The Department of Ecology and Evolutionary Biology at the University of Connecticut (UConn) is pleased to invite applications for a tenure-track faculty position in Vascular Plant Evolutionary Biology (rank of Assistant, Associate or Full Professor).
In addition to standard research and teaching statements, we are requesting that applicants submit a statement addressing diversity, equity, and inclusion. For guidance on what we are looking for in these statements, go here.
Over the past decade EEB has explored various ways of improving our approach to job searches, including by asking applicants to provide materials that leave out information that might create bias. We have also long striven to get away from overly-simplistic methods of assessing candidates, such as simply counting publications or totaling research funding, and moved towards more holistic approaches to assess the depth of an applicant’s experience and the quality of their research. With these concerns in mind, we are requesting that applicants provide research, teaching, and diversity statements that leave out identifiers to their race, ethnicity, and gender. To avoid other forms of bias, we also request the removal of all references to specific institutions, advisors, funding sources, awards, and journals in these statements. Our initial review of candidates will be based only on these three documents. For more information and an example of how to modify these statements, go here.