Job: Assistant Professor- Urban Fish and Wildlife Conservation

Title Assistant Professor- Urban Fish and Wildlife Conservation
Agency, Location Virginia Tech, Department of Fish and Wildlife Conservation
Categories Professional
Job # 13720
Salary Commensurate

Effective teaching, support of the land-grant mission, and development of an independent, externally funded research program that engages both graduate and undergraduate students are expected for promotion and tenure. The appointed individual will teach ~1.5 undergraduate and/or graduate courses per year in the area of their expertise. Advising and mentoring of both graduate and undergraduate students are required. Strong preference will be given to candidates who can develop and fund a successful research program that collaborates with diverse entities, including state and federal agencies, local governments, and/or non-governmental organizations. Participation in departmental, college and university affairs, and collaboration with faculty both within the college and across the university is expected. Researchers who use interdisciplinary or transdisciplinary approaches and interact with stakeholders are encouraged to apply. Preference will be given to individuals with an established track record in conservation research in urban environments and a demonstrated ability to secure extramural funding, publish in high quality, peer-reviewed journals, and extend research results to managers, policy makers, and the public.


Required Qualifications

  1. At the time of appointment, an earned Ph.D. in conservation of natural resources, human dimensions, wildlife science, fisheries science, social-ecological sciences, social sciences, urban planning, applied economics, natural resource policy, or a related field from an accredited university.
  2. Ability to develop and teach courses in our growing human dimensions or urban natural resources undergraduate curriculum.
  3. Demonstrated record of engagement and commitment to collaborative research with local, state or federal agencies, foreign governments, NGOs, private industry, and/or municipal governments groups.
  4. An ability to secure research funding adequate to support an active research program.
  5. A track record of publishing in relevant peer-reviewed journals.
  6. Commitment to the principles and practices of nurturing a diverse and inclusive community.

Preferred Qualifications

  1. Expertise in using methods and theories from the social sciences.
  2. Demonstrated teaching effectiveness at the university level.
  3. Postdoctoral research experience.
  4. Experience publishing in high impact, relevant peer-reviewed journals.
  5. Experience advising and directing the research of graduate and/or undergraduate students.
  6. Research competencies that complement existing departmental strengths.

7. Demonstrated record of research and/or teaching addressing needs of under- represented communities, including racial, ethnic, and religious minorities, immigrants, and LGBTQ individuals.


Ad Closing Date:  January 24, 2020



Ashley Dayer, Search Committee Chair, [email protected]