[ES_JOBS_NET] Job: Assistant Professor Stream Ecology Virginia Tech

Erika Marín-Spiotta marinspiotta at wisc.edu
Sun Sep 13 09:53:37 MDT 2015

From:    =?windows-1252?Q?Brett_Tornwall?= <bretttornwall at GMAIL.COM>
Subject: Job: Assistant Professor Stream Ecology Virginia Tech


The Department of Biological Sciences at Virginia Tech invites applicatio=
for the position of tenure-track Assistant Professor in the area of STREA=
ECOLOGY starting in the Fall 2016 semester. We seek outstanding ecologist=
whose research will contribute to current strengths in stream ecosystems =
freshwater biogeochemistry. Successful applicants will have the opportuni=
to share analytical laboratory facilities and to build collaborative=20
research programs with current faculty members. Recent hires have=20
contributed to Virginia Tech=92s long-standing reputation as a center of=20=

excellence in aquatic ecology by developing strengths in limnology, the=20=

community ecology of freshwater ecosystems, microbial ecology, and=20
terrestrial-aquatic interactions. The successful candidate will have the=20=

opportunity to train graduate students in Virginia Tech=92s Interfaces of=
Global Change Interdisciplinary Graduate Education Program=20

To submit an application go to: https://listings.jobs.vt.edu (posting=20
TR0150109). The application package should include a cover letter,=20
curriculum vitae, statements of research and teaching interests (1 page=20=

each), and three letters of recommendation. Questions regarding the posit=
can be directed to Dr. Jeb Barrett, Dept. of Biological Sciences, Virgini=
Tech, Blacksburg, VA 24061, Tel: (540) 231-3827, email: jebarre at vt.edu.=20=

Review of applications will begin September 30, 2015, and continue until =
position is filled.=20=20

 To receive consideration, applicants must have:
=95=09Ph.D. degree in Biological Sciences or related discipline at the=20=

time of appointment
=95=09A competitive research program or, for new Ph.D.=92s, strong promis=
for developing an active research program
It is desired that candidates have:
=95=09Post-doctoral or previous faculty experience
=95=09Demonstrated teaching effectiveness
=95=09A record of securing extramural funds to support research
=95=09An interest in developing interdisciplinary research collaborations=

Virginia Tech (http://www.vt.edu/) is located in Blacksburg, VA, a town o=
approximately 40,000 in southwestern Virginia, situated in the Appalachia=
Mountains, a global hotspot of aquatic biodiversity, and a region where=20=

anticipated climate and land-use changes will continue to challenge the=20=

provisioning services of its native freshwater ecosystems. Virginia Tech =
a land-grant institution with more than 30,000 students and offers a wide=
variety of academic programs on and off campus. The Department of Biologi=
Sciences supports 40 faculty members representing a broad spectrum of the=
life sciences (http://www.biol.vt.edu/).=20

Virginia Tech has a strong commitment to the principles of diversity and=20=

inclusion. In that spirit, we seek a diverse candidate pool including wom=
minorities, veterans, first-generation University graduates, and people w=
disabilities. Individuals with disabilities desiring accommodations in th=
application or interview process should notify Jeb Barrett, Dept. of=20
Biological Sciences, 540-231-3827, e-mail: jebarre at vt.edu.=20
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