Lake Superior State University is seeking a faculty member with expertise in Conservation Biology to join the School of Biological Sciences.  We are trying to bring someone in for fall 2013 and therefore we hope to move quickly through the search process.  The job will be officially posted on LSSU's website within the next day or two.

Job Title: Assistant Professor of Conservation Biology

Working Title: Assistant Professor of Conservation Biology

Position Summary Information:

Department: Biological Sciences

Job Summary/Basic Function: Lake Superior State University seeks qualified applicants for a tenure-track faculty position in Conservation Biology. Preferred start date August 2013. Teaching responsibilities will include introductory courses in Natural Resource Management and Conservation Biology, an upper level course in Human Dimensions and other courses based on department needs (e.g. Survey of General Biology and Natural History of the Vertebrates). The successful candidate will also be able to develop courses that reflect his/her interests and expertise.

Minimum Qualifications:  Doctoral degree in Conservation Biology or closely related discipline is required at the time of appointment.

Preferred Qualifications: The successful applicant will have a strong commitment to excellence in undergraduate teaching and advising, an interest in including undergraduates in research and in interacting with students outside of class. The successful candidate should also have an interest in collaborating with other faculty, government and/or conservation agencies. Scholarly activity and university service are also expected of the successful candidate.

Physical Demands: Be able to accompany students on field trips; be able to lift up to 25 pounds

Special Instructions to Applicants: Include a statement of research interests and a statement of teaching interests with your application in addition to the documents required below.

For additional information: Contact Dr. Nancy Kirkpatrick, Chair of the School of Biological Sciences (906.635.2894,

Review of applications: will begin April 1, 2013 and continue until the position is filled.

Required Documents:

            Cover letter

            Curriculum Vitae

            Contact information for 3 references

            All College & University Transcripts

            Statement of teaching interests

            Statement of research interests