Tenure Track Position at Virginia Tech: Human Dimensions of Fish & Wildlife Conservation

The Department of Fish and Wildlife Conservation at Virginia Tech seeks to fill a tenure-track position in the area of human dimensions of fish and wildlife conservation, defined broadly as work at the interface of social and ecological systems. Candidates from various academic backgrounds will be considered, but all will be expected to focus on interdisciplinary research related to fish and wildlife conservation and include a social science component.

This is a full-time, tenure-track, 9-month appointment at the level of Assistant Professor with primary responsibilities in teaching (50%) and research (50%). Development of an independent, externally funded research program that supports graduate students and engages undergraduate students is expected. The successful individual will teach undergraduate and graduate courses in their area of expertise, with an average teaching load of 1.5 to 2 courses per year, one of which will be an undergraduate course for majors in the human dimensions of fish and wildlife conservation. Participation in departmental, college, and university affairs is expected, as is an interest to engage collaboratively with faculty both within and outside the department.

Application materials should include a cover letter, curriculum vitae, transcripts, and the names, addresses, phone numbers, and email addresses of three professional references. The applicant also should prepare a 3-page (maximum) written statement that reflects the individual’s philosophy of how he/she will integrate teaching, research, outreach, and diversity/inclusion. All application materials must be submitted electronically, using the online system at www.jobs.vt.edu, referring to posting No.TR0150138. Review of candidate files will begin on October 26, 2015, and continue until a suitable candidate is identified.

More information on the position can be found at www.fishwild.vt.edu. Nominations and Inquiries can be directed to Dr. Jim Parkhurst, Chair, Search Committee: Human Dimensions of Fish and Wildlife Conservation, Department of Fish and Wildlife Conservation, College of Natural Resources, Virginia Tech, 100 Cheatham Hall (0321), Blacksburg, VA 24061. Phone: 540-231-9283 or email jparkhur@vt.edu.