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Tenure Track Assistant Professor

Employer
Ecology and Conservation Biology
Location
College Station, Texas
Salary
Commensurate with qualifications
Closing date
Mar 21, 2024

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Discipline
Life Sciences, Agricultural Science, Biology, Ecology
Position Type
Full Time
Job Type
Faculty
Organization Type
Academia

The Department of Ecology and Conservation Biology, College of Agriculture and Life Sciences, at Texas A&M University invites applications for a full-time, tenure-track position with a 9-month academic appointment beginning August 1, 2024. Applicants will be considered for the faculty title of Assistant Professor in applied biodiversity science, depending on qualifications. The Department is interested in evidence-driven approaches to conservation with broad relevance to food security and sustainable livelihoods. Candidates must have an earned doctorate degree in conservation, ecological sciences, or a closely related discipline, an established record of peer-reviewed publications, an ability to secure extramural research funding and contribute to professional service activities. The successful candidate will be expected to teach two courses per year, typically at both the undergraduate and graduate level, and to mentor graduate students with support from extramural funds. 

The ECCB Department has 34 faculty, 298 undergraduate and 86 graduate students, and is growing. The Ecology and Conservation Biology program is one of four tracks under the umbrella B.Sc. degree in Ecology and Conservation Biology. The other tracks are Vertebrate Zoology, Ecoinformatics, and the Forest Resources program.  The Department is engaged in the campus-wide interdisciplinary programs of Ecology and Evolutionary Biology, Genetics, and Applied Biodiversity Science Program. The Department houses the Biodiversity Research  and Teaching Collections and S.M. Tracy Herbarium, which are among the top 10 university-based biodiversity collections in the USA. World-class research programs in the department address fundamental questions in ecology, and related areas, at every level of ecological organization from genes to ecosystems, producing knowledge that is immediately applicable to the most pressing 21st century grand challenges such as climate change, biodiversity loss, ecological restoration, and integrative approaches to conservation. 

Texas A&M University is a Land Grant/Sea Grant/Space Grant Research I institution and a member of the prestigious Association of American Universities (AAU).  Home to over 74,000 students, Texas A&M is one of the top universities in the country in enrollment of new National Merit Scholars.  The University conducts research valued at more than $1.0 billion annually, placing it among the top 20 universities nationally, and is ranked by the National Science Foundation as a top-tier research institution.  With a system-wide endowment valued at more than $14.1 billion, the university ranks sixth among U.S. public universities.  College Station/Bryan has 127,657 permanent residents and is consistently ranked among the best places to live in the country, with a low cost of living and ready access to the metropolitan centers of Austin and Houston. 

Texas A&M University is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action/Veterans/Disability Employer. The University is aware that attracting and retaining exceptional faculty often depends on meeting the needs of two careers and therefore has a Dual Career Program. 

Qualifications

Candidates must have an earned a doctorate degree in conservation, ecological sciences, or a closely related discipline, an established record of peer-reviewed publications, and an ability to secure extramural research funding.

Application Instructions

Application materials should include the following items and be uploaded via Interfolio (http://apply.interfolio.com/140403): 1) a cover letter (limit 2 pages); 2) a detailed Curriculum Vitae; 3) a personal statement (limit 2 pages) that addresses philosophy of research, teaching, and service; and 4) names and contact information for three to five professional references. 

Review of the applications will begin on March 15, 2024. Contact Dawn Miles (dawn.miles@ag.tamu.edu) with questions regarding the uploading of materials.  Contact Dr. Perry Barboza, Advisory Search Committee Chair, (psbarboza@tamu.edu) with questions regarding the position. 

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