The Department of Biology at Austin Peay State University (APSU) invites applications for an Assistant Professor – Ecologist. This is a 9-month, tenure-track position to begin August 2019. We are seeking a colleague whose interests complement and expand the Department’s existing strengths in ecology, evolution, and organismal biology (http://www.apsu.edu/biology/).
Preferred qualifications include experience in the use of innovative inquiry-based methods of instruction and experience teaching at the college level. Teaching expectations for this position include Introductory Biology, a General Ecology course with lab, and the development of other courses in the candidate’s area of expertise. Candidates working in any area of Ecology will be given full consideration. Potential areas of interest include, but are not limited to: (1) Ecogeography, (2) Ecological application of GIS, (3) Wildlife Ecology, and (4) Conservation Biology. Candidates are expected to actively participate in undergraduate and graduate (M.S.) education and research.
A typical teaching load is two lectures and two labs per semester. Teaching assignments may involve travel to regional sites and/or distance learning formats. Candidates are expected to contribute to undergraduate and graduate teaching and advising, aid in curriculum development, and provide service to the Department and College.
Qualifications: An earned doctorate in Biology, Ecology, or closely related field; ABD will be considered if all requirements are met by date of hire. Candidates should have a record of scholarly achievement and demonstrate the ability to develop an extramurally funded research program appropriate for a regional university. Modest research space and equipment will be made available based on synergy with existing faculty research programs. We are interested in candidates with experience in mentoring students from diverse backgrounds and a commitment to improving access of underserved populations to graduate and professional programs in biology. A background search will be required of the successful applicant.
Applicant review will begin on 1 November 2018 and continue until the position is filled. For details on application requirements, please visit: http://apsu.peopleadmin.com/postings/10018
Questions concerning the position or application process should be directed to the search committee chair, Dr. Chris Gienger at firstname.lastname@example.org or via phone at 931- 221-7076.