[ES_JOBS_NET] Assistant Professor of Freshwater Ecosystem Ecology at the University of Montana

Jencso, Kelsey kelsey.jencso at umontana.edu
Wed Nov 19 16:08:37 MST 2014


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Thank you,

Kelsey Jencso

Assistant Professor of Watershed Hydrology
Montana State Climatologist
University of Montana
kelsey.jencso at umontana.edu
Office: 406-243-6793

The Department of Ecosystem and Conservation Sciences in the College of Forestry and Conservation at the University of Montana seeks applications for the position of Assistant Professor of Freshwater Aquatic Ecosystems.  The Department desires an individual who will develop an externally-funded research program in freshwater and/or riparianecosystem ecology.  Specific teaching responsibilities include undergraduate courses in aquatic ecosystem science and ecological restoration, and a graduate course in the candidate's area of expertise. In addition, the successful candidate will mentor and advise undergraduate students in the Aquatic Option of the undergraduate Ecological Restoration program and graduate students in the Systems Ecology (MS, PhD),Forest and Conservation Sciences (MS, PhD), or Resource Conservation (MS) programs.  A Ph.D. in ecology or a related field is required.  Applicants should have a strong record of scholarly publication. Post-doctoral experience and evidence of successful grant acquisition is preferred.  The University of Montana is highly committed to building a culturally diverse environment. Women and minorities are encouraged to apply.

The position is a full-time, nine-month tenure track appointment.

Position Responsibilities

  *   Teach approximately 9 credits per year, including undergraduate courses in aquatic ecosystem science and restoration, and a graduate course in the candidate's area of expertise.
  *   Develop a program of internationally recognized research in the area of freshwater and/or riparian ecosystems.
  *   Participate in collaborative, interdisciplinary research projects with faculty in the College of Forestry and Conservation and/or related programs.
  *   Recruit and mentor graduate students and advise undergraduate students.
  *   Actively engage in service roles within the Department, the College, the University, and professional groups and associations.
  *    Cooperate with external, agency, academic and other professional groups and associations.

Academic and Professional Qualifications:

The successful candidate will possess the following qualifications prior to employment:

  *   Ph.D. in ecology or related fields.
  *   Evidence of ability to develop and manage an active research program.
  *   Record of peer-reviewed publication and professional presentation.
  *   Demonstrated or potential for excellence in teaching.

Preferred qualifications include:

  *   Teaching experience at the university level on related subjects.
  *   Demonstrated ability to communicate effectively with undergraduate and graduate students, scientists, resource managers, and the general public.
  *   Demonstrated success in securing research funding.
  *   Post-doctoral experience in aquatic and/or riparian ecology
  *   Active participation in professional organizations.
  *   Preference may be given to applicants whose research complements existing programs in the College of Forestry and Conservation and the University of Montana.

About the Department of Ecosystem and Conservation Sciences:
The Departments of Ecosystem and Conservation Sciences (DECS; http://www.cfc.umt.edu/about/departments/decs/) is one of three units within the College of Forestry and Conservation at the University of Montana. It is a growing department currently housing fourteen tenure-track faculty and a number of adjunct and affiliate members. The research conducted by members of DECS focuses on using science to address important issues in natural resource conservation. Opportunities for further research collaboration exist within the College (http://www.cfc.umt.edu/default.php), Wildlife Biology Program (http://www.cfc.umt.edu/wbio/), Division of Biological Sciences (http://cas.umt.edu/dbs/), GeoSciences (http://www.cas.umt.edu/geosciences/), Flathead Lake Biological Station (http://flbs.umt.edu),Montana Institute on Ecosystems (http://montanaioe.org), Montana Cooperative Wildlife Research Unit (http://www.umt.edu/mcwru/default.aspx), and Water Center (http://watercenter.montana.edu), as well as with the many state and federal agencies and NGOs locally based in Missoula.  The University of Montana is known for excellence in ecology and conservation science and ranks in the top 10 academic institutions in North America for scholarly contributions in these areas.

Screening of applications will begin January 7, 2015 and will continue until position is filled.
Visit http://bit.ly/fweco1077 to submit online application for full consideration. Complete applications include:

  *   Letter of application stating teaching and research interests
  *   Curriculum vitae
  *   Recent publications
  *   Copies of unofficial transcripts from all degrees
  *   Names and contact information of five professional references

Inquiries pertaining to the announcement can be directed to the search committee co-chairs, at ashley.ballantyne at umontana.edu<mailto:chair.name at umontana.edu> or lisa.eby at umontana.edu<mailto:lisa.eby at umontana.edu>.

The College of Forestry and Conservation has additional faculty openings expected to begin fall semester 2015.  Allpositions may be found on the UM Jobs website at https://umjobs.silkroad.com/.

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