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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

All Positions

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Physiological, Evolutionary, or Ecosystems Ecology Ben-Gurion University of the Negev (Israel) 12/1/17 7/24/17
Ecology (Full Professor) Nanyang Technological University (Singapore) 11/27/17 8/10/17
Earth and Planetary Sciences Washington University in St. Louis 10/15/17 7/17/17
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
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
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 8/10/17
Plant-Microbe Interactions, Plant Ecology, and Eco-Physiology (2 positions) Southwest University of Science & Technology (China)  7/17/17 7/17/17
Chair, Ecology and Evolutionary Biology Tulane University 7/1/17 5/31/17
Botany (Visiting) Unity College  6/7/17 6/7/17

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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; dmarke@uga.edu. 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 - krasnov@bgu.ac.il. Posted: 7/24/17.

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 (david.wardle@ntu.edu.sg). 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 reirwin@ncsu.edu. 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 (mpm9@stmarys-ca.edu). Posted: 7/20/17, revised: 7/24/17.

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(yaoya@ms.xjb.ac.cn, yaoyinan0430@163.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.

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.

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 (david.wardle@ntu.edu.sg). Review of applications will begin on September 1 2017. More information can be found at the ASE link above. Posted: 6/28/17.

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 ajacobsen@csub.edu. Posted: 8/22/17.

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.

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, arnol065@umn.edu, chair of the Fisheries Ecology Search Committee. Application review will begin on September 15, 2017. Posted: 7/24/17.

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.

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 (rodney.will@okstate.edu). 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.

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 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, rpeterson@une.edu or (207) 602-2862. Posted: 8/8/17.

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 (msaunder@purdue.edu). Application packets should be emailed to Marlene Mann (mmann@purdue.edu). 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 chairsec.eeb@utoronto.ca. Deadline for receipt of applications, including reference letters, is September 13, 2017. Questions regarding this position can be directed to Liz Rentzelos at chairsec.eeb@utoronto.ca or (416-946-3340). Posted: 7/21/17.

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 (dthomson@kecksci.claremont.edu). 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 dthomson@kecksci.claremont.edu. Review of applications will begin October 1, 2017. Posted: 7/21/17.

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 (jeffrey.honda@sjsu.edu). Posted: 7/21/17.

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 (christoph.geiss@trincoll.edu). 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.

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.

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, stromee1@nku.edu. Posted: 8/8/17.

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, francesca.cotrufo@colostate.edu. Posted: 7/24/17.

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 erica.wildy@csueastbay.edu. Posted: 7/24/17.

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.

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 fse.bio-hod@mq.edu.au. 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.

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 (josh_heitman@ncsu.edu), 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.

Earth and Planetary Sciences: 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: hydrologysearch@eps.wustl.edu. Applications must be received by October 15, 2017 to ensure full consideration. Posted: 7/17/17.

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 (bmei@uga.edu), Chair, Natural Resource Policy and Sustainability Search Committee. Posted: 7/28/17.

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 (jonesm30@msu.edu) and Dr. Danny Schnell, (schnelld@msu.edu). Posted: 8/7/17.

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.

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