Tenure Track Faculty Positions in Ecology
Climate change, Invasive Species, IPM, Forestry, or Related Fields
The University of Maryland, College Park seeks to build on its existing strengths in the ecological sciences by hiring two new tenure-track faculty members in The Department of Entomology. The two positions will be in the area of community ecology, with particular interest in climate change, invasive species, forestry, or urban forestry. These positions are at the Assistant Professor level. However, exceptional candidates at the Associate or Full Professor levels will be considered for the James B. and Margaret H. Gahan Endowed Professorship in Entomology.
The University of Maryland has internationally recognized strengths in population, community, and ecosystems ecology as well as basic and applied ecology, genetics, genomics, evolutionary biology, and integrated pest management. Existing campus programs in the geographical sciences, earth and atmospheric sciences, and computational biology complement these strengths. The Department of Entomology plays a leading role in the NSF-funded Socio-Environmental Synthesis Center which provides unique opportunities to engage in collaborative interdisciplinary research and training. Faculty collaborate extensively with NIH, the U.S. Department of Agriculture, the Smithsonian and other local agencies. The University’s proximity to Washington, D.C. offers diverse opportunities for partnerships with governmental and non-profit organizations and research groups.
Each appointee will be expected to build a nationally prominent research program as well as contribute to undergraduate and graduate teaching, and develop Extension programs. Applicants must have a Ph.D. in a relevant field and demonstrated excellence and productivity in research. We particularly encourage applications from individuals who have a commitment to interdisciplinary research and to working with women and underrepresented minority students through teaching, mentoring, or administration.
Candidates should submit through eJobs.umd.edu as a single PDF the following materials in this order:
1) short cover letter describing qualifications,
2) a C.V.,
3) a summary of research and teaching experience and goals, and
4) contact information for three people from whom letters of recommendation can be requested
Electronic submission of application through the University’s web page (eJobs@umd.edu)is required.
The University of Maryland, College Park, an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer. Applications from women and minorities are particularly sought.