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Assistant Sanctuary Director, Corkscrew Swamp Sanctuary and Blair Audubon Center

Date Posted: 22 Oct 2014 (Show details)

Institution: National Audubon Society
Location: Naples, Florida
Closing date: not provided

Corkscrew Swamp Sanctuary and the Blair Audubon Center is one of National Audubon Society’s premiere centers. Operating as part of the Audubon Florida state program, Corkscrew unites visitor and education experiences with science and conservation to understand, protect and restore habitats on Corkscrew’s 13,000 acres and its regional and connected watershed and public lands corridors. Corkscrew is well served by seasoned staff who are experts in their fields and by a dedicated and talented pool of volunteers including the Corkscrew Sustainability Board.

Reporting to the Sanctuary Director, the Assistant Sanctuary Director is primarily responsible for the oversight and management of staff, volunteers and budgets supporting Corkscrew Swamp Sanctuary and Blair Center visitor experience programs. S/he will provide leadership, ensure visitor and education programming and support Audubon’s mission and goals for the Sanctuary and greater Corkscrew, Big Cypress and Everglades ecosystems. S/he will plan budgets, project revenues and manage expenses associated with all programs related to visitor experience. Additionally, the Assistant Director will play a lead role in marketing the Corkscrew experience to attract visitors and program participants, all while embracing and advancing Corkscrew’s mission which aims to influence conservation of the Greater Everglades.     

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Assistant Professor in Stream Ecology

Date Posted: 22 Oct 2014 (Show details)

Institution: Oregon State University
Location: Corvallis, Oregon
Closing date: 3 December 2014

The Department of Fisheries and Wildlife at Oregon State University invites applications for a tenure track Assistant Professor in Stream Ecology. We seek an energetic, enthusiastic colleague to complement our existing strengths in teaching, research and service, and help expand our nationally and internationally recognized programs in wildlife, fisheries and conservation biology. Our interdisciplinary, collaborative research on freshwater systems spans continents, environments and perspectives. Come and share the great diversity of Oregon’s habitats and natural resources, including the Pacific Ocean, the deepest lake in the United States, extensive networks of rivers and streams, progressive urban and agricultural areas, mountains and high deserts. This position is part of a larger commitment by Oregon State University to hire, retain, and develop diverse faculty to mentor and educate our undergraduate and graduate students from entry through graduation (

Required Qualifications:

  • Ph.D. or equivalent advanced degree in ecology, fisheries, conservation biology, zoology, or a related biological discipline;
  • Experience conducting ecological research in lotic ecosystems;
  • Strong interest and enthusiasm for undergraduate and graduate teaching—faculty at Oregon State University are committed to undergraduate and graduate student success. We seek faculty who have evidence of educating and mentoring a diverse group of learners, which may include experience with sponsoring student research or internships, developing study abroad opportunities, service learning courses, or the use of innovation pedagogies such as hybrid or online learning;
  • Strong record of peer-reviewed and refereed publications, appropriate for the level of experience;
  • Ability to identify significant natural resource problems;
  • Strong collaboration, communication and organizational skills;
  • Commitment to promotion and enhancement of diversity as demonstrated by recruitment or mentorship of students from backgrounds underrepresented in the discipline.

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Post-doctoral or post-graduate professional experience;
  • Demonstrated research relating to one of the following areas of stream and river ecology: population, community, ecosystem or restoration ecology, hydrology or landscape ecology;
  • Demonstrated excellence or significant potential for excellence in teaching of undergraduate and graduate students;
  • Demonstrated capacity for collaboration and outreach;
  • Success in obtaining extramural funding through grants or contracts;
  • Experience supervising and mentoring undergraduate and graduate students.

To Apply:

We invite you to visit the application site ( for further details about the position (Posting #0013224) and information on how to apply.

For full consideration, applications must be received by December 3, 2014. We encourage applicants with creative and diverse perspectives to join our community at OSU. If you have any questions, please contact the search chair, Tiffany Garcia, tiffany [dot] garcia [at] oregonstate [dot] edu.

OSU is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer.

Assistant Professor in Vertebrate Evolutionary Ecology

Date Posted: 22 Oct 2014 (Show details)

Institution: Eastern Connecticut State University
Location: Willimantic, Connecticut
Closing date: Search will continue until the position is filled.

