Assistant Professor - Ecosystem Ecologist

Syracuse University
Syracuse, New York
August 05 2019
Life Sciences, Ecology
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Assistant Professor - Ecosystem Ecologist

The Biology Department at Syracuse University is seeking applicants for a tenure-track Assistant Professor position in the field of Ecosystem Science. This position is part of an ambitious Invest Syracuse Cluster Hire Initiative in the broad area of Energy and Environment. As an integral part of this investment, Syracuse University will recruit multiple candidates for faculty positions for a research cluster in the area of Global Environmental Change.  Faculty hired into these positions will build on our existing strengths in water, energy, and climate, and will participate in an organized research cluster that spans multiple departments in the Colleges of Arts and Sciences, the College of Architecture, the Maxwell School of Citizenship and Public Affairs, and the College of Engineering and Computer Science.

The successful applicant will conduct research in the broad field of ecosystem ecology with expertise in understanding ecosystem responses and feedbacks to global change.  We seek scholars examining cutting edge questions that address global environmental change by linking empirical data with quantitative models at any spatial or temporal scale. We are especially interested in candidates whose research will contribute to the cross-campus interdisciplinary Invest Syracuse Cluster Hire Initiative on global environmental change, as well as research that complements existing department strengths in the following areas: species interactions (plant, microbe, animal), microbial ecology, plant physiological ecology, plant community ecology, and ecosystem ecology. Candidates must have a Ph.D., preferably in biology, and a record of productive research.  The successful applicant will establish a strong, externally funded research program and participate in graduate and undergraduate teaching and mentoring in the areas of his or her expertise.

The Biology Department at Syracuse University ( currently has 33 full-time faculty with broad research strengths in plant and ecosystem ecology, evolutionary biology, developmental biology, and neurobiology.  The Department has a state-of-the-art greenhouse, plant growth chambers, and outdoor growth facilities.

Applicants should submit a cover letter, curriculum vitae, statements of research and teaching interests, and arrange for three references to send letters to, preferably by October 1, 2019.  The search will remain open until the position is filled.

Syracuse University is an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer with a strong commitment to equality of opportunity and a diverse work force. Women, military veterans, individuals with disabilities, and members of other traditionally underrepresented groups are encouraged to apply.