Texas State University is excited to announce that we are searching for a Meadows-Center funded Endowed Professorship in Aquatic Resources. This position comes with annual research funding and opportunities to lead a funded field team of scientists. We are considering applicants at both the Associate and Full level for this Tenured position in the Biology Department. We are seeking to attract a candidate who specializes in investigating biological-hydrological interactions in aquatic systems. (For example, research areas could include but are not limited to: hydrological-ecological interactions for native and non-native aquatic organisms, river-riparian connections, hydraulic-physical processes impacting biological communities and ecosystems, and determining the eco-hydrological consequences of climate change.) Full job ad, Online application.
Direct questions to the search chair, Dr. Kristy Daniel.
The Department of Biology at Texas State University invites applications for an experienced and outstanding senior scholar to serve as Department Chair beginning Fall 2024. Appointments will be at the Professor level with tenure. The Biology Department is a multidisciplinary department with ~70 faculty members, both on tenure and non-tenure tracks, which serve ~2,000 undergraduate majors, ~6,000 nonmajors requiring biology classes and >200 master's and doctoral students. The department encompasses several major programs at the undergraduate and graduate levels including Aquatic Biology, Wildlife Biology, Microbiology, Population and Conservation Biology, and Biology Education as well as a diverse range of laboratory and field-based research that includes, but is not limited to wildlife ecology, parasitology, hydroecology, cell physiology, microbial genetics/genomics, ecological immunology, and microfluidic devices.
Texas State has made remarkable progress in the growth of research activity and had research expenditures in FY2022 exceeding $110 million which is comparable to other Carnegie R1 institutions in the country and projects $140 million in FY2023. The Chair will report to the Dean of the College of Science and Engineering and will serve as the department's academic and administrative leader. The college houses the Edwards Aquifer Research and Data Center, reflective of a long-standing focus on aquatic biology and water resources. A hallmark of the college is the high-quality research of our faculty, which is exemplified by seventeen faculty members having received NSF Career awards since the early 2000's. The college boasts the largest student enrollment at the university.
• Ph.D. in a biological science or related field.
• Demonstrated experience in academic administration.
• Record of instruction at the undergraduate and graduate level.
• Sustained record of teaching, scholarly achievements, and service consistent with the rank of tenured professor.
• Record of effective leadership that may include examples of professional training; university growth or new programs; innovation in curriculum; and development of new facilities, funding, endowments, and partnerships.
• Successful record of maintaining a competitively funded research program that is acknowledged by peers.
• Consistent record of advising, supervising, and mentoring undergraduate and graduate students.
• Experience with fostering shared governance among diverse faculty with varying titles, ranks, and program specialties.
• Research and teaching philosophies that align with the department and university.
Only applications submitted through the Texas State University website will be accepted and considered: https://jobs.hr.txstate.edu/postings/44354. To receive full consideration, please submit the following by December 1, 2023:
• Curriculum Vitae
• Research statement with a focus on active and anticipated projects, as well as
philosophy and experience with collaborative and cross-disciplinary activities (4-6 pages)
• Teaching statement describing approach, experience, philosophy, and interests (1-2 pages)
• Leadership statement including experience, philosophy, and interests (3-5 pages)
• Unofficial transcripts
• Contact information for five individuals willing to serve as references
Questions regarding this position should be addressed to Bill Brittain, Chair of Chemistry and Biochemistry, at firstname.lastname@example.org, 512.245.7208, Texas State University, 601 University Drive, San Marcos, TX 78666. The selected candidate will be required to provide official transcripts from all degree-granting universities.
Proposed Start Date: Fall 2024
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