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  • Assistant or Associate Professor Human Dimensions of Wildlife


    Melanie Colón
    • Employer: University of Georgia
      Location: Athens, GA
      Country: United States
      Last Date to Apply: 02/29/2020
      Open Until Filled: No

    POSITION AND RESPONSIBILITIES: This is a 9-month tenure track appointment with both research and teaching responsibilities at the Assistant or Associate Professor level in the Warnell School of Forestry and Natural Resources at the University of Georgia.

    We are seeking candidates committed to excellence in research and instruction in the area of human dimensions of wildlife management. The successful candidate will be expected to establish an innovative research program by developing grant proposals, securing research funding, publishing in reputable scientific journals, mentoring graduate students, and actively participating in professional scientific societies. Teaching responsibilities will depend on the selected candidateâÂEURÂ(tm)s interests and areas of expertise but will include developing and teaching a course in human dimensions of wildlife management.

    QUALIFICATIONS: To be considered at the Assistant or Associate Professor level, applicants must have a Ph.D. in human dimensions, wildlife management, social sciences, or a related field and a publication record commensurate with career stage. To be considered for Associate Professor, candidates must show clear evidence of emerging stature as a national authority in their field and should also provide examples of unique and significant contributions in research and teaching. Preference will be given to candidates with a wildlife management degree(s) or a minimum of two or more years of work/research experience in wildlife management. Potential areas of research include public attitudes toward wildlife conservation, hunting, human-wildlife interactions, urban wildlife, wildlife disease, decision-making and policy, or other areas related to human dimensions of wildlife. Applicants should demonstrate multidisciplinary collaborative research and a desire for continued collaboration with faculty in Warnell and across the University. A record of teaching effectiveness at the university level is preferred.

    STATE AND UNIVERSITY: Georgia is well-known for its quality of life, both in terms of outdoor and urban activities. The University of Georgia is a land/sea/space grant institution comprised of 17 schools and colleges. Athens is a diverse community of approximately 150,000 people located less than 75 miles from Atlanta. UGA enrolls about 39,000 undergraduate, graduate, and professional students.

    ABOUT WARNELL: The Warnell School  is an internationally-acclaimed professional school with a proud history of producing leaders in natural resource management. The Wildlife Sciences program has strengths in applied ecology, game and nongame management, quantitative and decision sciences, and spatial analysis. Wildlife faculty members collaborate extensively with affiliated programs including the Savannah River Ecology Lab, Southeastern Cooperative Wildlife Disease Study, Georgia Cooperative Fish and Wildlife Research Unit, as well as with a host of state and federal agencies and NGOs. Collaborative opportunities are encouraged with other disciplines within the School, which include Community Forestry and Arboriculture, Fisheries Science, Forestry, Geospatial Information Science, Water and Soil Resources, and Parks, Recreation and Tourism Management. Warnell faculty and graduate students also participate in UGA's pioneering Integrative Conservation PhD Program, which trains students in interdisciplinary and transdisciplinary research to address complex social-ecological problems.

    APPLICATION: To ensure full consideration, please apply by February 29, 2020. All applicants MUST apply online through the UGAJobs system https://www.ugajobsearch.com/postings/137932. Candidates must submit a cover letter, curriculum vitae, a statement of teaching philosophy, unofficial transcripts of all college-level work, and names and contact information for three references. Individuals invited for interviews will be required to have three reference letters submitted, on their behalf, directly to the chair of the search committee. University policy requires all candidates to consent to and authorize a background investigation (https://hr.uga.edu/). A background investigation and request of official transcripts will be conducted on a post-offer/pre-employment basis. The starting date is negotiable but
    will be no later than August 1, 2020. For additional information, please contact Dr. Steven Castleberry (scastle@uga.edu), chair of the search committee. We encourage applications from women, persons with disabilities, protected veterans, and underrepresented minorities.

    The University of Georgia is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, ethnicity, age, genetic information, disability, gender identity, sexual orientation or protected veteran status. Persons needing accommodations or assistance with the accessibility of materials related to this search are encouraged to contact Central HR (hrweb@uga.edu). Please do not contact the department or search committee with such requests.



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