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APPLICATION DEADLINE: The search will remain open until the position is filled. First consideration will be given to applications received by August 31, 2016. Second consideration may be given to applications received by September 15, 2016. Applications received subsequent to the second consideration date (September 15, 2016) may not be given full consideration.
The University of Rhode Island is seeking a tenure-track Assistant Professor in the College of the Environment & Life Sciences (CELS), with research interests in coral reef ecology. This is a tenure-track, academic year position with anticipated appointment August 1, 2017.
1. Develop a vibrant research program in the ecology of benthic communities on coral reefs that is supported by extramural funding.
2. Develop a sustained record of publications in peer-reviewed journals.
3. Teach an interdisciplinary general education course (i.e., "Grand Challenges" Course) and other courses that will enhance both undergraduate and graduate degree programs in the College of the Environment and Life Sciences (CELS).
4. Provide advising and research mentorship to undergraduate and graduate students.
5. Engage in service activities and governance within the College, University, and broader scholarly community.
6. Division of major responsibilities during the pre-tenure period is as follows: research (50%), teaching (40%) and service (10%).
ALL REQUIREMENTS ARE SUBJECT TO POSSIBLE MODIFICATION TO REASONABLY ACCOMMODATE INDIVIDUALS WITH DISABILITIES.
1. Ph.D. or D.Phil. in Biological Sciences, Conservation Science, Natural Resources Science, or closely-related field (Applicants must have degree in hand at time of application).
2. At least one year of postdoctoral research experience at time of application.
3. Demonstrated record of scholarly achievement as shown by publications in peer-reviewed journals.
4. Demonstrated record of scholarly achievement as shown by presentations at scientific meetings, honors, and/or awards.
5. Demonstrated ability to develop an independently funded research program in the ecology of benthic communities on coral reefs as shown by research statement or previously funded grants and/or awards.
6. Demonstrated ability to teach courses at the undergraduate and/or graduate level.
7. Demonstrated strong oral and interpersonal skills.
8. Demonstrated proficiency in written communication skills in English.
9. Demonstrated ability to work with members of diverse and underrepresented groups.
1. Demonstrated interest and experience in field research.
2. Demonstrated interest and experience in research addressing the effects of anthropogenic stressors on coral reef ecosystems.
3. Demonstrated interest and experience in interdisciplinary collaborations for the study of coupled social-ecological coral reef systems.
4. Success in obtaining funding through competitive grant programs (including graduate or postdoctoral fellowships and grants).
5. Teaching experience and/or mentoring experience at the undergraduate or graduate level.
6. Demonstrated interest and experience in making research findings accessible to a broad audience through outreach, social media, and other mixed media outlets.
Status : Academic Year, Full-time, Tenure-track, Permanent
Union: AAUP - American Assoc of Univ Professors
Campus Location: Kingston
Special Instructions to Applicants:
Please attach 4 (PDF) documents to your online Faculty Employment Application:
(#1) Cover letter describing qualifications for position.
(#2) Curriculum Vitae, which should include information pertaining to the required and preferred qualifications for this position, and the names and contact information for three professional references.
(#3) Statement of teaching philosophy and interests, as well as statement of research interests and future plans (as one complete document).
(#4) “Other Document” which is to contain PDF’s of up to three published or in press papers (scan as one complete document).
The University of Rhode Island is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer. Women, persons of color, protected veterans, individuals with disabilities, and other protected group members are encouraged to apply.