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Open rank tenure track Theoretical or Computational ecologist

Employer
University of Maryland Department of Biology
Location
College Park, Maryland (US)
Salary
Open-Rank TTK
Closing date
Oct 28, 2022

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Discipline
Life Sciences, Ecology
Position Type
Full Time
Job Type
Faculty
Organization Type
Academia
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Job Details

Open-Rank TTK Position Advertisement

The Department of Biology at the University of Maryland, College Park, invites applications from
individuals working in the field of theoretical or computational ecology for a tenured or tenure-track
position at any rank. Research topics of particular interest include but are not limited to: 1) intersection
of ecological and evolutionary dynamics, 2) environmental drivers of emerging infectious diseases,
and3) models of encounter-based processes and species interactions in response to environmental
alterations. Preference will be given to applicants whose research programs complement an
institutional emphasis in addressing the challenges of global change.


Ecologists in the Department of Biology teach and mentor undergraduate students in the Biological
Sciences major and graduate students in the Biological Sciences, Marine, Estuarine, and
Environmental Sciences, and Applied Mathematics & Statistics, and Scientific Computation
programs. They enjoy research relationships with colleagues in the Departments of
Mathematics, Geographical Sciences, Entomology, and Cell Biology and Molecular Genetics as
well as with colleagues in the University of Maryland Institute for Advanced Computer Studies and
the Institute for Physical Sciences and Technology. UMD is located in the Washington DC
metropolitan area, which is rich with major national institutions and medical centers and proximal to
the Rockville Biotech corridor, Georgetown University, University of Maryland Baltimore and Johns
Hopkins University. Biologists in the Department benefit from close collaborative ties with
neighboring institutions (e.g., the Smithsonian Museum of Natural History and the National Institutes
of Health).


We seek scholars who work broadly in theoretical or computational ecology, and are eager to
interact with a vibrant and interdisciplinary group of colleagues. Candidates should have a strong
publication record in theoretical or computational ecology and show promise for, or an established
record of, external funding. Candidates should have a demonstrated commitment to teaching and
mentorship at both the undergraduate and graduate levels and a commitment to conducting open
and reproducible research. Consistent with Departmental and University values, candidates should be
committed to fostering diversity and inclusion through their approaches to research, teaching, and
mentoring. A PhD is required at the time of appointment.


Application materials should be submitted through the UMD applicant portal, https://ejobs.umd.edu
and must include: a cover letter, a CV, a statement of current and future research interests and
research philosophy, a statement of teaching philosophy and experience (including evidence of
teaching excellence, if available), and contact information for three references. Applicants should
provide sample research manuscripts or journal articles in the Supplemental Document 1 field in eJobs.
Because the Department of Biology is committed to increasing the diversity of the campus community
and promoting inclusion across campus, materials should address how the candidate will contribute to
fostering a diverse and inclusive community.


For best consideration, complete applications should be received by November 7, 2022. Please
address questions to the Department Chair, Professor Joshua Singer (jhsinger@umd.edu).

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Department of Biology
1204 Biology-Psychology Building
College Park, MD 20742-4415

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Telephone
301.405.9784
Location
4094 Campus Drive
Room # 1210 Bio-Psych (Bldg # 144)
College Park
Maryland
20742
United States
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