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TimestampInstitutionLocationSubject AreaReview DateURLRankAppointmentLast UpdateNotesNumber AppliedMod Flag
7/3/23 17:24Ball State UniversityIndianaAnatomy & Physiology6/19/2023 ProfFixed Term7/5/23 19:02Past the review deadline but it does say open until filled. Putting it here in case it benefits someone.
6/28/23 10:27University of BonnGermanyEcological Modelling7/9/2023 ProfTenure Track9/29/23 11:32Apparent re-opening of line #1040 below. 2) They didn't received any candidate that was a good fit. I would suggest to everyone to apply.1
6/27/23 9:27Scripps & Pitzer CollegesCaliforniaBiology Asst ProfFixed Term12/4/23 17:05One-year position to teach an introductory molecular/cellular biology course and an upper division course in the candidate's area of speciality. Molecular ecology is listed as an area of interest.
6/26/23 15:21Oberlin CollegeOhioField Ecology7/10/2023 Asst ProfFixed Term6/26/23 15:22One-year position teaching five courses in the general area of field ecology. We particularly seek ecologists who study animals (vertebrate or invertebrate) or fungal ecology.
6/24/23 0:27University of ManchesterUnited KingdomEntomology6/26/2023 Non-TT5/31/24 8:55One-year position teaching five courses in the general area of field ecology. We particularly seek ecologists who study animals (vertebrate or invertebrate) or fungal ecology. 2
6/23/23 9:02US Forest ServiceSouth CarolinaWildlife Ecology7/7/2023 Wildlife Biologist (GS 12)Permanent Non-TT3/12/24 18:48Upland Hardwood Ecology and Management Research Unit
6/14/23 11:47Middlebury CollegeVermontBiology/Genomics7/10/2023 Asst ProfFixed Term6/14/23 11:48"One-year position. Applicants with a Ph.D. are preferred, but ABD applicants will be considered. The successful candidate will teach an introductory course in cell biology and genetics as well as upper-level electives in their area of expertise."
6/14/23 11:46Middlebury CollegeVermontEcology & Evolution7/10/2023 Asst ProfFixed Term6/14/23 11:49"One-year position. Applicants with a Ph.D. are preferred, but ABD applicants will be considered. The successful candidate will teach an introductory course in ecology and evolution, as well as upper-level electives in their area of expertise."1
6/14/23 3:08BASFGermanyEcological Modeller Non-Academic9/19/23 12:04link says job not availble or filled
6/13/23 22:06USFWSUSARegional Proactive Conservation Coordinator6/15/2023 Permanent Non-Academic7/19/23 13:25location negotiable 2) This is a super vague ad. What program would/could this position work with? How negotiable is the location? What are the potential locations? USA Jobs strikes again. 3) This position is based in the Alaska region and would work across programs to identify strategies to enhance at-risk species. Based in the Ecological Services program. Location likely negotiable in Alaska. 4) normally if it is negotiable within a specific region it will state so; otherwise there is often some flexibility among other offices to be based out of 5) received notice of referal 6/271
6/12/23 7:50Colorado State UniversityColoradoVector-Borne and/or Zoonotic Agents7/7/2023 / Assoc ProfTenure Track6/12/23 7:52Special consideration will be given to candidates with basic research programs in molecular virology, virus-host cell interactions, and viral pathogenesis. The successful candidate will be expected to complement existing research programs but also bring new research directions to the department.
6/9/23 10:50Colby CollegeMaineEnvironmental Studies7/1/2023 Asst ProfFixed Term6/16/23 16:10This is an environmental policy job. I know the connection to eco-evo is broad here, but this seems like a real stretch for the board. AP) Probably, but we'll be setting up a new sheet soon, so what the heck. @Ap, I think this is a good app for this board because there is significant overlap with ecology focused disciplines. x2 1) Maybe there is some overlap, but there are no other policy jobs posted on this board. I've never seen a TT policy job listed here. 2) My research is mainly ecology but I do some social science work too and I've applied to some environmental social science jobs, so I appreciate them being listed here! This is not the first one I've seen on here. Them being here is nice because there aren't comparable job boards in other disciplines. 3) I don't see the downside of listing them 4) I just think we shouldn't be listing 1 year VAPs in non science fields when there aren't even permanent positions in the same field being listed. At least start with the good jobs over these exploitative ones. Lots of jobs that are way way closer to a typical ecology and evolution training have also been removed here for being non relevant in the past. 5) I'm primarily a biologist. I have an environmental degree. I have interviewed for policy jobs MANY times both in the private and academic sector. Its absolutely
6/8/23 16:40Roger Williams UniversityRhode IslandBiology Term
6/7/23 18:58Appalachian State UniversityNorth CarolinaEvolutionary and Global Change Ecology6/19/2023 ProfTenure Track1/22/24 14:081) internal hire? Seems very quick turn around time for Fall 23 start 2) As someone at another school in NC, more likely related to fiscal years. If it works like our school's rules, they have to secure the hire more urgently but start date could still be flexible. I have no inside info, but would recommend applying if interested. 3) In addition to quick turnaround, the desired focus is incredibly specific. 4) App State's website says 'open till filled' and review of applications begins on 6/19, not closes. Whether there is an internal canidate I have no insight. 5) For schools of this type/size/tier, teaching needs are often prioritized, which could explain the fall start and specificity. 6) Did you read the job ad 5? The research topic is insanely specific not the teaching requests. 7) @6, while I agree the research topics are pointed I wouldn't say insanely specific. Could be an internal hire, but could just as easily be a retirement with that expertise. 8) @6 I (5) did read it. Endowed positions, cluster hires (e.g., as part of a new research center), or donor- or industry-funded faculty positions can explain the narrow specificity of research hires. 