Institution: Texas Tech University
Location: Lubbock, Texas
Closing date: Review of applicants will begin March 1, 2014 and continue until the position is filled.
The Department Natural Resources Management invites qualified candidates to apply for a 9-month, tenure-track position at the level of Assistant Professor in Aquatic Sciences. A Ph.D. in fisheries, aquatic sciences, ecology, or closely related field is required. The anticipated start date is September 2014.
The Department of Natural Resources Management consists of 17 full-time and 12 adjunct faculty members. There are about 240 undergraduate students and 60 graduate students currently enrolled. Degrees offered include a B.S. in Natural Resources Management with emphasis areas in Wildlife Biology, Fisheries Biology, Range Conservation, Ranch Management and Conservation Science. Degrees are offered at the M.S. and Ph.D. levels in Wildlife, Aquatic and Wildlands Science and Management. The department encourages multidisciplinary research and also houses management and research staff from state and federal natural resources agencies.
The College of Agricultural Sciences and Natural Resources is a leading college at Texas Tech University and consists of six academic departments: Agricultural and Applied Economics, Agricultural Education and Communications, Animal and Food Sciences, Landscape Architecture, Plant and Soil Science, and Natural Resources Management, as well as multiple research centers and institutes. For the most recent academic year, the college had over 100 faculty members and approximately 1,560 undergraduates and 350 Masters and Ph.D. students.
Texas Tech University is one of four major state-supported multidisciplinary universities in Texas. The University consists of ten colleges, School of Law, The Graduate School, and the Texas Tech University Health Sciences Center. Currently, more than 33,000 students attend classes at the Lubbock campus. The City of Lubbock has about 230,000 residents, with a moderate to low cost of living, and is on the Southern High Plains region of the United States.
Applicants must have a strong commitment to research and teaching in the area of aquatic sciences. Preference will be given to field-oriented scientists with research expertise in areas such as lake/reservoir ecology, aquatic invertebrates, environmental flows, fish population genetics, conservation genetics, or human dimensions.
The successful applicant will be expected to develop and maintain an active research program and attract extramural support through grants and contracts. Teaching responsibilities may include undergraduate courses, a course in Fisheries Conservation and Management, and one or more graduate classes in an area of expertise and interest, and University or department service.
Salary will be competitive and commensurate with qualifications and experience. The individual will be eligible for a generous benefit package made available to all faculty members at Texas Tech University.
To be considered for this position applicants must use the on-line employment website at jobs.texastech.edu/postings/60266 requisition number 60266. After completing the application, the applicant should attach a complete vita and a statement of research/teaching philosophy.
In addition, applicants should arrange to have three letters of reference and original transcripts mailed directly to: Dr. Reynaldo Patino, Search Committee Chair, Texas Cooperative Fish & Wildlife Research Unit, Box 42120, Texas Tech University, Lubbock, TX 79409.
Review of applicants will begin March 1, 2014 and continue until the position is filled.
Contact Dr. Reynaldo Patino via email (reynaldo [dot] patino [at] ttu [dot] edu) or by telephone (806-742-2851) with questions.
As an Equal Employment Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer, Texas Tech University is dedicated to the goal of building a culturally diverse faculty committed to teaching and working in a multicultural environment. We actively encourage applications from all those who can contribute, through their research, teaching, and/or service, to the diversity and excellence of the academic community at Texas Tech University. The university welcomes applications from minorities, women, veterans, persons with disabilities, and dual-career couples.