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Assistant Professor of Wildlife Science


Tarleton State University


Stephenville, TX


United States

Last Date to Apply:

14 Jan 2018


Posting Number


Requisition #


Position Location
Stephenville campus


Wildlife, Sustainability, and Ecosystem Sciences


Classification Title
Assistant Professor


Working Title
Assistant Professor of Wildlife Science


Annual Salary
Commensurate with Qualifications


Work Hours
Mon-Fri; 8:00 AM-5:00 PM or as work and teaching requirements indicate


Duration of Position
Regular/budgeted - FT


9 months


Percent Effort


Tenure Status
Tenure Eligible


Position Summary
Primarily responsible for the teaching/learning process and will also participate in the necessary operations of the institution.


Posting Text
The Department of Wildlife, Sustainability, and Ecosystem Sciences at Tarleton State University is accepting applications for a full-time (nine month), tenure-track Assistant Professor of Wildlife Science beginning January 2018. This position has a normal teaching load of twelve credit hours per semester. The chosen applicant will teach lecture and laboratory sections of undergraduate ecology, habitat management, and GIS . There may also be the opportunity for the selected candidate to develop one or more courses in their discipline.


Males, age 18 through 25, must be properly registered with the Selective Service System to be eligible for hire. This position is designated as a security sensitive position and requires a satisfactory criminal history background check.


Tarleton State University is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action/Veterans/Disability Employer. As a member of The Texas A&M System, Tarleton will provide equal opportunity for employment to all persons regardless of race, color, sex, religion, national origin, age, disability, genetic information, veteran status, sexual orientation or gender identity and will strive to achieve full and equal employment opportunity through The Texas A&M System.


Required Education/Experience/Skills
PhD in wildlife science or a closely related field with, a specialization in carnivore ecology.


Preferred Education/Experience/Skills (additional qualifications)
Undergraduate and graduate teaching experience in wildlife science.


Special Instructions to Applicants


Proposed Employment Date


Temporary Position End Date


Date Opened


Open Until Filled
Job Duties


Work Performed
Teaching: Teach 24 semester credit hours (spread over fall and spring semesters) of graduate and undergraduate courses. Specifically, responsible for teaching undergraduate courses in general ecology, habitat management, and GIS . Additional course development may include carnivore ecology and one or more courses in the candidates discipline. Leads or assists with study abroad activities in southern Africa or elsewhere.


Summer teaching load may be required. Summer salary is and contingent upon securing funding through extramural grants or teaching according to departmental need.


Work Performed
Research: Develop and maintain a regionally and nationally recognized, extramurally funded research program in the candidate’s area of expertise; Cultivate collaborative relationships within and across disciplines and institutions to build research capacity; Actively pursue research activities outside Texas and the United States, including activities that complement existing international research activities; Publish research results in peer-reviewed scholarly outlets.


Work Performed
Service: Maintain appropriate schedule of office hours for student access and inquiry; Work in partnership with student success personnel on student advising and orientation. Participate in institutional service roles such as but not limited to, college committees, club sponsorship, advisory committees, student/faculty recruitment and mentoring of new and part-time faculty.