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Company:
Texas A&M University System
Division:
Rangeland, Wildlife, and Fisheries Management
City:
College Station
State:
Texas
County:
Brazos
Country:
USA
Website URL:
Posted: 12/13/2021
Academic Professional Track (Non-Tenure): Instructional Assistant Professor
Salary: commensurate with experience

Description

The Department of Rangeland, Wildlife and Fisheries Management, College of Agriculture and Life Sciences at Texas A&M University invites applications for one full-time professional track (non-tenure) academic position in Wildlife Management with a 9-month academic appointment beginning August 1, 2022, or as negotiated. The positions will consist of 80% teaching (3-3), and 20% service appointment. We seek applicants for the faculty title of Instructional Assistant Professor.

The successful candidate will

  • Teach undergraduate and occasional graduate courses in areas that may include Introductory courses to Wildlife Management, Wildlife Habitat Management, Techniques of Wildlife Management, or advanced coursework, such as large mammal management and upland bird management.
  • Serve as a graduate faculty member.
  • Participate in university, college, and department activities and service including participation in the department’s summer field course.

· Engage external stakeholders in identifying and maintaining course content that is relevant and supportive of the departmental curriculum.

· Organize and supervise student-developed competitive submissions for local, regional, and national awards and recognition.

  • Mentor undergraduates and engage with undergraduate student organizations.
  • Demonstrate commitment to campus inclusivity and diversity.

About the Department

The newly established Department of Rangeland, Wildlife, and Fisheries Management (RWFM) resulted from the reorganization of several departments within the College of Agriculture and Life Sciences. RWFM is unique among most academic departments in that we are focused on informing science-driven natural resource management through teaching and research that engage the end user with their needs in mind. The Department is currently comprised of 14 faculty members (including two endowed chairs) on the flagship campus in College Station and 10 additional faculty members located at Research and Extension Centers across the state. Departmental faculty also have appointments within Texas A&M AgriLife Research, Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service, Texas Water Resources Institute, and Texas A&M Natural Resources Institute. Our faculty maintain diverse state, national, and international research collaborations. Student enrollment is approximately 530 undergraduate and 100 graduate students. Information about RWFM is available at https://RWFM.tamu.edu/

Qualifications

Applicants must have an earned doctorate in an appropriate wildlife discipline with demonstrated capability in teaching programs and working with stakeholder groups. Applicants must document or otherwise demonstrate their:

  • ability to be creative, innovative, organized, detail-oriented, and resourceful;
  • Inclusive knowledge of wildlife management principles in application;
  • Ability to maintain a robust educational program that meets student needs;
  • Demonstrated ability to provide transformative learning to students; and
  • Knowledge of curriculum development, assessment, and longitudinal evaluation.

Ideal applicants will document or otherwise demonstrate having strong existing relationships with industry groups.

Application Instructions

Applicants must submit:

  • A letter of application describing interests, qualifications, unique skills, perspectives, and programmatic areas that contributes significantly to RWFM’s scholarly activities in research, teaching, and service.
  • An up-to-date, detailed curriculum vitae.
  • A statement of teaching and evidence of its impact.
  • A statement of service and evidence of its impact.
  • A statement of how personal commitment to diversity and inclusion informs their past and future professional contributions.
  • A list of names and contact information of three references.

The application materials must be submitted online at http://apply.interfolio.com/99550

Review of applications will begin on or around February 15, 2022. Please direct any questions regarding the position to Roel Lopez at roel.lopez@ag.tamu.edu.

Application Process

This institution is using Interfolio's Faculty Search to conduct this search. Applicants to this position receive a free Dossier account and can send all application materials, including confidential letters of recommendation, free of charge.

Texas A&M University is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action/Veterans/Disability employer committed to building a culturally diverse educational environment. Applications from veterans, individuals with disabilities, women, minorities, and members of other underrepresented groups are strongly encouraged.

The University is aware that attracting and retaining exceptional faculty often depends on meeting the needs of two careers and therefore has a Dual Career Program and implements policies that contribute to work-life balance.