Associate or Full Professor Conservation Biology

Indiana University - Bloomington
Bloomington, Indiana
September 20 2018
Life Sciences, Biology
Organization Type

School of Public and Environmental Affairs (SPEA)

Conservation biology
Associate or Full Professor

The School of Public and Environmental Affairs (SPEA) at Indiana University is searching for a senior scholar with a specialty in Conservation Biology and a record of scholarship commensurate with appointment at Indiana University as a tenured associate or full professor. The search is part of Indiana University's Grand Challenge, Prepared for Environmental Change (for a full description, see The successful candidate will have an earned doctorate degree, a strong record of extramural funding, a distinguished record of scholarship and publication in the field of conservation biology, and a demonstrated ability to communicate technical research to non-specialists. The faculty member will be expected to attract funding to support a vibrant research program including training of doctoral students. We are particularly interested in candidates with a research program that addresses interdisciplinary aspects of environmental change and adaption.

Founded in 1972, SPEA was the first school to combine public policy, management, and administration with environmental science. The School is committed to excellence in research, teaching, and service addressing critical issues in environmental science, policy and management ( Presently, SPEA ranks first in the nation in environmental policy and management in U.S. News & World Report. As part of the Prepared for Environmental Change program, the successful candidate will join 16 other new faculty hires as well as existing faculty across campus, as part of a community of scholars with a shared interest in understanding and adapting to environmental change. The Environmental Research Institute (, part of the Prepared for Environmental Change program, facilitates research, collaboration, and communication among these faculty and a large cadre of postdocs and doctoral students. The faculty member will also have access to the facilities and extensive properties of the IU Research and Teaching Preserve (

For full consideration, submit a letter of application, curriculum vita with contact information, and complete contact information for at least three professional references at by November 15, 2018. Applications should include a research statement (as part of the cover letter or separate from it), which should include a discussion of how the candidate's research can contribute to the Prepared for Environmental Change research program.

We are especially interested in applicants with a record of successful teaching and mentoring of students from all backgrounds (including first-generation college students, low-income students, racial and ethnic minorities, women, LGBTQ, etc.) and an interest in contributing to SPEA's programs, curricular offerings, and research portfolio in ways that enhance diversity, equity, and inclusion; applicants are encouraged to address these topics in the letter of application.

For information about the position, please contact Vicky Meretsky ( For more information see also

Indiana University is an equal employment and affirmative action employer and a provider of ADA services. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to age, ethnicity, color, race, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, genetic information, marital status, national origin, disability status or protected veteran status.

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