Faculty Search for Positions in Ecology and Evolution


The Department of Biological Sciences at the University of Pittsburgh invites applications for a cluster hire of three tenure-track faculty positions in the broad areas of ecology, evolution, and/or behavior. Two positions are anticipated at the ASSISTANT PROFESSOR level and one at the ASSOCIATE PROFESSOR level, pending budgetary approval.  We seek outstanding scientists who will enhance and complement existing strengths in ecology and evolution in our broad-based interactive biology department. We invite applications from all candidates working on cutting edge questions incorporating the topics of ecology, evolution, or behavior and using animal, plant or microbial systems. Candidates working in the following areas are especially encouraged to apply:

  • Species (plant, animal, microbe) interactions
  • Microbial ecology or ecology/evolution of the microbiome
  • Population, functional or evolutionary genomics
  • Physiological, biophysical or functional ecology

Successful candidates will have a Ph.D. and postdoctoral experience and will be expected to establish an extramurally funded research program, train graduate students, and actively participate in undergraduate science education.  To ensure full consideration, applications and reference letters should be received by September 30, 2015.  Applicants can apply online at: https://facultysearch.as.pitt.edu/apply/index/MTA2.  Candidates should submit a letter of application, CV, a 2-3-page statement of research accomplishments and future plans, a brief description of teaching interests and at least three letters of reference. For each reference, you will have the opportunity to input a personal email address or an email address generated through Interfolio’s Online Application Delivery.  In both cases, an email notification will be sent to the designated address with instructions about uploading the letters to our system.  The University of Pittsburgh is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer and values equality of opportunity, human dignity and diversity.  Women and members of minority groups under-represented in academia are especially encouraged to apply. Further information about the Department of Biological Sciences is available at: http://www.biology.pitt.edu.



20 Aug 2015

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