The Department of Ecology and Evolutionary Biology at the University of Michigan seeks applicants for three assistant professor (tenure-track) positions in ecology. These are university-year appointments with an expected start date of September 1, 2017.
1. Ecosystem ecologist. We welcome applicants who study ecosystem processes in any of the planet’s major ecosystems, including aquatic, terrestrial, wild-land, managed and urban ecosystems. We are especially interested in individuals who include field and experimental approaches in their research. Areas of interest include, amongst others, biogeochemistry, carbon sequestration, and the effects of environmental change on ecosystem pools and fluxes.
2. Population/community ecologist. We welcome applicants who study processes in any ecosystem or habitat type, including managed and urban systems. We also encourage individuals interested in interdisciplinary research. Areas of interest include, amongst others, mechanisms of population regulation; causes of species extinctions; and maintenance of biodiversity, community structure and ecosystem function under environmental change. Ideally, candidates will have an empirical research program that bridges to ecological theory.
3. Theoretical ecologist. 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 with the University of Michigan Center for the Study of Complex Systems.
For all three positions, we are especially interested in individuals who will leverage the facilities available at the University of Michigan, including world class biodiversity collections, a local field research facility (the Edwin S. George Reserve), and a large educational and research facility in northern Michigan (the University of Michigan Biological Station).
EEB is committed to fostering ethnic and gender diversity throughout the department, and is especially interested in candidates contributing to the diversity and excellence of our academic community through their teaching, research, and/or service.
We anticipate applicants with interest in more than one of these positions. Such applicants should apply for the position with the earlier target date and indicate clearly in the cover letter for which positions they wish to be considered.
Women and minorities are encouraged to apply and the University is supportive of the needs of dual career couples. The University of Michigan is an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer.