Assistant Professor, Rangeland Ecology and Wildlife-Habitat Interactions

Kingsville, Texas Application deadline: Jun 1, 2019

Contact:Dr. Timothy Fulbright   Email: Timothy.Fulbright@tamuk.edu

Job description:

Assistant Professor, Rangeland Ecology and Wildlife-Habitat Interactions

Position: Tenure-track faculty position with the Caesar Kleberg Wildlife Research Institute, Department of Rangeland and Wildlife Sciences, College of Agriculture, Natural Resources, and Human Sciences, Texas A&M University-Kingsville. This is a 75% research and 25% teaching, tenure-track, 9-month appointment with potential for summer salary. Initial salary shall be commensurate with qualifications and experience. The selected candidate will hold the Endowed Meadows Professorship in Semi-arid Land Ecology. The professorship was established in 2000 to support research focused on ecology and management of semi-arid lands. This position will remain open until a suitable candidate is found.

Responsibilities:

  • Develop an extramurally-funded research program focusing on rangeland ecology and wildlife- habitat interactions, commensurate with a 75% research appointment.
  • Teach one graduate-level course and one undergraduate-level course per year to meet the needs of the Department.
  • Direct graduate students in research.
  • Participate in the academic affairs of the department, college, and university as need

Qualifications: Ph.D. in rangeland ecology, wildlife science, or related field from an accredited university.

  • Evidence of a nationally-recognized program in rangeland ecology, wildlife habitat ecology, or wildlife ecology, demonstrated by record of research productivity
  • Ability to teach courses in range and wildlife science (i.e., must have a minimum of 18 graduate- level hours in range and wildlife science).
  • Demonstrated potential to attract extramural funding
  • Demonstrated ability to communicate with students, professionals, lay audiences and other scientists

Preference will be given to applicants with:

  • Demonstrated ability to work effectively with faculty, students, and state, federal, and private natural resource organization
  • Strong quantitative skills

Location: Texas A&M University-Kingsville (TAMUK) is located in Kingsville, a city of approximately 25,000 in southern coastal Texas. Kingsville is surrounded by the historic King Ranch and is about 40 miles south of Corpus Christi (population: 300,000), within 50 miles of Baffin Bay and the Gulf of Mexico, and a 2-hour drive from Mexico. TAMUK serves about 9,000 students. The Department of Rangeland and Wildlife Sciences offers B.S., M.S., and Ph.D. degrees in range and wildlife sciences.

Application: Qualified applicants should submit an application through Workday at http://www.tamuk.edu/finance/hr/EmploymentNEW/index.html  position #R-018346 and should include the following attachments: letter detailing teaching and research philosophies, a detailed vita stating education, experience and qualifications, transcripts from all colleges attended (may be unofficial but will require official transcripts if selected), a completed application form, and letters of reference from three professionals.

For questions or more information contact:
Dr. Timothy Fulbright, Chair, Search Committee MSC 218, 700 University Blvd.
Caesar Kleberg Wildlife Research Institute Texas A&M University-Kingsville Kingsville, Texas 78363-8202

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.

Tenure-track faculty position, 75% research and 25% teaching.
Salary commensurate with qualifications and experience.

Apply by: 06/01/2019

How to apply:

Submit application through Workday at:
http://www.tamuk.edu/finance/hr/EmploymentNEW/index.html position #R-018346.

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