The Appalachian Laboratory (AL) of the University of Maryland Center for Environmental Science (UMCES) seeks applicants to fill a tenure-track faculty position in Animal Ecology at the level of Assistant Professor. We are searching for an innovative scientist who addresses research questions regarding ecological patterns and processes at diverse spatial scales. Preference will be given to applicants who: (1) integrate spatial data with quantitative/computational tools to connect phenomena across spatio-temporal scales, including patterns of distribution, genetic diversity, movement and migration and (2) will devote a portion of their research program to issues relevant to conservation and management in eastern North America. Our primary goal is to enhance our expertise in applied ecology toward a predictive understanding of ecological and evolutionary responses to ongoing global change processes, including land use change, disease, and climate change.
The UMCES mission includes advancing basic and applied research, promoting graduate-level education, conducting science outreach and application, and providing scientific expertise for regional environmental policies on topics such as air, land, water, and wildlife management/conservation. UMCES’ research domains encompass “genes-to-ecosystems” and “mountains-to-the-sea”, from within the Chesapeake Bay watershed to national and international opportunities. Faculty at AL emphasize research, while carrying an expectation of mentoring graduate students and a modest graduate-level teaching load. AL faculty are provided strong administrative support and have access to excellent research, computing, and teaching facilities, including isotopic, molecular, plant, soil, and water analysis laboratories, and a greenhouse. AL is located in Frostburg, MD, a small college town (home to Frostburg State University) in the heart of the central Appalachian Mountains, with excellent recreational and cultural opportunities. See https://www.umces.edu/al to learn more about UMCES and AL.
Applicants should submit the following documents through the applicant portal at:
(1) a curriculum vitae; (2) a concise statement describing their vision and plans for research if they were to come to AL; (3) statement on experience with and approach to graduate-level teaching and mentorship; (4) up to three selected reprints and preprints; and (5) names of four references (including title, mailing address, telephone, and email address). Review of applications will begin on September 4, 2018 and continue until the position is filled. Inquiries may be addressed to the Search Committee Chair, Dr. Matt Fitzpatrick at firstname.lastname@example.org.