[ECOLOG-L] Faculty position in Terrestrial Ecology

Terrestrial Ecologist

The Appalachian Laboratory (AL) of the University of Maryland Center for
Environmental Science (UMCES) seeks applicants to fill an open-rank tenure-
track/tenured faculty position in Terrestrial Ecology. We invite applications
from individuals with research interests in all areas of ecology and closely
aligned disciplines that complement AL’s existing research strengths in
landscape ecology, ecohydrology, biogeochemistry, and other spatial analysis
of ecosystem processes. Preference will be given to candidates who
demonstrate breadth of experience and vision for interdisciplinary,
collaborative research that integrates across spatio-temporal scales and that
improves understanding of how ecosystems are affected by current and
emerging global change processes. If a successful applicant has also
demonstrated outstanding experience in the theory and practice of restoration
of ecosystem services in human-impacted watersheds at local and regional
scales, this position may be considered for a new UMCES endowed chair in
Sustainable Ecosystem Restoration.

The UMCES mission includes advancing basic and applied research, promoting
graduate-level education, conducting science outreach and application, and
providing scientific expertise for regional environmental policies on topics such
as air, land, water, and wildlife management/conservation. UMCES’ research
domains encompass “genes-to-ecosystems” and “mountains-to-the-sea” in
the Chesapeake Bay watershed and beyond. The successful candidate will be
expected to mentor graduate students and carry a modest graduate-level
teaching load. The AL is located in Frostburg, MD, a small college town (home
to Frostburg State University) in the heart of the central Appalachian
Mountains, with excellent recreational and cultural activities. The AL offers
strong administrative support and excellent research, computing, and teaching
facilities, including isotopic, molecular, plant, soil, and water analysis
laboratories, growth chambers, and a greenhouse.

Applicants should send the following electronically: (1) a curriculum vitae; (2)
statement of research interests and a brief discussion of how their research
aligns with the job description and would complement ongoing research at AL;
(3) statement on experience with and approach to graduate-level teaching and
mentorship; (4) up to five selected reprints and preprints; and (5) names of four
references (including title, mailing address, telephone, and e-mail address) to
PIsearch@al.umces.edu. Review of applications will begin on April 25, and will
continue until the position is filled. Inquiries may be addressed to the search
chair, Dr. Matt Fitzpatrick: mfitzpatrick@al.umces.edu or the AL Director, Dr.
Eric A. Davidson: edavidson@al.umces.edu. UMCES is an equal opportunity
employer. Women, minorities, individuals with disabilities and veterans are
encouraged to apply.

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