Interdisciplinary Arts and Sciences, University of Washington Tacoma

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Position ID:UWT-Interdisciplinary Arts and Sciences-APPLECOL [#8438]
Position Title: Assistant Professor in Applied Ecology
Position Type:Tenured/Tenure-track faculty
Position Location:Tacoma, Washington 98402, United States [map]
Subject Areas: Applied Ecology / Ecology Principals, Conservative Biology, Wildlife Ecology, Fisheries Biology, Plant Ecology, Urban Ecology
Starting Date:2017/09/16
Appl Deadline:2016/12/16 finished (posted 2016/10/28, finished 2017/04/18)
Position Description:    

*** this position has been closed, and no new applications will be accepted. ***

Interdisciplinary Arts and Sciences

Tenure Track Faculty Position in Applied Ecology

The University of Washington Tacoma invites applications for a tenure-track Assistant Professor in Applied Ecology in the Division of Science and Mathematics in the School of Interdisciplinary Arts & Sciences (IAS). This is a full-time position with a 9-month per year service period. The successful candidate will be an intellectually expansive scholar whose research and teaching applies rigorous ecological principles and approaches to address pressing environmental problems. The successful candidate will teach courses in ecology, introductory biology and interdisciplinary general education courses, will contribute to our Environmental Science major (including a new Conservation Biology and Ecology option) and will support other interdisciplinary majors at UW Tacoma. We are most interested in candidates with strong teaching potential from any area of applied ecology who have conducted scholarship of high quality and impact and whose research complements that of our current faculty. Candidates who connect with Pacific Northwest environmental issues that have global significance, including but not limited to wildlife ecology, fisheries biology, plant ecology, or urban ecology, and whose research would benefit from collaborative community-engaged research in the Pacific Northwest are especially encouraged to apply. The successful candidate will enjoy substantial collaborative opportunities across UW ( and will be expected to work with students from diverse racial/ethnic and cultural populations, involve undergraduate students in faculty research, and integrate new pedagogical techniques and technologies into teaching/learning.

The position begins September 2017 and requires an earned doctorate (or foreign equivalent) at the time of appointment in Applied Ecology or related field. Candidates in the final stages of their dissertation may be appointed on an acting basis.

The Tacoma campus of the University of Washington was founded in 1990 with an interdisciplinary approach at its foundation. It has evolved into a thriving downtown campus that serves students of a wide variety of ages and backgrounds in the South Puget Sound. Faculty have access to the resources of a major research university, including an extensive library system, but work and teach within a small campus setting. Our campus provides a supportive environment for the development of creative teaching, research and community collaborations. The campus commitment to equity and inclusion is central to maintaining an atmosphere where students, staff, and faculty find abundant opportunities for intellectual, personal and professional growth within our campus and broader community. For more information about UW Tacoma, visit

To apply, please submit:

  1. Letter delineating your interests and qualifications. Applicant statements should detail how their teaching, service and/or scholarship has supported the success of students from racial, ethnic, and gender backgrounds that are underrepresented in their academic fields. Applicants who have not yet had the opportunity for such experience should note how their work will further UW Tacoma’s commitment to equity and inclusion;
  2. Your curriculum vitae, including a list of courses taught,
  3. A statement of your teaching philosophy,
  4. An assessment of the impact of your research to date and a concise description of planned research areas,
  5. A copy of your most interesting published paper,
  6. Evidence of teaching effectiveness, and
  7. Names and contact information for five professional references.

Submit all application materials through Application materials, including letters of recommendation, received via email will not be considered. Screening of applicants will begin December 16, 2016 and will continue until the position is filled. For further information, contact Dr. Joel Baker at Applicants are strongly encouraged to complete the Equal Employment Opportunity questionnaire that is linked to the confirmation email. This information will not be shared with the search committee.

University of Washington is an affirmative action and equal opportunity employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, national origin, age, protected veteran or disabled status, or genetic information. UW Tacoma faculty engage in teaching, research, and service and generally participate in lower division, upper division, and graduate instruction.

Application Materials Required:
Submit the following items online at this website to complete your application:
And anything else requested in the position description.

Further Info:
1900 Commerce Street, Box 358436
Tacoma, WA 98402

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