Associate or Full Professor - Ecology and/or Evolutionary Biology

Job description

The Department of Biological Sciences at Clemson University invites applications at the Associate or Full Professor level for an Ecologist and/or Evolutionary Biologist, who addresses cutting-edge research questions, particularly in plant systems. Clemson University, the College of Science, and the Department of Biological Sciences are committed to building a community of inclusive excellence, where faculty scholars are dedicated to working and teaching in a multi-cultural environment ( We are supportive of the needs of dual career couples. The anticipated start-date is January 2022 or later.

We expect the candidate to bring an innovative and high-impact research program to Clemson while complementing existing and enhancing the Department's research strengths ( The candidate will also contribute to the teaching mission of the department.

The Department of Biological Sciences is a founding member of the newly formed College of Science, a central player in both the university's strategic plan, ClemsonFORWARD ( and college's SciFORWARD plan ( The Department awards undergraduate and graduate degrees in Biological Sciences and Microbiology, and a graduate degree in Environmental Toxicology.

Located on Lake Hartwell in the foothills of the Blue Ridge Mountains, Clemson University is South Carolina's public land-grant University. As a Carnegie R1 Institution, the University has excellent research resources including the globally ranked Palmetto high performance computing cluster, the Clemson University Genomics and Bioinformatics Facility (including a NovaSeq and PacBio Sequel II), Center for Human Genetics, state-of-the-art light and electron microscopy, excellent greenhouse facilities, a multi-user analytical laboratory, and the Bob and Betsy Campbell Museum of Natural History (including an herbarium with 92,000 specimens of vascular plants in renovated space). Additional resources include: the South Carolina State Botanical Garden on Clemson's campus, the 17,500-acre Clemson Experimental Forest, and the Belle W. Baruch Institute of Coastal Ecology and Forest Science. There are many opportunities for collaboration across a wide group of partners on and off campus, including faculty in other departments in the College of Science as well as other colleges such as College of Agriculture, Forestry, and Life Sciences.


Qualified candidates will have a PhD and tenure or equivalent at their current institution. They will also have with an excellent record and trajectory of accomplishment leading a successful academic, federally funded research program that includes graduating doctoral students, mentoring postdoctoral fellows, and fostering diversity and inclusion.

Application Instructions

Applicants should submit the following items through

(1) cover letter that includes a description of teaching interests and experience, why the applicant is interested in making a move at this point, and what draws the applicant to this position;

(2) CV including at least three references for potential contact after initial review;

(3) statement of research interests and future plans;

(4) statement describing past experience and/or future plans to promote diversity and inclusion; and

(5) up to three reprints in one PDF.

For inquiries about the position, please contact Christopher L. Parkinson, chair of the search committee ([email protected]).

For full consideration, please apply by March 15, 2021. Review of applications will begin immediately. The search will remain posted for applications until filled.

Equal Employment Opportunity Statement

Clemson University is an AA/EEO employer and does not discriminate against any person or group on the basis of age, color, disability, gender, pregnancy, national origin, race, religion, sexual orientation, veteran status or genetic information. Clemson University is building a culturally diverse faculty and staff committed to working in a multicultural environment and encourages applications from minorities and women.





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Posted: 1/12/2021
Application Due: 3/13/2021
Work Type: Full Time