Columbia University invites applications for a Lecturer in
Discipline position in the Department of Ecology, Evolution and
Environmental Biology. E3B represents broad interests in ecology,
evolution, behavior, conservation biology, and environmental
science and maintains strong links to Columbia’s Earth Institute,
the American Museum of Natural History, Wildlife Conservation
Society, New York Botanical Garden, and EcoHealth Alliance.
We seek a scholar with a serious commitment and proven record in
teaching, advising (ideally at a graduate level), and research. The
candidate will serve as Director of the M.A. Program (DMAP), and
will teach a student research development seminar, a core graduate
conservation biology course and other graduate and advanced
undergraduate courses that complement departmental offerings. As
many students have a particular interest in conservation biology,
the ability to teach in this area is particularly valuable. The
teaching load is 5 courses per year, divided over two semesters.
The DMAP will also advise individual students about course
selection, research projects and careers.
The department’s M.A. program, which is separate from the
department’s Ph.D. program, includes students with diverse
backgrounds, interests and aspirations. For example, some plan to
join conservation organizations or teach at a K-12 level, while
others wish to continue in academia and proceed to Ph.D. programs
in various areas of integrative biology. Many are interested in
gaining research experience, and the DMAP plays an essential role
in linking individual students with research opportunities both
within the department and in the research institutes listed above.
Breadth in research and teaching as well as experience in building
links among partner groups are likely to be valuable in this
Although the position emphasizes teaching, advising and leading
the M.A. program, we expect the DMAP to be research active and
include students in research. It is important that the research
plan shows an ability to balance teaching, advising and a research
program that includes students.
Lectureships at Columbia University are faculty appointments
with a primary focus on instruction; as noted above, however, the
Department of E3B expects its lecturers to be research-active as
well. Lectureships at Columbia University are faculty
appointments with a primary focus on instruction; as noted above,
however, the Department of E3B expects its lecturers to be
research-active as well. Initial appoint is for one year with
renewal pending successful performance reviews.
Minimum Degree Required: Ph.D.
Minimum Qualifications: Strong research
and publication record.
Qualifications: Experience in teaching,
advising, and research at a graduate level.
All applications must be made through Columbia University’s
Academic Search and Recruiting (ASR) system. Candidates should
submit a cover letter, a CV, a 2-page teaching and mentoring
statement (including philosophy, experience and plans), a 2-page
statement of research plans commensurate with a significant
teaching and administrative load, and contact information for three
references. Applications received by November 15, 2021 will receive
Appointment to begin July 1,
Questions about the position should be directed to Prof. Maria
New York City is one of the most diverse cities in the United
States, and this diversity is reflected throughout the campus of
Columbia University. Applications from women and minorities are
especially encouraged. Columbia University is an Equal
Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer.