University of Oregon, Department of Biology

Position ID:UO-Biology-IE2SEARCH [#11707]
Position Title: Assistant Professor in Ecology
Position Type:Tenured/Tenure-track faculty
Position Location:Eugene, Oregon 97403, United States [map]
Subject Areas: Biology / Biology, Computational biology, Ecology
Appl Deadline:2018/11/01help popup finished (2018/09/11, finished 2019/05/05, listed until 2019/02/22)
Position Description:    

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

Assistant Professor in Ecology 
Institute of Ecology and Evolution and Department of Biology 
University of Oregon 

The University of Oregon Institute of Ecology and Evolution ( and the Department of Biology invite applications for a tenure-track position (Assistant Professor) in ecology. Candidates should use computational and/or theoretical tools to address fundamental concepts in ecology using large and/or heterogeneous datasets. We are especially interested in candidates who build on the University of Oregon’s current strengths in terrestrial ecology, and who work across spatial and/or temporal scales. Successful candidates may work at or across a variety of ecological scales, including populations, communities, and ecosystems.  

This search is one of nearly a dozen associated with the Presidential Initiative in Data Science at the University of Oregon. This initiative spurs intentional growth in research and education using big data and cutting-edge analytics across the entire campus (see https://provost.uoregon.). We are building a cross-disciplinary data science program on a foundation of strong interdisciplinary research and innovative education at a liberal arts research university. We seek scholars excited to contribute to the program’s growth through excellence in a specific academic focus, as well as through interdisciplinary collaborations across data science writ large. Data Science is supported by the university’s multi-million dollar investment in the recently launched Talapas supercomputing cluster that is a centerpiece of Research Advanced Computing Services ( The Data Science Initiative will also have synergies with the Knight Campus for Accelerating Impact (, itself recently launched by a $500 million dollar lead gift from Phil and Penny Knight.  

The University of Oregon (UO) provides an outstanding interdisciplinary and interactive collegial environment for researchers interested in ecological research. UO. The Institute of Ecology and Evolution is diverse, active, and growing, with researchers from the departments of Biology, Geography, Anthropology, and Mathematics, and the Environmental Studies Program. UO maintains a number of core research facilities that support ecological research, including the UO Genomics and Cell Characterization Core Facility (, the UO Research Advanced Computing Services (, the UO Center for Advanced Materials Characterization (, and greenhouse facilities. The recently established Phil and Penny Knight Campus for Accelerating Scientific Impact ( provides unique opportunities for rapidly translating scientific discoveries into innovations. 

An outstanding research program and a commitment to excellence in teaching at the undergraduate and graduate levels are expected. We particularly welcome applications from scholars who are from groups historically underrepresented in the academy, and/or who have experience working with students from diverse backgrounds. Ph.D. required. Salary is competitive. Interested persons should apply online to the University of Oregon IE2 SEARCH at Applicants should submit a cover letter, a curriculum vitae, statement of research accomplishments and future research plans, a description of teaching experience and philosophy, a statement on promoting diversity and inclusion, and three letters of recommendation. Submission of up to 3 selected reprints is encouraged. For full posting and application directions, see To be assured of consideration, application materials should be uploaded by November 1, 2018, but the search will remain open until the position is filled. 

The University of Oregon is committed to recruiting and retaining a culturally diverse and pluralistic faculty. We encourage applications from all qualified candidates, and strongly encourage members of underrepresented communities to apply. We are especially interested in candidates who can support our work in mentoring, research, teaching, and outreach with women, first-generation students, communities of color, and other underrepresented groups. All applicants are requested to include in their cover letter information about how they will contribute to this work.  

The UO is an equal opportunity, affirmative action institution committed to cultural diversity and compliance with the ADA. The University encourages all qualified individuals to apply, and does not discriminate on the basis of any protected status, including veteran and disability status.

Application Materials Required:
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Further Info:
Department of Biology
1210 University of Oregon
Eugene, OR 97403-1210

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