Assistant Professor of Quantitative Wildlife Ecology at UC Davis || California USA

Department of Wildlife, Fish, and Conservation Biology at University of California, Davis is looking for an assistant professor for quantitative wildlife ecology.

  • The successful applicant will develop a vigorous, extramurally-funded research program that addresses quantitative questions relevant to the ecology of wild vertebrates, including those in California and beyond. The appointee will be expected to develop an undergraduate course in quantitative wildlife/fish ecology and estimation. 
  • The appointee will also be expected to share responsibility in other departmental teaching needs and to develop additional coursework in his/her area of expertise, such as biological statistics or biometrics. 
  • Collegiality and good teaching are valued highly in the department, and the appointee will be expected to participate in committee work, service, undergraduate and graduate advising, and other tasks that are shared by department faculty. 
  • This position includes the expectation that the appointee will conduct mission-oriented research of relevance to the California Agricultural Experiment Station (AES). 
  • This position is offered at the tenure-track ASSISTANT PROFESSOR level, with academic year (9-month) term employment.
  • Ph.D. degree in a biological discipline relevant to quantitative wildlife/fish ecology. 
  • Evidence of research excellence and an established record in the development or application of quantitative or analytical tools for the estimation or analysis of wildlife or fish demography, and ability to obtain extramural support for research activities. 
  • Interest in developing a research program to investigate analytical or quantitative aspects of wildlife/fish ecology to inform management, conservation or broader understanding of wild vertebrate populations.
  • Evidence of potential for excellence in teaching (e.g., experience, awards, course reviews, letters from colleagues). Demonstrated oral and written communication skills, including the ability to present information to non-scientific and public audiences. Evidence of collegiality and professional service consistent with departmental, campus, and professional citizenship.
  • Interest in training/mentoring graduate students and in advising undergraduate students. Interest, understanding, and commitment to the land-grant mission.

Salary: Commensurate with experience within the Assistant Professor rank at the University of California.

Applications: Application materials must be submitted via the following website: https://recruit.ucdavis.edu/apply. The position will remain open until filled. 

To ensure consideration, applications should be received by January 9, 2015. 

Please provide: 1) curriculum vitae, 2) publication list, 3) up to three publications, 4) statement of research interests, 5) statement of teaching interests and philosophy, and 6) four professional letters of reference. 

Additional inquiries should be directed to Associate Professor Brian D. Todd, Recruitment Committee Chair, Department of Wildlife, Fish, & Conservation Biology, One Shields Ave., University of California, Davis, CA 95616, Tel (530) 752-1140, FAX (530) 752-4154, email: btodd@ucdavis.edu.

UC Davis is an affirmative action/equal employment opportunity employer and is dedicated to recruiting a diverse faculty community. We welcome all qualified applicants to apply, including women, minorities, veterans, and individuals with disabilities.

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