Landscape Ecologist/ Assistant Professor

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Landscape Ecologist/ Assistant Professor Search #67499
College of Science and Mathematics / Biology – Statesboro Campus

The Department of Biology in the College of Science and Mathematics invites applications and nominations for the position of Assistant Professor of Landscape Ecology. This position will be located on the Statesboro campus.

In January 2017, the University System of Georgia Board of Regents voted to consolidate Armstrong State University and Georgia Southern University. The new, 27,000-student university will be named Georgia Southern University with campuses in Savannah, Statesboro, and Hinesville. The expected timeline for the first entering class will be fall 2018. Complete details are available at

Within this setting, the Department of Biology consists of a diverse faculty of teacher-scholars involved in a wide spectrum of activities from molecular to ecological studies on the coastal plain and throughout the world. The Department provides undergraduate and graduate students with a challenging education that is research-based and technology-oriented. We provide a foundation for life-long learning and appreciation of biological processes and biological diversity through teaching, research and outreach. The Department of Biology on the Statesboro campus is housed in three buildings, including a new 158,000-square-foot Biological Sciences Building.

Position Description. Reporting to the department chair, the position of Assistant Professor of Landscape Ecology requires research, teaching and service responsibilities as well as a doctoral degree in the Biological Sciences or other relevant field. The successful candidate will develop an externally funded research program in any area of landscape ecology, including, but not limited to, geospatial modeling, landscape genetics, and ecological and evolutionary processes on a landscape scale. The successful candidate will also teach undergraduate and graduate courses. The position is an academic 9-month, tenure-track appointment, and the salary is competitive and commensurate with qualifications and experience.

Required Qualifications:
• Earned doctorate in the Biological Sciences or other relevant field by 31 December 2017
• Demonstrated excellence in research in landscape ecology
• Potential to attract extramural funding
• Expertise and commitment to teaching excellence
• The ability to teach courses at multiple levels within the disciplines of ecology and evolution, and develop a course in landscape ecology

Preferred Qualifications:
• Postdoctoral experiences
• Student-centered research and/or teaching experience

Screening of applications begins January 31, 2018, and continues until the position is filled. The preferred position starting date is August 1, 2018. A complete application consists of a letter addressing the qualifications cited above; a curriculum vitae; statement of research interests and teaching interests/philosophy; and three letters of reference. Applications must be sent electronically as a single PDF attachment (include applicant name in file name). Letters of recommendation in PDF format should be sent separately via email to the search chair. Other documentation may be requested. Only complete applications and applications submitted electronically will be considered. Finalists will be required to submit to a background investigation. Applications and nominations should be sent to:

Dr. Checo Colon-Gaud, Search #67499
Electronic mail: [email protected]
Telephone: 912-478-5487

More information about the institution is available through or Georgia Southern University seeks to recruit individuals who are committed to working in diverse academic and professional communities and who are committed to excellence in teaching, scholarship, and professional service within the University and beyond. The names of applicants and nominees, vitae, and other non-evaluative information may be subject to public inspection under the Georgia Open Records Act. Georgia Southern University is an Affirmative Action, Equal Opportunity institution. Individuals who need reasonable accommodations under the ADA to participate in the search process should contact the Vice Provost.





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Posted: 12/15/2017
Application Due: 8/30/2018
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