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

Assistant Professor, Wildlife and Conservation Biology

Murray State University
Murray, KY
Closing Date
not provided

The Department of Biological Sciences at Murray State University invites applications for a tenure-track position to begin August 2021. The Department offers both undergraduate and graduate (M.S.) degrees in a broad range of disciplines.

Responsibilities include:

  • Teach introductory and upper-level courses in biology, wildlife biology, and conservation biology.  
  • Conduct research, pursue external funding, and advise student research at both the undergraduate and graduate levels.
  • Advise students in our Wildlife and Conservation Biology program, which includes tracks in Wildlife Biology, Conservation Biology, Conservation Law Enforcement, Zoological Conservation, and Conservation Education and Interpretation.


Ph.D. in wildlife biology, conservation biology or closely related discipline with postdoctoral research or teaching experience is required. Candidates must be able to teach courses in General Biology (majors and non-majors) plus introductory upper-level courses in biology, wildlife biology, and conservation biology. Candidates must demonstrate research potential in wildlife biology as evidenced by recent peer-reviewed publications, grants, and/or other scholarly activities. Candidates must have the ability to mentor undergraduate and master’s research students.

Preference will be given to candidates with excellent teaching skills including the use of modern classroom technologies.

To Apply

Apply online at www.murraystatejobs.com/postings/9553.  Along with the application, submit a letter of interest; curriculum vita; statement of research interests; a teaching statement that describes the candidate’s teaching background and interests, as well as the candidate’s strategy for ensuring the success of students from all backgrounds; and a diversity statement describing the candidate’s views on the importance of an educational environment that embraces diversity, equity, and inclusion. (Please submit under “Other Document”)

Questions should be addressed to Dr. Andrea Darracq, Chair, Wildlife and Conservation Biologist Search Committee,  adarracq [at] murraystate.edu.

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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