in the major, upper level electives in the candidate’s area of expertise, and courses in the general education curriculum. The candidate is expected to maintain a productive research program that engages undergraduates. We are especially interested in recruiting individuals who have experience in broadening access and inclusivity in STEM disciplines (Integrated Inclusive Science) which aligns with the University’s strategic plan. See the full job ad: Assistant Professor of Biology – 000118 Applicants should click "Apply Now" at the top of the page. Applicants should upload one PDF file containing a cover letter, a curriculum vitae, and a single, integrated statement that addresses the candidate’s vision for being a teacher-scholar at the University of Richmond. This statement should highlight (1) the candidate’s vision for integration of teaching and research, (2) how Richmond undergraduates will be incorporated into the candidate’s research program and, (3) how the candidate will contribute to an environment that fosters inclusivity for all students interested in STEM fields. Our curriculum follows the recommendations of “Vision and Change in Undergraduate Education: A Call to Action”. Applicants should articulate how their teaching approach and student-centered research program align with those recommendations. Applicants will also be asked to submit electronically the names of three references who will receive an email asking them to submit their reference letters electronically. At least one of the references should be able to address teaching effectiveness and potential. Review of applications will commence September 15, 2017. Posted: 7/21/17.
Environmental Biology: The Biology Department in the Division of Natural Sciences at the University of Maine at Farmington invites applications to fill a tenure-track position at the Assistant Professor level in the area of Environmental Biology. Teaching responsibilities each year include a non-major's course in environmental science and sustainable systems (50% of load; a full load equals 12 contact hours per semester). Candidates will also offer upper division courses in their area of specialization. The successful applicant will establish a research program with an environmental focus that will actively involve undergraduate students. Qualifications: A Ph.D. in Biology is required, which must include appropriate coursework and training to service both non-majors’ courses and upper division courses for majors. Additional desirable qualifications include undergraduate teaching experience, a record of research accomplishment, and the clear potential to establish an environmentally oriented research program based at a small university in rural Maine that will actively involve undergraduates. ABD candidates within a year of completion of the dissertation defense will be considered at the level of Instructor pending completion of degree requirements. See the full job ad for details and to apply. Please create an applicant profile and list the information for three professional references. Applicants must upload the following: 1) a letter of interest that includes teaching philosophy, 2) a CV that documents teaching experience and research productivity, and 3) unofficial undergraduate and graduate transcripts. Applicants also need to complete the affirmative action survey, the self-identification of disability form, and the self-identification of veteran status form. Incomplete application materials will not be considered. Review of applications will begin October 1, 2017. The position will begin September, 2018. Please email questions to Dr. Sarah Sloane, Search Committee Co-chairperson: firstname.lastname@example.org. Posted: 9/22/17.
Organismal Biology, Microbiology, Cell Biology: The Department of Biological Sciences at Clemson University invites applications for three tenure-track Assistant Professor positions in (1) Microbiology, (2) Cellular and Molecular Biology, and (3) Organismal Biology, with expected start dates of August 2018. Located on the shores of Lake Hartwell in the foothills of the Blue Ridge Mountains, Clemson is a US News and World Report's top 25 public University. The department of Biological Sciences is a founding member of the newly formed College of Science, a central player in the university's new strategic plan, ClemsonForward. See the links above or details and to apply. For full consideration, applications should be submitted by October 25, 2017. Posted: 9/22/17.
Integrative Plant Biology and Ecoinformatics: The Department of Biology at the University of Central Florida invites applications for two nine-month, tenure track Assistant Professor positions: one in Integrative Plant Biology and one in Ecoinformatics. Successful applicants will be colleagues who show promise of: building prominent and high-quality, productive research programs; facilitating collaborations; and complementing departmental strengths. Teaching one course per semester and mentoring students in our undergraduate and graduate programs is expected. Laboratory and office space and competitive startup funding will be provided. Applicants must have a Ph.D. from an accredited institution and appropriate postdoctoral training in an appropriate field. Application reviews will begin on December 8, 2017. Both positions are anticipated to begin August 2018. Integrative Plant Biology: All areas of plant biology will be considered, including plant physiology, molecular systematics, evolutionary biology, or population, community or landscape ecology, in terrestrial or aquatic environments. Successful candidates are expected to contribute to our new undergraduate plant science track. Send questions to Patrick Bohlen (Patrick.Bohlen@ucf.edu). (position #32623) Ecoinformatics: We define ecoinformatics broadly as the collection, organization, analysis, and interpretation of environmental, ecological, &/or evolutionary datasets. Research should address interesting and important questions related to environmental, ecological, &/or evolutionary processes across spatial and/or temporal scales. Software & database development can be considered toward tenure and promotion, akin to publications. An ability to teach graduate ecoinformatics and GIS will be viewed favorably. Send questions to David Jenkins (David.Jenkins@ucf.edu). (position #37965). How to Apply: Applicants must e-mail to respective contacts (shown above) a single PDF document that includes a letter of intent, curriculum vitae, statements of research and teaching interests, and contact information for three professional references. Also, an application must be submitted separately through the links above. Posted: 10/10/17.
Integrative Biology: The University of Texas at Austin The Department of Integrative Biology at The University of Texas at Austin is initiating a cluster hire in support of our new Biodiversity Center. We are searching for three new faculty colleagues, two at the level of Assistant Professor and one at open rank. We are expanding from our original search to also include a search for a tenured or tenure-track faculty position at the open rank level in the Department of Integrative Biology, in the area of ecology, broadly defined. Candidates should have a record of research that demonstrates originality in addressing fundamental topics in ecology, such as interactions across trophic levels, plant interactions with symbionts, herbivores, or mutualists, and/or the impacts of global change drivers on ecological interactions. Apply via: Open Rank in Ecology or Assistant Professor in Integrative Biology. Applicants should submit the following items via Interfolio: i) a cover letter with contact information (ii) a CV, (iii) a research statement, (iv) a teaching statement, (v) up to 5 reprints/preprints, and (vi) names of three individuals who will write letters of recommendation. Note that letters are not required for initial consideration; candidates will be notified if letters are needed. Applications received prior to October 31, 2017 will be assured of full consideration. Posted: 9/21/17.
Integrative Biology: The University of Texas at Austin invites applications for a tenure-track faculty position at the Assistant Professor level in the Department of Integrative Biology. We wish to hire an exceptional candidate whose research focuses broadly on ecological questions. Interdisciplinary applicants are especially encouraged to apply. The candidate's research can incorporate field experiments, lab experiments, and/or theory and can involve any group of organisms. We expect this to be the first in a series of hires strengthening the areas of plant biology, microbial biology, behavior and physiology, and computational biology. A PhD or equivalent is required at the time of appointment. We are a vibrant and inclusive community, and we seek candidates who are interested in contributing to diversity and equal opportunity within higher education. Applicants should submit the following items via https://apply.interfolio.com/43206: i) a cover letter with contact information (ii) a CV, (iii) a research statement, (iv) a teaching statement, (v) up to 5 reprints/preprints, and (vi) names of three individuals who will write letters of recommendation. Note that letters are not required for initial consideration; candidates will be notified if letters are needed. Applications received prior to August 31, 2017 will be assured of full consideration. Posted: 7/25/17.
Integrative Biologist: The Department of Biological Sciences, California State University, East Bay (CSUEB) seeks to fill a tenure-track position in Integrative Biology at the level of Assistant Professor beginning Fall 2018. We specifically invite applications from individuals across the spectrum of ecology, particularly those who incorporate both the use of field-based research and modern molecular techniques to investigate mechanisms underlying the interaction of organisms with their habitat. Candidates that engage in research in the area of restoration ecology, landscape ecology, wildlife ecology, or urban ecology and that and that include examination of phenomena with broader conservation or environmental significance are especially encouraged to apply. We seek applicants who are committed to excellence in teaching and the development of a student-centered research program in a culturally diverse intellectual community. Primary teaching responsibilities will include Principles of Organismal Biology, Ecology, and a Graduate Seminar as well as upper division and Master's-level courses in the applicant's area of expertise. Special consideration will be given to applicants who can offer a course focusing on the analysis of biological data. Additionally, applicants will be expected to establish and maintain an externally-funded research program. A Ph.D. and postdoctoral experience are required with teaching experience preferred. Applications include a cover letter, curriculum vitae, separate teaching, research and ad diversity statements, recent publications most pertinent to the proposed research program (three maximum), and teaching evaluations if available. Applicants should submit application materials and arrange to have three letters of recommendation uploaded directly to Interfolio [direct job link unknown]. Initial screening of applications will begin on September 15, 2017 with the position remaining open until filled. Direct inquiries to the Chair of the Search Committee, Erica Wildy, at email@example.com. Posted: 7/24/17.
