Assistant Professor in Ecology and Evolutionary Biology
New York University
United States


New York University’s Department of Biology invites applicants for a tenure track position beginning ideally on September 1st 2022, pending budgetary and administrative approval.

We are interested in applicants whose research is in the area of Ecology and Evolution, with a focus on urban environments. This search is part of a cluster hire in Transforming Ecologies in Urban Environments that also includes the Department of Environmental Studies and will likely expand to other Departments in future years. More information about this cluster can be found here, along with background about NYU's broader Faculty Cluster Hiring Initiative. This search is for tenure track Assistant Professors. Candidates are expected to develop an externally-funded research program and to participate in the teaching mission of the Department.

The Department of Biology ( offers a collaborative, interactive, interdisciplinary and innovative research environment that supports ambitious research projects across the range of biology. Our core facility provides excellent and subsidized access to numerous resources including sequencing and high-performance computing. And our Department is committed to the success of all faculty, with an active mentoring program for junior faculty.

Application packages should include a cover letter, separate research, teaching and diversity statements, a curriculum vitae and three reference letters. Full details of the required documents and how to apply online are at (add Interfolio website). Please send your completed application by November 15th 2021.

The Faculty of Arts and Science at NYU is at the heart of a leading research university that spans the globe. We seek scholars of the highest caliber that embody the diversity of the United States as well as the global society in which we live. We strongly encourage applications from women, racial and ethnic minorities, and other individuals who are under-represented in the profession, across color, creed, race, ethnic and national origin, physical ability, gender and sexual identity, or any other legally protected basis. NYU affirms the value of differing perspectives on the world as we strive to build the strongest possible university with the widest reach. To learn more about the FAS commitment to diversity, equality, and inclusion, please read here:

Application Instructions

Required application materials:

1. A one page cover letter that briefly describes the applicant’s past and future research areas, and how their planned research program fits with and/or expands current research in the Department.

2. The applicant’s CV.

3. A research statement of up to 3 pages. The first page should summarize the applicant’s most significant scientific accomplishments as a PhD student and a postdoc. The remainder should explain the applicant’s future plan and vision for their independent research program. References may be added on a fourth page.

4. A one page teaching statement describing the applicant’s teaching experience and teaching philosophy.

5. A one page diversity and inclusion statement that describes the applicant’s past activities, experiences and future plans to advance diversity and inclusion. NYU is committed to building and strengthening a university-wide culture of diversity, inclusion, and equity. Please see:

6. The names and email addresses for 3 reference letters. The letter-writers will be contacted automatically by Interfolio, but it is often a good idea to remind them.

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