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Assistant/Associate Professor Mississippi 3/21/2019 +
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Organization:Mississippi State University

Location:Starkville, Mississippi

Job Description:

POSITION: Assistant/Associate Professor of Wildlife Habitat Management

The Department of Wildlife, Fisheries and Aquaculture at Mississippi State University (MSU), is seeking applications for a full time, 9-month tenure-track faculty position at the Assistant/Associate Professor rank. This person will be involved in research, teaching, and service.

LOCATION: This position is on the MSU campus, located in Starkville, Mississippi. A description of the College of Forest Resources (CFR), the Forest and Wildlife Research Center (FWRC), Mississippi Agriculture and Forestry Experiment Station (MAFES) and the Department of Wildlife, Fisheries and Aquaculture can be found at http://www.cfr.msstate.edu/wildlife

STARTING: August 16, 2019 or as negotiated REVIEW: Begins March 22nd; Last day to apply May 1st

RESPONSIBILITIES: The Department of Wildlife, Fisheries and Aquaculture (WFA) seeks a dynamic scholar, communicator, and educator specializing in wildlife-habitat relationships and management applications at multiple scales. In particular, we seek someone with expertise in one or more of the following: plant-animal interactions, habitat management, disturbance ecology, and fire ecology. Applicants with working knowledge of global change ecology, restoration ecology, species distribution or niche modeling, silvicultural applications and/or trophic dynamics are encouraged to apply. The successful candidate’s research program will include work in forest and agricultural systems.

The applicant should be a broadly trained wildlife ecologist that can contribute to a diverse faculty group and demonstrate how their research and teaching program will complement and enrich the department. We encourage applicants to identify opportunities to build on existing departmental expertise and/or expand the department in new directions. The primary responsibilities of this position will be the development of a productive, externally-funded, and nationally/internationally recognized research program, effective mentoring of graduate and undergraduate students, and teaching within the WFA program. Teaching responsibilities may include 2-3 undergraduate/graduate courses per year consistent with the candidate expertise and departmental need. However, one of those classes will be a core curriculum class, Wildlife Plant Identification. Like many courses in the department, this course has a strong field component. The position will be a 50% teaching and 50% research appointment.

QUALIFICATIONS: Ph.D. with expertise in wildlife ecology and/or related discipline. Excellence in teaching, communication and organizational skills, peer-reviewed publications, and a commitment to service are expected. The candidate should show the ability to collaborate with diverse scientific disciplines, various stakeholder groups, and federal and state natural resource agencies to support long-term partnerships.

PREFERRED QUALIFICATIONS: Preferred characteristics include postdoctoral or agency research experience, procurement of extramural funds to accomplish research, mentoring of graduate students, strong quantitative skills and teaching experience. Preference will be given to candidates whose research focuses on wildlife habitat management and naturally crosses disciplinary lines.

APPLY: Applications must be submitted online at http://explore.msujobs.msstate.edu/cw/en-us/listing/; position (Job No. 498378) and should include a 1) cover letter, 2) curriculum vitae, 3) statement of research philosophy, 4) statement of teaching philosophy, 5) official transcripts, and 6) programmatic vision statement how your research program will build on existing departmental expertise or expand the department in new directions. Letters of recommendation will be requested internally. Please send contact information for three references to:

Angela Hill
Department of Wildlife, Fisheries and Aquaculture
Mississippi State University
angela.c.hill@msstate.edu

For additional information on the position announcement, contact search chair Dr. Kristine Evans (662-325-3167) or email at kristine.evans@msstate.edu


Apply By:5/1/2019


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Instructor Faculty Mississippi 3/20/2019 +
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Organization:Mississippi State University

Location:Starkville, Mississippi

Job Description:

POSITION: Instructor Faculty

SPECIALIZATION: Coordinator for Conservation and Distance Education
The Department of Wildlife, Fisheries and Aquaculture (WFA) at Mississippi State University (MSU) is seeking applications for a full time, 9-month (100% FTE), non-tenure track faculty position at the Instructor faculty rank. This person will be involved in teaching and service.

LOCATION: This position is on the MSU campus located in Starkville, Mississippi. A description of the College of Forest Resources (CFR), the Forest and Wildlife Research Center (FWRC), and the Department of Wildlife, Fisheries and Aquaculture can be found at http://www.cfr.msstate.edu/wildlife.

STARTING: August 2019, or as negotiated.

REVIEW: Review of applicants begins April 3rd, 2019; will continue until filled. Last day to apply May 1st.

RESPONSIBILITIES: We seek a faculty candidate with experience as a Science Educator, Biologist, Environmental Scientist, Conservation Biologist or Wildlife Ecologist to develop, evaluate, and manage a new non-thesis, distance master’s program in conservation education. The purpose of the program is to equip students for conservation education careers that reach and teach diverse audiences with meaningful, science-based education about nature and natural systems. The curricula will focus on development, delivery and evaluation of non-formal, conservation education programs mixed with an applied ecology background.

