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Position Announcement
Assistant Professor of Waterfowl and Wetlands Ecology and Management

Posted on 1/22/2009 by George Hopper

POSITION:
Assistant Professor of Waterfowl and Wetlands Ecology and Management

DESCRIPTION:
The Department of Wildlife and Fisheries, Mississippi State University (MSU), is seeking applications for a 12 month, tenure track faculty position at the assistant professor rank. This position has primary responsibilities in research (~70%), teaching (~30%), and service to the University, the state of Mississippi and beyond, and the profession. Additionally, the position is integrally linked to the endowed program in the College and Department, ":The James C. Kennedy Endowed Chair in Waterfowl and Wetlands Conservation.": Hence, this position will sustain and enhance a nationally recognized program in basic and especially applied waterfowl and wetlands science.

LOCATION:
This position is located on the MSU campus in Starkville, MS in the Department of Wildlife and Fisheries in the College of Forest Resources ( http://www.cfr.msstate.edu).

CLOSE DATE:
Review of applications will begin February 15, 2009.

STARTING DATE:
August 15, 2009 or as negotiated.

RESPONSIBILITIES:
Support the land grant mission of MSU, which includes teaching, research, and service. Teach undergraduate/graduate level courses in (1) waterfowl ecology and management (alternate years), (2) wetlands ecology and management (alternate years), and (3) wildlife techniques (annually). Develop a graduate course in area of expertise as needed. Develop a strong extramurally supported research program in the waterfowl and wetlands ecology and management arenas. Collaborate with scientists within the Forest and Wildlife Research Center (FWRC) and other units on and off campus.

QUALIFICATIONS:
Earned doctorate with expertise in waterfowl (and other wetland wildlife) and wetlands ecology and management. Preferred candidates would have a scientific publication record; strong desire to lead a state, regional, and national level research program, university teaching experience, strong evidence of grantsmanship, strong desire to educate and mentor undergraduate and graduate students, and conduct outreach and professional service in waterfowl and wetlands conservation.

OTHER INFORMATION:
The Department of Wildlife and Fisheries has 31 faculty members (on and off campus), > 60 graduate students, and 6 support staff. The College of Forest Resources supports 2 computer labs for teaching and 3 spatial information technology research labs. See College and Department websites.

SALARY:
Commensurate with level of qualification.

BENEFITS:
Full benefits including personal and medical leave, retirement, and medical insurance.

TO APPLY:
Apply via the MSU Human Resources Management Website. Also send letter of application, curriculum vitae, statement of teaching philosophy and description of pertinent research training/background, official transcripts that confirm conferral of degree(s), and 3 letters of recommendation (sent by selected references) to:

Bruce D. Leopold, Ph.D.
Waterfowl & Wetlands Ecologist Search Committee
Box 9690
Department of Wildlife & Fisheries
Mississippi State, MS 39762
For more information, call (662) 325 3830 or email at bleopold@cfr.msstate.edu