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Postdoctoral Scholar in Ecological Theory

Recruitment Period

Open date: January 24th, 2020

Next review date: Thursday, Feb 27, 2020 at 11:59pm (Pacific Time)
Apply by this date to ensure full consideration by the committee.

Final date: Tuesday, Mar 31, 2020 at 11:59pm (Pacific Time)
Applications will continue to be accepted until this date, but those received after the review date will only be considered if the position has not yet been filled.

Description

The UCSB Department of Geography seeks a PostDoctoral Scholar in Ecological Theory.

The PostDoc will be engaged in projects with Dr. Anna Trugman that include the development of ecological theory, mechanistic modeling with demographic ecosystem models such as ED2, analyzing large datasets, such as remote sensing and forest inventory data, and field-based experiments to infer ecological processes across scales. Her lab is interested in a range of ecological questions centered around how changes in climate and water availability affect ecosystem diversity, productivity, and resilience.

Qualifications:
Applicants must have completed all requirements for a PhD in Ecology, Environmental Science or a related field ,except the dissertation, at the time of application, with a background in programming languages (Matlab, Python, R).

Additional Qualifications:

  • PhD awarded by the time of appointment.

Preferred Qualifications:
-Solid record of productive and creative research demonstrated by publication in peer-reviewed journals and presentations at scientific conferences
-Demonstrated experience working with mechanistic vegetation or land surface models or large geospatial datasets in a high performance computing environment.

The Department is especially interested in candidates who can contribute to the diversity and excellence of the academic community through research and service as appropriate to the position. We strongly encourage applicants to submit an optional Statement of Contributions to Diversity. These statements, if submitted, will be reviewed for evidence of teaching, research, professional and/or public service contributions that promote diversity and equal opportunity, such as effective strategies used for the educational advancement of students in various under-represented groups; demonstrated contributions to the advancement of equitable access and diversity in education; and contributions furthering diversity and equal opportunity in higher education through participation in such activities as recruitment, retention, and mentoring of scholars and students.

To apply, please visit [https://recruit.ap.ucsb.edu/JPF01731]
Please be prepared to include a Cover Letter, your most recent Curriculum Vitae, and arrange for three letters of recommendation. A Statement of Research demonstrating evidence of satisfying preferred qualifications is optional. Primary consideration given to applications received by 2/27/2020.

Earliest start date of April 1st but no later than July1st, 2020.

The University of California is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability status, protected veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by law.

Requirements

Document requirements
  • Curriculum Vitae - Your most recently updated C.V.

  • Cover Letter

  • Statement of Research - Please provide a statement listing the following:

    Research demonstrated by publication in peer-reviewed journals and presentations at scientific conferences

    Research demonstrated by experience working with mechanistic vegetation or land surface models or large geospatial datasets in a high performance computing environment.

    (Optional)

  • Statement of Contributions to Diversity - Statement addressing past and/or potential contributions to diversity through research, teaching, and/or service.
    (Optional)

  • Misc / Additional (Optional)

Reference requirements
  • 3-5 letters of reference required