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Assistant Professor, Associate or Full Professor, Biodiversity

HIgh Meadows Environmental Institute
Princeton University, Princeton
Salary commensurate with experience.
Closing date
Jan 22, 2024

High Meadows Environmental Institute – the interdisciplinary center of environmental research, education, and outreach at Princeton University – seeks distinguished candidates for an appointment (tenured or tenure-track) in the study of biodiversity. The global loss of biodiversity is widely recognized as one of the greatest challenges facing humanity, and we seek candidates whose work advances our fundamental understanding of the biodiversity crisis and its consequences for ecosystem function and human welfare. The individual should have a demonstrated record of excellence in scholarship and a vision for innovative teaching in this field.

We seek a broad thinker who can integrate perspectives across one or more disciplines including ecology and evolutionary biology, atmospheric and oceanic sciences, geosciences, chemistry, engineering, hydrology, policy and/or applied mathematics. The successful candidate will be jointly appointed in the department best suited to their research and in the High Meadows Environmental Institute. Fields of specialization are open.

High Meadows Environmental Institute (HMEI) is a globally recognized center for environmental research and teaching with more than 140 associated faculty members representing 30 academic disciplines whose research and teaching focuses on the scientific, technical, policy, and human dimensions of environmental issues. The Institute has legacy strengths in studies of the global climate system, biogeochemistry of the oceans and atmosphere, biocomplexity, and ecohydrology including several long-term interdisciplinary projects focused on climate and energy, biodiversity, water and the environment, urban sustainability, and climate and disease.

Applicants should apply online at and should submit a letter of interest along with a vita, and a list of three potential referees. The letter of interest should include the candidate’s vision of the field and identify major unanswered questions of interest to the candidate. Evaluation of applicants will begin on January 16, 2024 and continue until the position is filled.

This position is subject to the University's background check policy. Princeton University is an Equal Opportunity Employer, and all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability status, protected veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by law.


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