Newly announced Arthropod Evolution/Ecology Search, University of Connecticut

Assistant Professor, Arthropod Evolution/Ecology

Department of Ecology and Evolutionary Biology, University of Connecticut

For the complete position announcement, please visit this page.

Job Summary: The Department of Ecology and Evolutionary Biology at the University of Connecticut seeks a researcher who uses innovative approaches to address fundamental evolutionary or ecological questions using arthropods as a study system. We especially encourage applications from individuals working in one or more of the following areas: population and evolutionary genomics, species interactions, functional and behavioral biology, population biology, biodiversity, paleobiology, diversification, and adaptation.

This position builds on Departmental strengths in organismal biology, ecology, evolution, systematics, and conservation biology. The Department offers a highly collaborative environment at a top public research university that is committed to fostering a diverse, inclusive academic community. More information about the Department can be found at the following page

Minimum Qualifications: The successful candidate will have a minimum of two first-authored publications related to arthropod evolution/ecology and have earned a Ph.D. in Ecology and Evolutionary Biology, Entomology, or a related field by time of appointment. Equivalent foreign degrees are acceptable.

Preferred Qualifications: Potential to establish a nationally recognized research program using arthropods to answer fundamental ecological or evolutionary questions; research program that complements and expands the Department’s strengths; evidence of or potential for excellence in teaching and mentoring; commitment to fostering and supporting diversity in the Department and University; broad training in arthropod biology; relevant postdoctoral experience.

Appointment Terms: This is a full-time, 9-month, tenure-track Assistant Professor position with an anticipated start date of Aug. 23, 2016.

To Apply: Follow the ‘Faculty Positions’ link, which will redirect you to Academic Jobs Online. Please submit the following: 1) a cover letter addressing qualifications, including a description of experience with and commitment to enhancing diversity; 2) curriculum vitae; 3) a summary of research accomplishments and future research objectives (3 pages maximum); and 4) a description of teaching experience, interests, and approach (2 pages maximum). Additionally, please follow the instructions in Academic Jobs Online to direct at least three reference writers to submit letters of reference on your behalf. To ensure full consideration, applications should be received by Nov. 2, 2015. We request that all reference letters also be received by this date. (Search # 2016155)

The University of Connecticut is committed to building and supporting a multicultural and diverse community of students, faculty and staff. The diversity of students, faculty and staff continues to increase, as does the number of honors students, valedictorians and salutatorians who consistently make UConn their top choice. More than 100 research centers and institutes serve the University’s teaching, research, diversity, and outreach missions, leading to UConn’s ranking as one of the nation’s top research universities. UConn’s faculty and staff are the critical link to fostering and expanding our vibrant, multicultural and diverse University community. As an Affirmative Action/Equal Employment Opportunity employer, UConn encourages applications from women, veterans, people with disabilities and members of traditionally underrepresented populations.

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