[ES_JOBS_NET] Assistant professor level in Freshwater Ecology and Conservation

Erika Marín-Spiotta marinspiotta at wisc.edu
Wed Sep 14 16:27:18 MDT 2016

 Assistant Professor - Freshwater Ecology and Conservation - Department of
Environmental Science, Policy, and Management
Job #JPF01139

   - College of Natural Resources - ESPM Organisms & the Environment

Recruitment Period
Open September 6th, 2016 through October 14th, 2016

The Department of Environmental Science, Policy, and Management (ESPM) in
the College of Natural Resources at the University of California, Berkeley
invites applications for a tenure-track position at the assistant professor
level in Freshwater Ecology and Conservation with an expected start date of
July 1, 2017.

The successful recruit is expected to develop an internationally recognized
research program on the ecology and conservation of freshwaters. Possible
areas of emphasis for this position would include:
• freshwater population, community, or ecosystem ecology
• conservation of freshwater species and populations
• bio-indicators for freshwater ecosystem health and restoration
• population dynamics of key freshwater species or functional groups
• biological responses to hydrologic variability, water resource
management, and terrestrial watershed management
• influence of drought and climate change on native and invasive species,
and the persistence of freshwater ecosystems
• global change biology with a focus on freshwater systems
Research in these or other areas may represent local, regional, and global
scales and should make contributions to both basic and applied aspects of
freshwater science. We seek an individual who applies innovative tools and
novel approaches to meet public demand for science that conserves
freshwater taxa and ecosystems, particularly in the face of increasing
societal demands on freshwater resources.

Freshwater ecology has enormous social, economic, and political relevance
in California, nationally, and globally. This position will build synergies
and collaborations in ESPM and across our campus with faculty sharing
related interests and expertise in, among others, ecology, hydrology,
fluvial geomorphology, evolution, genetics, forestry, range management,
restoration ecology, and statistics. Research in freshwater ecology and
conservation at UC Berkeley has tremendous opportunities for funding,
extensive possibilities for collaboration and off-campus outreach, and
serves as a major draw to highly competitive graduate and undergraduate

The Department of Environmental Science, Policy, and Management is a
community of scholars from the biological, physical, and social sciences
who endeavor to understand and sustain the ecosystems of the world. Our
approach is by necessity interdisciplinary given the complexity of the
questions we ask and the problems we confront. We are home to a top-ranked
graduate program in environmental science and a vibrant mix of
undergraduate majors. The Berkeley campus has a rich history in freshwater
science, including aquatic entomology, fish ecology, hydrology, fluvial
geomorphology, and conservation science, and our department maintains close
relationships with the faculty of allied departments (including Berkeley
Law) and museums, including Berkeley’s Essig Museum of Entomology and the
Museum of Vertebrate Zoology. Our collaborative multi- and
interdisciplinary approach to environmental sciences will provide the
successful candidate with outstanding opportunities for intellectual and
professional achievement.

The successful applicant will have or be working toward a Ph.D. degree in
ecology, entomology, zoology, environmental science, conservation biology,
or a related biological discipline with a demonstrated

record of research excellence using innovative approaches and broad array
of research techniques (e.g., experiments, interdisciplinary studies, and
modeling). At a minimum, applicants must have completed all degree
requirements for the Ph.D. or equivalent degree with the exception of
dissertation at the time of application. Ph.D. or equivalent degree is
required by the appointment start date. Preferred qualifications include
demonstrated excellence in research, extensive field or lab experience,
evidence of outstanding scholarship within a relevant discipline, a
dedication to excellence in teaching at the undergraduate and graduate
level, and a commitment to working in an inclusive and interdisciplinary

Serious consideration will be given to the candidate’s potential for
success in mentoring Ph.D. students and teaching at both the undergraduate
and graduate levels. Professional service, including issues of access to
and diversity in higher education and the academic profession will also be
considered. The successful applicant will be responsible for teaching an
undergraduate course and graduate course of their design in freshwater
ecology. To learn more about our department please visit:

Applications should be submitted online at

Candidates should submit the following materials for a complete application:
• A cover letter
• A current curriculum vitae
• A statement of research interests and experience
• A statement of teaching philosophy including contributions to diversity
(i.e., experience and goals for bringing freshwater science to
underrepresented groups)
• Three publications or other writing samples
• Three letters of recommendation

Each document should be submitted as a separate pdf file. Filenames should
include the applicant’s last and first names. All letters will be treated
as confidential per University of California policy and California state
law. Please refer potential referees, including when letters are provided
via a third party (i.e., dossier service or career center), to the UC
Berkeley statement of confidentiality (http://apo.berkeley.edu/evalltr.html)
prior to submitting their letters.

The closing date for applications is October 14, 2016. Please direct
questions to espm_recruit at berkeley.edu.

The University of California is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action
Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for
employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual
orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, age, or
protected veteran status. For the complete University of California
nondiscrimination and affirmative action policy see:

The department seeks candidates whose research, teaching, or service has
prepared them to contribute to our commitment to diversity and inclusion in
higher education. The department is also committed to addressing the family
needs of faculty, including dual career couples and single parents. For
more information, please go to http://ofew.berkeley.edu/new-faculty.
Job location
Berkeley, CA
Requirements Documents


   Cover Letter - File name should include applicant's last and first names.

   Curriculum Vitae - A current curriculum vitae. File name should include
   the applicant's last and first names.

   Statement of Research Interests and Experience - File name should
   include applicant's last and first names.

   Statement of Teaching Philosophy, including contributions to diversity -
   i.e., experience and goals for bringing freshwater science to
   underrepresented groups. File name should include applicant's last and
   first names.

   Publication or writing sample #1 - File name should include applicant's
   last and first names.

   Publication or writing sample #2 - File name should include applicant's
   last and first names.

   Publication or writing sample #3 - File name should include applicant's
   last and first names.

3 letters of reference required
How to apply

   1. Create an ApplicantID
   2. Provide required information and documents
   3. If any, provide required reference information

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