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TimestampInstitutionLocationSubject AreaReview DateURLRankAppointmentLast UpdateNotesNumber
6/27/2021 16:09:20Texas A&M UniversityTexasRangeland Management7/1/2021 ProfTenure Track12/15/21 13:48(1) Any updates? 2) invited for a video interview to take place before August 31 x 4 (3) They plan on in person campus interviews after they have finished video interviews and narrowed down to a short list. 4) I hear they have it narrowed down, but I don't know if interview invites have gone out yet. 9/28/21 5) Recevied invitation for on campus interview. No dates for interviews until new dept. chair hired. 6) @5 a department chair was hired already 7) Rejection received, but it was very kind and offered a meeting with the search chair to discuss my application/interview. 8) 12/6/21: any updates? On-campus interviews ended first week of November 9) offer accepted by a PhD candidate on Twitter44
6/26/2021 9:15:19Upper Iowa UniversityIowaBiology - Fisheries6/26/2021 ProfTenure Trackw+9/20/21 11:451) Search committee member here! We're still trying to fill this position for this fall so we're reviewing applications as they come in. Fisheries biologist preferred (Fisheries Management is a required course in the teaching load) but someone with an aquatics background that could learn to teach fisheries will definitely get a look.1
6/21/2021 13:54:23Oregon State UniversityOregonFish Hatchery Research7/9/2021 / Full ProfTenure Track8/5/21 11:04Director for the Oregon Hatchery Research Center. "The successful candidate will be hired on a 12-month basis as Director in a professional faculty position at 0.50 FTE and as an Associate or Full Professor at 0.50 FTE in a tenured academic faculty position."
6/21/2021 13:51:45University of ToledoOhioWetland Ecology7/15/2021 ProfTenure Track11/11/21 9:46[this board is not the place for anonymous attacks on people / departments -AP] 1) Any updates? 09/08/21 2) letters requested 9/23/2021 x3 3) Zoom interview invite 10/18/2021 4) in person interview invite 11/5/212
6/21/2021 4:37:57University College CorkIrelandPalaeontology7/13/2021 Term11/16/21 14:311) Need to search for palaeontology to see the ad. Also, the rank seems to be lecturer 2. lecturer in UK/Ireland is usually permanent, no? 2) The ad says the position is for 5 years (maybe lecturer in Ireland is not the same as in the UK?) 3) This is definitely a fixed-term position, not a permanent position, not a tenure-track position. Most likely the function of this position is to release teaching from the paleontology person in the School that recently got an ERC grant, 4) I took summer classes as an undergrad here. UCC is a great campus and great location.
6/18/2021 16:11:21Northeastern UniversityMassachusettsEcology / Evolution / Data Science7/12/2021 / Assoc Teaching ProfPermanent Non-Academic8/30/21 11:541) Does anyone know if this search is now complete or if they are still considering applications (7/30)? 2) Applied and haven't heard. I assume they filled it because the start date must be soon. 3) zoom seminar/ interview week of 7/26, timeline for decision/ offer was said to be late week of 8/1 or early the next (depending on admin speed) - same for both positions. 4) any updates? 5) no word (#3 here) as of 8/11/2021 6) #3 again, rejection email on 8/27/2021, sounds like they filled the position
6/18/2021 14:42:51Lake Forest CollegeIllinoisEcology7/30/2021 Term11/16/21 14:311) adjunct position
6/18/2021 8:56:09USGSIowaFish Biologist7/19/2021 12Permanent Non-Academic11/16/21 14:31[Discussion of error in job listing deleted -AP] 1) Not referred 8/2
6/16/2021 9:58:15American UniversityDistrict of ColumbiaGenetics, Genomics, or Cellular & Molecular Biology6/28/2021 LecturerFixed Term6/16/21 10:25The appointment is a 9-month term position, at the level of Professorial Lecturer, and will commence August 30, 2021. Although it is not specified in the job ad, there is a strong likelihood that this position will be renewed. Professorial Lecturer positions in STEM at AU tend to be relatively stable and the term faculty are well-treated.
6/15/2021 8:53:48Michigan State UniversityMichiganSoil Science7/2/2021 ProfTenure Track10/24/21 9:3470% teaching, 30% research. "Teaching responsibilities will include leading the introductory Fundamentals of Soil Science course (CSS 210, every semester) available for majors and/or non-majors and an upper-level Soil Resources course (CSS 470, Fall semesters) focused on soil genesis and classification available to both undergraduate and graduate students. The successful candidate will (1) conduct and publish discipline based educational research in the soil sciences including understanding and improving student learning, and (2) develop a competitively funded research program relevant to the position responsibilities."8
6/14/2021 12:49:03Randolph-Macon CollegeVirginiaAnatomy & Physiology / Gen Bio6/14/2021 Fixed Term6/16/21 13:20"Applicants should hold a Ph.D. in the biological sciences with preference given to applicants with expertise in Genetics, Genomics, or Cellular and Molecular Biology
6/12/2021 20:09:20University of California, IrvineCaliforniaBiology6/27/2021 Professor of TeachingTenure Track2/21/22 5:301) looks like it requires 3-5 letters of reference at time of application 2) Yikes. Can't do that under pandemic / post-pandemic exhaustion conditions. That's unfortunate. 3) curious about start date for this one - for fall??? 4) also curious about job priorities / responsibilities, considering that the application requires a three-page research statement but only a one-page teaching statement despite this position being "assistant professor of teaching". 5) @4,as I understand it, and in reference to the full job description of implementation & assessment of a specific Biology program, the research statement is related to the candidate's pedagogical research and links to UCI partnerships, etc. In addition there is a one-page diversity statement which is critical for equitable pedagogy anywhere and especially at an institution that is "minority-serving" by a few metrics. I clicked through to confirm what #1 wrote, and it is true that there are reference letters required upfront. I was considering applying but the demographics of Irvine itself include 2% Black people. That's really not a comfort in these times, "even with" a new US President. Can any speak to the area's safety level for Black folx? 6) I lived in Orange County for 3 years. The surrounding area is not minority friendly, though I never saw anything that would indicate unsafe situations. I rarely saw Black people and occasionally heard or saw negative comments when Black or Hispanic people walked into restaurants. The social issues outside the university were a source of disappointment when I lived there. The University and the faculty housing is very liberal. The surrounding region is largely gated communities where money influences the social scene. I think you could find a path if the job is one that you want. Some faculty on campus are more aware of the issues facing URMs than others. There will be allies. You may want to choose where you live nearby carefully. I hope those comments help you with your choices. I would still consider applying if you are interested in the position. You can make your own decision after a visit if selected. Best of luck with the job search. 7) this is #5 @#6 - thank you for replying. Are you Black? If not, you may not have seen or experienced everything relevant. Publically obvious, negative comments towards Black and Hispanic persons is an unsafe environment. This also tracks with what others have told me about the region. I won't be putting the energy into such an extensive job application (including reference letters upfront) in this general location, especially when we are already living in a majority Black community.
