Assistant or Associate Professor ~

13 de septiembre de 2004

Assistant or Associate Professor

Wildlife Ecology and Management Department of Natural Resources and Environmental Sciences (NRES) College of Agricultural, Consumer, and Environmental Sciences University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
Position: The Department of Natural Resources and Environmental Sciences at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign is seeking qualified candidates for a full-time, tenured or tenure track Assistant or Associate Professor of wildlife ecology and management. This position is a 9-month tenure-track or tenured position, depending on qualifications with a 65 % research/35 % teaching allocation of time.
NRES has 46 tenure-track faculty with expertise in teaching, research, and outreach in biological, physical, and social sciences applied across the landscape in natural, forested, agricultural, and urban ecosystems ( Interdisciplinary and systems-based approaches are important elements of our research and education programs. NRES has programs in horticulture, forestry, soil and water, human-environment interactions, wildlife-fisheries, and related sciences, including molecular biology, quantitative analysis, plant products, microbiology, and entomology. Currently NRES enrolls 363 undergraduates, 86 M.S. and 68 Ph.D. students on campus, and 30 students in an off-campus Masters program in Chicago.
Responsibilities: The individual in this position will be responsible for planning, developing, conducting, and supervising research on some aspect of wildlife ecology with applications to conservation and management issues. Research can address questions from the molecular to landscape scale. The person will be expected to regularly publish results of research in peer-reviewed, nationally recognized scientific journals; develop grant proposals and attract funding; possess strong quantitative skills; and be willing to work with governmental and non-governmental agencies within Illinois and elsewhere. A strong desire and demonstrated ability to teach are expected, with responsibilities including one undergraduate course in wildlife ecology and at least one senior or graduate course in the person’s area of expertise. The person will be
expected to recruit and train graduate students. The ability to
articulate professional opinions (in writing or in person) to granting agencies, management agencies, the scientific community, and the general public will be considered an asset.
Qualifications: At the assistant professor level, a Ph.D. in wildlife ecology or related discipline. ABD candidates will be expected to complete their degree before appointment at the assistant professor level. Candidates at the associate professor level will be expected to have a strong record of peer-reviewed publications and evidence of sustained success in generating external grants. All candidates should have strong quantitative skills, an ability to attract funding, a vigorous record of publication, and strong complementarity with existing programs in NRES and other units at UIUC.
Starting Date: This position will be available August 16, 2005 or when a suitable candidate is available.
Salary: Salary will be commensurate with education and experience.
Applications: To ensure full consideration, applications should be received by October 31, 2004. Reference "Job #9367" in your application. Applicants should send a letter of application, curriculum vitae, reprints of publications or at least one example of professional writing skills, and three (3) letters of reference to:
Dr. Jeff Brawn, Search Committee Chair
c/o Susan L. Michaels Assistant to the Head
Department of Natural Resources & Environmental Sciences
W-503 Turner Hall
1102 South Goodwin Avenue
Urbana, IL 61801
217) 333-9378 Fax (217) 244-3219
For more information about the position, please contact Dr. Jeff Brawn by
(217) 244-5937 or by email:

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