Assistant Professor of Riparian Ecology ~

4 de septiembre de 2004

Assistant Professor of Riparian Ecology

Department of Environmental Sciences
Huxley College of the Environment
Western Washington University
Position: Huxley College of the Environment seeks to hire an Assistant Professor of Riparian Ecology with expertise in Terrestrial/Aquatic Interactions and Restoration. This is a nine-month, tenure-track position with a full benefits package.
Appointment date: September 16, 2005
Required qualifications: Completed Ph.D. in ecology, environmental sciences or related field at the time of application. Evidence of successful teaching experience at the university level and excellent communication skills. Evidence of scholarly research, presentations, and peer-reviewed publications.
Required research specialty: Biotic and abiotic factors that influence the structure and function of riparian ecosystems. Emphasis on the interactions between aquatic and terrestrial systems.
Preferred qualifications: Knowledge of watershed restoration techniques. Strong commitment to multidisciplinary environmental research and education. Ability to work with a diverse student population, staff and faculty. Postdoctoral experience.
Duties: Teaching responsibilities may include: lower-division general environmental science courses; upper-division courses in ecosystem management, restoration, global change, and the incumbent's area of specialization. Development of an active research program involving graduate and undergraduate students. Undergraduate and graduate student mentoring and advisement. Participation in department, college, and university committees.
The University: Western Washington University is a comprehensive state university of over 12,500 students located between Seattle and Vancouver, BC. Situated on a beautiful campus overlooking Bellingham Bay, the University includes seven colleges, a graduate school, and a number of teaching and research centers and institutes. The University has received national recognition for its academic endeavors and is characterized by a faculty and student body of strong preparation and accomplishment.
The College: Huxley College of the Environment, founded in 1968, takes an interdisciplinary approach to the broad field of environmental studies. The College has two departments: Environmental Science and Environmental Studies. Courses encompass environmental toxicology and chemistry, ecology, environmental policy and planning, geography, and environmental education. The College includes the Institute for Watershed Studies, the Institute of Environmental Toxicology, a GIS laboratory, and a map library. Huxley College course work is mostly offered at the junior, senior, and graduate levels. There are 24 faculty members, 400 undergraduates, and 90 graduate students. Additional information about Huxley College may be found at
Application: Please send a letter of application addressing qualifications; resume; statement of teaching philosophy and interests; evidence of successful teaching, including course syllabi and evaluations; reprints of recent research articles; and names and addresses of four references to:
Riparian Ecologist Search Committee, 04HUX-02
Department of Environmental Sciences
Huxley College of the Environment
Western Washington University
516 High Street
Bellingham WA 98225-9181
phone: 360-650-2844
fax: 360-650-7284

Application Deadline: To ensure full consideration, application materials must be received by October 10, 2004.
WWU is an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer, committed to assembling a diverse, broadly trained faculty and staff. Women, minorities, persons with disabilities, Vietnam-era veterans and disabled veterans are encouraged to apply. For disability accommodation, call the Employee Relations-Disability Specialist/ADA Coordinator at (360) 650-7410 or (360) 650-7696 (TTY). All new employees must complete the Measles Immunization Report Form and show employment eligibility verification as required by the U.S. Immigration and Naturalization Service before beginning work at WWU.
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Please address questions to Dr. Peter S. Homann, Search Committee Chair
(360) 650-7585, or email to

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