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Ecology & Evolutionary Biology: Assistant Professor in Animal Behavior (Initial Review 11/1/22)

Company: University of California, Santa Cruz (UCSC)
Location: Santa Cruz
Posted on: January 16, 2023

Job Description:

The Department of Ecology and Evolutionary Biology (EEB) () at the University of California, Santa Cruz (UCSC) invites applications for a tenure track position in Animal Behavior at the Assistant Professor level. We seek candidates who investigate behavior from any of these perspectives: ecological, evolutionary, mechanistic, developmental, or functional aspects of non-human animal behavior. This includes analyzing genetic, physiological, neural and/or cognitive mechanisms underlying behavior, as well as their ecological or evolutionary consequences. We welcome researchers who integrate theory with empirical data and who work on basic and/or applied issues across scales and systems. The successful candidate will contribute to instruction at the undergraduate and graduate teaching levels and will mentor undergraduate and graduate students in research. The ideal candidate will use equitable, inclusive, and engaging methods to teach upper division Behavioral Ecology and other courses in their field of expertise.
The department is located on the stunning Coastal Sciences Campus, approximately 7km from the main campus. It houses research and educational facilities such as greenhouses, renovated marine vertebrate facilities, environmental chambers, and shared-use molecular biology labs and microscopy facilities, and it has close connections with the Seymour Marine Discovery Center, a premier venue for outreach. Santa Cruz is located on the central California coast, which provides easy access to a myriad of terrestrial, freshwater, and marine habitats. Our EEB Department is collegial, congenial, creative, and family friendly, and it strives to increase diversity at all career stages while centering teaching and research practices around inquiry-based problem-solving. Together, our faculty, graduate and undergraduate students, and staff form a vibrant campus community that is reflected in our student success.
UC Santa Cruz is a Hispanic-Serving Institution and an Asian American and Native American Pacific Islander Serving Institution (AANAPISI) with a relatively high proportion of first-generation college students and a strong record of facilitating student social mobility. UC Santa Cruz and the EEB Department value diversity, equity, and inclusion and are committed to hiring faculty who will work to support these values. We welcome candidates who understand the barriers facing women and historically excluded groups who are underrepresented in the classroom and in higher education careers (as evidenced by life experiences and educational background), and who have experience in equity and diversity with respect to teaching, mentoring, research, life experiences, or service towards building an equitable and diverse scholarly environment. Activities promoting equity and inclusion at UC Santa Cruz will be recognized as important university service during the faculty promotion process. More information can be found: .
The chosen candidate will be expected to sign a statement indicating that they are not the subject of any ongoing investigation or disciplinary proceeding at their current academic institution or place of employment, nor have they in the past ten years been formally disciplined at any academic institution/place of employment. In the event the candidate cannot make this representation, they will be expected to disclose in writing to the hiring Dean the circumstances surrounding any formal discipline that they have received, as well as any current or ongoing investigation or disciplinary process of which they are the subject. (Note that discipline includes a negotiated settlement agreement to resolve a matter related to substantiated misconduct.)

Keywords: University of California, Santa Cruz (UCSC), Santa Cruz , Ecology & Evolutionary Biology: Assistant Professor in Animal Behavior (Initial Review 11/1/22), Education / Teaching , Santa Cruz, California

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