[ES_JOBS_NET] Assistant Professor University Washington School of Environmental and Forest Sciences

Erika Marín-Spiotta marinspiotta at wisc.edu
Thu Oct 10 09:09:42 MDT 2013

The University of Washington is seeking to enhance its capabilities
in the area of biologically mediated ecosystem disturbances. The
School of Environmental and Forest Sciences (SEFS) within the College
of the Environment (CoEnv) invites applications for a full-time (100%
FTE) 9-month tenure-track faculty position to begin Autumn 2014. The
position is at the Assistant Professor level and has a 40:40:20 split
between research, teaching and service. Additional information about
the College and School can be found at http://coenv.washington.edu/
and http://www.sefs.washington.edu/, respectively.

An earned doctorate, or equivalent, in the ecological, biological, or
forest sciences is required.

Postdoctoral research experience is highly desirable. Candidates must
demonstrate outstanding potential for high impact research as judged,
in part, by their success in obtaining research funding and/or
publication record on disturbance regimes driven and/or mediated by
insects, disease, and other biota. Preference will be given to
applicants with demonstrated capabilities in interdisciplinary work
and quantitative analysis, including modeling ecosystem responses to
biologically mediated disturbances.

The successful candidate will be expected to engage in
high-quality/high-impact, leading edge research and teaching in the
traditional classroom and online and must be committed to teaching
and mentoring UW's diverse student population. At the undergraduate
level teaching possibilities may include such topics as
identification of ecosystem-disruptive agents, protection of urban
and forest ecosystems, and the dynamics of ecosystem disturbances.
Instruction at the graduate level will include developing a course
within the area of expertise of the candidate and seminars directed
towards such diverse SEFS interest groups as Sustainable Forest
Management, Forest Ecology, Landscape/Restoration Ecology, Forest
Soils, and Wildlife Science.

The successful candidate is expected to develop a strong research
program that will focus on the roles of disturbance-generating
organisms, including insects and fungi, in forest and urban
ecosystems, including the roles of native and invasive organisms
associated with climate change. The successful candidate is expected
to continue to contribute to the UW role as an important regional and
global center for the study and dissemination of information on
biologically mediated disturbances and a collaborator with
disturbance research being done in state and federal agencies.
Collaborative research and outreach with external land management
agencies, tribes, and private ownerships will be an important
activity associated with this position.

The School of Environmental and Forest Sciences resides in the newly
formed College of the Environment, which fosters collaborations
between the faculty, staff, and students engaged in the study of
environmental sciences, engineering, and the human dimensions of
environmental challenges. This position will offer opportunities for
interaction with researchers in a wide range of disciplines,
including foresters, ecologists, biologists, geologists,
oceanographers, hydrologists, economists, demographers, and policy
analysts. SEFS faculty engage in undergraduate and graduate teaching,
research and service. A willingness to work collaboratively with
faculty and to mentor students from a wide range of disciplines,
cultures, economic means, and academic backgrounds is essential.

The University of Washington is located in the greater Seattle
metropolitan area, with a dynamic, multicultural community of 3.7
million people and a diversity of ecosystems from mountains to ocean.
A recipient of the 2006 Alfred P. Sloan Award for Faculty Career
Flexibility, and a National Science Foundation ADVANCE Institutional
Transformation Award to increase the participation of women in
academic science and engineering careers, the University of
Washington is committed to building an environment that supports a
culturally diverse faculty, staff and student body.

Applications should include a cover letter describing their expertise
and experience, curriculum vitae with a complete list of
publications, a statement of research, teaching, and outreach
interests, names and contact information for at least three (3)
professional references, and copies of up to three (3) peer reviewed
publications. In addition, applicants should arrange to have three
letters of recommendation sent on their behalf. Applications must be
submitted to bmedsrch at uw.edu. Please contact Frank Greulich,
Professor and Search Committee Chair, at (206) 543-1464 with
questions or for additional information.

Review of applications begins immediately, and priority will be given
to applications received by October 15, 2013. The process remains
open until the position is filled.

The University of Washington is an affirmative action, equal
opportunity employer.

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