Research Assistant Professor in Ecology UVa

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Research Assistant Professor in Ecology UVa

Institution: University of Virginia

Position: Research Assistant Professor in Ecology

The University of Virginia's Blandy Experimental Farm seeks to hire an
Ecologist at the Research Assistant Professor level.

Academic appointment is within the University's Department of
Environmental Sciences, and the position is based at Blandy, an
environmental field station located in Virginia's Shenandoah Valley. The
position's distribution is 50% research and 50% administration. The
successful candidate is expected to establish an extramurally funded
research program, attract and mentor successful graduate students, and
mentor undergraduate researchers. Area of research is open but should
complement existing strengths at Blandy and strengthen connections with
the Departments of Environmental Sciences and Biology. Possibilities
include (but are not limited to) invasive species ecology, restoration
ecology, landscape ecology, and agroecology. Administrative
responsibilities include oversight of Blandy's undergraduate and
graduate research programs and working with other faculty to make Blandy
a leader in environmental research and outreach.

Ph.D. in biology, environmental science, or a closely related discipline
is required. Postdoctoral experience is preferred. Applicants must
provide evidence of high-quality research. For more detailed information
about the position refer to www.virginia.edu/blandy/ecologist.htm. This
is a non-tenure track position with an initial three year contract,
renewable pending successful review.

To apply, please complete a Candidate Profile on-line through Jobs@UVA
(https://jobs.virginia.edu) and attach a cover letter briefly
highlighting your research experience and potential as a research
administrator, curriculum vitae, and a statement of research interests.
Search for Posting Number 0603195. Please arrange for three letters of
recommendation to be sent to Dr. David Carr, Search Committee Chair
(dec5z@virginia.edu). Review of applications will begin on March 31,
2009, however the position will remain open until filled.

Questions regarding the position can be sent to Dr. Carr, and questions
regarding the candidate profile process or Jobs@UVa should be directed
to Judy Masi (jmasi@virginia.edu).