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Western Illinois University Assistant Professor, Dept. of Biological Sciences/Wildlife Ecologist in Moline, Illinois

This job was posted by https://illinoisjoblink.illinois.gov : For more information, please see: https://illinoisjoblink.illinois.gov/jobs/9715282 Assistant Professor, Dept. of Biological Sciences/Wildlife Ecologist r rCategory: r rFaculty r rDepartment: Biological Sciences r rLocations: Macomb, IL r rPosted: Jun 1, 2022 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: January 2023 r rResponsibilities: Nine-month Assistant Professor, Wildlife Ecologist: The position requires that the successful candidate be a broadly trained wildlife ecologist with a Ph.D. in Wildlife or closely related field. The faculty member must be able to teach zoology, ecology, wildlife management, and biostatistics. Ability to teach genetics, mammalogy and/or herpetology is desirable. The position requires the establishment of an active research program involving Master's and undergraduate students. There will be an opportunity to teach summer courses at the Kibbe Life Science Station and/or develop a course in candidate's area of specialty. Committee service in the Department, College, and the University is expected, as is outreach to the general public. The candidate may be responsible for curatorial duties of department collections, and there is potential to collaborate with WIU's Institute for Environmental Studies Doctoral Program. r rRank & Salary: Assistant Professor. Tenure-track, 9 months. Competitive salary. Negotiable, commensurate with experience. Western Illinois University offers a competitive benefits package including domestic partner benefits. For full benefit information visit: http://www.wiu.edu/vpas/human\_resources/benefits/. r rRequirements: r rRequired qualifications: The candidate will have a Ph.D. in wildlife ecology with demonstrable field experience. Evidence of ability to teach at the undergraduate level. r rPreferred qualifications: Candidates are preferred who have experience obtaining external funding, post-doctoral experience, and evidence of training students in wildlife ecology. Teaching experience and the ability to teach zoology, ecology, wildlife management, and biostatistics are highly preferable, and the ability to teach genetics, mammalogy, and/or herpetology is also desirable. Experience with GIS in teaching and research is preferred. 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: The Department of Biological Sciences offers majors in Biology (with options in Botany, Microbiology, Zoology, Medical Sciences, Environmental Biology, and Teacher Certification) and Clinical Laboratory Science each leading to a Bachelor of Science degree. Minor are also offered in Zoology, Botany, and Microbiology. There are approximately 250 undergraduate majors. The Department offers a Master's of Science in Biology degree and currently has about 40 graduate students. There are 11 full-time faculty members and two full-time academic advisors. The Department has the Alice L. Kibbe Life Science 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. Field equipment such as live traps, camera traps, and GPS collars are available. The Department also houses modern analytical and molecular biology equipment such as a high-pressure liquid chromatography system, multiple thermal cyclers, microarray scanner, 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: Since 1899, 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 rMore than 62 undergraduate degree programs, nearly 40 graduate programs and two