Assistant/Associate Professor position in coastal disease ecology

Sustainable Coastal Systems Cluster

Coastal Disease Ecologist

Applicants for an Assistant/Associate Professor position in coastal
disease ecology must have a Ph.D. from an accredited institution,
relevant post-doctoral training, and show a demonstrated ability, or
strong potential, to maintain a vigorous, extramurally-funded research
program. Preference will be given to candidates whose research interests
focus on the ecology of infectious diseases in natural coastal ecosystems
(not aquaculture systems) and who uses innovative approaches, including
modeling and empirical field and laboratory work, to address fundamental
ecological or evolutionary questions about any coastal host-pathogen
systems regardless of taxonomic group. Potential research questions
may include, but are not limited to, the ecology of emerging coastal
diseases and the intersection of disease and anthropogenic stressors,
such as climate change, pollution, habitat loss, or invasive species.
Strong interdisciplinary skills, experience working at the interface
of social and biological sciences, strong quantitative and excellent
communication and interpersonal skills are essential. Proven track records
of publication in refereed journals of high quality and acquisition of
research funding are highly desirable.

Candidates must apply on-line at
(Position #38660) and attach the following materials: a cover letter,
curriculum vitae, teaching statement, research statement, and contact
information for three professional references. In the cover letter
candidates should address their background in their discipline and
should identify the department(s) for their potential tenure home.
In the research statement candidates should include descriptions of
their successful interdisciplinary research collaborations and how their
current and future research can contribute to the cluster’s overall
interdisciplinary objectives.

The search committee will review applications on an on-going basis until
the position is filled.

The University of Central Florida, with more than 63,000 students, has
grown in quality, diversity, and reputation in its first 50 years and is
committed to being inclusive and diverse by building a faculty who are a
reflection of the students they teach. For more information about this
position please contact the Sustainable Coastal Systems Cluster search
committee Chair, Dr. Graham Worthy at

Anna Savage <>

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