Visiting Assistant Professor of Wildlife and Conservation Biology

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Visiting Assistant Professor of Wildlife and Conservation Biology

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 9th. 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 three letters of reference. Applicants may also submit optional scholarly documents in support of their application.

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.

Special Requirements    

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

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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The University System of New Hampshire is an Equal Opportunity/Equal Access/Affirmative Action employer. The University System is committed to creating an environment that values and supports diversity and inclusiveness across our campus communities and encourages applications from qualified individuals who will help us achieve this mission. The University System prohibits discrimination on the basis of race, color, religion, sex, age, national origin, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, disability, veteran status, or marital status, genetic information, and political orientation. Application by members of all underrepresented groups is encouraged. Hiring is contingent upon eligibility to work in the U.S.