Assistant Professor of Global Wildlife Conservation
Iowa State University
Location: Ames, Iowa
Internal Number: R13471
Assistant Professor of Global Wildlife Conservation
Summary of Duties and Responsibilities:
The Department of Natural Resource Ecology and Management (NREM) and the Global Resource Systems (GRS) program housed in the Department of Horticulture at Iowa State University seek applicants for an Assistant Professor in global wildlife conservation or a closely related field. The position is a 9-month, tenure-eligible appointment and has responsibilities in research (45%), teaching (45%), and service (10%).Â The successful candidate will have a majority appointment in NREM and a minority appointment in GRS in the Department of Horticulture.
We seek an individual who works in the area of wildlife conservation broadly defined in a global context. The candidate will develop an externally funded research program in their scholarly discipline, which could include wildlife ecology, conservation planning, human-wildlife interactions, conservation and community engagement, or another closely related field. Potential areas of emphasis might include but are not limited to conservation biology, conservation planning, habitat management,Â population ecology,Â or human-wildlife interactions. Mentoring graduate students in research is expected. The candidate will teach one elective undergraduate course in NREM (Controversies in Natural Resource Management), one graduate course in GRS (Global Resource Systems and Analysis), and a course to be determined by their particular expertise and NREM departmental needs.
The candidate will provide service to the departments, institution, and profession through committees and student-focused programs. All three responsibilities (research, teaching, and service) will require the successful candidate to have excellent oral and written communication skills.
Required Minimum Qualifications:
Ph.D. or equivalent in wildlife ecology, conservation biology, natural resource management, or a closely related field by the hire date
Peer-reviewed publication record in wildlife ecology, conservation, or closely related fields
International research and/or teaching experience
Experience conducting applied research that informs conservation, management, and/or policy decisions
Experience teaching at the college level
Experience supervising/mentoring staff and/or graduate and undergraduate students in conducting research
Demonstrated experience writing grants and obtaining external funding support for research activities
Department/Program & College Description:
The NREM Department is housed in the College of Agriculture and Life Sciences, which is dedicated to the Land Grant missions of teaching, research, and extension. The Department is broad in scope, with ~400 undergraduate students in Animal Ecology, ~80 students in Forestry, and >50 graduate students in Fisheries Biology, Forestry, and Wildlife Ecology or in Interdepartmental Graduate Programs in which NREM faculty are affiliated. The department houses the U.S. Geological Surveyâs Iowa Cooperative Fish and Wildlife Research Unit. In addition to on-campus facilities for teaching and research, NREM manages the Rod and Connie French Conservation Camp in western Montana as well as an aviary and artificial ponds ~8 miles north of the main ISU campus.
Global Resource Systems is an interdisciplinary undergraduate major in the College of Agriculture and Life Sciences (CALS) and housed in the Department of Horticulture. Students develop a core set of technical competencies in a resource area selected from the majors, minors and certificates offered by CALS. They complete a global internship and senior project related to their resource specialization within the context of a world region. The undergraduate experience culminates with a senior capstone course, where students work with real-world clients to address global resource challenges. Multidisciplinary themes are developed in the context of the physical, biological, and socio-economic factors affecting global resource systems. Academic service-learning programs are offered as semester-long and short term. GRS faculty lead service-learning programs in Uganda, supported by the Center for Sustainable Rural Livelihoods, and in the ISU EARTH Program in the U.S. Virgin Islands.
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