Skip to Main Content

Assistant Professor, Wildlife Biologist

Below you will find the details for the position including any supplementary documentation and questions you should review before applying for the opening.  To apply for the position, please click the Apply for this Job link/button.

If you would like to bookmark this position for later review, click on the Bookmark link. If you would like to print a copy of this position for your records, click on the Print Preview link.

Please see Special Instructions for more details.

All applicants will be required to electronically upload a letter of application addressing the qualifications and essential functions, and describing teaching and research interests; a curriculum vitae; copies of all college/university transcripts (official transcripts for all degrees conferred required upon hire); and names and email addresses of three professional references. References will be contacted at a later date. Members of underrepresented groups are highly encouraged to apply. To ensure full consideration, all application materials should be received by December 1, 2017; open until filled. Submission of materials is the applicant's responsibility. Applications without all required materials are incomplete and will not be considered. Anticipated start date is August 1, 2018. For questions, contact Dr. Dan Combs, email: DLCombs@tntech.edu, ph: (931) 372- 6541.

Position Information

Position Information

Position Number 101060
Working Title Assistant Professor, Wildlife Biologist
Job Title Assistant Professor
Job Type Full-Time
Department Biology
Job Purpose

Instruct undergraduate and graduate courses in the Department of Biology. Develop an externally funded research program. Direct thesis research of M.S. and/or Ph.D. level graduate students.

Essential Functions

Instruction in undergraduate and graduate courses in the Department of Biology. Courses that the successful candidate may be required to teach on occasion include Wild Bird Ecology, Wild Mammal Ecology, Habitat Management, Wildlife Principles, Wildlife Policy, Wildlife Techniques, and General Ecology, as well as upper division courses in the candidate’s area of specialization. Develop an externally funded research program. Serve as advisor to undergraduate and graduate students. Serve as an advisor to the Student Chapter of the Wildlife Society. Direct thesis research of M.S. and/or Ph.D. level graduate students. Provide service to the university.

Minimum Qualifications

Ph.D. from an accredited institution in an area applicable to wildlife biology. Demonstrated potential to teach traditional and advanced courses in wildlife biology. Demonstrated peer-reviewed publication record. Potential for developing an externally funded research program, and directing thesis research of M.S. and/or Ph.D. level graduate students. Ability to serve as advisor to undergraduate and graduate students.

Preferred Qualifications

Previous university-level teaching experience. Research specialty in wetland wildlife ecology.

Compensation and Benefits

Salary Commensurate with education and experience. Full-time, nine-month, tenure-track position to begin August 1, 2018.
Benefits Information

Benefits include the accumulation of one sick leave day per month and thirteen University holidays. Other benefits include medical and life insurance (shared cost with the university), retirement, optional 401k, and educational benefits. Deferred income and benefits over 12 months.

Posting Details

Posting Date 09/20/2017
Screening Date 12/01/2017
Open Until Filled Yes
Special Instructions to Applicants

All applicants will be required to electronically upload a letter of application addressing the qualifications and essential functions, and describing teaching and research interests; a curriculum vitae; copies of all college/university transcripts (official transcripts for all degrees conferred required upon hire); and names and email addresses of three professional references. References will be contacted at a later date. Members of underrepresented groups are highly encouraged to apply. To ensure full consideration, all application materials should be received by December 1, 2017; open until filled. Submission of materials is the applicant’s responsibility. Applications without all required materials are incomplete and will not be considered.

Anticipated start date is August 1, 2018. For questions, contact Dr. Dan Combs, email: DLCombs@tntech.edu, ph: (931) 372- 6541.

Applicant Documents

Required Documents
  1. Letter of Application
  2. Curriculum Vitae
  3. Transcripts
  4. List of References
Optional Documents
  1. Teaching Philosophy
  2. Research Plan
  3. Transcripts 2
  4. Transcripts 3
  5. Other Documents

Supplemental Questions

Required fields are indicated with an asterisk (*).

  1. * Do you have, or will you have by start date, a Ph.D. from an accredited institution in an area applicable to wildlife biology?
    • Yes
    • No
  2. * Do you have any previous university-level teaching experience?
    • Yes
    • No
  3. * What area of research do you specialize in?

    (Open Ended Question)

  4. * How did you hear about this job opportunity?

    (Open Ended Question)