The Biology Department at Eastern Connecticut State University invites applications for a tenure track position in Vertebrate Evolutionary Ecology starting August 2015. The position will be filled at the rank of Assistant Professor. Responsibilities will include: teaching introductory and upper-level courses for biology majors, teaching a course in the University's liberal arts core curriculum and/or first-year program, and developing a research program involving undergraduates. Additional expectations include academic advisement, service to the University, and continued professional development.

The Department has outstanding resources for teaching and research housed in a modern science building. Facilities include: greenhouse, environmental chambers, vivarium, confocal microscope, campus arboretum, and the nearby Church Farm Center for the Arts and Sciences.

A Ph.D. in a biological science with expertise in evolutionary ecology of vertebrates is required. Expertise in animal behavior and/or biostatistics is highly desirable; post-doctoral experience is preferred. The successful candidate must have demonstrated an interest in, and an aptitude for, teaching undergraduates.

Send CV, a copy of all graduate transcripts, statements of teaching philosophy and research interests, documentation of teaching ability, and the name and contact information for three references via email to biologysearch1 [at] easternct [dot] edu, Dr. Patricia Szczys, Department of Biology, Eastern Connecticut State University, Willimantic, CT 06226.

Search will continue until the position is filled. ECSU is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer.

Tenure-Track Position in Animal Physiology/Anatomy

Date Posted: 22 Oct 2014 (Show details)

Institution: California Polytechnic State University
Location: San Luis Obispo, California
Closing date: review of applications begins 14 November 2014

The Biological Sciences Department in the College of Science and Mathematics at California Polytechnic State University, San Luis Obispo is seeking a full-time, academic year, tenure track faculty member in anatomy and physiology beginning September 2015. 

Desirable areas of expertise include (but are not limited to) functional morphology/biomechanics, neurobiology, and eco-immunology. Teaching responsibilities may include: anatomy and physiology, general physiology, introductory biology, and undergraduate and graduate courses in the applicant's area of expertise.

The successful candidate must have a strong commitment to undergraduate teaching, including curriculum development, and must implement a student-centered research program. Teaching experience and post-doctoral research preferred. Salary is commensurate with qualifications and experience.

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To Apply:

To apply, visit, complete a required online faculty application and submit to Requisition #103441; attach a cover letter, your curriculum vitae, statement of teaching philosophy, statement of professional goals, a PDF file of a recent publication or submitted manuscript, and unofficial transcripts. (Official graduate transcripts will be required for appointment.) Please be prepared to provide the name and email address of three professional references when completing the application. Review begin date: November 14, 2014. Applications received after this date may be considered. For questions, contact the Biological Sciences Department at (805) 756-5242.

At California Polytechnic State University, San Luis Obispo, we believe that cultivating an environment that embraces and promotes diversity is fundamental to the success of our students, our employees and our community. Bringing people together from different backgrounds, experiences and value systems fosters the innovative and creative thinking that exemplifies Cal Poly's values of free inquiry, cultural and intellectual diversity, mutual respect, civic engagement, and social and environmental responsibility.

Cal Poly's commitment to diversity informs our efforts in recruitment, hiring and retention. California Polytechnic State University is an affirmative action/equal opportunity employer.

Adjunct/Affiliate in Biology, Comparative Anatomy

Date Posted: 22 Oct 2014 (Show details)

Institution: Saint Joseph's University
Location: Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
Closing date: not provided

Saint Joseph’s University Department Biology seeks a biologist to teach a majors-level, upper-division course in comparative vertebrate anatomy for the Spring, 2015 semester. The course includes two, 1-hr lectures and a 4-hr laboratory each week. The successful candidate will have experience and a passion for teaching at the undergraduate level.

Minimum Requirements:

Master’s Degree in an area of Biology or closely related major.

Preferred Qualifications:

ABD or PhD in an area of Biology; previous teaching experience; willingness to be flexible in class scheduling.

To Apply:

Applicants must apply online at Complete applications are to include a cover letter, C.V. and contact information for three professional references.

Saint Joseph’s University is a private, Catholic, Jesuit institution and expects members of its community to be knowledgeable about its mission and to make a positive contribution to that mission. Saint Joseph’s University is an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer that seeks to recruit, develop and retain a talented and diverse workforce. EOE M/F/V/D.

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