POSITION ANNOUNCEMENT: ASSISTANT PROFESSOR IN ECOINFORMATICS

department of environmental sciences, policy and management, University of California, Berkeley

The Department of Environmental Science, Policy, and Management’s (ESPM) Division of Organisms and Environment at the University of California, Berkeley is recruiting for a tenure track (academic year), assistant professor position in the field of Ecoinformatics, with an expected start date of July 1, 2014. This position includes a joint appointment with the California Agricultural Experiment Station.

The department seeks candidates whose research, teaching and service position them to develop a world class ecoinformatics program that connects with one or more related programs on the Berkeley campus, such as the Berkeley initiative on Global Change Biology (BiGCB), the College of Natural Resources Geospatial Innovation Facility (GIF), or the Center for Computational Biology (CCB). We are seeking a candidate either with exceptionally strong computational and modeling skills or with extensive data mining and manipulation, and information management experience. We are particularly interested in candidates capable of linking physical and biological processes to obtain a comprehensive understanding of environmental and ecosystem processes. The successful candidate will be expected to offer an upper division undergraduate course in management and analysis of ecological data and develop a cutting edge ecoinformatics course for graduate students in their sub-area of expertise. Candidates are also expected to contribute to diversity and equal opportunity in higher education through their teaching, research, and service. The minimum requirement to be considered as an applicant for this position is the completion of all doctoral degree requirements except the dissertation in an applicable area of research. The Ph.D. or equivalent is required by the date of hire. Post-doctoral experience in the ecological and environmental sciences demonstrating an ability to manage, visualize and analyze large sets of data is desired. Women and under-represented ethnic minorities are especially encouraged to apply.

Applications will be accepted through January 10, 2014. Applicants should submit the following materials online at http://aprecruit.berkeley.edu/apply/JPF00268:

  • a cover letter,
  • a curriculum vitae,
  • a statement of research and teaching interests,
  • pdf copies of three peer reviewed publications,
  • three letters of recommendation (requested directly through our online application system).

All letters will be treated as confidential per University of California policy and California state law. Please refer potential referees, including those submitting letters via a third party (i.e., dossier service or career center), to the UC Berkeley statement of confidentiality. Applicants may direct questions to ESPM_recruit@berkeley.edu. Additional information on this position can be found at http://ourenvironment.berkeley.edu/Ecoinformatics.pdf.

For additional information on the Department and the campus visit http://ourenvironment.berkeley.edu, and http://berkeley.edu.

The University of California is an equal opportunity, affirmative action employer.