Assistant Professor (Organismal Conservation Biologist), Springfield, MO

Missouri State University
Springfield, MO
Job Category
Faculty Appointments
~$60,000 + Benefits
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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: 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 We encourage applications from members of underrepresented groups. Direct questions to 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.
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Sean Maher
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