Tenure-Track Professor in Global Change Ecology

Harvard University
Cambridge, Massachusetts
July 27 2017
Prof Paul Moorcroft
Organization Type

Tenure-Track Professor in Global Change Ecology
Harvard University
Faculty of Arts and Sciences
Department of Organismic and Evolutionary Biology

Position Description: The 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. Applications from, or information about, female and minority candidates are especially encouraged. The department has strong linkages to a number of allied departments and institutions, including the Dept. of Earth and Planetary Science, Harvard Forest, Arnold Arboretum, Harvard University Herbaria, Harvard Museum of Comparative Zoology, and Harvard Center for the Environment. The appointment is expected to begin on July 1, 2018.

Basic Qualifications: Doctorate in Ecology or related discipline required by the time the appointment begins.

Additional Qualifications: Demonstrated strong commitment to teaching is desired.

Special Instructions: Please submit the following materials through the ARIeS portal (http://academicpositions.harvard.edu/postings/7705). Candidates are encouraged to apply by October, 1, 2017; applications will be reviewed until the position is filled.

  1. Cover letter
  2. Curriculum Vitae
  3. Teaching statement (describing teaching approach and philosophy)
  4. Research statement
  5. Names and contact information of 3-5 referees, who will be asked by a system-generated email to upload a letter of recommendation once the candidate’s application has been submitted. Three letters of recommendation are required, and the application is considered complete only when at least three letters have been received.
  6. Publications or copies of creative works, if applicable.

Contact Information: Prof. Paul Moorcroft, Search Committee, Department of Organismic and Evolutionary Biology, Faculty of Arts and Sciences, Harvard University, Cambridge, MA 02138.

Contact Email: Paul Moorcroft c/o Damari Rosado (damari_rosado@harvard.ed

Harvard is an Equal Opportunity Employer and all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment 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.

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