Thursday, October 31, 2019

Assistant Professor (Zoology/Paleontology), University of Wisconsin, River Falls

The University of Wisconsin, River Falls, is seeking a zoologist or paleontologist. Specific expertise could be in anatomy, ecology, systematics, evolution, wildlife, or another related field. Vertebrate (non-human) specialty in zoology is preferred, but others are encouraged to apply. The ability to teach an undergraduate paleontology course is required.

This is a full-time, nine-month, tenure-track position in the Department of Biology, but the position also supports the Geology program in the Department of Plant and Earth Science. The standard teaching load is 12 credit (contact) hours per semester, which usually translates into two courses per semester, with labs, but may vary. Starting date: August 24, 2020.

Specific Duties and Responsibilities:
  • Teach undergraduate courses, likely to include: 
    1. Zoology and/or Comparative Vertebrate Anatomy; 
    2. Paleontology; 
    3. Additional course(s) of interest, depending on expertise, for example, Introductory Biology and/or Geology; Ecology; Wildlife Biology; History of Animal Life; taxon-specific courses (e.g., Herpetology, Mammalogy, Ichthyology), Global Change (Historical Geology), Sedimentary Geology
  • Establish and maintain a program of research/scholarship/professional activities.
  • Serve as Academic Advisor to undergraduate students.
  • Engage in department, college, and university service/committees, as well as community service, where appropriate.

Application deadline for full consideration: December 31, 2019.
For a full description and application instructions see

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