Essential Duties :
Application Deadline: Search will remain open until filled. First consideration will be given to applications received by November 15, 2016. Second consideration may be given to applications received by December 15, 2016. Applications received subsequent to the second consideration date (December 15, 2016) may not be given full consideration.
This is an academic year, tenure-track position in the Department of Natural Resources Science at the rank of Assistant Professor. Anticipated appointment August 2017.
Establish a vibrant research program supported by extramural funding that uses contemporary statistical and/or modeling tools to quantitatively solve applied problems in applied ecology and conservation biology.
Develop a sustained record of publications in peer-reviewed journals.
Teach an interdisciplinary general education course for undergraduates (i.e., "Grand Challenge" Course; see http://web.uri.edu/generaleducationimplementation/files/Grand_Challenge_Criteria.pdf).
Teach one undergraduate course in biometrics and one graduate level course in quantitative ecology (e.g., population or occupancy modeling), and other courses that will enhance both undergraduate and graduate degree programs in the Department of Natural Resources Science (NRS), College of the Environment and Life Sciences (CELS).
Provide advising and research mentorship to undergraduate and graduate students, including assisting with developing an undergraduate level track in Natural Resources and Environment Statistics as part of a new undergraduate major in Statistics.
Engage in outreach and service activities and governance within the Department, College, University, and broader scholarly community.
Division of major responsibilities: 40% teaching, 50% research, 10% service at initial appointment.
ALL REQUIREMENTS ARE SUBJECT TO POSSIBLE MODIFICATION TO REASONABLY ACCOMMODATE INDIVIDUALS WITH DISABILITIES.
1.Ph.D. or D.Phil. in ecology, wildlife management, conservation biology, forestry or other closely related fields (biological sciences, conservation science, natural resources science, statistical ecology).
2. Demonstrated at least one year of postdoctoral research at time of application.
3. Demonstrated proficiency in using contemporary statistical or mathematical methods to solve problems in applied ecology or conservation biology.
4. Demonstrated record of scholarly achievement as shown by (a) publications related to quantitative ecology in peer-reviewed journals, and (b) presentations at scientific meetings.
5. Demonstrated ability to teach quantitative courses at the undergraduate and/or graduate level.
6. Demonstrated strong interpersonal and oral communication skills in English.
7. Demonstrated proficiency in written communication skills in English.
8. Demonstrated ability to work with diverse populations or underrepresented groups.
1. Experience modeling populations, communities, or ecosystems.
2. At least one year of postdoctoral research experience at time of application.
3. Demonstrated active participation in collaborative research.
4. Success in obtaining funding through competitive grant programs (including graduate or postdoctoral fellowships and grants).
5. Experience as the lead instructor of quantitative courses at the undergraduate and/or graduate level.
6. Evidence mentoring undergraduate and/or graduate students.
7. Demonstrated record of scholarly achievement as shown by honors and/or awards.
8. Expertise making research findings accessible to a broad audience through outreach, social media, and other mixed media outlets.
9. Demonstrated commitment to participate in professional service and outreach as shown by participation in committees, organizations, or other activity.
Status : Academic Year, Full-time, Tenure-track, Permanent
Union: AAUP - American Assoc of Univ Professors
Campus Location: Kingston
Special Instructions to Applicants:
Please attach 5 (PDF) documents to your Faculty Employment Application:
(#1)Cover letter describing qualifications for position.
(#2) Curriculum Vitae to include information pertaining to the required and preferred qualifications for this position and the names and contact information for three professional references.
(#3)Statement of research interests and future plans.
(#4)Statement of teaching philosophy and interests.
(#5)“Other Document” PDFs of up to three published or in-press papers (as one complete document).
The University of Rhode Island is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer. Women, persons of color, protected veterans, individuals with disabilities, and other protected group members are encouraged to apply.