Assistant Professor - Ecosystem Ecologist
Job posting number: #7087234
Posted: October 15, 2021
Application Deadline: Open Until Filled
Job DescriptionJob Description
The Biology Department at Syracuse University is seeking applicants for a tenure-track Assistant Professor position in the field of Ecosystem Ecology. This position is part of an ambitious Invest Syracuse Cluster Hire Initiative in the broad area of Energy and Environment. As an integral part of this investment, Syracuse University will recruit multiple candidates for faculty positions for a research cluster in the area of Global Environmental Change. Faculty hired into these positions will build on our existing strengths in ecology, water, energy, and climate, and will participate in an organized research cluster that spans multiple departments in the College of Arts and Sciences, the College of Architecture, the Maxwell School of Citizenship and Public Affairs, and the College of Engineering and Computer Science.
Candidates must have a Ph.D., preferably in biology, ecology, environmental biology or related field.
Job Specific Qualifications
The successful applicant will conduct research in the broad field of ecosystem ecology with expertise in understanding ecosystem responses and feedbacks to global change. We seek an innovative scholar addressing environmental issues of global importance. Research should have a significant biological component but may include a variety of methodologies, including field data collection and experiments, ecosystem modeling, and laboratory-based approaches. We are especially interested in candidates whose research will contribute to the cross-campus interdisciplinary Invest Syracuse Cluster Hire Initiative on global environmental change, as well as research that complements existing department strengths in the following areas: species interactions, biodiversity (plant, microbe, animal), microbial ecology, plant physiological ecology, plant community ecology, plant-herbivore interactions and ecosystem ecology. Candidates must have a Ph.D., preferably in biology, ecology, environmental biology or a related field. The successful applicant will establish a strong, externally funded research program and participate in graduate and undergraduate teaching and mentoring in the areas of his, her, or their expertise.
The Biology Department (http://biology.syr.edu/) and the broader Syracuse University campus is committed to working together to create a diverse, equitable, inclusive and accessible environment for all. We believe that diversity, equity and inclusion are integral to achieving excellence in teaching, scholarship and service. Applicants will be expected to help develop comprehensive short and long-term strategies to create a more inclusive and equitable university community.
Teaching, service and research.
The standard teaching load is 1 course in the fall and 1 course in the spring.
In addition to completing an online application, please upload a (1) cover letter, (2) curriculum vitae, (3) combined statements of research, teaching interests and strategies and approaches for increasing diversity and inclusion in their research and teaching (upload under “Teaching Philosophy”), and contact information of three professional references.
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