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Western Illinois University Assistant Professor - Biological Scienes: Aquatic Ecologist in Macomb, Illinois

This job was posted by https://illinoisjoblink.illinois.gov : For more information, please see: https://illinoisjoblink.illinois.gov/ada/r/jobs/8803335 Assistant Professor - Biological Scienes: Aquatic Ecologist r rCategory: r rFaculty r r r rDepartment: Biological Sciences r rLocations: Macomb, IL r rPosted: Nov 4, 2021 r rCloses: Open Until Filled r rType: FT - Continuous r rAbout Western Illinois University: r rAbout Western Illinois University: r rWestern Illinois University, accredited by the Higher Learning Commission, serves nearly 7,500 students at its traditional, residential four-year campus in Macomb, IL and its metropolitan branch campus in Moline, IL. Compliance to state and federal hiring standards is coordinated through WIU's Office of Equal Opportunity & Access. r rWestern Illinois University is an Affirmative Action and Equal Opportunity employer with a strong commitment to diversity. In that spirit, we are particularly interested in receiving applications from a broad spectrum of people, including, but not limited to, minorities, veterans, women and individuals with disabilities. WIU has a non-discrimination policy that includes discrimination based on an individual's membership in the following classes: sex, race, color, sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, religion, age, marital status, national origin, disability, genetic information, veteran status, and any other classes protected by state or federal law. r rJob Description: r rAppointment: August 2022 r rResponsibilities r rTenure-Track nine-month Assistant Professor, Aquatic Ecologist: The position requires a broadly trained aquatic ecologist with experience in long-term monitoring and large river research. The faculty member must be able to teach General Zoology, Ichthyology, Freshwater Biology, and Streams Ecology. Ability to teach Biometrics, Advanced Analytic Tools in Environmental Science, and/or Integrated Environmental Decision Making is desirable. The position requires establishing an active research program (involving Master's and undergraduate students) supported by grants and in collaboration with WIU's Environmental Science Ph.D. Program and external agencies. r rRank & Salary r rTenure-Track Assistant Professor; salary is competitive with our peer group institutions. Western Illinois University offers a competitive benefits package including domestic partner benefits. For full benefit information visit www.wiu.edu/vpas/human_resources/benefits/. r rRequirements: r rRequired qualifications For tenure-track appointment, the candidate will have a Ph.D. in the Biology-related field of aquatic ecology with experience in long-term monitoring and large river research. The faculty member must be able to teach General Zoology, Ichthyology, Freshwater Biology, and Streams Ecology. r rPreferred qualifications Candidates are preferred who have experience obtaining external funding, post-doctoral experience, and evidence of training students on larger river research projects. Teaching experience is preferred, and the ability to teach Biometrics, Advanced Analytic Tools in Environmental Science, and/or Integrated Environmental Decision Making is desirable, with the latter two courses being 700-level offerings in the Environmental Science Ph.D. Program. r rFor a degree to be considered, it must be conferred from a regionally accredited degree-granting institution of higher education (or equivalent from an international accrediting body). Unless otherwise stated, the degree must be "in hand" at the time of application r rAdditional Information: r rThe Department r rThe Department of Biological Sciences offers majors in Biology (with options in Botany, Medical Sciences, Microbiology, Teacher Certification, and Zoology) and Clinical Laboratory Science each leading to a Bachelor of Science degree. There are approximately 250 undergraduate majors, and minors are offered in Zoology, Botany, and Microbiology. The Department offers a Master's of Science in Biology degree and currently has about 40 graduate students. There are 12 full-time faculty members and two full-time academic advisors. The Department has the Alice L. Kibbe Field Station (www.wiu.edu/kibbe) located 45 miles west of campus on the Mississippi River, as well as the Rodney and Bertha Fink Environmental Studies Field Laboratory and Conservancy located 2 miles from campus. The Department also houses modern analytical and molecular biology equipment such as a high-pressure liquid chromatography system, microarray scanner, DNA sequencer, quantitative real-time PCR system, bioanalyzer, etc. For more information about the University and our Department, visit our website (www.wiu.edu/biology). r rThe University r rSince 1902, Western Illinois University has provided outstanding educational opportunities to individuals in west central Illinois and well beyond our region and state. WIU's traditional residential campus in Macomb, Illinois, is the educational, cultural and athletic center of the region, while the WIU-Quad Cities non-residential branch campus in Moline, Illinois, is the only public university in the immediate Quad Cities region. r rWestern is a comprehensive university offering 62 undergraduate and 41 graduate degree programs, which includes an Ed.D. in educational leadership and a Ph.D. in environmental science. With a student-to-faculty ratio of 13:1, the University's 442 full-time faculty members teach 94 percent of all undergraduate and

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