Assistant Professor; Fish Ecologist

Position Information

Position Information

Position Number 101180
Working Title Assistant Professor; Fish Ecologist
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

Instruct undergraduate and graduate courses in the Department of Biology, including General Ecology, Ichthyology, Fish Ecology, and other advanced fisheries courses. Develop an externally funded research program. Serve as advisor to undergraduate and graduate students. 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 fish ecology. Ability to teach advanced courses, such as Fish Ecology. Demonstrated peer-reviewed publication record. Potential to develop a funded research program. Ability to serve as an advisor to undergraduate and graduate students.

Preferred Qualifications

Previous university-level teaching experience. Research specialty is open and should complement those of current faculty.

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; curriculum vitae; copies of all college/university transcripts (official transcripts for all degrees conferred required upon hire); and names, phone numbers, and email addresses of three professional references. References will be contacted at a later date. Submission of materials is the applicant’s responsibility. Applications without all required materials are incomplete and will not be considered. 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. Anticipated start date is August 1, 2018. Letters of inquiry should be sent to: Dr. S. Bradford Cook, Fish Ecologist Search Committee, Box 5063, Tennessee Technological University, Cookeville, TN 38505 (Email: SBCook@tntech.edu).

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 PhD from an accredited institution in an area applicable to fish ecology?
    • 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)