Opportunity Type:

Luquillo Long-Term Ecological Research Program
Department of Environmental Sciences
School of Natural Resources
University of Puerto Rico, Rio Piedras Campus

The Department of Environmental Sciences at the University of Puerto Rico seeks to fill a full-time tenure-track faculty position in ecology and related fields to teach, conduct research, and contribute to the leadership of the Luquillo Long-Term Ecological Research Program (LUQ-LTER).

Requirements.  A Ph.D. from an accredited institution in ecology (terrestrial or freshwater aquatics), biogeochemistry, or hydrology.  We seek an individual with (1) demonstrated excellence in teaching, (2) a strong scholarly record in tropical environmental research, (3) the capability to lead a collaborative, interdisciplinary, research team comprising scientists from UPR, USDA Forest Service, and mainland institutions, and (4) experience in research administration in a university setting.

Responsibilities. Teaching at the undergraduate or graduate level during daytime hours, Saturdays, or evenings. Undertake a research program generating publications in scholarly journals.  Supervise undergraduate and graduate student research.  Develop proposals to generate external research funds.  Actively participate in the leadership of LUQ-LTER.  Contribute service to departmental and university committees consistent with the General Regulations of UPR.

Deadline for application is April 26, 2021. Persons interested in joining and leading the LUQ-LTER team are asked to submit:

  1. a letter of interest,
  2. a statement of scientific management philosophy (maximum 2 pages),
  3. a statement of teaching philosophy (maximum 2 pages),
  4. curriculum vitae,
  5. evidence of degrees completed,
  6. examples of publications or other scholarly work,
  7. student evaluations, and
  8. three letters of recommendation

to be sent to:

Personnel Committee
Department of Environmental Sciences
School of Natural Sciences
University of Puerto Rico
Rio Piedras Campus
17 Ave. Universidad STE 1701
San Juan, PR 00925-2537