6/10/2021 4:02:20The University of WaikatoNew ZealandFreshwater Ecology / Limnology6/16/2021 (Asst Prof)Tenure Track6/16/21 4:20Application deadline extended until June 30, 20211
6/9/2021 15:59:55Humboldt State UniversityCaliforniaWildlife Biology / Ecology6/28/2021 (Full-time)Fixed Term7/11/21 22:04A complete description of this position is posted on HSU's website, Texas A&M Wildlife jobs, etc. This is a full-time position that pays > $52k/year and provides full benefits but is short term, although the incumbent held a similar position for 10 years. PhD preferred but ABD considered. A habitat ecologist is most appropriate, but other topical areas have great value as well and it looks like there is some flexibility. Address questions to HSU wildlife department chair 2) California is working to transition Humboldt into a Cal Poly school, so there could be some great growth at this school in the furture! 3) Contacted for remote interview 7/91
6/7/2021 15:49:21Claremont McKenna, Pitzer, and Scripps CollegesCaliforniaBiology Assistant ProfessorFixed Term7/1/21 11:56Successful candidates will be able to teach in the introductory biology sequence (spanning basic concepts in cell and molecular biology, plant and animal diversity, ecology, and evolution), vertebrate physiology, and/or a general biology course for non-science majors. Participation in directing undergraduate research projects may be possible. The position is for a one-year appointment with the potential for renewal. 2) PhD preferred, but ABD also considered. 3) I applied for this position several weeks ago. I wonder if I was passed up or if the reivew has not begun. 4) It is my understanding that the review has not begun. 4) Informational phone call/screening on 6.19. I declined to go futher in the process. 5) @4 - can i ask why you declined to go further in the process? were there any red flags? 6) @5- I felt the person I spoke to in one sense was man-splaining what academic interview processes were like with an assumption I had never been interviewed before, which is not the case; or he was trying to give an overview with poor delivery--unsure. My interpretation, which could be off, is that he kept using phrases and comments that were innuendos of this is a dead-end gig and unless you're desperate for teaching experience this position could set you back. I also was shocked that they wanted me to develop a whole new course to begin on Aug 30--when this school prides themself on student experience and teaching, I find this at odds with their mission and values. He also said there might be a few hundred dollars to support student research but any lab space would be shared and you would have to ask an existing faculty member. Maybe these circumstances are totally normal for VAPs, but my other opportunity on the table was better all-around. 7) @6, from a member of the search committee: We apologize if the tone of the phone call came across as off-putting. The intention for thoroughly explaining the interview process is consistent for all candidates, and is meant to level the playing field for those who have yet to go through the process. It is our goal to prioritize inclusion and equity at all levels, and to provide ample resources for everyone to succeed. We value visitors in the department and many of our visiting faculty go on to long-term careers in good positions. We appreciate your feedback, and wish you the best with your future career. 8) @4 - thanks for giving your honest opinion and kudos to you for walking away from something that didn't feel like the right fit for you. It's nice to see that the search committee responded and hopefully it gave them an understanding of how one's intentions may not translate to the actual experience of candidates who have to navigate the academic job market 9) As someone who has applied/interviewed for multiple VAPs, done one, and participated in multiple VAP searches, this sounds like a fairly normal position and interview process. Applicants are often very diverse, from ABD to people who have been postdocs for 5+ years. Many VAP applicants haven't done any/many interviews before or aren't clear on what the position would entail/may have expectations that might not match reality. I think erring on the side or more info on the process (which may benefit less-experienced applicants) and clear expectations is a good way to make the process generally more inclusive and ensure an applicant doesn't get a position that they'd be disappointed in (which it sounds like worked out here). 1
6/7/2021 12:40:56Lewis & Clark CollegeOregonEcology / Conservation Biology6/11/2021 Assistant ProfessorFixed Term6/19/21 22:41One-year Visiting Assistant Professor of Biology, beginning August 1, 2021. ...expertise in research fields related to Conservation Biology that could include Ecology, Plant Biology, Landscape Ecology, Aquatic Ecology or Disease Ecology. This position carries a 5-course teaching load distributed across two 15 week semesters.1
6/7/2021 5:18:32University of KonstanzGermanyEvolutionary Biology (Genomics of Speciation & Adaptation)6/30/2021 Prof / Jr Group LeaderFixed Term9/29/21 21:49"We are especially interested in the origins of (convergently evolved) adaptations, speciation, and phylogenomics of the cichlid fish adaptive radiations from Nicaragua and Africa." Is it worth bothering to apply when the description is this specific (and you don't work with Nicaraguan cichlids)? [Discussion of alleged PI misconduct deleted. We can not let this board be used for anonymous accusations of people / departments, because it puts the moderators in legal jeopardy and usually devolves into a back-and-forth of unprovable statements. Suffice it to say, always do your research if you are offered a position, particularly in the hierarchical German system. -AP] 2) @1 "we are open to anyone investigating other interesting taxa." 3) This position is advertised as Assistant Professor/ Jr.Group Leader. But, the same PI has made misleading advertisements with this same title before, and people end up working as postdocs. I am not saying to not apply, but be careful and be aware! ;) 4) This same position has been advertised 2x before. The last time someone did accept the position, not sure what happened afterwards... (5) @AP a Nature article about misconduct is not a 'personal accusation', it is a fact highlighting an o 6) The PI was literally found guilty of misconduct by his university. This is in the public record and should be known by would-be applicants. 7) and guilty by the German Education Ministry. 8) thanks for this info! It's important to know what one could be getting into. 9) Note that the article is from 17 years ago 10) Speak to previous/current lab members before accepting any position. 11) Note that there is formally no "assistant professor" in Germany. This reads like what is called an assistant position with teaching and research component. 12) Also, several German instituions consider these Jr. Group Leader postiions as advanced postdoc positions 13) You can see that the current asst. profs in the group have the lead PI as a coauthor on all their papers. Seems very much like a long-term postdoc to me. 14) 15) [It's ok to discuss this position, but keep please it civil. - AFP] (16) The PI does not seem very civil himself: "In every way are [the German undergrads'] butts carefully powdered and laziness and incompetence is forgiven with care and understanding." - Axel Meyer in a popular German newspaper in 2015.
