University of Connecticut Tenure Track Faculty Position

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University of Connecticut - Tenure Track Faculty Position

Assistant Professor in Landscape Ecology: Biogeochemistry or Ecotoxicology

The Department of Natural Resources & the Environment (NRE -- and the Center for Environmental Sciences & Engineering (CESE -- seek applicants for a 9-month, tenure-track Assistant Professor position to begin 23 August 2013.

The position will build on the university's excellence in environmental research and reputation for providing information, education and assistance to land use decision-makers on how to best protect natural resources.

The position is one of five in the first year of the Sustainable Water Resources initiative, a partnership between the College of Agriculture and Natural Resources and the School of Engineering. The successful applicant will enjoy a joint appointment in NRE and CESE, with an affiliate faculty appointment in the Environmental Engineering Program.

We seek a candidate whose research focuses on critical issues in landscape ecology. Of particular interest, are those whose research focuses on landscape biogeochemistry or landscape ecotoxicology that could support initiatives in water sustainability.

Expectations of the position include:

  • Excellence in scholarly publication
  • Effective extramural grant solicitation
  • Recurrent multidisciplinary collaboration
  • Effective undergraduate and graduate teaching
  • Professional service to the Department, Center, and University

Teaching duties include undergraduate and graduate courses in the candidate's area of expertise and that support the NRE curriculum in landscape ecology and water resources.

Required qualifications:

  1. A doctoral degree at the time of appointment in ecology, ecosystem sciences, ecotoxicology, natural resources, or other environmentally-related disciplines
  2. Collaborative and multidisciplinary research experience
  3. Experience in field measurement of biogeochemical or toxicological data
  4. Teaching experience
  5. Eeffective oral and written communication skills

Preferred qualifications:

  1. Post-doctoral experience
  2. Success at obtaining competitive extramural grants
  3. A record of scholarly publication in landscape biogeochemistry or landscape ecotoxicology
  4. Potential to establish a well-funded national program in landscape biogeochemistry or landscape ecotoxicology

Salary is competitive and commensurate with the qualifications of the applicant. Screening of applications will begin 19 October 2012. More information is available at

Applicants should visit Husky Hire at to upload an application letter, curriculum vitae, statements describing teaching philosophy and research interests, and names and contact information of three individuals who have been asked to submit letters of reference. Letters of recommendation should be sent via e-mail to the Co-Chairs of the Ecotoxicology Search Committee (Drs. John Volin & Michael Willig) via

University of Connecticut is an EEO/AA employer.
(Search # 2013192)

Expiration Date: 
Tue, 2013-01-08

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