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Assistant/Associate Professor (Quantitative Population Ecologist)

Please see Special Instructions for more details.

Applicants should submit (1) a cover letter of application; (2) a curriculum vitae; (3) a statement of research interests; (4) a statement of teaching interests and philosophy; and (5) contact information for three references (references will not be contacted prior to candidates advancing in the selection process). In their application materials, candidates should articulate the following qualifications: •An interest in collaborating broadly across disciplines to explore questions relating to wildlife population ecology from both basic and applied perspectives. •Preparation and plans for establishing a strong research program that could include field-based and/or modeling approaches. •Research and teaching experience related to quantitative population ecology.

Position Information

Position Information

Job Title Assistant/Associate Professor (Quantitative Population Ecologist)
Department Natl Resources & Env Sci
Department Web Address http://www.cabnr.unr.edu/nres/
Full Time Equivalent

100%

Position Type Academic Faculty
Comp Grade ll/lll
Tenure Track Tenure Track
Job Description

The College of Agriculture, Biotechnology and Natural Resources at the University of Nevada, Reno seeks to fill a tenure-track position in the Department of Natural Resources and Environmental Science (NRES) for the position of Quantitative Population Ecologist. This nine-month, tenure-track position can be hired at the rank of either Assistant or Associate Professor.
Candidates should have expertise in state-of-the-art methods for quantifying and modeling the demographics and dynamics of vertebrate populations. The ideal candidate will have a strong and demonstrated commitment to research on avian systems, but will be able and willing to apply their expertise to other vertebrate groups. The successful candidate will establish a rigorous, innovative, and extramurally funded research program in the area of quantitative population ecology that is nationally recognized, while also demonstrating a commitment to seek inter-disciplinary solutions to applied problems pertinent to Great Basin and Sierra Nevada ecosystems.

Potential areas of research expertise include (but are not limited to) trophic dynamics, predator-prey and other biotic interactions, habitat effects, harvest theory and density-dependence. Relevant quantitative techniques/approaches include (but are not limited to) capture-recapture analysis, spatially-explicit occupancy and abundance modeling and integrated population modeling. The successful candidate for this position will find many opportunities to participate in multi-disciplinary teams that include other wildlife ecologists, landscape ecologists, plant and ecosystem ecologists, environmental chemists, and regional stakeholder groups. The candidate will support undergraduate and graduate training through teaching and mentoring and involving students in research. Teaching duties will include an upper-division course in wildlife population dynamics and another undergraduate or graduate course in the candidate’s area of expertise.

For full consideration of applications, all materials must be submitted by October 16

The University of Nevada, Reno recognizes that diversity promotes excellence in education and research. We are an inclusive and engaged community and recognize the added value that students, faculty, and staff from different backgrounds bring to the educational experience.

The University of Nevada, Reno is ranked in the Top Tier of the “best national universities” by U.S. News & World Report, with plans to add up to 250 tenure-track faculty positions between 2015 and 2020. With a growing and increasingly diverse student enrollment of over 20,000 including over 3,000 graduate students, the University provides a comprehensive selection of degree programs at the undergraduate and graduate level. Located in the picturesque Truckee Meadows at the base of the Sierra Nevada, the University of Nevada, Reno is located 45 minutes from Lake Tahoe, numerous hot springs, and within four hours from San Francisco, the Napa-Sonoma wine country, and Yosemite National Park. The region offers an array of festivals and cultural activities including museums and performing arts centers. For more information on the Reno/Tahoe area, please visit: http://www.unr.edu/about/reno-and-lake-tahoe

Required Qualifications

Ph.D. by hire date with specialization in population ecology, wildlife ecology, or closely-related fields; strong publication record; potential to develop a nationally-competitive research program; potential for excellence in teaching; expertise that complement and expand the research capacity of the department.

Preferred Qualifications

Postdoctoral experience. Teaching or mentoring experience.

Contact Information for this Position

Kevin Shoemaker, Search Chair
775-682-7449
kshoemaker@cabnr.unr.edu

Lindsey Barnes, Search Coordinator

Diana Arrendale, Search Coordinator

Special Instructions to Applicants

Applicants should submit (1) a cover letter of application; (2) a curriculum vitae; (3) a statement of research interests; (4) a statement of teaching interests and philosophy; and (5) contact information for three references (references will not be contacted prior to candidates advancing in the selection process).

In their application materials, candidates should articulate the following qualifications:
•An interest in collaborating broadly across disciplines to explore questions relating to wildlife population ecology from both basic and applied perspectives.
•Preparation and plans for establishing a strong research program that could include field-based and/or modeling approaches.
•Research and teaching experience related to quantitative population ecology.

Job Open Date 09/06/2017
Job Close Date
Open Until Filled Yes
Search Number 72837
Note to All Applicants

A background check will be conducted on the candidate(s) selected for hire.

HR will attempt to verify academic credentials upon receipt of hiring documents. If the academic credentials cannot be verified, HR will notify the faculty member that an official transcript of their highest degree must be submitted within thirty days of the faculty member’s first day of employment.

The University of Nevada, Reno is committed to Equal Employment Opportunity/Affirmative Action in recruitment of its students and employees and does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion, sex, age, creed, national origin, veteran status, physical or mental disability, and sexual orientation, or genetic information, gender identity, or gender expression. The University of Nevada, Reno employs only United States citizens and aliens lawfully authorized to work in the United States. Women, under-represented groups, individuals with disabilities, and veterans are encouraged to apply.

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Required Documents

Required Documents
  1. Letter of Application/Cover Letter
  2. Resume/CV
  3. Statement of Research and Plans
  4. Statement of Teaching Philosophy
  5. Reference Contact Information
Optional Documents