Assistant Professor, Animal Behavior

Kingston, Rhode Island
commensurate with experience
October 21 2019
Position Type
Full Time
Organization Type
Job Type

The Department of Fisheries Animal and Veterinary Sciences at the University of Rhode Island invites applications for a tenure-track Assistant Professor position for the 2020-2021 academic year.

The successful candidate will be expected to contribute to the university’s Animal Science and Wildlife Conservation programs, and provide support to local and global zoos and aquariums.

The successful candidate will be expected to establish an independent, extramurally funded research program in the area of marine mammal/zoo animal physiology and behavior and contribute to the educational mission of the department through teaching of undergraduate and/or graduate courses in animal behavior. The Assistant Professor will be responsible for teaching one to three courses with laboratories per semester within the Animal and Veterinary Sciences Undergraduate Curriculum. The successful candidate will also be expected to conduct research related to their specific field of interest in Animal Sciences, within the scope of facilities and resources available. The successful candidate will advise undergraduates, supervise undergraduate research activities, advise/mentor graduate students, and serve on Departmental Committees as needed. Additional responsibilities include: establish and maintain a strong working relationship with local zoos and aquariums, be involved with co-curricular programs or student clubs and organizations and participate in other activities of the Department of Fisheries, Animal & Veterinary Science and College of the Environment and Life Sciences such as committee service and student recruitment.

Visit the URI jobs website at to apply and view complete details for posting (F00175).  Please attach the following 5 (PDF) documents to your online Faculty Employment Application:

(#1) A cover letter explaining how the candidate meets the required and preferred qualifications,

(#2) Curriculum vitae, which should include the names of the three references able to provide letters of recommendation UPON REQUEST ONLY, (#3) Statement of teaching philosophy (1 page limit),

(#4) Research statement (1 page limit), and (#5) “Other Document” – (PDF, 1 page limit) Statement how the candidate would engage with local to global zoos, aquariums, and conservation organizations in order to provide opportunities for K-12, undergraduate, and graduate students into STEM fields and public outreach.

APPLICATION DEADLINE: The search will remain open until the position is filled. First consideration will be given to applications received by November 8, 2019. Second consideration may be given to applications received by November 22, 2019. Applications received subsequent to the second consideration date (November 22, 2019) may not be given full consideration.


The University of Rhode Island is an AA/EEOD employer.  Women, persons of color, protected veterans, individuals with disabilities, and members of other protected groups are encouraged to apply.