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Assistant Professor specializing in Global Change Biology

University of Dayton
Ohio, United States
Competitive Salary
Posted date
Aug 21, 2021

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Position Type
Faculty Positions, Science, Technology & Mathematics, Biology & Life Sciences
Employment Level
Tenured/Tenured Track
Employment Type
Full Time
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The Department of Biology at the University of Dayton invites applications for a tenure-track assistant professor in Biology, specializing in Global Change Biology, to join the faculty beginning August 16, 2022. The position is open to any area of emphasis working with any organism or in any ecosystem including but not limited to ecological physiology or skills in working with large datasets. The candidate will be expected to develop a nationally competitive, extramurally funded research program that involves Ph.D., M.S. and undergraduate students.

The university and the department value inclusive excellence because we recognize that diversity, equity and inclusion are fundamental to academic and institutional excellence. Inclusive excellence requires a comprehensive, cohesive and collaborative alignment of infrastructure, resources and actions. We strive to be active, intentional, and sustain engagement with and celebration of diversity in every dimension of institutional life. Because we seek a community with a wide range of perspectives and experiences, we encourage all interested candidates to apply.

Teaching expectations include the development of upper-level lecture and lab/field course in the successful applicant’s area of expertise, and either an upper level course in biology (e.g., Sustainability and the Biosphere or Comparative Physiology), sophomore level Ecology, or freshman level Ecology and Evolution. There will be the opportunity to team-teach courses in the new Sustainability Major. The successful candidate will be expected to serve as a research mentor to Masters and PhD students in our graduate program as well as undergraduate students in our programs. Academic advising of undergraduate students in the Biology, Environmental Biology and Sustainability major is also expected. In addition, the successful candidate will be expected to participate in the Biology Department’s outside speaker program, a graduate special topics journal club course, and to supervise an occasional undergraduate seminar course.

The successful candidate will have opportunities to engage in and contribute to the University of Dayton’s emphasis on sustainability education and research initiatives. The Hanley Sustainability Institute, established by a $12.5 million lead gift from the George and Amanda Hanley Foundation, supports student and faculty research, the development of sustainability curriculum, and sustainability initiatives in the greater Dayton community. More information about the Hanley Sustainability Institute can be found at The successful candidate may also be interested in engagement with the University of Dayton River’s Institute (see for more information), which provides leadership training and engages with a suite of local partners around issues pertaining to regional freshwater resources.

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