The Department of Biology in the College of Liberal Arts and Sciences at the University of Florida is seeking applicants for two positions at the Associate or Full Professor Level (or Assistant Professors whose tenure package is already under review) in the area of Biodiversity, including the generation, maintenance, dynamics, conservation, structure, or functional consequences of biodiversity. One position targets researchers who creatively explore biodiversity science using mathematical, statistical, and/or computational tools, at scales from single species to entire communities and biogeographical realms. The other position is more broadly defined, and we welcome candidates with strong empirical (field, lab, or comparative) and applied research dimensions in biodiversity science, working in terrestrial, freshwater, marine, or coastal ecosystems. Successful candidates must have obtained a Ph.D. in biological sciences, mathematics, statistics, or a related field, and will be expected to have an internationally recognized research program and contribute to training and education in biodiversity science.
These hires are part of a new Biodiversity Initiative launched by the University of Florida, a campus wide initiative bridging multiple units (and including the establishment of a Biodiversity Institute), and aiming at fostering collaborations among scientists, students, resource managers, and policy analysts, formulating strategies to meet the biodiversity challenges of the 21st century and beyond. Such strategic questions including gauging the effects on biodiversity, ecosystem processes, emerging disease, and resource sustainability of factors such as climate change, sea level rise, invasive species, and environmental degradation. The University of Florida is uniquely positioned to take a leadership role in biodiversity science, capitalizing on its status as a land grant, sea grant and space grant university, with the most comprehensive academic health center in the Southeastern US. The Biodiversity Institute will leverage extraordinary data resources and computing power (including one of the most powerful university supercomputers), one of the nation's largest natural history museums, and a strong collaborative culture across disciplines.
Applications must be submitted at http://explore.jobs.ufl.edu/cw/en-us/job/497559/preeminence-associate-full-professor-in-biodiversity and must include: (1) a letter summarizing the applicant's qualifications, ongoing research directions, and interests in the Department, (2) a complete curriculum vitae, and (3) names and contact information for three references. Applications will be reviewed beginning August 22, 2016 as received and the position will remain open until filled. Questions about these positions may be emailed to Jeremy Lichstein (firstname.lastname@example.org) with subject "BIODIVERSITY SEARCH"
The University of Florida counts among its greatest strengths- and a major component of its excellence - that is values broad diversity in its faculty, students and staff and creates a robust, inclusive and welcoming climate for learning, research, and other work. UF is committed to equal educational and employment opportunity and access, and it seeks individuals of all races, ethnicities, genders, and other attributes who, among their many exceptional qualifications, have a record of including a broad diversity of individuals in work and learning activities.
The final candidate will be required to provide an official transcript to the hiring department upon hire. A transcript will not be considered official if a designation of "Issued to Student" is visible. Degrees earned from an educational institution outside of the United States must be evaluated by a professional credentialing service provide approved by the National Association of Credential Evaluation Services which can be found at http://www.naces.org/.
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