Seeking an Assistant/Associate Professor in Mammalogy and Conservation Ecology
Posted: November 7, 2012
Assistant/Associate Professor: Mammalogy and Conservation Ecology
Responsibilities: The College of Agricultural Sciences at The Pennsylvania State University seeks applicants for a tenure-track position at the rank of Assistant or Associate Professor in the research area of mammalogy and conservation ecology. This is an academic-year appointment with both research and teaching responsibilities. The successful candidate is expected to interact with scientifically diverse faculty across campus and develop an internationally recognized, extramurally supported research program related to mammal conservation and management that addresses population/community response to management options, habitat change and manipulation, and/or anthropogenic stressors. Teaching responsibilities include courses in mammalogy, conservation biology, and a graduate course in area of expertise. Other responsibilities include mentoring graduate students, serving on graduate committees, advising undergraduate students, initiating undergraduate and graduate research, and service to the University community.
The College of Agricultural Sciences at Penn State is committed to interdisciplinary collaboration in research and education addressing environmental and natural resource issues. Opportunities for collaborative interactions exist through the interdisciplinary Huck Institutes of the Life Sciences http://www.huck.psu.edu/ and the Penn State Institutes of Energy and the Environment http://www.psiee.psu.edu/. In addition, participation in the Intercollege Graduate Degree Program in Ecology http://www.huck.psu.edu/education/ecology/ is encouraged.
The successful candidate will join the Department of Ecosystem Science and Management http://ecosystems.psu.edu/ , which includes faculty and staff with expertise in wildlife and fisheries, forests, soils, water, and wood products and is a campus center of excellence in the science and management of renewable natural resources, providing faculty with ample opportunities to interact within a world-class university. In keeping with Penn State’s land-grant mission, the Department of Ecosystem Science and Management integrates programs in research, teaching, and extension.
Qualifications: Ph.D. in wildlife ecology or management, natural resource conservation, ecology, or a related field; a strong publication record and the potential to develop a vigorous extramurally funded research program; and demonstrated excellence in undergraduate teaching and advising.
Salary: Commensurate with experience
Application Details: To apply please submit : 1) a letter describing your research and teaching experience and approaches; 2) a curriculum vitae; 3) academic transcripts; 4) up to three reprints and 5) the names and contact information of three professional references to Angela Clark , firstname.lastname@example.org . Direct questions to Margaret Brittingham, email@example.com, Search Committee Chair. Electronic submissions are preferred. Please note “wildlife ecologist application” in the subject line. Review of applications will begin on 2 January 2013 and continue until the position is filled.
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