Terrestrial Vertebrate Biology: The Department of Biological Sciences at California State University Long Beach is looking to hire a Terrestrial Vertebrate Biologist, with a preference for someone with expertise in ornithology or herpetology. All areas of ecology and evolutionary biology are welcome, and we are especially interested in candidates with strong quantitative skills that can participate in teaching courses in statistics. See the full job ad (Recruitment # 2492) for details and to apply. Review date: 10/16/17. Posted: 9/25/17.
Vertebrate Biologist: Washburn University's Department of Biology invites applications for a 9-month tenure-track faculty position (Assistant Professor) in Biology (Vertebrate Biologist) beginning August 2018. A completed Ph.D. is required for a tenure-track appointment. The Department of Biology is a dedicated group of faculty and staff who are committed to quality undergraduate education, offering majors in biology, environmental biology, biology with secondary education specialization, and molecular biology & biotechnology. QUALIFICATIONS: Ph.D. in Zoology, Biology, or related field. Preference given to candidates who are broadly trained vertebrate biologists with demonstrated teaching excellence at the university level. ABD candidates will be considered. RESPONSIBILITIES: The successful candidate will contribute to teaching in our introductory core course sequence (General Organismal Biology), an upper division Vertebrate Zoology course, develop course(s) in their area of expertise, and be capable of teaching Introductory Biology courses. The candidate is expected to establish and maintain an active research program that involves mentoring undergraduate students. The candidate is also expected to advise students, engage in departmental activities and events, and actively participate in service activities and committee work throughout the university. Screening of applications begins October 27, 2017. Please send electronically (as a single PDF File) the following: cover letter, current CV, teaching & research philosophy statements, undergrad/grad transcripts, and contact information for 3 current professional references to firstname.lastname@example.org (use VERTEBRATE in the email Subject Line). Questions about this position may be directed to Dr. John Mullican, Chair of Biology. Posted: 9/24/17.
Plant Field Biologist: The Department of Biology at Middlebury College invites applications for a tenure-track appointment at the rank of Assistant Professor of Biology with a focus in plant field biology, beginning in fall 2018. Applicants should have a Ph.D. and postdoctoral experience or its equivalent as well as demonstrated commitment to excellence in both teaching and research. The successful candidate is expected to be able to teach at the introductory level (ecology and evolution), upper level plant biology, biological statistics and experimental design, and an upper level discipline-specific course. The candidate will also occasionally contribute to Middlebury’s First Year Seminar Program and Winter Term course offerings. The successful candidate is expected to establish an active research program in a supportive, research-active environment. Evidence of enthusiasm for evidence-based pedagogy, mentoring, and advising a diverse population of students is essential. For more details and to apply, see http://apply.interfolio.com/43057. All application materials must be received by October 6, 2017. Posted: 9/24/17.
Plant Biology: The Department of Biological Sciences at Murray State University invites applicants for a tenure-track position to begin August 2018. The Department offers both undergraduate and graduate (M.S.) degrees in a broad range of disciplines. The successful candidate will 1) teach introductory and upper-level courses in biology, including Botany, Field Botany and Systematic Botany; 2) conduct research, pursue external funding, and advise student research at both the undergraduate and graduate levels; 3) advise students toward careers in the ecological and evolutionary sciences and/or other fields; and 4) curate the MSU Herbarium. Candidates must have a Ph.D. in Biology, Botany or closely related discipline with postdoctoral teaching or research experience. Candidates must be able to teach courses in General Biology (majors and non-majors), Botany, Systematic Botany and other courses in their area of expertise. Candidates must demonstrate research potential in plant biology as evidenced by recent peer-reviewed publication and/or grants. Candidates must have ability to mentor undergraduate and master’s research students. Preference will be given to candidates with excellent teaching skills including use of modern classroom technologies and herbarium or similar curatorial experience. Apply at: https://www.murraystatejobs.com/postings/7172 Questions: contact Dr. Kate He, Chair, Plant Biology Search Committee, Department of Biological Sciences, Murray State University, Murray, KY 42071. Email: email@example.com. Closing Date 11/10/2017. Posted: 10/11/17.
Plant Biology: The Department of Biology at Earlham College invites applications for a tenure-track Assistant Professor of plant biology with teaching and research interests in field-based ecology and evolutionary biology. The position begins in July 2018. The Department seeks an individual who is first and foremost excited about teaching — in lecture, laboratory, and research venues — to bright and motivated undergraduates in a nationally ranked department at a small liberal arts college. Teaching responsibilities will include contributing to introductory team-taught and upper-level courses in ecological/evolutionary/organismal biology. Applicants who have an expertise in one or more of the following areas are especially attractive: population, community, or landscape ecology of plants; quantitative methods; plant systematics; natural history; conservation; land management. There are opportunities for student-faculty collaborative research, and the college owns a natural history museum, greenhouse, herbarium, student-run farm, and hundreds of acres of natural properties managed by the Biology department. Qualifications: A Ph.D. or equivalent is required; post-doctoral research and/or teaching experience is desirable. To Apply: Arrange for three letters of reference to be emailed (firstname.lastname@example.org), and please send, as a single pdf, a cover letter, curriculum vitae, statement of teaching philosophy, a research plan, and an explicit plan detailing how you plan to interact with and teach a diverse community to: email@example.com. Direct questions about the position to Dr. Chris R. Smith (firstname.lastname@example.org). Review of applications will begin on Oct. 15. Posted: 9/24/17.
Plant Biologist: The Department of Biological Sciences at Macquarie University (Sydney, Australia) has the opportunity to appoint a tenure-track plant biologist at the level of Senior Lecturer / Associate Professor. We are seeking candidates with an outstanding research record in plant biology, which potentially may include cell and molecular biology, environmental physiology, ecophysiology, ecology, evolution, and biogeography. The position includes contributing to innovative teaching at undergraduate and postgraduate level. We are a department of integrative biology, conducting leading research at all levels of biological organisation and across diverse taxa, with particular strengths in conservation biology, terrestrial plant ecology, evolution and animal behaviour. Salary Package: Senior Lecturer from AUD $121,953; Associate Professor from AUD $146,462. Exceptional candidates may be considered for appointment as a full Professor. Applications close: Sunday 27 August 2017, 11:55 pm Australian Eastern Standard Time. For more information visit the full job ad. For role specific enquiries contact Prof. Michelle Leishman (Head of Department) at email@example.com. Posted: 8/11/17.
Botanist and Mycologist: Two Tenure-Track Positions in Biological Sciences at Butler University, a private, comprehensive university with a strong tradition in the liberal arts and sciences, with about 4300 undergraduate students, in Indianapolis, IN. The College of Liberal Arts and Sciences has 16 departments and programs, with the Department of Biological Sciences the largest in terms of the number of majors/minors. Our faculty consists of 15 (soon to be 16!) outstanding classroom and laboratory instructors who also maintain active research programs involving undergraduate students. There are startup funds available for these positions. We will be searching for a mycologist and a botanist (who will also serve as the Director of the Friesner Herbarium). For both positions, a successful candidate will be expected to be able to contribute to at least one of our three introductory courses – genetics, cell and molecular biology, and/or ecology and evolutionary biology – and upper level electives in the areas of specialization. We are looking forward to finding talented colleagues that will expand elective course offerings for our students. The typical teaching load is two courses a semester, although the botanist/herbarium director will receive a course reduction due to the administrative duties associated with the herbarium. The job ads will be posted on the Chronicle of Higher Education's website in the next few days. Until then, inquiries can be directed to the department chair, Travis Ryan (tryan[at]butler[dot]edu). Posted: 8/10/17.
