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The University of Texas-Rio Grande Valley is seeking applications for a faculty position (Assistant Professor) within the College of Sciences with joint appointment in the School of Earth, Environmental and Marine Sciences (SEEMS) and the Department of Biology. This is a 9-month, tenure track position involving teaching, scholarly research and service. She/he should be able to teach a variety of courses offered by these departments, as well as create new classes that focus on urban ecology and sustainability. The candidate is expected to mentor undergraduate and graduate students in research. UTRGV is a distributed campus and faculty may be required to teach at different locations, however this position will have a primary assignment on the Edinburg campus. UTRGV faculty will be expected to demonstrate a strong commitment to research, student success and to advancing the university, college, and program missions and are committed to UTRGV’s guiding principles (http://www.utrgv.edu/en us/about-utrgv/transition-plan/guiding-principles).
The successful candidate is expected to build a strong, extramurally funded research program that examines the sustainability of novel ecosystems, linked socio-ecological systems, or coupled human/natural systems. We are especially interested in candidates with a research focus on one or more emerging areas of that examine sustainability and resilience of urban/suburban systems, including (but not limited to): landscapes including native plant restoration/conservation, urban green spaces, urban ecology, sustainable urban food systems, eco-tourism, and conservation of ecosystem services in urban areas. The person hired for this position will be expected to participate in community engaged research and teaching, as the position includes administrative duties at the Center for Urban Ecology, a collaborative university-public partnership with local government to integrate research and education to promote sustainability practices among community participants (homeowners, local area schools, city and county government).
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