Assistant Professor Wildlife Ecology | Mesa, AZ | Closes 12/7/2016


The Science and Mathematics faculty in the College of Integrative Sciences and Arts on the Polytechnic Campus at Arizona State University invites applications for a highly motivated, energetic and passionate individual to fill an Assistant Professor position in Wildlife Ecology with a principle focus on field-based ungulate or big game ecology or management. The Assistant Professor will be part of a team that includes Applied Biology faculty and other instructional staff dedicated to quality research and instruction in applied biological sciences. The Assistant Professor is expected to involve undergraduates and graduate students in research, provide innovative teaching techniques, and advise students towards careers as professional wildlife and conservation biologists. In addition to a typical course load of two (2) courses a semester, plus an equivalent 20% of workload devoted to service. This is an academic year appointment with an expected start date of August 2017. The Assistant Professor position is an academic-year, benefits-eligible, faculty appointment with tenure implications. Salary is competitive to commensurate with experience and rank. Candidate must reside in Arizona, or be willing to relocate. Background check required prior to employment. Official transcripts required prior to first day of employment. Course load is determined by the faculty head.

Required Qualifications:

  • An earned Ph.D. in Ecology or closely related field at the time of appointment
  • Strong background in wildlife ecology, field biology, or wildlife conservation using modern techniques in occupancy, telemetry, and/or behavior
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills
  • Clear potential to secure extramural research funding
  • Evidence of excellent teaching ability

Desired Qualifications:

  • Post-doctoral experience
  • A record of publishing in peer-reviewed scientific journals
  • Two or more years of teaching experience at the undergraduate level
  • Demonstrated success in securing extramural research funding
  • Experience working with state and/or federal wildlife agencies
  • Experience in course management systems such as Blackboard

Application Procedure:
To apply, visit and upload your application as one combined .pdf document under job number 11752. Only electronic submissions will be reviewed. Incomplete applications will not be considered. Applications must contain:

Cover letter of interest

  1. Curriculum vitae
  2. Statement of teaching philosophy
  3. Unofficial graduate transcripts
  4. Evidence of teaching effectiveness should include copies of two sets of student evaluations at the postsecondary level
  5. Information for three professional references (their position, title, e-mail, phone number)
  6. SPEAK test or TSE score of 55 or higher, if applicable

The application deadline is 12/7/2016 at 5pm; and if not filled, then every Friday thereafter until the search is closed. For technical assistance with your application contact, for position-related questions contact Search Committee Chair Dr. Heather Bateman at

Arizona State University is a VEVRAA Federal Contractor and an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer. All qualified applicants will be considered without regard to race, color, sex, religion, national origin, disability, protected veteran status, or any other basis protected by law. (See ASU’s complete non-discrimination statement at; see ASU’s Title IX policy at

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