Assistant/Associate Proessor

Lees-McRae College
Banner Elk, NC
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The Wildlife Biology program at Lee-McRae College is designed to prepare students for careers in field biology, ecology, and conservation, as well as wildlife education, care, and rehabilitation. The program is rooted in the belief that hands-on experiences in field, lab, and clinical settings are essential for developing the skills and expertise required for successful careers as wildlife professionals. The program emphasizes organismal-level biology and ecology and encourages research experiences. Summary/Objective The May School of Natural and Health Sciences at Lees-McRae College invites applications for two positions of Assistant Professor of Wildlife Biology. These are full-time, main campus faculty positions starting for the academic year 202324. The appointment will begin August 2023. At the time of hire, successful applicants must have completed a PhD degree in Biology, Wildlife Biology, Ecology, or a related field. While we are interested in hiring a broadly trained ecologist or wildlife biologist, special attention will be given to candidates with a background in Ornithology, Entomology, Spatial Ecology, or Conservation Biology. Successful candidates will teach and develop courses in the following areas: Introductory Ecology, Introductory Evolution, Environmental Biology, Zoology, Biostatistics, GIS, Principles of Ecology, Ornithology, and Comparative Vertebrate Anatomy and associated labs. Essential Functions Teaching The faculty member will be required to teach 12 credit hours per semester. Teaching responsibilities include but are not limited to classroom management, student assessment, and assessment of student learning. Maintain professional standards of practice in teaching in the classroom. Meet Lees-McRae standards for course syllabi creation, use of technology, grade submission, and records management. The faculty member must be able to integrate research into undergraduate education and is expected to mentor students in their senior research project or capstone experience. Advising, Professional Development, and Service Student advising after the first year. The faculty member is expected to continue their professional development through seminars, classes, and scholarship. Faculty members are expected to serve on at least one college committee after their first year and to participate in some form of community service. Other duties as assigned by the Dean of Natural and Health Sciences. Physical Demands The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. The employee must be able to stand for periods of time. The employee is occasionally required to sit, climb, balance, stoop, kneel, crouch or crawl. The employee must frequently lift or move up to 10 pounds and occasionally lift or move up to 25 pounds. Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision, distance vision, color vision, peripheral vision, depth perception, and ability to adjust focus. Position Type/Expected Hours of Work This is a full-time position. Days and hours of work are Monday through Friday, 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Occasional evening and weekend work may be required as job duties demand. Travel None required. Required Education and Experience A PhD in Biology, Wildlife Biology, Ecology, or a related discipline earned from an accredited institution recognized by the U.S. Department of Education. Excellent oral and written communication skills. Highly organized and detail-oriented, with the ability to consistently multi-task. Additional Notes Please note this job description is not designed to cover or contain a comprehensive listing of activities, duties or responsibilities that are required of the employee for this job. Duties, responsibilities, and activities may change at any time with or without notice. Review of applications will begin immediately and continue until the position is filled. Please contact Tammy Franklin at with any questions. Lees-McRae College is an Affirmative Action/Equal Employment Opportunity/Americans with Disabilities Act employer committed to excellence through diversity.
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