Assistant/Associate Professor-Environmental Science and Ecology

University of Texas at San Antonio
Salary commensurates with experience
Oct 31, 2017
Dec 30, 2017
Position # TT20170048P
Employment Type
Full time, Permanent
Salary Type


College of Sciences, Department of Environmental Science and Ecology

Position Announcement

Assistant or Associate Professor

Wildlife Ecologist (review of applications begins November 21, 2017)

The Department of Environmental Science and Ecology at The University of Texas at San Antonio (UTSA) invites applications for an Assistant (tenure-track) or Associate (tenured/tenure-track) faculty position in Wildlife Ecology to begin fall semester 2018.

Required Qualifications: All applicants must have a Ph.D. in Wildlife Ecology by August 31, 2018. The methodological approach and specialization is open, but the Department is interested in scholarship exploring at least one of the following areas:  wildlife ecology, field biology, or wildlife conservation.

All applicants must provide evidence of a record of scholarly and professional publications commensurate with the rank applied for. All applicants must provide some representative evidence of teaching. The candidate is expected to develop a nationally and internationally recognized, externally funded research program centered on natural resource management and involving masters and doctoral students.

To be considered at the tenure-track Assistant Professor level, successful applicants must be able to articulate a research agenda, have an emerging record of publications and external funding, excellent teaching skills and commitment to service.

To be considered at the tenured/tenure-track Associate Professor level, successful applicants must have an established research agenda, a strong record of publications and external funding, excellent teaching skills with demonstrated effectiveness, and a track record of service. Tenure is contingent on Board of Regents approval.

Preferred Qualifications:  a background in interdisciplinary wildlife ecology.

Responsibilities: Teach, advise, and mentor undergraduate and graduate students at the Main and Downtown campuses; participate in teaching courses in the Department of Environmental Science and Ecology degree programs; pursue an active research, publishing, and external funding agenda; and serve the University, profession, and community.

Degree programs currently offered in the Department are: Bachelor and Master of Science Degrees in Environmental Science, Minor in Environmental Science, and Certificates in Sustainability and Environmental Science for post-baccalaureate students. The Program also participates in inter-college (College of Sciences and College of Engineering) doctoral program in Environmental Science and Engineering. The College of Sciences is composed of seven departments. In the Environmental Science and Ecology Department, there are approximately 200 undergraduate and 40 graduate students.

Address questions to Search Committee Chair Brian Laub at:; 210-458-5124

Applicants should submit electronically in PDF format:

1.   Letter of application that states the rank for which the candidate is applying and highlights qualifications for the position

 2.        Current curriculum vita

 3.  Research and teaching statements

 4.        Copy of graduate transcripts

 5.        Samples of written or published scholarly work (no more than three)

 6.        Two representative samples of syllabi for courses taught or proposed by the applicant

 7.        Teaching evaluations (if available or other evidence of course instruction)

 8.        Three references (to include name, address, telephone number and email address) familiar with the applicant's work

Jobs must be posted in STARS and all materials required must also be uploaded in STARS  

Review of applications will begin on November 21, 2017 and will continue until position is filled.

UTSA is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer. Women, minorities, veterans, and individuals with disabilities are encouraged to apply. Applicants who are selected for interviews must be able to show proof that they will be eligible and qualified to work in the United States by time of hire; and be willing to complete a criminal background check.