Quantitative Ecologist – Cornell University



Cornell University

We invite applications for a tenure track position in quantitative ecology, at the level of Assistant or early Associate Professor. We seek candidates with expertise in analyzing large data sets or modeling of processes from the ecosystem to regional or larger scales, with an emphasis on the interactions of human-accelerated environmental change with ecological structure and function and sustainability. We will consider applicants with a strong theoretical, statistical, and/or computational background studying the interactions between organisms (including humans) and the environment as this influences biogeochemistry, ecological function, climate change, community assembly, or broad-scale patterns in biodiversity. The area of expertise could be in any ecosystem. We are particularly interested in individuals who are developing and applying quantitative methods, who are interested in understanding underlying ecological processes, who work at various scales, and who will collaborate with ecologists and evolutionary biologists as well as scientists in related disciplines across Cornell.

Faculty Position: Assistant or early Associate Professor, College of Agriculture and Life Sciences, in the Department of Ecology and Evolutionary Biology. Tenure track, academic-year (9-month) appointment with 50% research and 50% teaching.

Qualifications: Applicants should have a Ph.D., demonstrated excellence in research in some aspect of quantitative ecology, such as analyzing big data sets, remote sensing, ecological observation systems, or ecosystem-scale, regional-scale, or Earth system modeling. Candidates should have a strong interest in collaborative research, and a dedication to excellence in teaching. Post-doctoral experience is highly desirable.

Responsibilities: The successful candidate will be expected to develop a well-funded, innovative research program with a national and international reputation, to teach in an introductory ecology course, and to develop an advanced course in quantitative methods in his or her specialty area.

Salary: Competitive, commensurate with background and experience.

Start Date: July 2017

Application Procedure: Applications should be submitted via the website https://academicjobsonline.org/ajo/jobs/8040. Candidates should submit a short cover letter, curriculum vitae, a research statement, and a statement of teaching interests and experience. Candidates should also arrange for three letters of reference. Inquiries can be directed to Search Committee Chair, Christine Goodale, at quantecolsearch@cornell.edu. Applications from women and minority candidates are actively encouraged. Review of applications will begin Nov. 1, 2016, and continue until the position is filled.

Cornell University is an Affirmative Action, Equal Opportunity Employer.

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.

Author: Jonathan Eisen

I am an evolutionary biologist and a Professor at U. C. Davis. (see my lab site here). My research focuses on the origin of novelty (how new processes and functions originate). To study this I focus on sequencing and analyzing genomes of organisms, especially microbes and using phylogenomic analysis

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