Assistant Professor, Ecological Restoration
Assistant Professor – Ecological Restoration – Virginia Tech
The School of Plant and Environmental Sciences (SPES) in the College of Agriculture and Life Sciences (CALS) at Virginia Tech seeks candidates to fill a 9-month tenure track faculty position in ecological restoration. The successful candidate will be expected to develop an extramurally-funded research program focusing on the role of plants, soil and water ecology in the restoration, conservation and enhancement of ecosystems in built and disturbed environments; and to communicate research results by publishing in appropriate peer-reviewed journals and through other outlets. The candidate will be expected to collaborate on projects with on-campus SPES and other CALS faculty, including those located at Agricultural Research and Extension Centers, and with faculty in other Virginia Tech colleges and at other U.S. and international institutions. The candidate will be expected to teach courses in ecological restoration and related subjects as determined by the candidate and the SPES Director; and to advise graduate and undergraduate students. The candidate will serve on School-, College- and University-level committees as appropriate. A Ph.D. in restoration ecology, environmental sciences, environmental management, ecology or other closely aligned fields of study; excellent oral and written communication skills; a commitment to mentoring, diversity, and inclusion are required. Post-doctoral research experience and teaching experience in an appropriate scientific field; demonstrable experiences or achievements in publishing refereed research manuscripts and grantsmanship are desirable. Full position description information and application instructions can be found at www.jobs.vt.edu, posting TR0180040. Review of applicant materials will begin on 6/15/18. Quicklink: http://listings.jobs.vt.edu/postings/86254
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