Assistant Professor Quantitative Wildlife Ecology – Pennsylvania State University

The Department of Ecosystem Science and Management at the Pennsylvania State
University invites applications for a tenure-track faculty position in Quantitative Wildlife
Ecology. The position will be filled at the Assistant Professor level, on a 36-week academic
year appointment, with 50% teaching and 50% research responsibilities. The successful
candidate is expected to interact with scientifically diverse faculty across campus and to
develop an internationally recognized, extramurally supported research program focused on
the conservation and management of wildlife populations that builds on program strengths in
quantitative applications. Departmental quantitative strengths include population modeling,
parameter estimation, spatial and movement modeling, distribution modeling, and decision
analysis. In addition, we prefer applicants with expertise in mammal conservation and
management, who can research population/community responses to management actions,
who can address issues relevant to Pennsylvania and the Northeast, and with a commitment
to developing diverse, inclusive, and equitable research, teaching, and outreach programs.
Teaching responsibilities include an undergraduate course in Mammalogy and a
Mammalogy lab, an additional undergraduate course that addresses current program needs,
and a graduate course in the candidate’s area of expertise. Other responsibilities include
mentoring graduate students, serving on graduate committees, advising undergraduate
students, supervising undergraduate and graduate research, and service to the University
Qualifications include a Ph.D. in wildlife ecology or management, natural resource
conservation, ecology, or a related field; a strong publication record and the potential to
develop a vigorous extramurally funded research program; and demonstrated excellence in
undergraduate teaching and advising. The successful candidate must have completed all
degree requirements by the appointment date. Communication, creative leadership,
congeniality, and the ability to work cooperatively among a diverse population of students,
faculty, staff, industry and agency groups is essential in our department and university.
Penn State is an equal opportunity, affirmative action employer, committed to providing
employment opportunities to minorities, women, veterans, disabled individuals, and other
protected groups. Penn State encourages applications from members of these groups.

Interested individuals are invited to apply at For further
information, contact Dr. Margaret Brittingham (; 814-863-8442).
Application materials requested are: cover letter, CV, statement of research interests,
statement of teaching philosophy, a statement which addresses past experiences and plans
for developing a diverse, inclusive, and equitable program, up to three reprints, transcripts of
undergraduate and graduate degrees, and names and contact information for three
individuals who can provide references. Applications will be reviewed beginning March 1,
2019, and the search will continue until the position is filled

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