6/4/2021 20:09:27Loyola University ChicagoIllinoisEcology-Evolution Teaching6/15/2021 Non-Academic7/23/21 22:491) Really great teaching position. This is non-tenure track, but lecturers are on 3 year contracts and treated very well in the dept. An ideal position in a great city for someone that is passionate about teaching. 2) I've seen this posted i think twice before, unless they are hiring a bunch of new ecology instructors. what's the sitch here? 3) I don't recall seeing this same post before, there was a genetics TT hire this year, and a Intro Bio NTT hire last fall. I've heard good things about the working environment in Biology at Loyola. 4) This is a new position that has not been offered in some time. Loyola has been doing a lot of hiring though due to increased enrollments and a faculty retirment buyout. Also, the Biology dept and the School for Environmental Sciences both hire ecologists. 5) I had a second interview July 13-141
6/4/2021 16:27:52Nicholls State UniversityLouisianaHuman Anatomy & Physiology6/12/2021 Term6/4/21 16:28Contract is renewed each year
6/4/2021 15:10:22University of New EnglandMaineBiological Sciences ProfFixed Term7/23/21 22:50Assistant Teaching Professor, Biology. Full time, 9 month position. Beginning Fall 2021 academic year. A master’s or doctoral degree in biology or a relevant field is required by the time of appointment; a doctoral degree is preferred. There are 2 open positions under one posting 2) any word?3
6/3/2021 12:06:17USGS Coop - LALouisianaWildlife - waterfowl, waterbird7/2/2021 Unit LeaderPermanent Non-Academic6/5/21 15:37GS-122
6/3/2021 7:28:51Fort Hays State UniversityKansasBotany6/14/2021 Term
6/2/2021 14:56:44Towson UniversityMarylandBiology Term7/14/21 15:54Same as below? 2) Looks different? 3) Never mind: one is FCSM-3424L, the other FCSM-3420L 4) They are different, this one is to teach intro biology for health professions. 5) position accepted
6/1/2021 14:50:59Georgia Southern UniversityGeorgiaMarine Science / Biology ProfTenure Track10/30/21 6:12Application review began May 15, 2021 2) but wasn't posted to highered jobs until 5/26 3) Search chair said review still ongoing and accepted application for full consideration (6/8) 4) Phone interview invitation 6/25 x2 5) anyone hear anything yet about campus interviews? 6) nope 8/3 7) Invited for full interview 8/17 6) position closed without filling 8) After interviews? Bush Leage. 8
5/31/2021 13:46:34Leipzig UniversityGermanyFunctional Biodiversity Research6/7/2021 scientistFixed Term
5/31/2021 13:43:53University of GroningenNetherlandsEcology and Evolution6/9/2021 Term6/5/21 14:17Rejection email 2) wot? 3) Was this for the fixed term lecturer position or the TT asst prof listed below? 4) Probably the asst prof position - I also got an email today.1
5/31/2021 13:42:21Utrecht UniversityNetherlandsGeo-Environmental Data Science6/20/2021 ProfTenure Track
5/28/2021 4:48:54University of EssexUnited KingdomGenomics of Human, Environmental, or Plant (Crop) Health6/13/2021 Tenure Track1
5/27/2021 18:40:51University of OxfordUnited KingdomImmunology & Molecular Mechanisms of Disease6/21/2021 / Full ProfTenure Track5/27/21 18:413 positions, one in immunology, the other two on the molecular mechanisms of disease - at Sir William Dunn School of Pathology
5/26/2021 11:43:28Texas A&MTexasAquaculture or Fisheries Management ProfTenure Track
5/26/2021 11:14:42AgroParisTechFranceForest Science, Forest Management6/30/2021 / Full ProfTenure Track6/10/21 10:59
5/25/2021 9:53:50Towson UniversityMarylandZoology6/12/2021 Term7/14/21 15:54Invites applications for a non-renewable, non-tenure track, 10-month Lecturer in the Department of Biological Sciences beginning August 2021. Teach three 4 credit courses per semester which will include a lower level General Zoology lecture and associated lab, and either a non-majors general biology course (BIOL 120) or an upper level course depending on area of expertise and departmental needs. 1) position filled
5/23/2021 11:55:07Michigan State UniversityMichiganIsotope Biogeochemistry6/25/2021 / Assoc ProfTenure Track7/14/21 18:041) Letters requested 7/9.