9) "particular interest in candidates with expertise in tropical ecology, reptile biology and biogeography" 10) Might as well apply and see what happens is my motto at this point! 11.) For context: They had an almost identical job ad 2 years ago and the search failed. It was complicated (something about how the position was created, funded, supported, etc-- internal stuff w/ admin led to failed search). Maybe someone from UNCA can chime in? Seems like they just got an actual TT line to hire that person. 12) Yeah, by all means apply. But I totally disagree with 8. This job ad is either really badly written, or written to describe a specific person's research program. Of course that doesn't necessarily mean they would hire whoever that person is. 13) UNCA is not who is hiring for this position. 11 again: SORRY- you are right. This ad is so similar to the unca one that I got confused... ignore me :( 14) this is likely a spousal accommodation hire. 14) do a Google search on the keywords of add. one person comes up. a former postdoc at Yale working as staff at Colby. look at faculty at ASU, any connections to Yale or Colby? maybe coincidence. apply anyway!!! 15) Just recieved this lol "Due to changes in the position, we are going to cancel this posting and reassess the business need and revise the position Assistant Professor of Biology, Evolutionary and Global Change Ecology, 088601. Your application will be canceled but we encourage you to apply to the new posting when you see it on our website" 16) Yup, ready to submit and just clicked the link and it says position is not available... a big pile of horsepoop 17) Same here 15 - wish I had read this thread before wasting all that time writing and submitting application materials.. 18) GOOD! I did not have time to fill it out anyway! (That is one hell of a poorly written letter to applicants!). 19) The first #14 is likely correct about what the intent2
6/7/23 12:59USDA-ARS Plant Genetics Research UnitMissouriCorn Entomology7/6/2023 or GS-13 likely only step 1 within the gradePermanent Non-Academic6/8/23 9:41A-maize-ing! This is my time. 2) duplicate post from below. 3) Navigating your way through repeated rows is a requirement for this job. AP) Shucks, I typically delete duplicates, but I love these corny puns... 4) @ AP, they really are ear-resistible. 5) These posts are a kernal of happiness for all the job-seekers.
6/7/23 8:02University of Toronto ScarboroughCanadaEcology7/11/2023 ProfTenure Track6/14/23 9:221) The successful candidate will employ genomic tools and microbiological methods to explore questions in ecology and/or evolution of host-microbe interactions using invertebrate models-> seems very specific 2) This position is targeting diversity. 3) @1 Also targets an associate professor instead of assistant professor...maybe they're headhunting or found someone from a previous search that was already an assistant/associate professor, just a speculation though, I have no idea. 3) Hmmm....the main campus already has someone who does this kind of research 4) @3 the campuses don't interact a whole lot so I don't see this as an issue (did my grad work here)
6/6/23 8:31USDA ARSMissouriAgricultural Entomology7/5/2023 Entomologist GS 12/13Permanent Non-Academic6/7/23 13:56open-ended promotional potential 2) all scientists have open potential- scale ends at 15.
6/5/23 10:47Willamette UniversityOregonBiology6/12/2023 Asst ProfFixed Term6/29/23 10:231) Review is ongoing but recommend submitting before 6/12 for maximal consideration. I did my undergrad here and it was a fantastic community, with great faculty mentors.
6/3/23 20:26Midwestern State UniversityTexasBiology 6/23/2023 ProfFixed Term6/3/23 20:281) Looking for someone to teach courses in ecology and genetics
6/3/23 20:11Adrian CollegeMichiganBiology ProfPermanent Non-TT6/25/23 22:41 1) Not clear if this is fixed term ("full-time, non-tenure, term-contract"). They are looking for people who can teach plant ecology/taxonomy, evolution, biostats, and conservation bio. 2) Link is broke? 3) Very odd -- this job was posted to HigherEdJobs, LinkedIn, and Glassdoor on 6/2, but I don't see it on the Adrian College website. LinkedIn says that Amber Curtis is the name of the hiring HR representative. 4) Welp, I keep trying to post a working link and it keeps getting deleted. 5) here is a link to the job:, 6) They are requesting letters (6-23)
6/3/23 9:21US Forest ServiceWisconsinMycology6/8/2023 Biologist (GS-12)Permanent Non-TT6/6/23 8:35open-ended promotional potential
6/2/23 13:18HudsonAlpha Institute for BiotechnologyAlabamaGenomics, Plant Genetics, Bioinformatics7/3/2023 ScientistPermanent Non-Academic6/17/23 8:17Can be remote, but needs to be in the USA. Assistant Prof equivalent. (1) Any guesses about salary? (2) Hiring manager here - starting at $80-90k for 12mo (3) @2 and OP, how this position different from Faculty Investigator? (4) OP: good q, you don't have your own lab, but would be a scientist in the genome sequencing center. \{
5/31/23 14:26Pomona CollegeCaliforniaConservation Biology5/31/2023 Asst ProfFixed Term6/6/23 8:35
5/31/23 8:13Pivotal EarthEuropeBiodiversity & Tech5/31/2023 SurveyorPermanent Non-Academic6/15/23 10:36remote, seemingly Europe-based
5/30/23 18:03University of FloridaFloridaReptile Ecology6/14/2023 Asst ProfPermanent Non-TT7/6/23 13:24focused on endemic reptiles of the FL Nature Coast; "tenure-accruing" 2) why does the comment say "tenure accruing" when the advertisement clearly says NonTenure Accruing???, 3) perhaps they already know who they want to hire, 4) is there a search chair contact? I missed the deadline and would love to submit my app - I can't even find an archived version of this post. 4) probably an internal promotion. seriously though, I applied. it says it's closed and they are reviewing applications at this time. I haven't heard anything so I'm assuming they passed me by. 1
5/30/23 11:57Goucher CollegeMarylandEnvironmental Science6/12/2023 Asst ProfFixed Term6/1/23 9:281) Link isn't showing the position? Or is it just me? 2) Seems OK now 3) When I click it, it doesn't show the Visiting Asst. Prof position open. 4) SC member: I agree--I'm on getting the link fixed! 5) Thank you so much. Sorry about all of this. I appreciate you 6) Link is fixed! Sorry for the technical difficulties!
