Conservation Biologist Open Rank - Tenured or Tenure-track

Indiana University - Bloomington
Bloomington, Indiana
Jan 11, 2019
Mar 11, 2019
Employment Type
Full time
Salary Type


Open Rank – Tenured or Tenure-track

As part of Indiana University's Grand Challenge Initiative, Prepared for Environmental Change (for a full description, see and, we are seeking a conservation biologist who is active in collaborative research to advance the science and practice of conserving biodiversity. We welcome applications from candidates who qualify for assistant, associate, or full-professor rank. We seek a scholar focusing on conservation at any level(s) from genes to landscapes, and at any scale(s) from local to global. Preference will be given to candidates working to conserve faunal diversity in the face of environmental change and working, or willing to work, on issues relevant to the landscapes of the central US. The successful candidate will have an earned doctorate degree; will lead, or have the potential to lead, a vibrant, externally funded research program; and will have an interest in communicating technical research to non-specialists.

The successful candidate will be expected to contribute to the graduate and undergraduate teaching mission of the University, including the opportunity to develop a course in their area of specialty. We are especially interested in applicants with a record of successful teaching and mentoring of students from all backgrounds (including first-generation college students, low-income students, racial and ethnic minorities, women, LGBTQ, etc.) and an interest in contributing to enhancing diversity, equity, and inclusion; applicants are encouraged to address these topics in the letter of application.

As part of the Prepared for Environmental Change program, the successful candidate will join 16 other new faculty hires as well as existing faculty across campus, as part of a community of scholars with a shared interest in understanding and adapting to environmental change. The Environmental Research Institute ( facilitates research, collaboration, and communication among these faculty and a large cadre of postdocs and doctoral students. The faculty member will also have access to the facilities and extensive properties of the IU Research and Teaching Preserve (

The academic home for this position is the School of Public and Environmental Affairs (SPEA). Founded in 1972, SPEA was the first school to combine public policy, management, and administration with environmental science. The School is committed to excellence in research, teaching, and service addressing critical issues in environmental science, policy and management ( Presently, SPEA ranks first in the nation in environmental policy and management in U.S. News and World Report.

For full consideration, submit a letter of application, curriculum vita with contact information, and at least three professional references at by February 28, 2019. Applications should include a research statement with a section addressing potential contributions to the Prepared for Environmental Change initiative, and a teaching statement. The position will begin with the start of the Fall semester, 2019, but we will consider requests to defer arrival.

For information about the position, please contact Vicky Meretsky ( For more information see also

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, gender identity or expression, genetic information, marital status, national origin, disability status or protected veteran status.


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