The Biology Department at Colorado State University - Pueblo is hiring for a tenure-track assistant professorship in Wildlife and Natural Resources. We are particularly interested in individuals with policy, management, or human dimensions experience, and/or with an aquatic emphasis.
The Biology Program provides the biological component of the liberal arts education. We promote student understanding of biological concepts relevant to the individual and society, and foster an appreciation of scientific inquiry. Biology is an integral subject for other majors' requirements and the Biology department is committed to fulfilling these service courses and general education for other departments.
Our students obtain a broad education, covering a wide variety of biological disciplines. We focus on the student, facilitating hands-on experience, interactions with faculty, and opportunities for both undergraduate and graduate research in topics of regional interest. The Department of Biology currently has nine full time, tenure-track faculty, and graduates about 45 biology majors annually. We have added a new major in Wildlife and Natural Resources with two emphasis areas: terrestrial and aquatic. The department resides within the College of Science and Mathematics, which also houses the Department of Physics/ Mathematics and the Department of Chemistry.
This tenure track, nine month (with summer teaching possibly available) position provides teaching, scholarship and advising/service to the biology department, with the ability to teach majors or non-majors in biology and wildlife, introductory courses, plus upper division electives in a specialty area.
Earned doctoral degree in wildlife, biology, or a related field
Demonstrated teaching effectiveness in university level biology and/or wildlife courses
Ability to teach majors in Principles of Wildlife Management, Natural Resource Policy and Administration, and/or Human Dimensions in Natural Resource Management
Other potential courses may include Ichthyology, Limnology, Freshwater Invertebrate Zoology, and/or other courses in the applicant's area of expertise.
Ability to develop externally funded research programs that will involve students - especially in Aquatic Systems or Fisheries Science
Relevant post-doctoral or agency experience
Demonstrated commitment and ability to motivate, educate and mentor students from a range of cultural and educational backgrounds similar to that of Colorado State University - Pueblo, in major's courses and service courses in the biology department
All interested candidates must apply through the on-line application system. No other format of application materials will be accepted. Applicants must attach a letter of intent (cover letter); a current resume or CV; a Teaching Statement, a Research Statement, an unofficial transcript; and three professional references with contact information to the on-line application. Applications submitted without the required information above will be considered incomplete and will not move forward in the selection process. Once submitted, applicants will not be able to make changes or add information to their application packet, with the exception of their personal contact and demographic information.
Early submission of application materials is encouraged. Screening of application materials will begin immediately and continue until the position is filled, though all applications received by 4 p.m. (MST) on Thursday, October 25, 2018 will be given full consideration.