[Taxacom] Job announcement at the University of Kentucky

Sharkey, Michael J msharkey at uky.edu
Sun Aug 21 19:07:50 CDT 2011

This is a position that aquatic entomologists (and others) may be interested in.

12 August, 2011 - 12-month, tenure-track appointment.  Assistant Professor. Department of Forestry, University of Kentucky, Lexington, Kentucky.  ** Closing date is October 15, 2011 or until a suitable candidate is found **

Position Title:  Assistant Professor, Department of Forestry, University of Kentucky. This is a 12-month, tenure-track appointment in the Regular Title Series. Anticipated starting date is July 1, 2012.

Qualifications:  Ph.D. degree in ecology, biology, or related field; with emphasis on stream and/or riparian ecology required. At least one wildlife management degree preferred.

Responsibilities:  Approximately 70% research, 30% teaching.  The majority of the research effort should address applications of ecology, conservation, and management of herpetofauna and/or benthic macroinvertebrates in or near forests. The successful candidate will be expected to build a nationally recognized research program in stream and riparian ecology and management, as demonstrated by success in research grantsmanship, publications in leading refereed journals, and graduate student recruitment and training. The candidate will be expected to work in an interdisciplinary environment with researchers in related fields and foster collaborative teaching and research opportunities with forestry and wildlife faculty.  Potential teaching responsibilities will include development and teaching of undergraduate courses in herpetology, stream and riparian ecology, as well as a graduate course in area of emphasis.  Demonstrated ability to conduct research in the area of riparian and freshwater ecology is required.

The Department of Forestry:  The Department of Forestry is one of fourteen academic departments in the College of Agriculture.  Departmental activities include undergraduate instruction in forestry and natural resources, graduate instruction in forestry, research, and Cooperative Extension Service programs. The Department has strengths in a wide range of forestry and natural resource management interests including upland hardwood ecology and management, restoration and reforestation, hydrology, invasive species, and wildlife ecology/management that can facilitate collaboration and provide support for research and teaching activities.  The Department has significant off-campus resources available to support its mission including the nationally recognized Wood Utilization Center and Robinson Forest, both located at the Robinson Center for Appalachian Resource Sustainability in eastern Kentucky. For information about the Department of Forestry and the University of Kentucky, see www.ca.uky.edu/forestry<http://www.ca.uky.edu/forestry> and www.uky.edu<http://www.uky.edu>.  For information about living in Lexington, see www.lexingtonky.gov<http://www.lexingtonky.gov>.

Application Procedure:  Closing date is October 15, 2011 or until a suitable candidate is found.  Apply for job requisition #50122937.  The human resources application website can be accessed directly through the Department web page (www.ca.uky.edu/forestry/manage.php<http://www.ca.uky.edu/forestry/manage.php>) or through human resources at http://ukjobs.uky.edu/applicants/Central?quickFind=228549.  If you have any questions, contact HR/Employment, phone (859) 257-9555 press 2 or email ukjobs at email.uky.edu<mailto:ukjobs at email.uky.edu>.  Upon offer of employment, successful applicants for certain positions must undergo a national background check as required by University of Kentucky Human Resources.  Questions about the position should be directed to Dr. Chris Barton, Search Committee Chair, barton at uky.edu<mailto:barton at uky.edu>.

The University of Kentucky is an AA/EEO employer and is committed to increasing the diversity of its faculty, staff, and student body.  Individuals from under-represented groups are encouraged to apply.

Michael Sharkey
Department of Entomology
University of Kentucky
Lexington KY 40546-0091
(859) 257-9364
msharkey at uky.edu

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