5/30/23 1:55Goethe University FrankfurtGermanyGenomic Biomonitoring6/15/2023 Prof (W2)Tenure Track5/30/23 1:59"Joint appointment with Senckenberg - Leibniz Institution for Biodiversity and Earth System Research"1
5/26/23 13:08LaSalle University PennsylvaniaVirology, Microbiology, Immunology, Genetics, Genomics, Anatomy & Physiology6/1/2023 Non-TT5/28/23 6:151) unclear if this is permanent or fixed term. No term limit stated in job post. 2) Search committee : This is a non TT position with a yearly renewable contract, not limited to a fixed term, we are intrested in someone to stay long term.1
5/26/23 13:06LaSalle UniversityPennsylvaniaEcology and Environmental Science6/1/2023 ProfTenure Track6/27/23 13:381) Catholic liberal arts University; open until filled. 2) We are looking for someone who is enthusiastic about undergraduate teaching and research. 3) Invited for Zoom interview (June 9) 4) Quick turnaround to begin August 2023, maybe fiscal clock related? 5) Most likely. Many places need to start the process because of budgeting but are usually open to negotating start date. Starting 1.5 months after Zoom interviews (not even campus interview) is a lot to ask considering finding a place to live, moving preparations, settling into a new place, teaching prep., etc. 6) @ #3, any updates? 7) @6 Nothing yet. Zoom interviews were last week, no news/updates yet. 8) Many small schools in the Philly area are closing due to decreased enrollment. Try to inquire about their financial security. Another local college just closed but they hired new faculty the year prior. 9) Just wanted to add that I am another applicant here and I haven't heard anything either. I'll happily post here when i hear from them again. 10) @9 me too 11) Invited to campus interview (June 27); campus interviews taking place mid-July.8
5/24/23 9:55LSU AgCenterLouisianaAgronomy6/16/2023 / Assoc ProfTenure Track
5/24/23 9:54LSU AgCenterLouisianaWeed Science6/17/2023 OpenTenure Track
5/23/23 18:56Washington State UniversityWashingtonInvasive Species Ecology (insects)6/23/2023 Asst ProfPermanent Non-TT5/29/23 10:24The add says nonpermanent? 2) No? It says career track which seems permanent but non-tenure track 3) From the ad: "This is a temporary, non-tenure track position expected to end in 1 year. Renewal is dependent on the need for extension and/or if additional funding is secured to extend employment."
5/23/23 12:59University of KansasKansasGenomics6/5/2023 Researcher SeniorFixed Term5/23/23 13:00Note that this position is both a service for others but also allows for your own research program (dry lab or with collaborators). The quick review date isn't binding.
5/23/23 12:10University of MaineMaineSustainable Agriculture and Ornamental Horticulture Educator6/5/2023 ProfTenure Track5/23/23 12:10Extension position.
5/23/23 12:07University of MaineMaineSustainable Agriculture & Farm Business Management Educator6/12/2023 Extension ProfTenure Track5/26/23 9:45Extension position.
5/23/23 5:09Bangor UniversityUnited KingdomMarine Population Ecology6/16/2023 Track5/24/23 7:40Expected to start Aug. 2023?
5/23/23 5:09Bangor UniversityUnited KingdomMarine Ecosystem Services6/16/2023 Track
5/22/23 6:21USGS Eastern Ecological Science CenterWest VirginiaEcology5/26/2023 Non-Academic5/22/23 6:21Duties include "Build and lead a research program focused on landscape-scale studies with fisheries, aquatic ecosystems and global climate change. Develop novel aspects of aquatic community life histories, functional traits, phenology to use in studies."2
5/19/23 11:00Conservation Science PartnersCaliforniaConservation Biology6/5/2023 ScientistPermanent Non-Academic5/23/23 12:12
5/19/23 4:56Johannes Gutenberg University MainzGermanyEvolutionary Biology6/28/2023 ProfTenure Track5/23/23 12:121) can you apply if you are a postdoc? 2) W3 = Full Prof, so I think it'd be a waste of time 3) agree with #2. Very unlikely to get w3 as a postdoc. But you can always apply. 4) I have informally heard they would like someone 'established' 5) Is the human biology research focus a big requirement? Would folks working on invertebrate models be at a disadvantage? 6) This is a repost of a previous ad with a Feb deadline. They cancelled that search, and the rumor is that most of the candidates were aDNA people, and they decided they didn't want an aDNA person. If you compare the old ad and the new one, they e.g. used to say "evolutionary anthropology" and now they say "evolutionary biology". I think they want someone w/ a theory component.
