Instructor / Assistant Professor of Natural Resource Management (Range Management). Summer teac...

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Instructions to applicants:

Due to COVID19 restrictions put in place by the local, state and federal government, Sul Ross State University is temporarily suspending posting of new positions and hiring to fill vacancies. We will continue to review the situation as it unfolds, to lift restrictions at the earliest possible time.

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Instructor / Assistant Professor of Natural Resource Management (Range Management). Summer teaching possible




Natural Resource Management

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Commensurate with Qualifications and Experience


Doctorate in Range Science or a closely related field with a focus on applied range management. Ph.D. candidates who are near completion will be considered. Research funding ($25,000 per year) is available for three years to cover summer salary and some research expenses if the applicant will continue a long-term grassland monitoring research project near Marfa Texas.
A Masters in Range Science or a closely related field with a focus on applied range management is required for the lecturer position. We would encourage a person selected at this level to obtain a doctorate in range science.
Must have a strong commitment to undergraduate education and possess excellent communication skills; be technically current; be an enthusiastic team player who is willing to work in a multidisciplinary program; and have demonstrated skills in leadership.


Experience or a background in range management in semi-arid to arid ecosystems.

Primary Responsibilities:

Candidate will be expected to teach undergraduate and graduate courses in range management. These teaching opportunities may include courses such as Wildland Plant ID, Range Inventory and Analysis, Watershed Management, and Soils. There may also be additional teaching of graduate level courses depending on departmental needs, the individual’s interests, educational background and skill level. Additional responsibilities include serving as an advisor for the Student Section of the Society for Range Management; participation in and helping conduct departmental sponsored events; participation in faculty governance and service activities at the departmental, college and university levels; and engagement in scholarly activity. Such activities are broadly defined and may include the scholarship of teaching, research, or similar activities.

Responsible for personal safety and the safety of others; must exercise due caution and practice safe work habits at all times.
This position is security sensitive.

Other Information:

Texas Law requires a 60 day waiting period before new state employees are eligible to enroll in health insurance.

It is the policy of Sul Ross State University to provide equal employment opportunity for all persons in accordance with their individual, job related qualifications and without consideration of race, creed, color, sex, religion, age, national origin, disability, sexual orientation, gender identity, veteran status and ancestry. Equal employment opportunities shall be afforded in all personnel actions or decisions including, but not necessarily limited to, recruitment, hiring, training, upgrading, promotion, demotion, termination and salary. Retaliation is prohibited against a person who opposes a discriminatory practice, files a charge, testifies, assists or participates in an investigative proceeding or hearing.

About SRSU:

Sul Ross State University, located in Alpine, Texas (, is in the Scenic Davis Mountains of West Texas, is a member of the Texas State University System, is accredited by the Commission on Colleges of the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools to award Bachelor’s and Master’s degrees, and has an enrollment of approximately 2,000 students on campus in Alpine, Texas. At an elevation of 4,480 feet, and on the periphery of the Chihuahuan Desert, Alpine enjoys mild winters and cool summers. Davis Mountain State Park, Fort Davis National Historic Site, Big Bend National Park, and Guadalupe National Park are all within one to three hours driving distance from Alpine. More information is available regarding Sul Ross State University and position openings.
Undergraduate degree concentrations include 8 baccalaureate concentrations: Agricultural Education, Agricultural-Business, Animal Science-Production or Science focus, Conservation Biology, Pre-veterinary Medicine, Sustainable Ranch Management, and Wildlife and Range Management. Graduate degree options include Range and Wildlife Management, and Animal Science. (




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Posted: 9/10/2020
Application Due: 3/9/2021
Work Type: Full Time