Botany (Visiting): Unity College in Maine is seeking to fill a one year Visiting Assistant Professor position in its Ecology and Management Program in the School of Biodiversity Conservation. Unity – America’s Environmental College – is a small, liberal arts college dedicated to transdisciplinary teaching and scholarship in sustainability science. Primary responsibilities include: · Teaching introductory and advanced classes in the Wildlife Biology, Wildlife and Fisheries Management and Marine Biology majors such as Biology, Ecology, Marine Botany, Systematic Botany, Dendrology and Biology of Plants as assigned. · Advising and mentoring undergraduate students that are intent on pursuing careers in Biology, Marine Biology, Wildlife Biology, Wildlife and Fisheries Management or other related fields. · Contribute to faculty service needs as assigned, by serving on campus committees as appropriate given position responsibilities. · Contribute to the college's commitment to sustainability. The ideal candidate for this position will have: · Ph.D degree in botany or a related field. · Broadly trained botanist with experience in both terrestrial and aquatic/marine habitats. · Previous teaching experience at the college level. · Experience involving undergraduate students in research. Apply at: https://unity.interviewexchange.com/jobofferdetails.jsp?JOBID=84683. Anticipated start date August 2017. Posted: 6/7/17.
Biology: Penn State Behrend invites applications for a tenure-track position in Biology at the Assistant Professor level starting August 2018. Candidates should have research interests in landscape or population ecology. A Ph.D. in biology, ecology or related discipline is required; post-doctoral and teaching experience is desirable. Applicants must have a strong commitment to undergraduate education. Teaching expectations include a core course in ecology and upper-division courses in experimental design and candidate’s area of expertise. The candidate should have the ability to develop a strong research program and have demonstrated skills and interests in mentoring undergraduate research students. Startup funds and laboratory space, appropriate to a primarily undergraduate institution, are available. Apply at https://psu.jobs/job/74873 and submit five documents 1) cover letter, 2) curriculum vitae including names and contact information for three references, 3) copies of graduate and undergraduate transcripts 4) one page teaching philosophy and 5) one to two page research statement summarizing your proposed research, including a brief explanation of its suitability for an undergraduate college. Questions regarding the position can be directed to Dr. Martin G. Kociolek, Director, School of Science at firstname.lastname@example.org. Review of applications will begin October 27. Posted: 10/17/17.
Biology: Sarah Lawrence College invites applications for a tenure track position in Biology beginning Fall 2018. The successful candidate will be broadly trained in neurobiology; sub-fields can include a wide range of disciplines, including behavior, development, evolutionary neuroscience, neurogenetics, neuroimmunology, or other fields. The successful candidate must be a dedicated teacher who will be responsible for developing a wide curriculum in neurobiology-related courses, and will be expected to work closely with students to develop writing and critical thinking skills in both the class and lab setting. Preference will be given to those candidates who are also able to teach courses outside neurobiology. A Ph.D. in Biology and prior college level teaching experience are required. Sarah Lawrence is a small liberal arts college with a unique pedagogy based on small classes and individual tutorials; interdisciplinary work is a central component of the curriculum. Application materials must include: cover letter, CV, copy of graduate transcript, statements of teaching philosophy and research interests, two course descriptions, and three letters of recommendation. Deadline for applications is November 17, 2017. For information on Sarah Lawrence College, our curriculum, teaching methods, and philosophy of education, please visit our web site. Full job ad: Posting Number F00037P. Posted: 10/13/17.
Soil Science: The Center for Earth and Environmental Science (CEES) at the State University of New York, College at Plattsburgh, seeks to fill a tenure-track assistant professor position in soil science effective August 2018. CEES is widely recognized for its applied and community-based research initiatives. We are an interdisciplinary department with faculty trained in the natural and social aspects of environmental science. We seek a soil scientist that is interested in collaborating with our faculty and complements our current areas of scholarship in ecology, geology, hydrology, environmental policy and urban planning, sustainable communities, environmental remediation, air quality, and climate change. We pride ourselves on providing students with rigorous experiential learning and community-based research opportunities, as well as opportunities to present their work at regional and national conferences and in scholarly publications. Successful candidates will be committed to excellence in teaching, scholarship, and service in an institution dedicated primarily to undergraduate education. For details and to apply, see: http://jobs.plattsburgh.edu/postings/8721. Full consideration date: 11/20/2017. Posted: 10/7/17.
Pedology-Land Use: Assistant Professor, Department of Crop and Soil Sciences, North Carolina State University, Raleigh, NC. This is a tenure track position with 60% Research and 40% Academic appointment. The selected candidate will develop a research and teaching program that integrates pedologic principles with modern measurement and computational approaches to address contemporary soil-land use issues. Research should focus on interactions between soil properties and human activities at multiple spatial and temporal scales. Research topics might include characterizing the pathways of contaminants through landscapes in both urban and rural settings; using geospatial techniques to assess soil quality; or improving effectiveness of on-site waste disposal systems in problem soils. Research that provides new information that supports our on-site wastewater training program will be encouraged. Generation of external funding from multiple sources to support the research program is required. It is expected that the candidate present research at state, regional and national symposia and meetings; and publish research studies in internationally recognized peer-reviewed journals. The candidate is expected to teach an undergraduate/graduate-level course in soil genesis, classification, and mapping. This course will also include field and laboratory training in soil-landscape relationships and soil interpretations for land use decisions. An additional course will be taught each year in the person’s area of interest or as needed by the Department. Coaching the intercollegiate soils judging team will be part of teaching responsibilities. Review date September 1, 2017. Apply online only at: http://jobs.ncsu.edu for position number #00007538. Contact Dr. Josh Heitman (email@example.com), search chair, with questions. Qualifications: the selected candidate must have a Ph.D. degree in Soil Science or a closely related discipline with a focus on pedology, including experience with field characterization and classification of soils. Candidates must have excellent written and oral communication skills with demonstrated ability to publish peer-reviewed research in internationally recognized journals. Experience in applying pedologic principles for land use interpretation is desired. Posted: 7/21/17.
Hydrogeology: The Department of Geology and Environmental Geosciences and the Institute for the Study of the Environment, Sustainability and Energy (ESE) at Northern Illinois University is seeking applications for a tenure-track Assistant Professor in hydrogeology. Employment will begin August 2018. Reflecting NIU's commitment to interdisciplinary collaboration in education and scholarship, the position will hold joint appointment status, with a tenure home in the Department of Geology and Environmental Geosciences. We seek a candidate whose research and teaching interests are broadly in the field of physical hydrogeology and environmental studies with experience in numerical groundwater modeling. Experience and interest in interdisciplinary research and teaching is preferred. We expect the successful candidate to establish and maintain an externally funded, internationally recognized research program, advise Ph.D. and M.S. students, as well as undergraduate research projects, and be committed to excellence in teaching at both the undergraduate and graduate levels. A Ph.D. in the geosciences, environmental engineering, or a related field is required. The Department of Geology and Environmental Geosciences currently has 11 faculty members and offers B.S., M.S., and Ph.D. degrees. The ESE has 35 faculty associates with 4 joint appointed faculty, and offers B.A. and B.S. degrees. Potential collaborative interactions exist with various state and federal agencies (e.g., USGS-Illinois-Iowa Water Science Center, Illinois State Water Survey, and Illinois EPA). Applicants must submit a letter of application, curriculum vitae, statements of teaching and research interests, a research writing sample (e.g. publication), and list of at least three references at https://employment.niu.edu/postings/29738. Review of completed applications will begin on December 15, 2017. Posted: 10/6/17.
