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    Borderlands Research Institute
    • Employer: Sul Ross State University
      Location: Alpine, Texas
      Country: United States
      Last Date to Apply: No value
      Open Until Filled: Yes

    Buddy A. Davidson Endowed Chair of Conservation Biology and Professor of Natural Resource Management

    Apply here: https://sulross.peopleadmin.com/postings/6486

    Instructions to applicants:

    Submit letter of interest, curriculum vita, statements of research experiences and philosophies, and contact information for three references. Review of applications will begin immediately and continue until the position is filled.

    Job Title: Buddy A. Davidson Endowed Chair of Conservation Biology and Professor of Natural Resource Management

    Location: Alpine

    Department: Natural Resource Management

    Posting Date: 03/04/2022

    Until Filled: Yes

    Appointment Date: 09/01/2022

    Salary: Commensurate with qualifications and experience


    Earned doctorate in Wildlife Science, Conservation Biology, or closely related field from an accredited university, with a preferred emphasis in avian, community, or carnivore ecology.

    Evidence of a nationally recognized research program in conservation biology with record of research productivity.

    Demonstrated ability to secure extramural funding from public and private sources.

    Proven track record to effectively teach graduate and undergraduate courses in Range and Wildlife Management including, but not limited to: Conservation Biology, Human Dimensions, Sustainability, Topics in Conservation, and Natural Resource Conservation. 

    Ability to communicate effectively with students, natural resource professionals and scientists, ranch managers and landowners, and the general public.

    We are seeking an enthusiastic team player who is willing to work in a multidisciplinary program.

    Primary Responsibilities

    Davidson Endowed Professor/Chair in Conservation Biology (Research Scientist) and Associate Professor/Professor of Natural Resource Management.

    This is a 40% research, 40% teaching, and 20% service, 9-month, tenure track appointment through the Borderlands Research Institute and Department of Natural Resource Management within the College of Agricultural, Life, and Physical Sciences at Sul Ross State University. Summer salary may be available via teaching, grants, endowment funds, or other sources.

    Responsibilities: Develop and lead a nationally recognized research program in conservation biology within the Borderlands Research Institute that is extramurally funded.

    Candidate will be expected to teach 2 courses each long semester; serve as academic advisor to undergraduate and graduate students; direct graduate student thesis projects; participate in appropriate conferences and meetings; serve on university committees; and provide service through outreach activities.

    Salary and academic rank is commensurate with qualifications and experience.

    Other Information

    Appointment Date: Fall of 2022

    The position is a joint appointment between Natural Resource Management and Borderlands Research Institute.

    Texas Law requires a 60 day waiting period before new state employees are eligible to enroll in health insurance.


    It is the policy of Sul Ross State University to provide equal employment opportunity for all persons in accordance with their individual, job related qualifications and without consideration of race, creed, color, sex, religion, age, national origin, disability, sexual orientation, gender identity, veteran status and ancestry. Equal employment opportunities shall be afforded in all personnel actions or decisions including, but not necessarily limited to, recruitment, hiring, training, upgrading, promotion, demotion, termination and salary. Retaliation is prohibited against a person who opposes a discriminatory practice, files a charge, testifies, assists or participates in an investigative proceeding or hearing.

    About SRSU

    Sul Ross State University, located in Alpine, Texas (www.alpinetexas.com), is in the Scenic Davis Mountains of West Texas, is a member of the Texas State University System, is accredited by the Commission on Colleges of the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools to award Bachelor’s and Master’s degrees, and has an enrollment of approximately 2,000 students on campus in Alpine, Texas. At an elevation of 4,480 feet, and on the periphery of the Chihuahuan Desert, Alpine enjoys mild winters and cool summers. Davis Mountains State Park, Fort Davis National Historic Site, Big Bend National Park, and Guadalupe Mountains National Park, are all within one to three hours driving distance from Alpine. More information is available regarding Sul Ross State University and position openings through our website (http://www.sulross.edu).

    Formed in 2007, the goal of the Borderlands Research Institute is to provide land managers with the most current scientific information on the management of the natural resources of the area. To meet this goal, the Institute plans and conducts research investigations on various aspects of our natural world. Ultimately, the Institute provides science-based management alternatives to landowners and managers to enhance their ability to serve as land stewards (see bri.sulross.edu).

    Required Documents

    1. Cover Letter
    2. Curriculum Vitae

    Optional Documents

    1. Transcripts
    2. Transcript 2
    3. Transcript 3
    4. Transcript 4
    5. Letter of Recommendation (1)
    6. Letter of Recommendation (2)
    7. Letter of Recommendation (3)

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