The Biology Department at Missouri State University invites applications for a tenure-track Assistant Professor with a commitment to inclusive teaching practices and increasing student diversity and retention. We seek a candidate who conducts field-based research that addresses population or community level questions including, but not limited to work with species of conservation concern, conservation genetics, invasion biology, or reintroduction biology. Requirements include a PhD in Biology or related area, peer-reviewed publications in conservation biology, and excellent communication skills. Primary duties include (1) conducting research in organismal biology with emphasis on conservation; (2) teaching courses in introductory biology and one or more of animal physiology, population or community biology, statistics, or invertebrate zoology, to total 9 contact hours per semester; (3) advising graduate (masters) and undergraduate students; and (4) substantial effort to obtain external funds for research. A letter of application, CV, names and contact information for 3 references, statements of teaching and research experience and interests, a statement of commitment to diversity, equity, and inclusion, and copies of all university transcripts should be submitted online at: https://jobs.missouristate.edu/postings/57614. The University is committed to building a diverse and culturally competent educational environment. Applicants should include in their materials how their background and experience will further this goal (see https://diversity.missouristate.edu/). We encourage applications from members of underrepresented groups. Direct questions to SPMaher@MissouriState.edu. Review of applications begins 1 November 2021. The starting date is 15 August 2022. Employment will require a criminal background check at University expense. EO/AA/M/F/Veterans/Disability/Sexual Orientation/Gender Identity
An earned PhD in the biological sciences; a record of peer-reviewed publications in conservation biology; a commitment to teaching, research, and service; excellent oral and written communication skills; and a commitment to working with diverse student populations.