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Assistant Professor Of Terrestrial Community Ecology

Appalachian State University
Appalachian State University
Closing date
Mar 22, 2022

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Academic / Research
Conservation science
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Full time
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The Department of Biology at Appalachian State University invites applications for an Assistant Professor of Terrestrial Community Ecology to begin in August 2022. We seek a colleague with expertise in insects or other invertebrates. Research specialization is open, but we encourage applicants with expertise in global change ecology, plant-animal interactions, invasive species, and/or disease ecology. Teaching responsibilities will include an advanced course in the candidate’s area of expertise, introductory zoology, and participation in the Introductory Biology sequence for majors.

Essential Duties and Responsibilities: This position is full-time, 9-month, and tenure-track. Each candidate must be committed to excellence in research, teaching, and service at a comprehensive university. A Ph.D. and postdoctoral experience are required. The successful candidate is expected to develop a research program that is competitive for external funding and involves undergraduate and master's students. The physical demands of the position are typical for a professional position at the university.  

Appalachian State University, in North Carolina's Blue Ridge Mountains, prepares students to lead purposeful lives as global citizens who understand and engage their responsibilities in creating a sustainable future for all. The transformational Appalachian experience promotes a spirit of inclusion that brings people together in inspiring ways to acquire and create knowledge, to grow holistically, to act with passion and determination, and embrace diversity and difference. As one of 17 campuses in the University of North Carolina system, Appalachian enrolls about 20,000 students, has a low student-to-faculty ratio and offers more than 150 undergraduate and graduate majors. Salary is competitive and commensurate with qualifications and experience.  

To apply go to: Review of applications will begin February 10, 2022, though the position is open until filled. For questions contact the Search Chair: Dr. Steve Seagle at

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