POSITION DESCRIPTION: The Department of Biological Sciences at The University of Texas at El Paso (UTEP) is seeking both an Ecophysiologist and an Ecological Modeler for tenure-track positions at the Assistant Professor level. Successful candidates are expected to develop productive research programs and will be required to mentor and teach at both the undergraduate and graduate levels. Anticipated appointment date is fall 2014.

ABOUT THE DEPARTMENT: The Department of Biological Sciences is among the most productive departments at UTEP and contributes to interdisciplinary programs in Environmental Science, Environmental Science and Engineering, Bioinformatics and Computational Science. A new Ecology and Evolutionary Biology (EEB) doctoral program has recently been established. Existing faculty expertise includes ecological, evolutionary, biomedical, and education research fields. Core facilities include capacities for DNA sequencing, bioinformatics, and biomolecule analysis; a herbarium; a green roof; and a greenhouse. The department also manages the 38,000 acre Indio Mountains Research Station. Current EEB faculty conduct research throughout the Chihuahuan Desert, Arctic, Congo, Southeast Asia, and Central and South America. More information is available at the Department of Biological Sciences website (http://science.utep.edu/biology/).

ABOUT UTEP: The University of Texas at El Paso is an emerging national research university at the heart of the U.S.-Mexico border region committed to the ideals of access and excellence. A leader among Hispanic-serving institutions, UTEP enrolls over 23,000 students – about 77 percent of them Hispanic – and is the only doctoral research university in the nation with a majority Mexican-American student body.

REQUIRED QUALIFICATIONS: Applicants must have a Ph.D., postdoctoral experience, a strong record of research accomplishments, and the capacity to secure extramural funding.

Application Procedure: Review of applications will begin immediately, and

applications will be accepted until the position is filled. Candidates must

submit: 1) a letter of interest, 2) curriculum vita, 3) statement of research interest, 4) a brief outline of their teaching philosophy, 5) copies of three relevant authored or co-authored publications, and 4) complete contact information for at least three references.

Applications should be submitted electronically as a single PDF file with the subject line: UTEP EEB Faculty Search to:

Ecophysiologist Search Committee Chair: Dr. Craig Tweedie ctweedie@utep.edu

Ecological Modeler Search Committee Chair: Dr. Vanessa Lougheed vlougheed@utep.edu

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