Professor and Director of the University of Michigan Biological Station

Professor and Director of the U-M Biological Station

     The College of Literature, Science, and the Arts (LSA) at the University of Michigan solicits applications for the position of Director of the University of Michigan Biological Station (UMBS). The UMBS, located in northern Michigan about 20 miles south of the Mackinac Straits and 230 miles from Ann Arbor, encompasses a protected site of more than 10,000 acres of mostly forested land, lakeshores, wetlands and riparian ecosystems that has been largely undisturbed since its establishment in 1909. The UMBS has staff, facilities, a year-round field campus, a modern analytical chemistry laboratory, and a budget to support its mission of teaching and environmental research. Although the Director resides in Ann Arbor during the academic year, she/he will normally occupy the Director’s residence at UMBS during summers.

     We seek an individual with a distinguished research record and credentials suitable for a tenured academic appointment as Professor in an LSA Department such as Ecology & Evolutionary Biology or Earth & Environmental Sciences. The successful candidate will have a record of intellectual and administrative leadership, experience in obtaining grant support from public and private sources, and a record of excellence in teaching.  

     Applicants should submit a letter of application that includes a statement of prior leadership and management experience and evidence of commitment to diversity, equity and inclusion through scholarship/research, teaching/mentoring, or service/engagement; a research statement; curriculum vitae; and names and contact information for at least three references at:  The search committee will begin consideration of applications on September 30, 2019 and will continue until the position is filled. This is a university-year appointment with an expected start date of September 1, 2020.

     The University of Michigan is an equal opportunity, affirmative action employer and is supportive of the needs of dual career couples.  Women and members of under-represented groups are especially encouraged to apply.  Additional information about the Director position and the Biological Station is at