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Assistant Professor in Ecological Restoration and Management

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School / Campus / College: College of the Environment

Organization: Environmental and Forest Sciences

Title: Assistant Professor in Ecological Restoration and Management

Position Details

Position Description

The School of Environmental and Forest Sciences (SEFS) at the University of Washington (UW) in Seattle, Washington invites applications for one full-time tenure-track Assistant Professor (100% FTE, 9-month appointment) working in the area of Ecological Restoration and Management. The position is anticipated to start in September 2024,negotiable within reasonable bounds. We aim to add to a diverse and inclusive faculty that advances and transforms research, teaching, and community engagement across allied disciplines within the College of the Environment, UW, and the multiple communities that we serve. Scholars who do not see themselves historically represented in academia are especially encouraged to apply.

SEFS seeks a faculty member in ecological restoration and management to contribute to our vision of inspiring and providing equitable solutions to pressing sustainability challenges as highlighted by the UN Decade of Ecosystem Restoration. Scholars engaged in ecological restoration and management monitor and assess ecosystem condition and change over time, and develop and evaluate methods for effectively, efficiently, and equitably designing and managing terrestrial ecosystems that are diverse, resilient, and adaptive to climate change, disturbance, and other environmental and human impacts. Faculty in this area could focus on any terrestrial ecosystem(s), including but not limited to urban, wetland, forest, rural, wildland, and alpine, and could work at multiple ecological scales. There are clear and direct opportunities for meaningful collaborations with local to international organizations, including Indigenous communities and other partners.

The position will complement our existing strengths and contribute to teaching needs in the Environmental Science and Terrestrial Resource Management major, including options in Restoration Ecology and Environmental Horticulture, Sustainable Forest Management, Natural Resources and Environmental Management, and Wildlife Conservation, the Restoration Ecology minor, and graduate teaching. The UW Botanic Gardens offers outstanding opportunities for research and teaching. The successful candidate will be expected to share our commitment to working actively to advance diversity, equity and inclusion (DEI) in SEFS and in the professions within which we work.


At UW, all tenure-track faculty engage in teaching, research, and service. The successful applicant will be expected to establish and maintain an active agenda of scholarly pursuits including externally supported research and creative and/or professionally-associated practice. The successful applicant will also teach courses at the undergraduate and/or graduate levels, and participate in service activities within UW and/or amongst the communities of their academic peers and partners.


Salary Range: $94,500 - $112,500 (per the 9-month appointment). Salary is commensurate with experience and qualifications, or as mandated by a U.S. Department of Labor prevailing wage determination. Other compensation associated with this position may include a moving allowance, a relocation incentive, and/or limited commitment of summer salary in the first year.

About the University:

The UW (Seattle campus) is one of the world's premiere research universities and a leader in undergraduate and graduate education. UW provides rigorous academic programs, outstanding faculty, and diverse cultural and social opportunities in a stimulating and collegial intellectual environment. The College of the Environment, including its six Schools and Departments, and multiple programs, institutes, and centers, connects educators, researchers, students and the public, cultivating communities who work with and learn from each other while tackling critical environmental and social challenges. The hired candidate will join the SEFS community, which is dedicated to improving the long-term sustainability and resilience of socio-environmental systems through cutting-edge research, visionary teaching, and inclusive engagement.  SEFS currently serves more than 500 undergraduates and over 100 graduate students in our degree programs. 

 The UW is located in the greater Seattle metropolitan area, with a dynamic, multicultural community of 4 million people and a range of ecosystems from alpine mountaintops to the Pacific Ocean. The UW hosts a diverse population of 80,000 students, faculty and staff, including 25% first-generation college students, over 25% Pell Grant students, and faculty from over 70 countries. The UW is a recipient of a National Science Foundation ADVANCE Institutional Transformation Award to increase the advancement of women faculty in science, engineering, and math.

Contact Information:

Search Administrator – Mary Keyes  1 206-685-0952. Inquiries should be addressed to the Search Chair, Prof. Clare Ryan ( Questions regarding potential disability accommodations during the application and interview process can be directed to


Applicants must hold a Ph.D. or foreign equivalent in a field relevant to ecological restoration and management. Applicants must demonstrate experience in and/or potential for an academic career at a national/international level with an active program of research and teaching, and work related to outreach and engagement on issues of social justice and diversity, equity, and inclusion. 


Applications must be submitted electronically via Interfolio. Review will begin on October 15, 2023. Applicants should submit the following information:

  1. A summary statement (1 page) that integrates your research, teaching, and engagement contributions and experiences related to ecological restoration and management, and describes your experiences with promotion of diversity, equity, inclusion and justice, outreach, or community engagement.
  2. A comprehensive CV. Please highlight within this document up to three representative scholarly contributions (e.g., peer-reviewed publications, book chapters, patents, commissioned scientific reports, outreach materials, and conference proceeding papers).
  3. A research statement (2 pages) describing your interests, scholarly accomplishments, and future plans.
  4. A teaching statement (1 page) describing your teaching philosophy, teaching and/or mentoring experience, and potential areas of teaching interest.
  5. A diversity statement (1 page) describing your experiences, actions and commitments to diversity, equity, inclusion, justice, and access as they relate to your research, teaching, and/or service. 
  6. Contact information for three (3) references. No letters are requested at this time.

 Note: Applications will be reveiwed starting October 15th and will remain open until closed. During the first round the applicant's CV and summary statement will be the only documents reviewed. 

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University of Washington is an affirmative action and equal opportunity employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, creed, religion, national origin, sex, sexual orientation, marital status, pregnancy, genetic information, gender identity or expression, age, disability, or protected veteran status.

Benefits Information

A summary of benefits associated with this title/rank can be found at Appointees solely employed and paid directly by a non-UW entity are not UW employees and are not eligible for UW or Washington State employee benefits.

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