California Polytechnic State University, San Luis Obispo: Vertebrate Spatial Ecologist Tenure Track Position

The Biological Sciences Department in the College of Science and Mathematics at California Polytechnic State University, San Luis Obispo is seeking a full-time, academic year, tenure-track Vertebrate Spatial Ecologist at the Assistant Professor rank, beginning September 2019.

Excellent candidates will create synergy in the Department by having expertise in one or more of the following areas: animal habitat use and selection, movement/migration/distribution ecology, land/seascape ecology and macroecology. Empiricists with strong analytical programming and geo-statistical skills and interests in applied marine and/or terrestrial ecology, conservation and management are preferred, especially those who can involve undergraduates in cutting-edge research to understand vertebrate animal distributions and movements. Teaching responsibilities will include a non-major course in Wildlife Conservation Biology, upper division courses in Wildlife Ecology and/or Conservation Biology, and an upper division or graduate course in Spatial Ecology. A Ph.D. in a relevant field and evidence of excellent teaching (preferably at the college level) are required at time of hiring. Salary is commensurate with qualifications and experience.

To apply, please visit and complete the required online faculty application form and submit to Requisition #104968. Attach the following required materials to your faculty application:

Be prepared to provide 3 professional references with names and email addresses when completing the faculty application. After your application packet is reviewed, your references will receive an email containing a weblink for uploading a letter of recommendation. Review of applications begins September 10, 2018. Complete applications received after that date may be considered.

The Biological Sciences Department offers programs leading to three Bachelor of Science degrees (Biological Sciences, Microbiology, and Marine Sciences), a Master of Science in Biological Sciences including a specialization in Regenerative Medicine, and minors in Biology, Biotechnology, and Microbiology. In keeping with the Learn by Doing tradition at Cal Poly, our undergraduates are strongly encouraged to participate in research projects to fulfill the senior project requirement for graduation. The department also offers courses to satisfy general education and breadth requirements.

At California Polytechnic State University, San Luis Obispo, we believe that cultivating an environment that embraces and promotes diversity is fundamental to the success of our students, our employees and our community. Bringing people together from different backgrounds, experiences and value systems fosters the innovative and creative thinking that exemplifies Cal Poly's values of free inquiry, cultural and intellectual diversity, mutual respect, civic engagement, and social and environmental responsibility.

Cal Poly's commitment to diversity informs our efforts in recruitment, hiring and retention. California Polytechnic State University is an affirmative action/equal opportunity employer.

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last updated 13-Aug-2018