Florida softshell turtle, Apalone ferox, photo by J.D. Willson

Assistant Professor of Biology

Institution
Monmouth University
Location
West Long Branch, New Jersey
Closing Date
Applicants who apply before 11 December 2017 will receive full consideration.

The Biology Department at Monmouth University is seeking applicants for an Assistant Professor for the 2018-2019 academic year. This anticipated position is tenure track. The candidate would be expected to teach 9 credits of undergraduate courses per semester. Possible course assignments could include introductory courses for majors, courses for non-majors, as well as zoology, ecology, and other courses in the Marine and Environmental Biology and Policy program. Development of courses for the Marine and Environmental Biology and Policy major in their area of expertise is also desirable.

Monmouth University is an independent, comprehensive institution of higher education committed to excellence and integrity in teaching, scholarship, and service. Monmouth University values diversity and invites applications from underrepresented groups who will enrich the research, teaching and service missions of the University.

Teaching and research are mutually supportive activities at Monmouth University. Candidates should be committed to a teacher-scholar model of faculty development, to high-quality teaching, to an active and productive research program involving undergraduate students, to seeking opportunities to work collaboratively with the University’s Urban Coast Institute, and to seeking external funding.

Research areas of interest include population dynamics of wildlife species, environmental effects of use and exploitation of wildlife species and their wildlife habitats, and conservation and management of wildlife populations and their habitats.

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Post-doctoral research experience.
  • Experience, or the strong potential for, research collaboration with undergraduate students.
  • Potential for collaboration with the Urban Coast Institute.
  • Potential for success in applying for external funding.
  • A record of scholarly publications in refereed journals.
  • Evidence of teaching effectiveness at the University beyond the level of recitation.

Strong candidates will have a background in biology, ecology, behavior, genetics, life history and habitats of animal populations in the wild with research expertise on wetlands, estuaries, or coastal watersheds at the land-water interface and the use of geographic information systems (GIS) in their research.

To Apply:

Apply online at jobs.monmouth.edu/postings/8433. Candidates should upload a cover letter, CV, research statement and statement of teaching philosophy.

Three letters of recommendations should be sent to Dr. Pedram Daneshgar, Search Committee Chair, Monmouth University, West Long Branch, NJ 07764.

Applicants who apply before 11 December 2017 will receive full consideration, but the position will be open until filled. The anticipated start date for this position is September 1, 2018.
 

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