School of the Environment
Assistant Professor - Quantitative Spatial Ecologist
Washington State University (WSU) is currently seeking to fill two tenure-track Assistant Professor positions in the areas of Quantitative Spatial Ecology and Aquatic/Riparian Ecology. These positions are full-time, 9-month faculty positions located on the Pullman Campus. These positions are part of a multi-year series of new hires intended to contribute to the growth and development of the new School of the Environment, a new, innovative and interdisciplinary academic unit at WSU that brings together the natural and social sciences to focus on Earth, ecosystems, and sustainability. The School of the Environment (SoE) has identified the following thematic areas around which to build: 1) "Water: Connecting Earth and Life," 2) "Global Change: Sustaining Healthy Landscapes and Communities," and 3) "Earth System Dynamics." Responsibilities include developing and teaching undergraduate and graduate courses and mentoring MS and PhD graduate students. SoE has a single faculty and a common curriculum across the Pullman, Tri-Cities and Vancouver campuses of the WSU System.
The Quantitative Spatial Ecologist will develop an internationally recognized research program in quantitative spatial ecology, with expertise in applied ecological modeling, potentially including genetic and/or temporal analyses. Specific habitats and taxa of emphasis are open, but candidates with expertise in vertebrate populations and ecological communities on the landscape scale are particularly encouraged to apply. The successful applicant will be expected to conduct an approved program of research consistent with the missions of the WSU Agricultural Research Center.
Required: Earned doctorate in a discipline related to quantitative spatial ecology, at time of employment. Record of research accomplishment as demonstrated by peer-reviewed publications and/or extramural grantsmanship. Demonstrated ability and/or potential to successfully teach and mentor students at the graduate and undergraduate levels.
Preferred: Demonstrated ability in statistical and spatial analysis; demonstrated effective oral and written communication skills; demonstrated ability to develop collaborations with colleagues within and outside of home School and Colleges, helping to further integrate the School into University-wide focal areas; ability to work with a variety of constituencies, including governmental agency representatives, and persons of diverse cultures and backgrounds.
For questions about this position contact Lisa Shipley, 509-335-9182, email@example.com
Screening begins November 13, 2012.
To apply for either of the searches visit: https://www.wsujobs.com. Application materials must include a letter describing how your experience and training meet qualifications for the position, a research plan, a statement of teaching philosophy, current vitae, and names and contact information for three professional references.