[ES_JOBS_NET] Asst. Prof in Ecosystem Ecology -- Univ of Iowa

Erika Marín-Spiotta marinspiotta at wisc.edu
Fri Sep 1 19:07:10 MDT 2017

Date:    Thu, 31 Aug 2017 11:47:49 -0400
From:    =?windows-1252?Q?Heather_A_Sander?= <heather-a-sander at UIOWA.EDU>
Subject: Asst. Prof in Ecosystem Ecology -- Univ of Iowa

IOWA, IOWA CITY 52242-1316. The Department of Geographical and=20
Sustainability Sciences at The University of Iowa invites applications=20=

for a tenure-track appointment at the rank of assistant professor in the=20=

area of ecosystem ecology. The ideal candidate will be focused on=20
processes at the watershed scale or larger and be motivated by questions=20=

at the intersection of natural and human systems. This candidate will=20
also be well versed in the computational methods necessary to understand=20=

such processes (e.g., spatial analytical and statistical approaches,=20
spatial simulation). Applicants could work in one of a variety of=20
specialized research areas, including:=20

-Resilience and adaptive capacity of ecosystems
-Socio-ecological systems
-Ecosystem change and the spread of disease
-Hydro-ecological systems and flooding
-Ecosystem modeling and measurement
-Ecosystem services

The successful candidate will contribute to a broad-based environmental=20=

curriculum through introductory to graduate level courses that fulfill=20=

requirements for degrees in geography and related fields.  Specific=20
courses taught by an individual hired in this position could include=20
introductory physical geography, ecosystem ecology, field methods,=20
wetlands, and climatology. Successful candidates are expected to conduct=20=

cutting-edge research and work effectively in interdisciplinary teams=20
that address significant real-world problems, thereby helping to=20
maintain the department=92s active role in collaborative research across=20=


This appointment will begin August 15, 2018. Applicants must have a=20
Ph.D. in geography, ecology, or a related discipline in-hand by that=20
date. Applicants should show promise for gaining external funding. A=20
proven record of research and teaching excellence at the intersection of=20=

human and environmental systems is desirable. Applicants should be able=20=

to teach introductory physical geography as well as advanced courses in=20=

their area of expertise.  Collaborative and interdisciplinary research=20=

is encouraged within the department and at UI. The ability to complement=20=

existing departmental strengths (e.g., health geography, resilience,=20
vulnerability, land-use science, sustainability, geographic information=20=

science, urban ecology) or university initiatives (e.g., water=20
sustainability, adaptation to climate change, informatics), is=20
desirable.  For further information, please see our web page describing=20=

this position at https://jobs.uiowa.edu/jobSearch/faculty/, requisition=20=


The Department of Geographical and Sustainability Sciences and the=20
College of Liberal Arts & Sciences are strongly committed to diversit=
the strategic plans of the University and College reflect this=20
commitment. All qualified applicants are encouraged to apply and will=20
receive consideration for employment free from discrimination on the=20
basis of race, creed, color, national origin, age, sex, pregnancy,=20
sexual orientation, gender identity, genetic information, religion,=20
associational preference, status as a qualified individual with a=20
disability, or status as a protected veteran. The University of Iowa is=20=

an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer.=20

Submit applications online at https://jobs.uiowa.edu. Attachments to the=20=

application should include a letter of application, a CV, a statement of=20=

research interest, a statement of teaching interest, and evidence of=20
teaching effectiveness. Three letters of recommendation are required as=20=

part of the application process. Upon submission, references selected=20
will receive directions by e-mail regarding the electronic submission of=20=

letters to the University of Iowa. Screening of applications begins=20
November 15, 2017 and will continue until the position is filled. Direct=20=

questions regarding this position to Dr. Heather Sander, heather-a-
sander at uiowa.edu, 319-353-2964.
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