The College of Natural and Agricultural Sciences (CNAS) invites applications for a tenured senior rank position for Director of the new Environmental Dynamics and GeoEcology (EDGE) Institute. The position will occupy a newly endowed chair and will include a tenured faculty position in one of the departments of CNAS. The successful candidate will lead a diverse group of faculty working in environmental change, global change biology, paleoecology, earth sciences, and conservation biology over both deep and contemporary time scales. The successful candidate will be expected to strengthen interdisciplinary collaborations, develop new funding initiatives, and become fully engaged in the research and teaching mission of the institute and the college.
The candidate is expected to develop an independent and innovative research program exploring the impacts and mechanisms of environmental change in arid or semi-arid regions. Appropriate areas of expertise include, but are not limited to: geological/geochemical approaches to address the patterns and drivers of climatic and paleoclimatic change, arid land dynamics, desertification or the global change processes related to arid land expansion, landscape ecology, biogeography or ecosystem ecology in the context of global change.
Applications must include a curriculum vita, statements of research and teaching interests, a perspective on leadership for a new institute, and full contact information for three to five referees. All application materials must be submitted through AP Recruit at:.
For more information about the position, please contact Prof. Mary Droser, Chair EDGE Institute Director Search, Department of Earth Sciences, University of California, Riverside, California. 92521. E-mail contact: firstname.lastname@example.org. Review of applications will begin December 15, 2014 and will continue until the position is filled. Information about EDGE and the College of Natural and Agricultural Sciences at UCR is available at http://edge.ucr.edu and http://cnas.ucr.edu