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Clinical Assistant Professor - Ecology Education

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Clinical Assistant Professor - Ecology Education


UNT-Biological Sciences-121100


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Department Summary:

UNT is a Hispanic-serving and Minority-serving public research university with a Research 1 (R1) Carnegie classification, enrolling over 47,000 students and awarding nearly 12,000 degrees each year. The UNT System is growing rapidly along with the Dallas and Fort Worth regional area. The Department of Biological Sciences is one of four departments in the College of Science and has over 40 faculty, 175 graduate students, and 3,000 undergraduate students. Our faculty is a community of scholars dedicated to research and teaching in Ecology, Environmental Science, Biochemistry and Molecular Biology, Physiology, Toxicology, Neuroscience, Plant Biology, Microbiology, and Organismal Biology. We offer Bachelor’s degrees in Biology, Biochemistry, Ecology, and Medical Laboratory Sciences and Master’s and Ph.D. degrees in Biology, Biochemistry and Molecular Biology, and Environmental Science. We measure our success by the success of our students and the quality of our intellectual contributions to society.

UNT has a highly diverse campus with a wide range of languages spoken in addition to English. We welcome candidates who have experience with HSI/MSIs and/or who speak Spanish, Vietnamese, American Sign Language, Chinese (Cantonese, Mandarin and other variations), Arabic, Tagalog, Farsi, French, or/and Yoruba.

Position Summary:

The Department of Biological Sciences at the University of North Texas (UNT) invites applicants for a Clinical Assistant Professor position with a research focus on Ecology Education. This includes (but is not limited to) research that integrates applied skill development for undergraduate students’ post-graduation success in the fields of prairie conservation, urban blue-green infrastructure, urban/native habitat corridors, non-profit conservation, park interpretation, environmental consulting practices, municipal forest canopy, water quality, and wildlife biology. Consideration will be given to candidates with a broad scope of ecological restoration and applied field techniques with expertise in local flora and fauna. The successful candidate will build a network of local non-profit, government, and professional collaborations to connect undergraduates to applied curriculum and to develop extracurricular opportunities to ensure ‘job-ready’ graduates. The faculty member will be expected to develop and teach undergraduate- and graduate-level ecology and environmental science courses and provide research experiences to foster student career readiness following graduation.

The Clinical Assistant Professor track is a Professional Faculty position that balances a teaching, research, and service workload, dependent on the faculty member’s research program. Successful candidates will have the opportunity to interact with diverse faculty, staff, and students within and between departments, including members from the Advanced Environmental Research Institute (AERI: and the BioDiscovery Institute (BDI: contributing to a strong tradition of interdisciplinary and collaborative research. This position builds on recent hires in invertebrate biology, genomics, and cell biology, as well as current searches in microbial genomics, computational biochemistry/biology, and epigenetics open in the Biological Sciences department.

Minimum Qualifications:

  1. A Doctoral degree in Environmental Science, Ecology, or Biology.

Preferred Qualifications:

  1. Demonstrated potential and plans to obtain extramural funding;
  2. A record of scholarship and publications in appropriate journals,
  3. A record of professional networking and applied teaching skills;
  4. Previous experience in ecology education, laboratory management, and fieldwork.

Physical Requirements:

Ability to communicate

Area of Specialty:

Clinical Assistant Professor- Ecology Education

Security Sensitive:

This is a security sensitive position.

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The University of North Texas System and its component institutions are committed to equal opportunity and comply with all applicable federal and state laws regarding nondiscrimination and affirmative action. The University of North Texas System and its component institutions do not discriminate on the basis of race, color, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, religion, national origin, age, disability, genetic information, or veteran status in its application and admission processes, educational programs and activities, and employment practices.

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Since 1890, the University of North Texas has been a catalyst for transformation for its students and the North Texas region. As the nation’s 26th largest public university, UNT is dedicated to providing an excellent educational experience to its 36,000 students while fueling the intellectual, economic and cultural progress of one of the largest, most dynamic regions in the United States.

A student-focused public research university, UNT graduates more than 8,500 students each year from its 12 colleges and schools and offers 97 bachelor’s, 82 master’s and 35 doctoral degree programs, many nationally and internationally recognized. As UNT’s strengths in science, engineering and technology grow, the university continues to nurture its core areas of distinction in music, education, social sciences, business, the arts and humanities. Leading Texas public universities in the number of Goldwater Scholars and designated a “Best in the West” university by The Princeton Review, UNT is known for its academic excellence.

By providing access, welcoming diversity and strengthening collaborations with our many educational, business and community partners, as well as building new partnerships across the globe, UNT's faculty and staff work each day to prepare students for the challenges they will meet in our changing world.

Fostering global understanding and promoting cultural appreciation are central to preparing tomorrow's successful global leaders. Our strategic international partnerships seek to improve quality of life, facilitate the exchange of ideas and culture, and allow for important research addressing global issues. UNT's campus benefits from a rich diversity of about 2,500 international students representing 140 countries.

UNT faculty produce groundbreaking research in a wide range of disciplines spanning the sciences, mathematics, engineering and technology while also making nationally recognized contributions in the arts and humanities. The College of Music is one of the nation’s best music colleges with an internationally respected jazz program. UNT has the oldest program in emergency administration and planning and a unique program in applied philosophy and environmental ethics.

UNT also is home to many national centers and institutes, including the Net-Centric Software and Systems Center — a National Science Foundation Industry/University Cooperative Research Center; the Center for Electronic Materials Processing and Integration; the Institute of Applied Science; the Center for Advanced Scientific Computing and Modeling; and the Center for the Study of Interdisciplinarity.

UNT has developed many state-of-the-art research facilities, such as the federally funded Center for Advanced Research and Technology, one of the nation’s most extensive facilities for powerful materials characterization and analysis; a high-performance computational facility; and a clean room/nanofabrication research facility (under construction). UNT’s research extends outside the academy as well, with field stations as close as a neighboring lake and as far away as southern Chile.

In addition, UNT is developing Discovery Park, a research park with technology incubator facilities on a 300-acre property near the main campus. The university also has developed a Design Research Center in the heart of the Dallas design district.

As the largest and most comprehensive university in the North Texas region, UNT is growing as a national leader in education, research and scholarship, student support and community engagement — the pillars of a great public research university. UNT’s ultimate mission is to give a green light to greatness by helping its students, region, state and nation excel.

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