Hydrogeology: The Department of Geology at the University of Georgia seeks applications for a tenure-track faculty position at the Assistant Professor level in the general field of Hydrogeology starting August 2018. Applications from scientists with backgrounds in quantitative geochemical and/or geophysical methods who incorporate unconventional and interdisciplinary approaches that complement and expand upon existing strengths in the Department are particularly encouraged. Expected areas of research and teaching interest include, but are not limited to, critical zone science, assessing water fluxes, surface and groundwater interactions, mineral weathering impacts on groundwater quality, determining aqueous geochemical mass balances, coastal aquifer dynamics, assessment of recharge and sustainable yields in complex hydrologic systems, simulation of flow and reaction transport processes, and contaminant fate and transport and source identification. The applicant must have a strong record of research and a Ph.D. in Geology or related discipline by the time of appointment. The successful candidate will be expected to teach introductory geology courses, and undergraduate and graduate courses in their research specialty, supervise student research projects at the masters and doctoral levels, and establish a vigorous externally-funded research program. The successful candidate will have opportunities to interact with the University-wide Water Resources Faculty that includes representatives from Forestry & Natural Resources, Crop and Soil Science, Ecology, Marine Science, Geology, Geography, and Engineering. Full job posting at https://facultyjobs.uga.edu/postings/2869. Applications received by December 20, 2017 will be assured full consideration. Posted: 9/29/17.
Watershed Science/Soil Physics: This is a 12-month tenure-accruing position that will be 60% teaching (College of Agricultural and Life Sciences, CALS), 40% research (Florida Agricultural Experiment Station) and 0% extension (Florida Cooperative Extension Service), available in the Soil and Water Sciences Department (SWSD), Institute of Food and Agricultural Sciences, at the University of Florida. This assignment may change in accordance with the needs of the unit. The incumbent is expected to teach four courses annually, in support of the teaching curriculum in the Department. Available courses include (1) Sustainable Agricultural and Urban Land management; (2) Urban Soil and Water Systems; (3) Land and Life – A general education course; and (4) The Science of Water- A new course to be developed at 3000 level. The successful candidate will engage in scholarly activities related to instruction, including teaching undergraduate and/or graduate courses, advising and mentoring undergraduate and graduate students, participating in curriculum revision and enhancement, and seeking funding for the teaching program. In addition, the incumbent is expected to contribute to the scholarship of teaching, develop new learning tools and methods, and engage in professional development activities related to teaching and advising. Faculty members are encouraged to support and participate in the CALS Honors Program, distance education, and international educational activities. The research component of this position will focus on watershed-scale management of soil and water resources in the critical zone. This program area integrates theoretical and applied approaches to explore the complex physical, chemical, and biological processes associated with coupled hydrologic and biogeochemical cycles, and interactions between the soil zone, the biosphere, atmosphere, hydrosphere and lithosphere. Specific applications and methodological approaches of interest include 1) interfaces between natural and managed (e.g., agricultural and urban) landscapes, 2) emphasis on vadose zone hydrology and/or solute transport at a range of spatial and temporal scales, 3) integration of landscape-scale remote sensing data with quantitative modeling. Research applications may be in a range of ecosystems as related to plant productivity, Find the full job posting and how to apply at http://explore.jobs.ufl.edu/cw/en-us/job/504820/ Review Date: December 10, 2017. Posted: 10/6/17.
Geophysics: The Department of Geosciences at Boise State University invites applications for a tenure-track faculty position in the broad field of Geophysics beginning in Fall 2018. We encourage applications from individuals with strengths that complement existing and emerging research areas, and who can collaborate across disciplinary boundaries. The Geophysics Group in the Department of Geosciences has internationally recognized research programs in seismology, hydrogeophysics, near-surface geophysics, snow-and-ice science, and volcanology. Emerging research areas of particular interest include, but are not limited to, marine geology and geophysics, geodynamics, and climate science. A successful candidate will articulate a vision of active collaboration with researchers in the geophysics, Earth surface dynamics, and solid Earth geology groups in the Geoscience Department, as well as in the broader research communities at Boise State, nationally, and internationally. We seek a dynamic candidate who will develop and maintain an externally funded research program, mentor graduate students, and engage in undergraduate and graduate teaching using evidence-based instructional practices. Applicants must have a PhD in geophysics, or related fields such as applied physics, applied mathematics, or engineering, and must have demonstrated success in research. The position may be filled either at the assistant or associate level depending upon experience. Applications from underrepresented groups are particularly encouraged. Review of candidates will begin on October 15. To apply, please submit online a single PDF document, which includes the following components: 1) cover letter, 2) curriculum vitae, 3) statements outlining teaching and research interests and experiences, and 4) contact information for three or more professional references. Posted: 8/31/17.
Soil Physics: The Department of Soil Science seeks applications for a 9-month tenure track faculty position in soil physics. Soil physics is a core research area in the Department of Soil Science at the University of Wisconsin-Madison, and this position is integral to undergraduate and graduate programs in soil and environmental sciences. The candidate will contribute to the strategic reconfiguration of the department into a global center of excellence at the forefront of environmental and agricultural soil research. The candidate will explore topics in soil physics research such as: formation of soil structure in relation to clay, biota, and organic matter; modeling transport of water, energy, solutes, and particulates; soil sensor development; and soil management and resilience. The candidate should be able to work cross-disciplinary, improving linkages across the food-water-energy nexus. The teaching component of the position would entail at minimum an undergraduate/graduate level course and a graduate level course. This position carries a commitment to the functions of research and teaching with contributions toward outreach, as well as professional and university service as appropriate to faculty rank. A PhD in Soil Science or related field is required. A strong foundation in soil physics and relevant research experience are required. Principal duties: 1. Develop a strong program in soil physics research. The successful candidate will be expected to compete for national grants, such as those in NSF, NIH, and USDA, as well as collaborate with soil and environmental scientists throughout the University. The candidate is expected to become a leader in soil physics nationally and internationally. 2. The teaching component of the position entails an undergraduate/graduate level course (Principles of Soil and Water Management) and a graduate level course (Soil Physics). These courses are core in the soil science undergraduate and graduate degree programs. Additional teaching can occur in existing courses (e.g. Earth's Water, a high enrollment undergrad class) or through the development of new courses. In addition, the successful candidate will advise undergraduate and graduate students. Application materials will include a cover letter, curriculum vitae, 2 page teaching statement, 2 page research statement, and a list of 3 references. Materials must be submitted by September 1, 2017 at http://jobs.hr.wisc.edu/ew/en-us/job/495501/assistant-professor. Posted: 8/28/17.
Physical Hydrology: Assistant professor in The Ohio State University School of Environment and Natural Resources. The successful candidate will develop a nationally recognized research program with an emphasis on the interactions between hydrology and channel structure in managed systems. This scientist will integrate field observations/ measurements and remote sensing with advanced techniques in numerical modeling to understand ecohydrologic and hydropedologic processes from the reach to basin scales. Research areas of particular interest include: (a) impacts of human activity on hydrologic processesin working landscapes, (b) linkages between channel (including ditches and other artificial channels) and upland hydrologic processes, or (c) interdisciplinary approaches to the study of coupled human & natural systems. Please submit cover letter (1-2 pp); CV; statements of research interests (1-2 pp), teaching philosophy (1 page), multicultural experience and commitment to diversity/ inclusion (1 page); and a list of four professional references w/ contact information as a consolidated pdf to: Dr. Douglas Jackson-Smith and Dr. Mažeika Sullivan, email address: FAES-SENRhire_PhysHydro@osu.edu. Review of applications begins Nov. 6, 2017. Posted: 10/13/17, revised: 10/20/17.
