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Assistant Professor of Wildlife Science & Conservation

Please see Special Instructions for more details.

Applicants will apply on line at: http://www.jobs.mtu.edu/postings/5553. Upload a cover letter, curriculum vita, a one-page statement of research interests and experience in securing extramural support, and a one-page statement of teaching experience and philosophy. The cover letter should explain how you would contribute to the mission and vision of the School and University and how you would contribute to the well-being and inclusivity of the wildlife program. Applicants should also supply the names of three references, along with their contact information. Questions can be addressed to Search Committee Chair John Vucetich at javuceti@mtu.edu. Review of applications will begin September 5, 2017 and will continue until an appropriate candidate is chosen.

Posting Details

Position Information

Position Title Assistant Professor of Wildlife Science & Conservation
Department Forest Resources & Environmental Science
Location Main Campus (Houghton, MI)
Position Type Faculty
Full-time/ Part-time Full-time
Full-Time Equivalent (1.0=100%) 1.0
Appointment Term 9 Month
Pay Type Salary Basis
Title of Position Supervisor School Dean

Position Summary Information

To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily. The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skill, and/or ability required. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

Job Description Summary

The School of Forest Resources and Environmental Science at Michigan Technological University invites applications for the position of Assistant Professor of Wildlife Science and Conservation. This is a nine-month, tenure-track position at Michigan Technological University. Salary will be commensurate with qualifications and experience.

Essential Duties & Responsibilities (other duties may be assigned)

1) Teaching responsibilities are two undergraduate courses per year and a graduate course every other year (The undergraduate courses would be determined on the basis of what best serves the School’s wildlife program. The graduate course will be on a topic reflecting the candidate’s expertise.)
2) Develop a vigorous, externally funded research program.
3) Advise undergraduate students, and direct and raise funds to support graduate student research at the M.S. and Ph.D. level.
4) Participate in School and University committees.
5) Contribute to the well-being and inclusivity of the wildlife program. The successful candidate will contribute to the School’s vision as a premier, national center of excellence in natural resources and environmental science education, research, and outreach.
6) Apply safety-related knowledge, skills, and practices to everyday work.
7) Commit to learning about continuous improvement strategies and applying them to everyday work.

Required Education (minimum requirements)

Ph.D. at the time of appointment

Required Experience (minimum requirements)

We are seeking a colleague whose research interests are centered on wildlife science and conservation. Of greatest interest would be applicants whose scholarship lies at the crossroads of human-wildlife interactions. Examples of specialties focused at that crossroads may include, but are not limited to, the human dimensions of wildlife, wildlife genetics, wildlife disease, or wildlife behavior.

Desirable Education and/or Experience

Experience teaching courses at the undergraduate or graduate level and successful development of competitive externally-funded grants.

Candidates that demonstrate interest in diversity or a track record of engaging diverse publics in wildlife conservation would be highly desirable.

Required Knowledge, Skills, and/or Abilities (minimum requirements)

The candidate must have the ability to teach effectively at the graduate and undergraduate levels and a record of research and scholarship including publications in peer-reviewed journals.

Desirable Knowledge, Skills, and/or Abilities
Work Environment and/or Physical Demands
Required Training and Other Conditions of Employment

Every employee at Michigan Technological University will receive the following 3 required trainings; additional training may be required by the department.
Required University Training:**
• Employee Safety Overview
• Anti-harassment, Discrimination, Retaliation Training
• Annual Data Security Training

Other Conditions:
• Offers of employment are contingent upon and not considered finalized until the required background check has been performed and the results received and assessed.

Posting Detail Information

Posting Number 17021
Posting Type Internal & External Posting
Internal Posting Date 07/06/2017
External Posting Date 07/06/2017
Open Until Filled Yes
Special Instructions to Applicants (if applicable)

Applicants will apply on line at: http://www.jobs.mtu.edu/postings/5553. Upload a cover letter, curriculum vita, a one-page statement of research interests and experience in securing extramural support, and a one-page statement of teaching experience and philosophy. The cover letter should explain how you would contribute to the mission and vision of the School and University and how you would contribute to the well-being and inclusivity of the wildlife program. Applicants should also supply the names of three references, along with their contact information. Questions can be addressed to Search Committee Chair John Vucetich at javuceti@mtu.edu.

Review of applications will begin September 5, 2017 and will continue until an appropriate candidate is chosen.

Additional Information

Michigan Tech’s School of Forest Resources and Environmental Science is one of the most productive forest research programs in the country. We currently employ 24 tenure-track faculty, 8 research faculty, 23 research professionals, and 14 administrative/support professionals and enroll 155 undergraduate and 75 graduate students. The School is particularly well known for its excellence in the fields of forestry, applied ecology, forest molecular genetics, and wildlife conservation. At the undergraduate level, the School offers five degree programs, one of which is in Wildlife Ecology and Management.

Established in 1885, Michigan Tech is a nationally recognized research university, enrolls 7100 students, and is a leader in science and engineering education. Michigan Tech is an ADVANCE institution, one of a limited number of universities in receipt of NSF funds in support of our commitment to increase diversity and the participation and advancement of women in science and engineering.

Located in Houghton, on the shore of Lake Superior, Michigan Tech offers a friendly, safe, and affordable living environment with excellent opportunities for exceptional, year-round outdoor recreation opportunities.
Michigan Tech acknowledges the importance of supporting partner engagement and retaining a quality workforce.

Michigan Tech is committed to offering career exploration advice and assistance to partners whenever feasible and appropriate at the University and in the local community. See www.mtu.edu/provost/programs/partner-engagement/ for additional information.

Michigan Technological University is an equal opportunity educational institution/equal opportunity employer, which includes providing equal opportunity for protected veterans and individuals with disability. Applications from women and minorities are highly encouraged by both the department and the institution.

Posting Specific Questions

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Applicant Documents

Required Documents
  1. Cover Letter
  2. Curriculum Vitae
  3. Statement of research interests and experience in securing research support
  4. Statement of Teaching Experience and Philosophy
Optional Documents