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Assistant or Associate Professor Freshwater Fish Ecology

Virginia Tech - Department of Fish and Wildlife Conservation
Blacksburg, Virginia
Closing date
Oct 17, 2021
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The Department of Fish and Wildlife Conservation at Virginia Tech invites applications for a tenure-track position at the level of Assistant or Associate Professor in the area of freshwater fish ecology. The department is interested in applications from persons identifying with groups currently underrepresented in natural resources fields, including but not limited to Black, Indigenous, people of color, and underrepresented genders. We seek a candidate who can develop a research program in freshwater fish ecology to inform conservation and management. This can include research that is applied or basic, empirical or theoretical, focused on game or non-game species, and done at any geographical scale or region (e.g., Virginia, North America, international). This is a full-time, tenure-track, 9-month appointment with primary responsibilities in teaching (40%), research (50%), and service (10%). The successful individual will teach undergraduate and graduate courses in their area of expertise with an average teaching load of 1.5 to 2 courses per year.

            Application materials should include a cover letter, curriculum vitae, and the names, addresses, phone numbers, and email addresses of three professional references. The applicant should address his or her interest in the position by preparing a written statement of interests and experience related to teaching, research, and commitment to diversity. This statement should address qualifications relative to the position description and be limited to three pages. All application materials must be submitted electronically, using the online system at, referring to posting No. 517532. Review of candidate files will begin on October 15, 2021, and continue until a suitable candidate is identified. Candidates selected for interview will have to provide university transcripts (undergraduate and graduate).

            More information on the position can be found Nominations and inquiries should be directed to Dr. Leandro Castello, Chair, Search Committee: Freshwater Fish Ecology, Department of Fish and Wildlife Conservation, College of Natural Resources, Virginia Tech, 100 Cheatham Hall (0321) Blacksburg, VA 24061. Phone: 540-231-5046 or email

            Virginia Tech does not discriminate against employees, students, or applicants on the basis of age, color, disability, gender, gender identity, gender expression, national origin, political affiliation, race, religion, sexual orientation, genetic information, veteran status, or any other basis protected by law. For inquiries regarding non-discrimination policies, contact the executive director for Equity and Access at 540-231-2010 or Virginia Tech, North End Center, Suite 2300 (0318), 300 Turner St. NW, Blacksburg, VA 24061.

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