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Tenure Track Assistant Professor position in Ecology and Evolutionary Biology

Los Angeles, California
Commensurate experience
Closing date
Jan 2, 2023

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Life Sciences, Ecology, Evolutionary Biology
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The Department of Ecology and Evolutionary Biology (EEB) at UCLA is searching for a tenure track Assistant Professor that complements their research program with an outstanding commitment to equity and inclusion through research, mentorship, teaching, community engagement and/or service. Candidates in any area of ecology or evolutionary biology, broadly defined, will be considered. We particularly encourage applications from women, underrepresented minorities, and individuals with a commitment to mentoring underrepresented groups in the sciences. Necessary qualifications include a PhD degree in a relevant discipline and a strong background in quantitative methods. Evidence of sustained research productivity through journal publications is required. The successful candidate will be expected to develop an externally funded research program, and teach and mentor at both the undergraduate and graduate levels employing inclusive pedagogical approaches. We are especially interested in candidates that can complement existing departmental strengths in inclusive education, and develop courses that satisfy the UCLA undergraduate diversity requirement and/or courses that include topics of diversity, equity and inclusion and how they relate to the fields of ecology and evolutionary biology.

Application packages should be submitted online through and include the following individual documents: 1) curriculum vita; 2) research statement including future directions (2 pages maximum); 3) teaching statements that include teaching interests as well as experience employing pedagogies that promote active learning and inclusive teaching practices (1 page maximum); 4) statement of contributions to equity, diversity, and inclusion that includes previous and planned efforts that advance EDI through formal and/or informal mentoring, research or education activities (no page limit); and 5) cover letter that includes names of three referees who can be contacted for letters (reference letters will only be requested of select candidates; 1 page maximum). Review of applications will begin on December 10, 2022 and continue until the position is filled. Inquiries about the position should be sent to search committee chair Professor Karen Sears (

The University of California is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer. See full recruitment ad on

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