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Assistant Professor, Avian Wildlife Ecology, The Ohio State University

Job Type: full-time permanent position

Location: Ohio

Posting Date: 28 Jan 14

Closing Date: 29 Apr 14

Location: School of Environment and Natural Resources, College of Food, Agricultural & Environmental Sciences, The Ohio State University, Columbus, Ohio

Position Description: We seek applicants for assistant professor of wildlife ecology with expertise in ecology, conservation, and management of bird communities in landscapes of the midwest and/or eastern U.S.

This is a full-time, 9-month, tenure-track position in the School of Environment and Natural Resources (SENR). Competitive candidates will have demonstrated expertise in ecology and conservation of non-game birds in terrestrial ecosystems. The successful applicant will bring a strong, interdisciplinary perspective that complements existing expertise within our Terrestrial Wildlife Ecology Laboratory and the School of Environment & Natural Resources. Applicants must demonstrate their ability to apply ecological principles to conservation and management of avian populations or communities, and capacity to contribute to the natural resources mission of SENR.

The incumbent will be expected to develop a nationally-recognized research program, contribute to undergraduate instruction, advising in the Forestry, Fisheries and Wildlife undergraduate major, provide graduate advising and instruction, and provide professional and university service.

Expectations and responsibilities include, but are not limited to:
• Teach undergraduate courses in avian ecology and management, habitat management, and/or wildlife science; and graduate course(s) in area of research specialization.

• Advise undergraduate, honors undergraduate, and graduate students; advise student organizations as needed.

• Develop an extramurally-funded research program with primary emphasis on avian population or community ecology and habitat conservation in forest, grassland, agricultural, and urban landscapes.

• Direct (PI), collaborate (Co-PI), or contribute expertise as needed on research projects funded through the Terrestrial Wildlife Ecology Laboratory by annual agreement with the Ohio Department of Natural Resources, Division of Wildlife.

• Secure extramural funding and publish in refereed journals.
• Work collaboratively with other University faculty/personnel, agencies, non-government organizations, and citizen groups to advance the land grant mission of the University.

• Serve the University and professional communities through appropriate activities.

Qualifications: An earned Ph.D. with strong academic background in wildlife science, conservation biology, zoology, ecology, natural resources, or related field of study. Postdoctoral experience is preferred, but not necessary. The ideal candidate will also have at least one degree in wildlife science and management, and demonstrated ability to secure funding from diverse regional or national sources, and build a solid teaching, research, and outreach program.

Salary/Support: Salary is dependent on qualifications and experience. The Ohio State University offers one of the most comprehensive benefits packages in the nation, which includes medical, dental, vision, and life insurance; tuition authorization; paid vacation and sick leave; ten paid holidays; and State Teachers Retirement System of Ohio (STRS) or an Alternative Retirement Program. A start-up package, including discretionary funding, will be provided.

Application: Send curriculum vitae or resume, letter of interest, and other supporting documents that summarize areas of expertise, research interests, teaching philosophy and experience appropriate to the position. Arrange for three confidential letters of recommendation from qualified references to be sent under separate cover. Application materials must be sent electronically in a single portable document format (pdf file) to SENR_Avian_Search@osu.edu. Confidential letters of recommendation can be submitted electronically to SENR_Avian_Search@osu.edu or mailed to:

Dr. Robert J. Gates Search Committee Chair
c/o Mary Capoccia
School of Environment and Natural Resources
The Ohio State University
2021 Coffey Road, Columbus, Ohio 43210-1085
FAX, 614-292-7432

Inquiries about the position should be directed to Dr. Robert Gates:
Phone, 614-292-9571; e-mail, gates.77@osu.edu

Application Deadline: Applications will be reviewed starting February 28, 2014 and continue until a suitable candidate is identified.

"To build a diverse workforce Ohio State encourages applications from individuals with disabilities, minorities, veterans, and women. EEO/AA employer."

 

Contact Information:

Dr. Robert J. Gates Search Committee Chair
c/o Mary Capoccia
School of Environment and Natural Resources
The Ohio State University
2021 Coffey Road, Columbus, Ohio 43210-1085
FAX, 614-292-7432

Inquiries about the position should be directed to Dr. Robert Gates:
Phone, 614-292-9571; e-mail, gates.77@osu.edu

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