5/18/23 6:55WA State Fish & WildlifeWashingtonConservation Genetics6/28/2023 ScientistPermanent Non-TT3
5/18/23 6:14Kentucky Wesleyan CollegeKentuckyBiology6/30/2023 ProfTenure Track6/21/23 8:3553k salary, Microbiology, start FA23 2) FYI: This link doesn't work.
5/17/23 10:41University of ExeterUnited KingdomEcology or Conservation Science6/29/2023 / Sr LecturerTenure Track7/17/23 2:02Education & Research 2) Has anyone heard back? Application reviews in the UK are normally pretty fast, so I'm wondering if I should cross this off my list. 3) I havn't heard anything either 4) selected for an interview (June 17th) 5
5/17/23 10:39University of ExeterUnited KingdomEcology or Conservation Science6/29/2023 / Full ProfTenure Track
5/17/23 8:48University of the PacificCaliforniaPhysiology Term
5/16/23 5:43University of GeorgiaGeorgiaEcology6/15/2023 CoordinatorPermanent Non-TT5/16/23 5:441
5/15/23 11:48Auburn UniversityAlabamaNative Bee Ecology3/20/2023 / Assoc ProfPermanent Non-TT5/16/23 7:251) After emailing the contact person, this role is effectively closed - a verbal offer has been made, but it's auburn's policy to keep the job live until hiring is finished
5/15/23 7:32Wageningen University ResearchNetherlandsForest Biodiversity and Resilient Landscapes6/12/2023 ProfTenure Track5/15/23 7:35"In addition to these first-rate employee benefits, you will be offered a fixed-term, 7 year contract which, upon positive evaluation based on criteria elaborated in the University's Tenure Track policy, can lead to a permanent employment contract as professor."2
5/12/23 14:16St. Mary's College of MarylandMarylandBiology5/15/2023 Asst ProfFixed Term5/22/23 6:32Q: Visiting assistant professor is the equivalent of teaching stream? 2) No not really, it means that the position is temporary (usually 1-3 years). Usually when people say teaching stream they mean permanent teaching only positions.
5/10/23 5:22University of LincolnUnited KingdomEvolution or Ecology5/30/2023 ProfTenure Track1
5/10/23 4:47University of Stirling United KingdomAnimal Evolutionary Biology 5/25/2023 ProfTenure Track7/5/23 4:01Level 7/8; Any news? 2) rejection email received (6/5) 3) same here: 7/51
5/10/23 2:22University College LondonUnited KingdomEcology and Innovative Technologies6/5/2023 / Assoc ProfTenure Track5/15/23 7:16Grade 8/9. 1) Link is fixed -AFP1
5/10/23 2:21University College LondonUnited KingdomUrban Biodiversity and Ecosystem Health6/5/2023 / Assoc ProfTenure Track5/17/23 1:15Grade 8/9 2) is 48k pounds enough for london? 05/14: link says that this job expired.. 3) I can see the ad on nature 4). Link is fixed - AFP 5) To 2) It depends on what you're looking for. If you're happy living in a one bedroom apartment, this would be enough. If you need family home, you'll likely need to live in another community outside of London and use the tube to get into the city. This isn't a problem just in London, academic salaries are very low in the UK.1
5/10/23 0:40University of CambridgeUnited KingdomEcology5/31/2023 / Assoc ProfTenure Track5/31/23 15:271) Faculty member here: this is a broad hire in the fields of ecology, biogeochemistry, and global change. Although this is a 'Plant Sciences' Department, this does not mean the department only studies Arabadopsis! Cambridge is highly collaborative with multiple faculty often applying for grants together, co-mentoring students, and sharing lab equipment. There is close affliation w/the Crop Sciences Center and Cambridge Conservation Institute. 2) could you perhaps explain this "Once an offer of employment has been accepted, the successful candidate will be required to undergo a health assessment." 3) #1 again, similar to the USA, there is no discrimination against people w/disabilities and/or health issues (e.g., I have a disability and disclosed it (although you do not have to at all) and it did not affect anything throughout the process). If you have specific concerns, please reach out to the contact in the job posting. 4) Looks like the closing date was exended to June 7th?2
5/9/23 13:46Neumann UniversityPennsylvaniaGeneral Biology and Genetics5/22/2023 ProfPermanent Non-TT5/9/23 13:501) Faculty member here: This is a catholic university but there is truly only emphasis on good citizenship which the university categorizes as respect, integrity, service, excellence and stewardship. There is a strong emphasis on science, health science, and the environment. The position functions as a tenured position but is not titled as such. If there are any other questions, I would be happy to answer them!1
5/8/23 14:11Saint Mary's University of MinnesotaMinnesotaEcology6/1/2023 ProfFixed Term1
5/5/23 12:52South Dakota State UniversitySouth DakotaBison5/5/2023 ProfTenure Track10/26/23 14:10Failed search. Reopening for another 2 weeks. Focus on bison, but can be broad. Seems to be a production focus, but any area of expertise welcome. Look into SDState's Center of Excellence for Bison Studies for potential research areas. 2) From SDSU - Doesn't have to be production focused. The three potential home departments include Natural Resource Management, Animal Sciences, or Veterinary Medicine. Research programs could fit into one of these three departments in the College of Ag., Food, and Environmental Sciences. Position involves developing bison management focused curriculum for undergrads. 3) no one's got any good bison jokes huh? 4) I haven't herd any. 5) My job is just... bison 6) @5 and what a good job you do at Bison 1
5/5/23 12:18Bigelow Laboratory for Ocean SciencesMaineMarine Environmental Chemistry6/1/2023 TechnicianPermanent Non-Academic
5/5/23 11:49NatureServeVirginiaBotany5/26/2023 Permanent Non-Academic5/7/23 18:08Any idea why is the pay for the Botanist position 10K lower than the Invert Zoologist position?! 2) That one prefers PhD vs MS for this and seems to want more data analysis and primary research experience
