Faculty Position in Ecology and/or Evolutionary Biology

University of Pittsburg Department of Biological Sciences
Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
Commensurate with experience
Closing date
Oct 8, 2022

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Life Sciences, Biology, Ecology, Evolutionary Biology
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The Department of Biological Sciences at the University of Pittsburgh invites applications for a tenure-track faculty position in the broad fields of Ecology and/or Evolutionary Biology. The position is anticipated at the ASSISTANT PROFESSOR level. We seek a scientist who will enhance and complement existing strengths in our broad-based, interdisciplinary, and collaborative biological sciences department. We are specifically searching for a colleague with demonstrated (or potential for) excellence in research, undergraduate and graduate teaching and mentorship, as well as the potential to collaborate with other faculty in the department. Furthermore, we seek a colleague who shares our commitment to mentoring and supporting trainees and colleagues from diverse backgrounds and to developing more inclusive and equitable academic practices (www.biology.pitt.edu/diversity). We are broadly interested in applicants working in any area of evolution or ecology, including those with expertise in individual systems and those who integrate across approaches, systems, or scales.
The department has a variety of resources available to support the development of the incumbent's research program and scholarship. For example, our Pittsburgh campus life sciences complex accommodates research involving animals, plants, and microbes in extensive greenhouses, animal husbandry facilities, and environmentally-controlled growth chambers. Additionally, the Pymatuning Laboratory of Ecology (the University’s biological field station) is a vibrant research and education facility located on Lake Pymatuning in Northwest Pennsylvania (less than two hours’ drive from campus) with facilities to support both aquatic and terrestrial research.

The Department of Biological Sciences is a highly interactive community situated on the undergraduate campus of the University of Pittsburgh. We are dedicated to the mutual success of our faculty and students in our research, education, and outreach missions. We offer low teaching loads and highly competitive start-up, compensation, and benefits packages. The University of Pittsburgh is a thriving research institution with a research budget of $1 billion; it is part of a broader scientific community that includes the University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine and Carnegie Mellon University. We are dedicated to fostering an inclusive and welcoming environment that values and nurtures diverse perspectives (https://www.provost.pitt.edu/university-pittsburgh-embracing-diversity-and-inclusion). Further information about the Department of Biological Sciences is available at: https://www.biology.pitt.edu. More information about the Pymatuning Laboratory of Ecology is available at: https://www.ple.pitt.edu.

Successful candidates at either rank will have a Ph.D. or M.D. in a relevant field; postdoctoral experience in Ecology, Evolution, or a related field; and will be expected to establish an extramurally funded research program, train graduate students, and participate in undergraduate science education. To ensure full consideration, applications and reference letters should be received by 30 September 2022. Applicants can apply online at (https://tinyurl.com/2ffx7r93). Candidates should submit (a) a one-page cover letter; (b) a CV; (c) a teaching statement; (d) a one-page description of how your past or anticipated scholarly activities (research, teaching, mentorship, service) demonstrate a commitment to diversity and inclusion; (e) a ~three-page statement of past research and future plans. Applicants should also arrange for three letters of reference to be sent to biojobs@pitt.edu. The position is pending budgetary approval. The Dietrich School of Arts and Sciences is committed to building and fostering a culturally diverse environment, so the ability to work effectively with a wide range of individuals and constituencies in support of a diverse community is essential. The University of Pittsburgh is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer and values equality of opportunity, human dignity, and diversity. EOE, including disability/vets.

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