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

Assistant Professor in Wetlands Ecology

Murray State University
Murray, KY
Closing Date
26 October 2018

The Department of Biological Sciences and Watershed Studies Institute (WSI) at Murray State University invites applications for a tenure-track position to begin August 2019. The Department offers both undergraduate and graduate (M.S.) degrees in a broad range of disciplines. WSI facilitates interdisciplinary research, teaching, and outreach among multiple departments within the Jones College of Science, Engineering and Technology.

Responsibilities include teaching introductory courses in biology and upper-level courses in the candidate’s area of expertise. They also include conducting research, pursuing external funding, and supervising student research at both the undergraduate and graduate levels. This position is research-intensive and includes a reduced teaching load (one class with laboratory per semester).

Minimum Qualifications

Candidates must have a Ph.D. in aquatic ecology, wetland ecology, or related discipline; postdoctoral research; and teaching experience. Candidates must demonstrate potential for sustained research productivity in wetland ecology or a closely related discipline as evidenced by publications, grants, and other scholarly activity. Candidates must also show evidence of their ability to effectively mentor and promote undergraduate and graduate research.

Preferred Qualifications

Experience in wetland conservation is preferred (focus may be on any taxonomic and/or organizational level), but we encourage all qualified wetland ecologists to apply. Preference will be given to candidates with excellent teaching skills including use of modern classroom technologies, and to those candidates that can benefit our growing Wildlife and Conservation Biology program, and/or facilitate the growth of our Fisheries and Aquatic Sciences program.

To Apply

Please visit www.murraystatejobs.com/postings/8219 and submit a letter of interest, curriculum vita, statements of teaching and research interests, and email addresses and phone numbers for three references.  

Please contact Dr. Howard Whiteman, Chair, Wetland Ecologist Search Committee at hwhiteman [at] murraystate.edu with any questions.

Women and minorities are encouraged to apply. Murray State University is an equal education and employment opportunity, M/F/D, AA employer.

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