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Tenure-Track Assistant or Associate Professor in Limnology/Freshwater Biology

Tenure-Track Assistant or Associate Professor in Limnology/Freshwater Biology


Cornell University


Ithaca NY, United States of America


Full time



Required education

Application deadline
Open until the position is filled

17 September 2019

Job description

We invite applications for a tenure-track position in Limnology / Freshwater Biology, at the level of Assistant or early Associate Professor. We are searching broadly for an individual who will establish an innovative, high-profile research program that addresses key concepts and questions in ecology and/or evolution. Research should focus on freshwater systems, but can address any level of biological organization (organism/population/community/ecosystem/ landscape/biosphere) and can include empirical and/or theoretical approaches. The appointed faculty member will be expected to establish an independent, externally-funded, and internationally recognized research program at the cutting edge of freshwater science. We are especially interested in candidates who will interact widely and embrace a culture of collaboration within and across departments. Contributions to both undergraduate and graduate teaching in ecology and/or evolution are expected, with the use of modern active learning techniques, which are supported by Cornell’s Center for Teaching Innovation and Active Learning Initiative. The successful candidate will contribute to a century-long Cornell tradition of classroom and field teaching in Limnology / Freshwater Biology. Cornell is situated in the Finger Lakes Region of New York, an area known for its rich abundance of lakes and streams. Notable resources include access to an extensive experimental ponds facility; the Cornell Biological Field Station at Shackelton Point on Oneida Lake; the Cornell Museum of Vertebrates with worldwide collections of fishes; and the opportunity to join our campus-wide community of sustainability scholars affiliated with the Atkinson Center for a Sustainable Future.

QUALIFICATIONS: A Ph.D. is required at the time of appointment. Applicants should have demonstrated excellence in research in freshwater systems, strong interest in collaboration, and a dedication to teaching. Postdoctoral experience is highly desirable.

How to apply

Candidates should submit via the website
a cover letter briefly summarizing your background, vision, and qualifications; curriculum vitae; contact information for three references; a research statement; a teaching statement outlining experience, philosophy, and interests; a statement of contribution to diversity, equity, and inclusion; and up to three representative publications. Inquiries can be directed to Search Committee Chair, Alex Flecker, at Review of applications will begin October 20, 2019 and continue until the position is filled.