Physical Geography (Surface Water Processes): The Department of Geography at the University of Colorado Boulder invites applications for a tenure-track appointment at the Assistant Professor level in Physical Geography. A Ph.D. in Geography or related field is required by the time of appointment. The appointment begins August 15, 2018. We seek to hire an assistant professor of physical geography with a research focus on surface water processes, fluvial geomorphology, and river responses to environmental change. This physical geographer will combine field and/or lab-based research with geospatial modeling techniques to understand processes governing the movement of water, sediment and nutrients through river systems. The applicant should be an Earth scientist with training and experience in fluvial-hydraulic processes, sediment transport, geomorphology, and quantitative methods, including numerical modeling methods and/or GIS. In addition, because society is dependent on healthy river systems, we seek a candidate whose work is relevant to broader societal issues. The successful candidate must have demonstrable strength and interest in teaching hydrology and geomorphology at all levels, and in contributing to the Graduate Program in Hydrological Sciences. The normal teaching load is three classes per year, including a large introductory physical geography course on Landscapes and Water. The successful candidate is expected to be effective in raising external research funding. All requirements for the PhD must be completed by August 15, 2018. Applications are accepted electronically at CU Careers, posting #10139, and should include an application letter, a curriculum vitae, up to three reprints of relevant publications, evidence of teaching effectiveness, and 1-2 page statements outlining research and teaching plans. Candidates must also provide the names and e-mail addresses of three professional references. Review of applications will begin on October 20, 2017. Posted: 8/28/17, revised: 9/12/17.
Biogeochemistry: The University of Wyoming seeks to hire four tenure-track faculty members associated with the Program in Ecology. 3. Assistant professor with expertise in biogeochemistry in the Department of Geology & Geophysics. The successful candidate is expected to build a strong research program in biogeochemical processes and analyses, and address questions spanning broad scales (e.g., from organisms, molecules, and minerals to landscapes and global dynamics). The research focus may range broadly including topics such as microbial processes, weathering, ecosystem stoichiometry, organic geochemistry, and global elemental cycles. Review of applications will begin Nov. 13, 2017 (Job 9150). See Cluster Hire of Faculty in Ecology. Posted: 10/17/17.
Geobiology and/or Biogeochemistry: The Arizona State University School of Earth and Space Exploration (SESE) invites applications for an Assistant Professor with expertise in geobiology and/or biogeochemistry. Anticipated start date is August 2018. We desire a candidate who (1) addresses fundamental questions in the interdependence of biological and geochemical processes on Earth and other habitable planets, and (2) can develop collaborations with other closely affiliated research programs in SESE (possibilities include astrobiology, geochemistry, ecosystem dynamics, hydrology, geodynamics, planetary science, and surface processes). We are interested in individuals showing capacities to bridge research in biological and geological processes. Examples include combining the geologic and genomic records to reveal the history of geobiological processes, harnessing molecular methods to track energy and material flows in active ecosystems, and theoretical developments related to the origin and evolution of life. The successful candidate will be expected to conduct research in biological and geochemical processes, teach at the undergraduate and graduate levels, and participate in service activities in the school, college and university. Minimum qualifications: § PhD in Geobiology or related field by the time of appointment. § Established publication track record in Earth or planetary geobiological research. § Demonstrated expertise in research methods that reveal biological and geochemical interactions. § Demonstrated potential to establish a vigorous, externally-funded research program. § Commitment to quality teaching at the graduate and undergraduate levels. Desired Qualifications: § Research expertise: We are interested in individuals showing capacities to bridge research in biological and geological processes. Examples include combining the geologic and genomic records to reveal the history of geobiological processes, harnessing molecular methods to track energy and material flows in active ecosystems, and theoretical developments related to the origin and evolution of life. § Demonstrated success meeting the educational needs of diverse student populations and engaging in scientific outreach to diverse communities. See https://sese.asu.edu/about/opportunities/faculty-positions for more information. To apply, please submit the following materials as a single PDF file: 1) a cover letter that includes a description of the applicant’s research and teaching interests and experience, and indicate the Job number 12117 in your letter; 2) a current CV; and 3) the names, email addresses, institution, title, and telephone numbers of three references. Email the PDF of these application materials to firstname.lastname@example.org. Initial deadline for receipt of complete applications is November 20, 2017. Posted: 10/6/17.
Paleoclimatology/Geochemistry: The Department of Earth and Environmental Studies at Montclair State University invites applications for a full-time (10-month) tenure-track Assistant Professor position in Paleoclimatology/Geochemistry. We seek individuals who work with geological archives (corals, speleothems, ocean sediments, lake sediments, ice cores, glacial deposits, tree rings) to understand Earth’s climate processes such as atmospheric and ocean circulation, the global carbon cycle, cryosphere dynamics, and how these processes affect biological and human systems over a range of time scales. The successful candidate will develop a vigorous externally funded research program, engage in student mentoring, and have a strong commitment to excellence in teaching. The candidate will play a critical role in our bachelors, masters, and doctoral programs in Earth and Environmental Science, Geography, Sustainability Science, and Environmental Management. Teaching responsibilities will include introductory courses in Earth and Environmental Science, as well as upper-level undergraduate and graduate courses within the applicant’s areas of expertise. Service to the department, university, and larger professional community is required. Qualifications: Applicants are expected to have a Ph.D. in Earth and Environmental Science, Earth System Science, Geology, Geochemistry, Geography, or other appropriate field, a record of peer-reviewed scholarship in paleoclimatology and geochemistry, and evidence of potential for success in grant activity. Post-doctoral experience is desirable. Anticipated Start Date: September 1, 2018. Apply: Electronic applications assembled into one combined .pdf or .doc file, and containing a cover letter, CV, statements of teaching and research interests, and the names and contact information for three professional references should be sent to EAESsearch@montclair.edu. Vacancy # F-24. Apply By: October 20,2017. Posted: 9/15/17.
Mineralogist and Atmospheric Scientist: The Department of Geology and Environmental Science at James Madison University seeks applications for two tenure-track Assistant Professors: Assistant Professor – Mineralogist (F1045) and Assistant Professor – Atmospheric Scientist (F1046). For both positions we seek colleagues who are committed to excellence in teaching and research involving undergraduates, and who will maintain active research programs. Successful candidates will provide evidence of their ability to work within a collegial scholarly environment. The department is especially interested in qualified candidates who have a demonstrated commitment towards building an equitable and diverse academic community. Both positions will begin August 2018. The Assistant Professor – Mineralogist will teach mineralogy and is encouraged to contribute to the design of earth materials and environmental curricula. Teaching responsibilities will also include introductory general education science and upper-division geoscience courses. Preferred areas of research include, but are not limited to, mineral-focused studies in the critical zone, biomineralization, and low-temperature geochemistry. The ability to utilize existing analytical equipment and collections including the Mineral Museum in teaching and research is desirable. A Ph.D. in geoscience or a related field is required at the time of employment. If you have any questions regarding the mineralogist position, please contact Dr. Elizabeth Johnson, (email@example.com), Search Committee Chair. The Assistant Professor – Atmospheric Scientist will develop a new upper division atmospheric science course, and teach introductory meteorology and other geoscience and general education science courses. Collaborations are encouraged with faculty in the department and in other STEM fields. The successful candidate will be expected to fit well into a geoscience program, and engage in programmatic efforts to strengthen and expand our environmental geoscience focus. A Ph.D. in atmospheric science or a related field is required at the time of employment. If you have any questions regarding the atmospheric scientist position, please contact Dr. Kristen St. John, (firstname.lastname@example.org), Search Committee Chair. The department has 16 full-time faculty, 3 part-time lecturers, 1 staff member, and approximately 120 undergraduate majors. Degree options include a BS in Geology, a BA in Earth Science, and minors in Geology and in Geophysics. Our curriculum is recognized for its strong foundation in core geoscience disciplines, its breadth of upper division electives, and its emphasis on field study and on undergraduate research. We will be moving into new teaching and laboratory space in summer 2018. More information about the department, existing equipment, and the Mineral Museum can be found at the link above. To apply go to https://joblink.jmu.edu/ and reference posting number F1045 for the Assistant Professor – Mineralogist position and posting number F1046 for the Assistant Professor – Atmospheric Scientist position. Review date: 12/1/17. Posted: 9/30/17.
