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Behavioral Evolution or Ecology

Recruitment Period

Open date: September 24th, 2018
Next review date: November 5th, 2018
Apply by this date to ensure full consideration by the committee.
Final date: June 30th, 2019
Applications will continue to be accepted until this date, but those received after the review date will only be considered if the position has not yet been filled.

Description

The College of Biological Sciences, University of California, Davis invites applications and nominations for a 9-month, tenure-track position in the Department of Evolution and Ecology at the ASSISTANT PROFESSOR level. Candidates must have a Ph.D. (or equivalent) in the biological sciences or related fields. We seek candidates with research interests in animal behavior that will complement and build upon existing faculty strengths in ecology and evolutionary biology; this may include but is not limited to the mechanisms and function of behavior from an evolutionary perspective, comparative methods, modelling, or the impacts of behavior on ecological processes. We welcome a broad spectrum of applicants, spanning diverse approaches and animal systems. The successful candidate will be expected to teach in undergraduate and graduate programs, and should be committed to mentoring and fostering diversity.

Qualified applicants must have a Ph.D. (or equivalent) at the time of appointment and must have demonstrated outstanding potential in the study of behavioral evolution or behavioral ecology, through published research in peer-reviewed journals. Candidates will be expected to develop a strong dynamic independent research program and to share our commitment to scholarly undergraduate and graduate education. We prefer applicants with postdoctoral training.

Applications should include: cover letter, curriculum vitae, description of current and projected research, summary of teaching interests and experience, statement of contributions to diversity, and three publications. Applicants should also provide the information requested for three referees.

In compliance with federal and state laws and university policy, the College of Biological Sciences will not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national origin, ancestry, marital status, religion, gender, sexual orientation, age, handicap, medical condition, or against disabled veterans or veterans of the Vietnam era. This position will be located in the Department of Evolution and Ecology.

UC Davis has a strong institutional commitment to diversity and received an NSF ADVANCE Institutional Transformation award for promoting diversity in STEM faculty, with emphasis on Hispanic Women/Latinas (http://ucd-advance.ucdavis.edu/). Several UC Davis ADVANCE initiatives, such as the Center for Multicultural Perspectives in Science (CAMPOS), in addition to Work-Life programs offered by the Office of the Vice Provost Academic Affairs are working together to make UC Davis a model for inclusivity and collegiality for all academic faculty, staff and students.

UC Davis supports Family-friendly recruitments. UC Davis covers travel expenses for a second person to accompany an invited faculty recruitment candidate who is a mother (or single parent of either gender) of a breast or bottle-feeding child less than two years of age. http://academicaffairs.ucdavis.edu/programs/work-life/index.html

UC Davis recognizes the necessity of supporting faculty with efforts to integrate work, family and other work-life considerations. To recruit and retain the best faculty, the campus sponsors a Work Life Program that provides programs and services that support faculty as they strive to honor their commitments to work, home and community. http://academicaffairs.ucdavis.edu/programs/worklife/index.html

The UC Davis Partner Opportunities Program (POP) is a service designed to support departments and dean’s offices in the recruitment and retention of outstanding faculty.

Job location

Davis, CA

Requirements

Document requirements
  • Curriculum Vitae - Your most recently updated C.V.

  • Cover Letter

  • Description of current and projected research

  • Summary of teaching interests and experience (Optional)

  • Statement of Contributions to Diversity - Diversity contributions documented in the application file will be used to evaluate applicants. Visit http://academicaffairs.ucdavis.edu/diversity/equity_inclusion/index.html for guidelines about writing a diversity statement and why one is requested.

  • Publicaion #1

  • Publication #2

  • Publication #3

Reference requirements
  • 3-5 letters of reference required

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