[ES_JOBS_NET] Assistant or Associate Professor in Limnology, University of Vermont

Assistant or Associate Professor in Limnology

Rubenstein School of Environment and Natural Resources

University of Vermont

The Rubenstein School of Environment and Natural Resources (RSENR) and the Rubenstein

Ecosystem Science Laboratory invite applications for a 9-month, tenure-track appointment as

Assistant or Associate Professor of Limnology.

We seek an outstanding scholar and educator to join the growing center of excellence in

freshwater ecology and lake management at the University of Vermont. An ideal candidate will

work within the broader field of aquatic ecology, combining theory, observations, and/or

experiments to address contemporary research questions and management challenges in lake

ecosystems from local to international scales, including linkages to water-land interactions. The

incumbent is expected to develop and maintain a vibrant, collaborative research program based

out of the Rubenstein Ecosystem Science Laboratory; participate actively in preparing students

to become environmental leaders and globally-informed citizens through undergraduate and

graduate instruction in both the RSENR core curriculum and the candidate’s field of expertise;

and provide leadership to the university, state, region and professional communities through

outreach, engagement and other service activities.

Required Qualifications

• An earned doctorate in limnology, aquatic ecology, or other appropriate environmental or

natural sciences

• An outstanding record of collaborative research and publication in freshwater systems,

commensurate with time since degree

• Strong background and interest in undergraduate and graduate education with a

demonstrated record of instructional excellence at the university level, commensurate

with time since degree

• Demonstrated competency and capacity to collaboratively work with diverse groups of

people both on- and off-campus

• Demonstrated record of securing extramural funding from a diversity of sources,

commensurate with time since degree

Preferred Qualifications

• Demonstrated leadership in globally significant, and complex water-related issues

• Demonstrated capacity for engaged research and outreach on contemporary lake

management issues

• Demonstrated expertise in student-centered learning pedagogy

• Research background and interests that complement the current expertise of faculty

within RSENR and across campus

To Apply

Review of applications will begin January 15, 2016, and will continue until the position is filled.

Incomplete applications will not be considered. We anticipate the appointment will begin fall

semester 2016. Applicants must submit a letter of interest that includes qualifications for the

position, a curriculum vitae, a statement of research accomplishments and future directions, a

statement of teaching experiences and interests, and contact information of three references to

http://www.uvmjobs.com. Inquiries can be made to Dr. Jason Stockwell, Chair, Limnology

Search Committee, at jdstockw@uvm.edu.

The University of Vermont is located in Burlington, the largest city in Vermont, with an

increasingly ethnically and culturally diverse population. The mission of RSENR is to

understand, nurture, and enrich the interdependence of people with healthy ecological systems.

RSENR has 45 tenure-track, research, and teaching faculty, 35 staff, 600 undergraduates, and

100 graduate students in both Master’s and Ph.D. programs. RSENR is based in the LEED

Platinum certified Aiken Center and also includes the Rubenstein Ecosystem Science Laboratory

on Lake Champlain, the Gund Institute for Ecological Economics, and the Aiken Forestry

Sciences Laboratory.

The University of Vermont is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer and actively

encourages applications from women, veterans and people with diverse racial, ethnic, and

cultural backgrounds who can contribute to the diversity and excellence of the academic

community. Applicants are requested to include in their cover letter information about how they

will further this goal.


Andrea Lini

Associate Professor and Chair

Department of Geology

University of Vermont

Burlington, VT 05405 U.S.A.



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