Faculty Cluster Hire in Response of Biological Communities to Global Change
Division/College: College of Science
Employee Category: Faculty
Pay Range: Commensurate with experience
Full/Part Time: Full Time
As part of the University of Idaho’s focus on sustainability, the College of Science announces a cluster hire focused on the response of biological communities to global change. By hiring a cluster of collaborative faculty, we seek to aim our research infrastructure at the most pressing problems facing humanity over the next decades.
Hires will be at the tenure track assistant professor level, and research pairs or teams are encouraged to apply. We seek highly collaborative and interdisciplinary scientists to establish strong extramurally funded research programs that build on existing strengths and collaborations within the college and university. We welcome applications from scientists with research programs that fit under the broad umbrella of this cluster and anticipate a hire within each of four departments within the college—Biological Sciences, Chemistry, Geography and Geological Sciences, and Mathematics and Statistical Science. The College of Science places a high priority on increasing the diversity of faculty, and we are committed to hiring, supporting, and retaining a diverse team of researchers for this cluster hire.
We seek a microbiologist with a research program focused on the response of biological communities to global change. Example research programs include but are not limited to: eco-evolutionary dynamics in microbial communities; interactions of microbes and their host; or global change and emerging diseases. This position complements existing departmental strengths in evolutionary biology, microbiology, bioinformatics, and computational biology.
We seek a colleague with a research program that studies and addresses global change using chemical approaches. Examples of research programs include but are not limited to the development of green technologies and efficient catalysts, studying the chemical impact of climate change in the environment, or development of new drug strategies to address emerging diseases brought about by global change. Areas of interest may complement or contribute to existing strengths in medicinal, synthetic, energy storage, environmental, or electrochemistry.
Geography and Geological Sciences
We seek a colleague who applies geographic information, analysis or modeling to research global change and the interactions with natural or managed biological systems at any scale. Example research programs include but are not limited to: responses of species or communities; impacts on processes such as fluxes of energy, water, carbon, and nutrients on ecosystem services (e.g., food, recreation); or development or assessment of human actions to reduce the impacts of global change on biological systems (such as using forests to reduce atmospheric carbon dioxide concentrations). This scholar will build upon the department’s existing strengths in climate and other natural hazards, water, and geospatial analysis and modeling.
Mathematics and Statistical Science
We seek an individual with broad expertise in statistics and data science, with research interests that would have potential applications in understanding and predicting the response of biological communities to global change. Examples of research areas in statistics include but are not limited to Bayesian statistics, hierarchical modeling, causal inference, and statistical learning. Examples of potential application areas include but are not limited to biodiversity, emerging infectious disease, and eco-evolutionary dynamics as affected by global change. This position complements and expands upon existing department strengths in Bayesian statistics, causal inference, phylogenetics, epidemiology, and statistical genomics.
This position is open until filled, however, applications received on or before December 17, 2021 will receive first consideration.
Please address each minimum and preferred qualification in the Letter of Application. If you are part of a collaborative pair or team applying together, this should be stated in the Letter of Application.
Please upload a research statement of 1-2 pages to Statement of Research.
Please upload a teaching statement of 1-2 pages to Statement of Teaching.
Please upload a contributions to diversity and inclusion statement of 1 page to Other Document