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Title: Population Ecology Tenure Track Faculty Position in Biological Sciences

Boise State University invites applicants for a tenure-track position at the rank of ASSISTANT or ASSOCIATE Professor within the Department of Biological Sciences.

We invite applications for a tenure track position in population ecology, at the level of Assistant or Associate Professor. We seek candidates who offer a broad theoretical background in ecology and apply cutting edge technology and quantitative skills to understand population ecology. We are particularly interested in individuals who work on animal systems. Candidates should have a strong interest in collaborative research, including applying theory and skills to a variety of organisms.

The successful candidate will develop an externally-funded research program, teach a graduate course focused on quantitative methods in population ecology and teach one or more courses in our undergraduate biology curriculum. Candidates will also mentor undergraduate, Master’s and PhD students in research, and play a key role in our PhD program in Ecology, Evolution and Behavior.

Minimum Qualifications

  • PhD and postdoctoral or equivalent experience in the field related to the position of interest
  • Evidence of scholarly creativity and independence as demonstrated by extramural funding and a strong record of publication (as described in the research statement and curriculum vitae)
  • Evidence of teaching and/or mentoring through the use of current pedagogical techniques (as demonstrated in the teaching statement)
  • Evidence of the commitment to create a diverse and inclusive working environment (as demonstrated in the diversity statement)

About our department, the University, and Boise:

The Department of Biological Sciences is at the forefront of Boise State University’s mission to provide leadership in academics, research and civic engagement. We work closely with colleagues in the Departments of Geosciences and Anthropology, the Human-Environment Systems Initiative, and community partners in Non-Government Organizations and federal and state agencies. Current ecology-related research programs include: patterns and processes of global change, raptor biology, animal behavior, invasive species, plant and animal physiology, conservation, and species interactions. Our partners collectively contribute expertise in remote sensing of terrestrial ecosystems, biogeochemistry, ecohydrologic and land-atmosphere modeling, human behavior, paleoecology, fire ecology, agent-based modeling, and land use science. Current evolutionary-related research programs include: evolutionary patterns and processes, conservation and functional genomics, and species diversity. We are looking for colleagues with complementary research interests who will develop and maintain a vibrant and inclusive research and education program by collaborating with diverse faculty and students in our department, across campus, and by leveraging university and external partner investments in research infrastructure. Please visit these websites to learn about our department, faculty, positions, and graduate programs:

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Salary and benefits:

Salary will be based on qualifications and benefits include medical/dental/vision/life/LTD insurance, retirement plan, tuition benefits, sick leave, paid holidays, as well as other benefits.

To apply for this this position:

Please submit a single pdf file that includes in the following order: 1) a cover letter that explicitly states the candidate’s potential contributions to our department, 2) a curriculum vitae, 3) a statement of research interests and future research plans, 4) a teaching statement that includes a description of the candidate’s teaching philosophy, experience, and potential contributions to our curriculum, 5) a description of how the candidate’s research program and teaching philosophy would address Boise State University’s diversity and inclusion goals (, 6) copies of three relevant publications, and 7) contact information for a minimum of three professional references.  Candidates applying for appointment as an Associate Professor must have prior experience commensurate with this rank as well as an established research program. Review of applications will begin on 25 October 2019.

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