Vertebrate Spatial Ecologist Tenure Track Position
California Polytechnic State University, San Luis Obispo
September 6, 2018
San Luis Obispo, California
Cal Poly, San Luis Obispo
Vertebrate Spatial Ecologist Tenure Track Position
Department: CSM-Biological Sciences (115100)
College/Division: CSM-College of Science & Math
Salary Range: Salary is commensurate with qualifications and experience.
VERTEBRATE SPATIAL ECOLOGIST TENURE TRACK FACULTY 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.
Salary is commensurate with qualifications and experience.
Minimum Qualifications (Staff Only):
A Ph.D. in a relevant field and evidence of excellent teaching (preferably at the college level) are required at time of hiring.
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.
Following a conditional offer of employment, a background check (including a criminal records check) must be completed satisfactorily before any candidate may start work with Cal Poly, San Luis Obispo. Failure to satisfactorily complete the background check may result the withdrawal of the offer of employment. NOTE: Cal Poly cannot deny an applicant a position solely or in part due to a criminal conviction history until it has performed an individualized assessment and linked the relevant conviction history with specific job duties in the position being sought.
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About Us Cal Poly is a nationally ranked, four-year, comprehensive public university. Founded in 1901, the 6,000-acre campus is nestled in the foothills of San Luis Obispo, along California's scenic central coast and midway between Los Angeles and San Francisco. With a budget of $168.5 million, the university has a student enrollment exceeding 17,000 students and employs more than 2,000 faculty and staff members. Cal Poly is part of the 23-campus California State University system.
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About California Polytechnic State University, San Luis Obispo
Cal Poly is a nationally ranked, four-year, comprehensive public university, with approximately 17,500 undergraduate, 120 post-baccalaureate, and 900 graduate students. The Cal Poly community fosters teaching, scholarship, and service in a learn-by-doing environment where students, staff, and faculty are partners in discovery. Cal Poly has built an exemplary reputation on its learn-by-doing approach to the preparation of undergraduate and graduate students. It is a distinctive learning community offering academically focused students a hands-on educational experience that prepares them for today's scientific and technical world. Cal Poly provides a balanced education in the arts, sciences, and technology, while encouraging cross-disciplinary and co-curricular experiences. U.S. News and World Report has ranked Cal Poly #1 among public master's universities in the western United States for 24 consecutive years. The University values free inquiry, cultural and intellectual diversity, mutual respect, civic engagement, and social and environmental responsibility. As a campus, we welcome and nurture a rich array of different perspectives, ideas and cultures. We encourage international an...d multi-cultural education in order to prepare students for successful participation and competition in a diverse world and a global workforce. We believe that diversity of our students, faculty, and staff enlivens and enriches Cal Poly’s educational environment.