Assistant Professor

Department of Wildlife and Fisheries

Mississippi State University

POSITION: Assistant Professor with expertise in wildlife or fisheries biometrics

DESCRIPTION: The Department of Wildlife and Fisheries, Mississippi State University (MSU), is seeking applications for a 12-month, tenure-track faculty position at the assistant professor rank. This position has primary responsibilities in research (45%), teaching (25%), and service to the Mississippi Department of Wildlife, Fisheries and Parks (30%).

LOCATION: This position is on the MSU campus, located in Starkville, MS. A description of the College of Forest Resources and The Department of Wildlife and Fisheries can be found at http://www.cfr.msstate.edu.

STARTING: January 2, 2002, or as negotiated.

REVIEW DATE: Review of applicants will begin September 30, 2001 and continue until a suitable applicant is identified.

RESPONSIBILITIES: Teach 1 undergraduate and 1 graduate course per year in the applicant=s area of expertise. Develop a rigorous, extramurally funded research program involving wildlife or fisheries population and community ecology. Assist the Mississippi Department of Wildlife, Fisheries and Parks in conducting surveys, developing long-term monitoring and inventory programs, and analyzing data sets to support management decisions. Collaborate and consult with departmental faculty and students in experimental design and analysis. Support the land-grant mission of MSU.

QUALIFICATIONS: Ph.D. in wildlife or fisheries ecology, biometrics, statistics, population biology, or related discipline. Candidates should have strong quantitative skills in biometrics, statistical ecology, community ordination, experimental design, and spatial statistics. Experience with vertebrates is preferred. A commitment to publishing peer-reviewed literature and excellence in teaching at the undergraduate and graduate levels is expected.

OTHER INFORMATION: The Department of Wildlife & Fisheries has close ties with the Mississippi Department of Wildlife, Fisheries and Parks, which is a significant source of extramural funding and support for this position. The Department has 18 faculty. The College of Forest Resources supports 2 computer labs for teaching and 3 spatial information technology research labs.

SALARY: Commensurate with experience and qualifications.

BENEFITS: Full benefits including personal and medical leave, retirement, and medical insurance.

APPLICATION: Send curriculum vitae, statement of teaching philosophy, college transcripts and reprints of recent publications, and have 3 letters of recommendation sent to:

Steve Demarais, Chair
Wildlife/Fisheries Biometrics Search and Screening Committee
Box 9690
Department of Wildlife & Fisheries
Mississippi State, MS 39762

For more information, call (662) 325-2618 or email at sdemarais@cfr.msstate.edu.

Mississippi State University is an AA/EEO employer