Walter and Rosalie Professorship in Tropical Ecology and Conservation; Florida International University

Job Title: 
Walter and Rosalie Professorship in Tropical Ecology and Conservation
Job Location: 
Miami, FL.
Application Deadline: 
Monday, November 18, 2019

The Department of Biological Sciences at Florida International University (FIU, seeks a top scholar to fill the Walter and Rosalie Professorship in Tropical Ecology and Conservation. 

We seek qualified individuals whose area of expertise is sustainability, resilience, impact of invasive species, artificial materials, or other aspects of human disruption of terrestrial, aquatic, or marine tropical ecosystems. The ideal candidate will exhibit an interdisciplinary approach to research that will complement existing expertise either within the Department of Biological Sciences or between Biology and allied science departments.  The Department of Biological Sciences, (http:// - in the School of the Environment, Arts, and Society (seas. within the College of Arts, Sciences & Education has ~5,000 majors and 120 graduate students in fields ranging from cell and molecular biology to evolution and ecology. Tropical Research is an area of preeminence at FIU with several institutes and centers  relevant to tropical ecology including the International Center for Tropical Botany (, the Institute of Water and Environment (, the Tropical Conservation Institute (tci.fiu. edu), the Southeast Environmental Research Center (, The Sea Level Solutions Center (, The Center for Coastal Oceans Research (, and the International Hurricane Research Center (www.ihrc. The successful candidate will be expected to have an exceptional publication record, bring and maintain an active externally funded research program, participate in the Biology graduate program, as well as teach a course in their area of expertise. The minimum requirements are a doctoral degree from an accredited institution, associate or full professor or equivalent status, and demonstrated record of achievement in academic research, teaching and service. 

Qualified candidates are encouraged to apply to Job Opening ID 519325 at and attach a cover letter, curriculum vitae, and statements of research, teaching, and service as a single pdf file. Please also provide names and contact information for at least three references who will be contacted upon submission of application. To receive full consideration, applications and required materials should be received by November 18, 2019.  Review will continue until position is filled. Please direct inquiries about this search to the chairman of the search committee, Dr. Joel Trexler trexlerj [at]

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