Hurry! We have an opening at Wash U for an ecologist in any specialty!

Please share this exciting position for a tenure track ecologist of any flavor! We have a great group and are in a world clss city! Join us! Below is the advertisement.


Washington University in St. Louis
Department of Biology


The Department of Biology at Washington University in St. Louis is pleased to invite applications for a tenured-track faculty position in ecology at the Assistant or Associate Professor level. We are searching broadly for an ecologist who addresses exciting conceptual questions using theory and/or empirical approaches. We welcome applicants working on interactions among organisms of any taxa, including microbes, and in any area of ecology, including population, community, ecosystem, evolutionary ecology or ecological genetics. Qualifications include a Ph.D. in biological science and a strong record (for Associate Professor, a strong tenurable record) in research, mentoring, and teaching. Washington University aims to provide the start-up funding, laboratory development resources and ancillary support to facilitate continuing that strong record.

The successful candidate will contribute to research, mentoring, and teaching at graduate and undergraduate levels. She or he will develop an exciting, externally funded, and internationally recognized research program. Duties include research and writing for publication, mentoring both graduate and undergraduate students, teaching, academic advising, and university service. Teaching duties will be in the general areas of ecology and environmental biology.

We offer a collaborative, intellectually stimulating, and supportive environment in which faculty can thrive. We are strongly committed to openness and diversity and have a very welcoming climate that spans biological research areas. Besides the Department of Biology ( resources available include: the Tyson Research Center (, a 2,000-acre field station less than 20 miles from campus and an ideal venue for large-scale studies in a variety of local ecosystems; an interdepartmental graduate program in ecologyIMG_7342 and evolution (
Pages/Faculty.aspx); the International Center for Advanced Renewable Energy and Sustainability (, which fosters cross-disciplinary environmental research; and significant collaborative opportunities with regional partner institutions such as the Missouri Botanical Garden (

To apply, please collate the following into a single pdf file: cover letter; curriculum vitae; and no more than four pages total on research, mentoring, and teaching. Please also send pdfs of 3 publications and arrange to have 3 letters of reference sent in support of your application. All application information, including letters, should be sent electronically to: Questions can be directed to David Queller (, who is chair of the search committee. Review of applications will begin on 15 November 2015.

Washington University in St. Louis is committed to the principles and practices of equal employment opportunity and affirmative action. It is the University’s policy to recruit, hire, train, and promote persons in all job titles without regard to race, color, age, religion, gender, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, national origin, veteran status, disability, or genetic information.


About Joan E. Strassmann

Evolutionary biologist, studies social behavior in insects & microbes, interested in education, travel, birds, tropics, nature, food; biology professor at Washington University in St. Louis
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