Department Chair/Professor of Ecology and Evolutionary Biology 9/7/2016

University of California - Los Angeles Los Angeles, CA

Company
University of California - Los Angeles
Job Classification
Full Time
Company Ref #
JPF02484-LA
AJE Ref #
576110696
Location
Los Angeles, CA
Experience
Entry Level (0 - 2 years)
Job Type
Regular
Education
Doctoral Degree

JOB DESCRIPTION

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DEPARTMENT CHAIR/PROFESSOR OF ECOLOGY AND EVOLUTIONARY BIOLOGY

Job #JPF02484

* L&S LIFE SCIENCES - ECOLOGY AND EVOLUTIONARY BIOLOGY

RECRUITMENT PERIOD

Open date: September 6th, 2016
Last review date: October 15th, 2016
Applications received after this date will be reviewed by the search committee if the position has not yet been filled. Final date: December 16th, 2016
Applications will continue to be accepted until this date, but those received after the review date will only be considered if the position has not yet been filled.

DESCRIPTION

Department Chair/Professor of Ecology and Evolutionary Biology, UCLA

The UCLA Department of Ecology and Evolutionary Biology (https://www.eeb.ucla.edu) is a top-20 program with an intellectual culture that fosters multi-disciplinary approaches and cross-campus collaborations to address major conceptual issues in ecology and evolution. Building on this foundation of success, the Division of Life Sciences in the UCLA College of Letters and Sciences seeks nominations and applications for an outstanding scientist and motivated leader to be Professor and Chair of the Department of Ecology and Evolutionary Biology. We seek candidates with appropriate administrative experience and dynamic research program who are ready to utilize upcoming faculty recruitments to raise the department to its next level of excellence. Candidates must have a PhD or equivalent degree within the field of biology and must be eligible for appointment at the full professor rank in any area of departmental expertise and have strong records of scholarly publications, research funding, teaching experience, and commitment to diversity, inclusion and excellence.

Please direct nominations and inquires to Professor Barney Schlinger (schlinge@lifesci.ucla.edu). Submit application packages online through https://recruit.apo.ucla.edu/apply/JPF02484 and include the following: 1) curriculum vita; 2) statement of research interests; 3) statement of teaching expertise; 4) statement of administrative activities and leadership philosophy; 5) statement of formal and informal activities to promote diversity and inclusion among students, staff, and faculty; and 6) cover letter that explains interest in position, special qualifications for the chair position, and names of three referees. All items should be distinct documents. We encourage applications from women, minorities, and individuals with a history and commitment to the success of students from under-represented demographics in the sciences. Review of applications will begin on 15 October 2016, and continue until position is filled.

The Department of Ecology and Evolutionary Biology has 28 faculty, a large graduate program, over 1800 undergraduates across three majors (Biology; Ecology, Behavior, and Evolution; Marine Biology), and two minors (Conservation Biology and Evolutionary Medicine. The department has close ties with the Institute of the Environment and Sustainability, and departments across the College, David Geffen School of Medicine, and the School of Public Health. EEB is associated with the UCLA La Kretz Center for California Conservation Sciences, UCLA Stunt Ranch University of California Reserve, the Mildred E. Mathias Botanical Garden, the Donald E. Dickey Collection of Birds and Mammals, the Center for Education and Innovation and Learning in the Sciences, and the Institute for Quantitative and Computational Biosciences.

The Division of Life Sciences (www.lifesciences.ucla.edu) includes over 200 faculty, 7000 undergraduates, 500 graduate students, 12 undergraduate majors, and more than 12 PhD programs. The UCLA College through its four academic divisions Humanities, Life Sciences, Physical Sciences, and Social Sciences is the academic heart of UCLA, which is California's largest university with an enrollment of nearly 43,000 undergraduate and graduate students.

The University of California is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, age or protected veteran status. For the complete University of California nondiscrimination and affirmative action policy, see: UC Nondiscrimination & Affirmative Action Policy. (http://policy.ucop.edu/doc/4000376/NondiscrimAffirmAct)

JOB LOCATION

Los Angeles, CA

REQUIREMENTS

Documents

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Curriculum Vitae - Your most recently updated C.V.
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Cover Letter - cover letter that explains interest in position, overview of research and teaching expertise, special qualifications for the chair position, and names of three referees.
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Statement of Research
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Statement of Teaching - overview of teaching expertise
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Statement of Contributions to Diversity - statement of formal and informal activities to promote diversity and inclusion among students, staff, and faculty
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Statement of administrative activities and leadership philophy

References

3-5 references required (contact information only)