Surface Hydrology: Job Opening ID 37221. The Department of Earth and Planetary Sciences at Washington University in St. Louis invites applications for a tenure-track Assistant Professor position in the field of surface hydrology. The candidate is expected to perform basic research in hydrologic processes at or near Earth’s surface. Areas of interest include but are not limited to fluvial, lacustrine, and/or estuarine systems, fluvial geomorphology and sediment transport, flooding, and relationships to ecological and climate systems. The ideal candidate will employ quantitative tools and will integrate computational approaches with direct and remotely sensed observations. The successful candidate is expected to develop a vigorous, externally funded research program, maintain a strong publication record, advise students, provide outstanding teaching over a broad range of undergraduate and graduate courses, and participate actively in departmental governance and university service. We seek candidates who will strengthen existing research programs in geology, climate science, and remote sensing, as well as foster collaboration with scholars across the Washington University community. Candidates must have a Ph.D. in Earth science, or a related field, at the time of appointment. Complete applications include a cover letter, curriculum vitae, statements of teaching and research interests, and the names and contact information of at least four references as a single PDF, and should be sent to Professor Philip Skemer, Hydrology Search Committee Chair, Department of Earth and Planetary Sciences, Washington University, Campus Box 1169, 1 Brookings Drive, St. Louis, MO 63130, or via e-mail: email@example.com. Applications must be received by October 15, 2017 to ensure full consideration. Posted: 7/17/17.
Chair, Environmental Science: The School of Earth & Environment at Rowan University seeks to fill a Full/Associate Professor (Tenured) position starting September 1st, 2018 in the forming Department of Environmental Science. The successful candidate will assume the role of Chair of the Department, pending faculty vote in accordance with university and union policy. We seek outstanding candidates who hold a Ph.D. in Environmental Science or a closely related discipline. Successful candidates are expected to develop and maintain an active, highly visible, extramurally funded research program with outstanding scholarship and to demonstrate excellence in teaching and mentoring both graduate and undergraduate students. We seek candidates who have a big picture, global focus --established international collaborations are a plus. The areas of expertise are open, however, we have particular interests in applicants engaged in the following research: Climate Change, Sea Level, Atmospheric Chemistry and Air Quality, Biogeochemical Cycles, Ecosystem/Human System Interactions, Natural Disaster Reduction, Water and Watersheds Research, Risk Assessment, and Environmental Sustainability in its many aspects. Scholars hired in the School of Earth & Environment will have superior communication skills and will have demonstrated a deep commitment to sharing their science with the public. We are seeking agents of change, and a willingness to work with governments, NGOs, and industry to solve real-world problems is desired. Applications for must be submitted online. Please submit a single PDF that includes the following items in the order listed: letter of interest, curriculum vitae, a description of research agenda including potential funding mechanisms, and a statement of teaching philosophy.Three letters of recommendation should be sent via email directly to firstname.lastname@example.org. To ensure consideration, please submit your application by Monday, October 30, 2017. Posted: 10/5/17.
Environmental Science: The School of Earth & Environment at Rowan University seeks to fill an Assistant Professor (Tenure-Track) position starting September 1st, 2018 in the forming Department of Environmental Science. We seek outstanding candidates who hold a Ph.D. in Environmental Science or a closely related discipline. Successful candidates are expected to develop and maintain an active, highly visible, extramurally funded research program with outstanding scholarship and to demonstrate excellence in teaching and mentoring both graduate and undergraduate students. We seek candidates who have a big picture, global focus -- established international collaborations are a plus. The areas of expertise are open, however, we have particular interests in applicants engaged in the following research: Climate Change, Sea Level, Atmospheric Chemistry and Air Quality, Biogeochemical Cycles, Ecosystem/Human System Interactions, Natural Disaster Reduction, Water and Watersheds Research, Risk Assessment, and Environmental Sustainability in its many aspects. Scholars hired in the School of Earth & Environment will have superior communication skills and will have demonstrated a deep commitment to sharing their science with the public. We are seeking agents of change, and a willingness to work with governments, NGOs, and industry to solve real-world problems is desired. The successful candidate will hold a Ph.D. by Sept. 1, 2018 and will have demonstrated early success at research and publication. Postdoctoral experience is a plus. A commitment to excellence in teaching and to communicating science to the public is a necessity. Applications for must be submitted online. Please submit a single PDF that includes the following items in the order listed: letter of interest, curriculum vitae, a description of research agenda including potential funding mechanisms, and a statement of teaching philosophy. Three letters of recommendation should be sent via email directly to email@example.com. To ensure full consideration, please submit your application by Monday, October 16th, 2017. Posted: 10/5/17.
Environmental Science: Washington College, a selective liberal arts college in the Chesapeake Bay watershed on Maryland’s Eastern Shore, invites applications for a tenure track position in environmental science, to begin in August of 2018. We seek a scientist with expertise in the study of the resiliency of coastal systems whose course offerings, pedagogical approaches, and student-faculty research are well positioned to expand our ties of our curriculum to the natural local and global environment through an interdisciplinary course of study. Candidates with backgrounds in coastal systems science related to biology, physics, and/or chemistry are encouraged to apply. The hiring effort is part of the expansion of the recently created Department of Environmental Science and Studies at Washington College and will contribute to achieving the College’s goal of becoming a leader in the interdisciplinary study of the environment, as articulated in its strategic plan. Candidates must have a Ph.D. in environmental science or related discipline and must have the capacity to contribute to an interdisciplinary curriculum in environmental education. Washington College has a tradition of excellent undergraduate teaching. Candidates are expected to demonstrate the potential for engaging students both within and outside the classroom. The successful candidate will develop upper-level classes in their area of expertise, as well as contribute to the foundational introductory course, and to the college-wide first-year seminar program (FYS) on a topic of their interest. The successful candidate should be able to engage students in original research. The deadline for applications is November 12, 2017. Candidates should submit a cover letter, CV, statements of teaching philosophy and research interests, and the names of four professional references through our online portal Consensus. If you have more than one document you would like to include under “Other Documentation,” please combine into one Word (.doc) or PDF file and upload under “Attach Other Document.” Inquiries should be directed to Professor Leslie Sherman, co-chair of the Department of Environmental Science and Studies (firstname.lastname@example.org). Posted: 9/21/17.
Environmental Science: The Department of Earth, Environmental, and Geographical Sciences (EEGS) at Northern Michigan University (NMU) invites applications for a tenure-earning Assistant Professor of Environmental Science to begin in August 2018. We seek an interdisciplinary environmental scientist who will contribute to existing strengths in environmental teaching and research in EEGS. We welcome applicants with professional experiences suited to teaching interdisciplinary courses. The successful candidate will demonstrate a record of effective teaching with a research agenda focused on applied environmental science. Examples of expertise we seek include, but are not limited to, natural resource management, environmental remediation, or environmental hazards. An applied environmental scientist with teaching and research that bridges natural and social science disciplines and incorporates quantitative analysis to address contemporary sustainability challenges is desirable. Required minimum qualifications: Ph.D. (granted by August 2018) in Environmental Science, Geography, or a closely related field with effective university teaching experience, an active scholarly agenda, and a publication record focused on applied environmental science. Required: We seek a candidate with a record of effective university teaching experience and an active research agenda in applied environmental science disciplines such as natural resource management, environmental hazards, or environmental remediation. The successful candidate will be able to teach interdisciplinary courses such as Introduction to Environmental Science, Introduction to Geographic Research, Environmental Impact Assessment, or an intermediate-level environmental science course related to the candidate’s area of expertise that complements our department’s curriculum. Desirable qualifications: Demonstrated strong commitment and ability to provide excellent undergraduate instruction and advising. Ability to secure interdisciplinary grants. Desire to work collaboratively to study human–environment interactions and to address contemporary sustainability challenges. Experience integrating quantitative analysis and Geographic Information Systems into environmental science research. Deadline: November 3, 2017. All applicants must include a cover letter detailing evidence of teaching effectiveness, professional accomplishments, and scholarship; a curriculum vitae; unofficial transcripts; and contact information (including names, addresses, e-mail addresses, and telephone numbers) for three references. Apply at https://EmployMe.nmu.edu. Posted: 9/21/17.
