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Employment Opportunity at E3B

Columbia University invites applications for a Lecturer position in the Department of Ecology, Evolution and Environmental Biology. E3B represents broad interests in ecology, evolution, behavior, conservation biology, and environmental science and maintains strong links to Columbia’s Earth Institute, the American Museum of Natural History, Wildlife Conservation Society, New York Botanical Garden, and EcoHealth Alliance. These links provide opportunities for students to study under the guidance of scientists in these research institutions, as well as in the department.

We seek a candidate with a serious commitment and proven record in teaching, advising (ideally at a graduate level), and research. S/he will serve as M.A. Program Director, and will teach four to five courses annually: (1) Foundations of Conservation Biology, (2) Research Development Seminar, (3) Thesis Development Seminar, (4) Professionalism in Science (5) a course in the candidate’s specialty. The M.A. program director will advise individual students about course selection, research projects and careers.  Additionally, the M.A. program director will oversee the admissions process, organize career development events, and liaise with research advisors and maintain the student handbook.

The department’s M.A. program is separate from the department’s two Ph.D. programs, and includes students with diverse backgrounds, interests and aspirations. Graduating students have joined varying fields from conservation institutions to teaching grades K-12, while others wish to continue in academia and proceed to Ph.D. programs in various areas of integrative biology. Many are interested in gaining research experience, and the M.A. program director plays an essential role in linking individual students with research opportunities both within the department and in the research institutes listed above.  Breadth in research and teaching as well as experience in building links among partner groups are likely to be valuable in this context.

Lectureships at Columbia University are faculty appointments with a primary focus on instruction; however, limited research-active is encouraged.  Appointments are made for 12-month periods, but are renewable pending successful performance reviews, which occur on a schedule similar to those that exist for faculty in other appointment categories (e.g. assistant professor, associate professor).

Candidates should submit cover letter, CV, 2-page teaching and mentoring statement (including philosophy, experience and plans), 2-page statement outlining prior research accomplishments, and contact information for three references by 15th  January 2018 at

Appointment to begin July 1st 2018.

Applications from women and minorities are especially encouraged. Columbia University is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer –Race/Gender/Disability/Veteran.












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