- The successful applicant will develop a vigorous, extramurally-funded research program that addresses anthropogenic change in tropical ecosystems from an ecological, evolutionary, or behavioral perspective, and use a scientific and practical approach to finding ways to slow species extinctions or loss of ecosystems.
- The ideal candidate would have strong ties to the international academic research and non-governmental conservation communities that could be leveraged to create student opportunities for training, research, and collaboration, and promote representation of students from tropical developing countries at UC Davis. High quality research is valued in the department.
- The appointee will be expected to develop an undergraduate course in tropical biology or tropical conservation and will be expected to share responsibility in other departmental teaching needs and develop additional coursework in his/her area of expertise. Collegiality and good teaching are valued highly in the department, and the appointee will be expected to participate in committee work, service, undergraduate and graduate advising, and other tasks that are shared by department faculty.
- This position is offered at the tenure-track ASSISTANT PROFESSOR level, with academic year (9-month) term employment.
- Ph.D. degree in Biological Sciences or related disciplines.
- Evidence of research excellence in the discipline of conservation biology in the tropics. Interest in developing a research program in tropical conservation. Interest in recruiting, training, or collaborating with individuals from outside the US who can contribute to conservation in tropical countries.
- Evidence of the potential for excellence in teaching at both the undergraduate and graduate level (e.g., experience, awards, course reviews, letters from colleagues).
- Demonstrated oral and written communication skills, including the ability to present information to non-scientific and public audiences.
- Evidence of collegiality and professional service consistent with departmental, campus, and professional citizenship.
- Evidence of ability and interest in training/mentoring graduate and undergraduate students.
Salary: Commensurate with experience within the Assistant Professor rank at the University of California.
Applications: Application materials must be submitted via the following website: https://recruit.ucdavis.edu/apply.
The position will remain open until filled.
To ensure consideration, applications should be received by January 23, 2015. Please provide: 1) curriculum vitae, 2) publication list, 3) up to three publications, 4) statement of research interests, 5) statement of teaching interests and philosophy, and 6) four professional letters of reference. Additional inquiries should be directed to Tim Caro, Recruitment Committee Chair, Department of Wildlife, Fish, & Conservation Biology, One Shields Ave., University of California, Davis, CA 95616, USA. email: firstname.lastname@example.org. Subject line: Tropical Conservation Biologist
UC Davis is an affirmative action/equal employment opportunity employer and is dedicated to recruiting a diverse faculty community. We welcome all qualified applicants to apply, including women, minorities, veterans, and individuals with disabilities.