5/22/2021 11:31:05Natural Resources Institute Finland (Luke) FinlandEcosystem Modelling – Forests and Peatlands7/15/2021 OpenTenure Track
5/22/2021 11:29:31Université LavalCanadaUrban Forestry7/21/2021 OpenTenure Track5/24/21 10:18One of criteria: "Be able to communicate orally and in writing in French, or commit to doing so within one year"
5/22/2021 11:27:29Durham UniversityUnited KingdomPlant Molecular Biology6/18/2021 / Assoc ProfTenure Track
5/22/2021 11:25:48Lancaster UniversityUnited KingdomEcology or Environmental Science and Physical Geography6/6/2021 Term6/17/21 9:51Link doesn't work. (1) Rejection email received 17/061
5/22/2021 11:24:03University of PortsmouthUnited KingdomTerrestrial Ecology6/14/2021 lecturerTenure Track5/22/21 15:33We would be particularly interested in applications from individuals also able to contribute to the teaching of plant biology and interact productively with the evolutionary ecology research group within the School1
5/21/2021 9:26:43University of New HampshireNew HampshireWildlife Conservation and Biology Term7/13/21 16:02"The successful candidate will have expertise in the ecology of terrestrial vertebrates, including their population ecology and habitat selection, use, and management." 2) review date is 6/9/2021, not sure how to update that column! 3) All day zoom interviews completed2
5/21/2021 8:54:25SUNY-ESFNew YorkEnvironmental and Natural Resources Conservation5/21/2021;jsessionid=198846A0DA798966A09603E8A4BA3E86;jsessionid=7CDF0204BF54672EDB080E5DCCAD769F;jsessionid=3ED0346A658825DD52507BF816F254BC?JOBID=130340Asst ProfTenure Track6/25/21 10:05Although the deadline is today, it was posted on Twitter that they won't start reviewing applications until next week Note that this is a teaching position at the Ranger School campus, not a research/teaching position at the main campus 2) interview scheduled for June 2, 3 3) campus interview conducted1
5/20/2021 12:13:48Sweet Briar CollegeVirginiaEcology Term7/13/21 17:28Two positions (other is for genetics, microbiology, or cellular or molecular biology). "with the possibility of long-term renewal" (whatever that means) 2) If the college doesn't close I guess... 3) low blow and not necessarily accurate. You could say that about a lot of colleges. 4) Sure, but they barely survived closing from financial exigency a couple years ago and it is tiny. I certainly wouldn't want to take this position planning for it to become long term, no matter how well you do the job. x2 4) Okay, let's add the same for the majority of private colleges in OH, MA, etc., except that their financial situation has not yet been exposed. 5) Sure the fate of many small schools is up in the air right now - but - Sweet Briar announced their closure in 2015, but then pulled back on that and stayed open. I wouldn't be so fast to discount what @2 and @4 said. 6) Email received on 9 July 2021 saying that the position was offered and accepted, search is closed
5/19/2021 17:06:16University of Missouri - Kansas CityMissouriGenetics, Development & Evolutionary Biology / Assoc Teaching ProfFixed Term5/19/21 17:08"Full-time, ranked non-tenure track, benefit-eligible 12-month faculty position (2 positions). Teaching may include courses in Bioinformatics, Evolution, Histology, General Biology and/or other biology courses in their areas of expertise."
5/19/2021 16:59:54University of FloridaFloridaArbovirus systems genetics, genomics, or engineering6/1/2021 / Assoc ProfTenure Track5/19/21 17:00"Research duties focus on arthropod vectors of disease, particularly mosquitoes and ticks, and the pathogens they transmit with emphasis on using modern genetic engineering tools and procedures (e.g. CRISPR-Cas9 mediated transgenesis) for developing and evaluating new information and tools relevant to arbovirus system management."
5/19/2021 11:55:21Kalamazoo CollegeMichiganEcology & Environmental Science Asst ProfFixed Term6/7/21 20:35Initial interview scheduled1
5/18/2021 14:51:00Goucher CollegeMarylandEnvironmental Science Asst ProfFixed Term
5/18/2021 11:32:56Penn State UniversityPennsylvaniaMicrobiome Center Director6/21/2021 / Full ProfTenure Track5/18/21 13:15Not on the SC, but able to relay questions to them if needed.
5/15/2021 12:40:44University of British ColumbiaCanadaForest & Conservation Sciences6/14/2021 Term
5/15/2021 12:38:08University of BirminghamUnited KingdomEnvironmental Health Sciences6/2/2021 / Sr I'm z. l l k,gf)Tenure Track5/15/21 12:38Teaching-focused
5/15/2021 12:36:18University of GlasgowUnited KingdomStatistical Ecology6/10/2021 ProfTenure Track1
5/14/2021 21:01:10Missouri Botanical GardenMissouriHerbarium Curator and Director of the HerbariumPermanent Non-Academic1
5/14/2021 7:21:26University of VirginiaVirginiaPlant Ecology6/15/2021 Asst ProfFixed Term5/23/21 6:47"One-year, non-tenure-track General Faculty Assistant Professor position with an emphasis on Plant Ecology for the 2021-2022 academic year expected to begin August 25, 2021. The new hire will teach three classes or sections in both the Fall 2021 and Spring 2022 semesters. One or more class will have a lab in addition to the lecture." 2) 'Brief statement of research interests' - does this position come with funding or space for research? 3) I don't think you'll have much time for research with a 3:3+lab teaching load... 4) @3, 2 here- yeah that was sort of my point. I thought I was missing something - why is a research statement required given the expectations we see written for the position? 5) It seems weird to me too (I've been applying to VAPs and seems pretty common to ask for it). 6) @5 what's the appeal of VAP positions? Building experience?
