Assistant Professor - Integrative Conservation Biologist

University of Massachusetts Dartmouth
Dartmouth, Massachusetts (US)
October 26 2018
Life Sciences, Biology
Position Type
Full Time
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Assistant Professor - Integrative Conservation Biologist

Department of Biology

University of Massachusetts Dartmouth

The Department of Biology at the University of Massachusetts Dartmouth invites applications for a tenure-track appointment in Biology at the Assistant Professor level to begin September 1, 2019. We seek an integrative biologist focusing on the study of conservation whose research crosses boundaries of traditional life science disciplines and addresses questions of broad significance.  The successful candidate’s research program will complement existing research strengths in the Biology Department and have the potential to form new cross-disciplinary research collaborations.

The successful candidate will be committed to excellence in teaching and to mentoring both undergraduate and graduate students in research. Teaching assignments for this position will include courses that are required in our multiple B.S., M.S., and Ph.D. programs and are consistent with the successful candidate’s expertise. Candidates with a demonstrated commitment to fostering interdisciplinary thinking are strongly encouraged to apply.

Minimum qualifications:

  • An earned a doctoral degree in biology or a closely related field.
  • At least two years of postdoctoral research experience.
  • Evidence of scholarly productivity such as peer-reviewed publications and conference presentations.

Preferred qualifications:

  • Demonstrated excellence in teaching at the college level
  • A record of external funding or strong evidence of potential to attain external funding for research.
  • Demonstrated success working with people from diverse backgrounds.

Tenure will accrue in the Department of Biology. Salary and startup funds are negotiated upon offer of employment.

The University of Massachusetts Dartmouth is one of five UMass campuses, located on the South Coast of Massachusetts between Cape Cod and Rhode Island in a region well known for its beautiful beaches and scenic harbors. About an hour from Boston and 45 minutes from Providence, the South Coast provides opportunities for rural or urban living with access to major metropolitan areas and pristine natural beauty.

Special Instructions to Applicants:

Please send a cover letter addressing interest in the position, previous research accomplishments, and interest in teaching and research with graduate and undergraduate students, a detailed statement of plans for developing and implementing an externally funded research program (maximum two pages), a statement of teaching experience and philosophy (maximum two pages), curriculum vitae, and complete contact information for three professional referees to:

The review of applications will begin on November 1, 2018 and will continue until the position is filled.

The University of Massachusetts reserves the right to conduct background checks on potential employees.

The University of Massachusetts Dartmouth values excellence, diversity, transparency, student-centeredness, accountability, innovation, engagement, collaboration, collegiality and safety.

The University of Massachusetts Dartmouth employees and applicants for employment are protected by federal laws, Presidential Executive Orders, and state and local laws designed to protect employees and job applicants from discrimination on the basis of race, religion, color, sex (including pregnancy, gender identity, and sexual orientation), national origin, age, disability, family medical history or genetic information, military service, veteran status or other non-merit based factors.

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