Tenure-Track Faculty Assistant Professor in Restoration Ecology

University of North Texas
Denton, Texas (USA)
Salary is competitive and commensurate with experience
November 20 2018
Position Type
Full Time
Organization Type
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Assistant Professor in Restoration Ecology

Department of The Department of Biological Sciences at the University of North Texas (UNT) invites applicants for a tenure-track Assistant Professor position in the area of Restoration Ecology with an emphasis in plant ecology.  While we are particularly interested in applicants with focus areas that include riparian and floodplain ecosystems, including within urban environments, applicants with other areas of research in restoration ecology are also encouraged to apply.

Qualifications:  The successful candidate will have 1) earned a doctoral degree in Biological Sciences, Ecology, Botany, Environmental Science or a related field, 2) a proven record or propensity to obtain extramural funding, and 3) a growing record of scholarship and publication in respected journals appropriate to the field of study.  Preferred qualifications include postdoctoral experience, the ability to teach courses in restoration ecology and plant ecology, experience working with various stakeholders, and communicating technical research to non-specialist audiences.

Responsibilities: The faculty member will be expected to develop an externally funded research program in the candidate’s discipline that also supports undergraduate and graduate training and education.  The successful candidate is also expected to develop interdisciplinary collaborations within and between departments at UNT, including with faculty in the Advanced Environmental Research Institute (AERI; http://aeri.unt.edu).  Opportunities exist to develop collaborations with multiple agencies and offices affiliated with the City of Denton and other municipalities within the Dallas-Fort Worth (DFW) metroplex.  The faculty member is expected to participate in relevant international, national and/or regional research communities within their discipline.

Starting Date: August 2019

Deadline:  Review of applications will begin on 15 December 2018 and continue until position is filled.

Apply online: http://facultyjobs.unt.edu (System Identification number: 6002125)

Application Procedures:  Applicants must apply online at http://facultyjobs.unt.edu (posting identification number is 6002125) and attach the following items: 1) cover letter, 2) Curriculum Vitae, 3) research statement (≤ 3 pages, single spaced), 4) statement of teaching philosophy (≤ 2 pages), 5) pdf of at least one (but three allowed) relevant publication(s) that highlight the applicant’s contribution in the field, and 6) contact information for three individuals willing to serve as references that are familiar with the applicant’s academic and research qualifications. 

General Information:  UNT is a dynamic and growing institution of 38,000 students with 101 bachelor's degrees, 82 master's degrees, and 38 doctoral degrees.  The Department of Biological Sciences has 50 faculty members and about 200 graduate students (MS & PhD).  Additional information concerning UNT and the Department can be found at  http://www.unt.edu and http://biology.unt.edu, respectively.

The main UNT campus is located in the city of Denton, a vibrant and growing community of 120,000 residents located approximately 40 miles north of downtown Dallas and Fort Worth and 27 miles from DFW International Airport.  For more information about Denton, please visit https://www.cityofdenton.com and https://www.discoverdenton.com.

The University of North Texas System and its component institutions are committed to equal opportunity and comply with all applicable federal and state laws regarding nondiscrimination and affirmative action. The University of North Texas System and its component institutions do not discriminate on the basis of race, color, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, religion, national origin, age, disability, genetic information, or veteran status in its application and admission processes, educational programs and activities, and employment practices.  

Questions concerning the position should be directed to: Dr. Jeff A. Johnson, Chair of Search Committee (jeff.johnson@unt.edu)

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