Visiting Assistant Professor of Wildlife and Conservation Biology

  • University of New Hampshire
  • Durham, NH
  • Jun 03, 2021
Full time Biology/Biotechnology/Life Sciences

Job Description

Campus Location


Summary of Position

The Department of Natural Resources and the Environment at the University of New Hampshire seeks a dynamic, engaged educator and scholar to serve as Visiting Assistant Professor in Wildlife and Conservation Biology for a three-year, term-limited position. The successful candidate will have demonstrated teaching and research experience, a commitment to excellence in undergraduate teaching, and will bring expertise in the ecology of terrestrial vertebrates, including their population ecology and habitat selection, use, and management. The ideal candidate will also demonstrate an ability to advance the diversity, equity, and inclusivity goals of the institution, and have experience mentoring at the undergraduate level. Teaching duties of the position will include a field-based course in the Wildlife Habitats of the northeastern U.S. in the first semester and Wildlife Population Ecology in the second semester of the first year, with the addition of Environmental Biology as a third course starting in the second year. Accordingly, the successful candidate will have the ability to effectively deliver courses with both field and computer-based labs in the first year. The successful candidate will also advise undergraduate students, engage in Departmental and program governance; conduct research within the scholar's areas of expertise, and engage in other outreach or scholarly activities as appropriate. Preference will be given to candidates whose taxonomic and research foci complement those of existing faculty in the department and college.

Additional Job Information

Review of applications will begin June 9, 2021. Applications will be accepted until the position is filled.

Applicants should be prepared to provide the following at the time of application: a cover letter, CV/resume, Statement of Teaching Philosophy, DEI statement, student evaluations of prior teaching, and contact information for 3 references to provide confidential letters of recommendation; references will be contacted at the time of application. Applicants may also submit optional scholarly documents in support of their application.

Posting Number: PF0486FY20

Acceptable Minimum Qualifications

  • PhD in Wildlife Ecology or related field
  • Demonstrated experience in teaching and scholarship

Additional Preferred Qualifications

  • Postdoctoral experience
  • Prior field based instruction
  • Experience as instructor of record at the university level
  • Demonstrated commitment to diversity, equity, and inclusion

Salary Information

Salary is complemented by a comprehensive benefits package which includes medical, dental, retirement, tuition, and paid time off.

Faculty Information: Number of Years (list number of years below)

If Renewable or Number of years, please specify: 3

Type of Position: Faculty

If TERM position with benefits, indicate projected end date: 05/25/2024

Departmental Information

The UNH Department of Natural Resources and the Environment comprises six academic programs, in addition to the Thompson School of Applied Science Forest Technology Associate of Applied Science program, and offers six majors and more than ten minors. As a land-, sea-, and space-grant institution, UNH offers excellent opportunities for interdisciplinary collaboration within the College of Life Sciences and Agriculture, and with other units including the Institute for the Study of Earth, Oceans, and Space, and UNH Cooperative Extension.

This position is responsible for the supervision of: Does not supervise

Special Requirements: A background check will be required as a condition of employment.

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Institution Information

The University of New Hampshire is an R1 Carnegie classification research institution providing comprehensive, high-quality undergraduate and graduate programs of distinction. UNH is located in Durham on a 188-acre campus, 60 miles north of Boston and 8 miles from the Atlantic coast, and is convenient to New Hampshire's lakes and mountains. There is a student enrollment of 13,000 students, with a full-time faculty of over 600, offering 90 undergraduate and more than 70 graduate programs. The University actively promotes a dynamic learning environment in which qualified individuals of differing perspectives, life experiences, and cultural backgrounds pursue academic goals with mutual respect and shared inquiry.

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