Assistant Professor, Wildlife and Conservation Biology

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Assistant Professor, Wildlife and Conservation Biology

Type of Employment:

Regular Full-Time

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Academic Year

Position Type:

Faculty (Tenure-Track)


Biological Sciences

Summary of Job Duties and Responsibilities:

The Department of Biological Sciences at Murray State University invites applications for a tenure-track position to begin August 2021. The department offers both undergraduate and graduate (M.S.) degrees in a broad range of disciplines.

Teach introductory and upper-level courses in biology, wildlife biology, and conservation biology. Conduct research, pursue external funding, and advise student research at both the undergraduate and graduate levels. Advise students in our Wildlife and Conservation Biology program, which includes tracks in Wildlife Biology, Conservation Biology, Conservation Law Enforcement, Zoological Conservation, and Conservation Education and Interpretation.

Minimum Education Requirements:

Ph.D. in Wildlife Biology, Conservation Biology, Biology or a closely related discipline, with postdoctoral teaching or research experience.

Minimum Experience and Skill Requirements:

Candidates must be able to teach courses in General Biology (majors and non-majors) plus introductory upper-level courses in biology, wildlife biology, and conservation biology. Candidates must demonstrate research potential in wildlife biology as evidenced by recent peer-reviewed publications, grants, and/or other scholarly activities. Candidates must have the ability to mentor undergraduate and master’s research students.

Preferred Education and/or Experience Qualifications:

Preference will be given to candidates with excellent teaching skills including the use of modern classroom technologies.

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Special Instructions to Applicants:

Along with the application, the following items must be included:

• Letter of application
• Curriculum Vita
• Statement of research interests
• Teaching statement that describes the candidate’s teaching background and interests, as well as the candidate’s strategy for ensuring the success of students from all backgrounds
• Diversity statement describing the candidate’s views on the importance of an educational environment that embraces diversity, equity, and inclusion. (Please submit under “Other Document”)




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Posted: 4/10/2021
Application Due: 5/24/2021
Work Type: Full Time