Assistant Professor: Ecological Restoration ~

31 de agosto de 2004

Assistant Professor: Ecological Restoration

Appointment: Tenure-track, ten-month joint appointment with Texas A&M University and the Texas Agricultural Experiment Station.

Responsibilities: This position has teaching, research, graduate advising and service responsibilities. Teaching responsibilities will include an existing undergraduate course in ecological restoration of terrestrial ecosystems, participating in the development and teaching of a new undergraduate capstone course in ecological restoration, and developing a new graduate course that contributes to our ecological restoration program. The research focus should be of direct relevance to the science and practice of ecological restoration.

Qualifications: Ph.D. in rangeland ecology, ecology, soil science, or related discipline with teaching and research interests in the ecological restoration of terrestrial ecosystems. The ability to develop a strong research program with extramural research funding is essential. The desire to work with undergraduate and graduate students is important. Publication in peer-reviewed journals and a willingness to participate in interdisciplinary research teams are desirable.

Administrative: The incumbent will hold a joint appointment through the Department of Rangeland Ecology and Management with the College of Agriculture and Life Sciences, Texas A&M University and the Texas Agricultural Experiment Station. The Department of Rangeland Ecology and Management is the largest rangeland program in the world and has a faculty that develops and applies fundamental sciences to natural resource issues. Salary is commensurate with qualifications. Position may begin June 1, 2005. Texas A&M University is responsive to the needs of dual-career couples.

Closing date: November 15, 2004, or until position is filled.

Departmental Structure: The statewide rangeland ecology and management program consists of 29 faculty, including six-extension and seven off-campus research faculty, with approximately 70 graduate and 180 undergraduate students making it the largest University-related rangeland program in the world. The department is multidisciplinary in scope with programs addressing plant and animal ecology, landscape and global change ecology, natural resource management, information technology, hydrology, plant biosystematics, human dimensions, and international development of rangeland resources. The department routinely collaborates with associated departments in the College and University and various off-campus research and extension centers throughout the State. Dedicated laboratory facilities include the GAN Lab, STAR Lab, Stable Isotope Lab, Tracy Herbarium and the Watershed Management Laboratory. The department maintains a strong international component with current activities in China, Taiwan, the Middle East, Mexico, Argentina and several African countries. Departmental programs are driven primarily by contract and grant funding. Additional information on the Department of Rangeland Ecology & Management can be found at .

Area and Community: Texas A&M University is located in College Station in East Central Texas. The community supports three major medical facilities and offers a variety of cultural activities associated with major research universities including museums, music, art, and theater. The twin cities of College Station and Bryan also present easy access to the cultural, professional and recreational opportunities of Houston, Dallas, Austin, San Antonio, and the Gulf of Mexico.

Application process: Submit a letter of application, current curriculum vitae, reprints, transcripts, statement of teaching philosophy, and the names and complete contact information of three references. Have three reference letters send directly to:

Wayne T. Hamilton, Search Committee Chair
Department of Rangeland Ecology & Management
College Station, Texas 77843-2126
Phone (979) 845-5589
FAX (979) 845-6430

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