Assistant Professor – Plant Ecology

We seek an innovative researcher who addresses fundamental issues in plant ecology. He or she will be expected to: 1) supervise an independent research program that will attract extramural funding; 2) teach at the undergraduate and graduate levels, including ecology and a course in the applicant’s specialty; 3) provide research training for graduate and undergraduate students; 4) offer professional service to the Department and University; and 5) perform public outreach.

This position builds on existing Departmental strengths in ecology, evolutionary biology, conservation biology, systematics, and organismal biology. More information about the Department of Ecology and Evolutionary Biology can be found at http://www.eeb.uconn.edu/.

Minimum Qualifications: The successful applicant will have completed requirements for a Ph.D. in Ecology and Evolutionary Biology or a related field, will have experience teaching undergraduate biology, and will have authored or coauthored a minimum of two publications in plant ecology.

Preferred Qualifications: The potential for high-impact research and excellence in undergraduate and graduate education, as indicated by: 1) graduate and postdoctoral experience; 2) research accomplishments addressing fundamental issues in plant ecology; 3) a strong record of extramural funding; 4) statement of teaching and research objectives; and, 5) professional references.

This is a 9-month, tenure-track Assistant Professor position to begin August 23rd, 2014.

In our efforts to broaden diversity further at the University of Connecticut, we will conduct a gender- and race-blind review of applications in the initial stages. To that end, we request that applicants submit materials in which the applicant’s identity is indicated only by first and last initials, and all gender- and minority-specific identifiers have been redacted (see http://www.eeb.uconn.edu/plantecologyposition). Applicants should submit a curriculum vitae, a summary of research accomplishments and future research objectives, a description of teaching experience and philosophy, and arrange for three letters of recommendation that are gender- and race-neutral. All materials should be submitted to Husky Hire (http://jobs.uconn.edu). Further guidance on application procedures and how to create a gender- and race-blind application is provided at http://www.eeb.uconn.edu/plantecologyposition. Closing date 12/13/2013. The University of Connecticut is an EEO/AA employer and encourages applications from under-represented groups, including minorities, women, and people with disabilities.