The School of Biology & Ecology and the Climate Change Institute at the University of Maine seek a terrestrial palynologist with a strong background in plant ecology.
*RESPONSIBILITIES:* Develop an internationally recognized research program addressing fundamental questions of response in terrestrial plant ecosystems to past and present climate change. We are especially interested in applicants with interdisciplinary interests and skills that will result in an integrative and collaborative approach to complex problems in basic and applied biology. The individual=92s research interests should complement the substantial interdisciplinary and international program in the Climate Change Institute (http://climatechange.umaine.edu) and the School of Biology and Ecology (http://biology.umaine.edu). The successful applicant will have a joint appointment in the two units, with position responsibilities distributed as 50% research and 50% teaching. Teaching responsibilities include two advanced undergraduate/ graduate courses (one in terrestrial plant ecology, and the other in paleoecology) offered in alternating years, an undergraduate course in some aspect of plant biology, and a graduate seminar course. The faculty member is also expected to participate in undergraduate advising and graduate student training, and to have an active and successful extramurally supported research program. The University of Maine offers a variety of interdisciplinary collaborative opportunities for faculty and students, as well as access to a diverse range of field sites and modern research facilities and instrumentation.
*QUALIFICATIONS:* A Ph.D. is required by date of hire in a relevant area of biological or environmental sciences, with a background in terrestrial plant ecology. In addition, a documented ability to conduct high-quality scientific research, as evidenced by publications in peer-reviewed journals, is essential. Other measures of potential for success such as postdoctoral experience, prior success in obtaining funding, student teaching, mentoring, and interdisciplinary collaboration are desirable.
To apply, submit a C.V., statements of teaching and research interests, unofficial copies of transcripts, and three letters of recommendation in PDF form to SBE@umit.maine.edu or in hard copy to: Chair, Terrestrial Paleoecology Search Committee, School of Biology & Ecology, 5751 Murray Hall, University of Maine, Orono, ME, 04469. Review of applications will begin *August 27, 2012 *and will continue until the position is filled.
Incomplete applications cannot be considered. Appropriate background checks will be required.
Deadline: Monday, August 27, 2012
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