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University of Tennessee Looking for Assistant Professor of Wildlife Management

University of Tennessee Looking for Assistant Professor of Wildlife Management

Assistant Professor of Wildlife Management, Department of Forestry, Wildlife & Fisheries, University of Tennessee, Knoxville, Salary DOE&Q. The Assistant Professor of Wildlife Management is expected to instruct the following upper-division courses: Wildlife Techniques, Upland Habitat Management, and Prescribed Fire Management; and, co-instruct the Department’s capstone course (Planning and Management of Forest, Wildlife and Fisheries Resources).  The person hired for the position also will be responsible for leading the Department’s wildlife and fisheries internship program and is expected to have active involvement with the U.T. Chapter of The Wildlife and Fisheries Society. The candidate will be required to advise undergraduate and graduate students, build a graduate research program, secure extramural funding, and publish in the peer-refereed literature.  Engagement in university and professional service activities and commitment to the Land Grant University mission of teaching, research and outreach is expected.

Candidates must have Ph.D. in wildlife ecology, natural resources, biological science, or a closely related field. Additional desirable qualifications include: postdoctoral or faculty experience that includes teaching, advising, and mentoring university students, experience in supervising student research, strong publication record, success in grant writing, ability and intent to cooperate and collaborate with state and federal natural resource agencies and non-government organizations, and experience in interdisciplinary teams.  Experience as a practicing wildlife biologist or manager and certification by The Wildlife Society as an Associate or Certified Wildlife Biologist would be an asset.

Information on the Department of Forestry, Wildlife and Fisheries, as well as the complete position announcement may be found at http://fwf.ag.utk.edu/.

Applications will be reviewed beginning July 15, 2011.

To apply: E-mail a cover letter, curriculum vitae, statements of both teaching and research philosophies, copies of official transcripts for all degrees completed, and letters of recommendation from (3) references to : Penny Barnhart (pbarnhar@utk.edu).   If you have questions please contact Richard Strange (rstrange@utk.edu) or Penny Barnhart (pbarnhar@utk.edu or 865-974-7988).

The University of Tennessee is an EEO/AA/Title VI/Title IX/Section 504/ADA/ADEA institution in the provision of its education and employment programs and services.  All qualified applicants will receive equal consideration for employment without regard to race, color, national origin, religion, sex, pregnancy, marital status, sexual orientation, gender identity, age, physical or mental disability, or covered veteran status.