Faculty position in Ecosystem Ecology ~ Bioblogia.net

9 de octubre de 2007

Faculty position in Ecosystem Ecology

This position is a joint appointment (rank-open) between the Department of
Biological Sciences and the Southeast Environmental Research Center (SERC)
at Florida International University in Miami, FL. The successful
applicant will be expected to develop a strong, extramurally supported,
independent research program and to mentor graduate students. We seek
individuals who can address basic and applied ecological questions in
freshwater wetlands and/or coastal estuaries. Preference will be given to
applicants with experience studying ecosystem energetics, organic matter
processing and/or biogeochemical cycling and interests in wetland
restoration and protection. Teaching expectations include instruction of
an undergraduate course in general ecology as well as upper division and
graduate-level courses in his/her area of specialization.

FIU has an exceptional interdisciplinary history of research in ecological
sciences, particularly in the Everglades and adjacent marine habitats, and
this joint-line in SERC offers the opportunity for enhanced research
collaboration with a diverse group of ecologists with complementary
research interests (http://serc.fiu.edu). In particular, FIU is home to
the NSF-funded Florida Coastal Everglades Long Term Ecological Research
Program (FCE-LTER) which is comprised of >130 scientists from 26
institutions conducting research on ecological processes and coupled human
interactions in the South Florida landscape (http://fcelter.fiu.edu/). The
FCE-LTER, together with programs associated with the state and federally-
funded Comprehensive Everglades Restoration Program, creates a stimulating
atmosphere for research and scholarship for faculty and students at FIU.
The Department of Biological Sciences is a research-intensive academic
unit with research and training expertise in environmental sciences,
tropical biology and marine biology (http://www.fiu.edu/~marine/).

Modern laboratory space and competitive start-up support will be provided
with this position. In addition, SERC has a well-developed research
infrastructure, including highly trained technical support staff,
laboratories with state-of-the-art technology for water quality and stable
isotope analyses, digital microscopy and flow cytometry, and organic
compound analysis, as well as vehicles and boats for accessing most of the
region's diverse habitats.

Qualifications: A Ph.D. and post-doctoral experience are required.
Applicants at the Assistant Professor level must have a strong publication
record, potential to develop an independent, innovative research program
and ability to teach effectively at undergraduate and graduate levels.
Applicants for tenured appointments must have an internationally
recognized and consistently funded research program as evidenced by
publication and grant records, and must have demonstrated effectiveness as
graduate and undergraduate educators. For Associate or Full Professor
appointments, we seek distinguished scholars who will provide leadership
in continuing to develop a program of international repute in ecology and
environmental research at FIU.

To Apply: Interested applicants are required to submit 1) a cover letter,
2) curriculum vitae, 3) statement of research interests, 4) statement of
teaching goals, and 5) a list of three or more references with contact
information including mailing address, phone number and e-mail address.
Please do not submit individual letters of recommendation. To assure
consideration, applications should be received by November 15, 2007.
Questions regarding this position or electronic submission of applications
may be directed by e-mail to gaisere@fiu.edu or by phone at 304-348-6145
or materials can be sent directly to: Dr. Evelyn Gaiser, Search Committee
Chairperson, Department of Biological Sciences, Florida International
University, Miami, FL 33199. Florida International University is an
affirmative action/equal opportunity employer with a strong institutional
commitment to the achievement of diversity among its faculty, staff, and
students. Persons with disabilities have the right to request and receive
reasonable accommodation.

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