James K. Ringelman Chair in Waterfowl Conservation: Montana

University of Montana
Missoula, Montana
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The University of Montana (UM) is pleased to announce a search to fill the James K. Ringelman Chair in Waterfowl Conservation for a twelve-month, tenure track faculty position to begin Fall 2022. We encourage candidates with demonstrated excellence in waterfowl ecology, conservation, or management. This faculty appointment will be within the Wildlife Biology Program and have its home in the Department of Ecosystem and Conservation Sciences within the Franke College of Forestry and Conservation with possible co-appointment in Division of Biological Sciences. The Wildlife Biology Program is an interdisciplinary group of faculty from the Division of Biological Sciences, the Franke College of Forestry and Conservation (FCFC), and the Montana Cooperative Wildlife Research Unit. The Wildlife Biology Program is an internationally recognized program comprised of interactive faculty with outstanding records of scholarship and teaching. It ranks as one of the top Wildlife/Conservation programs in the US, and has been recognized as one of three Programs of National Distinction by the UM administration. The University of Montana embraces diversity as a core value. We particularly welcome applicants who will help us diversify the leadership in our university, college, and program. Responsibilities: The successful candidate will be expected to: 1) develop and implement a vigorous externally-funded research program focused on the management and conservation of waterfowl, with major focus in the Prairie Pothole Region, North America’s most productive waterfowl breeding area; 2) teach a combination of undergraduate and graduate courses within area of expertise (totaling ~ six credits per year); 3) excel at graduate research and training with Master’s and Doctoral students; 4) advise undergraduate students in Wildlife Biology program including promoting waterfowl conservation; and 5) represent the University of Montana as a leader in local, regional, national, and global waterfowl conservation issues.
Required Qualifications: The candidate must: 1) have a Ph.D. in science that focuses on the ecology or conservation of waterfowl; 2) have a minimum of five years of experience in academia or related waterfowl conservation professions; 3) demonstrate a distinguished record of research achievement and grant funding; 4) demonstrate a record of mentoring excellence with students and/or staff, and 5) be able to communicate effectively with waterfowl conservation stakeholders and the general public. University of Montana and Missoula: The University of Montana is one of the nation’s outstanding public universities, committed to liberal arts education, research, and strong professional programs. UM is located in Missoula, a northern Rocky Mountain city located between Yellowstone and Glacier National Parks. Missoula boasts abundant recreational opportunities with a blend of small-town charm and urban sophistication. Scientists and students have access to FCFC’s Lubrecht Experimental Forest and Bandy Experimental Ranch, the Flathead Lake Biological Station, and the Boone and Crockett Club’s Theodore Roosevelt Memorial Ranch. In addition, there is a strong non-University research community in the surrounding area including the Rocky Mountain Research Station, several non-profit groups, tribal, state and federal scientists (e.g., USGS, USFS). ________________________________________ How To Apply Priority Application Date: Sunday, March 6, 2022 by 11:59 Mountain Standard Time. Position is open until filled, and applications will be accepted until the position is filled. Apply online only at http://bit.ly/3240umjobs Upload the following materials: *Please note: only five (5) attachments are allowed per application. Please be concise and combine documents accordingly. ● Cover letter (max 2 pages) ● A current curriculum vitae with names and contact information of at least four professional references ● Statement of Research (max 2 pages), Teaching Philosophy (max 2 pages), and Diversity Statement (outlining the contributions and commitment you make to increasing the diversity, equity, and inclusion of underrepresented groups in the biological sciences; max 2 pages) ● Three to five representative examples of publications, collated into 1 pdf document Inquiries pertaining to the announcement can be directed to Victoria J Dreitz, Search Committee Chair, Victoria.Dreitz@umontana.edu ________________________________________ To learn more about the University of Montana, Missoula, and the State of Montana, please visit the links below. ● University of Montana ○ University Highlights ● City of Missoula ○ Destination Missoula ○ Video: There's This Place ○ Missoula Area Chamber of Commerce ● State of Montana ○ Visit Montana Criminal Background Investigation is required prior to Offer of Employment. In accordance with University policy, finalists for this position will be subject to criminal background investigations. ADA/EOE/AA/Veteran's Preference Employer - Reasonable accommodations are provided in the hiring process for persons with disabilities. For example, this material is available in alternative format upon request. As an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer, we encourage applications from minorities, veterans, and women. Qualified candidates may request veterans’ or disabilities preference in accordance with state law. References - *References not listed on the application materials may be contacted; notice may be provided to the applicant. Testing - Individual hiring departments at UM-M may elect to administer pre-employment tests, which are relevant to essential job functions. Employment Eligibility - All New Employees must be eligible and show employment eligibility verification by the first date of employment at UM, as legally required (e.g., Form I-9).
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