5/11/2021 23:28:25Arizona State UniversityArizonaPresidential Postdoctoral Fellowship in Life Sciences for the Benefit of Black Future6/11/2021 to Tenure-Track FacultyTenure Track9/4/21 16:47We're searching for 3 Presidential Postdoctoral Fellows to conduct research in any area of the life sciences, and who will bring life experiences and expertise that promote diverse representation in the life sciences, and/or bring research programs that address biological questions relevant to issues of disparity faced by Black communities and by communities of Color more broadly. Fellows will have the opportunity to transition to a tenure-track position in the School of Life Sciences, and they will be supported by a network of mentors in the School of Life Sciences and the Graduate College. 1) [comment removed for being inaccurate/misleading -AFP] 2) Worked in the department for a while if you have any questions just post them here. NOTE: 1) above is incorrect -- these fellowships are open to all applicants, regardless of race, ethnicity, or US citizenship (3) While I appreciate the legal language, that's clearly not the case here (though I'm not saying that is a bad thing). [discussion over appropriate page deleted -AP] AP) A tricky edge case, but since it can likely transition to faculty & to get more eyeballs on the ad, let's just leave it here. 4) In regards to 3, if you've done impactful research into the, "disparities faced by Black communities and by communities of Color more broadly", then I don't see why this job call wouldn't apply to you, regardless of your race/ethnicity. People of all background do great research in this area. x3 5) Yeah, I imagine you could even spin something like working on vitamin D research, or any disease that affects people of color (or even poor people with the correct pitch) and fit this description. 6) While all true, not filling these positions with people of color who *also* do this type of research would be a bad look for ASU that I expect they are acutely aware of. 7) References requested 6-15-2021 x2 8) Any updates on this yet? saw a recent appointment announced on twitter and was wondering whether it is related to this call 9) Still waiting to hear from them too 10) any updates/news yet? (Jul 30, 2021) 11) No updates (August 3, 2021) 12) any news yet?2
5/11/2021 16:32:37Leibniz Institute on AgingGermanyFunctional Microbiota-Host Interactions during Aging7/31/2021 Group LeaderFixed Term5/11/21 16:33"Junior groups are funded for 5 + 4 years ... a range of fields, including metabolism/metabolomics, molecular genetics, epigenetics or computational biology. Applicants should possess a Ph.D. in Molecular Biology or related fields ... We seek outstanding scientists interested in developing a research program that explores molecular, biochemical or genetic aspects of host-microbiome interactions in the context of biology of aging. We also encourage applicants with a background in microbiology, biophysics, or bioinformatics."
5/11/2021 14:14:31University of California Santa BarbaraCaliforniaCreative Studies & Ecology, Evolution, and Marine Biology6/7/2021 Teaching ProfTenure Track2/15/22 19:52"a tenure-track faculty position as a Lecturer with Potential Security of Employment (PSOE)" -- is PSOE some sort of inferior tenure? 2) It's just the tenure-equivalent for teaching professors in the UC system. 3) FYI - the atmosphere of this department may not be ideal: 4) Applications will continue to be accepted until Oct 1, but those received after the review date will only be considered if the position has not yet been filled. 5) so if you applied and haven't been contacted you can assume that they are waiting for applicants that aren't you, has anyone been called back for an interview? 6) I have not been contacted at all, but I think there are a number of reasons why that could be, including that they haven't started/completed reviewing applications in hand yet. As with any search, the more time that goes by, the higher the likelihood I was not the candidate they desired. Stay strong #5; we are valuable, and we'll find a good match! 7) lots of crickets... anyone hear anything? 8) have not heard anything either 9) No one has been contacted yet, still reviewing applications. 10) Looks like they are going to miss that July 1, 2021 start date. Any update on what the start date would be? Are they still looking to have someone hired for the upcoming fall semester? 11) Inquired with a member of the department today (not on committee). Here is the response: "As far as I know, everything is on schedule - no invitations made yet though. Remember we are on quarters here and just ended last week... speed will pick up now." 12) Any update on the process? Have invitations for interviews been sent out? 13) Nothing here. 14) email response from search chair 20-July: "You will be contacted with any updates with regard to your application" - taking this as a sign they are moving forward with other candidates - getting a little late in the game anyway don't ya think? 15) Invitation to interview received towards end of July4
5/11/2021 13:49:26McGill UniversityCanadaWeed Biology and Integrated Weed Management7/31/2021 ProfTenure Track7/20/21 17:55
5/11/2021 13:34:27University of EdinburghUnited KingdomEcological and Environmental Sciences6/3/2021 TeacherFixed Term5/11/21 13:34Full Time (35 hours per week), Fixed term for 24 months, from August 2021 to July 2023
5/11/2021 13:33:39Mount Royal UniversityCanadaEnvironmental Sciences6/4/2021 LecturerTenure Track
5/11/2021 13:32:19Scotland's Rural CollegeUnited KingdomEcology5/25/2021 Track5/11/21 14:56"We are looking for an ecologist with a strong emphasis on biodiversity conservation"
5/11/2021 13:17:33Gregor Mendel InstituteAustriaPlant biology12/14/2020 TermFixed Term8/17/21 16:15Scientific director just posted (11/05/21) on twitter that they are still looking for applicants for both these positions: 1) Position is fixed term (5-8 years). This was confirmed by Sci. Director in same twitter thread. 1) Any news here?
5/11/2021 13:16:20Gregor Mendel Institute AustriaPlant Biology5/1/2021 Group LeaderTenure Track5/11/21 13:18Scientific director just posted (11/05/21) on twitter that they are still looking for applicants for both these positions:
5/10/2021 17:05:08University Centre in Svalbard (UNIS)NorwayArctic vascular plant ecology6/10/2021 / Full ProfTenure Track
5/10/2021 16:18:24University of California San DiegoCaliforniaBiological Sciences6/30/2021 OpenTenure Track2/15/22 19:51Assoc/Full application link: 1) "UC San Diego is forging a new paradigm for engagement and collaboration between STEM/Public Health/Health Sciences and the Social Sciences/Arts & Humanities ( This faculty line is one of 13 ladder-rank faculty positions that unites STEM/Public Health/Health Sciences departments and African American and the Black Diaspora Studies through innovative research, coordinated teaching, and targeted service. Faculty will have multiple opportunities to engage with scholars across UCSD disciplines to address issues of race and racism, access and equity, and social and political influences focused on STEM/Public Health/Health Sciences, while also working within their home departments and professional communities." 1) any updates (Aug, 3)? 2) Any updates? (Sept 7)5
5/9/2021 5:10:08University of OuluFinlandBiodiversity genomics6/30/2021 / Assoc ProfTenure Track
5/8/2021 15:43:59NMBU Norwegian University of Life SciencesNorwayPlant knowledge and plant use in green spaces6/6/2021 / Full ProfTenure Track
5/8/2021 15:41:44Wageningen UniversityNetherlandsTranslational Phytopathology5/29/2021 ProfTenure Track
5/8/2021 15:39:41Wageningen UniversityNetherlandsPhytopathology Population Genomics5/29/2021 ProfTenure Track6/14/21 23:531) 6/8 quick formal rejection.1
5/8/2021 11:04:50Natural History Museum BerlinGermanyBiodiversity and species interactions5/23/2021 track researcherTenure Track6/8/21 3:15Seeking "researcher (f/m/d) with a focus on bioinformatics"1) Rejection email received (08/06/2021)1
5/8/2021 11:03:26Natural History Museum BerlinGermanyTaxonomy of Diptera5/23/2021 track researcher Tenure Track
5/4/2021 22:30:15Cornell UniversityNew YorkSocial-Ecological Systems7/15/2021 / Assoc ProfTenure Track9/14/21 12:03"We encourage applications from exceptional social scientists and natural scientists who work at the intersection of social and ecological systems. Applicants should demonstrate capacity to apply and develop a suite of analytical methods and problem definitions that advance understanding of large-scale social-ecological systems dynamics." 2) I find it great that we are starting to see interdisciplinary positions like this. Well done, Cornell. 3) To be fair, positions like this one have long been part of Natural Resources departments. 4) Any inside info on whether they might be prioritizing a predominantly social scientist that incorporates natural science or predominantly natural scientist that incorporates social science? 5) As someone within the department, it seems like they are prioritizing individuals who are already professors and will not be considering post-doctoral applications. I don't think the disciplinary focus matters as much 6) Well that's depressing. 7) I know competitive pools sometimes priortize already professors, but I hope you are wrong about the not even considering post-docs. If thats the case it should be in the posting and the call is in bad faith. Given the past year knowing EC folks will be just wasiting hours of their time curating materials that won't be considered is nost a good approach. rs to e to ye Rd e see to d*,+zcyyxssttt 8) Does anyone know if references are contacted automatically? 9) The deadline was on 7/15/2021. I'd be surprised if they contacted references so quickly. 10) @9 i think 8 was asking about references being contacted automatically by the portal. @8 my references didn't get an email. so, they may be sending the emails manually. 11) My references haven't been contacted (either automatically by the portal or by manual request), but I did get a spike in website views and this is the only applicaiton I have out currently. 12) Does anyone know when review of applications will start? 13) any updates? 14) none here (x4). 15) candidates contacted for phone interviews. 16) Rejection email received6
5/4/2021 12:43:04Saint Mary's UniversityCanadaPlant Ecology or Plant Evolutionary Biology7/15/2021 ProfTenure Track1/27/22 9:54"Preference will be given to candidates combining field work with laboratory-based molecular or biochemical analyses to address their research questions. 2) Did anyone receive a confirmation that their application was received, or any correspondence since applying? I got a confirmation that it was recieved, but have not heard anything since. (x3) (#2 again) hmm.. now I don't know if I should follow up to make sure the email went through, or if that would just annoy people. 3) Any word here? 4) Nothing yet 5) Referees contacted 08/25 x2 6) Any updates here? 7) Nothing new here since referees were contacted in August x2 8) Any news? 9) Nothing since references contacted back in August for me. 10) Contacted for an interview on 10/18 for dates in December. (9 again), well, guess I'm out. Good luck to you! 11) Offer received 01/26.7
5/3/2021 18:42:49University of North CarolinaNorth CarolinaField Station / Assoc ProfFixed Term5/4/21 2:55This is for the "Field Site Director" at Highlands Biological Station with UNC's Institute for the Environment, with an appointment at Western Carolina University. They ask for someone with a degree in geospatial ecology, but position summary seems more general.
5/3/2021 17:10:59Stony Brook UniversityNew YorkIntroductory Biology6/3/2021 Term8/6/21 11:06Anyone know what the average salary is for lecturers at SUNY? 2) You probably could look it up in a public employee salary database1
5/3/2021 10:19:43University of St. ThomasMinnesotaEcology / Environmental Science / Conservation Biology ProfessorFixed Term5/3/21 10:20"Academic year from September 2021 through May 2022."
5/3/2021 10:18:52University of St. ThomasMinnesotaMolecular / Cell Biology ProfessorFixed Term5/3/21 10:20"Academic year from September 2021 through May 2022."
5/2/2021 3:40:55University of CopenhagenDenmarkEnvironmental Microbial Biotechnology 5/16/2021 ProfFixed Term
5/1/2021 15:15:56Bridgewater State UniversityMassachusettsEcology5/3/2021 Term5/4/21 16:091) this link is broken. is the job no longer posted? 2) Yes, it was closed
5/1/2021 13:51:29University of Prince Edward IslandCanadaClimate Change & Adaptation6/1/2021 / Assoc ProfTenure Track5/1/21 19:33Tier II Canada Research Chair. 1) Focus on hydrology 2) From the program's home page "This program of study examines "climate change adaptation" which refers to the adjustments that societies or ecosystems make to limit the negative effects of climate change or to take advantage of opportunities provided by a changing climate. Adaptation can range from a farmer planting more drought-resistant crops to a coastal community evaluating how best to protect its infrastructure from rising sea level."
5/1/2021 11:45:45Saint Mary's UniversityCanadaBiology5/31/2021 ProfFixed Term
5/1/2021 11:43:56Utrecht UniversityNetherlandsPlant Ecology & Biogeochemistry6/2/2021 ProfTenure Track1
5/1/2021 11:42:29Friedrich Schiller University JenaGermanyMicrobiome Dynamics5/5/2021 W3Tenure Track5/12/21 12:38[ad hominem comment removed -AP]
4/30/2021 15:41:59Karlstads UniversitySwedenAnimal Physiology6/13/2021 LecturerTenure Track
4/30/2021 15:38:30University of WarsawPolandEmerging Biological Hazards6/23/2021 ProfTenure Track
4/29/2021 8:49:41Nova Southeastern UniversityFloridaQuantitative Fisheries and/or Conservation Modeling & Sustainability6/15/2021 ProfTenure Track9/21/21 18:24"The position will be based at the Ocean Campus in Dania Beach." 1) Does anyone know who the search chair is? The advert does not list any details about what documents to submit. 2) Candidates should submit a cover letter, CV, research statement, teaching statement, and list of 3 references. For questions relative to this position, contact the Chair of the Faculty Search Committee, Dr. Joana Figueiredo, at including “DOMES Faculty Hire” on the Subject line. 3)@2, thank you! Can you post the link to where you see these details!? Also, the ecoevo says due 6/15, the HR site says 6/30.
4/28/2021 19:47:44University of ArizonaArizonaEcological Data Science6/1/2021 / Assoc ProfPermanent Non-Academic9/21/21 18:24This is a renewable faculty position with rank promotion processes. 1) is this the same as line 69? 2) No, different department (School of Natural Resources) 3) Salary listed as 70-80k which is quite good for this type of position. (4) Any news? (5) None here. (6) Notice of phone interview 6/22 7)
4/28/2021 17:39:55University of FloridaFloridaEntomology6/30/2021 ProfTenure Track8/24/21 17:47"classical (importation) biological control of invasive insects and mites affecting natural and agricultural areas" 1) any updates on this position?1
4/27/2021 22:17:09University of GuelphCanadaComparative Animal Physiology6/1/2021 ProfTenure Track10/29/21 15:16"Environmental, evolutionary, or comparative animal physiology." 1) did anyone that applied to this position get a confirmation email after sending the application? 2) I received confirmation (6/7) x4 3) any news (7/8)? x3 3) Anyone hear of anyone getting an interview? (8/16) x2 4) were references even contacted yet for a shortlist? (8/16) x2 4) I heard from word of mouth that the shortlist of 4 candidates were released and one of them is a spouse of a prof in the department. Unsure how to feel about that choice 5) Rejection email sent 10/295
4/27/2021 22:15:41University of GuelphCanadaOne Health6/1/2021 ProfTenure Track3/7/22 16:32"Candidates should have primary expertise in a field connected to environment/ecosystem health and/or wildlife, but with strong links to at least one of the other pillars of One Health." 1) Did anyone who applied get a confirmation e-mail/response? 2) I applied for the physiology position and did not get any confirmation after sending application via email. 3) #1 again...thanks for the info, that's great to know! 4) I applied for the aquatic position and got a confirmation two days later (the day after deadline). 5) anyone receive a confirmation email for this position yet? 6) No, they will likely contact candidates for an interview. 7) I actually did get a confirmation for my submission, but it was a while after I submitted (~4 weeks later). 8) Any website traffic from Guelph or anything? 9) any news? 10) News? 10/07 11) None yet (July 20) 12) Assume they posted this job and later were like, "Wait, this is not a great use of our summer time." Fair enough! 13) Anything?? 14) Nothing yet (x2). 15) Chair of this search has notified on twitter he is officially on the job market not sure how this impacts this job search timeline or the other job searches from this university 16) Great update! This is exactly what this board is for. Certainly explains the delay. 17) Tried reaching out about this search a few weeks ago and heard nothing back.x2 18) Seems like the search below has moved along...anything here?? x2 19) What a joke...I'm always OK with not getting selected, but searches that don't come to fruition are a ridiculous waste of everyone's time. 20) any news here? Seems like all the other jobs in this cluster hire have progressed or have already finished. Disappointing that this one is taking so long. 21) Contacted chair on Nov 2 for update on progress- no response.7
4/27/2021 18:29:54University of GuelphCanadaPlant Ecology or Plant Evolution6/1/2021 ProfTenure Track5/10/22 13:14"All qualified applicants are encouraged to apply; however, Canadians and permanent residents will be given priority." (always true in Canada) 1) Has anyone gotten a confirmation that their application was received? I haven't gotten an email yet and not sure if I should expect one. 2) I received confirmation a few hours after submission x6 3) Thank you all!! I just emailed them to ask if they received my application or what happened. 4) Has anyone heard if recs have been requested yet? 5) I am #1, they said on 6/11 that they were including my application because it was submitted before the deadline, so it did not sound like they had already selected a short list. Not sure though. 6) Gotcha. Thanks #5!. 7) on June 13, Dr. A MacDougall tweeted that it would take a while to go through the apps and not to expect to hear anytime soon. 8) Any news here? 9) None here (07/21) x 8 10) Still none, 8/4 (11) Still no news yet? x8 12) I'm giving up on this one at this point, I hope you all have better luck! x 2 13) Word from search committee is that the search is still going, just delayed by covid. Planning to finalize short list by mid-Sept. 13) Short list for phone interviews or for the full interview? 14) #13 again, sorry I mean the long list by mid-Sept. It will probably take another few weeks after that to get a short list (Canadian universities typically just invite the short list for interviews, with no phone interviews for the long list) 15) Per Andrew MacDougall's twitter on 9/17: "Finally producing a long-list for our plant job today - apologies for the long delay, for those that applied. Turns out hiring five positions at once, during summer with Covid, slowed things more than we anticipated." Yay, movement! 16) Anyone had references requested? 