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Department of Biological Sciences

Faculty position in Experimental Community Ecology

The Department of Biological Sciences invites applications for a tenure-track faculty position in Experimental Community Ecology at the rank of Assistant Professor to begin August 16, 2022. We seek to hire an experimental community ecologist studying mechanisms governing biodiversity at the local scale. Candidates with expertise in any system are encouraged to apply, including those whose work further enhances existing departmental strengths in evolutionary biology or marine coastal ecology. Faculty positions require a commitment to research, teaching, and service. Duties include developing a creative and vibrant research program in experimental community ecology, teaching undergraduate and graduate courses, and mentoring undergraduate and graduate students. 

Minimum qualifications include a PhD in ecology or a related discipline and at least one year of postdoctoral research experience by the start date of employment; evidence of established scholarship, including a strong record of publishing in peer-reviewed journals; and demonstrated teaching skills as instructor of record or graduate teaching assistant. 

The Department of Biological Sciences is a multidisciplinary unit of approximately 1,800 Undergraduate Students, 65 Graduate Students, and 50 Faculty representing a broad range of research areas, including Ecology and Evolution, Molecular and Cellular Biology, Genetics, Microbiology, Biochemistry, Plant Science, and Neurobiology. The Department has excellent core technical support facilities and strong links with the Belle W. Baruch Institute for Marine and Coastal Sciences and the School of the Earth, Ocean, and Environment in the College of Arts and Sciences. 

The Department is located on the University of South Carolina’s main campus in Columbia. The Carnegie Foundation for the Advancement of Teaching has designated the University an institution with “very high research activity.” The University has over 35,000 students on the main campus, more than 300 academic programs, and the top Honors College in the United States. Columbia is the center of an increasingly sophisticated metropolitan area with a population of over 800,000. 

To apply, applicants must fill out an online application at the UofSC employment website.  Candidates should be prepared to upload a cover letter, a CV, a statement of research interests and plans, a statement of teaching interests, experience, and strategies, and contact information, including telephone number and email address, for three references. Deadline to apply is October 18, 2021.  Questions may be directed to Dr. Jeff Dudycha, Search Committee Chair, at dudycha [at] biol.sc.edu.

 

The University of South Carolina is an affirmative action, equal opportunity employer.  Minorities and women are encouraged to apply. The University of South Carolina does not discriminate in educational or employment opportunities on the basis of race, sex, gender, age, color, religion, national origin, disability, sexual orientation, genetics, protected veteran status, pregnancy, childbirth or related medical conditions.

 

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