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Faculty Position: Coastal Ecologist/Biologist

Job Type: full-time permanent position

Location: Florida

Posting Date: 29 Jul 14

Closing Date: 30 Sep 14

The Department of Biology at the University of Central Florida (UCF) invites applications for an open rank, tenure earning or tenured position in Coastal Ecology. We seek a broadly-trained, collaborative coastal ecologist/biologist, who focuses on nearshore (wetland, estuarine, or marine) systems. Potential research areas include, but are not restricted to: biogeochemistry, climate change, community ecology, conservation biology, ecosystem ecology, ecotoxicology, environmental physiology, habitat modeling, microbial ecology, phycology and/or sea-level rise. Researchers who use innovative combinations of field, experimental and theoretical approaches are encouraged to apply. We strongly prefer candidates who can build within-department and interdisciplinary collaborations (e.g., with civil and environmental engineers, mathematical modelers, oceanographers).

Applicants must have a Ph.D. in a relevant field, appropriate postdoctoral training and a demonstrated ability or strong potential to establish and maintain a vigorous, extramurally funded research program. The successful candidate will contribute to teaching and mentoring students in our undergraduate and graduate programs (see for departmental details) and will be considered for a secondary joint appointment in the Department of Civil, Environmental, and Construction Engineering. UCF provides competitive startup funds and teaching loads; it is designated as a research university of very high activity (RU/VH) by the Carnegie Foundation and an ‘Up-and-Coming School’ by U.S. News and World Report.

To apply, applicants must complete an online job application at for position #37017. Separately, applicants must e-mail a single PDF document that includes a letter of intent, curriculum vitae, statements of research interests and teaching philosophy, and contact information for three references to:

Review of applications will begin September 29, 2014 with an anticipated start date of August 2015. The University of Central Florida is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer. All qualified applicants are encouraged to apply, including minorities, women, veterans and individuals with disabilities. As a Florida public university, UCF makes all application materials and selection procedures available to the public upon request.


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