Assistant Professor in Ecology – Louisiana

University of Louisiana at Lafayette
Lafayette LA
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Faculty Appointments
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The University of Louisiana at Lafayette, Department of Biology (, invites applications to fill a tenure-track position at the Assistant Professor level starting in Fall 2023. We are recruiting an outstanding scientist with a promising research program that is committed to advancing our traditions in equity and inclusion. We broadly encourage applications from biologists studying wetland plant ecology or ecotoxicology, but will consider outstanding applications from other fields that fit within our department. This position has a workload expectation of 60% research, 20% instruction (one lecture or lecture/laboratory course per semester) and 20% service. Successful candidates must be committed to working effectively with diverse student populations. Salary commensurate with experience. The UL Lafayette Department of Biology is one of the largest biology programs on the Gulf Coast, with about 30 faculty members, 70 graduate students, and approximately 900 undergraduate students. Support for research includes a mouse vivarium, aquatics labs, departmental vehicles, greenhouses, DNA sequencers and other shared instrumentation, the Ecology Center, Microscopy Center, and New Iberia Research Center (a primate facility), and Louisiana Universities Marine Consortium (LUMCON) marine lab. Opportunities for collaboration are available within the department, and with personnel at university affiliated centers and the USGS Wetland and Aquatic Research Center.
Minimum qualifications are a doctorate in a relevant field, a significant publication record, and postdoctoral experience. Successful applicants will be expected to establish a vigorous and externally funded research program, to teach Wetland Plant Ecology or Ecotoxicology courses with diverse undergraduate and graduate students, and to participate in our Ph.D. program in Environmental and Evolutionary Biology. Successful applicants will have a robust academic record, and will be active educators in their discipline, cultivating a student body that is intellectually curious and civically engaged. Faculty members should pursue innovation informed by best practices and serve as advisors and mentors to students to encourage success. Individuals will collaborate with colleagues to assess and improve curricula and conduct research, and should increase student success through engagement with innovative projects. Faculty members shall demonstrate institutional citizenship as leaders at the department, college, and university levels; andin their professional fields. Application components include: cover letter, curriculum vitae, contact information for three references, a statement of research interests, a statement of teaching interests, and a diversity statement describing a commitment to fostering a diverse educational environment through their research, teaching, and/or service activities. Applications submitted by January 2, 2023 will receive preferential consideration. The review process will continue until the position is filled. Inquiries should be directed to Dr. James Nelson, Chair Ecology Search Committee ( The University of Louisiana at Lafayette is dedicated to the goal of building a diverse faculty committed to teaching and working in a multicultural environment. Submit applications to:
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