Essential duties include:

  • Develop curriculum and identify course needs of the Conservation Education M.S. program.
  • Teach online graduate/undergraduate courses in conservation education & environmental and natural resources-related sciences
  • Advise and recruit students into the M.S. Program
  • Assist WFA faculty with the transition of existing WFA courses to online format
  • Engage in M.S. program administration, development, outreach, website design and evaluation
  • Oversee the capstone course project and respective internships
  • Facilitate interaction between students and prospective job opportunities.
  • Fulfill any application and reporting procedures to support accreditation of the program.
  • Participate in faculty meetings, professional development, departmental committees, and other activities associated with faculty membership and departmental teaching and service.

QUALIFICATIONS: The person in this position will have a Doctoral Degree in one of the following areas including environmental sciences, biology, extension, wildlife biology, or related natural resources field.

PREFERRED QUALIFICATIONS: Preference will be given to applicants with the following skill sets:

  • Experience in developing, delivering, and evaluating traditional formal and informal educational programs, as well as distance/online educational curricula.
  • Administrative and leadership experience with nature-based education in formal and informal educational platforms.
  • Experience collaborating with schools, community partners and governmental resource agencies.
  • Ability to teach standards-based curriculum relevant to K-12 students.
  • Strong commitment to mentoring and supervising graduate students.

APPLY: Applications must be submitted online at http://explore.msujobs.msstate.edu/cw/en-us/listing/; position (PARF# # 498380) and should include a 1) cover letter, 2) curriculum vitae, 3) teaching statement and philosophy, 4) official transcripts, and 5) programmatic vision statement how your past experience will build on existing departmental expertise or expand the department in new directions for on-line and in-person programming related to Conservation Education. Additionally, send complete contact information for three references to:

Angela Hill
Box 9690
Department of Wildlife, Fisheries and Aquaculture
Mississippi State, MS 39762
angela.c.hill@msstate.edu

For more additional information, contact Dr. Leslie Burger at (662) 325-6686 or email at leslie.burger@msstate.edu


Apply By:5/1/2019


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Post-doctoral Associate Mississippi 4/22/2019 +
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Organization:Mississippi State University

Location:Starkville, Mississippi

Job Description:

POSITION: Post-doctoral Research Fellow; Chinese Giant Salamander Ecology The Department of Wildlife, Fisheries and Aquaculture at Mississippi State University (MSU), is seeking applications for a post-doctoral fellow position to work on Chinese giant salamander reintroduction ecology

LOCATION: This 2-3 year position is on the MSU campus, located in Starkville, Mississippi. A description of the department can be found at http://www.cfr.msstate.edu/wildlife. The position will also include extended stays in China (several months at a time) to work on the project.

STARTING: June-July 2019 or as negotiated.

REVIEW: Will continue until filled.

SALARY: Annual Salary is $47,500 + full benefits

RESPONSIBILITIES: The department of Wildlife, Fisheries and Aquaculture (WFA) seeks a dynamic scholar, communicator and educator interested in working on the reintroduction ecology of Chinese giant salamanders (Andrias davidianus). In particular, we seek someone with expertise in one or more of the following areas: spatial ecology, movement ecology, trophic dynamics, species distribution/demographics, niche modeling, environmental DNA, or molecular genetics.

The candidate will be responsible for conducting molecular genetics to: 1) understand the population structure where the releases will occur, so that the proper source population can be selected; 2) sample river areas in several China nature reserves using eDNA to understand native population persistence. Furthermore, the candidate will select and monitor, with the assistance of field technicians, released animals using radio transmitters and monitor survival, habitat selection, spatial and temporal movement. Additional studies on the giant salamanders are available that the applicant may be interested in conducting (e.g. reproductive physiology, behavioral ecology, and predator-prey dynamics). The position will be a mix of field work and laboratory work.

In addition, the applicant will be responsible for maintaining appropriate records and databases; effective mentoring of graduate and undergraduate students; guest lecturing in the department; publication of research in peer-reviewed manuscripts; gain experience writing and submitting grants; design and data management including statistical analysis; producing periodic progress reports and financial statements on the research program; interface with other team members around the country; present research findings both nationally or internationally; perform other related duties as assigned to support the amphibian conservation lab’s mission in order to achieve the goals and objectives of the program.

QUALIFICATIONS: Ph.D. with expertise in wildlife/fisheries ecology, biology, zoology and/or related discipline. Excellence in communication and organizational skills; peer-reviewed publication history; and a commitment to service are expected. The candidate should show the ability to collaborate with diverse scientific disciplines, various stakeholder groups, academic institutions and federal and state natural resource agencies to support long-term partnerships. Preferred qualifications: Preferred characteristics include experience with GIS, radio transmitters, spatial ecology programs and software, molecular genetics, procurement of extramural funds to accomplish research, mentoring of graduate students, strong quantitative/statistical skills and some teaching experience. Inclination will be given to candidates whose research naturally crosses disciplinary lines and focus on wildlife habitat interactions. All but dissertations (ABD) will be considered but must be completed before hired.

APPLY: Applications must be submitted online at http://explore.msujobs.msstate.edu/cw/en-us/listing/; position (PARF #498476) and should include a 1) cover letter, 2) curriculum vitae, 3) statement of research philosophy, 4) unofficial transcripts, and 5) contact information for 3 references.

For additional information on the position announcement, contact the post-doctoral supervisor Dr. Andy Kouba, Professor and Department Head at a.kouba@msstate.edu. Please send him an email, once your application is submitted on-line, to expect the application.


Apply By:7/22/2019


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