Assistant Professor of Research, Wildlife Ecology: Texas

Caesar Kleberg Wildlife Research Institute, Texas A&M University-Kingsville
Prefer onsite, willing to consider remote work for outstanding candidate
Job Category
Post Doctoral Appointments
$60,000 plus benefits (medical package has a 60-day waiting period).
Last Date to Apply
Non-tenure-track faculty position at the assistant professor level, with the Caesar Kleberg Wildlife Research Institute, College of Agriculture and Natural Resources, Texas A&M University-Kingsville. This is a 12-month research-focused position that will address how environmental and genetic factors influence expression of antler phenotypes in cervids. The results will contribute to our understanding of natural and anthropogenic selection, the design of harvest plans, and ultimately the sustainable management of natural resources. Main duties will be to conduct parentage and quantitative genetic analyses as part of a long-term experiment on populations of wild white-tailed deer. Successful applicant will build pedigree records based on parentage and relatedness among individuals and use the information to estimate heritability of antler traits, breeding values for antler traits, and quantify temporary and permanent environmental effects on antler phenotypes. Responsibilities: • Conduct data analyses, including parentage and relatedness, and estimate components of phenotypic variance to satisfy research objectives • Organize and maintain data sets of genetic and phenotypic information and ensure appropriate backup • Communicate results to the scientific community in the form of journal articles and presentations at scientific meetings • Communicate results to sponsor and the public in the form of progress reports and popular articles • Participate in the intellectual community of the institute, may include assistance with undergraduate research, guest lectures, pre-submission review of manuscripts, collaboration with institute scientists, and so on. Location: Prefer onsite, willing to consider remote work for outstanding candidate. Texas A&M University-Kingsville (TAMUK) is located in Kingsville, a city of about 25,000 in southern coastal Texas. Kingsville is surrounded by the historic King Ranch and is about 40 miles south of Corpus Christi, near Baffin Bay and the Gulf of Mexico. TAMUK serves about 9,000 students. The Caesar Kleberg Wildlife Research Institute is a privately endowed research unit embedded within the university ( The Institute has 24 Ph.D.-level scientists who work in a highly collaborative environment.
Ph.D. in wildlife science, animal science, ecology, or related field from an accredited university. Applicants must have good verbal and written communication skills and the ability to work independently and as a productive member of a team. Preference to applicants with: • Quantitative skills, experience with large data sets • Demonstrated ability to publish in peer-reviewed journals • Background or interest in large mammal ecology or analysis of quantitative traits Application: Qualified applicants should submit a cover letter describing their interest in the position, a detailed curriculum vita including education, experience and qualifications, unofficial transcripts from all colleges attended, and the names and contact information for 3 professional references. Contact: Address inquiries and questions regarding the position to: Dr. Randy DeYoung, Chair of Search Committee Caesar Kleberg Wildlife Research Institute Texas A&M University-Kingsville Kingsville, Texas 78363-8202 Tel: 361-593-5044; Email: Will review applications as received before 17 May 2021 or until a qualified candidate is identified. Application available at: Applicants may submit unofficial transcripts during the initial application. Prior to issuing a letter of appointment, the Office of the Provost must receive official transcripts directly from each degree-granting institution. Women and minority applicants are encouraged to apply. TAMUK is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer.
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Randy DeYoung
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