Environmental Studies - Terrestrial Ecology, Tenure Track

Environmental Studies - Terrestrial Ecology, Tenure Track
Date:  10/03/2016

The Environmental Studies Program at Colby College invites applications for a tenure-track position in Terrestrial Ecology to begin September 1, 2017. The successful candidate will have a specialization in terrestrial ecosystems and an interest in including local Maine field sites as part of her or his research and teaching programs. We welcome applications from broadly trained ecologists with interdisciplinary backgrounds and expertise in ecosystem- to landscape-scale ecologywith clear application to solving environmental problems. Experience in carbon cycling, modeling, microbial ecology, restoration ecology or other community-ecosystem-landscape scopes of research encouraged. 

This position is part of a major multi-disciplinary initiative in Environmental Science that includes faculty positions in Biology, Chemistry, Geology, and Environmental Studies, investments in field and laboratory-based facilities, and partnerships with the Bigelow Laboratory for Ocean Sciences and the Maine Lakes Resource Center. The position will require excellence in both teaching and research.

Candidates should have a Ph.D. and a strong commitment to undergraduate education. Postdoctoral experience is preferred. Teaching responsibilities will include a lecture and laboratory rotation including the Environmental Studies gateway course Environment and Society, Introduction to Ecology, an upper-level course in his or her area of expertise, and/or a senior capstone course.

The successful candidate will be expected to establish a vigorous research program that includes undergraduate students. Research is supported with competitive startup packages, excellent instrumentation, and direct access to one of the largest forest ecosystems in the eastern United States. Women candidates may be eligible for a Clare Boothe Luce endowed chair providing expanded research support for junior faculty.

Interested candidates should submit a letter of application, curriculum vitae, statements of teaching philosophy and research interests, undergraduate and graduate transcripts, three letters of recommendation, and a sample of current scholarship (e.g., a recent publication or manuscript) as PDFs to: apply.interfolio.com/37799 . Colby is committed to supporting a diverse community of scholars.  In your application materials please address how your personal experiences and professional plans support our commitment to diversity and inclusion.  Application review will begin October 28, 2016, and will continue until the position is filled. Inquiries may also be directed to ESecology@colby.edu.For more information about the Environmental Studies Program and this position, please see web.colby.edu/es/.


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