Professor, Conservation Biology

Indiana University
Sep 01, 2017
Oct 15, 2017
Job Level
Senior level
Employment Type
Salary Type

The School of Public and Environmental Affairs (SPEA) at Indiana University-Bloomington  invites applications for a tenured faculty position in conservation biology. We seek a renowned scholar for appointment at the rank of Full Professor as part of Indiana University’s Grand Challenge, Prepared for Environmental Change (for a full description see: This position is one of several new faculty lines created as part of the Grand Challenge; other hires will be in the fields of human ecology, disease ecology, invasive species, environmental modeling and forecasting, conservation law, and environmental communication, among others.

The successful candidate will have an earned doctorate degree, an outstanding record of extramural funding, a distinguished record of scholarship and publication in the field of conservation biology, and a demonstrated ability to communicate technical research to policy makers and other non-specialists. The faculty member will be expected to attract funding to support a vibrant research program including training of doctoral students. We are particularly interested in candidates with a research program that addresses interdisciplinary aspects of environmental change and adaption, bridging the natural and social sciences.

The successful candidate will be expected to contribute to the teaching mission of the School, which could include a graduate-level course in conservation biology and seminars in the candidate’s area of expertise.

SPEA is a multidisciplinary professional school and home to one of the top environmental science and policy programs in the nation. The School is committed to excellence in research, teaching, and service addressing critical issues in environmental science, policy and management ( The faculty member will have access to the facilities and extensive properties of the IU Research and Teaching Preserve ( A generous start-up package will be available to assist with transition to Indiana University.

Questions about the position should be directed to Dr. Ellen Ketterson ( or Dr. Todd Royer (

To ensure consideration, applications must be received by October 15, 2017, however, the search will continue until the position is filled. Please include a letter of application with complete contact information, a curriculum vita, a statement of teaching interests, and a statement of research interests that outlines how the candidate would engage with the Grand Challenge and contribute to seeking solutions to the most pressing problems in species conservation. Additionally, applicants should provide contact information for three references who can provide a letters of recommendation on their behalf.  Applications should be submitted electronically to:

Indiana University is an equal employment and affirmative action employer and a provider of ADA services. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to age, ethnicity, color, race, religion, sex, sexual orientation or identity, national origin, disability status or protected veteran status.