Assistant / Associate Professor: Mammalogy / Landscape Ecology / Conservation

Emporia State University

The Department of Biological Sciences at Emporia State University in Emporia, KS, invites applications for a nine-month, tenure-track position at the rank of Assistant or Associate Professor, to begin August 2023. Salary is commensurate with experience and qualifications.

The successful candidate will be expected to teach a Mammalogy course with a laboratory section.  Additional courses could include Landscape Ecology, Population Biology, or other specialty courses that complement our existing offerings at the undergraduate and graduate levels. There is expectation that introductory biology courses (Organismic Biology, Ecology, Field Ecology, etc.) would also be taught, possibly in rotation with other instructors. Faculty members typically teach 12 contact hours (or equivalent) per semester. The successful candidate will also be expected to develop an active research program, including the supervision of graduate (M.S.) and undergraduate research, and will be encouraged to apply for extramural funding.

A Ph.D. and relevant research experience are required by the start date. Postdoctoral experience is highly desirable. Applicants should have field-based research expertise in mammalogy (conservation/population, community, landscape, and/or behavioral biology), including experience with contemporary statistical modeling approaches. Expertise in applied ecology is strongly desired for mentorship of our students in the Fisheries and Wildlife/Ecology and Biodiversity concentrations and for potential collaboration with the on-campus Research and Survey Office of the Kansas Department of Wildlife and Parks.

Screening will begin on February 1, 2023, and continue until the position is filled.
Please upload a letter of intent, separate statements of teaching philosophy and research interests, CV, and contact information for three references (including email, phone, and postal address) to
For questions regarding the position, you may contact Dr. William E. Jensen at
A background check is required prior to hire.

Emporia State University is an equal opportunity and affirmative action employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to age, race, color, national origin, ethnicity, religion, gender, sex, gender identity, gender expression, marital status, parental status, sexual orientation, genetic information, status as an individual with a disability, status as a protected veteran, or any other factors which cannot be considered by law.

About the University:
Emporia State University is a public university (~6,500 students) located in the beautiful Flint Hills region of Kansas. The university has built its reputation on quality teaching, research, and service, and strives to keep classroom sizes small to promote high-impact learning experiences.