Direct a nationally-renowned undergraduate fisheries educational program. Teach a wide array of Fisheries, Aquaculture and Biology courses including: Fish Culture, Fish Management, Fisheries Science, General Biology, Biostatistics, and, as needed, Environmental Biology, Limnology, and Ichthyology. The successful applicant will advise a diverse student population, direct undergraduate research, and make departmental, university and community contributions, including involvement with student recruitment. Excellence in teaching, continuing scholarly growth, and service to the university are required for tenure and promotion.
Minimum requirements: Doctorate degree in aquaculture or fisheries field from a regionally accredited (or foreign equivalent) institution and completion of a successful interview which includes a teaching demonstration. Additional qualifications: Experience and familiarity with proper methodologies and safety of electrofishing and boat handling; evidence of ability to teach the required courses; evidence of relevant scholarly activity; ability to adapt to changing technologies that support teaching and learning; excellent communication skills (verbal and written); demonstrated ability to teach, evaluate, and advise students; experience with assessing program and student learning outcomes; student recruitment experience; and the ability to conduct scholarly activities. Demonstration, through past accomplishments and behaviors, of the ability to support Mansfield University’s principles and values of Character, Scholarship, Culture, Service (http://www1.mansfield.edu/mansfield-creed ) and the University’s strong student-centered vision and mission. Preferred: Experience teaching multiple required courses offered for our Fisheries Concentration; experience or ability to advise students pursuing Fisheries careers; and ability to develop connections with Fisheries professionals and programs. A condition of employment is an official transcript for all earned degrees and an acceptable background check report.
Effective teaching and advising, continued scholarly growth, and service to the department, university, and community. Effective communication and use of electronic teaching technology. Interpersonal relationship skills. Ability to use software application programs such as word processing, spreadsheets, e-mail and effective use of phone, keyboard and other office equipment. May be required to lift, stand, walk, reach with arms, etc.
Full-time, tenure track, position with an anticipated start date of August 2013. Assistant Professor rank. Salary is competitive and dependent on qualifications and experience. Excellent faculty benefits: http://hr.mansfield.edu/benefits.htm .
Submit via electronic application (https://admin.hiretouch.com/public/mansfielduniversity ) a letter of interest that addresses your specific areas of relevant teaching expertise and how your qualifications/skills meet the department’s needs as detailed by the position description. Include the following: a statement of teaching philosophy and research interests; materials that provide evidence of effective teaching; examples of scholarship; curriculum vitae; unofficial copies of undergraduate and graduate transcripts; and the names, addresses, email addresses, and telephone numbers of three professional references. Application review will begin immediately. Applications will be accepted until the position is filled.
Located in the beautiful mountains of rural, north central Pennsylvania, Mansfield University is a member of the Pennsylvania State System of Higher Education, currently enrolling approximately 3,200 students, including more than 400 graduate students. Founded in 1857 as Mansfield Classical Seminary, Mansfield University is proud of its long tradition of preparing excellent teachers, as well as its more recent role as a public liberal arts university focused on leadership development. The university is located within Tioga County, home to five state and federal parks, seven lakes, and the 50-mile long gorge of the Pennsylvania Grand Canyon. The university is an hour south of the Finger Lakes wine region of upstate New York.