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Assistant Professor in Integrative Biology

University of Central Florida
Union Park, Florida, US
Closing date
Jan 24, 2022

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Academic / Research
Conservation science
Freshwater, Biology
Salary Type
Employment Type
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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