Assistant Professor- Wildlife Ecology and Management: Texas

Stephen F. Austin State University
Nacogdoches, Texas
Job Category
Faculty Appointments
Start Date
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The Arthur Temple College of Forestry and Agriculture is seeking an assistant professor in the area of Wildlife Ecology and Management. This is a nine-month tenure-track appointment with strong potential for summer employment. The successful candidate will teach required undergraduate courses in the forest wildlife management major concentration in the B.S. in Forestry degree program, and candidates with the appropriate background to teach analytical assessment in wildlife and natural resources will be given strong consideration. The candidate will also teach undergraduate and graduate elective courses in the successful candidate's area of expertise or as needed for students in the degree program; successful candidate will also participate in a summer field-based course for undergraduate forestry students. It is expected that the successful candidate will be active in research and contribute to a nationally recognized applied wildlife research program. This includes advising M.Sc. and Ph.D. students, developing extramural sources of funds, and publishing in peer-reviewed journals. We seek an individual that can complement existing areas of expertise within the college. Participation in outreach and service is also expected, including involvement with appropriate student organizations in the College.
Qualifications: Candidates must have a Ph.D., completed by the date of hire, in wildlife ecology, wildlife management, or a closely related field. Candidates should demonstrate: (1) a strong commitment to teaching, student advising and professional development; (2) evidence of ability to secure grants and develop and manage a competitive research program; and (3) a publication record, including publications in refereed journals. Expertise and experience in the study and management of wildlife taxa are required. A basic understanding of and appreciation for applied forest or range management is strongly encouraged. Stephen F. Austin State University is located in Nacogdoches, Texas, in the East Texas Pineywoods region approximately 140 miles northeast of Houston and 165 miles southeast of Dallas. With a population of 33,000 residents, Nacogdoches is considered the oldest town in Texas and has a rich historical background dating back to the establishment of Spanish missions in 1721-22. The university is a comprehensive institution dedicated to excellence in teaching, research and service. University enrollment is currently about 13,000 undergraduate and graduate students. Undergraduate students can choose from 80 degree programs, including 120 areas of study, offered by 6 colleges. Graduate students can earn degrees from 40 master and 3 doctoral programs. The Arthur Temple College of Forestry and Agriculture enrolls about 800 undergraduate and 75 Master of Science and Doctor of Philosophy students. The college offers a B.S., M.Sc., and Ph.D. degrees in Forestry with major concentrations in Forest Management, Wildlife Management, Human Dimensions, Urban, Fire, and Agroforestry. Students can also earn a B.S. and M.Sc. in Environmental Sciences or Agriculture and a B.S. in Geospatial Science. Essential Job Functions: Performs an equivalent of twenty-four teaching load credits (TLC) for the combined fall and spring semesters; reduction of teaching load through reassignment of duties is possible under certain circumstances. Engages in research/scholarly/creative and service activities at levels that are appropriate to faculty rank and departmental tenure/merit criteria. Provides services to the university and the profession. Participates in promotion review of lower-ranked faculty members within the department. When tenured, participates in tenure review of candidates for tenure. May conduct supplemental instructional activities such as independent studies, internships, advising, and thesis/dissertation supervision. Non-Essential Job Functions: May receive course load reassignment when assigned administrative duties in support of the department/college/university. May receive course load reassignment when assigned to prepare course material during the first semester/year when included as part of initial contract. May receive course load reassignment when approved to conduct research/scholarly/creative accomplishment and service which exceed normal expectations. May supervise the work of student and/or graduate assistants. May serve on departmental, college, and university committees. Performs other related duties as assigned. Required Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities: The individual must possess the following knowledge, skills, and abilities or be able to explain and demonstrate that the individual can perform the essential functions of the job, with or without reasonable accommodation. Extensive knowledge in the field in which the individual will be teaching. Ability to effectively teach undergraduate and/or graduate students. Ability and commitment to conduct research and/or scholarly/creative accomplishments and service. Ability to work within a collaborative faculty environment. Ability to communicate effectively in both oral and written form. Ability to work effectively and patiently with students. Required Education: Terminal degree in the field in which the individual will be teaching is required. ABD candidates may be considered if Ph.D. is earned prior to start date. Required Experience and Training: The rank of Assistant Professor is held by an individual who demonstrates the capability to produce research/scholarly/creative accomplishments, teach effectively, and provide service to the academic and general communities. Special Instructions to Applicants: All applications must be submitted online: (1) a letter of application including summary of academic training, professional experience, qualifications, and teaching and research interests related to the position; (2) curriculum vitae; (3) names and complete contact information (including phone and email addresses) of three references; and (4) transcripts of all college or university work. Copies of transcripts are acceptable for the application; official transcripts will be required prior to an interview. Incomplete applications will not be considered.
Contact Person
Dr. Brian Oswald
Contact Phone
(936) 645-7990
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