The Department of Rangeland, Wildlife and Fisheries Management, College of Agriculture and Life Sciences at Texas A&M University invites applications for one full-time professional track (non-tenure) academic position in Fisheries Management and Ecosystems with a 9-month academic appointment beginning August 1, 2022, or as negotiated. The positions will consist of 80% teaching (3-3), and 20% service appointment. We seek applicants for the faculty title of Instructional Assistant Professor.
The successful candidate will
• Teach undergraduate and occasional graduate courses in areas that may include courses such as Aquaculture I and II, Pond and Small Impoundment Management, Aquatic Vegetation Management, Fisheries Management Techniques, Principles & Practices of Wildlife/Fisheries Management, Fish Disease, and Fish Physiology.
• Serve as a graduate faculty member.
• Participate in university, college, and department activities and service including providing guidance on the department’s summer field course.
• Engage external stakeholders in identifying and maintaining course content that is relevant and supportive of departmental curriculum.
• Organize and supervise student-developed competitive submissions for local, regional, and national awards and recognition.
• Mentor undergraduates and engage with undergraduate student organizations.
• Demonstrate commitment to campus inclusivity and diversity.
About the Department
The newly established Department of Rangeland, Wildlife, and Fisheries Management (RWFM) resulted from the reorganization of several departments within the College of Agriculture and Life Sciences. RWFM is unique among most academic departments in that we are focused on informing science-driven natural resource management through teaching and research that engage the end user with their needs in mind. The Department is currently comprised of 14 faculty members (including two endowed chairs) on the flagship campus in College Station and 10 additional faculty members located at Research and Extension Centers across the state. Departmental faculty also have appointments within Texas A&M AgriLife Research, Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service, Texas Water Resources Institute, and Texas A&M Natural Resources Institute. Our faculty maintain diverse state, national, and international research collaborations. Student enrollment is approximately 530 undergraduate and 100 graduate students. Information about RWFM is available at https://RWFM.tamu.edu/
Applicants must have an earned doctorate in an appropriate fisheries discipline with demonstrated capability in teaching programs and working with stakeholder groups. Applicants must document or otherwise demonstrate their:
• ability to be creative, innovative, organized, detail-oriented, and resourceful;
• Inclusive knowledge of fisheries management principles in application;
• Ability to maintain a robust educational program that meets student needs;
• Demonstrated ability to provide transformative learning to students; and
• Knowledge of curriculum development, assessment, and longitudinal evaluation.
Ideal applicants will document or otherwise demonstrate having strong existing relationships with industry groups.
Applicants must submit:
• A letter of application describing interests, qualifications, unique skills, perspectives, and programmatic areas that contributes significantly to RWFM’s scholarly activities in research, teaching, and service.
• An up-to-date, detailed curriculum vitae and official transcripts.
• A statement of teaching and evidence of its impact.
• A statement of service and evidence of its impact.
• A statement of how personal commitment to diversity and inclusion informs their past and future professional contributions.
• A list of names and contact information of three references.
The application materials must be submitted online at apply.interfolio.com/105065. Review of applications will begin on or around May 15, 2022. Please direct any questions regarding the position to Gerard Kyle at firstname.lastname@example.org.