College of Agricultural, Consumer and Environmental Sciences: Assistant Professor in Human-Wild...

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College of Agricultural, Consumer and Environmental Sciences (ACES)

University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign

Assistant Professor in Human-Wildlife Interactions - Natural Resources and Environmental Sciences

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The Department of Natural Resources and Environmental Sciences (NRES) in the College of Agricultural, Consumer and Environmental Sciences (ACES) at the University of Illinois Urbana – Champaign ( invites candidates to apply for a 9-month, tenure-track, Assistant Professor position in the area of Human-Wildlife Interactions.

The University of Illinois is an Equal Opportunity, Affirmative Action employer. Minorities, women, veterans and individuals with disabilities are encouraged to apply. For more information, visit ?1

The successful candidate will develop a nationally recognized research and extension program focused on the relationship between humans and wildlife, solving problems to promote coexistence between humans and wildlife in urban or rural ecosystems, and/or addressing human-wildlife conflicts. We are particularly interested in candidates who address one or more of the following topics: human-wildlife interactions including conflict and coexistence, wildlife damage management, urban wildlife ecology, wildlife management in agricultural landscapes, zoonotic diseases, human dimension of wildlife, citizen science research and extension, and stakeholder engagement and collaboration. The successful candidate will contribute to the University of Illinois’ Extension program in Agriculture and Natural Resources, build collaborations throughout Illinois, engage diverse stakeholders, and take an interdisciplinary approach to research and practice. This hire will complement existing faculty and staff in NRES working on the ecology, conservation, and behavior of fish and wildlife, environmental social sciences (including individual and institutional perspectives), ecosystem stewardship, restoration ecology, and environmental science. NRES has strong ties with many other departments and organizations that are also interested in the field of human-wildlife interactions including: the Illinois Natural History Survey; Illinois Extension; Institute for Sustainability, Energy, and Environment; Department of Evolution, Ecology, and Behavior; Program in Ecology, Evolution, and Conservation Biology; USDA APHIS; Illinois Department of Natural Resources; Illinois-Indiana Sea Grant; USGS Water Science Center; the National Great Rivers Research and Education Center; and the Prairie Research Institute. As a leading land-grant college, the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign is committed to respecting, valuing, and nurturing the diversity of our faculty, staff, and student body through our programs, policies, and practices; providing an extraordinary environment for human-wildlife interactions research, extension, and education

In addition to developing an extramurally funded research program, the successful candidate will be expected to teach an undergraduate course related to human-wildlife interactions, as well as advise both graduate and undergraduate students. A Ph.D. in an appropriate field is required at the time of appointment and postdoctoral experience is preferred. Applicants are expected to present evidence of excellence in research, teaching, and Extension. The start date is August 16, 2020. Salary is commensurate with qualifications and experience.

For full consideration, please create your candidate profile at and upload your required documents, including letter of application, Curriculum Vitae, up to three representative publications, statement of teaching and research interests, as well as the names and contact information of three professional references. Professional references will automatically be contacted for letters as part of the application process. Applications submitted in full and received by October 21, 2019 will be given full consideration; however, interviews may begin prior to the close date.

Inquiries should be directed to: Dr. Ward, Search Committee Chair at [email protected], or 217-244-4089

The University of Illinois conducts criminal background checks on all job candidates upon acceptance of contingent offer.

College Name or Administrative Unit:ACES Category:1-Faculty Title:College of Agricultural, Consumer and Environmental Sciences: Assistant Professor in Human-Wildlife Interactions, Natural Resources and Environmental Sciences (121753) Open Date:09/16/2019 Close Date:10/21/2019 Organization Name:Natural Res and Env Sci




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Posted: 9/18/2019
Application Due: 10/21/2019
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