Environmental Sciences/Sustainable Development (soil and water): The Copernicus Institute of Sustainable Development at Utrecht University (Utrecht, The Netherlands) invites applications for a tenure-track faculty position in Environmental Sciences at the Assistant Professor level. We are searching for a highly motivated scholar in the fields of environmental sciences, sustainable development and global change who fits within our interdisciplinary research group. The Assistant Professor will contribute to the development of the portfolio of soil and water within the framework of sustainable management and restoration of terrestrial ecosystems. It is our mission to understand interactions between global change and ecosystem processes, for sustainability of ecosystem services to humans. Soil and hydrological processes in terrestrial ecosystems depend on environmental conditions, biogeochemical and human interventions. The Assistant professor will strengthen this research line by focusing on the interface between environmental hydrology, soil science and sustainability. We encourage applications from candidates • with a PhD that that have a proven affinity with environmental research (eco-hydrology, hydrochemistry and soil science) and a combination preferable of experimental and modelling work; • who have experience with and interest in academic teaching; • who have interest in and experience with multidisciplinary and interdisciplinary research approaches; • who have a strong record of international peer-reviewed publications; • who have successfully acquired and carried out externally funded projects; • who are well connected to relevant academic partners as well as to stakeholders in society; • who have excellent communication skills and interpersonal relationships. The candidate is expected to develop an internationally renowned research line. The candidate will teach in the newly developed BSc program Global Sustainability Science and the MSc programs Sustainable Development and Water Science & Management. All teaching will be in the English language. In addition, successful candidates will be expected to supervise BSc and MSc projects, as well as to contribute to the acquisition and execution of externally funded projects. Coaching and supervising PhD students is also one of your responsibilities. You will be stimulated and coached in applying for a personal research grant. This position requires a PhD and preferably post-doc positions at the time of appointment. See the full job ad for details and to apply. Deadline is October 1st, 2017. Posted: 9/15/17.
Natural Resource Measurements, Biometrics, and/or Modeling: The Department of Forestry at Mississippi State University seeks applicants for an assistant/associate professor specializing in natural resource measurements, biometrics and modeling. The successful candidate is expected to 1) teach undergraduate and graduate courses in one or more of the following areas: forest measurements, forest biometrics, environmental measurements, geographic information systems (GIS), and geospatial modeling 2) develop an extramurally-funded research program in quantitative and/or geospatial assessment of natural resources. Opportunities exist for research collaboration with the USDA Forest Service and other Federal agencies, state agencies, forest industry, and forest landowners and managers. QUALIFICATIONS: Ph.D. degree in Forestry or a closely-related field. Demonstrated training/experience in field and quantitative forest measurements, biometrics, natural resource assessment, and/or geospatial modeling is also required. PREFERRED QUALIFICATIONS: Record of scholarly publication, demonstrated experience in, or potential for, securing extramural funding, and experience in teaching in the above-listed fields at the university level. RANK and SALARY: Tenure-track or tenured, full-time, 9 or 12-month appointment. The Department of Forestry is one of three departments in the College of Forest Resources and the Mississippi State University’s Forest and Wildlife Research Center and has excellent facilities in Thompson Hall on the campus of Mississippi State University. The Measurements and Spatial Technologies Group is devoted to measurements, biometrics, and geospatial research in natural resources. The MSU John W. Starr Memorial Forest, an 8,244-acre research and teaching forest, and the Sam D. Hamilton Noxubee National Wildlife Refuge and Tombigbee National Forest are near the university and are used for teaching and research activities. Screening of applicants will begin SEPTEMBER 15, 2017. Apply at http://www.msujobs.msstate.edu/ (PARF Number 496011). Applicants should also send (in a single pdf) a letter of application, curriculum vita, copies of transcripts (for all degrees), a brief statement of research and teaching interests, and complete contact information for three professional references to the search committee chair, Dr. Heather Alexander (email@example.com). Posted: 8/31/17.
Natural Resource Policy and Sustainability: Assistant Professor, Warnell School of Forestry and Natural Resources, The Savannah River Ecology Laboratory, The University of Georgia. This is an academic year (9-month, 0.75-EFT), tenure-track, 0.50-EFT research, 0.25-EFT teaching appointment offered at the rank of Assistant Professor. This position is a split appointment between the Savannah River Ecology Laboratory (SREL) (33%) and the Warnell School of Forestry and Natural Resources (Warnell) (67%), and is located at the University of Georgia (UGA) in Athens, GA. We seek a colleague with teaching and research interests in policy, economics, management, sustainability, or life-cycle assessment of forest and other natural resources. The successful candidate will be expected to teach at least one class in the general area of natural resource conservation at the undergraduate level and one class of the candidate’s expertise at the graduate level. The successful candidate will also be responsible for developing a well-recognized research program capable of attracting graduate students and external funding. Candidates must be committed to collaborating with diverse groups within and outside of the University, including students, faculty, state and federal agencies, NGOs, forest landowners, forest products manufacturers, and other private sector entities. The successful candidate will advise undergraduate students, mentor graduate students, serve on Warnell/University committees, and participate in professional/scientific societies. Apply at facultyjobs.uga.edu/postings/2546 (posting # 2017_00387F). Review of complete applications will begin on September 1, 2017. For further questions, please contact Bin Mei (firstname.lastname@example.org), Chair, Natural Resource Policy and Sustainability Search Committee. Posted: 7/28/17.
Biology Science Education: The Department of Biology at Brigham Young University invites applications for an open faculty position in biology science education. This hire is part of a department initiative to strengthen our program in science education and is intended to further establish program excellence in scholarly research, graduate mentoring, and science teacher education. We seek a discipline-based education researcher who specializes in theory-driven, quantitative research and demonstrates use of learning theories as well as a broad background in the biological sciences. The applicant should be able to demonstrate a strong research potential in science education evidenced by a record of scholarly publications and extramural grants. A PhD or post-doctoral experience in biology education (or equivalent) is required. The successful applicant will teach courses in introductory biology as well as in biology education at both the undergraduate and graduate levels. This is an open rank, continuing faculty status position (BYU’s equivalent of tenure track) with an anticipated start date of Fall 2018. See the full job ad (Job ID 64941) for details. Review date: November 1, 2017. Posted: 8/28/17.
Field Station Director: The Department of Biological Sciences at the Missouri University of Science & Technology invites applications for the tenure-line position of Field Station Director to begin Fall Semester, 2018. This founding director will take the lead in the development of a newly established field station, located 30 minutes from campus, and situated among diverse Ozark upland habitats, including aquatic systems (ponds, wetlands, and streams), terrestrial systems (forests, old fields, glades), and more unique systems (karst areas and caves). Candidates can be active researchers on animals, plants, or microbes, and examine their study organisms at a variety of scales, from population genetics to ecosystem ecology. The program has recently been awarded an NSF planning grant, and is an OBFS institutional member. The candidate will teach classes on campus and at the field station, advise graduate (M.S.) and undergraduate students in research, and coordinate the activities of members of interested departments, including geology, chemistry, environmental engineering, social science, and humanities. Candidates must have a Ph.D., a strong publication record, and an active, externally funded research program in an area related to field biology. Appointment can be at associate or full professor, depending on experience. To apply, see http://hr.mst.edu/careers/academic/, reference # 00070215. Review of applications will begin December 1, 2017. Posted: 9/12/17.
Director and Professor, W.K. Kellogg Biological Station: Michigan State University Annual-year (12-month), full-time academic appointment based at KBS, level of Full Professor (tenure appointment in campus department appropriate to expertise). Minimal 60% administrative appointment; remainder of appointment can be split among research/teaching/outreach. Date to be Filled: Expected to be filled beginning August 2018. The director will provide leadership and promote a creative environment that fosters innovation and excellence in the W.K. Kellogg Biological Station’s research, education, and outreach programs in ecology, evolution, agriculture, and conservation biology. Candidates should have a PhD and demonstrated potential to lead/manage a dynamic program of interdisciplinary research, education, and outreach, a record of research excellence in any area of ecology, evolution, agriculture, or conservation biology, and strong interpersonal skills. Continuation of an active research program is encouraged and will be supported. The Director oversees the research and education programs at KBS and coordinates them with campus departments. The Director also leads major development efforts in support of KBS programs, and is responsible for promoting KBS to local, regional, national, and international organizations. Apply at https://careers.msu.edu (posting #453174). Review of applications will begin 15 September 2017, and will continue until a suitable candidate is identified. Questions regarding this position may be directed to the Search Committee Co-Chairs, Dr. Michael Jones (email@example.com) and Dr. Danny Schnell, (firstname.lastname@example.org). Posted: 8/7/17.
