UMaine has an open position for an Assistant Professor of Integrative Avian Biology

Position Title: Assistant Professor of Integrative Avian Biology (id:73435)

Campus: Orono, Maine

Department:School of Biology & Ecology – OSBE

Bargaining Unit: AFUM

Salary Band/Wage Band: N/A

Details and Application:

Search Timeline is as follows:
Review of applications to begin: February 4, 2022
Screening interviews to begin no earlier than: March 1, 2022
On-site interviews to begin no earlier than: April 1, 2022
Tentative start date: August 29, 2022

For questions about the search, please contact search committee chair Dr. Danielle Levesque at or 207-581-2511.

Statement of the Job:

The School of Biology and Ecology seeks integrative avian biologist for a 9-month academic year, full-time, tenure track position at the Assistant Professor level. We are interested in a broadly trained scientist who addresses physiological, neurobiological, immunological or endocrinological questions using birds as a study system. This position will contribute to growing departmental strengths in organismal physiology, global change biology, one health, biomedical sciences, ecology, biogeography, and evolution. 

Essential Duties & Responsibilities: This position is 50% teaching and 50% research. The successful candidate is expected to establish an externally funded research program that complements current research in organismal biology in the School of Biology and Ecology and other units in the College of Natural Sciences, Forestry and Agriculture (NSFA). We seek avian biologists who will build on existing strengths in integrative organismal biology and ecology on campus. Areas of particular interest include endocrinology, eco-immunology, and neurobiology using either field or lab-based studies. The ability to develop research relevant to Maine’s natural resource conservation, forestry, or agricultural industries is also desirable, as well as the capacity to provide assistance to stakeholders and other researchers as part of Maine’s Land Grant mission.

The successful candidate will be responsible for teaching upper-level undergraduate courses such as avian biology, animal behavior, and endocrinology. The faculty member will also be expected to contribute to the enhancement of the breadth of research areas for the growing demands of undergraduate capstone experience and honors thesis research at SBE and other departments.

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