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Instructor in Vertebrate and Human Anatomy and Physiology

Date Posted: 18 May 2017 (Show details)

Institution: Western Kentucky University
Location: Bowling Green, Kentucky
Closing date: 15 June 2017

The Department of Biology at Western Kentucky University (WKU) invites applications for a position at the non-tenure track rank of temporary (one academic year) Instructor (Comparative Vertebrate Anatomy and Human Anatomy & Physiology) to start August, 2017. Teaching duties will include a combination of Comparative Vertebrate Anatomy Lecture and Laboratories (dissection-based) and lower-level Human Anatomy and Physiology Laboratories (model-based). 


The successful candidate will have a relevant Master's Degree with at least one year of teaching experience including human or non-human animal anatomy, or will hold a doctorate in the biological or health sciences, or be ABD in a relevant doctoral program.

To Apply:

Apply online at The following items must be submitted through this electronic talent management system:

  • Letter of Intent
  • Curriculum Vita
  • Unofficial Transcripts
  • Statement of Teaching Philosophy

All materials should be in PDF format. You will receive email confirmation once you have successfully completed the application process. Names and contact information of three reference providers will be collected during the application process. Reference letters will be requested by the Search Committee through an online process at a later date. Submit any questions to biology [at] wku [dot] edu

The application deadline is June 15, 2017, but expressions of interest may be considered until the position is filled.

Kentucky state law requires all public institutions of postsecondary education to conduct pre-employment criminal background checks to determine suitability for employment.

Western Kentucky University does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national origin, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, disability, age, religion, veteran status, or marital status in admission to career and technical education programs and/or activities, or employment practices in accordance with Title VI and VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964, Title IX of the Educational Amendments of 1972, Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973, Revised 1992, and the Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990.
Persons with disabilities, who need reasonable accommodations to participate in the application and/or selection process, should notify The Office of Equal Employment Opportunity/Affirmative Action/University ADA Services at (270) 745 - 5121, a minimum of five working days in advance.

Wildlife and Fisheries Instructor

Date Posted: 16 May 2017 (Show details)

Institution: Salish Kootenai College
Location: Pablo, Montana
Closing date: 30 May 2017

Salish Kootenai College’s Wildlife and Fisheries Department seeks applicants to teach undergraduate courses on topics in zoology, ecology, and natural resources management. Applicants with a strong aquatics background are especially encouraged to apply. This is a full- time position eligible for all benefits including health, dental, vision and retirement.

Minimum Requirements:

  • Master’s of Science Degree (Ph.D. preferred) in Fisheries Management, Wildlife Biology, or a closely related field;
  • Three years of professional work experience;
  • Undergraduate teaching experience;
  • Knowledge of the Confederated Salish and Kootenai Tribes and the mission and goals of SKC;
  • Ability to work with individuals from diverse backgrounds;
  • Excellent communication skills;
  • Desire to work cooperatively in a team setting. 

To Apply:

Submit resume, applicable transcripts and SKC Application Form

Human Resource Office
PO Box 70
Pablo, MT 59855
Toll free 877.752.6553, ext 4985

As an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer, we encourage applications from minorities, veterans and women. SKC is a tribal member preference employer as set forth in SKC policy. SKC is a drug free workplace. All pre-hires must pass a drug test before formal hiring.

Doctoral Fellowships in Evolutionary Biology

Date Posted: 11 Apr 2017 (Show details)

Institution: Hector Fellow Academy, University of Konstanz
Location: Karlsruhe, Germany
Closing date: Application periods are 1 January to 30 April and from 1 August to 31 October.

The Hector Fellow Academy is seeking applicants to conduct self-developed research projects in evolutionary biology under the supervision of Hector Fellow Prof. Axel Meyer. The positions offer full-time employment as research assistants at the University of Konstanz for a period of three years. In addition, fellows receive financial support for their research projects.

For more information and to apply online, go to

Postdoctoral Research Associate in Ecology and Evolution

Date Posted: 3 Apr 2017 (Show details)

Institution: Murray State University
Location: Murray, Kentucky
Closing date: not provided

The Watershed Studies Institute and Department of Biological Sciences, Murray State University is seeking a postdoctoral associate. The successful applicant will conduct research on life history evolution and population/community ecology, help mentor graduate and undergraduate research students, and teach one biology course per semester. Research will focus on the impacts of size structure and climate on polyphenism and resulting trophic cascades, using mesocosm experiments and analysis of long-term data sets.

This is a two-year position starting August 1, 2017. The salary is $47,500/year with benefits.

Murray is a highly-rated, vibrant public university with significant infrastructure and personnel dedicated to ecological research, including the Hancock Biological Station.


Ph.D. required and experience with experimental design is preferred.  

To Apply:

Email a letter of interest detailing research goals and experience, a curriculum vitae, several representative reprints, and email addresses of three references to Dr. Howard Whiteman (hwhiteman [at] murraystate [dot] edu).

The review of applications begins immediately, but new applications will be accepted until the position is filled. Women and minorities are encouraged to apply.

Murray State University is an equal education and employment opportunity, M/F/D, AA employer.

Graduate Assistantship for Amphibian and Reptile Atlas Project

Date Posted: 16 Feb 2017 (Show details)

Institution: University of Maine
Location: Orono, Maine
Closing date: Applications will be reviewed beginning March 20 and continue until the position is filled.

The Department of Wildlife, Fisheries, and Conservation Biology at the University of Maine has an opening in its Masters of Wildlife Conservation program for a student to participate in a project to update the Maine Amphibian and Reptile Atlas. This is a non-thesis degree program requiring 30 credits of course work, including an independent project; we expect that it will take four semesters and perhaps a summer to complete the program. The project will include field surveys and some database work in collaboration with the Maine Department of Inland Fisheries and Wildlife; academic supervisors will be Aram Calhoun and Malcolm Hunter.

Applicants should have a baccalaureate degree with a strong academic record, an interest in fieldwork, and intent to expand their coursework in ecology and conservation. Priority will be given to applicants with field survey experience and teaching experience.

Most of our MWC programs have limited financial support but in this case support includes four semesters of a Teaching Assistantship stipend, tuition waivers, and half the cost of health insurance. Applications for a program beginning September 2017 will be reviewed beginning March 20 and continue until the position is filled.

Please send a letter of interest, transcripts, GRE scores, and resume to Wildeco [at] maine [dot] edu with a subject heading: HerpMWC.

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