Assistant/Associate Professor Biology (Conservation Zoologist)

St. Cloud, Minnesota, United States

Job description

Commensurate with qualifications and experience.
Date of appointment:
August 21, 2018

The Department of Biological Sciences at St. Cloud State University invites applications for a tenure-track position in Conservation Zoology at the rank of assistant or associate professor. We seek a broadly-trained biologist, with an emphasis on zoological organisms, who addresses questions regarding how to conserve biodiversity at local, regional, and/or global scales. Of interest are individuals with expertise among the following fields that address current issues in conservation biology: population genetics, species interactions, predictive modeling, population demography and regulation, biogeography, and maintenance and function of biodiversity. The successful candidate will be expected to develop and maintain an active research program and teach undergraduate and graduate-level courses in the areas of conservation, management, evolution, ecology, and biodiversity. We especially encourage applications from candidates in underrepresented groups in the biological sciences.

The ideal candidate will share St. Cloud State’s commitment to our mission and values, especially our commitment to educating our racially and socio-economically diverse student population. Applicants will be expected to establish and maintain a professional goal to become outstanding teachers through the use of research based, best practices pedagogy. They should be willing to participate in teaching using alternative delivery methods such as online and hybrid. They will regularly engage in ongoing professional development and innovation opportunities focused on pedagogical growth offered within the College and at SCSU.

Teaching Bachelors and Masters-level courses that may include courses such as Conservation and Management of Animals, Wildlife Populations, Introductory Biology, General Zoology, and a Zoology-related course dependent upon expertise (e.g., Entomology, Herpetology, Ornithology). The faculty member will be expected to participate in a multi-disciplinary research environment that contributes to professional development and involves undergraduate and graduate students at the Masters level. Advising and committee participation are expected.

In order to be considered for tenure, the successful candidate will demonstrate the ability to: 1) teach and/or perform assignment effectively; 2) conduct scholarly achievement or research; 3) continue preparation and study in discipline; 4) contribute to student growth and development; and 5) provide service to the university and community. (IFO Article 22, Section B)
*Employment for this position is covered by the collective bargaining agreement for the Inter Faculty Organization which can be found at:

Qualifications and experience:
· Ph.D. in Biology or related discipline by the hire date
· Evidence of a research program involving animals
· Evidence of teaching experience
· Evidence of demonstrated ability to teach and work with persons from culturally diverse backgrounds.

· Demonstrated experience teaching courses listed including laboratories
· Post-doctoral experience
· Evidence of working with animals, biodiversity, and conservation
· Evidence of grants and peer-reviewed publications
· A research program that includes a technological or quantitative component
· Experience mentoring students including underrepresented groups in STEM fields

How to apply

To apply for this position, please continue the process via this website or directly at:

Application Review begins January 31, 2018; position is open until filled.
Only complete applications will be considered. A complete application will include the following:
· Cover Letter
· Resume/Curriculum Vitae
· Contact information for three (3) current, professional references
· Copies of Transcript(s) (undergraduate/graduate/PhD); if advanced to finalist, official transcripts will be required.
Contact Information:
William Cook, Search Committee Chair
Professor of Biological Sciences
Phone: (320) 308-2019

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