5/5/23 11:44NatureServeVirginiaZoology5/26/2023 ZoologistPermanent Non-Academic7/7/23 13:42Looks like an awesome, location flexible, rare opportunity for a tech savy taxonomist! Nice to see this. 2) where are you seeing flexible location? jk, its in the title, sorry all I can't delete this inane comment 3) First communication 7/7 notifying I wasn't selected2
5/4/23 11:14Northern Arizona UniversityArizonaClimate, Wildfire, and Disturbance Modeling5/30/2023 ProfTenure Track5/11/23 9:01
5/4/23 10:25Northern Arizona UniversityArizonaForestry5/15/2023 Asst Teaching Prof / Visiting LecturerFixed Term
5/1/23 9:04Bigelow Laboratory for Ocean SciencesMaineMarine Education6/1/2023 Non-TT
4/30/23 7:59Scripps Institution of Oceanography / UCSDCaliforniaMarine Eco-Physiology5/19/2023 ResearcherPermanent Non-TT8/31/23 16:4475% soft-money 1) Requires pre-existing external salary support when appointed. 2) are there any updates on this job? Any interviews?2
4/28/23 10:31Wageningen UniversityNetherlandsCrop Ecology5/1/2023 / Assoc ProfTenure Track5/15/23 12:40Invited for interview 5/10. First round interviews done and decision made for in-person interviews. So quick-like this one1
4/28/23 10:14Georgetown UniversityDistrict of ColumbiaEnvironmental Science Professor and Lab ManagerPermanent Non-Academic5/20/23 5:18The start date for this position is August 1, 2023, ideally with summer support for onboarding. 1) "summer for onboarding" aka work for free 2) SC here, not correct #1, onboarding is paid time. Annual salary range $90-110k, commensurate with experience. 3) Exciting opportunity with a quickly growing group at Earth Commons Institute 1
4/28/23 1:19Edge Hill UniversityUnited KingdomInvertebrate Ecology, Ornithology or Fungal Ecology5/25/2023 / Sr LecturerTenure Track5/9/23 7:45From the post "Ecology and Conservation and Biology undergraduate degrees plus the Plant Science and Genetics programmes subject to relevant expertise.". I do not see any reference to "Invertebrate Ecology, Ornithology or Fungal Ecology" in the post. Is it 'hidden' info? 2) It's further down in the post, in Job Description & Person Specification: "We welcome applicants from any area of ecology, but we are particularly interested in individuals working in the following fields: ornithology, fungal ecology, and invertebrate ecology, who would contribute to our course content on ecology and conservation." 3) do universities in the UK offer spousal hires like the US? 4) Re: 3), very unlikely.
4/25/23 10:34National Park ServiceMontanaNatural Resources Program Manager (Amphibian-Wetland Monitoring)4/26/2023 / Physical ScientistPermanent Non-TT5/4/23 7:22Missed that. I would have applied!
4/24/23 18:04University of Prince Edward IslandCanadaComparative Animal Physiology6/16/2023 ProfTenure Track9/7/23 9:29Deadline June 16th and start date July 1st? Insider candidate? 1) Possibly - if so, hopefully a better candidate forces them out! 2) @op search chair said the date is odd because of them being on strike so approval and posting of the position was delayed 3) first interviews scheduled 4) @3 lol, interviews scheduled within two working days of receiving applications? Interesting... 5) outside applicant, got an interview invite. They are moving fast - other SCs take note! x2 5) Thanks for the info @ 2, this is why this board is so helpful. 6) Darn, I was hoping for this one. Those with interviews, did they schedule in-person already or just zoom? 7) @6, just a zoom interview me; also outside applicant 8) Same here - zoom, outside applicant. 6) Thanks folks, good luck! 9) haven't heard anything about in person or rejection, Jul 5th x4 10) any news yet (today is July 11)? 11) Not for me - had an initial virtual interview but nothing since. x4 12) iirc in the interview 2 weeks ago, they said they'd let us know by the next week? Tentatively assuming they've moved forward with campus invites for just a few finalists who may not be on this board. 13) Maybe, maybe not - this is also peak vacation period and ofc we're past the "July 1 start date". They may have also lost this hiring line just because of the date. 14) Nothing heard yet following the earlier Zoom (7/17)- hoping it is just the slow wheels of academia x3 6) Rejection received 7/25 (no zoom interview) 15) Rejection 7/25, had zoom interview x3 16) on campus scheduled, fingers crossed... 17) Dept website lists a new faculty member at Assistant Prof who seems to fit a comp phys bill... 18) I think that person was from a search in May 2023 for a 3 yr term position7
4/24/23 18:02University of Prince Edward IslandCanadaConservation Ecology / Climate Change6/30/2023 ProfTenure Track8/29/23 8:471) has anyone heard anything yet? The position listed above seemed to have a quick turn around! 2) The other position was a special case - this hire is on a "normal" timeline. 3) Any word on this position? 4) Nada as of July 31. 5) online interview requested 6) Any chance anyone here knows if double-applicants being invited for onlines? 6) Any movement here? 6 again - Aug 29.7
4/24/23 13:11Simon Fraser UniversityCanadaQuantitative Fisheries Science6/3/2023 ProfTenure Track9/8/23 8:26The start date for this position is August 1, 2023, ideally with summer support for onboarding. 1) "summer for onboarding" aka work for free 2) SC here, not correct #1, onboarding is paid time. Annual salary range $90-110k, commensurate with experience. 3) Exciting opportunity with a quickly growing group at Earth Commons Institute 4) #3 I think you posted this on the wrong listing, Earth Commons is not at SFU. 4) Did anyone get an email confirming receipt of their application? I didn't get a confirmation, so I'm just hoping it didn't get lost in spam or something. 5) Any updates?1
4/19/23 9:22California Dept of Fish & WildlifeCaliforniaEndangered Species Act Coordinator4/28/2023 Environmental ScientistPermanent Non-Academic4/25/23 3:50Some info on applying here:
