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Assistant Professor – Rangeland Ecology & Management with University of Montana in Missoula, MT

Type of position Tenure track faculty position
Employer University of Montana
Description of Employer Higher education
Location United States
Description of Location Missoula, MT
Salary tbd
Closing date of competition 30 November 2012
Date position available August 2013
Description of duties The Department of Forest Management seeks to appoint an Assistant Professor of Rangeland Ecology and Management who will contribute to the teaching, research, and service missions of the College of Forestry and Conservation at the University of Montana.


  1. Teach undergraduate and graduate courses in the candidate’s area of specialty, including undergraduate courses in rangeland management and grassland ecology
  2. Develop an externally funded research program in rangeland ecology and management
  3. Advise undergraduate students and direct graduate student research at the M.S. and Ph.D. levels
  4. Interact and communicate with rangeland management agencies and cooperatives
  5. Participate in the Resource Conservation curricular program and on Department, College, and University committees
Qualifications sought We seek an ecologist with expertise in grassland and rangeland systems, and with research interests in managed landscapes and the restoration or reclamation of forests and grasslands. This scientist must have a demonstrated interest in mentoring undergraduate and graduate students.

In addition, the candidate must possess:

  1. a Ph.D. in rangeland ecology and management, forestry, or a closely related field at the time of appointment
  2. a strong record of research and scholarship that includes publications in peer-reviewed journals and development of competitive externally-funded grants
  3. an ability to teach effectively at the graduate and undergraduate levels

Preferred qualifications include:

  • experience teaching courses in range ecology and management
  • interest in conducting research in the Rocky Mountain region
  • experience in resource management, including experience engaging with landowners and interacting with natural resource managers
  • post-doctoral research experience and training

Preference also will be given to applicants whose research complements that of other faculty in the College.

Application procedure
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Interested applicants must submit a cover letter, curriculum vitae,statements of teaching and research interests, and academic transcripts. Three (3) confidential letters of reference are also required.
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Apply online at http://university-montana-hr.silkroad.com/epostings
Additional Information ADA/EOE/AA/Veteran’s Preference Employer
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