University of Maryland Center for Environmental Science’s Appalachian Laboratory Seeks Animal Ecologist

Position Title:     Assistant Professor – Tenure Track

Job Description:

The Appalachian Laboratory (AL) of the University of Maryland Center for Environmental Science (UMCES) seeks applicants to fill a tenure-track faculty position in Animal Ecology at the level of Assistant Professor. We are searching for an innovative scientist who addresses research questions regarding ecological patterns and processes at diverse spatial scales. Preference will be given to applicants who: (1) integrate spatial data with quantitative/computational tools to connect phenomena across spatio-temporal scales, including patterns of distribution, genetic diversity, movement and migration and (2) will devote a portion of their research program to issues relevant to conservation and management in eastern North America. Our primary goal is to enhance our expertise in applied ecology toward a predictive understanding of ecological and evolutionary responses to ongoing global change processes, including land use change, disease, and climate change.

The UMCES mission includes advancing basic and applied research, promoting graduate-level education, conducting science outreach and application, and providing scientific expertise for regional environmental policies on topics such as air, land, water, and wildlife management/conservation. UMCES’ research domains encompass “genes-to-ecosystems” and “mountains-to-the-sea”, from within the Chesapeake Bay watershed to national and international opportunities. Faculty at AL emphasize research, while carrying an expectation of mentoring graduate students and a modest graduate-level teaching load. AL faculty are provided strong administrative support and have access to excellent research, computing, and teaching facilities, including isotopic, molecular, plant, soil, and water analysis laboratories, and a greenhouse. AL is located in Frostburg, MD, a small college town (home to Frostburg State University) in the heart of the central Appalachian Mountains, with excellent recreational and cultural opportunities.

FTE:        1.0

Unit:      Appalachian Laboratory

Location:              Frostburg, MD

Job Category Status:       Faculty

Minimum Qualifications:               PhD

EEO Statement:

The University of Maryland Center for Environmental Science is an equal opportunity employer. The Center’s policies, programs, and activities are in conformance with pertinent Federal and State laws and regulations on nondiscrimination regarding race, color, religion, age, national origin, sex, and disability. Inquiries regarding compliance with Title VI of the Civil Rights Act of 1964, as amended; Title IX of the Educational Amendments; Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973; and the Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990; or related legal requirements should be directed to the Director of Human Relations, Center Administration, P.O. Box 775, Cambridge, MD 21613.

FLSA:     Exempt

University Information:

The University of Maryland Center for Environmental Science unleashes the power of science to transform the way society understands and manages the environment. By conducting cutting-edge research into today’s most pressing environmental problems, we are developing new ideas to help guide our state, nation, and world toward a more environmentally sustainable future through five research centers—the Appalachian Laboratory in Frostburg, the Chesapeake Biological Laboratory in Solomons, the Horn Point Laboratory in Cambridge, the Institute of Marine and Environmental Technology in Baltimore, and the Maryland Sea Grant College in College Park.

Posting Detail Information

Posting Number:              F13P

Number of Vacancies:    1

Open Date:         07/11/2018

Review Start Date:           09/04/2018

Open Until Filled:             Yes

Special Instructions Summary:

Applicants should submit the following documents through the applicant portal:(1) a curriculum vitae; (2) a concise statement describing their vision and plans for research if they were to come to AL; (3) statement on experience with and approach to graduate-level teaching and mentorship; (4) up to three selected reprints and preprints; and (5) names of four references (including title, mailing address, telephone, and email address). Review of applications will begin on September 4, 2018 and continue until the position is filled. Inquiries may be addressed to the Search Committee Chair, Dr. Matt Fitzpatrick at

Supplemental Questions

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Documents Needed to Apply

Required Documents

  1. Curriculum Vitae
  2. List of References
  3. Publications
  4. Research Statement

Optional Documents

  1. Cover Letter

For more information, or to apply, visit the University’s online application site.  A PDF version of this posting can be found here