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Quantitative Biologist

Depart. of Ecology and Evolutionary Biology, UC Santa Cruz
University of California, Santa Cruz, California 95060
Commensurate with qualifications and experience; academic year (nine-month basis)
Closing date
Nov 6, 2021

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The Department of Ecology and Evolutionary Biology at the University of California, Santa Cruz (UCSC) invites applications for a tenure-track Assistant or tenured Associate Professor in Quantitative Biology.

We seek candidates who focus on the development and application of mathematical models to ecological and/or evolutionary problems, who directly explore the connection between theory and empirical data, who collaborate extensively with empirical researchers, and who work on both basic and applied issues across scales. The successful candidate will show demonstrated evidence of collaboration with empirical researchers and in both basic and applied issues across scales, an ability to contribute effectively to instruction at the undergraduate and graduate teaching levels, and mentoring students in research.

UC Santa Cruz is a Hispanic-Serving Institution with a high proportion of first-in-family students and is renowned for fostering student social mobility. UC Santa Cruz values diversity, equity, and inclusion and is committed to hiring faculty who will work to support these values. We welcome candidates who understand the barriers facing women and minorities who are underrepresented in the classroom and in higher education careers (as evidenced by life experiences and educational background), and who have experience in equity and diversity with respect to teaching, mentoring, research, life experiences, or service towards building an equitable and diverse scholarly environment. The successful candidate must be committed to excellence in teaching and mentoring at the undergraduate and graduate levels while developing and leading an externally funded research program, and will have engaged in and show commitment to fostering diversity, equity, and inclusion.

The chosen candidate will be expected to sign a statement representing that they are not the subject of any ongoing investigation or disciplinary proceeding at their current academic institution or place of employment, nor have they in the past ten years been formally disciplined at any academic institution/place of employment. In the event the candidate cannot make this representation, they will be expected to disclose in writing to the hiring Dean the circumstances surrounding any formal discipline that they have received, as well as any current or ongoing investigation or disciplinary process of which they are the subject. (Note that discipline includes a negotiated settlement agreement to resolve a matter related to substantiated misconduct.)


Application must be submitted to:  You will be asked to upload:

  • Cover Letter - Cover letter that briefly summarizes your qualifications and interest in the position
  • Curriculum Vitae - Curriculum vitae showing a full list of publications, other professional activities, and extramural funding
  • Statement of Research* - Statement of current and long-term objectives in research
  • Statement of Teaching - Statement of current and long-term objectives in teaching
  • Research Publication pdf (1 of 3) (Optional)
  • Research Publication pdf (2 of 3) (Optional)
  • Research Publication (3 of 3) (Optional)
  • Statement of Contributions to Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion* - Statement addressing contributions to diversity, equity, and inclusion through research, teaching, and/or service, including up to three products (publications, outreach materials, syllabi, links to presentations, etc.) demonstrating diversity, equity, and inclusion contributions. See UCSC guidelines for statements:

*Note - Initial screening of candidates will be based on statement of contributions to diversity, equity, and inclusion and research statement.

Reference requirements:

  • 3-5 required (contact information only)

Applicants must provide the names and contact information of their references (a minimum of three are required and a maximum of five will be accepted). The hiring unit will request confidential letters** from the references of those applicants who are under serious consideration and letters will need to be returned within 2 weeks of notification. Please note that your references, or dossier service, will submit their confidential letters directly to the UC Recruit System.

**All letters will be treated as confidential per University of California policy and California state law. For any reference letter provided via a third party (i.e., dossier service, career center), direct the author to UCSC’s confidentiality statement at

The University of California is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, age, or protected veteran status.

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