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Associate or Full Professor
Area:   Ecology
Position Title:   Associate or Full Professor
Position Code:   ASNS3500A
Status:   Closed
Description:   The University of California, Merced is a dynamic new university campus in Merced, California, which opened in September 2005 as the tenth campus of the University of California and the first American research university in the 21st century. In keeping with the mission of the University to provide teaching, research and public service of the highest quality, UC Merced offers research-centered and student-oriented educational opportunities at the undergraduate, master’s and doctoral levels through three academic schools: Engineering, Natural Sciences and Social Sciences/Humanities/Arts.

The School of Natural Sciences invites applications from distinguished scholars at the Full/Associate (tenured) level in Ecology. We seek an outstanding individual with research interests and expertise in any ecological field that complements those of the existing UC Merced faculty. We welcome applicants using experimental, field, computational, and/or theoretical approaches and working at population to global scales.

UC Merced is ideally located for research in the environmental sciences, with close proximity to a diversity of natural and managed environments from the Sierra Nevada to the Pacific Ocean. The successful candidate will have the opportunity to participate in the Sierra Nevada Research Institute, a research unit at UC Merced focusing on interdisciplinary environmental studies, and in partnerships with Yosemite and Sequoia-Kings Canyon National Parks. UC Merced offers access to the UC Natural Reserve System and opportunities for collaboration with other UC campuses and UC-affilated national laboratories.

The University of California, Merced is an affirmative action/equal opportunity employer with a strong institutional commitment to the achievement of diversity among its faculty, staff, and students. The University is supportive of dual career couples.
Qualifications:   Applicants must have a Ph.D. in ecology, biology, or other relevant field, and a record of research, publication, and teaching commensurate with a faculty appointment at the University of California at the appropriate level. Applicants at the Full or Associate level must have a well-established, funded, and internationally recognized research program as evidenced by publication and grant record, and must have demonstrated effectiveness as an educator. We seek a distinguished scholar who will provide leadership in establishing a program of international repute in ecology and environmental research at UC Merced, and who will participate actively in the development of innovative, interdisciplinary curricula and in the teaching and mentoring of a diverse student population.
Salary:   Negotiable, based on the University of California Salary Scales.
Closing Date:   12/14/2011
To Apply:   Interested applicants are required to submit 1) a cover letter 2) curriculum vitae 3) statement of research 4) statement of teaching and 5) a list of five references with contact information including mailing address, phone number and e-mail address.

Please do not submit individual letters of recommendation.

Applications must be submitted via this website.

NOTICE: This position is not open. We are not accepting applications at this time.

As of January 1, 2014 the University of California, Merced will be a smoke and tobacco free workplace. Information and the Smoke and Tobacco Free policy is available at

For more information:   Professor Peggy O'Day (Search Committee Chair) at poday@ucmerced.edu.

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