Georgia Southern University Seeks Ecosystem Ecologist/Assistant Professor

Posted on December 5, 2022
Georgia Southern University Seeks Ecosystem Ecologist/Assistant Professor
Position Title:
Ecosystem Ecologist/Assistant Professor


Position Summary
Reporting to the department chair, the Assistant Professor in Ecosystem Ecology requires experience in and a commitment to research, teaching, and service as well as a doctoral degree in the Biological Sciences or related field. The successful candidate will develop a high-impact, externally funded research program in any area of ecosystem ecology, including, but not limited to, global environmental change, landscape ecology, ecophysiology, restoration ecology, or systems ecology, which will complement existing research strengths in the college. The successful candidate will also teach undergraduate and graduate courses in the candidate’s area of expertise. The position is an academic 10-month, tenure-track appointment, and the salary is competitive and commensurate with qualifications and experience.
Required Qualifications:
• Earned doctorate in the Biological Sciences or a related field by August 1, 2023
• Demonstrated excellence in research, as evidenced by a strong publication record
• Strong potential to attract extramural funding
• Ability to teach courses at multiple levels within the biology curriculum
• Willingness to engage with institutional student success initiatives
• Commitment to engaging with best practice initiatives in instruction and pedagogy, mentoring, and curriculum design and development
• Demonstrated commitment to advancing a strong and growing research and scholarship agenda and the production of research/creative activities as appropriate to the discipline.

Preferred Qualifications:
• Postdoctoral research experience
• Student-centered research and/or teaching experience
• Strong quantitative skills
• Demonstrated commitment to teaching and research that promotes inclusion of those underrepresented in the field

Conditions of Employment:
• Must be authorized to work in the United States for the duration of employment without assistance from the institution.
• All work (with limited exceptions such as research and study abroad and outside activities such as grading and email correspondence) for Georgia Southern University must be completed while the employee is physically present in the state of Georgia, unless specifically authorized by the university for a specific purpose and limited period-of-time within current policy.
• Faculty are expected to contribute to the vibrant university community by engaging students, participating in events, and performing other responsibilities on-campus.
• Faculty may be required to teach, conduct research, or perform service duties on any of the three campuses. Georgia Southern provides accessible transportation options between campuses.
Screening of applications begins January 25, 2023 and continues until the position is filled. The preferred position starting date is August 1, 2023. A complete application consists of a letter addressing the qualifications cited above; a statement of research interests; a statement of teaching interests/philosophy; a curriculum vitae; and the names, addresses, telephone numbers, and email addresses of three professional references. Other documentation may be requested. Only complete applications submitted electronically will be considered. Finalists will be required to submit to a background investigation.

Applications and nominations should be sent to:
Dr. Michelle Cawthorn, Search Chair, Search 67944
Georgia Southern University
Electronic mail:
Telephone: 912-478-5758

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