Institution: James Madison University
Location: Harrisonburg, Virginia
Closing date: Review of applications will begin on November 30, 2016 and continue until the position is filled.
The Department of Biology at James Madison University invites applications for a tenure-track Assistant Professor in Vertebrate Behavioral Ecology starting in August 2017.
Anticipated teaching responsibilities include our introductory-level ecology & evolution course and an upper-level/graduate course in the applicant’s specialty. Laboratory space and start-up funds will be provided, and collaboration within our department and college is encouraged. Research emphasizing birds, fish, or large mammals is preferred. The department has its own fleet of shared field vehicles and field equipment that is available for faculty use in both research and teaching.
The Department of Biology is a vibrant, growing department with 52 full-time faculty, nearly 1000 majors, and 17 Masters students. Our department emphasizes student engagement and integrating teaching and scholarship through independent and course-embedded lab and field research. James Madison University is a large primarily undergraduate university situated in a diverse community in the heart of the Shenandoah Valley of Virginia.
A Ph.D. in a relevant field is required and post-doctoral experience is preferred.Applicants must show evidence of excellence and commitment to undergraduate teaching and the potential to establish a productive, independently funded research program involving undergraduates and Masters students. The department is especially interested in qualified candidates who can contribute, through their research, teaching, and/or service, to the diversity and excellence of the academic community.
Apply online at www.jmu.edu/humanresources/recruitment/joblink.shtml. Use this site to submit a cover letter (2 pages maximum), curriculum vitae, statements of teaching philosophy and scholarly interests, and the names and contact information of three references. Review of applications will begin on November 30, 2016 and continue until the position is filled.
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