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Tenure track Theoretical or Computational ecologist

University of Maryland College Park
College Park, Maryland
Open-Rank TTK
Closing date
Nov 27, 2022
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The Department of Biology at the University of Maryland, College Park, invites applications from
individuals working in the field of theoretical or computational ecology for a tenured or tenure-track
position at any rank. Research topics of particular interest include but are not limited to: 1) intersection
of ecological and evolutionary dynamics, 2) environmental drivers of emerging infectious diseases, and
3) models of encounter-based processes and species interactions in response to environmental
alterations. Preference will be given to applicants whose research programs complement an institutional
emphasis in addressing the challenges of global change.

Ecologists in the Department of Biology teach and mentor undergraduate students in the Biological
Sciences major and graduate students in the Biological Sciences, Marine, Estuarine, and Environmental
Sciences, and Applied Mathematics & Statistics, and Scientific Computation programs. They enjoy
research relationships with colleagues in the Departments of Mathematics, Geographical Sciences,
Entomology, and Cell Biology and Molecular Genetics as well as with colleagues in the University of
Maryland Institute for Advanced Computer Studies and the Institute for Physical Sciences and
Technology. UMD is located in the Washington DC metropolitan area, which is rich with major national
institutions and medical centers and proximal to the Rockville Biotech corridor, Georgetown University,
University of Maryland Baltimore and Johns Hopkins University. Biologists in the Department benefit
from close collaborative ties with neighboring institutions (e.g., the Smithsonian Museum of Natural
History and the National Institutes of Health).

We seek scholars who work broadly in theoretical or computational ecology, and are eager to interact
with a vibrant and interdisciplinary group of colleagues. Candidates should have a strong publication
record in theoretical or computational ecology and show promise for, or an established record of,
external funding. Candidates should have a demonstrated commitment to teaching and mentorship at
both the undergraduate and graduate levels and a commitment to conducting open and
reproducible research. Consistent with Departmental and University values, candidates should be
committed to fostering diversity and inclusion through their approaches to research, teaching, and
mentoring. A PhD is required at the time of appointment.

Application materials should be submitted through the UMD applicant portal,
and must include: a cover letter, a CV, a statement of current and future research interests and research
philosophy, a statement of teaching philosophy and experience (including evidence of teaching
excellence, if available), and contact information for three references. Applicants should provide
sample research manuscripts or journal articles in the Supplemental Document 1 field in eJobs. Because
the Department of Biology is committed to increasing the diversity of the campus community and
promoting inclusion across campus, materials should address how the candidate will contribute to
fostering a diverse and inclusive community.

For best consideration, complete applications should be received by November 7, 2022. Please address
questions to the Department Chair, Professor Joshua Singer (

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