Mammalian Vertebrate/Conservation Ecologist

Indiana State University
Terre Haute, Indiana
Commensurate with experience
January 05 2021
Life Sciences, Ecology
Position Type
Full Time
Organization Type

Mammalian Vertebrate/Conservation Ecologist

The Department of Biology at Indiana State University (ISU) invites applications for a tenure track position focused on mammalian/vertebrate ecology and conservation. This position is available at the Assistant Professor level. Applicants should have a Ph.D. in biology or related areas, and demonstrated expertise in utilizing specific techniques from a wide array of disciplines, from molecules to ecosystems, to address research questions in ecology and/or evolution; an emphasis in cellular developmental, molecular, physiological, landscape and/or quantitative/computational techniques may also be considered.  Postdoctoral experience (or equivalent) and experience working with bats is desirable. The ideal candidate will demonstrate their promise for a strong research agenda through their publication record and potential to secure external funding for their research program at ISU.

Once their research program is successfully established at ISU, the candidate will be expected to assume the position of Director of ISU’s Center for Bat Research, Outreach, and Conservation ( Therefore experience in leadership and conservation is desirable. 

The successful candidate will participate in undergraduate (e.g. majors and/or non-majors) and graduate instruction, as well as, direct graduate students in the Department’s doctoral and master’s programs. Many opportunities exist for collaborative research within the Department.

All applicants must submit their application online at Along with their application, candidates are required to submit a letter of interest, curriculum vitae, a statement of leadership philosophy, research accomplishments/interests, a statement of teaching philosophy/excellence, and three letters of reference. Arrange for three confidential letters of recommendation to be submitted as part of the online application process. Please note that the references you provide on your application will receive a notification request for a recommendation letter immediately.

Review of applications will begin February 15, 2021, and will continue until the position is filled. Inquiries should be directed to Rusty Gonser, Search Committee Chair (

ISU welcomes diversity and encourages applications from women and minorities. ISU seeks to recruit and retain a diverse workforce as a strategic priority and as a reflection of our diverse student body and our commitment to inclusive excellence. The university has been named a Green College by the Princeton Review; progressive initiatives include a community garden, car-share program, local food options on campus, and a Climate Action Plan. Terre Haute, which sits just east of the Wabash River, is a major regional center for health care, higher education, industry, and the arts. 

Indiana State University is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer. All are encouraged to apply including women, minorities, individuals with disabilities and protected veterans.