4/19/23 9:21California Dept of Fish & WildlifeCaliforniaQuantitative Ecology (Big Game)5/8/2023 Scientist IIIPermanent Non-Academic6/6/23 14:03 Redirecting you to ; 5/31 interview offered1
4/19/23 9:20California Dept of Fish & WildlifeCaliforniaSalmonid Ecologist4/28/2023 Environmental ScientistPermanent Non-Academic4/22/23 16:18Can not open the link
4/18/23 15:08Lees-McRae CollegeNorth CarolinaWildlife Ecology ProfTenure Track7/22/23 6:49Yet 2 more (3 if you count the bio one below on the site) from this college. There's been a lot from this school for how small it is in the past few years 2) This seems to be the same ad that was posted in October just with the specialization in ornithology removed and some wording added about genetics and microbial ecology. Anyone have any insight about what might be going on here? Is this really two new positions? 3) date posted say 4/18 so either new or a readvertisment 4] Committee Memeber here...we are growing very rapidly [~ 1/3 of the student body is wildlife/biology (w/ pre-vet specializtion)], we did fill one postion in the fall [ornithology] but failed to fill the other opening in terrestrial/spatial ecology...the re-posting was done incorrectly by HR...a new posting will be put up late this week/early next, I apologize for the confusion 5) Is this position tenure track? ad does not say and online suggests maybe this place does not have tenure..#4 here [Committee memeber] have a have a series of three one-year contracts than two three-year contracts that become five-year contracts [a bit unusual for sure]'s certainly not traditional tenure but it works--our department have never released a faculty member who secured a three-year contract 6) Would absolutely love to have an opportunity here, unfortunately I'm an aquatic ecologist and invert systematist and LMC doesn't seem to be interested in these areas even though they translate to prepping students for jobs with state and federal agencies.7) If you are absolutely fine with having no support for research, having an unreasonably high teaching load (and administrative since everyone is constantly leaving this place), being asked to make your courses easier, and on top of that being underpaid (or have no other choice), go for this. 8) @7 are you speaking from experience? Any other red flags, details like pay range, etc.? Can't find anything reliable. 9) If they want a terrestrial/spatial ecologist why don't they just say so? Don't waste applicants' time applying for something they have no shot at being selected for. 7) Yes. My biggest complain is that there is a culture of exploitation of faculy and staff (incl. to be expected to participate in all sorts of recruitment events) with administrators not doing everything in their power to improve the criminally low salaries (40-46K range in my case) in a really expensive area of NC (From Zillow: the average Banner Elk home value is $461,586). It is a shame, because the college would otherwise have an amazing potential, but it is run like a pyramid scheme and I doubt degrees from the college mean anything but that the student could afford to go there. 10) @ 7 Thank you for your input. That place sounds like a hot mess. 7) You are welcome! I would recommend anyone to check all of the details of the teaching load (how course load is calculated) in this department, and see other pretty negative glassdoor reviews. 11) I applied last cycle for this position, I knew the salary was potentially going to be low but I didn't realize how low until a heard the offer. I was offered a position, in addition to my wife getting an offer, a day after hearing from this college. I currently make double the offered salary. It is tough for a small college to offer a significant salary, but it would have been tough to leave my well funded post-doc position to take a position that only offered 45K. I would recommend to all considering applying to understand the salary limiations for a smaller college and accept this as a given. If you are committed to teaching with limited research, it seems like a nice place with tons of potential. 12) @7 Regarding recruitment events: I work at Appalachian State, a Comprehensive University of 20K that is just down the road from LMC, and all faculty at my university take turns participating in recruitment/open house. Students want to meet with the faculty they will be working with, and service is part of our contract. I am confused why anyone thinks that they wouldn't be asked to do this at a small liberal arts college? "High" teaching loads of 4:4 are the norm at a small liberal arts college, as well. You would have this at LMC or even at a prestigious institution like Elon (I have two grad school friends that teach there.) Anything above 12 contact hours (4 courses), you would have to be compensated for an overload. The only way you would have less than a 4:4 is by having release for research, which only happens at larger institutions. At App State, we teach a 3:3 load because we have a one course research release, but that comes with expectations of scholarly products (peer reviewed publications and NSF grant applications). Liberal Arts colleges are focused on teaching, not research. Re: salaries at LMC, most small colleges have low salaries for sure, and all of the schools in the region (App State included) are dealing with increased cost of living (albeit responding slowly). The price of homes has doubled in the last three years, as with many areas around the country. I doubt this situation will last forever. If offered a job, perhaps ask for temporary housing as part of negotiation? Most faculty have never lived right in Banner Elk (for LMC) or Boone (for App State). More reasonable homes are 15-20 minutes away from either campus. As an ecologist, I also consider that I have my field sites right in my back yard! I used to do my work in Colorado, but I save thousands by not having to travel every summer. 