Duke University Seeks Assistant Professor (Spatial Ecology and Ecosystem Management)

Posted on September 23, 2022
Duke University Seeks Assistant Professor (Spatial Ecology and Ecosystem Management)
Position Title: 
Assistant Professor, Spatial Ecology and Ecosystem Management at the Landscape Scale
 
Division of Environmental Sciences and Policy, Nicholas School of the Environment, Duke University

 

 

Position Summary:
The Division of Environmental Sciences and Policy invites applications for a tenure-track position at the Assistant Professor level in Spatial Ecology and Ecosystem Management at the Landscape Scale, with a primary research focus on the effects of and adaptation to climate change. The successful applicant will have a foundational grounding in ecology and be adept at applying and developing advanced technology, data analytics, and mathematical or statistical modeling for research and teaching.
 
The successful applicant will contribute enthusiastically to teaching and advising and to appropriate service activities in the University and the applicant’s professional field. Teaching will primarily serve the Nicholas School’s professional Master of Environmental Management (MEM) and Master of Forestry (MF) degree programs.
 
Job Location: Nicholas School of the Environment, Duke University, Durham NC
 
 
QUALIFICATIONS
Basic qualification
Ph.D. or equivalent degree, received no later than June 2023
 
Preferred qualifications
Applications should demonstrate exceptional research performance and plans for developing innovative and ambitious externally funded research programs that will advance knowledge on spatial ecology and ecosystem management at the landscape scale, with relevance to climate change and focused on forested ecosystems. Applicants should have postdoctoral experience and show potential to become outstanding teachers and advisors and to integrate elements of diversity, equity, and inclusion into their academic portfolio.
 
 
APPLICATION REQUIREMENTS:
  • ·A one-page cover letter that highlights the applicant’s primary reasons for interest in the position and principal qualifications for it.
  • ·A current curriculum vitae.
  • ·A two-page statement of research accomplishments and interests within the context of knowledge frontiers in the applicant’s discipline, including information about existing or planned research funding.
  • ·A two-page statement on teaching and mentoring philosophy that includes concrete examples of how the applicant has put their philosophy into practice.
  • ·A one-page statement describing contributions to advancing diversity, equity, and inclusion (DEI), including information about understanding of DEI topics, record of activities to date, and ideas for advancing DEI as a faculty member at Duke.
  • ·Up to three representative publications.
  • ·Names and contact information for a minimum of three references.
  • The search committee will begin reviewing applications on December 15, 2022 and will continue until the position is filled.
 
 
Apply now:
Job # 22644
Anticipated start: July 1, 2023
 
Questions regarding this position can be addressed to the Search Committee Chair: Dr. Dean Urban, Division of Environmental Sciences and Policy, Nicholas School of the Environment, Duke University
 

Duke University is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer committed to providing employment opportunity without regard to an individual’s age, color, disability, genetic information, gender, gender identity, national origin, race, religion, sexual orientation, or veteran status. Candidates with backgrounds underrepresented in science and women are especially encouraged to apply.