The Department of Fish and Wildlife Conservation at Virginia Tech invites applications for a tenure-track position at the level of Assistant Professor in the area of wildlife ecology. The department values diversity and continually strives to maintain and promote an inclusive learning and research environment that embraces all students, faculty, and staff. We are particularly interested in applications from persons identifying with groups currently underrepresented in wildlife conservation, including but not limited to, Black, Indigenous, people of color, and underrepresented genders.
We seek a candidate with research interests in wildlife ecology that can inform conservation and management. This can include research that bridges basic and applied science and may include empirical or theoretical research on game or non-game species at any geographical scale (e.g., local to global) or in any 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, statement of interests and experience as described below, and the names, addresses, phone numbers, and email addresses of three professional references. The applicant should address their interest in the position by preparing a single written statement of interests and experience related to teaching, research, and diversity, equity and inclusion. 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 www.jobs.vt.edu, referring to posting No. 517504. Review of candidate files will begin on October 15th, 2021, and continue until a suitable candidate is identified. More information about the position can be found at: www.fishwild.vt.edu. Nominations and inquiries should be directed to Dr. Sarah Karpanty, Chair, Search Committee: Wildlife Ecology, Department of Fish and Wildlife Conservation, College of Natural Resources, Virginia Tech, 100 Cheatham Hall (0321) Blacksburg, VA 24061. Phone: 540-231-4586 or email: firstname.lastname@example.org.
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