Southern Arkansas University’s is accepting applications for a 9-month, tenure-track Assistant Professor of Biology position with emphasis in Wildlife Ecology and/or Natural Resources Management in the College of Science and Engineering. In addition to contributing to the core biology courses, the successful candidate will contribute to the various degree options within our biology program, including the Wildlife Biology and Conservation option. This rapidly growing biology department is located in a modern and well-equipped 64,000 square foot science building. Southern Arkansas University offers competitive salaries commensurate with experience, as well as an excellent fringe benefit package.
Duties: The teaching load is expected to average 12 hours per semester; teaching responsibilities will include upper and lower division biology courses (e.g., Principles of Biology I, Natural Resources Policy and Administration, Wildlife Ecology and Management) and associated laboratories; other assignments may include teaching upper-level electives in the applicant’s area of expertise as well as other core biology courses; supervising undergraduate research projects; serving on committees; performing scholarly activity; engaging in recruitment, retention, and advising of students; and performing other duties as assigned.
Qualifications: Doctoral degree in Biology or related field required by time of employment; have expertise in wildlife ecology and/or natural resources policy; demonstrate an ability to teach undergraduate students; excellent communication skills; ability to work well with people; have a strong desire to interact with students both in the classroom and undergraduate research projects. All SAU faculty and staff demonstrate a commitment to inclusion and diversity of the University community and excellence in interpersonal behaviors and effective collaboration with colleagues. Joining the SAU family requires a commitment to our culture of Continuous Quality Improvement.
Applicants should send a letter of application, current curriculum vita, statement of teaching philosophy, complete set of undergraduate and graduate transcripts, and the contact information of three (3) references to HR@saumag.edu or the Office of Human Resources, Southern Arkansas University, 100 E. University, MSC 9288, Magnolia, AR 71753. Applicants must be able to show proof of U.S. employment eligibility. AA/EOE. Non-listed references may be contacted. Review of applications will begin immediately and continue until the position is filled.