Assistant/Associate Professor of Wildlife Management

Job Details

Job Title

Assistant/Associate Professor of Wildlife Management

Agency

Texas A&M University - Commerce

Department

College of Agricultural Sciences & Natural Resources

Proposed Minimum Salary

Commensurate

Job Location

Commerce, Texas

Job Type

Faculty

Job Description

****** OPEN UNTIL FILLED ********

INSTRUCTIONS TO APPLICANT:

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Please provide the following documents:

  • Cover Letter
  • Resume/CV
  • Three professional references with complete contact information (Unsolicited letters of recommendation will not be considered).
  • Transcripts (Unofficial will be accepted with application. Official transcripts are required at time of verbal offer).
    If transcripts are from an international institution, it is the responsibility of the prospective faculty member to have the transcripts translated and evaluated by an approved credential evaluator.

Please do not withdraw your application in an attempt to upload a missing document. If you need assistance with this or any other matter, please contact us at HR.Hiring@tamuc.edu.

GOAL:

To find a professional to teach, conduct research, procure extramural funding, and build the interdisciplinary program needed to solve contemporary challenges in wildlife management.

SUMMARY:

Position will serve as a full-time tenure-track position in the College of Agricultural Sciences and Natural Resources at the Assistant or Associate Professor rank, to address issues of state, regional, national and international relevance in wildlife management and conservation, with a teaching and research emphasis on rangeland ecology, conservation science, pasture management, water fowl, and/or big game species. Position will focus on populations of one or more of the following; turkey, deer, water fowl, forage/browse management for wildlife, and other wildlife landscapes. Solutions are needed to manage wildlife in varying environments, requiring a multi-scale understanding of wildlife population dynamics, and an appreciation of diverse public interests.

DUTIES & RESPONSIBILITIES:

  • Develops a productive and collaborate atmosphere for teaching, research, and outreach for a shared program in Wildlife at the university.
  • Facilitates a work environment that encourages improvement of programs as a commitment to excellence.
  • Directs the development of a program for promoting rangeland/pasture/browse for wildlife, conservation science, water fowl, and/or big game management.
  • Direct and facilitate the grantsmanship and research activities.
  • Ensures compliance with IACUC, and proper management of all vertebrates.
  • Teaches courses related to their field and advises both undergraduate and graduate students in both research and academic settings.
  • Collaborates, communicates and provides expertise with faculty and staff for both the College of Agricultural Sciences and Natural Resources.
  • Develops curriculum related to rangeland/pasture/browse for wildlife, conservation science, water fowl, and/or big game management.
  • Manages program annual budgets, fundraising efforts, and ensures organization funds are used effectively in accordance to university and Texas A&M system guidelines.

MINIMUM REQUIREMENTS:

  • Education: Doctorate/terminal degree in Wildlife Science, Agricultural Sciences, Conservation Science, Rangeland Ecology, Pasture Management (Agronomy), Physiology,or a related academic disciplinary area.
  • Experience / Knowledge / Skills: Possess a record of scholarship commensurate with an appointment as Assistant or Associate Professor with Tenure Track. Ability to teach courses in wildlife science (i.e., must have a minimum of 18 graduate-level hours in Agriculture, Conservation Science, Rangeland Ecology (Agronomy), Pasture Management, Physiology, and/or Wildlife Science. Demonstrated ability to communicate effectively with wildlife managers, students, professionals, and other scientists. Excellent ability to communicate effectively (written and spoken English).
  • Ability to: Ability to multitask and work cooperatively with faculty, staff, and students, as well as people from culturally diverse backgrounds. Ability to work beyond normal office hours and/or work on weekends as needed. Ability to travel.
  • Licensing/Professional Certifications: Valid Driver’s license.
  • Physical Requirements: None
  • Other Requirements: None

PREFERRED EDUCATION / SKILLS/ EXPERIENCE:

Demonstrated ability to work effectively with faculty, students, and state, federal, and private natural resource organizations. Demonstrated publication record, grant writing ability, teaching experience, and the ability to work collaboratively.

Experience working with undergraduate and graduate students coupled with experience working with farmers, ranchers, state agencies, and industry stakeholders.

Potential for a nationally recognized Wildlife program in research, demonstrated by record of research productivity.

Demonstrated potential to attract extramural funding.

SUPERVISION OF OTHERS:

None

All positions are security-sensitive. Applicants are subject to a criminal history investigation, and employment is contingent upon the institution’s verification of credentials and/or other information required by the institution’s procedures, including the completion of the criminal history check.

Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action/Veterans/Disability Employer committed to diversity.

Organization

We are Commerce. We are Lions!

Welcome! We are excited that you want to forge your future with a career at Texas A&M University-Commerce.  Our main campus is located in Commerce, Texas, at the eastern edge of North Texas with multiple instructional sites as well as a robust online presence.  We are proud to be one of the largest universities in the prestigious Texas A&M University System.

Since 1889 A&M-Commerce has educated the people of Texas and, ever increasingly, points beyond. We remain true to our founder William Leonidas Mayo’s creed of “ceaseless industry, fearless investigation, unfettered thought, and unselfish service to others.”

Texas A&M University-Commerce is committed to and promotes equal opportunity for all. This commitment includes equal employment opportunity, affirmative action, and program accessibility. It is also committed to make its workplaces, campuses, and programs accessible to all, without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, disability, age, veteran status, genetic information, sexual orientation or gender identity.  Furthermore, we encourage and foster a workplace community where individuals are valued for their diverse backgrounds.

Texas A&M University-Commerce is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action/Veterans/Disability Employer committed to Diversity.

If you need assistance in applying for this job, please contact (903) 468-8741 or [email protected].

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