Applied Aquatic Ecology

Wednesday, September 7, 2016
Job Type: 
Job Rank: 
Assistant Professor
Job Institution: 
University of Michigan
Job Description: 

The School of Natural Resources and Environment (SNRE) at the University of Michigan seeks to strengthen its program in applied aquatic ecology. We have an opening for a nine-month, tenure-track position for Assistant Professor of Applied Aquatic Ecology.  This call is intentionally broad, as we are flexible with respect to areas of specialization and research skill-set, seeking applicants who are outstanding in terms of research and teaching promise; working on any aspect of freshwater population, community, or ecosystem ecology and management. Candidates must have a Ph.D. in ecology or a closely related field, a strong record of scholarly publication, evidence of teaching potential in a multidisciplinary setting, as well as other activities demonstrating a trajectory towards national and international recognition. 


SNRE is an interdisciplinary professional school focused on the development of new knowledge, policies, designs, and management strategies that “contribute to the protection of the Earth’s resources and achievement of a sustainable society.” The faculty of the School is diverse, with natural scientists, social scientists, engineers and designers working together to develop solutions to pressing environmental problems.  Therefore, candidates should show a history of, or keen interest in, collaborating across disciplinary boundaries, and clear evidence of research interests that link science to real-world management and problem solving.


The School offers a Ph.D. in Natural Resources and Environment and a professional M.S. degree in Natural Resources and Environment with six fields of study - conservation ecology; environmental informatics; sustainable systems; environmental policy and planning; behavior, education and communication; and environmental justice - in addition to a Master’s degree in Landscape Architecture. Courses taught by faculty routinely enroll students from multiple fields, and our current student body includes 350 M.S. students and 60 doctoral students. SNRE also participates in multiple cross-campus degree programs, including an undergraduate Program in the Environment and dual degrees with the Schools of Architecture and Urban Planning, Business, Engineering, Law, and Public Health, and offers several graduate certificate programs.  Additional information about the School can be found at


To Apply:  To apply, candidates should upload a cover letter, curriculum vitae, research and teaching statements, and pdf’s of three of their most important publications (all in a single PDF file) via SNRE’s website:


Letters of Recommendation:  Candidates should also arrange for three (3) letters of recommendation to be sent to with the applicant’s name in the subject line.

Review of applications begins September 19, 2016.  Inquiries about the position can be addressed to Dr. Allen Burton, chair of the search committee (


The University of Michigan is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer.