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InstitutionLocationSubject Area
5/26/2018Northern Arizona UniversityArizonaHuman Dimensions of Forestry9/1/2018
Asst ProfTT
5/26/2018Virginia TechVirginiaEcological Restoration6/15/2018
Asst ProfTT10/13/20181.) No decision made until 08/03/22018 2.) any updates since 8/03? 3.) Still says "Under Review by Department", wondering what others see in their HR portal. 4.) Same: Under Review by Department x2 5.) Wonder what others' specialization for this position (ecological restoration) as this is so broadly defined. Mine is Soil Science. 6) I got a phone interview a few weeks ago but nothing since. 7.) @6: How was the phone interview? What's your major? 8) I had a skype interview Late July and was told they were expecting to have a two week turnaround in determining candidates for on-campus interviews. Although, letters were requested from my writers in late August. 9) VT has one of the most red-tape-laden administrative structures I've ever encountered (work here currently)-- it's not surprising that their turn-around time was overly optimistic. 10 ) Nice 4
5/28/2018University of CopenhagenDenmarkMicrobial Ecology6/3/2018
Asst ProfTT9/11/20181
5/29/2018Stephen F. Austin State UniversityTexasGame Ecology and Management6/1/2018
Asst ProfTT9/27/2018phone interview scheduled Invited for on campus interview in Sept. 2) went for on campus interview as well, have you heard back?2
5/29/2018Endicott CollegeMassachusettsEnvironmental Science
Asst ProfTT10/12/2018"Teaches four courses or equivalent per semester" 1) listing only requests a resume, cover letter and contact info for references. I called HR and they said that anything you include with application (like a teaching or research statement) will get passed along to the hiring manager. 2) any updates on this search? I'm assuming they've made a short list at least if they are expecting someone to start this fall? 3) anyone know the closing date? the position is apparently "open until filled" 4) Link says this has been deleted.4
5/29/2018Ecole Polytechnique Fédérale de LausanneSwitzerlandTerrestrial Ecology8/15/2018
Asst/Assoc ProfTT1
5/30/2018Lakehead University - OrilliaCanadaSustainability Science and Biology6/8/2018
Asst ProfTT10/10/20181.) No decision made until 08/03/22018 2.) any updates since 8/03? 3.) Still says "Under Review by Department", wondering what others see in their HR portal. 4.) Same: Under Review by Department x2 5.) Wonder what others' specialization for this position (ecological restoration) as this is so broadly defined. Mine is Soil Science. 6) I got a phone interview a few weeks ago but nothing since. 7.) @6: How was the phone interview? What's your major? 8) I had a skype interview Late July and was told they were expecting to have a two week turnaround in determining candidates for on-campus interviews. Although, letters were requested from my writers in late August. 9) VT has one of the most red-tape-laden administrative structures I've ever encountered (work here currently)-- it's not surprising that their turn-around time was overly optimistic. 10 ) Nice2
5/30/2018University of WaterlooCanadaEnvironmental Virology9/21/2018
Asst ProfTT6/13/20182
5/30/2018University of WaterlooCanadaAquatic ecology9/21/2018
Asst ProfTT9/11/20181) link doesn't work 2) Link Updated. Ad says, "The research should address structural and/or functional relations among organisms of inland waters, as affected by natural and anthropogenic processes." 2) Are we supposed to just e-mail our application packet to the chair or is there some "apply here" tab I'm staring past? 2.1) I was staring past the directions - submit directly to dept. chair...15
5/30/2018University of WaterlooCanadaTerrestrial ecology9/21/2018
Asst ProfTT10/12/2018Ad says "...innovative field- and lab-based approaches (e.g., tracking, molecular, physiology, etc.) to investigate applied and/or theoretical questions in the area of ornithology or mammalogy in terrestrial environments and may target the population-, species- or community-level." which is not terrestrial ecology??? 2) What do you mean it isn't terrestrial ecology? That is pretty in line with the job descriptions that are typical for posts called 'terrestrial ecology'. 3) Referring to section "in the area of ornithology or mammalogy in terrestrial environments "--having taught "terrestrial ecology multiple times, that typically means soil-plants-water-biogeochemistry etc. 4) That may be true for a class actually called 'terrestrial ecology', but in 5 years of watching job adds nearly every position advertised as a 'terrestrial ecology' position specifies that they want someone working on birds/mammals/reptiles. 5) Job add no longer available through the link provided. 6) job is listed here 7) can't find it... 8)Any updates?14
5/30/2018UC DavisCaliforniaPlant Pathology6/30/2018
Asst ProfTT1
5/31/2018Carleton UniversityCanadaPlant Genetics9/1/2018
Asst ProfTT10/16/20185
6/1/2018Liverpool John Moores UniversityUnited KingdomBehavioural Ecology6/20/2018
Asst ProfTT6/1/2018"We would particularly welcome applications from persons whose research has an applied focus in aspects such as companion/ domestic animal behaviour, animal welfare, and/or conservation."4
6/1/2018Missouri Southern State UniversityMissouriMolecular and Cell Biology
Asst ProfTT8/20/2018Looks like it closed. 2) What makes you think that? The link still works and it is still active on 3) Position filled 4) Offered @ $47,000 and rejected. 5) That's more than last year! 6) this is insulting. Someone with a PhD should not be making only $47K. Ridiculous not matter how low the cost of living is in that area.-1
6/2/2018University of WaterlooCanadaIntegrated Hydrosystem Modeling I6/15/2018
Asst/Assoc ProfTT10/16/20181) Job add no longer available through the link provided. 2) job is listed here 3) can't find it...
6/2/2018University of WaterlooCanadaIntegrated Hydrosystem Modeling II6/15/2018
Asst/Assoc ProfTT10/16/20181) Job add no longer available through the link provided. 2) job is listed here 3) can't find it... 1
6/2/2018University of WaterlooCanadaCritical Zone Hydrology and Biogeochemistry6/15/2018
Asst/Assoc ProfTT9/25/2018Anyone know the status of this position? 2) *crickets*1
6/2/2018University of HelsinkiFinlandEcology8/13/2018
Rank OpenTT10/8/2018"The professorship is based in the Organismal and Evolutionary Biology Research Programme" 1) Does anyone know about the funding situation in Finland? From a TT in OEB at UH - it's pretty good! Academy of Finland is centralised funding agency that provides funds for two fellowship schemes post-PhD (~12% success rate), collaborative 3-yr project grants (~16%), and professorial fellowships (buy-out of teaching +++ research funds). Also lots of foundations that provide pots for student work and some larger collaborative initiatives. UH has very good support for applying (and success with getting) EU funds. Join us! 2) I want to join you, where do I sign? 3) 9/4 The search for this position was apparently cancelled (?) 4) #3 Did they tell you directly or do you have inside information? 5) Through the grapevine. 6) Maybe it was cancelled because they opened up that big cluster hire for 5 spots instead? 7). nope just heard from HR that this is still in progress and the cluster hire is separate.7
6/3/2018University of WarwickUnited KingdomEcology and/or Environmental Bioscience6/27/2018
Assoc/Full ProfTT6/8/2018
6/3/2018University of CanterburyNew ZealandMarine Ecosystems7/15/2018
Lecturer/Senior LecturerTT8/7/2018Afaik this is permanent, not TT per se. 2) Yep, there's no such thing as tenure in NZ.1
6/3/2018University of SydneyAustraliaMarine Temperate Reef Ecology6/11/2018
Associate Lecturer/ LecturerTT8/28/2018Job posting expired.1
6/5/2018Old Dominion UniversityVirginiaPlant Ecology8/16/2018
Asst ProfTT10/16/2018"All areas of plant ecology will be considered, but applicants using field techniques are strongly preferred and expertise in coastal or wetland plants is desirable." 2) any news? 3) They are conducting phone interviews this week. 4) alright, I can move on... thanks. 5) any word from anyone that had a phone interview? 6) not yet x2 7) thanks. 8) any news? 9) none here 10? No invitations to campus? 9
6/6/2018Minot State UniversityNorth DakotaBiology
Asst ProfTT10/3/2018"Position starts August 2018. Terrestrial or aquatic ecologists who can provide field experiences or animal physiologists who can teach Human Anatomy & Physiology with a cadaver lab are particularly encouraged to apply." 1) There was an interesting short article about the city of Minot in The Economist that is worth reading for anyone considering this position ( 2) Was this a failed search that has been reposted? The original was posted in April on their site.1
6/6/2018University of the West IndiesOtherFish biology/fisheries6/28/2018
Asst ProfTT6/21/2018In Trinidad and Tobago. Even though it is listed as lecturer, that is what TT positions are called there. 2) Also the name of their currency. 3) "That'll be 50 lecturers, please." 4) Their currency is TT, not lecturer! 5) Anyone know what one should write in for "Competencies" on their job application?
6/6/2018Seton Hall UniversityNew JerseyEcology/Toxicology6/25/2018
Asst ProfNon-TT6/7/2018Begins August 2018. Requires 2 years as postdoc. 2) I'm not sure this one is tenure-track, it doesn't say it anywhere in the job description. Can anyone verify? 3) Looks like a VAP: "for the term of 2018-19"1
6/8/2018University of New Brunswick, Saint JohnCanadaMarine Biology7/1/2018
Asst ProfTT8/17/2018"Review of applications will begin on July 1, 2018 and will continue until the position is filled. Position begins on 1 January 2019." Note this appears a repost of the job posted spring 2018. 2) I emailed and it's actually a second position! 3) Has anyone heard anything back from them yet? 4) Nope 5) Interviews held for 1st position in July 2018.9
6/8/2018Old Dominion UniversityVirginiaMarine Biology/Ecology6/30/2018
Visiting Asst ProfNon-TT6/25/2018"The start date for this position is August, 2018 for a 10 month appointment, with a possible extension to a second year. We seek applicants with a Ph.D. in marine ecology or a related field and strong quantitative skills. The successful candidate is expected to be an effective teacher, and will offer a lecture/laboratory course in marine ecology or invertebrate zoology during the fall and spring semesters along with an advanced undergraduate/graduate course within their area of expertise."1
6/11/2018Utah State UniversityUtahSilviculture & Applied Forest Ecology9/9/2018
Asst ProfTT10/12/2018Is this link working for anyone else? Yes. 3 candidates scheduled for on-site interviews3
6/11/2018Louisiana Tech UniversityLouisianaForest Health & Ecology7/31/2018
Asst/Assoc ProfTT10/12/20181)This link seems outdated, or there may be a typo on the site (it all says 2017, start date, etc.). 2) It appears that the link goes to the University of Florida, but I see the Louisiana Tech job posted in this list: 3) Why can't universities provide a stable, unique URL for each job posted...
6/16/2018Saint Mary's UniversityCanadaMicrobial Ecology7/1/2018
Asst ProfTT8/20/20181) letters were solicited by references, Chair indicated they would begin reviewing letters+apps on 8/20/181
6/19/2018Texas A&M University - Corpus ChristiTexasMarine Biology9/15/2018
Asst ProfTT10/12/20181) Did anyone else view their application after submission and see their CV attached but none other their other documents? 2) OP, chair of the search committee emailed me that they received all my materials even though I can't see them. 3) Submission system was glitchy...I ended up missing deadline after three attempts with three email accounts; the third attempt errored out when the deadline hit after I uploaded all documents but before I hit submit. 4) Nobody has heard anything? 5) I haven't heard anything. X415
6/20/2018American UniversityDistrict of ColumbiaEnvironmental Science9/26/2018
Asst ProfTT10/15/2018"We welcome applications from candidates engaged in high-quality scholarship in areas including quantitative ecosystem analysis with possible emphases on terrestrial and/or urban carbon dynamics." 1) Any updates? 6
6/21/2018California State University, FresnoCaliforniaEcoimmunology10/1/2018
Asst ProfTT9/14/20181) In last year's job season, this search was canceled (citing budget reasons) after the phone interview stage 2) This search has guaranteed funding this year, and is broader than the title would suggest (disease ecologists, parasitologists fall into the applicant pool).2
6/25/2018Williams CollegeMassachusettsEcology10/12/2018
Asst ProfTT9/26/2018"The candidate should complement our existing faculty expertise by focusing on community or ecosystem or landscape level ecology." 2. was this a failed search from last year? 3) I don't think so. They hired an evolutionary ecologist recently (I think it was the year before last). This seems to have quite a different emphasis. 4) Have spoken to faculty in the dept. This is a new search; other recent searches were successful. [Speculation about inside hire deleted - let's try not to identify supposed inside candidates to respect people's privacy. - AP]. 27
6/26/2018Antioch University New EnglandNew HampshireConservation Biology7/16/2018
Rank OpenNon-TT7/25/2018"Start date: August 20, 2018 (or when the position is filled)"
"The selected candidate should be able to teach graduate courses such as conservation biology, ecology, vertebrate ecology, wildlife management, biostatistics, GIS, and/or landscape ecology, and will have the opportunity to develop and lead field study courses as well as courses in their area of expertise." 2) They really are trying to fill this position to start in less than 2 months!?! What does 'full time faculty' mean? Do they not have tenure? 3) Correct. I just checked and it looks like they do not have a tenure system at this school. 4) So, MS and PhD students are paying they're own way through this program in general? I come from a more traditional, biology background where students get paid a stipend. The program looks interesting, but how could I justify asking students to take out loans ($100K in tuition costs for PhD) just to work with me? Am I missing something? 5) It seems that the conservation science program only has an MS. It is pretty typical for students to pay with loans/aid, etc for an MS in biology, though I agree with you that it would be hard to justify the ethics of this as an advisor. 6) I must be sheltered - I've never met a MS student in the science not paid a stipend... Thanks 7) In many schools' "professional" programs - Yale/Duke Forestry, etc., most students are paying, even though many go onto ecological jobs or phds. 8) July 24 - received email saying that my application was received and asking if I would still like to be considered for the position. Stated a $53K startng salary and a *January 2019* start date. Scheduling phone interviews in September
6/27/2018University of MichiganMichiganSpatial Science of Coupled Natural-Human Systems9/14/2018
Asst/Assoc ProfTT10/14/20181) Any updates? 2) I haven't heard anything10
6/28/2018California State University San BernadinoCaliforniaBiology/Ecology9/30/2018
Asst ProfTT10/16/2018"The successful applicant will develop an independent research program addressing fundamental questions in ecology and will teach courses in field ecology, biostatistics, and additional courses within the selected candidate's area of expertise at the undergraduate and M.S. levels" 2) Nothing 10/10/18 3) Any one get word yet? 4) Nope 10/16/18 x624
7/1/2018Pontificia Universidad Católica de ChileSouth AmericaEcology/Evolution7/30/2018
Asst ProfTT10/11/2018"We are particularly interested in, but not restricted to, applicants encompassing one of the following areas: ecology and/or evolution of marine organisms, fisheries, and aquatic ecology."; any updates?2
7/2/2018University British Columbia OkanaganCanadaMicrobiology10/15/2018
Asst ProfTT10/15/2018Job Posting ID 30032, this application has room for uploading a CV, but doesn't have a portal for any of the other required components. Do these need to be sent in via email to the Chair?
7/2/2018Fairleigh DickinsonNew JerseyBiology10/31/2018
Asst ProfTT9/12/2018Annoyingly, there doesn't seem to be any closing date given. I guess it is rolling consideration? Does anyone have any insight on what would be a reasonable timeline for submission? 2) how are people handling the references? Seems like it is unclear whether their contact info gets entered into the system (where it says you can't use a prior supervisor...) or the three distinct letters are attached as "optional attachments" 1-3 at the end of the process. I'm guessing that we ignore the "no prior supervisor" part to enter our prior supervisor contact information? I doubt they want contact info for 3 non-supervisors and 3 non-confidential letters of rec. 3) I contacted the search chair and they want the letters as attachments. 2) odd, but ok. Thanks #3! 4) search chair got back to me and said the system will request letters. When I submitted my application there was a page that you can navigate to that shows the system requested the letters (with a timestamp) and whether or not your letter writers have submitted their letters yet. 5) Closing Date - I asked the search chair, and he said they would start reviewing apps in mid-October 6) Are people reading the job ad as indicating that ONLY candidates that use systematics will be considered? 7) Now that you mention it (6), maybe... but it does say "broadly-trained biologist", so maybe the whole clarification about systematics is in case you are a wildlife biologist. 8) "Review of candidates will begin October 31st and continue until the position is filled"5
7/2/2018University of IllinoisIllinoisAquatic Ecology8/13/2018
Director, Illinois River Biological StationNon-TT7/2/2018Hiring range $70-75K.
7/3/2018University of WaterlooCanadaGeomicrobiology10/1/2018
Asst/Assoc ProfTT10/16/2018anybody get letters requested? 2) no x23
7/4/2018Swarthmore CollegePennsylvaniaAnimal Physiology or Neurobiology10/1/2018
Asst ProfTT10/12/20181) Is this a repeat of the search last year? 2) Does anyone know the teaching load expectations at this school? I assume 3/3? 3) My rejection from last year's organismal biology search says that they did hire someone. I don't know about Swarthmore specifically, but comparable SLACs typically have pretty low teaching loads comparable to R1s but with more undergraduate advising/research expectations. Definitely not 3/3. 4) This is a different search. Retirement replacement. The teaching load is pretty decent here (2/2) but labs count so it's 1 lecture/1 lab per semester. 5) That's pretty good for a SLAC. 6) also pay is extremely high for a SLAC!! This is a sweet gig 7) What's the pay range? @7 80k range at Swarthmore 9) You folks are funny. Swat is consistently rated as one of the top 3 SLACs in the nation and has a bigger endowment per student than some Ivies. This is an elite job; adjust your expectations accordingly. <- no need for that tone here. X5. 10) Search Committee last year was super thoughtless - kept me on a string for weeks and were not up front about where they were in the search process. All very stressful. A simple "you are not a finalist" would have been better. I had actually expected more from such an elite institution. 11) Just realized that I misspelled Swarthmore in all my application materials. Boy do I feel like a shithead. Guess that's one less applicant to compete with for y'all... 12) @11, or they won't even notice! :) 13)@11, we all make mistakes - I discussed supervising graduate students in a recent application to another university, but realized as soon I sent it they don't even have an M.S. program in Biology....happens to a lot of us! 19
7/4/2018University of Minnesota Bell MuseumMinnesotaBotany9/1/2018
7/6/2018University of TorontoCanadaEcology and Evolution9/5/2018
Assistant Professor, Teaching StreamTT9/17/2018NOTE FROM A TORONTO DEPT MEMBER: TORONTO IS SEARCHING FOR TWO POSITIONS, THIS IS THE TEACHING STREAM POSITION, #57 IS THE TENURE-TRACK RESEARCH STREAM POSITION. Start date of July 1st 2019 2) according to the posting it seems like a teaching heavy position 3) Updated the cell to reflect that this is non-TT, not TT. 4) URL is throwing an error for me on 7/9 EDIT: Fixed URL. 5) Can someone explain to me why a teaching stream professor is not tenure track? 6) IDK, I emailed the chair to ask & will report back. 7) I asked the search committee and here is what they said "Yes, this is a tenure-track position. Teaching load is a more difficult one to answer in a meaningful way. Our courses are 12 weeks in length so they may be shorter than taught at some schools and we frequently have two hours of lecture per week (labs would be additional for some courses). This person will be expected to teach 5 such courses over the year, although this may be adjusted (reduced) depending on the nature of the course taught and associated administrative or course development load associated with it." 8) Would it be encouraged/allowed for someone in this position to do disipline research in addition to their heavy teaching load? 9) 3 again here. There are TWO positions at Toronto -- one is TT ('tenure stream'), one is non-TT ('teaching stream'). Teaching stream has job code 1802314; tenure stream has job code 1802289. This row seems to be an amalgamation of the two positions. 10) "Teaching stream" is what the uni calls their TT teaching focused positions. 7) here again, yes this is tenure-track but with a teaching focus (TT teaching stream). I talked to the chair about this. (8) A 9/7 e-mail to Ecolog indicates that there are now up to 3 tenure-stream positions associated with this search. 9) No #8, the 2 positions are for regular research faculty, not thiis specific Teaching Stream2
7/9/2018University of British ColumbiaCanadaIntegrative Organismal Biology10/15/2018
Asst ProfTT9/21/2018Hiring for 2 positions, "extend and complement existing faculty strengths in our Comparative Animal Physiology and Biomechanics group". Link is active -- deleted duplicate comments 8/27 2) Sounds like their 2016 search (which failed?) and 2017 search (anybody know if that one succeeded?). 3) 2016: failed; 2017: succeeded 3) I cannot find the link, can you share the Job ID, please?14
7/9/2018Nord UniversityNorwayMarine Ecology8/28/2018
Assoc/Full ProfTT7/15/2018Heads up about jobs in Norway: Everyone else who applies will get to read your evaluation report. Anecdotally, I've applied to two searches in Norway and both favored an internal candidate, but applicant numbers tend to be on the lower end.1
7/9/2018University of ZurichSwitzerlandEvolutionary Botany8/30/2018
LecturerTT9/25/20181) Not sure if this qualifies as a TT position? Seems like a position that could lead to a permanent faculty appointment, but is not a 'traditional' entry-level TT job (2) I think these positions typically don`t lead to permanent positions, but put you in a position to apply for many European Professorships-which want you to have senior author pubs/ PhD students/ grants, etc. 3) Rejection email received 9/241
7/9/2018Wichita State UniversityKansasAquatic Vertebrate Ecology or Evolution9/14/2018
Asst ProfTT10/10/20181) Is the system going to automatically request letters or will letters be requested at the next round? 2) I don't think my letter writers have been contacted yet. x3 1) Thanks, y'all! Fingers crossed! 4) I have been asked to ask my references to submit a letter. x6 (10/4/18) 5) wonder if this was a long list or if everyone was asked for letters. Especially given 8 indicated applying and 6 have indicated getting e-mails for references. 6) Contacted for video interview x5. (10/10)8
7/9/2018Oregon State UniversityOregonMycology9/1/2018
Asst ProfTT10/15/20181) Did anyone have their recommendation letters requested yet? 2) Mine haven't (09/15) 3) My letters were requested 9/17/18. 4) One of my references received a letters request this week (he told me this on 9/28), but I never heard anything from OSU. Stealth long list I guess! 5) Any updates as of 10/15?5
7/10/2018California State University - East BayCaliforniaIntegrative Biology 8/10/2018
Asst ProfTT10/9/2018"We specifically invite applications from individuals with a strong background in experimental ecology and field biology, particularly those who integrate perspectives across one or more biological disciplines and use modern molecular techniques. Ideal candidates will have a research focus that involves investigation of population- or community-level issues affecting natural populations, particularly in the greater San Francisco Bay Area and/or other regions accommodating to student field research." 2) I guess this is a failed search from the same position that was advertised last year? Anyone know why it failed?3) From last years wiki, I saw that 150 people applied. I wonder why it failed. 4) heard they lost funding for position last year - good to see it reposted 5) Based on last year's wiki I guess it made it all the way to campus interviews before it failed due to funding? In that situation would you expect the committee to bring back/consider some of the same candidates? It seems pretty unusual to pull funding that late in a search. 6) Just received an email notice that this had re-opened, and should apply by August 10. Is this weird? What's happening? 7) I received it too and assume that everyone who applied last year got the same email. x4 8) I did not get the email although I applied last year, now thinking maybe my application did not go through :( 9) I also applied last year and didn't get an email to re-apply this year x3 10) Has anyone else had issues contacting the search chair? I e-mailed them over a week ago and have yet to get a response. 11) I emailed them 2 weeks ago, they were prompt. But I again emailed 2 days ago and no answer yet. 11) any updates? 12) any word on this one? 13) nope 14) 6-week check in, any updates? 14) 9/24/18 nope x5 15) phone interview requested 9/27/18 x4 16) good luck to interviewees!26
7/10/2018Texas TechTexasFire Ecology8/1/2018
Asst/Assoc ProfTT9/4/2018Had phone interview week of Aug 27
7/11/2018ETH Zurich (Swiss Federal Institute of Technology)SwitzerlandForest Science8/31/2018
Full ProfTT7/11/2018The future professor "will be expected to teach undergraduate level courses (in German or English) and graduate level courses (in English) in the field of forest science."
7/11/2018Pennsylvania State UniversityPennsylvaniaMicrobial Ecology8/30/2018
Asst ProfTT10/17/2018Soil focus 1) letters requested (09/19/18) (x2) 2) candidate asked to contact letter writers 3) Any update since letters requested? 4) Deadline to submit letters was yesterday (10/05) so I think it's too soon for updates 5) No update x3 6) Heard anything?4
7/11/2018University of TorontoCanadaEcology and Evolutionary Biology9/19/2018
Asst ProfTT10/16/2018NOTE FROM A TORONTO DEPT MEMBER: THIS IS THE TENURE-TRACK RESEARCH STREAM POSITION, MUCH OF THE DISCUSSION BELOW IS ABOUT THE TEACHING STREAM POSITION; 47 is teaching stream, this is tenure stream 2) Yep, different job numbers if you go to each web link 3) Dream job y'all -- although they're searching so broadly its hard to see how the faculty will agree on what they want! 4) Anyone have thoughts on the culture within the department? Would it be more cut throat and competitive, or collaborative and supportive? 5) Both depending on which faculty you're talking about.... 6) Also, very strange to have "teaching stream" as a tenure track position, but than to also have a tenure track stream (instead of calling it research stream or something). 7) This is one of these positions that will get > 500 applications. x2 8) Note: they specifically ask for people who want to do research into pedagogy. If you're not interested in doing research about teaching, then save yourself and the committee some time. 9) @8 I don't see that in this ad... are you sure that isn't related to the teaching stream position (#47)? 10) @4 (from someone who got the job previously but sadly had to decline) from my visits and conversations with lots of people in/outside the department, I would say this is a very interactive, collaborative, and supportive deparment!! 11) @8 I also do not see this reference. If anyone can corroborate please leave a note. 12) Recent messages to evoldir and ecolog indicate that now there are up to 3 positions. I guess if you had applied already there's nothing else to do. 12) Is this a re-posting of a job from last fall? Ad looks the same 13) Did anyone else attach a cover letter? It wasn't requested but feels weird to not include. 14) I debated too, decided not to because it said not to include any additional materials 15) Recommend you include a cover letter, even if not specifically asked for. 16) I applied but can't find the advert any more. Are letter writers automatically contacted or are they contacted after an initial cut? 17) it says to submit letters directly to the dept head by the application deadline 18) Any news? 19) Not here 10/13 20) here neither oct 1649
7/12/2018Brown UniversityRhode IslandClimate Change10/1/2018
Rank OpenTT10/17/2018"This open rank search will seek to fill endowed university chairs with a tenure or tenure-track home in any of the participating departments. Even though the positions are for endowed chairs, we are seeking an excellent and diverse pool of applicants at any rank. The endowed chairs are named faculty positions that include a small fund in perpetuity (in addition to start up funds) to assist chair holders in achieving their research and teaching goals." 2) Any update? 3) No x611
7/13/2018University of VictoriaCanadaBiology9/4/2018
Asst ProfTT10/9/2018Teaching stream. Applicants with broad expertise in aquatic or terrestrial organismal biology, particularly the evolution, diversity, physiology and ecology of animal systems, and strong quantitative skills are encouraged to apply. 1) Any updates? 2) Nothing here.11
7/13/2018Kew GardensUnited KingdomBiodiversity Informatics and Spatial Analysis8/5/2018
Non-TT7/13/2018Head of Science for the Biodiversity Informatics and Spatial Analysis (BISA) department
7/15/2018Okinawa Institute of Science and Technology Graduate UniversityJapanEcology, Evolution, and Environmental Sciences8/31/2018
Asst/Assoc ProfTT10/14/20181) googled this place to learn more about it, and holy crap! (read the comments too) 2) I've visited this place and can provide some insight. Pluses: flush with money, nice tropical location, new international leadership, very cool and collaborative scientific community; Cons: public money could easily be cut, compound-like location actually located in the middle of nowhere, opaque tenure policy. 3) It's that latter that is disturbing. Fine if you want to treat it like a very well funded superpostdoc. Otherwise, welp! 4) I’m currently an untenured faculty member at OIST and in my opinion the tenure system is solid and consistent with international standards, and has been for years. The old petition linked above was written by an external friend of someone who didn’t get tenure (for normal reasons people don’t get tenure) meant to embarrass and should be taken in that context. I wouldn't be discouraged from applying and checking it out for yourself. 5) Wow, looks like a few last minute applicants. Question: How many of you speak Japanese? 6) @5, Seems as though teaching and research are primarily conducted in English, per job ad. 7.) @6 I am aware of this, and still want to know how many people speak Japanese. I do, but I am wondering if this sets me apart or makes me one of the herd. 8) I don't speak Japanese, but I listen to a lot of J-pop 9) Reference letters requested 9/12 x4 10) were you automatically notified, or did your letter writers notify? thx <- writer notified me 11) LOL @8 12) Any updates here? 13) No12
7/15/2018Okinawa Institute of Science and Technology Graduate UniversityJapanMarine Science8/31/2018
Asst/Assoc ProfTT1
7/15/2018Okinawa Institute of Science and Technology Graduate UniversityJapanLife Sciences8/31/2018
Asst/Assoc ProfTT9/21/2018"Targeted areas include but not limited to: aging, cancer biology, developmental biology, disease models, epigenomics, host-microbe interaction, immunology, organoids, and synthetic biology." Listed closing date is incorrect: search actually closes on 30 September 2018.2
7/16/2018Vassar CollegeNew YorkPlant Physiology9/17/2018
Asst ProfTT10/13/2018Failed search last year. 1) Like the search last year, they are looking for someone that is a good solid plant biologist that can teach physiology. It's a plus if you are a pure physiologist, but definitely not crucial. e.g., you can be an ecological physiologist, or an evolutionary physiologist. 2) Anyone know what the personal statement is? 3) I think it's just the research statement. But I agree that it's kind of a wierd name in their application system. 4) They just notified people for skype interviews x2.3
7/16/2018University of Cambridge, UKUnited KingdomMarine Biology8/24/2018
Asst ProfTT10/13/2018Similar position was advertised last year 2) interview scheduled for 12/3 x2 3) rejection received 10/5 x47
7/17/2018Utah State UniversityUtahRangeland Ecology & Management Education9/10/2018
Asst ProfTT7/17/2018"90% teaching, 10% service"11
7/17/2018Middlebury CollegeVermontAquatic Ecology10/8/2018
Asst ProfTT9/5/2018more info on their dept webpage: 1) really good department, tons of new faculty coming in 2) beautiful location20
7/18/2018University of RichmondVirginiaBiology10/1/2018
Asst ProfTT10/16/2018"Candidates who study aquatic systems or integrate quantitative/computational skills in their teaching and research are encouraged to apply" 2) Interesting, a similar job was here last year. Failed search? 3) I thought the same but someone posted they were offered and accepted last years position. 4) Last year was not a failed search. This year, we're replacing a colleague who moved to an administrative position. 5) Can anyone point to who was hired last year, it should be public by now? Would be nice to know what kind of background the dept. is interested in. I checked the "new faculty page, but nothing obvious". 6.) Went there as an undergrad. They have very diverse research interests 7) The posting claims applicants need to upload a single PDF with ALL docs but their website forces a separate upload of their CV. Perhaps someone knows whether to upload their CV and include it in the single PDF? It is irritating for the search committee to get duplicates of documents... 8) I'm not sure, but it might be that the CV goes to the Dean's office or other HR admins and the full packet goes to the committee. I would err on the side of following the directions and upload CV in both places. 9) Any ideas on how long the "statement" should be? Since it's basically a hybrid teaching/research... 2 pages? 10) I'm aiming for 3 pages since it's combined teaching/research/diversity--that's a lot to cover! (not including references), 11) Honestly, I was considering 4 pages because it's a lot of specifics they ask for. I do hate these very specific applications that take WAY more time than tweaking materials for a specific place. Given the low probability of getting even a good fitting position, it just seems mean to make all these poor PhD students and Postdocs write all new material for every job when the standard research and teaching plus CV and cover letter and letters of rec should be enough to make an evaluation. x6 12) I applied for this job a couple of days ago, and one of my references says that he did not get an email for a letter. Has anyone else checked with their references about whether they're getting the emails right away? 13) Checked with one of them and they received it, but perhaps the automated email is more prone to junk and other filters? @12: any update? Would rather not email my letter writers to check about every single damn letter 14) I emailed the chair of the search and she said they don't care about how the different documents get uploaded (combined or separately) as long as everything is there somehow 15) wow, this was the worst application interface and instructions I've interacted with yet. 16) agreed. When I click "view application" I can only see that my CV uploaded, but not my other documents. Can other applicants see their documents after submitting? Feeling paranoid that they did not actually attach. 17) Yeah that's all I see too. x3 18) When you are logged in, go to "my profile." You will then see the application as completed in the middle of the screen. There is a little button (upsidedown triangle) next to the checkmark on the right hand side. Click that, then choose "view application" and you will download the "CV" which, for me was what I uploaded as my combined CV as per the instructions. If you uploaded other materials elsewhere, I don't know how to see those. Hopefully that helped (9/27). [discussion of application numbers moved to General Discussion] 25) So has anyone heard about phone interview invitations yet? 26) Seriously @25? The deadline was Monday! x2 27) The odds will be better than they appear, because the advertisement required several specialized documents. Anyone who just blasted their application packet out, who didn't thoughtfully consider teaching, will be rejected out of hand. So there's probably "only" 100 serious applications, or less. It's not great, but a 1% chance is better than 0.5% chance.40
7/18/2018Rowan UniversityNew JerseyEnvironmental Science7/23/2018
Lecturer and NaturalistNon-TT10/1/2018"The person hired must be both an expert in the identification of the plants, animals, and mushrooms of southern New Jersey", almost definitely an inside hire, but figured I'd post it here anyways. 2) Commenters here have no idea which positions are intended for "inside" candidates. They're wrong the vast majority of the time. Here's the data to prove it:
7/18/2018SUNY-ESFNew YorkVertebrate Conservation Biology9/1/2018;jsessionid=2E00A6A08077854C8AC82DA405D2A7D0?JOBID=99844&lowVisibility=true
Asst ProfTT10/10/20181) Anyone know if this is a new faculty line or replacing a former faculty member? They currently have two faculty members that focus on endangered/rare species on the website. This seems somewhat redundant. 2) one of their animal guys will be retiring next year (what I've heard from a friend who's a faculty member there). 3) Is this really TT? It doesn't say and there is no indication of mentoring graduate students 4) Yes it does. "expectation to build an extramurally-supported research program that involves graduate students..." 5) Thanks 4, apparently I can't read...6) Any updates? 7) Haven't heard anything here x4 8) Nothing 9/25 x4 9) Still no updates? 10) None on 10/2 x4 11) Nothing here on 10/8 x2 12) refresh, refresh, refresh 13) Letters requested 10/10 x223
7/18/2018University of Texas at AustinTexasMarine Chemical Ecology12/31/2018
Assoc/Full ProfTT8/6/2018University of Texas Marine Science Institute (located in Port Aransas).
7/18/2018NC State UniversityNorth CarolinaPlant Nematologist8/3/2018
Asst ProfTT
7/18/2018Lake Forest CollegeIllinoisBiology (Organismal)9/17/2018
Asst ProfTT10/15/20181) Looking for applicants with strong teaching credentials to teach a first year course to Bio majors. Casting a broad net but particularly intersted in someone with a background in evo-devo. 2) Anybody got a confirmation that they have received your application? 3) Just an auto-reply as soon as I emailed them the application packet x2. 4) No news on this one? 5) Nothing as of 10/9 x6 6) Darn, just got an email that the search is suspended until Fall 2019 :( x4 7) Really frustrating to put time and effort into these applications and ask references to write letters up front and have the search get suspended. Guessing they advertised without having funding secured? 8) Most likely, and agree with the frustration. 9) Agree with frustration especially bc letters were required upfront. x5 10) Um... I didn't get an email that the search is suspended... that's even more frustrating, because, without the wiki, I just would have assumed silent rejection... 11) Yeah. Dammit. 12) I also didn't get an email about a suspended search. Weird. X2 13) maybe @12 is on the secret short list and they were trying to let the rest of us down gently. 14) Good luck 12!! ;) x225
7/18/2018Southern Illinois UniversityIllinoisWildlife Ecology11/1/2018
Asst ProfTT10/17/20181) Beware the significant budgetary problems plaguing SIU-Carbondale... Personally wouldn't touch this job with a 10ft pole 2) Can you elaborate? 3) They've been asking alumni to serve as 'volunteer faculty'. Not necessarily in their wildlife/ natural resources program, but at the university. 4) I spoke with someone at SIU, and they stated the "volunteer faculty" comment was not true. If anything, this isn't the case in the Biology/Zoology department. 1 again) Sounds like damage control to me, because it happened. Regardless of whether or not it's "true" (at the moment) for the bio dept, I don't want anything to do with a school where this is being considered: 5) The budgetary issues are very real for SIUC. Additionally, knowing several folks who pursued PhDs in this department (and related departments) it is not a thriving environment to say the least. If you're in a pinch it might be a stepping stone (maybe), but it's certainly not a place I would set up shop. 1
7/19/2018University of ConnecticutConnecticutNatural Resources and the Environment7/31/2018
Asst Prof in ResidenceNon-TT
7/20/2018University of Alaska FairbanksAlaskaBiology - Microbiology9/6/2018
Asst ProfTT10/3/2018"Research areas of interest include, but are not limited to, microbial ecology of ecosystems (including biogeochemical cycling, plant-microbe interactions, soil, stream and permafrost microbial ecology), host-associated microbiomes (of plants, wildlife, humans, etc.), infectious diseases (of humans, wildlife, etc.), and environmental health (e.g., contaminants and pathogens in the environment)" 2) Four letters required - can anyone confirm that they want non-confidential letters? 3) I reached out to HR about the letters, since the application is a bit confusing. They said either to upload the letters if you have them, or have the letters sent to and they will manually upload them. For transcripts, HR said to upload graduate transcripts and if they need others (undergrad) they'll request them from us later. 4) any new updates? --Nothing here6
7/23/2018St. Francis UniversityPennsylvaniaBiology (Aquarium and Zoo Science)10/1/2018
Asst ProfTT10/12/2018"Primary teaching responsibilities will include courses in animal care and animal nutrition that service the major, a SCUBA course in coral reef ecology, along with introductory biology and upper-division courses in the candidate’s area of specialty. Expertise in marine biology and ability to teach SCUBA certification courses are strongly desired; the latter courses involve travel with students to the Caribbean." 2) Heard they have budget problems and are restructuring. 3) How bad are the budget issues? 4) #3 again here, well I am applying anyway... This sounds like my dream job... maybe it won't be and maybe they won't bother to call me but I am wishing myself luck :) 5) Does anyone know if this is a replacement or expansion?1
7/23/2018Texas Tech UniversityTexasBiology10/1/2018
Department Chair/Full ProfessorTT
7/23/2018Augustana CollegeIllinoisEnvironmental Studies9/10/2018
Asst ProfNon-TT8/29/2018"Review of applications will begin immediately and continue until filled" 1) updated to include review start date as closing date
7/23/2018Princeton UniversityNew JerseyPrinceton Environmental Institute1/7/2019
Assoc/Full ProfTT10/15/2018"The individual should have a demonstrated record of excellence in scholarship and teaching in a field that may include, but is not limited to, global change, biogeochemistry, biodiversity, ecosystem services, and environmental fluids and hydrology. We seek a broad thinker who can integrate perspectives across one or more disciplines including geosciences, ecology and evolutionary biology, chemistry, engineering, hydrology, and/or applied mathematics." 2) Correct 2018-19 ad now linked.
7/24/2018University of Puget SoundWashingtonBiology10/1/2018
Asst ProfTT10/13/2018"A typical teaching load consists of one class with its three accompanying laboratory sections, or the equivalent, each semester. We expect the incumbent to develop an active research program that incorporates undergraduate research opportunities, and that complements existing research efforts in the Department of Biology. We are interested in a wide variety of model and non-model systems." "We are particularly interested in individuals with expertise in applied bioinformatics or genomics who are interested in working with other faculty to incorporate computational biology into new and existing courses within the biology curriculum." 2) I applied to an almost identical position last years. The chair told me that the search didn't look like it was going to be successful, but I never did officially hear what happenned. It might be interesting to ask why this year's search will be different? Ad looks very similiar. 3) Last year they hired for that position internally, one of their visiting profs was hired tenure track. 4) Updated to include direct Uni job link 9/6/18 5) Thanks for the new link, I wonder why they pulled the HigherEd listing? 6) Any insight to how tied they are to the bioinformatics/genomics specialty? 7) The system for uploading document is super dodgy. Previously, when I tried to log in into the system using my log-in info, it kept telling me that the position is no longer available. After much struggle, I managed to upload all of my documents and submit, only to find out that none of my documents were there in the final submitted form, except for my CV. Please do check that everything is there before the deadline... (8) OMG THANK YOU. It had deleted all of my materials! I just added them again... 9) I just went back to look at my if there's nothing in the Cover Letters and Attachments it means none of those files were submitted?! Yikes, thanks for the tip, 7! I had the same issues and heard from one of my letter writers that he had a lot of trouble with the site too. It seems like they're going to get very few complete applications. 10) I had the same issue (couldn' t see my uploaded documents), but I emailed them and they said they received all of them even though I couldn't see it on my end. (11) had issues too, emailed prof (Madlung) and HR (Erin) was able to add missing documents. (12) Invitation for Skype interview are sent. Got one on 10/11. 13) those who got interviews, do you fall under the applied bioinformatics, genomics and/or computational biology categories? (14) re:#13 - I'm #12 and I do fall into these three categories.25
7/24/2018San Jose State UniversityCaliforniaMarine biology9/17/2018
Asst ProfTT10/13/20181) In the description it asks for both letters of reference , as well as contact information. However, through Interfolio it is completely ambiguous as to whether the applicant should just list the references, or use its annoying "Request a letter" under "additional documents" Anyone else find some resolution whether we should bother our letter writers early? 2) Additionally, it asks for a statement (singular) of teaching interests/philosphy and research 3) Re: 1 - Request letters now, make sure they are submitted by the application due date. Use the "request a letter" feature. Re: 2 - write separate teaching and research statements. Each can be a few pages (2-4) in length, but don't go overboard. 4) Re: 3- Interfolio only accepts a single document in the slot for Research and Teaching statements, so applicants will have to merge these into a single file 5) Notified of phone interview on 10/12/2018 x210
7/25/2018Clemson UniversitySouth CarolinaOrganismal Biology8/31/2018
Asst ProfTT10/8/20181) Looks like this is the reposting for the failed search last year (last year's board says top two candidates declined offers). The Interfolio posting says apps are due August 1st, but in teh job add it says August 31st. 2) Interfolio says Aug 1, 2019 at top but Aug 31, 2018 in the text, so I'd aim for Aug 31. 3) This job will get a zillion applicants. Thmae net they cast is broad. 4) Last year they focused on reptile 5) There was a discussion last year about how cruddy start ups have been at Clemson, I am guessing that contributed, but it is a guess. 6) Any news on this one? 9) No news here 10) No* news as of 9/20/18 11) @10 What kind of news? Invitation for interview? 12) #10 may have meant to write "No" instead of "Now" 11) #9 here, corrected! No news! 12) So now you have no new news? 13) no new news 9/25. 14) Any news? x3 15) No news as of 10/5 x3 16) Invitied for a video interview 10/11 or 10/12 x7 17) congrats for those invited, time to move on, sign ...31
7/26/2018Wellesley CollegeMassachusettsAquatic Ecology9/21/2018
Asst ProfTT10/15/20181) THE Posting has been removed (9/Sep) - did they close search early? 2) it's still up on their HR site and elsewhere...(3) I just checked on my status (10/7) through their webite and it says "No. Withdraw application." I'm pretty sure it used to just say "Complete. Withdraw application." LOL just no. x4 (4) My status is 'under review' above a link under to withdraw, so maybe there is something to that? 5) I can't even log in. My password wasn't working, so I reset it. The reset password (which is the same as the original password) is not working either. 6) @3 and @4-- I wouldn't think too much into it-- seems like their computer system is on the fritz 7) @3 mine also says under review so I'm guessing that is the case for the search rather than our individual applications being on a short list or something. x2 (10/8/18) (8) Mine says "No" also, I think because I have a missing recommendation letter. Click on "reference requests" to check. 9) All my reference letters are in and it stills says 'no'. Ugh. x3 10) Adding to the mystery: mine is "under review" and one of my reference letters is missing :( x2 11) Ok, now that the system actually let me sign in, it says "no" on mine as well. I guess I feel better that everyone with a completed application says "no"? 12) I'm just assuming it means "no worries" until I see on here that they've sent out interview requests 13) Any (actual*) updates (*i.e., not related to your online portal status) 14) No news here...x929
7/26/2018University of DelawareDelawareWildlife Disease Ecology12/1/2018
Asst ProfTT8/2/20181
7/26/2018Sacramento State UniversityCaliforniaPlant Biology9/28/2018
Asst ProfTT8/2/2018"Experience in one or more of the following subdisciplines in plant biology: breeding, development, anatomy, physiology, agronomy, biotechnology, and plant taxonomy/systematics. Ability to work with Next Generation Sequencing data."4
7/29/2018UC Santa CruzCaliforniaMarine Mammal Biology9/24/2018
Rank OpenTT8/6/20181
7/30/2018Appalachian Lab - University of Maryland Center for Environmental ScienceMarylandAnimal Ecology9/4/2018
Asst ProfTT10/4/2018"We are searching for an innovative scientist who addresses research questions regarding ecological patterns and processes at diverse spatial scales. Preference will be given to applicants who: (1) integrate spatial data with quantitative/computational tools to connect phenomena across spatio-temporal scales, including patterns of distribution, genetic diversity, movement and migration and (2) will devote a portion of their research program to issues relevant to conservation and management in eastern North America." 1) 12-month position, paid for 9 months (3 months soft money). Minimal graduate teaching expectations. Essentially a full research position. 2) references being contacted. 3) I interviewed here for another search - demonstrating fit is critical, seems like a great palce to work, lots of research freedom, very light teaching load & graduate only.17
7/30/2018University of LincolnUnited KingdomEcology8/19/2018
Lecturer/Snr lecturer (~Asst Prof)TT7/30/2018“strong academic profile related to ecology, with a preference for broad scale and ecosystem-level approaches. We would particularly welcome applicants working at the agri-environmental interface, community ecology or on biogeography in its broadest sense”2
7/30/2018University of LincolnUnited KingdomEcology & Conservation Biology8/19/2018
Lecturer/Snr Lecturer (~Asst Prof)TT7/30/2018strong academic profile related to ecology, biodiversity conservation or environmental sustainability which complements our existing expertise. Candidates with experience in teaching and/or using a range of field skills, GIS and remote sensing or conservation management would be particularly welcome".
7/31/2018University of Exeter, Penryn Campus (Cornwall)United KingdomConservation, Ecology and Evolutionary Biology - 2 posts8/29/2018
Lecturer/Senior Lecturer, equivalent Asst/ Assoc ProfTT10/10/2018"We are particularly interested in building on our strengths in Marine Biology, Wildlife
Disease and Evolutionary Ecology". 1) 9/11 Rejection email received x6 2) any updates?
