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Assistant Professor in Integrative Biology

University of Central Florida
Orlando, Florida, US
Closing date
Jan 30, 2022

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Academic / Research
Conservation science
Freshwater, Biology
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Full time
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Assistant Professor in Integrative Biology

The Department of Biology at the University of Central Florida (UCF) invites applications for a tenure track Assistant Professor position (9-month appointment), anticipated to begin Fall 2022. We seek an integrative biologist working in freshwater or terrestrial systems with preference for research in eco-immunology, eco-physiology, molecular ecology, or animal neurobiology/neuroethology, or another area that complements departmental expertise.

The ideal candidate will show: (a) potential to develop and maintain an extramurally funded research program including research opportunities for graduate and undergraduate students, and (b) commitment to inclusive excellence in teaching, effective student mentoring, and strong academic support for our diverse student population. Teaching duties include 1 course per semester; subjects to be determined. A demonstrated ability to collaborate with other disciplines is desirable.

Applicants must have a Ph.D. from an accredited institution. The ideal candidate will have postdoctoral training or work experience. Applicants must complete a job application at (job number 501613) and upload a single PDF document that includes: (1) a cover letter that explains how their research is integrative and complements current departmental expertise; (2) a curriculum vitae; (3) a research interests and plans statement (limit to 2 pages); (4) a teaching statement including philosophy for pedagogy and mentorship and potential courses the candidate could teach or develop (1 page); (5) a diversity statement which explains how the applicant has advanced diversity, equity, and inclusion in science, and how the applicant would continue to do so as a faculty member in the department (1 page); and (6) contact information for three professional references. If applicable, candidates may include in their cover letter how the Covid-19 pandemic has affected their career trajectory. All applications must be received by Feb 3, 2022 for full consideration. Questions regarding the position should be directed to Dr. Barbara Sharanowski, Chair of Search Committee Chair at barb.sharanowski [at] and must include the job number in the subject line.

The Department of Biology administers both a Ph.D. program in Integrative and Conservation Biology and a Master's program in Biology. Our facilities include a genomics core laboratory, on-campus greenhouse, and an 800-acre arboretum. Please see and for more information. Located in Orlando, Florida, UCF is classified as a Very High Research Activity university by the Carnegie Foundation. With a diverse and large (>70,000) enrollment, UCF is one of the largest universities in the country, with >200 degree programs. UCF is committed to diversity and is designated a Hispanic Serving Institution. For more information, visit

We seek candidates who will enhance our representational diversity and whose research, teaching, and community engagement efforts contribute to diverse, equitable, and inclusive learning and working environments for our students, staff, and faculty. We hope to identify individuals who will assist in our mission to ensure that minoritized groups have the opportunity to succeed at UCF. As an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer, UCF encourages all qualified applicants to apply, including women, veterans, individuals with disabilities, and members of traditionally underrepresented populations. UCF's Equal Opportunity Statement can be viewed at: As a Florida public university, UCF makes all application materials and selection procedures available to the public upon request.
The Chronicle of Higher Education. Keywords: Biology - Assistant Professor, Location: Orlando, FL - 32816
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