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Assistant Professor in Wildlife Ecology

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Department: College Forest Resources & Envr Sci
Work Type: Faculty
Location: Main Campus (Houghton, MI)
Full Time / Part Time: Part Time
Categories: Forestry

To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily. The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skill, and/or ability required. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

*Internal Job Posting Only*

Job Description Summary

The College of Forest Resources and Environmental Science invites applications for a tenure track position at the Assistant Professor level in Wildlife Ecology. This is a nine-month, 75% full time equivalent (FTE) academic year position. The appointment starts August 2020.

Essential Duties & Responsibilities (other duties may be assigned)

This is a 75% FTE academic year position. It is anticipated that the workload will initially consist of 50% teaching, 15% research and 10% service. The successful applicant may use research funds to support summer salary as well as to supplement the 75% FTE academic year position which could increase the research component to approximately 40%.

We are seeking an outstanding candidate who will develop a research program in the area of wildlife ecology and conservation and related areas that build on existing tenure-track faculty expertise in the College.

Teach required classes relating to wildlife techniques and human dimensions of wildlife in support of a growing wildlife ecology and conservation program.

Employees commit to learning about continuous improvement strategies and applying them to everyday work. Employees will also apply safety-related knowledge, skills, and practices to everyday work.

Required Education, Certifications, Licensures (minimum requirements)

A PhD in a relevant field is required at time of appointment.

Required Experience (minimum requirements)

Ability to teach effectively at the graduate and undergraduate levels.

A record of research and scholarship including publications in peer-reviewed journals.

Desirable Education and/or Experience

Candidates with post-doctoral research and extramural grant writing experience are strongly desired.

Required Knowledge, Skills, and/or Abilities (minimum requirements)

The ability to communicate effectively with students, professionals and the general public.

Desirable Knowledge, Skills, and/or Abilities

Experience and familiarity teaching wildlife techniques.

Language, Mathematics and/or Reasoning Skills


Work Environment and/or Physical Demands


Required Training and Other Conditions of Employment

Every employee at Michigan Technological University will receive the following 3 required trainings; additional training may be required by the department.

Required University Training:

  • Employee Safety Overview

  • Anti-Harassment, Discrimination, Retaliation Training

  • Annual Data Security Training 

Background Check:

Offers of employment are contingent upon and not considered finalized until the required background check has been performed and the results received and assessed.

Full-Time Equivalent (FTE) % (1=100%)


FLSA Status


Appointment Term

9 months


1st Shift

Pay Rate/Salary

Salary is commensurate with qualifications and experience.

Title of Position Supervisor

College Dean

Posting Type

Internal Only

Dependent on Funding

Not dependent on external funding.

Special Instructions to Applicants (if applicable)

For consideration, the applicant should submit: 1) Curriculum Vitae; 2) Cover Letter; 3) Statement of Teaching Philosophy; 4) Statement of Research Interests and Plans; 5) Statement of the Role of Diversity in Education and Science and 6) Statement of Graduate Mentoring Philosophy. Applicants will be asked for contact information for three (3) references.

Review of applications begins February 24, 2020 and continues until the position is filled.

Additional Information

Michigan Tech’s College of Forest Resources and Environmental Science is one of the most productive forest research programs in the country. The College is particularly well known for its excellence in the fields of wildlife conservation and management, GIS, remote sensing, applied spatial statistics, forest science, applied ecology, and forest molecular genetics.

Established in 1885, Michigan Tech is a nationally recognized research University, enrolling over 7,000 students and is a leader in science and engineering education. We are building a culturally diverse faculty committed to teaching and working in a multicultural environment and strongly encourages applications from all individuals.

Michigan Tech is an ADVANCE Institution, and has twice received National Science Foundation funds in support of efforts to increase diversity, inclusion, and the participation and advancement of women and underrepresented individuals in STEM.

Michigan Tech acknowledges the importance of supporting dual-career partners to retain a quality workforce. Candidates are invited to bring a guest to an on-campus interview; career exploration, advice, and assistance are available for positions at the University and in the local community. Additional details on dual-career exploration with our Partner Engagement Program can be found at

Michigan Technological University is an Equal Opportunity Educational Institution/Equal Opportunity Employer, which includes providing equal opportunity for protected veterans and individuals with disabilities. Persons requiring reasonable accommodation in the application process or requiring information in an alternative format should contact Human Resources at or 906/487-2280.

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Required Education, Certifications, Licensures* (minimum requirements)

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