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Faculty Position in Plant Ecology

Recruitment Period

Open August 29th, 2019 through Tuesday, Oct 15, 2019 at 11:59pm (Pacific Time)
If you apply to this recruitment by October 15th, 2019, you will have until November 1st, 2019 to complete your application.


Faculty position in Plant Ecology

The Department of Ecology and Evolutionary Biology (EEB) at UCLA announces a faculty search for an Assistant Professor (tenure-track position) or Associate Professor (tenure position) in terrestrial plant ecology, defined broadly, including all subfields and scales of study. The successful candidate will be expected to develop an externally funded research program and teach at both the undergraduate and graduate levels. EEB is a vibrant and expanding department with strengths in ecology, plant biology, evolutionary and conservation genomics, field biology, quantitative biology, and behavior. The department is part of a dynamic interdepartmental research community in computational biology, bioinformatics, genomics, and conservation biology across the greater UCLA campus. The successful candidate would be a part of this rich network, with many opportunities to collaborate between disciplines and departments. Necessary qualifications include a PhD degree in a relevant field at the time of hire and strong research experience.

Please direct inquires to the Search Committee ( Submit application packages online through JPF04799 and include the following: 1) cover letter 2) curriculum vita; 3) statement of research interests; 4) statement of teaching expertise; 5) statement of formal and informal activities to promote diversity and inclusion; and 6) names of three referees. All items should be distinct documents. Individuals with history and commitment to mentoring students from under-represented groups in the sciences are encouraged to apply. The University of California seeks to recruit and retain a diverse workforce as a reflection of our commitment to serve the people of California, to maintain the excellence of the University, and to offer our students richly varied disciplines, perspectives and ways of knowing and learning. Review of applications will begin on October 15, 2019, and continue until position is filled.

The Department of Ecology and Evolutionary Biology has 29 faculty, a large graduate program, over 2000 undergraduates across three majors (Biology; Ecology, Behavior, and Evolution; Marine Biology), and two minors (Conservation Biology and Evolutionary Medicine). The department has close ties with the Institute of the Environment and Sustainability, and departments across the College, David Geffen School of Medicine, and the School of Public Health. EEB is associated with the UCLA La Kretz Center for California Conservation Sciences, UCLA Stunt Ranch UC Reserve, the Mildred E. Mathias Botanical Garden, the Donald E. Dickey Collection of Birds and Mammals, the Center for Education and Innovation and Learning in the Sciences, and the Institute for Quantitative and Computational Biosciences.

EEB is administered through the Division of Life Sciences (, which includes over 200 faculty, 8000 undergraduates, 500 graduate students, 12 undergraduate majors, and more than 12 PhD programs. The UCLA College through its four academic divisions— Humanities, Life Sciences, Physical Sciences, and Social Sciences – is the academic heart of UCLA, which is California's largest university with an enrollment of nearly 43,000 undergraduate and graduate students.

The University of California is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, age or protected veteran status. For the complete University of California nondiscrimination and affirmative action policy, see: UC Nondiscrimination & Affirmative Action Policy. (

Job location

Los Angeles, CA

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Document requirements
  • Curriculum Vitae - Your most recently updated C.V.

  • Cover Letter

  • Statement of Research

  • Statement of Teaching

  • Statement on Contributions to Equity, Diversity, and Inclusion - An EDI Statement describes a faculty candidate’s past, present, and future (planned) contributions to equity, diversity, and inclusion. To learn more about how UCLA thinks about contributions to equity, diversity, and inclusion, please review our Sample Guidance for Candidates and related EDI Statement FAQ document.

  • Misc / Additional (Optional)

Reference requirements
  • 3 required (contact information only)