Assistant Professor, Community Ecology (Department of Biology) at Georgetown University

The Georgetown University Department of Biology invites applications for a tenure-track position at the assistant professor level commencing in August of 2015. We seek a community ecologist focusing on topics such as: community genetics, mechanisms of community structure, the interplay of community and ecosystem dynamics, eco-evolutionary dynamics, and food web dynamics, using field/lab/computational approaches and working at any scale from microbes through ecosystems. We encourage applications from individuals whose scholarship will involve interactions with colleagues in social science, public policy, environmental health, law, or a combination of these areas; such interactions will be supported by the Georgetown Environment Initiative (, a university-wide initiative to support environment-focused scholarship and teaching as well as multidisciplinary collaboration. In addition to establishing a vigorous, externally funded research program, the successful candidate will be expected to effectively teach and serve as a research mentor to the ecology, evolution, and behavior graduate and undergraduate students, including undergraduate Environmental Biology majors. Postdoctoral experience is expected.

The Department of Biology ( is in the new, state-of-the-art Regents Hall in the Georgetown College of Arts & Sciences. Located in Washington, D.C., Georgetown University is committed to world-class research and teaching and benefits from close proximity to federal agencies including the U.S. Department of Agriculture, the National Science Foundation, and Smithsonian Institution, as well as several nearby research universities.

To apply, candidates should submit a single PDF that includes 1) a curriculum vitae, 2) a description of previous research training and accomplishments, 3) a plan for future research, 4) a statement of teaching and mentoring philosophy, and 5) a list of three or more references with contact information (no more than 2 pages per section, with the exception of the CV). Application materials should be submitted electronically to with “ECOLOGY Application” as the subject.

Review of application materials will begin on October 15, 2014; please submit applications before this date for priority consideration. Funding for this position is dependent upon final approval by the University Provost.

Georgetown University is an Equal Opportunity Educator and Employer fully dedicated to achieving a diverse faculty and staff.

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