Asst Prof/ Assoc Prof



Job description

Denton, TX

UNT System Overview

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Classification Title: Asst Professor/Assoc Professor

Department: UNT-Biological Sciences-121100


College of Science

Job Location: Denton

Full Time/Part Time: Full-Time

Department Summary

The Department of Biological Sciences at the University of North Texas invites applications for a tenure-track or tenured position at the Assistant or Associate Professor level in Conservation / Wildlife Biology. Preference will be given to applicants with research interests focused on upland game bird biology and/or rangeland habitat conservation and a desire to develop an active field-based research and outreach program in partnership with local landowners and ranchers.

Position Summary

The faculty member will be expected to obtain funding to support a vibrant research program in the candidate’s discipline and engage in undergraduate and graduate education by teaching courses in their area of expertise. The faculty member is also expected to participate in relevant regional, national, and international research communities within their discipline.

The faculty member is encouraged also to develop interdisciplinary collaborations within and between departments at UNT, including with faculty in the Advanced Environmental Research Institute (AERI; The faculty member should have an interest and participate in our growing undergraduate degree program in ecology ( and graduate programs in biology (, and is expected to help foster their continued growth along with other faculty members through instruction and research.

UNT is a public research university with a Research 1 (R1) Carnegie classification enrolling over 39,000 students, making it one of the largest universities in Texas and the 33rd largest in the nation. UNT offers a total of 101 bachelor’s degrees, 82 master’s degrees, and 38 doctoral degrees. Biological Sciences is a comprehensive department with over 40 faculty, including research faculty organized among three divisions (Ecology / Environmental Science, Physiology, and Biochemistry / Molecular Biology). We offer degrees in each area of concentration through the Ph.D. and have approximately 2800 undergraduate majors and 180 graduate students. Additional information concerning UNT and the Department of Biological Sciences can be found at and, respectively.

The main UNT campus is located in the city of Denton, a vibrant and growing community of approximately 120,000 residents located 40 miles north of downtown Dallas and Fort Worth and 27 miles north of DFW International Airport. For more information about Denton, please visit and

Minimum Qualifications

Minimum qualifications include 1) a Ph.D. in Conservation or Wildlife Biology, Ecology or a related field, 2) a proven record or propensity to obtain external funding to support an active research program, 3) a growing record of scholarship and publication in higher tier journals appropriate to the applicants’ field of study, and 4) an academic record demonstrating the potential for excellence in undergraduate and graduate teaching. Rank and tenure status will be commensurate with experience.

Preferred Qualifications

Preferred qualifications include postdoctoral or equivalent, experience with stakeholder engagement and communicating technical research to non-specialist audiences

Physical Requirements: Talk or Hear

Area of Specialty

Conservation/Wildlife Biology

Security Sensitive: This is a security sensitive position.

How to apply

Apply online

EEO Statement

The University of North Texas System and its component institutions are committed to equal opportunity and comply with all applicable federal and state laws regarding nondiscrimination and affirmative action. The University of North Texas System and its component institutions do not discriminate on the basis of race, color, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, religion, national origin, age, disability, genetic information, or veteran status in its application and admission processes, educational programs and activities, and employment practices.

Driving University Vehicle: No

Posting Number: F015P

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