CALS Ecology and Evolutionary Biology, Cornell University

Position ID:Cornell-CALS Ecology and Evolutionary Biology-QUANTECOL [#8040]
Position Title: Quantitative Ecologist
Position Type:Tenured/Tenure-track faculty
Position Location:Ithaca, New York 14853, United States [map]
Subject Area: Ecology and Evolutionary Biology
Starting Date:2017/07/01
Appl Deadline:2016/11/01 finished (posted 2016/09/20)
Position Description:    

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

Cornell University  

We invite applications for a tenure track position in quantitative ecology, at the level of Assistant or early Associate Professor. We seek candidates with expertise in analyzing large data sets or modeling of processes from the ecosystem to regional or larger scales, with an emphasis on the interactions of human-accelerated environmental change with ecological structure and function and sustainability. We will consider applicants with a strong theoretical, statistical, and/or computational background studying the interactions between organisms (including humans) and the environment as this influences biogeochemistry, ecological function, climate change, community assembly, or broad-scale patterns in biodiversity. The area of expertise could be in any ecosystem. We are particularly interested in individuals who are developing and applying quantitative methods, who are interested in understanding underlying ecological processes, who work at various scales, and who will collaborate with ecologists and evolutionary biologists as well as scientists in related disciplines across Cornell. 

Faculty Position: Assistant or early Associate Professor, College of Agriculture and Life Sciences, in the Department of Ecology and Evolutionary Biology. Tenure track, academic-year (9-month) appointment with 50% research and 50% teaching. 

Qualifications: Applicants should have a Ph.D., demonstrated excellence in research in some aspect of quantitative ecology, such as analyzing big data sets, remote sensing, ecological observation systems, or ecosystem-scale, regional-scale, or Earth system modeling. Candidates should have a strong interest in collaborative research, and a dedication to excellence in teaching. Post-doctoral experience is highly desirable. 

Responsibilities: The successful candidate will be expected to develop a well-funded, innovative research program with a national and international reputation, to teach in an introductory ecology course, and to develop an advanced course in quantitative methods in his or her specialty area. 

Salary: Competitive, commensurate with background and experience. 

Start Date: July 2017 

Application Procedure: Applications should be submitted via the website Candidates should submit a short cover letter, curriculum vitae, a research statement, and a statement of teaching interests and experience. Candidates should also arrange for three letters of reference. Inquiries can be directed to Search Committee Chair Christine Goodale at Applications from women and minority candidates are actively encouraged. Review of applications will begin Nov. 1, 2016, and continue until the position is filled. 

Cornell University is an Affirmative Action, Equal Opportunity Employer.

Diversity and Inclusion are a part of Cornell University’s heritage. We are a recognized employer and educator valuing AA/EEO, Protected Veterans, and Individuals with Disabilities.

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:
CALS Surge Facility
525 Tower Road
Cornell University
Ithaca, NY 14853

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