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Assistant Professor in Biogeochemistry/Ecosystem Ecology

Iowa State University - EEOB
Iowa State University, Ames
Commensurate on experience.
Closing date
Dec 23, 2023

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The Department of Ecology, Evolution, and Organismal Biology (EEOB) at Iowa State University (ISU) seeks applications for a Biogeochemist/Ecosystem Ecologist. This is a tenure-track, 9-month appointment in the College of Agriculture and Life Sciences at the rank of assistant professor. The position is part of a broader hiring initiative to expand established departmental and campus-wide expertise in environmental sustainability and global change biology. We seek candidates capable of establishing an externally funded research program in Biogeochemistry/Ecosystem Ecology, including topics relevant to Iowa’s agricultural landscapes. Mentoring of graduate students is expected. Teaching at the undergraduate and graduate levels in areas of expertise, and service to the institution and profession are part of the faculty responsibilities.


All applications must be submitted electronically at (job # R13253, full link below*). Please be prepared to attach a letter of application, a research statement, a teaching and mentoring statement, a curriculum vitae, and the names and contact information of three referees. The position will remain open until filled. Full consideration will be given to applications received by December 15th, 2023. For additional information please email


EEOB is a vibrant, collegial, and growing department of 20 faculty. EEOB has a strong mentoring system for junior faculty and is committed to ISU’s principles of community. Faculty contribute to undergraduate and graduate education across multiple interdepartmental programs, and conduct innovative research in ecology, evolution, and organismal biology, using integrative approaches that bridge traditional scientific disciplines and levels of biological organization.


Iowa State University is an EO/AA employer. All qualified applicants, regardless of race, ethnicity, religion, gender, national origin, disability, or protected Veterans status, will receive full consideration for employment. Iowa State University is a comprehensive, land grant, Carnegie Doctoral/Research Extensive University with an enrollment of over 30,000 students. The university is located in Ames, IA, one of the nation's most highly rated metropolitan areas of its size ( and is only 35 miles north of Des Moines. ISU is committed to achieving inclusive excellence through a diverse workforce and is dedicated to supporting work-life balance through an array of flexible policies.


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