17) Not to my knowledge. I've asked my recommenders to let me know if/when they get contacted. x3 18) Got an email that the list was finalized for initial short interviews, and they will be contacting references soon x3 19) Sounds like these are preliminary interviews (30 minutes, virtual). I'm guessing a 2nd cut, then a final group interviewing in person? Is that your interpretation, 18? (20) Guess that means I'm out, good luck to those on the first short list! x2 (21) Yes to 19, the list is down to 11 for the short half hour interviews and after these half hour interviews the list will there will be a shorter list for the full interviews (22) I'm confused: Are they conducting short interviews before contacting references? That's the picture I'm getting here. 18: Did you receive an e-mail that was telling you that you are on the list of vitrual interviews? Or did you get an email in response to a question you asked, where they simply explained that they had completed a list and would contact referees soon? Seems odd that they'd invite for interviews without contacting refs. 23) 19 here. Yes, they're doing both prelim interviews ("discussions") and getting refs for the same group of 11. I'm guessing they're trying to speed things along given the long lag over the summer and the other positions they're hiring for. Given the size of the dept and number of searches, most of the dept is probably on at least one search committee right now. (24) and to clarify for #22 - candidates on the long list have been emailed to let them know that that they have made the long list and that their references are being contacted 25)
4/26/2021 16:11:25University of LeedsUnited KingdomGlobal Conservation Science5/24/2021 Track5/29/21 4:50Dr. H.'s comments: Very pretty slides and great use of photos throughout (including your screenshot of the video- great work!). I loved your quick fact at the beginning! Slides had great information and were very thoughtfully presented. Thank you for being the only group to directly state your expected proportion for the chi-square test. :) Good background and context, and good handling of the questions at the end of your talk. You were a bit short on time (~8:45), but otherwise wonderful job! 2) Thanks Dr. H! 3) I wish Dr. H would comment on my job talks! x3 (4) Am I missing some context here??? 5) I'm assuming someone accidentally copy-pasted their grading comments into a random cell here...6) Dr. H would be a great fit for Leeds! (x2) 7) 28.05. invitation email for interview on July 8th4
4/26/2021 16:10:44University of LeedsUnited KingdomEcology5/24/2021 Track6/11/21 17:311) Invited for interview on June 9th (5/28) 2) email rejection after interview6
4/26/2021 15:28:46University of ArizonaArizonaWildlife & Conservation Biology5/31/2021 / Full ProfTenure Track11/13/21 18:09Position includes continuing an existing long-term study on the Mt. Graham red squirrel and developing associated projects. 1) Looks like they are looking to hire at the Associate Professor level, so I assume they are not interested in e.g. postdocs applying. 2) Seems unusually specific for a supposedly senior hire. Faculty usually pick their own research. But if you want someone to notice your name and keep an eye out for the next round of hires, it might not hurt to submit the app if already written. And if their magical candidate who already studies Mt Graham Red Squirrels were to move, you could be backup. 3) Search chair reached out and scheduled a Zoom interview for July X 3 4) Rejection received 7/18/2021 X 2 5) offered to participate in full interview - date/format yet to be determined X2 6) In-person interview late September, but have not heard back from the search committeex2.5
4/26/2021 12:11:37University of FloridaFloridaAI in Plant Breeding4/30/2021 ProfTenure Track1
4/26/2021 10:56:21University of CalgaryCanadaApplied Data Science6/15/2021 ProfTenure Track7/14/21 14:47The Applied Data Science position may be appointed in any of the departments in the Faculty of Science (Biological Sciences, Chemistry, Computer Science, Geological Science, Mathematics and Statistics, or Physics and Astronomy). 1) Got phone interview.2
4/26/2021 9:08:04University of ReadingUnited KingdomEcology, Zoology or Evolutionary Biology6/1/2021 Track7/23/21 7:57Two positions. 1) I can't find the application materials/instructions? 2) In some UK jobs they don't specify and you need to rely on the information provided in the application system. 3) Thanks. 4) Anyone heard anything? x6 5) shortlisted (16 June) 6) specifying for which position you got shortlisted? 7) @6 Nope - I think they are pretty interchangeable. I certainly didn't specify one or the other on my application, and nothing about it in the shortlist email. 8) I didn't get *any* email from them. Strange. 9) In this case, no email is clearly a negative outcome. We may (or not) get a rejection email once the process is finished, but it's highly unlikely that they will go back to the application pool. 10) Rejection letter 6/23/2021 (x4) 11) Any update from interviewed candidates (none here yet)? Apparently they interviewed 20 candidates over 2 days for 2 posts, so could take some time. My formal interview was also a bit rushed towards the end so didn't have time to ask when to expect to hear back. 12) I got a rejection email today (7th July) after interview - so i guess not hearing is good! 13) Does anyone know if the positions have been offered? 14) A handful of candidates (assuming around 4-5) were asked for references to help with the final decision over 2 weeks ago now - some haven't heard anything but imagine the 2 offers have been made to preferred candidates and the others are being kept as back-ups (someone from the panel was on holiday the first week so doubt the offers were made until a few days ago). I'm one of those waiting to hear anything, and know an offer has been made to someone with +10 years experience! I don''t work here but know someone who does. 15) Rejection letter after interview (23/7/2021). The positions have now been filled11
4/25/2021 15:13:34Southern Arkansas UniversityArkansasAquatic Ecology4/25/2021 ProfTenure Track4/25/21 15:15Strong teaching emphasis: "The teaching load is expected to average 12 hours per semester". Review begins immediately, until filled
4/25/2021 13:14:23McGill UniversityCanadaEnvironmental Science 4/30/2021 Term4/26/21 6:203-year appointment
4/25/2021 12:41:26Bournemouth UniversityUnited KingdomEnvironmental Forensics5/12/2021 Track
4/25/2021 12:40:16Bournemouth UniversityUnited KingdomBiomedical Science5/13/2021 Track