Associate professor (Tenured)-Field station director (USA) ~

25 de agosto de 2014

Associate professor (Tenured)-Field station director (USA)

The Department of Biological Sciences at the University of Pittsburgh invites applications for a full-
time faculty appointment at the rank of ASSOCIATE PROFESSOR (tenured) to serve as the Director of
the Pymatuning Laboratory of Ecology (PLE), pending budgetary approval.  PLE is a thriving field
station in Northwestern Pennsylvania that has experienced tremendous growth in its missions of
education, research, and outreach. 
We seek an outstanding scientist to continue an exciting research program in Ecology and Evolution working alongside of faculty in our broad-based Biology department, and to fulfill responsibilities of PLE Director, which will also include:
•       Strategic planning to enhance the research, teaching, and outreach missions of the field station
•       Oversight of research facilities, coordination of summer field courses as part of an educational
consortium of regional universities, continued growth of outreach, and organization of conferences
and retreats
•       Development of proposals for extramural funding
•       Supervision of staff and budget

The successful candidate will have a strong national/international scientific reputation, a
distinguished record of publications and research funding, and demonstrated teaching excellence.
Experience with biological field station operations is desirable.  To ensure full consideration,
applications and reference letters should be received by October 15, 2014.  Applicants should email a
single PDF document, with “PLE Director Search” in the subject line, containing a curriculum vitae, a
cover letter describing their interest, a 2-3 page statement of research accomplishments and future
plans, and a brief description of teaching interests to  Applicants should also
arrange to have at least three letters of reference sent to  Further information about
PLE and the Department of Biological Sciences is available at:  The University of Pittsburgh is an Affirmative
Action/Equal Opportunity Employer and values equality of opportunity, human dignity and diversity.

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