Assistant Professor of Population & Conservation Genetics – Auburn University

The School of Forestry and Wildlife Sciences at Auburn University invites applications for a
tenure-track faculty position at the assistant professor level in the area of population and
conservation genetics with an emphasis on wild animal systems. The expected start date of
the position is August 1, 2019. This is a full time, tenure track, 9-month appointment with a
60% research, 35% teaching, and 5% service appointment. The SFWS is a diverse academic
environment with strong education, research, and outreach programs in forestry, wildlife,
natural resource management, geospatial and environmental informatics, and biomaterial and
packaging education, research, and outreach. Our graduates are leaders in a diverse array of
natural resources-related companies, university programs, private industry, public agencies,
and non-profit organizations. Additional information about the School of Forestry and
Wildlife Sciences and its programs can be found at our website: (

Responsibilities: The successful applicant will be expected to establish and maintain an
extramurally funded and internationally recognized research program focused on innovative
approaches to the study of population and/or conservation genetics of wild animal systems,
and collaborate with other faculty conducting such research. The applicant will also be
expected to teach three courses (undergraduate and graduate) each year in the areas of the
applicant’s specialty or as identified by School faculty. Additional responsibilities include
recruiting and mentoring graduate students, advising undergraduate students, and
participating in school and university services.

Rank and Salary: Tenure-track, full time, 9-month appointment. Salary is negotiable and
commensurate with qualifications and experience.

Qualifications: An earned doctoral degree in wildlife ecology, biology, genetics, natural resources or similar
field at the time employment begins. Applicants should demonstrate strong training/experience in conservation and population genetics. Post-doctoral experience is expected.

Desired Qualifications: A demonstrated record of scholarly publication, extramural funding, and teaching at the
university level is highly desirable.

Application Procedures: Applicants must complete the on-line application at this link: to include a curriculum vitae,
transcripts, statement of teaching philosophy and experience, description of research interest
and program, and the names and contact information of three references. The review date will
begin February 1, 2019 and will continue until a suitable candidate has been identified.
For additional information contact: Dr. Todd Steury, Chair, Search Committee, phone 334-
844-9253, or e-mail:

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