Cornell University, CALS Ecology and Evolutionary Biology

Position ID:Cornell-CALS Ecology and Evolutionary Biology-LIMNOLOGY [#14624, WDR-00020689]
Position Title: Limnology/Freshwater Biology
Position Type:Tenured/Tenure-track faculty
Position Location:Ithaca, New York 14853, United States [map]
Subject Area: Ecology and Evolutionary Biology
Appl Deadline:2019/10/20 11:59PMhelp popup finished (2019/09/13, finished 2020/06/10)
Position Description:    

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Department of Ecology and Evolutionary Biology 
College of Agriculture and Life Sciences
Cornell University 
Ithaca, NY 14853 

POSITION: Tenure-Track, Assistant or early Associate Professor 
Academic year (9-month) appointment 

START DATE: July 2020 or as negotiated 

POSITION DESCRIPTION: We invite applications for a tenure-track position in Limnology / Freshwater Biology, at the level of Assistant or early Associate Professor. We are searching broadly for an individual who will establish an innovative, high-profile research program that addresses key concepts and questions in ecology and/or evolution. Research should focus on freshwater systems, but can address any level of biological organization (organism/population/community/ecosystem/ landscape/biosphere) and can include empirical and/or theoretical approaches. The appointed faculty member will be expected to establish an independent, externally-funded, and internationally recognized research program at the cutting edge of freshwater science. We are especially interested in candidates who will interact widely and embrace a culture of collaboration within and across departments. Contributions to both undergraduate and graduate teaching in ecology and/or evolution are expected, with the use of modern active learning techniques, which are supported by Cornell's Center for Teaching Innovation and Active Learning Initiative. The successful candidate will contribute to a century-long Cornell tradition of classroom and field teaching in Limnology / Freshwater Biology. Cornell is situated in the Finger Lakes Region of New York, an area known for its rich abundance of lakes and streams. Notable resources include access to an extensive experimental ponds facility; the Cornell Biological Field Station at Shackelton Point on Oneida Lake; the Cornell Museum of Vertebrates with worldwide collections of fishes; and the opportunity to join our campus-wide community of sustainability scholars affiliated with the Atkinson Center for a Sustainable Future

QUALIFICATIONS: A Ph.D. is required at the time of appointment. Applicants should have demonstrated excellence in research in freshwater systems, strong interest in collaboration, and a dedication to teaching. Postdoctoral experience is highly desirable. 

SALARY/BENEFITS: Competitive salary and start-up funding will be commensurate with qualifications and experience. An attractive fringe benefit package is included. 

APPLICATIONS: Candidates should submit via the website a cover letter briefly summarizing your background, vision, and qualifications; curriculum vitae; contact information for three references; a research statement; a teaching statement outlining experience, philosophy, and interests; a statement of contribution to diversity, equity, and inclusion; and up to three representative publications. Inquiries can be directed to Search Committee Chair, Alex Flecker, at Review of applications will begin October 20, 2019 and continue until the position is filled.  

ABOUT CORNELL: Cornell is an innovative Land-Grant and Ivy League university. Situated on Cornell’s main campus at Ithaca, NY, the College of Agriculture and Life Sciences is a pioneer of purpose-driven science and home to the university’s second largest grouping of students, faculty and staff. We work across disciplines to tackle the challenges of our time through world-renowned research, education and outreach. The questions we probe and the answers we seek focus on three overlapping concerns: natural and human systems; food, energy and environmental resources; and social, physical and economic well-being. 

The Department of Ecology and Evolutionary Biology and the College of Agriculture and Life Sciences at Cornell embrace diversity and seek candidates who will create a climate that attracts persons of all races, ethnicities, and genders. Diversity and Inclusion are central to Cornell University’s heritage and identity. We are a recognized employer and educator valuing AA/EEO, Protected Veterans and Individuals with Disabilities. Cornell University seeks to meet the needs of dual career couples, has a Dual Career program, and is a member of the Upstate New York Higher Education Recruitment Consortium to assist with dual career searches. Visit to see positions available in higher education in the upstate New York area. Cornell and Ithaca are family-friendly communities: Cornell has a comprehensive set of policies, services and benefits to help you, your partner and your children to feel welcome here, to support your well-being, and to help with child care, elder care and those with disabilities. For more details, see:

Employment Assistance: If you require an accommodation for a disability in order to complete an employment application or to participate in the recruiting process, you are encouraged to contact Cornell University's Department of Inclusion and Workforce Diversity at voice (607) 255-3976, fax (607) 255-7481, or email at For general questions about the position or the application process, please contact the Recruiter listed in the job posting. Applicants that do not have internet access are encouraged to visit your local library, or local Department of Labor. You may also visit the office of Workforce Recruitment and Retention Monday - Friday between the hours of 8:30 a.m. – 4:30 p.m. to use a dedicated workstation to complete an online application. Notice to Applicants: Please read the required Notice to Applicants statement by clicking here. This notice contains important information about applying for a position at Cornell as well as some of your rights and responsibilities as an applicant. EEO Statement: 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. We also recognize a lawful preference in employment practices for Native Americans living on or near Indian reservations. Cornell University is an innovative Ivy League university and a great place to work. Our inclusive community of scholars, students, and staff impart an uncommon sense of larger purpose, and contribute creative ideas to further the university's mission of teaching, discovery, and engagement.

Application Materials Required:
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Ithaca, NY 14853

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