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Professor, Open Rank, Ecology

Barnard College
New York, United States
Salary Not specified
Posted Date
Oct 17, 2022
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Position Title
Professor, Open Rank, Ecology

Job Description Summary
The Department of Biology at Barnard College seeks a scientist with a strong background in ecology to teach courses and lead a research program serving and mentoring undergraduate majors. This is an Open Rank tenure-eligible position. Target start date is the 2023-2024 academic year.

Type of Position

Biological Sciences

Full or Part Time
Full Time

Position Summary Information

Essential Duties Summary
Teaching undergraduate ecology courses for biology majors including research-oriented laboratory courses and participation in the department's prerequisite courses at the introductory level. The standard teaching load is 2/2, adjusted for upper-level lab courses (count as full courses) or for high enrollments (N=90+, count double).

Required Qualification Summary
Applicants must be active scientists with strong background in ecology and the ability to teach courses and lead an active, versatile and productive research program, all serving undergraduate students. Applicants should have a PhD in any of the Life Sciences. Postdoctoral or comparable background that further strengthened training and background in ecology or closely allied area.

Preferred Qualification Summary
Areas of specialization for this search are broad. We seek candidates using the research tools and expertise of an ecologist to study natural systems and/or other aspects of biodiversity, including but not limited to applications or broader social ramifications of ecology, e.g., traditional ecological knowledge, urban ecology, biodiversity treaties and policies, community participatory science, agricultural or harvested/hunted organisms. Desirable to have prior experience or demonstrated commitment in undergraduate teaching and mentoring, Engagement is strongly encouraged in teaching innovation or outreach, on-campus or off-campus.

Posting Detail Information

EEO Statement
Barnard College is an Equal Opportunity Employer. Barnard does not discriminate due to race, color, creed, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender and/or gender identity or expression, marital or parental status, national origin, ethnicity, citizenship status, veteran or military status, age, disability, or any other legally protected basis, and to the extent permitted by law. Qualified candidates of diverse ethnic and racial backgrounds are encouraged to apply for vacant positions at all levels.

Open Date

Open Until Filled

Additional Information
We are committed to continually developing and reviewing a diverse pool of applicants for participation in brief structured phone interviews in late Fall 2022, after which finalists will be notified, letters requested, and on-campus interviews scheduled. Applications accepted immediately and on a rolling basis. Review will begin Nov 12.

  • CV
  • Cover letter
  • Three representative publications
  • Statements or integrated three-part statement including:
    1. 2-4 page research interests, accomplishments, and future plans
    2. 1-2 page teaching background, accomplishments and plans
    3. 1-2 page perspective on diversity, equity, inclusion, access and justice
  • Contact information for three references (solicited only at finalist stage)

Supplemental Questions
Required fields are indicated with an asterisk (*).

Applicant Documents
Required Documents
  1. Curriculum Vitae
  2. Cover Letter/Letter of Application
  3. Writing Sample
  4. Writing Sample 1
  5. Writing Sample 2
  6. Research Statement
Optional Documents
  1. Other Document 1
  2. Other Document 2
  3. Other Document 3


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