Assistant Professor (Tenure Track)

Maryville University
Job Description
Assistant Professor (Tenure Track)
Wildlife/Fisheries Biologist (2 positions)
Department of Biology

Primary Responsibilities

Teaching responsibilities will include upper-division wildlife, fisheries and conservation biology courses, and introductory biology courses for majors and non-majors. Undergraduate advising of biology majors with an emphasis in wildlife/conservation is expected. The successful candidates will be expected to develop a research program in wildlife or fisheries biology involving undergraduate and graduate students.  One of the positions carries responsibility to oversee a wetlands management project with release time.
Required Qualifications
  • Ph.D. or ABD (with Ph.D. by August 2019) in a related field to wildlife or conservation biology (degree must be from a regionally accredited or internationally accredited/government certified university)
  • Evidence of active research in wildlife or fisheries biology with the potential to engage Southeast students in those activities
  • Experience teaching at college/university level as a graduate assistant, instructor, or above
  • Demonstrated commitment to collegiality when interacting with others within the University community
  • Demonstrated commitment to a diverse work environment, including working with multi-cultural populations and an understanding of, and sensitivity to, issues affecting women and minorities

As a public regional university, Southeast Missouri State University seeks candidates with a commitment to excellent undergraduate and graduate education and student success within the framework of the teacher-scholar model. Successful candidates will contribute to the development of innovative curricula and delivery strategies, including traditional blended and online formats and participate in initiatives promoting student success, retention and degree completion. Applications of instructional technology and pedagogical research are supported through the Center for Scholarship in Teaching and Learning and Southeast Online.

Application Deadline: The position is available August 2019 and will remain open until filled. To ensure full consideration, applications must be received by November 12, 2018.

To Apply:  Submit the following items online at
  • Cover letter addressing position qualifications
  • Current curriculum vita
  • Statement of teaching philosophy
  • Statement of research interests
  • Unofficial copies of transcripts (official transcripts required for employment)
  • Names and contact information of three professional references
Departmental Information: Information regarding the Department of Biology can be found at
University Facts:  Southeast Missouri State University is a comprehensive regional state university with five colleges, approximately 11,000 students, and a faculty and staff of over 1,100.  Southeast, a moderately selective institution, offers baccalaureate, masters and specialist degrees, and participates in joint doctoral programs with the University of Missouri.  Its intercollegiate athletics program is classified NCAA Division I and the University is a member of the Ohio Valley Conference.  The University currently sponsors 15 sports; 6 for men and 9 for women. Cape Girardeau, a historic city overlooking the Mississippi River, is the hub of a thriving county with a population of approximately 78,000.  Serving a region of more than 500,000 people, it is the largest center for retail, medical, manufacturing, communications, and cultural activities between St. Louis and Memphis.
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