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Wednesday, September 30

Faculty position in Ecology at UNC

The Department of Biology (http://bio.unc.edu) and the Curriculum in Ecology and Environment (CEE; http://cee.unc.edu/) invite applications for a tenure-track faculty position in Ecology at the Assistant Professor level with a research focus on biodiversity. Candidates doing innovative work in any area of biodiversity are encouraged to apply. We especially seek to recruit a broadly trained scientist who uses both quantitative and interdisciplinary approaches to answer fundamental questions surrounding the dynamics and maintenance of biodiversity, and how biodiversity is expected to respond in the face of global change.

The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill is a vibrant center of scientific discovery and innovation, with a commitment to collaboration. Our large research base spans many areas of biology and supports several outstanding graduate programs. We are committed to academic excellence and diversity within the faculty, staff, and student body.

The Department of Biology consists of over 50 faculty engaged in basic and interdisciplinary research, within the department and between other departments and schools at UNC. The Curriculum in Environment and Ecology hosts over 40 faculty from departments across UNC, including Biology, Marine Sciences, and Geography, and both graduate and undergraduate students participate in research and educational opportunities. UNC faculty, postdocs and graduate students also routinely interact with colleagues at nearby Duke and North Carolina State Universities, institutions in Research Triangle Park, Highlands Biological Station, and the Institute for Marine Sciences, and have access to a state-of-the-art High-Throughput Sequencing Facility. The quality of life in North Carolina's Triangle area is consistently rated among the highest in the nation. UNC was listed as one of the top 20 "Best Places to Work in Academia" in 2013 by The Scientist magazine.

Qualifications and Experience: All candidates must have earned a Ph.D. or equivalent degree. Successful candidates are expected to be committed to teaching at the undergraduate and graduate levels. The successful candidate will also build an active research group, secure competitive external funding, and participate actively in the scientific community at UNC-CH. In addition to creativity and excellence in research, successful candidates should also demonstrate a commitment to diversity and inclusion in higher education.

The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill is an equal opportunity and affirmative action employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to age, color, disability, gender, gender expression, gender identity, genetic information, national origin, race, religion, sex, sexual orientation, or status as a protected veteran. To apply: Click onhttp://unc.peopleadmin.com/postings/84427 from any internet browser. Submit a cover letter, curriculum vitae, a research statement not more than 3 pages in length, a teaching statement not more than 2 pages in length, and the names and contact information for four references in the cover letter. Review of applications will begin November 1, 2015. The position will be effective on or after July 1, 2016. For further details contact Cottie Pasternak at cpasternak@bio.unc.edu.