The Department of Fish and Wildlife Conservation at Virginia Tech seeks to fill a collegiate faculty position in wildlife conservation and collections curation at the assistant professor level. This is an academic year (9-month) non-tenure-track position that offers a clear promotion path through the professor level with up to seven-year renewable appointments. Collegiate faculty members have a primary commitment to the instructional mission of the department, and successful candidates should give evidence of potential to take a lead role in promoting teaching excellence and enhancing curricula. The successful candidate will organize, coordinate, and/or teach undergraduate courses, including courses that are part of our new Pathways minor in Biodiversity Conservation, manage and curate the departments biological specimens collection, and develop undergraduate or graduate courses in their area of expertise. Research expertise within wildlife conservation is open, but preference will be given to candidates who have experience with modern field equipment and techniques, collection curation, and an interest in utilizing biological collections in their research. Anticipated start is August 2019. Applications should include a cover letter, curriculum vitae, transcripts, and the names, addresses, phone numbers, email addresses of three professional references, and a three-page written statement that reflects the individual’s philosophy of how s/he will integrate teaching, student-focused research, outreach, and diversity/inclusion. All application materials must be submitted electronically, using the online system at www.jobs.vt.edu, referring to posting No. TR0180199. See this link to the posting as well, http://listings.jobs.vt.edu/postings/92687 . Review of candidate files will begin on 12 February 2019, and continue until a suitable candidate is identified.
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1. Ph.D. in wildlife biology, management, conservation or ecology, or a related field by the time of appointment.
2. Demonstrated ability and interest in developing and teaching highly effective courses in fish and wildlife conservation and management and related content areas.
3. Demonstrated interest in biological collections management, construction, and maintenance.
4. Demonstrated commitment to the principles and practices of nurturing a diverse and inclusive community.
1. Demonstrated teaching effectiveness at the university level.
2. Research experience and a record of publication in peer-reviewed journals.
3. Experience advising and directing the research of undergraduate and possibly graduate students.
4. Research competencies that complement existing program strengths.
5. Record of attracting funding to support curriculum development and/or biological collections infrastructure and curation.
6. Preference will be given to individuals with a record of engagement with state and local community groups through outreach.
7. Experience managing biological collections or natural history museum collections for research and/or teaching.
Location:Blacksburg, Virginia, 24061, United States
Posted:December 21, 2018
Position Title:Collegiate Assistant Professor of Wildlife Conservation and Collection Curation
Company Name:Department of Fish and Wildlife Conservation at Virginia Tech