Assistant Professor - Global Change Ecophysiologist

Oxford, Mississippi
Competitive salary
October 16 2019
Position Type
Full Time
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Assistant Professor - Global Change Ecophysiologist 

The Department of Biology at the University of Mississippi is searching for a tenure-track Assistant Professor working on ecophysiological responses to global change. 

We seek candidates who use integrative approaches to understand the physiological mechanisms that underpin present-day or projected responses of invertebrates and/or vertebrates to environmental change in freshwater, marine, or terrestrial systems. Areas of research interest include but are not limited to climate change, land use change, urbanization, biological invasions, species interactions, or mechanisms of ecosystem resilience. Research should connect animal physiology to global change issues, and may integrate multiple biological, spatial and/or temporal scales. The successful candidate will be expected to develop an innovative, externally-funded research program, train graduate students, teach courses in their area of expertise, and contribute to teaching a core Introductory Physiology course. This position will complement and extend existing departmental strengths in symbiosis and species interactions, biodiversity and conservation biology, cell and molecular biology, or neuroscience and behavior (

We have a vibrant, broad-based biology department that consists of 22 tenure-track and 13 instructional faculty members, and educates over 900 undergraduate biology majors and 38 graduate students (Ph.D. and M.S.). The University of Mississippi is a Carnegie-Designated R1 Highest Research University located near Memphis in Oxford, Mississippi, a beautiful college town known for its outstanding educational and cultural opportunities. The University of Mississippi has been repeatedly recognized by the Chronicle of Higher Education as a “Great College to Work For.” The Department of Biology recognizes the importance of building a diverse faculty and welcomes applicants from groups underrepresented in science.

To apply, please visit our Online Employment Service at Applications should include: (1) cover letter outlining interest in and suitability for the position, (2) a curriculum vitae, (3) a statement of research interests and future plans (3 pages or less), (4) a statement of teaching interests, practices and philosophy (1 page), (5) a diversity statement  addressing approaches to promoting inclusivity in research and training (1 page), (6) names and contact information for at least three references, and (7) reprints of up to three  recent publications or submitted papers. Items 1-6 should be prepared as a single pdf and item 7 as a second pdf file.

Minimum Education/Experience

PhD in Biological Sciences or related field and Post-Doctoral experience.

Salary/Wage Information

Salary will be commensurate with qualifications and experience.

EEO Statement

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