Assistant/Associate Professor (Global Change Modeler/Ecosystem Ecologist)

University of Alaska-Fairbanks

Fairbanks, AK, United States 🇺🇸

Position Summary:

The Department of Biology & Wildlife and the Institute of Arctic Biology at the University of Alaska Fairbanks seek applicants for a 6-month (2/3 time for 9 months) tenure-track faculty position in global change biology and modeling and ecosystem ecology at the Assistant/Associate Professor level. The successful candidate may raise up to 6 months of additional salary through extramural funds. Outstanding applicants conducting innovative research in simulation modeling of the impacts of environmental change on terrestrial ecosystems in arctic and high latitude regions are encouraged to apply.





Support University of Alaska tripartite mission of performing teaching, research and public service Write publications The successful applicant will be expected to develop new research and teaching areas Help establish a strong externally funded program The incumbent will develop and teach a undergraduate and/or graduate course Mentor and supervise graduate students
The incumbent will be responsible for teaching one or more undergraduate courses in a manner consistent with the specific course content description. Faculty is expected to hold office hours appropriate for the course(s) being taught. Be proactive in developing and modifying curriculum for delivery and other teaching modalities. Provide University and Community service.

**Internal Posting**: This recruitment is open internal to current UA employees as a promotional opportunity or those otherwise eligible to apply to internal postings.

Applicants must possess a Ph.D. in the biological sciences or a related field, and demonstrate a record of successful publication in the field of simulation modeling of effects of global change on high latitude terrestrial ecosystems, and a record of obtaining extramural funding. Teaching experience, evidence of the ability to mentor students and establish broad collaborations are preferred.

Responsibilities include advising Ph.D., M.S., and undergraduate students and teaching one course per year. Expected course offerings include Global Change Biology and Fundamentals of Biology II, and there may be an opportunity to develop a course in the candidate’s area of expertise in the future. The successful candidate will have the opportunity to interact and collaborate with over 50 biology faculty and postdocs as well as researchers in wildlife conservation and management agencies to address state needs. The Department of Biology and Wildlife has over 400 undergraduate and 100 M.S. and Ph.D. students.

Numerous field stations, research centers, and laboratory facilities are available, including the Bonanza Creek LTER, Arctic LTER, a High-Performance Computing cluster, DNA Core Lab, hibernation and animal housing facilities, R.G. White Large Animal Research Station, Center for Alaska Native Health Research, Toolik Field Station, the Alaska Cooperative Fish and Wildlife Research Unit, and the University of Alaska Museum. Additional details about our faculty, programs, and facilities are available on the Institute of Arctic Biology ( or Department of Biology & Wildlife ( websites.

The University of Alaska Fairbanks (UAF) is the major research institution in the University of Alaska system and has been ranked in the top 20 small research universities in the United States by Academic Analytics. Fairbanks is a large and culturally diverse community in the heart of Interior Alaska and features access to unparalleled outdoor and field opportunities.

Applications must be completed online and should include a cover letter and contact information for five references, a curriculum vitae, a statement of research accomplishments and goals, and a statement of teaching philosophy and experience. The position is open until filled and review will begin after 11:59 pm on April 6, 2018. Questions can be directed to Dr. M. Syndonia Bret-Harte, [email protected], 907-474-5434.