Position Opening: Assistant Professor – Conservation Genomics, Landscape Genomics or related areas

The Appalachian Laboratory (AL) of the University of Maryland Center for Environmental Science (UMCES) seeks applicants for a tenure-track assistant professor position in Conservation Genomics, Landscape Genomics, or related areas. We invite applications from individuals who integrate molecular and spatiotemporal analysis techniques to study terrestrial and/or aquatic ecosystems at broad scales, consistent with UMCES’ hallmark of conducting research from “genes-to-ecosystems” and “mountains-to-the-sea”. Improved understanding of spatial patterns of genomic variation and how they are changing is expected to contribute to UMCES’ strategic initiatives to maintain and promote biodiversity within sustainable landscapes and seascapes. Preference will be given to candidates who demonstrate vision for carrying out an innovative and externally funded research program that integrates across disciplinary boundaries, from molecules to the landscape, with the objective of informing assessment and conservation of biodiversity under current and emerging global change processes. The ideal candidate will also welcome collaborations with diverse faculty working across taxonomic groups, including plants, terrestrial and aquatic vertebrates, and soil and sediment organisms.

FTE: 1.0

Unit:  Appalachian Laboratory

Location: Frostburg, MD

Job Category Status: Faculty

Minimum Qualifications:

Ph.D. in the environmental sciences, genomics, or related fields

Preferred Qualifications: 

Preference will be given to candidates who demonstrate vision for carrying out an innovative and externally funded research program that integrates across disciplinary boundaries, from molecules to the landscape, with the objective of informing assessment and conservation of biodiversity under current and emerging global change processes. The ideal candidate will also welcome collaborations with diverse faculty working across taxonomic groups, including plants, terrestrial and aquatic vertebrates, and soil and sediment organisms.

Physical Demands: 

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

Salary Range: 

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. www.umces.edu

Additional Information:

As Maryland’s graduate university for the environment, UMCES mission includes advancing world-class fundamental and applied research, promoting graduate-level education, engaging the public and diverse stakeholders, and providing scientific expertise for environmental policies on topics such as air, land, water, and wildlife management in the Chesapeake Bay watershed and beyond. UMCES scientists are developing new ideas to help guide our state, nation, and world toward a more environmentally sustainable future through six research centers—AL, Chesapeake Biological Laboratory, Horn Point Laboratory, Institute of Marine and Environmental Technology, Integration and Application Network, and Maryland Sea Grant College.

Faculty positions at AL provide a unique opportunity to focus on scholarship and integration, while also mentoring graduate students, pursuing science applications, and participating in public engagement with science. The successful candidate should have a commitment to mentoring graduate students and graduate-level teaching, including seeking opportunities to work with students and groups from underrepresented backgrounds. The AL provides strong administrative support, outstanding research, computing, and teaching facilities, and is committed to increasing the diversity of our campus and community. Frostburg is a small college town (home to Frostburg State University) in the heart of the central Appalachian Mountains, which offers recreational and cultural activities within a landscape of forests, agriculture, and rural communities.

Applicants should submit (1) a curriculum vitae; (2) a statement of research interests and a brief discussion of how their scientific contributions align with the job description and complement ongoing research and activities at AL; (3) a statement on experience with, and approach to, graduate-level teaching and mentoring of graduate students; (4) up to three selected reprints and preprints; and (5) names of four references (including title, mailing address, telephone, and e-mail address). Review of applications will begin on August 26, 2019, and will continue until the position is filled. Inquiries may be addressed to the Associate Director, Heather Johnson: hjohnson@umces.edu. UMCES is an equal opportunity employer. Diversity, equity, and inclusion are core values at UMCES. We strongly encourage applications from underrepresented groups, including individuals with disabilities, veterans and women.

For more information, or to apply, visit https://umces.peopleadmin.com/postings/1293