Western Colorado University invites applications for a tenure-track position in biology. Primary teaching responsibilities include lecture and laboratory/field courses in fisheries management, biology and ichthyology, as well as ecology and other courses in support of the degree program in biology. The successful candidate would also be expected to contribute to mentoring graduate students in the MS in Ecology program.
The position requires teaching 24 semester credits per academic year with some reassigned time to conduct fisheries related research involving undergraduate students. Responsibilities also include the development of the fisheries program at Western, academic advising, service to the university, research in fisheries, and collaborations with agencies.
Western is a residential, public university with an enrollment of 3,000 students who come from across Colorado and all fifty states. Western is a student-oriented, collegial, energetic, and engaged campus and community. Faculty help students develop the skills and commitments needed to continue learning throughout their lives and strive to elucidate the connections unifying academic domains, which have traditionally existed separately: the sciences, liberal arts and professional programs. The curriculum provides professional flexibility where experiential learning and interdisciplinary approaches are valued. Western is also an advocate of diversity, equity, and inclusivity of all types including ability (physical, mental), social class, racial/ethnic, linguistic, religion, sexual orientation, age, experience, gender, and cultural. Please see our diversity statement, and our DEII Committee charge. The university is located in Gunnison, Colorado, a rural community 200 miles southwest of Denver. At an elevation of 7,700 feet in the southern Rocky Mountains, the Gunnison Valley provides significant year-round outdoor recreational opportunities. Employees have chosen Western because of the quality of life combined with rewarding careers. Visit http://www.western.edu to learn more about the university.
Western Colorado University is an affirmative action/equal opportunity employer and is committed to a diverse, equitable, and inclusive campus.
A doctorate in biology with an emphasis in fisheries ecology, fisheries management or a related field is required. Candidates must possess a strong commitment to innovative education and demonstrate excellence in teaching in lecture, field and laboratory settings. A demonstrated commitment to undergraduate research is highly desirable. The successful candidate should demonstrate success and interest in working collaboratively with fisheries’ professionals and other stakeholders outside the university.