Faculty position, natural resources management, Texas Tech (Lubbock, Texas, USA) ~ Bioblogia.net

16 de febrero de 2014

Faculty position, natural resources management, Texas Tech (Lubbock, Texas, USA)


POSITION: Applications are invited for a tenure track faculty position in natural resources management at the Assistant or Associate Professor level. This is a 9-month teaching and research position. The successful candidate will teach and conduct research in the areas of applied geospatial technologies, including remote sensing/aerial photography and applications of geographic information systems. The anticipated starting date is August 2014.

THE DEPARTMENT: The Department of Natural Resources Management consists of 17 full time faculty and 12 adjunct faculty. There are 240 undergraduate students and 60 graduate students currently enrolled. Degrees are offered at the B.S. level in Natural Resources Management with emphasis areas of Wildlife Biology, Fisheries Biology, Range Conservation, Ranch Management, and Conservation Science. Degrees are offered at the M.S. and Ph.D. level in Wildlife, Aquatic, and Wildlands Science and Management. The department encourages multidisciplinary research and also houses management and research staff from state and federal natural resources agencies.

THE COLLEGE: The College of Agricultural Sciences and Natural Resources is a leading college at Texas Tech University with six academic departments: Agricultural and Applied Economics, Agricultural Education and Communications, Animal and Food Sciences, Landscape Architecture, Plant and Soil Science, and Natural Resources Management, as well as multiple research centers and institutes. For the most recent academic year, the college had 80 tenured/tenure-track faculty and approximately 1400 undergraduates, 200 M.S. students, and 140 Ph.D. students.

THE UNIVERSITY: Texas Tech University is one of the four major state supported multi disciplinary universities in Texas. The University consists of ten colleges, a School of Law, The Graduate School, and the Texas Tech University Health Sciences Center. Currently more than 33,000 students attend classes at the Lubbock campus. Lubbock has about 230,000 residents, with a moderate to low cost of living, and is located on the Southern High Plains.

QUALIFICATIONS: Applicants must hold a Ph.D. in a field of natural resource management with particular background in watershed management, remote sensing/aerial photography, or geographic information systems applications. Preference will be given to applicants with expertise in rangeland or plant ecology.  Ability to teach and mentor students at the undergraduate and graduate levels is necessary. The successful candidate will be expected to contribute to undergraduate and graduate programs, including teaching courses in watershed management, remote sensing/aerial photography, or geographic information systems.  Preference will be given to individuals with demonstrated ability to obtain extramural funding and to publish research findings.

SALARY: Salary will be competitive and commensurate with qualifications and experience. The individual will be eligible for a benefit package made available to all faculty members at Texas Tech University.

APPLICATIONS: To be considered for this position applicants must use the on-line employment website at http://jobs.texastech.edu. Please consult requisition number 90639. After completing the application, the applicant should attach a complete vita, statements of research and teaching philosophies, and the names, addresses, telephone numbers, and email addresses of three references. In addition, applicants should arrange to have original transcripts forwarded to: Dr. Terry McLendon, Search Committee Chair, Department of Natural Resources Management, Texas Tech University, Box 42125, Lubbock, Texas 79409. Review of applicants will begin March 31, 2014 and will continue until the position is filled.

Contact Dr. Terry McLendon via email at terry.mclendon@ttu.edu or by telephone 806-742-2838 with questions.

As an Equal Employment Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer, Texas Tech University is dedicated to the goal of building a culturally diverse faculty committed to teaching and working in a multicultural environment.  We actively encourage applications from all those who can contribute, through their research, teaching, and/or service, to the diversity and excellence of the academic community at Texas Tech University.  The university welcomes applications from minorities, women, veterans, persons with disabilities, and dual-career couples.

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