The Department of Biological Sciences in the College of Life Sciences and Agriculture (COLSA) and the School of Marine Science and Ocean Engineering (SMSOE) at the University of New Hampshire invite applications for a tenure-track Associate Professor position in Coastal Resilience and Restoration Ecology. We seek applicants with lived experiences and/or professional service informed by worldviews and/or perspectives about minority group status including race, ethnicity, gender, sexuality, religion, and disability and who are committed to work in and foster a diverse faculty, staff, and student environment at UNH. This position will enhance UNH’s growing excellence in coastal and marine research, teaching, and scholarship. We seek candidates with a strong background in coastal restoration ecology, resource management, and climate adaptation as well as demonstrated leadership in engaged scholarship, outreach, and education. The candidate will demonstrate expertise in areas such as natural plant communities, threatened coastal habitats, coastal biogeochemistry, and protection of rare or imperiled species, especially in the context of climate change and/or other anthropogenic influences. In addition, the candidate will provide vibrant, high-quality instruction to the undergraduate and graduate programs in Biological Sciences, including teaching foundational courses in wetland plant ecology, climate adaptation and resilience, coastal habitat research methods, or other courses within the candidate’s area of expertise serving students spanning COLSA departments, the Graduate School, and the School of Marine Science and Ocean Engineering. Finally, the successful candidate will maintain a high-impact externally-funded research program, train graduate students, mentor undergraduates, perform significant departmental service, and contribute to UNH’s broader marine research enterprise.
Applicants will be expected to bring a nationally known extramurally funded research program that would leverage UNH’s state-of-the art research infrastructure, including the Jackson Estuarine Laboratory, Shoals Marine Laboratory, Judd Gregg Marine Complex, University Instrumentation Center, and/or the Research Computing Center. Additionally, the successful candidate is expected to develop new opportunities for exchange with other research institutions, domestic or abroad, to strengthen UNH’s national and international profile as a leader in marine research. The faculty member is expected to strive to broaden participation among members of under-represented groups and demonstrate through research, teaching, and/or public engagement the richness of diversity in the learning experience and integrate multicultural approaches and perspectives into instructional methods and research tools.
A Ph.D. in a relevant field is required. Candidates must have a strong publication record commensurate with mid-career experience, demonstrated grantsmanship skills, and a record of instructional experience and curriculum development that can fulfill the academic needs of the Department of Biological Sciences. Candidates must show evidence of the ability to establish cross-disciplinary research partnerships with UNH faculty in other departments, the School of Marine Science and Ocean Engineering (SMSOE), and local, state, and federal agencies. Finally, the candidate must show evidence of an existing ability and potential to continue securing competitive grants and awards in support of their research and that of students (graduate and undergraduate).
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The University of New Hampshire is an R1 Carnegie classification research institution providing comprehensive, high-quality undergraduate and graduate programs of distinction. UNH is located in Durham on a 188-acre campus, 60 miles north of Boston and 8 miles from the Atlantic coast, and is convenient to New Hampshire's lakes and mountains. There is a student enrollment of 13,000 students, with a full-time faculty of over 600, offering 90 undergraduate and more than 70 graduate programs. The University actively promotes a dynamic learning environment in which qualified individuals of differing perspectives, life experiences, and cultural backgrounds pursue academic goals with mutual respect and shared inquiry.