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Fish Biologist

E-appoint Tracking Number: BIOL005768S

Job Type: Unclassified

Job Category: Faculty

Is position tenure earning: Yes

Position Department/Office: Biology

Appointment Duration: 9 Month

Position Responsibilities: Teach non-major biology courses and upper division courses (fisheries management, ichthyology, herpetology, others in specialty); manage the fish and amphibian/reptile collections; conduct research in an area of fish biology and ecology; advise undergraduate and graduate students and involve them in research.

Minimum Requirements: Successful candidates must possess a Ph.D. in biology, ichthyology, fish or fisheries biology, or equivalent by starting date of appointment.

Preferred Qualifications: Teaching and postdoctoral research experience preferred; commitment to undergraduate education and advisement is essential; research experience in fish biology/management including field collection and identification; teaching experience in introductory biology and upper division fish biology/management and aquatic ecology courses; curatorial experience or demonstrated potential to curate a collection; experience in quantitative analysis.

The Following Background Checks Are Required:

  • A criminal background check
  • A sex-offender registry only check

Range/Salary: Commensurate with Assistant Professor position. This position is contingent upon funding.

Position Closes: Open Until Filled

Application Review: For first consideration, apply by 01/13/14

Application Instructions:

Submit a formal application letter, curriculum vitae (including reference contact information), separate statements of teaching philosophy and research interests, undergraduate and graduate transcripts, reprints of recent publications, evidence of teaching effectiveness, and three letters of reference (only electronic submissions accepted except for letters) to: Dr. Joe Arruda, Fish Biology Search Committee, Pittsburg State University, Dept. of Biology, 1701 South Broadway, Pittsburg KS 66762 7752, phone: (620)235-4738, e-mail: jarruda@pittstate.edu.

Other Information: Through its 15 faculty and facilities, the Biology Department meets instructional needs for students: (1) on a variety of career tracks within biology, (2) as support for other disciplines, and (3) as a basic body of shared knowledge for general education. The department has successful programs in pre-health, cell and molecular, field biology and ecology, and secondary education. We have almost 500 undergraduate majors and about 20 in the graduate (masters) program. For more information see: http://www.pittstate.edu and http://www.pittks.org.

Pursuant to the requirements of the Jeanne Clery Disclosure of Campus Security Policy and Campus Crime Statistics Act (20 U.S.C. 1092 {f}) a copy of Pittsburg State University's Annual Security Report may be viewed on the internet at: http://www.pittstate.edu/office/police/docs/ASR2011.pdf

This report includes statistics for the previous three years concerning reported crimes that occurred on-campus; in certain off-campus buildings or property owned or controlled by Pittsburg State University; and on public property within, or immediately adjacent to and accessible from, the campus. The report also includes institutional policies concerning campus security, such as policies concerning sexual assault, and other matters. You can also obtain a printed copy of this report by contacting University Police and Parking Services at 620-235-4624.