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ERI Fellow, Assistant Research Scientist, Invasive Species Ecology

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Posting Details

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Position Details

Title ERI Fellow, Assistant Research Scientist, Invasive Species Ecology
Appointment Status Non-Tenure Track
Department IU Bloomington Ofc of VP Research
Position Summary

The Environmental Resilience Institute (ERI) at Indiana University (IU) invites applications for a position in invasive species ecology to begin in Fall 2018, renewable for up to four years; the successful candidate will be appointed as an Assistant Research Scientist and will be an ERI Fellow. Applicants with interests in range shifts of invasive and native species, mechanisms of invasion, models of spread, and impacts of invasive species on native species and ecosystems are especially encouraged to apply. Potential for using local biological systems and IU’s land resources will be considered assets. A generous research allowance, a rich collaborative environment, and eligibility to serve as PI on external grants make this an attractive position.

The position is part of IU’s Grand Challenge initiative in Prepared for Environmental Change ( With a primary appointment in the ERI, the successful candidate will join a cohort of twelve Fellows of the ERI and a growing community of colleagues across the sciences, social sciences, and humanities who are engaged in this collaborative program of research and communication about environmental change. Formal affiliation with relevant department(s) and school(s) will be arranged on a case-by-case basis. Excellent fellow candidates will have experience with and openness toward multi- and trans-disciplinary collaborative research.

Basic Qualifications

Applicants must have a Ph.D. prior to employment along with demonstrated research experience in invasive species ecology; applicants with prior post-doctoral training will be favored in the review process. Fellows will be expected to develop independent research programs that interface with ERI’s multidisciplinary initiative. Appointment will be for two years initially, with opportunity for renewal for an additional two years. While the position is not permanent, Fellows are encouraged to extend the appointment period through external funding.

Department Contact for Questions

To ensure full consideration, applications should be submitted by 10/15/17 but they will continue to be considered until the position is filled. Interested candidates should review the job description and submit application materials online at Questions about the position should be directed to: Keith Clay, Search Committee Chair, (

Additional Qualifications
Salary and Rank
Special Instructions
For Best Consideration Date 10/15/2017
Expected Start Date 08/01/2018
OAA # 21708-02

Supplemental Questions

Required fields are indicated with an asterisk (*).

  1. Will you hold a doctoral degree by the date indicated in the job advertisement?
    • Yes
    • No
  2. How did you hear about this position?
    • Personal Contact: At Professional Meeting or Conference
    • Personal Contact: Direct Contact by Search Committee
    • Personal Contact: Referred by colleague or advisor
    • Announcement: Chronicle of Higher Education
    • Announcement: IU Bulletin for Academic Appointees
    • Announcement: Other Journal or Magazine
    • Announcement: Other Website
  3. Have you held a postdoctoral position, and if so at what institution and what dates?

    (Open Ended Question)

Applicant Documents

Required Documents
  1. Curriculum Vitae
  2. Letter of Application
Optional Documents
  1. Other