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Assistant Professor, Specializing in Freshwater Ecology

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Work Type: Faculty Full Time
Location: Dayton, OH
Category: Faculty
Department: Biology - 208100
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Position Summary:

The Department of Biology at the University of Dayton invites applications for a tenure-track assistant professor in Biology, specializing in Freshwater Ecology, to join the faculty beginning August 16, 2020.  The candidate will be expected to develop a nationally competitive, extramurally funded research program that involves Ph.D., M.S. and undergraduate students.

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 http://go.udayton.edu/hsi.  The successful candidate may also be interested in engagement with the University of Dayton River’s Institute (see https://udayton.edu/artssciences/ctr/fitz/rivers_inst/index.php for more information), which provides leadership training and engages with a suite of local partners around issues pertaining to regional freshwater resources.


Minimum Qualifications:
  • A Ph.D. or international equivalent degree in Biology, Ecology or a related discipline
  • Postdoctoral experience
  • Articulated commitment to inclusive excellence in teaching at the undergraduate and graduate level
  • Demonstrated record of excellence in ecological research
Preferred Qualifications:

While everyone may not possess all of the preferred qualifications, the ideal candidate will bring many of the following qualifications:

  •  Excellent record of peer-reviewed scientific publications in the area of freshwater ecology.
  • Demonstrated experience mentoring undergraduate and graduate student research.
  • Demonstrated record of research grant applications to federal agencies.
  • Demonstration of research program capable of engaging research questions in freshwater ecology and watershed sustainability in the Dayton region and broader Miami Valley.
  • Articulated interest in scientific engagement with community partners.
  • Demonstrated ability to contribute to a positive, collaborative, work atmosphere.
  • Demonstrated ability to support the University of Dayton’s commitment to the principles of diversity, inclusion and affirmative action and to equal opportunity policies and practices.
  • Demonstrated ability to contribute to curriculum development and teach students from diverse backgrounds.
  • Demonstrated capacity for effective interpersonal skills.
  • Demonstrated capacity for effective oral communication.
Special Instructions to Applicants:

A complete application consists of a one page cover letter, curriculum vitae, a research statement of no more than three pages, a one page statement of teaching interests and philosophy, a one page description of how you would promote inclusive excellence through your teaching and research, and contact information for at least three references.

Posting will close at 11:55 PM EST

Closing Statement:

The University of Dayton is a top tier, Catholic research university with offerings from the undergraduate to the doctoral levels.  Founded in 1850 by the Society of Mary, the University is a diverse community committed to advancing the common good through intellectual curiosity, academic rigor, community engagement and local, national and global partnerships. Guided by the Marianist educational philosophy, we educate the whole person and link learning and scholarship with leadership and service.

Informed by its Catholic and Marianist mission, the University is committed to the principles of diversity, equity, and inclusion. Informed by this commitment, we seek to increase diversity, achieve equitable outcomes, and model inclusion across our campus community. As an Affirmative Action and Equal Opportunity Employer, we will not discriminate against minorities, women, protected veterans, individuals with disabilities, or on the basis of race, color, national origin, religion, sex, sexual orientation or gender identity.

The University is also pleased to provide support for spouses of prospective and newly hired faculty through its dual career program. While we cannot guarantee placement, we serve as an effective resource and support system for your spouse. Information can be found at http://www.udayton.edu/hr/employee_resources/dual_career_resources.php


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