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Assistant Professor of Biology

Eastern New Mexico University
Portales, NM
Closing date
Jul 14, 2024

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Science, Life Sciences
Organization Type
Position Overview
Position Summary:
Eastern New Mexico University's (ENMU) Department of Biology invites applications for a full-time tenure-track Assistant/Associate Professor of Biology to begin Fall 2024. ENMU seeks candidates with expertise in Wildlife Biology or related fields. The successful candidate will demonstrate a commitment to teaching excellence and the ability to establish a research program that engages students in applied and/or basic research. This is a residential appointment and campus presence is required.
Duties and Responsibilities:
Develop and teach a range of undergraduate and graduate courses in Biology, including but not limited to Wildlife and Fisheries, Introductory Biology, Ecology, and advanced courses in Vertebrate Zoology and Mammalogy or Ichthyology Establish an active wildlife research program which provides training and applied and/or basic research experiences for undergraduate and graduate students Seek and obtain extramural funding to support research efforts Direct and mentor graduate students in theses and research projects Maintain appropriate service to the department, college and university, including service on departmental, college and university committees, assisting with the departmental recruitment and retention efforts, and advising undergraduate students Perform other duties as assignedMinimum Job Requirements:
Ph.D. in Biology or closely related field; ABD will be considered Expertise in wildlife biology, conservation, terrestrial mammalogy, or fisheries science The ability to teach biology to students at all degree levelsKnowledge, Skills, and Abilities:
Commitment to excellence in teaching and willingness to teach using traditional, hybrid or online distance education technologies Exceptional communication and interpersonal skills Clear plans for an active research programPreferred Qualifications
University-level teaching experience Demonstrated experience with grant writing and funding Experience teaching and mentoring undergraduate and graduate students research
Working Conditions
Physical Demand and Working Conditions:
Work is sedentary in nature and at times requires exerting up to 10 pounds of force occasionally and/or negligible amount of force frequently or constantly to lift, carry, push, pull or otherwise move objects.
Additional Information
Position Open Until Filled; Fall 2024 Start Preferred

Condition of Employment: Must pass a pre-employment background check.

Electronic Application Instructions: Electronic applications should be submitted through the "Apply" link on the top of this page. Please attach the following required documents to your electronic application:

Required Documents:
Letter of interest
Curriculum vitae
Contact information for three references (Blind reference call will be made on applicants who become finalist for the position)
Transcripts (unofficial for application purposes)
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