The School of Natural Resources & Environment at Lake Superior State University seeks two applicants for a tenure-track faculty position focused on terrestrial wildlife management/ecology. Responsibilities include teaching core courses in Wildlife Management, Conservation Biology, and Natural Resource Technology degree programs each semester, and will include one or more of the following courses: Wildlife Ecology, Wildlife Management, Field Biology, Forestry, Mammalogy, and Ornithology.
We seek colleagues whose classroom teaching and scholarly activities employ field- and lab-based methodologies. We invite applicants with expertise in one or more of the following thematic areas: wildlife ecology, conservation, and management. We particularly encourage applicants adept at one or more of the following: population dynamics, remote sensing/GIS, or ecological process modeling.
Many areas of research are appropriate, particularly those that complement our existing program and institution strengths. Examples of research areas include: riparian and forested habitats, management and conservation of both game and non-game populations, and human dimensions of natural resource management.
· A Ph.D. in wildlife ecology, wildlife management, terrestrial/riparian ecology, or a related field engaged with scholarship at the nexus of human-environment relationships is required. Applicants may be ABD but must have a Ph.D. by the appointment start date
· Ability to teach undergraduate students through field, classroom, and laboratory settings that engage modern pedagogy
· Demonstrated experience in conducting research in an interdisciplinary context to address complex social-ecological issues confronting wildlife and natural resource management
· Ability to work collaboratively and productively with stakeholders and outside partners
· Experience mentoring students engaged in undergraduate research
· Candidates who demonstrate a capacity to connect their work to the social sciences and policy
· Experience or interest in securing external funding to support teaching and undergraduate research opportunities