Endowed Chairs

Endowed Chairs

Come help us finish the job. Join the ranks of our distinguished Faculty in an Endowed Chair.

For the past twenty years we have engaged in phenomenal growth, we’ve built a world-class university, while honing our strategic vision with a plan for 21st century excellence. With billions in unprecedented financial investment, we have hired 400 new tenure-line faculty over the last five years, with dozens of additional openings to fill. We are building our future with endowed chairs and tenure-line faculty in many areas: philosophy, genomics, additive manufacturing, finance, cognitive neuroscience, and human rights, to name just a few. You can view these openings below.

Vascular Plant Evolutionary Biologist, Ecology and Evolutionary Biology

The University of Connecticut (UConn) invites applications for a tenure-track or tenured faculty position at the rank of Assistant, Associate or Full Professor in the Department of Ecology and Evolutionary Biology (EEB). The successful candidate will be named to a 5-year term as the inaugural recipient of the rotating Rosalind Endowed Chair in Ecology and Evolutionary Biology. We encourage applications from vascular plant evolutionary biologists working in, but not limited to, the following research areas: biodiversity discovery at the genomic and organismal level; systematics; adaptations and speciation; population and/or conservation genetics; historical and ongoing processes underlying plant distributions; or species interactions related to diversity. The successful individual will teach an upper division course related to plant diversity and evolution as well as others meeting departmental needs. The successful individual may serve as Director of the George Safford Torrey Herbarium. This person will have an outstanding record of professional accomplishments commensurate with appointment at the rank of Associate or Full Professor, with the opportunity for tenure at hire.

The successful candidate will (1) develop, sustain and grow an externally funded research program of excellence through interdisciplinary collaboration and engagement in vascular plant evolutionary biology and related fields at UConn; (2) teach effective, innovative courses at the undergraduate and graduate levels that meet the curricular needs of the College of Liberal Arts and Sciences and the Department of Ecology and Evolutionary Biology; (3) broaden participation of under-represented groups in STEM, and contribute to an inclusive culture on campus and in the laboratory; (4) advise and mentor students in research, outreach, and professional development; and (5) provide leadership and offer service to UConn, other academic and scientific communities, and the general public.

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