Biology, Duke University

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Position ID:Duke-Biology-JREEOB [#8134]
Position Title: Assistant Professor of Biology
Position Type:Tenured/Tenure-track faculty
Position Location:Durham, North Carolina 27708, United States [map]
Subject Area: Biology / Ecology
Starting Date:2018/08/01
Appl Deadline:2016/11/01 finished (posted 2016/09/28, listed until 2016/12/01)
Position Description:    

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

Duke University’s Department of Biology is seeking to fill a tenure-track Assistant Professor faculty position in Ecology to begin in August 2018. We are searching for candidates who use empirical or theoretical approaches to study species interactions of any kind and how they are shaped by or modulate ecological responses to environmental changes, broadly defined. We welcome candidates with research interests in any taxon and at any level of organization. Application materials include a curriculum vitae, a research statement, a statement of teaching interests and philosophy, and names of three references. Applications should be submitted through Academic Jobs Online. Applications received by November 1, 2016 will be guaranteed full consideration. Duke University, located in Durham, North Carolina, is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer committed to providing employment opportunity without regard to an individual's age, color, disability, genetic information, gender, gender identity, national origin, race, religion, sexual orientation, or veteran status.

Please include the following five items in your application:

1. A cover letter that includes the names and contact information for three references.

2. Your curriculum vitae.

3. A statement of your research interests. The Department of Biology at Duke University values intellectual interactions that cross disciplinary boundaries. In this context, we ask applicants to append to their research statement an additional one-page essay describing how their research connects to environmental change, adaptation, or biodiversity, as well as to the broader field of biology.

4. A statement of your teaching interests and philosophy.

5. Your redacted application materials. In the initial stages of the search, a departmental administrator will ensure that the search committee will only have access to the redacted versions of the applicant’s materials. Therefore, we ask you to produce a single pdf in which you combine (in the following order) versions of your CV, research statement, and teaching statement in which any reference to your name has been removed. Below, we provide a sample of what a redacted CV should look like:

Example of a Redacted Curriculum Vitae


Birth, Nationality, and Gender:

Please do NOT divulge your date or place of birth, your citizenship, your ethnicity, or your gender.


A.B. 1954 Harvard University

Ph.D. 1961 University of Michigan

Employment: 1961–1962 Postdoctoral Fellow, University of California Los Angeles

Honors, awards, and Grants:

Please provide information about any honors, awards, or grants WITHOUT divulging your name.


Please provide the years, titles, and journals (or book titles) for your publications, as well as your order and the number of authors, WITHOUT divulging your name or the names of your co-authors, as illustrated in the following examples:

Single author. 1966. Food web complexity and species diversity. American Naturalist 100:65-75.

Single author. 1969. A note on trophic complexity and community stability. American Naturalist 103:91-93.

First of two authors. 1969. The effects of grazing by sea urchins, Strongylocentrotus spp., on benthic algal populations. Limnology and Oceanography 14:710-719.

Second of two authors. 1974. Disturbance, patch formation and community structure. Proceeding of the National Academy of Science USA 71:2744-2747.

Single author. 1980. Food Webs: linkage, interaction strength and community infrastructure. Journal of Animal Ecology 49: 667-685.

First of two authors. 1981. Intertidal landscapes: disturbance and the dynamics of the pattern. Ecological Monographs 51:145-178.

Last of 10 authors. 1996. Challenges in the quest for keystones. BioScience 46:609-620.

You may include any additional information you wish about your teaching experience, seminars given, etc., but please do not divulge your name.

Please do NOT include the names and contact information for your references on your redacted CV.

Duke University is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer committed to providing employment opportunity without regard to an individual's age, color, disability, gender, gender expression, gender identity, genetic information, national origin, race, religion, sex, sexual orientation, or veteran status. Duke also makes good faith efforts to recruit, hire, and promote qualified women, minorities, individuals with disabilities, and veterans.

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:
Prof. Katia Koelle
Department of Biology
Duke University
Box 90338
Durham NC 27708

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