University of Minnesota Twin Cities (UMTC)

Head of Ecology, Evolution & Behavior Department

University of Minnesota Twin Cities (UMTC)

Minneapolis, MN, United States

Head of Ecology, Evolution & Behavior Department

University of Minnesota—Twin Cities


Deadline: 1 February 2020; review continues until position filled


Date posted: 11.25.19


Type: Tenure-track/tenured, administrative; Head of Department (or, for the journal Science, it would be “Academic Dean/Dept. Head”)


Employment Type: Full-time; permanent


Qualification: PhD


Field:  Ecology, Evolution & Behavior


The University of Minnesota Department of Ecology, Evolution and Behavior (EEB) seeks a bold and collaborative leader for the role of Head, with a tenured appointment at the rank of Full Professor. We welcome applications from visionary candidates with a record of excellence in research and scholarship; undergraduate and graduate education/mentoring; academic leadership/administration (including financial and personnel); and obtaining funding and resources. The Department values diversity of thought, experiences, backgrounds and perspectives, and we encourage women and members of underrepresented groups to apply.


The selected individual will lead a highly ranked department, housing an active and diverse graduate program and 41 core faculty (including 4 National Academy of Sciences members). With strengths in both theoretical and empirical research, EEB connects foundational investigations to broader applications. We value democratic decision-making and an inclusive department climate that encourages all to strive for excellence in research, teaching, mentoring, and service. For more information about us, please visit:


How to apply:


Submit (1) a cover letter that expresses the candidate’s leadership philosophy, research interests, and educational/mentorship experience; (2) CV; (3) a representative research publication; and (4) names and contact information for three references. Submit on our career website here.   Please send all questions via email to:

Please apply via recruiter’s website.