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Striated Heron (Butorides striata)
Lima, Peru. Image by Reid Rumelt

Piping Plover (Charadrius melodus)
Miami, FL. Image by Reid Rumelt

Antillean Crested Hummingbird (Orthorhynchus cristatus)
Puerto Rico. Image by Reid Rumelt.

Robert E. Maytag Chair of Ornithology (Associate Professor – Professor)

The University of Miami’s Department of Biology invites exceptional ornithologists to apply for the Robert E. Maytag Chair of Ornithology. In addition to being outstanding, internationally recognized scientists passionate about birds, applicants must be excellent teachers with strong commitments to undergraduate and graduate education. This prestigious chair includes an annual budget to support research. Applications will be considered at the Associate Professor and Professor ranks with an expected start date of August 15, 2023.

We welcome applications from candidates who would enhance or complement our existing departmental programs in Biodiversity & Global Change, Tropical Ecology & Evolution, Development & Disease, Neuroscience & Behavior, and Microbiome Biology & Species Interactions. To be eligible for this tenure-track appointment, candidates must hold a Ph.D. in Biology or a related field and have a strong record of research accomplishments and research funding. The successful candidate will be expected to maintain a vigorous, externally funded research program, to teach at both the undergraduate and graduate level, including regularly teaching an undergraduate course in ornithology and be committed to professional engagement that promotes diversity, equity, and inclusion.

Interested applicants should submit a cover letter describing the interactions they foresee with existing research programs in the Department of Biology or other units at the University of Miami, a curriculum vitae and, a 1-2 page statement describing their commitment to increasing diversity, equity, and inclusion through research, teaching, and service. For reference, information about the University of Miami’s pursuit of Racial Justice can be found here: https://president.miami.edu/inclusion/index.html

Application documents should be merged and submitted as a single pdf file online via the UM Careers website.

Following initial review of applications, long list candidates will be contacted by email and requested to solicit three letters of recommendation, including one from a former mentee.

To receive full attention, application materials must be received by October 15th, 2022. More information about the Department and University can be found at https://www.biology.as.miami.edu. Inquiries should be directed to the Search Chair at: maytag.chair.search@miami.edu.