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Assistant Professor/Wildlife Ecologist- 20853

Assistant Professor/Wildlife Ecologist- 20853

 
Job Description - Assistant Professor/Wildlife Ecologist (20853)

 

Assistant Professor/Wildlife Ecologist- 20853


Description

 

The Division of Forestry and Natural Resources in West Virginia University’s Davis College of Agriculture, Natural Resources and Design (http://davis.wvu.edu/) in Morgantown, WV, invites applications for a 9-month (academic year), tenure track Assistant Professor position with a focus on herpetology or wetland ecology in the Wildlife and Fisheries Resources program.  Appointment will begin in August 2023.

University and Program

West Virginia University, designated as a Research University (High Research Activity), is a comprehensive, land-grant institution with an enrollment of over 29,000 students and includes a highly-regarded Medical Center and Law school http://www.wvu.edu. The University is situated in the foothills of the Appalachian Mountains, 75 miles south of Pittsburgh, PA, within easy driving distance of major eastern metropolitan areas including NYC and Washington, DC. Morgantown – West Virginia’s fourth largest city – recently was rated No. 1 Small City in America, Best Small City in the East, and 3rd Best Small Town in the nation. These high ratings resulted from its mix of intellectual, cultural, and social amenities; university services (including medical); year-round summer and winter outdoor recreational opportunities; small town warmth; and a public-school system that has been rated in the top two percentile in academic performance nationwide. 

The Division of Forestry and Natural Resources has five programs of study: Energy Land Management (ELM), Forest Resources Management (FRM), Recreation, Parks, and Tourism Resources (RPTR), Wildlife and Fisheries Resources (WFR), and Wood Science and Technology (WST). The Division is located in Percival Hall on the Evansdale campus, manages the 107-acre farm woodlot in Morgantown, the 7,800-acre University Research Forest at Coopers Rock, and several other forest properties located throughout West Virginia.

 Duties and Responsibilities

The faculty member will teach undergraduate and graduate courses in the following areas: Introduction to Wildlife and Fisheries (WMAN 175), Natural History of Amphibians and Reptiles, and a graduate course in their area of expertise.  They will also actively participate in mentoring of graduate students and curriculum development.

The candidate will be expected to develop an externally funded, nationally recognized wildlife research program focusing on ecology and management of herpetofauna or wetland and riparian systems, complementing existing program strengths.

The faculty member will engage in professional outreach activities and actively participate in university, community, and professional service activities. The faculty member will participate in program and division meetings, and contribute to course, curriculum and program assessment activities.

Salary and Rank: Salary commensurate with background and experience. Rank at the Assistant Professor level.

Deadline: Applications will be accepted until the position is filled, but for best consideration apply by October 28, 2022.

Applicants may apply for the position at https://careers.wvu.edu/career-opportunities and navigate to the position title listed above.

Upload the following documents for application:

  1. Letter of application that discusses qualifications for the position;
  2. Curriculum vitae, including a list of courses taught with dates;
  3. A philosophy of teaching statement;
  4. A research goals and achievements statement;
  5. Names and contact information for three professional references;

Direct inquires to Dr. Robert Burns, Director of the Division of Forestry and Natural Resources at Robert.Burns@mail.wvu.edu.   


Qualifications

 

Required: Candidates must have doctorate degree in Wildlife Science or related field. All required qualifications must be met by the time of appointment

At West Virginia University, we pride ourselves on a tireless endeavor for achievement. We are home to some of the most passionate, innovative minds in the country who push their limits for the sake of progress, constantly moving the world forward. Our students, faculty and staff make this institution one of the best out there, and we are proud to stand as one voice, one university, one WVU. Find out more about your opportunities as a Mountaineer at https://talentandculture.wvu.edu/.

West Virginia University is proud to be an Equal Opportunity employer and is the recipient of an NSF ADVANCE award for gender equity. The University values diversity among its faculty, staff, and students, and invites applications from all qualified applicants regardless of race, ethnicity, color, religion, gender identity, sexual orientation, age, nationality, genetics, disability, or Veteran status.

Dual Career Program

Meeting the needs of today’s professional couples is a critical factor in WVU’s success in recruiting and retaining new faculty and senior staff. Our Dual Career Program assists couples in your employment search. WVU belongs to the OH/Western PA/WV Higher Education Recruitment Consortium (HERC). Please visit dualcareer.wvu.edu and ohwpawvherc.org for more information and job postings.

 


At West Virginia University, we leverage our talents and resources to create a better future for our state and the world. As West Virginia's land-grant university, WVU has three campuses that touch each corner of the state. The WVU System includes 518 buildings on 15,880 acres, Extension Service offices in all 55 counties, ten experimental farms and four forests.

From the groundbreaking R1 research of our flagship campus in Morgantown to the career-oriented programs of WVU Potomac State in Keyser to the technology-intensive programs at WVU Tech in Beckley — the contributions of WVU employees directly impact the 1.8 million people of West Virginia every day, no matter their role or position. 

Service, curiosity, respect, accountability, and appreciation are the core values that unite Mountaineers, inspiring one another to work tirelessly and support others as they seek to reach new heights. After all, when you're a Mountaineer, impossible is just another mountain to climb.

Creating an inclusive, engaged, and dynamic learning environment is core to WVU’s academic mission. We welcome candidates who can contribute a range of ideas, approaches and experiences.

To learn more about West Virginia University, visit go.wvu.edu. View current career opportunities at careers.wvu.edu.

West Virginia University is proud to be an Equal Opportunity employer and is the recipient of an NSF ADVANCE award for gender equity. The University values diversity among its faculty, staff, and students, and invites applications from all qualified applicants regardless of race, ethnicity, color, religion, gender identity, sexual orientation, age, nationality, genetics, disability, or Veteran status.


Additional Info

Job Type : Full-Time

Education Level : Doctoral

Experience Level : Entry Level

Job Function : ""

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