7/31/2018University of MarylandMarylandEcology10/1/2018
Asst ProfTT10/15/2018We are especially interested in those with experimental, observational, analytical, and/or theoretical approaches that address major questions in Ecology. Possible areas of synergy include, but are not limited to: global change, biocomplexity, and/or effects of the environment and interspecific interactions on ecological processes. 2) 02-Faculty Non-Tenured, On Track?? 3) It just means "tenure track assistant professor". 4) is the closing date on this page incorrect? <- job ad says closing is 11/1 5) "Best consideration date" is 10/1 6) any update? 7) no (x3) 8) Letters requested 10/10 x9 9) were you alerted or just your references? 10) Just references, but you can check on their job app website. <- thanks! 11) So, a status that says ' in progress' is a 'no'? 12) Click on "reference requests" and it'll say if they were sent today 13) :( x10 14) rejection e-mail received, that was quick! x1430
7/31/2018University of Massachusetts LowellMassachusettsEcology/Environmental Biology9/1/2018
Asst/Assoc ProfTT10/14/2018"area of specialization is open, but we are interested in applicants with expertise in behavioral, evolutionary, functional, molecular, physiological, or population ecology" (2) Darn, a lot of people applied for this one. I will go ahead and cross it off the list... 3) No updates 9/26 x8 4) Phone Interview scheduled for week of October 8 (x4) 5) :( x7 6) Oh well. (x2) 7) Campus interviews scheduled "in a few weeks" 8) Were you invited for an in person interview #7? 9) 7 here, Not yet, but fingers crossed29
7/31/2018Kenyon CollegeOhioAnimal Behavior10/3/2018
Asst ProfTT10/8/2018The successful candidate will participate in the introductory biology sequence, teach upper ­level courses in animal behavior and/or other advanced topics, and contribute to the college’s Environmental Studies program. 2) Any updates? 3) It's been less than a week!24
8/1/2018Harvard UniversityMassachusettsMarine Biology9/15/2018
Asst/Assoc ProfTT10/11/2018were letters requested automatically? 2) yes3) any word on this? 4) seems to have been reposted on twitter, but no due date: 5) Due date on twitter link is still 9/159
8/1/2018University of Wisconsin-La CrosseWisconsinFish Ecologist9/21/2018
Asst ProfTT10/5/2018"Our new colleague will participate in teaching multiple lectures and/or labs per semester, with an emphasis on our Organismal Biology, Ecology, and Ichthyology courses. The successful candidate may also teach other core courses or existing upper level elective courses depending on expertise and will be encouraged to develop elective courses to complement existing curriculum. We expect our new colleague to develop an externally funded research program and direct undergraduate and graduate (MS) research in fish ecology." 1) Received invite for video interview (10-4-18) x36
8/2/2018Cal Poly San Luis ObispoCaliforniaVertebrate Spatial Ecology9/10/2018
Asst ProfTT10/16/20181) Does anyone know if this position entails having graduate students? I placed an email, but haven't heard anything. Seems to be teaching and undergrad research focused. 2) Most CSU campuses offer MS programs, but only a few CSUs offer PhDs in a few programs and they are cosponsored by UC departments. 3) I can't speak to this position specifically, but Cal-Poly SLO definitely has MS programs is more highly regarded than most CSUs. 4) Yes - having graduate students is possible, but not expected. The program accepts roughly 15-20 Masters of Science students each year. Cal Poly is not a doctoral-granting institution; however, the department currently has four or five postdocs and there are plans to expand this with internal funding. 5) I can't find the listing on the website given - is there another link that might work better? 6) Not that I could find, sort their page by decreasing "position open date" and its like the fifth one down, ID# 104968. 5) Thank you! 6) I didn't get a prompt to attach a CV or other documents when submitting the faculty application. Is this an error or are they asking us to send in documents separately? 7) The application process was pretty confusing and I needed to look at the tutorial to figure out how to upload my documents. They also are not requesting letters right away, which was unclear from the job ad. 8) Agreed, pretty unclear. 9) my letter writers received an email right away. super confusing application system 10) 9/10/2018: reference letters were requested today, even though I applied on the 8th. Hard to say if that was an automatic request or if they are making the "shorter list" x2. 11) One applicant out of 65 "actually looked up courses and identified those they would be interested in teaching." via twitter thread about this pool: 12) that Tweet is so unprofessional; the ad said what courses the applicant should expect to teach; if 1/65 responses get something "right", the problem is with your instrument. 13) I don't think that the tweet is implying that's the only correct way to write a teaching statement for a PUI, rather that describing how you fit into proposed / existing courses is one element the Tweeter has encouraged applicants to do and is apparently uncommon. Did come across a bit critical tho.14) 10/04/2018 phone interview scheduled x3 15) welp 16) Maybe you would have done better if you'd read their course catalogue. Too bad they couldn't afford to tell you that in the ad. 17) Tone of tweets did not stoke my interest in this job. 18) How is an applicant supposed to know what the curricular needs or the department are by looking at the course catalog? 19) I think she tweeted out that information to HELP applicants, as the information is spot on from what I've seen on 3 search committees. You can choose to be indignant that it's a reality, and ignore it at your handicap. 20) @19, Seems like you already have a TT job but have still found time to admonish early career applicants, anonymously and on a Sunday no less. You must really want to HELP people. 21) as someone who doesnt have a TT job and applied for this job, I would have to agree with @19. I also think this should move over to the "Venting" tab as its inappropriate here. 12
8/2/2018Nazareth CollegeNew YorkAnimal Organismal Biology9/1/2018
Asst ProfTT10/17/20181) Seems to require Human anatomy experience so the "Animal Organismal Biology" title they gave is misleading. From posting: "The successful candidate is expected to teach Human Anatomy and Physiology and Biological Systems I, II, and/or III" 2) There are often positions like this where the research area is zoology broadly speaking but there is a need to teach anatomy and physiology. 3) This is (1) again: OK but the position is not going to be research, seems like the job is to teach three courses of Human Anatomy and Physiology, and only occasionally other upper level courses.. so the posting is not exactly an Animal Physiology position. 4) (not 2, but the person who originally posted the job) I read the position as needing to teach Human Anatomy and Physiology, at least one of their Biological Systems courses (one of which is organismal bio and one of which is ecology), and then a mix of gen eds and upper levels. So, 1 A&P course and the rest organismal/eco/evo 5) @3 Maybe not intensive research, but "Candidates will develop a strong research program involving undergraduate students." 6) Any news here yet? 7) Not here 10/10/18 x2 8) no news here 10/17/185
8/2/2018UiT The Arctic University of NorwayNorwayTheoretical (Mathematical) Ecology8/15/2018
Assoc/Full ProfTT
8/2/2018University of Illinois at Urbana-ChampaignIllinoisAnimal or Plant Physiology10/1/2018
Asst ProfTT10/11/20181) "Applicants may be interviewed before the closing date; however, no hiring decision will be made until after that date." Should one apply asap then? 2) I think not. The ad also reads: "To ensure full consideration please create your candidate profile through and upload your application materials: application letter, curriculum vitae, summary of research and plans, teaching philosophy, and contact information for three or more professional references by the closing date of October 1, 2018." 2) letters requested. x6 3) were you told by the search committee or by your letter writers? 4) search committee mailed to say letters had been requested x2 5) Just a quick note, my request came in several hours after the first one showed up here so there is still hope! (10/10)16
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