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Florida State University: Assistant Professor, Ecological or Evolutionary Theory

(posted 2018-09-28)


The Florida State University Department of Biological Science invites applications for a tenure-track faculty position, at the assistant professor level. We seek a creative and interactive individual using theory to answer basic questions in ecology, evolution, or the interface of these fields, and whose research will enhance existing strengths in our Ecology and Evolution research group. Candidates should demonstrate high potential for collaborations with empiricists, externally-funded research, and engaging instruction at both graduate and undergraduate levels. Applicants whose work combines theoretical and empirical approaches are welcome to apply, however priority will be given to those with a primary emphasis on theory. A PhD is required, and postdoctoral experience is preferred. Anticipated start date is fall 2019. More information about the E&E group and department can be found at https://www.bio.fsu.edu/ee/. Questions about the position may be sent to theory.search@bio.fsu.edu.

Please submit an electronic application as a single PDF document containing a cover letter, curriculum vitae, and statements of research and teaching interests at https://jobs.fsu.edu, Job ID 44237, and request three letters of reference via the same portal. Teaching statements should address engaging and mentoring diverse students. Preference will be given to applications received by Nov 01, 2018. The Department of Biological Science has a demonstrated record of accommodating dual-career couples. FSU faculty positions require successful completion of a criminal background check. FSU is an Equal Opportunity/Access/Affirmative Action/Pro Disabled & Veteran Employer. FSU’s Equal Opportunity Statement can be viewed at: http://www.hr.fsu.edu/PDF/Publications/diversity/EEO_Statement.pdf. Individuals from traditionally underrepresented groups are encouraged to apply; a diverse workforce will maintain the excellence of the University, and offer our students richly varied perspectives.

The Florida State University Department of Biological Science (https://www.bio.fsu.edu) is an integrated group of over 50 faculty in the areas of Ecology and Evolution, Cell and Molecular Biology, and Neuroscience, dedicated to excellence in research and teaching. The university is located in Tallahassee, the capital city of Florida, which is situated in the Big Bend region of the state, an area with diverse and relatively undeveloped habitats. Tallahassee hosts a rich program in the performing arts and athletic events and is close to several state parks, rivers, a National Wildlife Refuge, the largest national forest in Florida, and the pristine beaches of the Gulf of Mexico. The Big Bend region is a biological diversity hotspot and provides ample access to research sites and outdoor recreational opportunities.