Department of Biological, Geological, and Environmental Sciences



The Department of Biological, Geological, and Environmental Sciences at Cleveland State University invites applications for a tenure-track position at the ASSISTANT PROFESSOR level. We seek applicants with interests in PLANT ECOLOGY, particularly in an URBAN context. Those with specialization in one or more of the following areas are particularly encouraged to apply: restoration ecology, invasive species ecology, disturbance ecology, plant-based ecosystem services, plant-soil-water interactions, and plant community processes from local to global scales. We seek candidates willing to work collaboratively in the Northeast Ohio Ecosystem Consortium (NEOECO), an interdisciplinary, multi-institutional group of ecologists, social scientists, urban planners, landscape designers, resource managers, and decision-makers. NEOECO is developed through an Urban Long Term Research Areas Exploratory grant from the National Science Foundation and US Forest Service. The successful candidate will be expected (1) to establish an independent, externally funded research program, (2) to supervise undergraduate and graduate research and (3) to demonstrate effective teaching at the undergraduate and graduate levels. Competitive salary and startup funds. Starting date: August 22, 2011. Hiring is contingent on the State of Ohio maintaining existing levels of funding to the university.

Minimum qualifications: Qualified applicants must have a Ph.D. obtained by July 1, 2011 and evidence of potential for excellence in research and teaching in biology and environmental science. Preferred qualifications: Candidates with post-doctoral research or equivalent professional experience, a record of publication in appropriate peer-reviewed journals, potential for obtaining external funding, demonstrated competence in college teaching, and potential for contributing to the doctoral program.

Review of applications will begin on November 12, 2010 and continue until a suitable candidate is identified. Applicants must submit a letter of application, current curriculum vitae, description of research plans and description of teaching interests, up to three reprints, and have three letters of recommendation sent to: Dr. Julie A. Wolin, Chair, Plant Ecology Search Committee, Department of Biological, Geological, and Environmental Sciences, Cleveland State University, 2121 Euclid Avenue, Cleveland OH 44115-2214. All applicant materials (except the letters of recommendation) should preferably be sent electronically in PDF format to:

The Department offers B.S. and M.S. degrees and the Ph.D. degree through a joint program with the Lerner Research Institute of the Cleveland Clinic. For additional information, consult the Departmentís website: and the NEOECO website: or contact Dr. Julie A. Wolin (E-mail:, Phone 216-687-3505).

Cleveland State University is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer. To build a diverse workforce, Cleveland State University encourages applications from individuals with disabilities, minorities, veterans, and women.

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Update: 30 September, 2010