Tenure-Track Position: Assistant Professor of Ecology

University of Maryland
College Park, Maryland
Competitive salary + benefits package
August 31 2018
UMD Department of Biology, Ecologist (#106169)
Position Type
Full Time
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The Department of Biology at the University of Maryland, College Park invites applications for an Assistant Professor of Ecology. We seek outstanding, innovative candidates with research interests that complement and integrate those of our existing faculty. We are especially interested in those with experimental, observational, analytical, and/or theoretical approaches that address major questions in Ecology.  Possible areas of synergy include, but are not limited to: global change, biocomplexity, and/or effects of the environment and interspecific interactions on ecological processes.

Applicants must have a doctorate degree and should describe their ability to develop an outstanding research program that would lead to a robust and diverse portfolio of extramural funding. Postdoctoral experience is preferred. Applicants must provide evidence of their commitment to excellence in teaching and mentoring, including working with students and groups from underrepresented backgrounds. The University of Maryland and the Department of Biology are committed to increasing the diversity of the campus community. Candidates who have experience working with a diverse range of faculty, staff, and students, and who can contribute to our climate of inclusivity, are encouraged to identify their experience in these areas. 

Application deadlines: Review of applications will begin 1 October 2018.

Application materials: All applicants are required to use our official UMD jobs portal to apply: https://ejobs.umd.edu/postings/62247. You will upload PDF files containing a cover letter, curriculum vitae, separate statements of research and teaching interests, and will provide names and contact information for 3 references. 

The University of Maryland, College Park is the flagship campus of the University of System of Maryland and is one of the most rapidly advancing public research universities in the country. The University sponsors the NSF-funded National Socio-Environmental Synthesis Center (SESYNC) in Annapolis. Our close proximity to Washington D.C., the Chesapeake Bay, and the Appalachian Mountains facilitates interactions with researchers at an extraordinary range of institutions and field stations (e.g., Smithsonian Institution, NIH, USDA, USGS Patuxent Research Center, USFWS, Smithsonian Environmental Research Center, Chesapeake Bay Foundation, University of Maryland Center for Environmental Studies).  In addition, several major non-governmental organizations have their world headquarters in Washington, DC (e.g., Conservation International, The Nature Conservancy, World Wildlife Fund).

The University of Maryland, College Park, an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer, complies with all applicable federal and state laws and regulations regarding nondiscrimination and affirmative action; all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment. The University is committed to a policy of equal opportunity for all persons and does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion, sex, national origin, physical or mental disability, protected veteran status, age, gender identity or expression, sexual orientation, creed, marital status, political affiliation, personal appearance, or on the basis of rights secured by the First Amendment, in all aspects of employment, educational programs and activities, and admissions.

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