Ecosystem Ecology position – Hampshire College

Assistant Professor of Ecosystem Ecology

Hampshire College, an independent, innovative liberal arts institution and member of the Five College Consortium (Amherst College, Smith College, Mount Holyoke College, University of Massachusetts), is accepting applications for an Assistant Professor of Ecosystem Ecology in the School of Natural Science. Applicants with field-based research interests in biogeochemistry, global change ecology, or related areas, with connections to community ecology, natural history, or conservation biology, are encouraged to apply.

The successful candidate will show a clear promise for developing innovative undergraduate teaching and engaging students at all levels in research. Candidates will be expected to design and teach courses (two per semester) at both the introductory and advanced undergraduate level. Active research and interest in mentoring students engaged in independent research projects are also expected. Faculty are encouraged to develop interdisciplinary teaching and research collaborations with colleagues both at Hampshire College and within the Five College Consortium.

Hampshire College is committed to building a culturally diverse intellectual community and strongly encourages applications from women and minority candidates.

Deadline for applications is October 1, 2013. A Ph.D. is required at time of appointment, July 1, 2014. Hampshire College offers a competitive salary and comprehensive benefits program. Applicants should submit the following: 1) letter of application; 2) curriculum vita; 3) teaching statement with descriptions of potential courses and undergraduate research topics; 4) research statement with your own research plans and ideas for interdisciplinary collaboration with other faculty; and 5) three professional references via our website at