Assistant Professor of Ecology in Conservation Genetics

Montana State University
Bozeman, Montana
Job Category
Faculty Appointments
Salary commensurate with experience, education, and qualifications
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The Ecology Department at Montana State University invites applications for a tenure-track Assistant Professor of Conservation Genetics. The department seeks candidates using genomics to assist the conservation of biological diversity in plants or animals at any level of biological organization from genes to ecosystems. The Department of Ecology is highly committed to undergraduate and graduate education, and the successful candidate is expected to participate actively in the department curriculum. The Department seeks faculty who can teach students and collaborate with professionals of diverse backgrounds, so women and underrepresented minorities in science are encouraged to apply. The successful candidate will be expected to maintain an innovative research program in conservation genomics funded by extramural and competitive grant programs and to publish in peer-reviewed journals. The Ecology Department is especially interested in candidates with a strong interest in collaborative research with faculty at Montana State University and state and federal agencies. For complete job announcement and application procedures, please visit:
REQUIRED QUALIFICATIONS: • PhD (or degree before date of hire) in biology or a discipline closely related to conservation genetics. • Demonstrated background and interest in undergraduate and graduate education with a demonstrated record of, or high potential for, effective teaching at the college or university level. • Demonstrated record of, or high potential for, securing competitive, extramural funding. • Demonstrated record of research and publication in conservation genetics, commensurate with time since degree. • Expertise in methods for DNA collection, extraction, and genotyping/sequencing of genomic data. • Expertise in methods for the analysis of genomic data. • Demonstrated record of applying genomic approaches to examine fundamental or applied questions in conservation biology. • High potential for collaboration with existing faculty at MSU. • Ability to effectively mentor a diverse student body, including women and minorities. PREFERRED QUALIFICATIONS: • Potential to promote a diverse, inclusive, and equitable working environment, through research, teaching, advising/mentoring, and/or service. • Demonstrated record of, or high potential for, working with federal, state, and private agencies on conservation problems of mutual interest.
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Bernadette Diaz
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