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

Assistant Professor: Ichthyology / Aquatic Ecology

Emporia State University
Emporia, KS
Closing Date
9 November 2018

The Department of Biological Sciences at Emporia State University in Emporia, KS, invites applications for a nine-month, tenure-track position at the rank of Assistant Professor, to begin August 2019. Salary starts at $50,000, commensurate with experience and qualifications.


The successful candidate will be expected to teach an Ichthyology course with Laboratory, and an Introductory Zoology course.  Additional courses could include Aquatic Biology, Stream Ecology, Fisheries Management, or other specialty courses that complement our existing offerings at the undergraduate and graduate levels. Faculty members typically teach 12 contact hours (or equivalent) per semester. The successful candidate will also be expected to develop an active research program, including the supervision of graduate (M.S.) and undergraduate research, and she or he will be encouraged to apply for extramural funding. Dedicated research space will be available in the new on-campus Prophet Aquatic Research and Outreach Center.


A Ph.D. and relevant research experience are required by the start date. Postdoctoral experience and/or graduate-level teaching experience are desirable. Applicants should have field-based research expertise in ichthyology and freshwater aquatic ecology (population, community, landscape, and/or behavioral), including experience with contemporary statistical modeling approaches.

To Apply

Please email a letter of intent, separate statements of teaching philosophy and research interests, CV, and contact information for three references (including email, phone, and postal address) to Dr. William E. Jensen at wjensen1 [at] emporia.edu (email preferred). Application materials are also accepted by mail to: Dr. William E. Jensen, Search Committee Chair, Department of Biological Sciences, Campus Box 4050, Emporia State University, 1 Kellogg Circle, Emporia, KS 66801-5415. Phone: 620-341-5339; Fax: 620-341-5607.

Screening will begin on November 9, 2018, and continue until the position is filled.

Emporia State University is an equal opportunity and affirmative action employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to age, race, color, national origin, ethnicity, religion, gender, sex, gender identity, gender expression, marital status, parental status, sexual orientation, genetic information, status as an individual with a disability, status as a protected veteran, or any other factors which cannot be considered by law.

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