The University of Chicago (UChicago)

Experimental Community Ecologist

Simona Ahmed

Chicago, IL, United States

Experimental Community Ecologist

The University of Chicago: Biological Sciences Division: Department of Ecology and Evolution


Position Description

The University of Chicago’s Department of Ecology & Evolution in the Biological Sciences Division is searching for faculty applying a combination of experimental and theoretical approaches to understand ecological community dynamics, including invasion, co-existence and evolution. Appointment as tenure-track assistant professor is expected. We especially welcome applicants whose research applies novel technological methods for the high throughput analysis of microbial systems, with the goal of answering fundamental questions in ecology.

The University is a vibrant center of scientific discovery and innovation, and opportunities for multidisciplinary collaboration are abundant, both within and outside the Biological Sciences Division. The Division, other academic units of the University, and the University of Chicago Medical Center, are all contained within one compact campus in Chicago’s Hyde Park. Appointees will have access to state-of-the-art core facilities and to outstanding colleagues and graduate students affiliated with numerous degree-granting programs within and outside the biological sciences. Competitive research space and start-up funding will be available, as will the potential for interactions with our affiliates, Argonne National Laboratory and the Marine Biological Laboratory. Joint appointments in a variety of departments, Institutes and Centers are possible.

Applicants must have a doctoral degree or equivalent. To be considered, those interested must apply through The University of Chicago’s Academic Recruitment job board, which uses Interfolio to accept applications:  Applicants must upload a cover letter, curriculum vitae with bibliography, statement on past and prospective research, a teaching statement, up to 3 publications or preprints, and arrange for 3 reference letters to be submitted via Interfolio. Review of complete applications will begin on 7 January 2020 and continue until the position is filled.


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