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Assistant Professor in Global Change Biology

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Posted: 
09/10/2018
Expiration Date: 
10/31/2018

Baylor University is a private Christian university and a nationally ranked research institution, consistently listed with highest honors among The Chronicle of Higher Education’s “Great Colleges to Work For.” The University is recruiting new faculty with a deep commitment to excellence in teaching, research and scholarship. Baylor seeks faculty who share in our aspiration to become a tier one research institution while strengthening our distinctive Christian mission as described in our strategic vision, Pro Futuris (www.baylor.edu/profuturis/), and academic strategic plan, Illuminate (www.baylor.edu/illuminate). As the world’s largest Baptist University, Baylor offers over 40 doctoral programs and has more than 17,000 students from all 50 states and more than 85 countries.

Baylor seeks to fill the following faculty position within the Department of Biology:

Assistant Professor in Global Change Biology

The Department of Biology in the College of Arts & Sciences (www.baylor.edu/artsandsciences/) seeks applications for an assistant professor (tenure-track) faculty position in Global Change Biology with emphasis on freshwater ecosystems. We seek candidates whose work is advancing our understanding of how climate change, landscape/waterscape transformations, species interactions, or biological invasions are affecting coupled human-natural systems at local, regional and/or global scales. Successful candidates will be expected to contribute to the Center for Reservoir and Aquatic Systems Research (CRASR) and emerging and existing university-wide initiatives in Global Health or Tropical Disease Biology, as appropriate for their research focus. The successful candidate will develop a vibrant, independent, and externally-funded research program with a record of refereed publications in high quality journals; contribute strongly to research; collaborate with faculty across many disciplines at the University; mentor and support graduate students; integrate undergraduates into research; and teach at both the graduate and undergraduate levels. Service to the University, community, and profession is expected.

The Department of Biology has 20 graduate faculty and is in a period of expansion with three concurrent tenure-track searches underway. Our graduate programs in the areas of 1) Ecology, Evolution, and Organismal (EEO) Biology, and 2) Cell, Molecular, Health and Disease (CMHD) Biology are growing rapidly and we have received significant investment from the University to increase our research capabilities. These disciplines are also being bridged by a Departmental emphasis on global health, including the development of a 4+1 BS/MS Biology of Global Health program to complement our current undergraduate, MS, and PhD programs in Biology. The successful candidate will have office and laboratory space in the Baylor Sciences Building, a 500,000 ft2 state-of-the-art structure equipped with research labs, teaching technologies, and shared analytical facilities including the: Molecular Biosciences Center, Mass Spectrometry Center, Center for Microscopy and Imaging, Nuclear Magnetic Resonance (NMR) facility, and the Baylor Experimental Aquatic Research (BEAR) facility.

Visit https://jobs.baylor.edu/ for more details about this position or contact the Search Committee Chair, Dr. Thad Scott at GlobalChange_Biology@baylor.edu. Applications will be reviewed beginning 10/1/2018 and will be accepted until the position is filled. To apply, please electronically submit a letter of application, a 1-2 page research plan, a 1-2 page teaching philosophy, a current curriculum vitae, transcripts, and the names and email addresses of three persons willing to provide letters of recommendation in one PDF file through the iApply application system at our Human Resources site: https://jobs.baylor.edu/. Finalists for this position will be required to submit official transcripts for the doctoral degree in advance of a campus visit.

Baylor University is a private not-for-profit university affiliated with the Baptist General Convention of Texas. As an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity employer, Baylor is committed to compliance with all applicable anti-discrimination laws, including those regarding age, race, color, sex, national origin, marital status, pregnancy status, military service, genetic information, and disability. As a religious educational institution, Baylor is lawfully permitted to consider an applicant’s religion as a selection criterion. Baylor encourages women, minorities, veterans, and individuals with disabilities to apply.