13) @12 A 4:4 load is not the "norm" at a liberal arts college. To be fair, the range is from 2:2 to 4:4, and I'd guess that a 3:3 is fairly common as well (I have a 2:2 load prior to research releases at a school of <3000 students). 14) [Search Chair]: I hope that I can clear up some the confusion and derisive statements provided by @ 7. This individual started at LMC at the same time I did, however I experienced my time here very differently than they did and a lot of progress has occurred in the year since they left. Salaries hare still low relative to the cost of housing, but the administration has acknowledged this real problem and made steps to address this. For example, we are transitioning to a higher pay scale across the college and I just received a significant raise. The college has also pledged to develop faculty housing, but we could really use it right now. @7’s comment “the college would otherwise have an amazing potential, but it is run like a pyramid scheme and I doubt degrees from the college mean anything but that the student could afford to go there”. Well they got the first part right, but the last part of this statement undermines their credibility and makes clear their level of personal animosity and desire to damage our ongoing search. The Wildlife program does have tremendous potential and in my time here I have seen so much growth and progress toward this end. This year the campus expanded to include an additional 500 acres, two thirds of which is designated for conservation protection of forest, fields, wetlands, and riparian habitats. We just need more dedicated faculty that are passionate about teaching and mentoring students to become wildlife professionals. We recently hired a wonderful new avian ecologist and a second outstanding wildlife veterinarian. This current ecologist position represents a new line given to us in recognition of our continued growth in student enrollment in wildlife. The administration recognizes the importance of the Wildlife Program and they are investing in us. I am fully transparent about the limitations here and potential of this program and I will gladdly discuss this position with any interested candidates. You can reach me at 15) Wow, Search Chair, good on you! You're doing a tremendous service in being so forthcoming on this board. Seems like there is an axe to grind from others. Best of luck with this search (from a NC native without any real connection to LMC). 16) If the administration has made steps to address the salary issue, what was the adjustment? What's the salary for this position? I'm not piling on this university, but administrators love to talk about progress when they're falling further and further behind on issues like salary. 17] @16, this is #4 [a comittee member] we don't consider it piling on...the salary range discussed by #7 is ~ 133% higher at the present time--the individual is just disgruntled...the sub-optimal salary situation is widespread problem at liberal arts institutions--it's certainly frustrating but not unique to Lees-McRae. You are certainly correct that administrators often fail to reognize that money is a massively importmant consideration (that is not unique to LMC) however that being said, we encourage you and any other ecologist to give us a look. Thanks. Our resources include:] and 18) For the chair or others members of the committee - what is the status of the search as of 1 June? Have candidates been selected and\or interviewed yet?19)@18 Yes, we are interviewing but real free to send your portfolio ASAP--we anticipate moving forward in next two weeks, so yes, the window is still open but we are talking to potentials 20)@ 19; I've already applied, a couple of weeks ago. Thanks for the update.1
4/18/23 11:07University of Hawaii HiloHawaiiBiology3/24/2023 ProfTenure Track5/13/23 14:33Genomics focus. 2) I went to school at UHH. It's a very small campus. Faculty are super friendly. The labs are a bit run down (holes in ceilings, but hoping things have changed a bit since I was there). Lots of research opportunities on island and collaborations. The MS program is growing, but relatively small-ish but mighty. Class sizes range from 20 to max ~100 for intro classes. Grad classes would be small (5-20 at most). I miss UHH a lot. Good luck! 3) Received a rejection email two days ago.3
4/18/23 11:07University of Hawaii HiloHawaiiMarine Science / Marine Biology4/2/2023 ProfTenure Track5/18/23 18:45Had zoom call with search committee on 4/20 1) by zoom call, do you mean interview? Wondering if they've moved on to interviewing candidates (I applied but have not heard back). 2) yes, zoom interview. haven't heard back since 1) Good luck! 2) thank you! 3) Also had zoom interview but haven't heard back nor have my references been contacted, anyone had references contacted or been invited for in person interviews yet? 4) @3 I'm in same boat - haven't had references contacted or heard anything since zoom interview 5/17 5) in-person research talks for candidates have started6
4/17/23 16:53University of Alaska MuseumAlaskaCollections -- Entomology5/22/2023 ManagerPermanent Non-Academic6/2/23 23:06Under the direction of the Curator of Insects, the Collections Manager is responsible for caring for and providing access to the entomology collections. 1) this is one of the best-paid collections manager positions I have seen - 64k. 2) @1 That's because it is in Alaska. 3) Got email asking for interview (zoom / in person).1
4/14/23 9:37University of TennesseeTennesseeForestry, Wildlife and Fisheries4/27/2023 / Sr LecturerPermanent Non-TT4/28/23 7:17Review of applications begins April 27, 2023, and will continue until the position is filled.
