Research Scientist Position Announcement


Mar 26, 2013

Freshwater Ecologist Research Scientist Faculty Position

University of Michigan joint appointment:

The School of Natural Resources & Environment, and
the Biological Station

We invite applications for a Research Scientist Faculty Position from those whose research focuses on environmental problems that impact the sustainability of freshwater ecosystems.
The University of Michigan (U-M) is in the midst of a major hiring initiative to augment
expertise in the environmental sustainability of food, energy, and freshwater systems. The goal
of this particular hire is to enhance collaborations between the U-M Biological Station (UMBS)
and partnering campus units such as the College of Literature, Science, and the Arts (LSA), the
School of Natural Resources and Environment
(SNRE), the College of Engineering, and U-M's new $9 million Great Lakes Water Research Center

The successful candidate will have a joint appointment in SNRE and UMBS, and will be expected to utilize UMBS research facilities, data resources, and the diverse aquatic and terrestrial environments of the Laurentian Great Lakes Basin to advance interdisciplinary field research on topics related to sustaining ecosystem services in this water-rich, globally critical region.

This 12-month research-track position (non-tenure track) will include salary support for three
years, during which the successful candidate is expected to develop a research portfolio to
support their salary and research activities. The successful candidate will develop a widely
recognized and externally funded research program, with the option to supervise graduate
students in research. This call is intentionally broad, and the Research Scientist position could
be filled at the assistant, associate, or senior level. We are particularly interested in augmenting strengths at the interface of climate change, water resources, and ecosystem functioning. Candidates using watershed or landscape approaches on energy or materials exchange between terrestrial and aquatic ecosystems are especially desired.

Applicants should have a strong record of scholarly publication, a demonstrated potential to
develop a nationally recognized research program that attracts external funding, and a history
of interdisciplinary collaboration. Applications must be submitted as a single PDF file and should include a cover letter, CV, a 2-3 page research statement, and contact information for three references. Applications and questions should be directed to Karie Slavik with the subject line “SNRE-UMBS Research Scientist." Review of applications will begin on March 30, 2013 and will continue until the position is filled.

The University of Michigan ranks 15th on the Times Higher Education’s list of the world’s top
200 universities, and Ann Arbor is routinely ranked as one of the best places to live in the U.S.
due to its affordability, preservation of wooded areas, vibrant arts program, and lively downtown. U-M Biological Station is a world-class research station located near the geographic
center of the Laurentian Great Lakes Basin that attracts investigators from around the world
who use its strategic location, laboratory facilities, field sensors, and diverse terrestrial, coastal
and aquatic habitats, to conduct field-based research.

The University of Michigan is an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer and women and
minorities are encouraged to apply.