The Department of Animal & Range Sciences at Montana State University seeks a Tenure Track Rangeland Ecologist. The position is 60% research/scholarship, 30% academic teaching, and 10% service. The successful applicant will be required to develop and implement a nationally recognized research program in rangeland ecology. The successful candidates research program should be relevant to the state of Montana and complement and expand existing research, teaching, and outreach efforts at MSU. The successful candidate will have on-campus teaching responsibilities that will include two undergraduate courses in Natural Resource Ecology and Habitat Inventory and Analysis methods and will be expected to develop a graduate-level class. As a tenure-track faculty member in the Department of Animal and Range Sciences at Montana State University, the successful candidate will be expected to participate in Departmental activities, publish in reputable peer-reviewed journals, secure extramural funding, mentor graduate students, contribute to teaching and learning efforts (on- and off-campus), and provide appropriate departmental, college, university, and professional service. The successful candidate will work collaboratively with faculty within the Animal and Range Sciences Department as well as researchers and Extension faculty across Montana and throughout the region. The successful candidate will comply with all departmental, college, University, state, and federal reporting requirements and assure compliance with civil rights and affirmative action policies.
1. A Ph.D. degree in Rangeland Ecology or related discipline (must be earned at the time of hire).
2. A record of research and publication in Natural Resources or Rangeland Ecology
3. A demonstrated record of, or high potential for securing extramural and competitive funding
4. A demonstrated record of, or high potential for effective teaching at the college or university level.
5. Ability to effectively mentor a diverse student body, including women and minorities.
The following are highly desired Experience, Education, Knowledge & Skills
1. Demonstrated ability to effectively collaborate and participate in interdisciplinary research.
2. A demonstrated record of, or high potential to work effectively with local, state, and/or federal Natural Resources and Rangeland stakeholders (e.g., livestock producers, state and federal natural resource agencies, non-government organizations).
3. Ability to effectively write and communicate research to non-scientific audiences.
4. Expertise in landscape ecology or systems ecology