Asst. Prof of Ecology, Mojave Desert, USA

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The University of Nevada, Las Vegas invites applications for a Landscape Restoration Ecologist

UNLV is a comprehensive research university of approximately 28,000 students and 2,900 faculty and staff dedicated to teaching, research, and service.

The university has internationally recognized programs in hotel administration and creative writing; professional degrees in law, architecture, and dental medicine; and leading programs in fine arts, sciences and education. UNLV is located on a 332-acre main campus and two satellite campuses in dynamic Southern Nevada. For more information, visit us on-line at:

The School of Life Sciences invites applications for a full-time, 9-month, tenure-track faculty position in Landscape Restoration Ecology at the level of Assistant Professor, commencing Fall 2014. Preference will be given to applicants with research interests in landscape restoration ecology or ecosystem management using approaches which could include field experiments, spatially explicit ecological modeling and/or remote sensing. The successful applicant is expected to establish a vigorous externally funded research program that involves mentoring of doctoral students, and helps to build our growing national reputation.

The successful candidate is also expected to teach effectively at both the undergraduate and graduate levels, and to participate in departmental service activities. Applicants must have a Ph.D. in Ecology or a closely related field from an accredited college or university. Post-doctoral experience is preferred.

The successful candidate should have expertise in state of the art analytical and/or computational techniques in their field of interest. This position is initially funded through NSF EPSCoR and the selected individual will be expected to conduct environmental research associated with solar energy development in the arid West.

Candidates are required to have an earned a doctorate in ecology or a closely related discipline from a nationally accredited college or university at the time of hiring; strong preference will be given to candidates with demonstrated experiences in ecological processes at the landscape level.

Salary competitive with those at similarly situated institutions.

Submit a letter of interest, a detailed resume listing qualifications and experience, and the names, addresses, and telephone numbers of at least three professional references who may be contacted. Applicants should fully describe their qualifications and experience, with specific reference to each of the minimum and preferred qualifications because this is the information on which the initial review of materials will be based.

Although this position will remain open until filled, review of candidates' materials will begin on Sept. 1, 2014 and best consideration will be gained for materials submitted prior to that date. Materials should be addressed to Dr. Dale Devitt, Search Committee Chair, and are to be submitted via on-line application at

For assistance with UNLV's on-line applicant portal, contact UNLV Employment Services at (702) 895-2894 or

UNLV is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Educator and Employer Committed to Achieving Excellence Through Diversity.

Expiration Date: 
Sun, 2014-10-19

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