Department of Wildlife,
Fisheries, and Conservation Biology
ASSISTANT PROFESSOR OF WILDLIFE HABITAT ECOLOGY
Department of Wildlife, Fisheries, and Conservation
Biology University of Maine
PURPOSE:This is a full-time (9 month/academic-year) tenure-track position in the
Department of Wildlife, Fisheries, and Conservation Biology.
RESPONSIBILITIES: The candidate will develop an internationally-recognized research
program in Wildlife Habitat Conservation and Restoration, with an emphasis
on managing habitats and ecosystems for vertebrate populations. A field component to research and familiarity with forests, wetlands,
rivers, and /or lakes habitats and ecosystems is desired.
The candidate will be expected to develop an active and successful extramurally supported research program
that is relevant to Maine and the northeastern U.S., and may include (but is
not limited to): effects of forestry on wildlife habitat, wetland
restoration, removal of dams, genetic restoration of animal populations, and
shifting wildlife distributions in response to habitat alterations and
climate change. We are especially
interested in applicants who apply innovative approaches that will
complement the department's current strengths in wildlife research and
foster integrative approaches to complex problems requiring applied
solutions. Collaborations with other
ecologists on or off campus, including with state or federal agencies are
expected. The faculty appointment for
this position is 50% research and 50% teaching; teaching responsibilities
will include primary instruction for undergraduate courses in wildlife
conservation and endangered species, a graduate course in restoration
ecology, involvement in existing field ecology courses, participation in
courses addressing conservation of biological diversity at the undergraduate
and graduate level, and other responsibilities consistent with departmental
and college needs.
The faculty member
is expected to have a strong interest in education, advise and mentor
undergraduate students, recruit and train graduate students, serve on
departmental, college, and university committees, be active in professional
societies, and be committed to the Land Grant University missions of
teaching, research, outreach, and public service.
QUALIFICATIONS: A Ph.D. is required by date of hire in
a relevant area of Wildlife Ecology, Conservation Biology, or Applied
Ecology, along with training and research experience in restoration and
human influences on habitats and ecosystems from a wildlife perspective. A
proven track record of conducting high-quality scientific research, as
evidenced by publications in peer-reviewed journals, is required. Other
measures of potential for success, such as prior success in obtaining
funding, college level instruction, professional presentations, mentoring,
and interdisciplinary collaboration are desirable.
Questions regarding the position should be sent to: Dr.
Stephen Coghlan, Co-Chair of Search Committee, firstname.lastname@example.org
with subject heading "Wildlife Habitat Conservation and Restoration Search."
Appropriate background checks are required. All UMS employees are required to comply with
applicable policies and procedures, as well as to complete applicable
workplace related screenings, and required employee trainings, such as
Information Security, Safety Training, Workplace Violence and Sexual
Materials must be submitted electronically through the
Employment at UMaine website -
https://umaine.hiretouch.com/applicant-login?jobID=21179. You will need to create a profile and application; submit a cover
letter; curriculum vitae; statements of teaching and research interests, and
details of post-secondary course work (copies of transcripts or other
listing); a list of contact information and a summary of previous
professional affiliations for 6 potential references.
Review of applications will begin December 20, 2014 and will continue
until the position is filled. Incomplete
applications cannot be considered.
The University of Maine is an EEO/AA employer.
All qualified applicants will receive
consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex,
national origin, sexual orientation, age, disability, protected veteran
status, or any other characteristic protected by law.
Last updated: 11/7/2014