Assistant Professor in Ecoinformatics
The Department of Biology at the University of Central Florida (UCF) invites applications for a nine-month, tenure track Assistant Professor position in Ecoinformatics anticipated to begin in August 2018. We seek a broadly-trained biologist who will use innovative approaches to develop a high-quality research program in ecoinformatics - defined broadly - and including but not limited to: collection and organization of ecological data; manipulation, mining, and statistical modeling of such data, and use of geographic information systems (GIS). Applicants must have a Ph.D. from an accredited institution in a biological science and appropriate postdoctoral training is desired. The successful applicant will show promise of building a prominent and productive research program that addresses interesting and important questions related to environmental, ecological, and/or evolutionary processes across spatial and/or temporal scales. A demonstrated ability to collaborate with other disciplines is desirable. Successful candidates must have a demonstrated ability or strong potential to establish and maintain a vigorous, extramurally funded research program, facilitate collaborations, and complement departmental strengths. They will be expected to contribute to teaching and mentoring students in our undergraduate and graduate programs. Software & database development can be considered toward tenure and promotion, akin to publications. They will also be expected to contribute to teaching and mentoring students in our undergraduate and graduate programs. For more information about the department, please visit http://sciences.ucf.edu/biology/.
The University of Central Florida has grown in size, quality, diversity, and reputation since its inception in 1963. Today, the university offers 212 degree programs to 66,000 diverse students. UCF is an economic engine attracting and supporting industries vital to the region’s future while providing students with real-world experiences that help them succeed after graduation. For more information, visit http://ucf.edu. UCF is designated as a research university of very high research activity (RU/VH) by the Carnegie Foundation.
Questions regarding this search (position #37965) can be sent to Dr. David Jenkins, Search Committee Chair, at David.Jenkins@ucf.edu. UCF provides competitive startup funds and teaching loads. UCF requires all applications be submitted electronically through the Human Resources website: http://www.jobswithucf.com/postings/51129. Separately, applicants must e-mail to Dr. Jenkins a single PDF document that includes a letter of intent, curriculum vitae, statements of research interests and teaching philosophy, and contact information for three professional references.
Review of applications will begin on December 8, 2017 and continue until the position is filled. As an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer, UCF encourages all qualified applicants to apply, including women, veterans, individuals with disabilities, and members of traditionally underrepresented populations. As a Florida public university, UCF makes all application materials and selection procedures available to the public upon request.