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Tenure-Track Faculty Position - Aquatic Ecologist

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The Department of Biology at the University of Central Arkansas invites applications for a tenure-track position in the area of Aquatic Ecology. Applicants with expertise in aquatic community and/or ecosystem ecology are desired.

Teaching responsibilities will include contribution to the lower-division biology core and upper-division/graduate courses (such as Ecology, Inland Waters, and Environmental Practicum) that augment our current Biology and Environmental Science programs.

The appointment will be at the Assistant Professor level and will begin Aug. 15, 2019. Applications are sought from outstanding individuals who value quality teaching and are dedicated to developing an active research program involving both undergraduate and Master’s level students. The position offers a reduced teaching load initially, dedicated research space, start-up funding, and opportunities for internal as well as external grants.

The Department of Biology has 32 full-time faculty, approximately 700 undergraduate majors, an interdisciplinary Environmental Science program, and a growing Master’s program that currently enrolls 30 graduate students (18 institutionally supported TA positions). We recently completed the construction of a 50,000 ft2 research and teaching addition to our science building. The department is research active with funding from external, competitive sources (e.g., NSF, NIH, federal and state agencies). Examples of shared facilities and equipment include an on-campus nature reserve, field stations, greenhouses, plant growth chambers, SEM/confocal microscopy facilities, boats, and field vehicles. Please visit our website for more details

Submit letter of interest, curriculum vitae, copies of graduate transcripts, statements of teaching philosophy and research plans indicating where students may participate, and the names and contact information for three references to the on-line application process at

Questions regarding the position may be sent to Dr. Brent Hill, Chair of Biology (

Ph.D. required. Postdoctoral experience is preferred. Review of applications will begin Nov 15th. UCA is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer; we consider candidates based on individual merit without regard to sex, race or color, religion, national origin, age, disability, or other factors irrelevant to fulfilling the requirements of the position.