Knobloch Professorship in Migration Ecology and Conservation

Laramie, Wyoming
Jan 24, 2018
Mar 25, 2018
Ecology, GIS, Zoology
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The University of Wyoming invites applications for a tenure-track Assistant Professor with research expertise in animal movement ecology. The appointment will hold the newly created Knobloch Professorship in Migration Ecology and Conservation and will be hired in the Department of Zoology and Physiology ( Additionally, the appointment will contribute to the Wyoming Migration Initiative (WMI;, whose mission is to advance the understanding and conservation of Wyoming's migratory ungulates.

The successful candidate is expected to build a strong research program in animal movement that strengthens our understanding of the ecology of migratory ungulates and provides new knowledge to advance the conservation and management of migratory herds and their migration corridors. Additionally, they will teach undergraduate and graduate courses within the Zoology and Physiology Department, and provide service to the department, college, and the WMI. Candidates must have a doctoral degree, postdoctoral experience, and evidence of an exceptional research record studying animal movement.

The University of Wyoming invites diverse applicants to consider our employment opportunities.  We are also especially interested in candidates who have experience working with diverse populations and/or diverse initiatives.

Minimum Qualifications

  1. A Ph.D. in a relevant discipline High potential for establishing an extramurally funded research program, including basic and applied research Strong publication record High potential for effective teaching

Desired Qualifications

We particularly seek candidates with expertise in movement modeling, including statistical models and simulation approaches, or other computationally intense methods, to analyze large data sets of animal movement data. Additional preferred qualifications include expertise in relating animal movement to large-scale landscapes through the application of remote sensing or other GIS approaches. Preference will be given to candidates with prior research experience in the migration ecology of ungulates. Experience and interest in collaborating with state and federal wildlife managers, and other stakeholders, to advance the conservation and management of ungulate herds is also desirable. Finally, candidates will be evaluated based on quality of publications in the peer-reviewed scientific literature and preference will be given to those who demonstrate university-level teaching experience as the instructor of record.

Required Materials

Go to to complete an on-line application and upload the following as one PDF document:

Cover letter

Curriculum vitae

Contact information for three work-related references

Statement of research vision

Statement of teaching philosophy

Statement about the applicant’s commitment and ability to work with and include diverse participants in science education and scholarship.

Application period closes on February 8th, 2018.