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

Assistant Professor of Fish Biology

Missouri State University
Springfield, Missouri
Closing Date
Review of applications will begin on 16 November and continue until the position is filled.

The Biology Department at Missouri State University anticipates an August 2019 opening for a tenure-track Assistant Professor with expertise in Fish Biology. Duties include research in freshwater fish biology, teaching courses in ichthyology, fisheries and/or wildlife management, and specialty to total 9 contact hours per semester; graduate (masters) and undergraduate advisement; and externally-funded research. The starting date is 12 August 2019.


An earned PhD in the biological sciences, a record of peer-reviewed publications in fish biology, a commitment to teaching, research, and service, and excellent oral and written communication skills. The letter of application must include a commitment to working with diverse student populations.

To Apply

Apply online at jobs.missouristate.edu/postings/41549. Include a letter of application (including a commitment to working with diverse student populations), CV, names and contact information for 3 references, statements of teaching and research experience and interests, and copies of all university transcripts. Contact DayLigon [at] MissouriState.edu for more information.

Employment will require a criminal background check at University expense.

Missouri State University is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action/Minority/Female/Veterans/Disability/Sexual Orientation/Gender Identity Employer and Institution.

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