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Faculty Positions in Complex Systems

 July 2016

The Center for the Study of Complex Systems (CSCS) at the University of Michigan seeks applicants for three (3) tenure-track faculty positions in complex systems science. These are University-year appointments at the Assistant Professor level although more senior applicants will be considered as well. The expected start date is 1 September 2017. 

 

1)   COMPLEX SYSTEMS

Required Qualifications

We seek applicants with a research agenda focused on the development and/or application of complex systems models and/or methods. This may involve theoretical or applied research in areas of complex systems including (but not limited to) mathematical and computational work in network science, emergence and robustness, related topics in computer science, or scientific applications where complex systems theory lies at the core of the approach such as quantitative modeling of social systems, condensed matter and interdisciplinary physics, biological structure and development, evolution, ecology, epidemiology, artificial life, neuroscience, and cognition. We are particularly interested in candidates with a record of working across disciplines.

How to Apply

All application materials must be uploaded here.

This faculty position will be a joint appointment between CSCS and another academic department or school at the University of Michigan. Candidates should identify one or more partner units at the University of Michigan suitable for such a joint appointment. Applicants must submit a CV, a statement of current and future research plans, a statement of teaching philosophy and experience, and evidence of teaching excellence (if any). At least three letters of recommendation are required and must be uploaded onto the same website. Review of applications will begin on 1 October 2016 and will continue until the position is filled.

 

2)  COMPLEXITY AND THEORETICAL ECOLOGY

Required Qualifications

We seek applicants who bring cutting-edge theoretical, mathematical, and computational tools to the study of ecological systems of any kind including traditional fields such as population dynamics and community assembly as well as emerging subdisciplines such as urban ecology, macroecology, microbial ecology, disease ecology, and eco-immunology. Applicants with inter- and trans-disciplinary interests and who integrate theoretical development with empirical tests, whether alone or in collaboration, are especially encouraged to apply. This position will be a joint appointment between CSCS and the Department of Ecology and Evolutionary Biology (EEB) at the University of Michigan.

How to Apply

All application materials must be uploaded here.  Click on "EEB's Current Faculty Searches", scroll down and then click on "For Further Details and to Apply" to get to the application form.

Applications should include a cover letter, CV, a concise statement describing current and future plans for research, a statement of teaching philosophy and experience and evidence of teaching excellence (if any). Applicants are also invited to include a statement of their interests and activities contributing to diversity, equity and inclusion in academia, an area of priority for the University of Michigan. Applicants should include the names and email addresses of three references. Review of applications will begin on 1 October 2016 and will continue until the position is filled.

 

3)  COMPLEXITY IN BIOPHYSICS

Required Qualifications

We seek applications from scientists bringing cutting-edge theoretical, mathematical, computational and/or experimental concepts or techniques from the physical sciences to study complex emergent behavior of biological systems at all levels of organization. We are considering applications in all areas of biophysics. Topics of interest include, but are not limited to, protein interaction and genetic networks, self-assembly and self-organization in cell or developmental biology, and the collective behavior of populations of cells from microorganisms to neurons. This faculty position will be a joint appointment between CSCS and the Biophysics Program at the University of Michigan.

How to Apply

All application materials must be uploaded here.

Candidates are required to have a doctoral degree related to an appropriate biophysics area. The successful candidate is expected to establish an independent research program and to contribute effectively to both Departments' undergraduate and graduate teaching programs. Applicants must submit a CV, a statement of current and future research plans, a statement of teaching philosophy and experience, at least three letters of recommendation, and evidence of teaching excellence (if any). Review of applications will begin on 1 October 2016 and will continue until the position is filled. If you should have any questions, please feel free to send an email to biop.search.committee@umich.edu or call (734)-764-1146.

The University of Michigan is supportive of the needs of dual career couples and is an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer. Women and minority candidates are encouraged to apply.