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Assistant Professor in Disease Ecology or Evolution Department of Ecology and Evolutionary Biology, University of Connecticut

Oct 24

Written by: SuperUser Account
10/24/2016 10:58 AM 

The Department of Ecology and Evolutionary Biology at the University of Connecticut is pleased to invite
applications for a tenure-track faculty position in Disease Ecology or Evolution at the rank of Assistant Professor.
The Department seeks a research scientist who uses innovative approaches to address fundamental ecological
or evolutionary questions about disease agents of non-domesticated plants or animals. We are interested in a
broad range of research areas, including but not limited to population, community or evolutionary dynamics of
disease-causing agents and their hosts or vectors; coevolutionary interactions; the genetics of adaptation; the
ecology or evolution of emerging diseases; interactions between global environmental change and disease
ecology or evolution; and research that is at the interface of ecology and evolution. This position complements
Departmental strengths in ecology, evolution, systematics, organismal biology, and conservation biology. The
Department offers a highly collaborative environment at a leading public research university that is committed
to fostering a diverse and inclusive academic community. More information about the Department can be
found at http://www.eeb.uconn.edu.

Minimum Qualification: A Ph.D. in Ecology and Evolutionary Biology or a related field by time of
appointment; two peer-reviewed publications in disease ecology or evolution; and demonstrated research focus
on disease agents of non-domesticated plant or animal hosts. Equivalent foreign degrees are acceptable.
Preferred Qualifications: Potential to establish a nationally recognized research program that makes
conceptual advances in disease ecology, evolution, or their interaction based on empirical research; research
program that complements the Department’s strengths;; strong record of extramural fellowships or grants;;
relevant postdoctoral experience; evidence of or potential for excellence in teaching including a commitment to
effective teaching; and a commitment to and plan for fostering and supporting diversity through research,
teaching or public engagement.

Appointment Terms: This is a full-time, 9-month, tenure-track Assistant Professor position with an
anticipated start date of August 23rd, 2017. The successful candidate’s academic appointment will be at the
Storrs campus. Salary will be commensurate with qualifications and experience.

To Apply: Follow the ‘Apply’ link at https://academicjobsonline.org/ajo/jobs/8220 to submit your
application through Academic Jobs Online. Please submit (1) a cover letter addressing qualifications; (2)
curriculum vitae; (3) research statement (3 pages maximum); (4) teaching statement, including teaching
philosophy and teaching experience (2 pages maximum); (5) a statement describing experience with, plan for,
and commitment to enhancing diversity and broadening participation (2 pages maximum); (6) Names and
contact information for at least three reference writers.

To ensure full consideration, applications should be received by November 4, 2016.

Questions about the position may be directed to search co-chairs Mark Urban and Elizabeth Jockusch.


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