Assistant Professor

Denton, TX
Dec 14, 2018
Position Type
Tenured & Tenure-Track
Institution Type
Four-Year Institution

System Identification Number:

Posting Origination:

Biology (121100)

College of Science

Assistant Professor

Job Summary/Basic Function:
The Department of Biological Sciences at the University of North Texas (UNT) invites applicants for a tenure-track Assistant Professor position in the area of Restoration Ecology with an emphasis in plant ecology. While we are particularly interested in applicants with focus areas that include riparian and floodplain ecosystems, including within urban environments, applicants with other areas of research in restoration ecology are also encouraged to apply.

The faculty member will be expected to engage in undergraduate and graduate education and obtain funding to support a vibrant research program in the candidate's discipline. The successful candidate is also expected to develop interdisciplinary collaborations within and between departments at UNT, including with faculty in the Advanced Environmental Research Institute (AERI; Opportunities exist to develop collaborations with multiple agencies and offices affiliated with the City of Denton and other municipalities within the Dallas-Fort Worth (DFW) metroplex. The faculty member is expected to participate in relevant international, national and/or regional research communities within their discipline.

UNT is a dynamic and growing institution of 38,000 students with 101 bachelor's degrees, 82 master's degrees, and 38 doctoral degrees. The Department of Biological Sciences has 50 faculty members and about 200 graduate students (MS & PhD). Additional information concerning UNT and the Department can be found at and, respectively.

The main UNT campus is located in the city of Denton, a vibrant and growing community of 120,000 residents located approximately 40 miles north of downtown Dallas and Fort Worth and 27 miles from DFW International Airport. For more information about Denton, please visit and

The University of North Texas System and its component institutions are committed to equal opportunity and comply with all applicable federal and state laws regarding nondiscrimination and affirmative action. The University of North Texas System and its component institutions do not discriminate on the basis of race, color, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, religion, national origin, age, disability, genetic information, or veteran status in its application and admission processes, educational programs and activities, and employment practices.

Minimum Qualifications:
The successful candidate at time of employment will have 1) earned a doctoral degree in Biological Sciences, Ecology, Botany, Environmental Science or a related field, 2) a proven record or propensity to obtain extramural funding, and 3) a growing record of scholarship and publication in respected journals appropriate to the field of study.

Preferred Qualifications:
Preferred qualifications include postdoctoral experience, the ability to teach courses in restoration ecology and plant ecology, experience working with various stakeholders, and communicating technical research to non-specialist audiences.

Area of Specialty:
Restoration Ecology

Position Type:

Tenure Status:
Tenure Track

Appointment Basis:
9 Months

Pay Frequency:

Non-Tenured Appointment Term:
No Response

Closing Date:
Open Until Search Closed

Review of Applications Begins:

Required Applicant Documents:
Curriculum Vita
Cover Letter
Sample Publication 1
List of Names and Contact Information of Three References
Statement of Research Interests
Statement of Teaching Philosophy


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