Head & Professor in Applied Biology: The Science and Mathematics faculty in the College of Integrative Sciences and Arts on the Polytechnic Campus at Arizona State University invites applications for a Faculty Head and Associate/Full Professor position in Applied Biology with an anticipated start date of July 2018. The successful candidate will be expected to provide leadership to a team of approximately 50 faculty and instructional personnel dedicated to quality instruction and research in science and mathematics; contribute to the teaching in the Applied Biological Sciences program (typical teaching load is one course per semester); engage in research in the area of biology, and provide service to the program, college, university, profession, and community. View the full ad (#12111) (pdf); to apply go to: https://cisa.asu.edu/jobs. Deadline: 11/6/2017. Posted: 9/24/17.
Professor and Head of Biological Sciences: The Department of Biological Sciences, in the College of Science at Virginia Tech, invites applications from visionary, creative, and energetic leaders for the position of Department Head. We combine an international reputation for excellence in research with a substantial teaching mission. The department currently includes 47 tenure-track faculty members, two professors of practice, eight instructors, 25 support staff, and 23 research scientists, as well as more than 80 graduate students and 1300 undergraduate students. We are a diverse department with research groups in (1) ecology, evolution and behavior, (2) microbiology and immunology, and (3) molecular, cellular, developmental, and computational biology. We play a central role in interdisciplinary research on campus, which includes engagement in Centers and Institutes such as the Global Change Center and Fralin Life Sciences Institute, and nine out of Virginia Tech’s 14 Interdisciplinary Graduate Education Programs. Several faculty are associated with the Virginia Tech Carilion Research Institute, located adjacent to the VTC School of Medicine in Roanoke, Virginia. The successful applicant will advocate for the research, teaching and service missions of the department at the local, national, and international level, and will focus on achieving strategic goals within the department, college and university. She or he will foster the health and growth of the department, provide mentorship and professional guidance for existing faculty, and promote diversity and inclusion. Potential candidates must have a Ph.D. in Biological Sciences or closely related fields, demonstrated administrative and programmatic leadership experience, a broad understanding of the life sciences and interdisciplinary research, and exceptional professional achievements as evidenced by outstanding publications and sustained extramural funding. We seek a leader with vision, an open and inclusive management style, and the ability to communicate effectively across disciplines and at all levels within the university. The appointment will be at the level of tenured Full Professor. Interested candidates should submit a current CV, a letter of interest (maximum 3 pages) that describes research interests, relevant experience and leadership style, and a list of three professional references upon applying through www.jobs.vt.edu posting number TR0170112. Review of applications will begin on October 31, 2017. Please address inquiries to Professor Jeffrey Walters, Search Chair (email@example.com; Department of Biological Sciences, Virginia Tech, Blacksburg, VA 24061, USA; 540-231-3847). Posted: 9/24/17.
Professor and Head of Earth Sciences: The University of Bristol is looking to appoint an outstanding candidate as Head of School of Earth Sciences who can provide inspirational leadership and strategic management within the School. This is a key academic leadership position within the University of Bristol, supporting the attainment of the University’s vision and overall objectives, and participating in the collective formulation and delivery of the University’s academic strategy. We are looking for a proven track record of excellent partnership working both internally and externally as well as academic excellence within chosen field with the ability to engage, lead and influence across wide range of inter-faculty disciplines. The Head of School will also have a deep commitment to equality, diversity and inclusion. The School is a leading international centre for the Earth Sciences, and is consistently one of the highest ranked Earth Science groups in the UK. It boasts research strengths across palaeobiology, petrology, geophysics, geochemistry and volcanology, which underpin a diverse teaching programme at undergraduate and masters levels. Sustained funding successes and links to industry have led to the development of numerous state-of-the-art laboratories and equipment facilities, as well as attracting high calibre postgraduate students and postdoctoral scholars. The School prides itself on maintaining a collegial atmosphere that provides support to all its members. See the full job ad (Job number ACAD102866) for details and to apply. The closing date is Monday 9 October 2017. Posted: 8/31/17.
Department Head in Soil and Crop Sciences: Colorado State University invites applications and encourages nominations for Department Head in Soil and Crop Sciences in the College of Agricultural Sciences. The department’s operations include programs of excellence in soil science, agroecosystems management and plant breeding/genetics. The Department Head position is a 12 month administrative appointment focused on programmatic leadership in scholarship, instruction, Extension and stakeholder engagement. The department consists of 25 talented faculty members, 50 graduate students, more than 100 undergraduate students and an annual base budget exceeding $2.75 million with total expenditures greater than $11 million. Apply by our full consideration deadline of 9/15/17 at: http://jobs.colostate.edu/postings/46997. Questions may be directed to: James Pritchett, Executive Associate Dean, College of Agricultural Sciences, Colorado State University, ph: (970) 491-5496 or firstname.lastname@example.org. Posted: 8/29/17.
Chair, Department of Biology: Virginia Commonwealth University invites applications for the position of Chair of the Department of Biology in the College of Humanities and Sciences. We seek applicants with an excellent record of scholarship, extramural funding, academic leadership, and a strong commitment to teaching and student engagement. We are seeking candidates at the rank of full professor, although exceptional applicants at the associate professor level will be considered. The successful candidate's research will complement the interdisciplinary research of the department, and the candidate will have demonstrated an ability to work collaboratively across diverse academic communities. The role of the Chair is to function as an effective academic leader and vital member of the college's leadership team while helping to advance the goals of the university, college and department. This will include direction of visioning and strategic planning processes of the department, advancing and shaping its multi-faceted research and teaching programs, providing professional, intellectual, and administrative leadership, and stewarding the daily operations of the unit. The Chair is also responsible for evaluating faculty and staff, assigning workloads, allocating resources, and communicating between the department and the college. VCU has an enrollment of 32,000 students, including over 2,000 undergraduate and over 75 graduate students in biology. The Department of Biology has 50 faculty with diverse teaching and research interests including Cell Regulation, Evolution, and Ecological Processes and Applications. In addition to a M.S. program, biology faculty mentor students in the Integrative Life Sciences doctoral program. The department has outstanding facilities and support from other units at VCU, with onsite confocal microscopy core, next-gen sequencers, animal vivarium, access to the Nucleic Acid Research Facility, Center for High Performance Computing, as well as access to the Rice Rivers Center for Environmental Life Sciences, a field station devoted to a wide range of ecological and environmental research along the historic James River. Application review will begin November 15, 2017. All applicants are required to apply online at www.vcujobs.com and provide a letter of application, curriculum vitae, a statement of academic leadership that discusses creative approaches and experiences in developing academic programs and ability to lead a diverse department toward excellence in research, teaching and service; and the contact information of five professional references. Posted: 10/13/17.
Chair, Ecology and Evolutionary Biology: The Dept. of Ecology & Evolutionary Biology at Tulane University invites applications and nominations for Professor and Department Chair. The ideal candidate must have a Ph.D., qualify for appointment as full professor, and possess outstanding interpersonal, leadership, entrepreneurial, and administrative skills and experience; and also have an internationally recognized research program supported by extramural funding, and be committed to mentoring department faculty and fostering effective research and education. Area of research expertise open within organismal biology (Ecology and/or Evolution), but ability to strengthen or compliment existing expertise and opportunities within the department is desirable. Term for chair is five years. Position includes competitive package of research and administrative support, and the opportunity to participate in at least one new tenured/tenure-track faculty hire. To apply please submit the following to https://apply.interfolio.com/42158: (1) cover letter, (2) Curriculum Vitae, (3) statement of research accomplishments and future directions, (4) teaching statement, (5) statement of administrative experience and accomplishments, and (6) name and contact information (address, e-mail, phone) of four professional references. Review of applications will begin July 1, 2017, with a start date of July 1, 2018. Posted: 5/31/17.