Assistant Professors in Ecology


We invite applications for two tenure-track positions in Ecology, one housed in the Biology Department and the other in the interdisciplinary Environmental Studies Department. One appointment will begin in Fall 2018 and the other in Fall 2019. We seek applicants who are committed to excellence in teaching at the undergraduate level and who are dedicated to developing an active research program that engages students. The successful candidates will teach at all levels of the curriculum, and both new hires will work together to develop a new introductory course, Ecology and the Environment, that will be cross-listed between Biology and Environmental Studies. We expect that each faculty member will offer additional cross-listed courses in their area of expertise, creating a common ecology curriculum across the two departments. We especially encourage applications from candidates who have experience with a variety of teaching methods and demonstrated success in working with diverse populations of students.

The successful applicants' areas of specialty could include but are not limited to systems ecology, aquatic ecology, urban ecology, agroecology, natural resource management, or landscape ecology. In addition to lab and greenhouse space on campus, faculty have access to facilities at Macalester's nearly-300 acre Katharine Ordway Natural History Study Area, 25 minutes from campus.

Candidates should clearly indicate in their cover letter whether they wish to be considered for the position in Biology, Environmental Studies, or for both positions. Candidates interested in the Environmental Studies position should demonstrate their enthusiasm for interdisciplinary teaching and interest in working in partnership with community organizations. Start-up funds are available. The most qualified candidates will have postdoctoral and teaching experience.

For full consideration, upload a cover letter, curriculum vitae, statement of teaching philosophy, and overview of current and proposed research, along with 3 letters of recommendation to https://academicjobsonline.org/ajo/jobs/9217 by September 8. Prospective applicants can contact Dr. Sarah Boyer (Dept. of Biology; boyer@macalester.edu) and/or Dr. Louisa Bradtmiller (Dept. of Environmental Studies; lbradtmi@macalester.edu) with questions about either position.

Macalester College is a highly selective, private liberal arts college in the vibrant Minneapolis-Saint Paul metropolitan area, which has a population of approximately three million and is home to numerous colleges and universities, including the University of Minnesota. Macalester's diverse student body comprises 2,100 undergraduates from 48 states and the District of Columbia and 90 nations. The College maintains a longstanding commitment to academic excellence with a special emphasis on internationalism, multiculturalism, and service to society. As an Equal Opportunity employer supportive of affirmative efforts to diversify its faculty, Macalester College strongly encourages applications from women and members of underrepresented minority groups.

posted: 21 June 2017     Please mention EARTHWORKS when responding to this advertisement.