Quantitative Ecologist or Evolutionary Biologist: Open rank faculty position

Quantitative Ecologist or Evolutionary Biologist: Open rank faculty position

UCLA Ecology and Evolutionary Biology

Los Angeles, CA, United States

The Department of Ecology & Evolutionary Biology (EEB) at UCLA is searching for a quantitative biologist (open rank), in any area of ecology, evolution or behavior. This position will enhance EEB’s strengths in theoretical biology and quantitative approaches in experimental and field research. We expect candidates to have or develop a robust research program to attract external funds, and to teach at the graduate and undergraduate levels with innovative pedagogical approaches. The teaching expectation includes a new undergraduate introductory course (Statistics of Biological Systems), emphasizing simulation-based approaches to problem solving. Necessary qualifications include a PhD degree in a relevant discipline and a strong background in quantitative methods.

Please direct inquires to quantsearch@eeb.ucla.edu. Submit application packages online through https://recruit.apo.ucla.edu/apply/JPF04204 and include the following: 1) cover letter 2) curriculum vita; 3) statement of research interests; 4) statement of teaching expertise; 5) statement of formal and informal activities to promote equity, diversity and inclusion; and 6) names of three referees. All items should be distinct documents. Individuals with a history of mentoring students under-represented in the sciences are encouraged to apply and to describe their experience in a cover letter. The University of California seeks to recruit and retain a diverse workforce as a reflection of our commitment to serve the people of California, to maintain the excellence of the University, and to offer our students richly varied disciplines, perspectives and ways of knowing and learning. Complete applications must be submitted by January 3, 2019.

The EEB Department has 29 faculty with strengths in population ecology, evolutionary and conservation genomics, behavioral biology, plant biology, and phylogenetics and paleobiology. EEB also features a large graduate program, three undergraduate majors (Biology; Ecology, Behavior, and Evolution; Marine Biology), and two minors (Conservation Biology and Evolutionary Medicine). EEB faculty have affiliations or close ties with the Institute for Quantitative and Computational Biosciences and the Institute of Environment and Sustainability, the David Geffen School of Medicine, and the Fielding School of Public Health. EEB is also closely associated with UCLA’s La Kretz Center for California Conservation Sciences, Stunt Ranch UC Reserve, the Mildred E. Mathias Botanical Garden, the Donald R. Dickey Collection of Birds and Mammals, and the Center for Education and Innovation and Learning in the Sciences.

UCLA has programs to assist in partner employment, childcare, schooling and other family concerns. For additional information, visit the UCLA Academic Personnel Office website (https://www.apo.ucla.edu/) or the UC Office of the President’s website (http://www.ucop.edu/).
The University of California is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, age or protected veteran status. For the complete University of California nondiscrimination and affirmative action policy, see: UC Nondiscrimination & Affirmative Action Policy. (http://policy.ucop.edu/doc/4000376/NondiscrimAffirmAct)

Please apply via recruiter’s website.

Quote Reference: JPF04204