UCF needs a Marine Turtle Biologist

The Department of Biology at the University of Central Florida (UCF) invites applications for an open rank, tenure earning or tenured position with preference toward the Associate or Full Professor rank.

Successful candidates must have a Ph.D. in a relevant field and a demonstrated ability to establish and maintain a vigorous, extramurally-funded research program in marine turtle biology. The candidate is expected to continue the legacy of the UCF Marine Turtle Research Group at Archie Carr National Wildlife Refuge (ACNWR) and environs, which have the highest nesting densities of green turtles in the continental United States and loggerheads in the Western Hemisphere. As a faculty member, s/he will contribute to the UCF Ph.D. Program in Conservation Biology and M.S. programs in Biology, and teach graduate and undergraduate courses.

UCF has a strong research emphasis and provides competitive startup funds and teaching loads. Applicants must complete an online job application at www.jobswithucf.com for position # 37397 and separately e-mail a single PDF document that includes a letter of intent, curriculum vitae, and statements of research plans and teaching philosophy to: bio-search@ucf.edu.

The statement of research must explain how the applicant’s research will incorporate the coastal resources of east-central Florida and complement the expertise of UCF faculty (see biology.cos.ucf.edu). The applicant also must arrange to have three letters of reference e-mailed to bio-search@ucf.edu. Review of applications will begin September 24, 2012 with an anticipated start date of August 2013.

The University of Central Florida is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer. Minorities and women are encouraged to apply. As an agency of the State of Florida, all application materials and selection procedures are available for public review.


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