Three Faculty Positions In Ecology, Evolution, and Sustainability

The Department of Biological Sciences at the University of Pittsburgh invites applications for a cluster hire of three tenure-track faculty positions, pending budgetary approval.  Two positions will be in the broad areas of ecology, evolution, and/or behavior, with one position anticipated at the ASSISTANT PROFESSOR level and one at the ASSISTANT PROFESSOR or ASSOCIATE PROFESSOR level.   The third position will be in the broad area of ecology and sustainability, anticipated at the ASSISTANT PROFESSOR or ASSOCIATE PROFESSOR level.  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, evolutionary, or phylo- genomics
  • Physiological, biophysical or functional ecology
  • Ecological dynamics of host-pathogen interactions
  • Animal behavior, behavioral ecology
  • Plant community ecology and ecosystems

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 15 September 2016. Applicants can apply online at: Candidates should submit (a) a letter of application, (b) a CV, (c) a 2-3-page statement of research accomplishments and future plans, (d) a brief description of teaching interests, (e) a description of how your research, teaching or service demonstrates a commitment to diversity and inclusion, and (f) 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. Further information about the Department of Biological Sciences and our field station is available at: The University of Pittsburgh is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer and values equality of opportunity, human dignity and diversity. EEO/AA/M/F/Vets/Disabled


11 Aug 2016

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