Assistant Prof of Wildlife Management and Policy | Dep of Env Science, Policy, and Management | UC Berkeley

When to apply?Nov 12, 2014 to Dec 19, 2014

The Department of Environmental Science, Policy, and Management (ESPM) in the College of Natural Resources at the University of California, Berkeley invites applications for a tenure-track position at the assistant professor level in Wildlife Management and Policy with an expected start date of July 1, 2015.
The successful recruit is expected to develop an internationally recognized research program on the effective management of wildlife. We embrace a broad definition of wildlife that includes wild-living aquatic and terrestrial animals. Possible areas of emphasis for this position would include:
  • strategies to quantify and mitigate the impacts of human land-use or global change on wildlife populations, communities and habitats 
  • management of harvested game and fish populations
  • formulation and assessment of wildlife management policies and practices
  • wildlife management in food or timber-production systems
  • endangered species management and policy
  • wildlife and ecosystem services
  • human-wildlife interactions and conflict

Research in these or other areas may represent local, regional, and global scales and should make contributions to both basic and applied aspects of wildlife science. We seek an individual who applies innovative tools and novel approaches from ecology, mathematics, genetics, economics, geography, political science, sociology, or other fields to meet public demand for science that conserves wildlife and its social and economic value but also mitigates the negative impacts of wildlife on agriculture and public health.

Wildlife management has enormous social, economic, and political relevance in California, nationally, and globally. This position will build synergies and collaborations in ESPM and across our campus with faculty sharing related interests and expertise in, among others, ecology, forestry, biodiversity policy, agroecology, evolution, public health, genetics, agricultural economics, statistics, range management, restoration ecology and hydrology. Research in wildlife management and policy at UC Berkeley has tremendous opportunities for funding, extensive possibilities for collaboration and off-campus outreach, and serves as a major draw to highly competitive graduate and undergraduate students.
Applicants must have or be working toward a Ph.D. degree in wildlife or fisheries management, animal ecology, conservation biology, environmental or conservation policy, human-wildlife interactions, or a related field. At a minimum, applicants must have completed all degree requirements for the Ph.D. or equivalent degree with the exception of dissertation at the time of application. Ph.D. or equivalent degree is required by the start date. Additional qualifications include demonstrated excellence in research, extensive field or lab experience, evidence of outstanding scholarship within a relevant discipline, a dedication to excellence in teaching at the undergraduate and graduate level, and a commitment to working in an inclusive and interdisciplinary environment. Practical experience and strong skillsets in some of the following areas is desirable: animal community or population biology, applied wildlife ecology, game or fish management, management of economically or politically important species, habitat management, wildlife or biodiversity policy, decision-analysis, and human dimensions of wildlife management.
Serious consideration will be given to the candidate’s potential for success in mentoring Ph.D. students and teaching at both the undergraduate and graduate levels. Professional service, including issues of access to and diversity in higher education and the academic profession will also be considered. The successful applicant will be responsible for teaching an undergraduate and graduate course of their design in wildlife management and/or policy. To learn more about our department please visit: http://ourenvironment.berkeley.edu/.
What to send?
Each document should be submitted as a separate pdf file. Filenames should include the applicant’s last and first names. All letters will be treated as confidential per University of California policy and California state law. Please refer potential referees, including when letters are provided via a third party (i.e., dossier service or career center), to the UC Berkeley statement of confidentiality (http://apo.berkeley.edu/evalltr.html) prior to submitting their letters.
Please direct questions to espm_recruit@berkeley.edu.
The University of California is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, disability, age, or protected veteran status. For the complete University of California nondiscrimination and affirmative action policy see: http://policy.ucop.edu/doc/4000376/NondiscrimAffirmAct. The department seeks candidates whose research, teaching, or service has prepared them to contribute to our commitment to diversity and inclusion in higher education. The department is also committed to addressing the family needs of faculty, including dual career couples and single parents. For more information please go to the CALcierge web site at http://calcierge.berkeley.edu.
Documents to send
Cover Letter
  • Curriculum Vitae - A current curriculum vitae
  • Statement of Research - A statement of research interests and experience
  • Statement of Teaching - A statement of teaching philosophy including contributions to diversity (i.e., experience and goals for bringing wildlife science to underrepresented groups)
  • Publication One - Publication or other writing sample
  • Publication Two - Publication or other writing sample
  • Publication Three - Publication or other writing sample
3 letters of reference required

How to apply?
  1. Create an ApplicantID
  2. Provide required information and documents
  3. If any, provide required reference information

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