Assistant Professor of Teaching in Wildlife, Fish and Conservation Biology

Posted: September 13, 2019

The Department of Wildlife, Fish and Conservation Biology invites applications for a full-time Assistant Professor of Teaching (Lecturer with Potential for Security of Employment (LPSOE)). This position is comparable to a tenure-track assistant professor appointment. Professors of Teaching faculty are Academic Senate faculty members whose expertise and responsibilities center on undergraduate education, and scholarly analysis/improvement of teaching methods. The successful applicant will be responsible for teaching both lower and upper division undergraduate lecture and laboratory courses with 4-6 courses per year (on a quarter system; 1-2 courses per quarter). Courses may include WFC 10 (Wildlife Ecology and Conservation), WFC 50 (Natural History of California’s Wild Vertebrates), BIS 2B (Introduction to Biology: Principles of Ecology & Evolution) and up to 3 other courses to be determined in consultation with the chair and pending the candidate’s background and interests. The successful applicant will also be expected to play a leadership role in the scholarship of teaching and learning, work with other faculty to develop, implement and assess new pedagogical initiatives, support student internships in the department, and develop a successful discipline-based educational research program. Qualified applicants must have a PhD in Biological Sciences or related disciplines relevant to the field of wildlife, fish & conservation biology, preferably with postgraduate experience.

Other preferred qualifications include documented success in some or all of the following areas: teaching large undergraduate classes, experiential learning, use of evidence-based teaching practices, use of modern instructional technology including virtual models, ability to identify and develop effective teaching strategies for diverse student populations, experience conducting education research, as consistent with a successful discipline-based education research program. Salary will be commensurate with education and experience.

Closing date: open until filled, but all application materials must be received by October 24, 2019 to be assured full consideration. Applicants should submit materials online at: https://recruit.ucdavis.edu .

Please include your curriculum vitae, a description of your research background (not to exceed two pages), statement of current and proposed teaching and science education plans (not to exceed four pages), and a statement describing your past experience in and future plans for activities that promote diversity and inclusion. Applicants should request letters of reference from 3 referees familiar with the applicant’s teaching abilities to be submitted directly to  https://recruit.ucdavis.edu by October 24, 2019. For more information on this position and UC Davis in general, please visit the following web site:  https://recruit.ucdavis.edu or contact the search committee chair, Professor John Eadie, at  jmeadie@ucdavis.edu or (530) 754-0145.

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Assistant Adjunct Professor, Wildlife, Fish, and Conservation Biology

Posted. June 6, 2019

The Department of Wildlife, Fish and Conservation Biology in the College of Agricultural and Environmental Sciences at the University of California, Davis is recruiting for an Assistant Adjunct Professor.

The appointee is will be responsible for teaching undergraduate and graduate classes. In addition, the appointee will participate in advising graduate students as well as maintaining an active research program.

TEACHING: The candidate will regularly participate in teaching courses that support the Wildlife, Fish and Conservation Biology undergraduate major offered by the department and may participate in graduate level teaching, likely in service to the graduate group in ecology.

In addition, the department anticipates that there will be multiple opportunities to participate as instructor, co-instructor, or guest lecturer in several other courses as well, e.g. WFC 10 or WFC 100.

RESEARCH: Appointee will be performing cutting edge research on fish and aquatic vertebrate ecology, stream ecology, hydrology, and conservation biology that fits well within the mission of WFCB,

SERVICE: Appointee to participate in advising graduate students, including as a major professor, thesis/dissertation committee member, and qualifying exam committee member. Appointee will also be expected to supervise undergraduate research and to serve on departmental and graduate group committees.

Ph.D. in Ecology or a related field. The candidate should have the experience to develop and instruct undergraduate and graduate courses and experience in teaching and mentoring students. Evidence of research excellence is expected. Candidate research and teaching experience to be oriented to fish and aquatic vertebrate ecology, stream ecology, hydrology, and conservation biology.

Commensurate with qualifications and experience. Successful candidate will be expected to secure extramural funding and grants to cover salary.

This position is WOS.  Candidate can cover salary by securing their own extramural funding and grants.

POSITION AVAILABLE/CLOSING DATE: For full consideration, apply by July 5, 2019. Applications received after this date will only be considered if the position has not yet been filled.

TO APPLY: To apply, please go to the following link:  https://recruit.ucdavis.edu/apply. Applicants should submit the following materials:

1.   Curriculum Vitae (required)
2.   Cover Letter (optional, indicating how they meet the minimum and desirable qualifications,
3.   Statement of Research (required, Statement of Research Accomplishments)
4.   Statement of Teaching (required, Statement of Teaching Accomplishments and Philosophy)
5.   Statement of Contributions to Diversity (required)
6.   Letters of Recommendation for 4 recent references (required). All letters of recommendation will be treated as confidential per University of California policy and California state law. Documents/materials must be submitted as PDF files.

QUESTIONS: Please direct questions to Anna Lee via email to  metroexec@ucdavis.edu

Junior Specialist

Posted July 24, 2019

The Department of Wildlife, Fish and Conservation Biology (WFCB) at the University of California, Davis invites applications for a pool of qualified Junior Specialists in UC Davis WFCB Labs (Hobbs Laboratory, Fangue Laboratory, Rypel Laboratory, Todd Laboratory, the Biotelemetry Lab, WFCB Museum). Screening of applicants is ongoing and will continue as needed. The number of positions varies each year, depending on the needs of the laboratory.

First screening of applicants will start 8/8/2019.
Appointments will vary in length up to a 12 month appointment with the possibility of extension contingent upon funding and performance.

For a Junior Specialist

a) Performance in research in specialized areas.
b) Professional competence and activity.
c) Bachelor degree in physiology, biology, conservation, marine science, or a related field.
d) Strong organizational skills and attention to detail.
e) Excellent communication skills.
f) Experience in MS Office (Word, Excel, Access, and PowerPoint) or other appropriate computer programs (GIS, R, SQL, MARK) to organize, summarize and analyze data.
g) Proficiency in both written and verbal English.
h) Ability to work independently and as part of a team.
i) Ability to effectively manage a small team.
j) Valid driver’s license issued in the United States.


View Position Descriptions for each lab:  Full Position Description

APPLICATION DETAILS: Wildlife, Fish, & Conservation Biology Department Labs

SALARY RANGE: Step I - $39,500 (100% annual + benefits)

TO APPLY: Please go to the following link: https://recruit.ucdavis.edu/JPF02970. Applicants should submit cover letter indicating your lab(s) interest and how you meet the minimum and preferred qualifications, your most recent CV and contact information for 2-3 recent references. Documents/materials must be submitted as PDF files.

QUESTIONS: Please direct questions to Rachel Geier via email to metroexec@ucdavis.edu.

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