[MARMAM] Assistant/Associate Professor in Ecological Modeler

Graham Worthy Graham.Worthy at ucf.edu
Thu Oct 29 17:46:18 PDT 2015

Sustainable Coastal Systems Cluster
Ecological Modeler
The University of Central Florida is in a hiring campaign to recruit 100 new faculty for Fall 2016.  As part of this hiring campaign, UCF has recently established six interdisciplinary clusters to strengthen its academic offerings and research mission.  In support of this effort, we are searching for faculty in the broad interdisciplinary area of Sustainable Coastal Systems (<http://ucf.edu/research/coastalsystems><http://ucf.edu/research/coastalsystems>http://ucf.edu/research/coastalsystems) and plan to fill three positions of Assistant/Associate Professors and two positions of Associate/Full Professors to begin in Fall 2016.  The goal is to bring together a core group of faculty who work across traditional research boundaries or are working in transdisciplinary fields. We will be hiring individuals who are active research leaders in the interdisciplinary fields of ecological modeling, ecosystem services, ecological engineering, coastal planning and emergency response, ecological economics, ecological policy, and coastal political geography.  These five hires will join 34 current cluster faculty, representing ten departments and five colleges, to lead a world-class effort to understand and assess natural and human-related impacts to coastal ecosystem health, restoration, sustainability, and mitigation; and ultimately to characterize and integrate physical, chemical, biological, and socio-economic processes impacting coastal communities and ecosystems.
Applicants for an Assistant/Associate Professor position in coastal ecological modeling must have a Ph.D. from an accredited institution. Applicants are expected to have relevant post-doctoral training, and show a demonstrated ability or strong potential to maintain a vigorous, extramurally-funded research program.  Relevant experience could include research on ecosystem health; toxicological modeling related to coastal systems; invasive species; climate change impacts; theoretical ecology with interests in ecological applications; predictive modeling of dynamic natural and human systems; conservation of imperiled coastal species and natural communities; mathematical or simulation modeling at the population or ecosystem level; or linking modeling of estuarine and coastal ecosystems to conservation management applications. Candidates with quantitative, interdisciplinary knowledge from subsets of fields including coastal biogeochemistry, toxicology, marine ecosystem dynamics, or ecosystem evaluations, as well as working at the interface of social and biological sciences, are particularly encouraged to apply.  Strong quantitative and excellent communication and interpersonal skills are essential.
The successful candidate will become a core faculty member in the Sustainable Coastal Systems Cluster.  They must demonstrate a strong commitment to interdisciplinary research and publication; a commitment to interdisciplinary and collaborative research, have demonstrated an ability to perform high-impact and high-demand research, and develop a program that will lead to strong extramurally-funded research and national/international recognition.
Faculty in these interdisciplinary positions will be expected to strengthen both their tenure home department as well as the Sustainable Coastal Systems cluster.  Both individual and interdisciplinary infrastructure and startup are expected with these five new positions. Each new faculty member will have a unique interdisciplinary mentoring team to foster intellectual breadth and to facilitate integrative capacity to strengthen the success of the cluster.
Candidates must apply on-line at http://www.jobswithucf.com/postings/43511 (Position #38476) and attach the following materials: a cover letter, curriculum vitae, teaching statement, research statement, and contact information for three professional references.  In the cover letter candidates should address their background in their discipline and should identify the department(s) for their potential tenure home.
The search committee will begin reviewing applications on November 30 2015 and continue to accept applications until the positions are filled.  The University of Central Florida, the nation’s second-largest university with more than 61,000 students, has grown in size, quality, diversity, and reputation in its first 50 years. Today, the university offers more than 200 degree programs at its main campus in Orlando and more than a dozen other locations. UCF is an economic engine attracting and supporting industries vital to the region’s future while providing students with real-world experiences that help them succeed after graduation. For more information, visit <http://ucf.edu> <http://ucf.edu> http://ucf.edu. UCF is an Equal Opportunity and Affirmative Action employer.  All applicants are encouraged to apply, including minorities, women, veterans, and individuals with disabilities.
For more information about these positions please contact the Sustainable Coastal Systems Cluster Search Chair, Dr. Graham Worthy at <mailto:CoastalCluster at ucf.edu> CoastalCluster at ucf.edu<mailto:CoastalCluster at ucf.edu>
Graham A.J. Worthy, Ph.D.

Department Chair, Provost's Distinguished Research Professor of Biology,
Hubbs-Sea World Endowed Professor of Marine Mammalogy, and
Director, Physiological Ecology and Bioenergetics Lab

Director, Sustainable Coastal Systems Cluster

Department of Biology, University of Central Florida,
4110 Libra Dr., Room BIO302A
Orlando FL 32816-2368

<mailto:Graham.Worthy at ucf.edu>Graham.Worthy at ucf.edu<mailto:Graham.Worthy at ucf.edu>

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407-823-5769 fax
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