4/13/23 5:11NOAAColoradoDrought & Climate Change4/20/2023 Permanent Non-TT4/19/23 16:32
4/12/23 7:57Utrecht UniversityNetherlandsSpatial Ecosystem Resilience5/31/2023 ProfTenure Track
4/11/23 7:27Florida Southern CollegeFloridaMicrobiology & General Biology / Botany5/25/2023 Non-TT4/17/23 19:052 positions
4/10/23 14:45University of FloridaFloridaCoastal / Estuarine Ecology4/21/2023 Asst ProfPermanent Non-TT4/28/23 8:22Visited a collaborator here, it’s over an hour to main campus and civilization (grocery, decent schools, daycares) squarely in trump/desantis-land, office building with no lab or instrumentation capacities but high 80% research expectations. Small work environment that did not seem collaborative. Appeared to be an internal candidate. 2) Why would they advertise on ecolog-L if there was truly an internal candidate? 3) Does anyone know if this is a soft money position or if it is actually a university funded position? The description does not say it's soft money, but I wasn't sure if that's implied and I just didn't catch it. 4) reached out to listed contact and was told that position is state-funded and permanent, so hard money for a 9-month appointment with opportunity for additional (summer) salary via grants 5) @4 Thank you!!! 6) to anyone that applies to this or other state school in Florida, all salaries are public record - make sure you look up similar positions and get an equitable salary!1
4/10/23 11:54University of RichmondVirginiaOrganismal Biology4/17/2023 Non-TT4/12/23 11:45"Director of Biological Instruction"
4/10/23 10:46Florida Southern CollegeFloridaEcology5/25/2023 ProfTenure Track6/14/23 6:05The position was retained for an administrator who was supposed to be brought on as a faculty member in the department next academic year, but left the college (hence the delay in posting this cycle). FSC is a private PUI with in-house funds for undergraduate student research. 1) Does anyone why the person left the school? Seems strange that they create the job for the person and they leave?! Does that wave a red flag on the department and the community? (OP) They were hired in an administrative role years ago and had biology background. They "wanted to step down" from the administrative role and land a TT position in the bio dept., but before they did they took another administrative position elsewhere. Department & community are great! 2) Zoom interview requested for week of 6/5 3) Invite for on-campus interview2
4/8/23 1:26ICTP Trieste - UNESCOItalyTheoretical Ecology and/or Evolution4/21/2023 ScientistPermanent Non-Academic6/12/23 7:14AP) To summarize discussion: knowledge of Italian and another UNESCO language is *desired* not required, the position requires supervising postdocs etc., close to a professorship elsewhere, position open to applicants from any country, and all jobs at UN related agencies are two-year contracts, these specific contracts are indeed indefinitely renewable 2) I dont know who wrote the application material but.. University degree (Ph.D. or equivalent) in Physics, Mathematics or a related field AND A minimum of four (4) years of relevant professional research experience in Ecology, Evolution or a related field. Do they even know which degree ecologists have? 5) I know a bunch of physicists and mathematicians that pivoted to ecology after their PhD -- it's not that uncommon, and definitely very on-brand for ICTP Trieste. 6) invited for zoom interview x2.1
4/7/23 11:09Delta State UniversityMississippiScience Education3/1/2023 ProfTenure Track4/7/23 11:10You should still apply if interested- candidate pools are small, position will be open until filled.
4/7/23 11:08Delta State UniversityMississippiGenetics3/1/2023 ProfTenure Track4/7/23 11:10You should still apply if interested- candidate pools are small, position will be open until filled.
4/7/23 11:08Delta State UniversityMississippiBiomedical Sciences3/1/2023 ProfTenure Track4/7/23 11:10You should still apply if interested- candidate pools are small, position will be open until filled.
4/7/23 11:06Delta State UniversityMississippiVertebrate Biology3/1/2023 ProfTenure Track5/7/23 14:43You should still apply if interested- candidate pools are small, position will be open until filled. 2) Transcripts and letters of recommendation up front? 1) sadly yes.
4/7/23 8:05Rocky Mountain Research Station (USFS)MontanaConservation Genetics4/17/2023 GS-12Permanent Non-Academic6/30/23 12:02This is a permanent research position with the USFS listed on USA Jobs (Announcement Number 23-RES-11918738-DDHA-CC, see also URL). This is distinct from the Orise postdoc position (also in conservation genetics at RMRS) that is currently listed in the postdoc tab. 2) Any updates? 3) I believe interviews are over, not sure beyond that.2
4/5/23 18:33Albion CollegeMichiganOrganismal Biology Asst ProfFixed Term4/5/23 18:35Open until filled - apps to be reviewed on a rolling basis. Looking for two positions.
4/5/23 11:26Macalester CollegeMinnesotaInterdisciplinary Environmental Scientist4/3/2023 Asst ProfFixed Term4/5/23 11:30
4/4/23 8:51University of California, RiversideCaliforniaBiology5/3/2023 Coordinator IIPermanent Non-TT4/21/23 9:34This is a permanent position desiging and implementing lab curriculum for general biology courses. 1
4/4/23 6:09US Forest ServiceMissouriLandscape Ecology4/11/2023 Non-Academic
4/3/23 13:06University of Colorado, BoulderColoradoBroad: Life Sciences, Physical Sciences, Computational Biology or Bioengineering4/3/2023 ProfTenure Track4/5/23 8:16This ad was posted on 3/28 with a deadline of 4/3... not sure what's up with that (I only just saw it this morning). They seem most interested in people whose work has implications for human health, but some EEB-type folks might reasonably apply, since the ad is so broad and at least some of the BioFrontiers Institute faculty have their tenure home in EEB. 2) Maybe internal candidate with such a short turn-around time? 3) Link does not appear to work 4) The link worked yesterday (4/3) - maybe they took the page down the moment the deadline passed1
4/3/23 11:32University of CologneGermanyExperimental Freshwater Ecology of Animals5/7/2023 ProfTenure Track4/5/23 0:07strong focus on the level of ecological communities to investigate how freshwater animals respond to anthropogenic environ-mental changes. Your research integrates experimental studies of non-model organisms by focusing on ecological traits and molecular approaches.
4/3/23 9:01Nottingham Trent University United KingdomConservation Biology / Species Recovery4/20/2023 LecturerPermanent Non-TT4/5/23 8:18high grade Asst Prof, 2) expertise in the conservation of animal species.