UCF Biology

Faculty Positions

Two Tenure-Track Assistant Professor Positions: Integrative Plant Biology and Ecoinformatics

The Department of Biology at the University of Central Florida (UCF) invites applications for two nine-month, tenure track Assistant Professor positions: one in Integrative Plant Biology and one in Ecoinformatics. Successful applicants will be colleagues who show promise of building prominent and high-quality, productive research programs, facilitating collaborations, and complementing departmental strengths. Teaching one course per semester and mentoring students in our undergraduate and graduate programs is expected. Laboratory and office space and competitive startup funding will be provided. Applicants must have a Ph.D. from an accredited institution and appropriate postdoctoral training in an appropriate field.  For more information about the department, please visit http://sciences.ucf.edu/biology. Application reviews will begin on December 8, 2017 and continue until positions are filled. Both positions are anticipated to begin August 2018.

Integrative Plant Biology: All areas of plant biology will be considered, including plant physiology, molecular systematics, evolutionary biology, or population, community or landscape ecology, in terrestrial or aquatic environments. Successful candidates are expected to contribute to our new undergraduate plant science track.  Send questions to Patrick Bohlen (Patrick.Bohlen@ucf.edu). (position #32623) (http://www.jobswithucf.com/postings/51128)

Ecoinformatics: We define ecoinformatics broadly as the collection, organization, analysis, and interpretation of environmental, ecological, &/or evolutionary datasets. Research should address interesting and important questions related to environmental, ecological, &/or evolutionary processes across spatial and/or temporal scales. Software & database development can be considered toward tenure and promotion, akin to publications. An ability to teach graduate ecoinformatics and GIS will be viewed favorably. Send questions to David Jenkins (David.Jenkins@ucf.edu). (position #37965) (http://www.jobswithucf.com/postings/51129)

How to Apply: Applicants must e-mail to respective contacts (shown above) a single PDF document that includes a letter of intent, curriculum vitae, statements of research interests and teaching philosophy, and contact information for three professional references. Also, an application must be submitted separately through the UCF Human Resources website (shown above).

The University of Central Florida (http://ucf.edu) has grown in size, quality, diversity, and reputation since its inception in 1963. Today, the university offers 212 degree programs to 66,000 diverse students. UCF is a research university of very high research activity (RU/VH), per the Carnegie Foundation.

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. As a Florida public university, UCF makes all application materials and selection procedures available to the public upon request.