Assistant Professor in AQUATIC ECOLOGY
The Department of Biology at William & Mary seeks applications for a tenure-track position at the Assistant Professor level in Aquatic Ecology. We are interested in individuals who will establish a strong research program in aquatic community ecology and develop upper-level courses in aquatic ecology and quantitative biology, but we are open to applicants in any field of aquatic ecology that contributes to existing departmental strengths in molecular, behavioral, and ecological/evolutionary biology. The successful candidate is expected to establish and maintain an externally funded research program involving both undergraduate and Master’s degree students. Teaching is valued equally with research and may include an upper-level aquatic ecology course with lab, courses in introductory or advanced statistics, or contributions to the introductory or integrative biology sequences. The expected teaching load is two courses per semester, where a lab section counts as a course. Applicants must hold a Ph.D. with a focus in aquatic ecology or a related field at the time of the appointment (10 August 2020). Postdoctoral research experience is strongly preferred, and previous experience teaching undergraduate courses will be viewed favorably.
Candidates must apply online (http://jobs.wm.edu/postings/36816). To apply, submit curriculum vitae, a cover letter including statements of research and teaching interests in both aquatic and quantitative ecology, a statement of contributions to aspects of diversity and inclusion, up to three representative publications, and a list of pertinent experience in aquatic and quantitative ecology. You will be prompted to submit online the names and email addresses of three references who will be contacted with instructions for how to submit a letter of reference. For full consideration, submit application materials by the review date, 15 October 2019. Applications received after the review date will be considered if needed.
Information on the degree programs and curriculum in the Department of Biology may be found at www.wm.edu/as/biology. William & Mary is located in Williamsburg, Virginia, convenient to Richmond (the state capital) and Washington, DC. Located within the Chesapeake Bay watershed, the William & Mary campus includes an 800-acre forest reserve surrounding Lake Matoaka. Research and instructional support for environmental programs is also provided by William & Mary’s Keck Lab. William & Mary’s School of Marine Science is located at the nearby Virginia Institute of Marine Science. For questions, please contact the search committee chair: Matthias Leu (phone: 757-221-7497, email: [[mleu]]).
William & Mary values diversity and invites applications from underrepresented groups who will enrich the research, teaching, and service missions of the university. The University is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer and encourages applications from women, minorities, protected veterans, and individuals with disabilities. William & Mary conducts background checks on applicants for employment.