Michigan State University

The Department of Fisheries and Wildlife is a vibrant community of scholars comprising >40 core faculty (tenure stream and fixed-term faculty, and academic specialists), >30 research associates, >80 graduate and 240 undergraduate students. Our Mission is to build local, national, and international capacities to conserve ecosystems that support fish, wildlife, and society through integrated programs in research, education, and engagement. We are committed to the integrative nature of natural resources conservation and management, with our expertise ranging from disciplinary areas with a long-standing history in the domain of fisheries and wildlife to those emerging more recently.

Michigan State University (MSU) is one of the top research universities in the world and home to nationally ranked and recognized academic, residential college, and service-learning programs. MSU is a diverse community of dedicated students and scholars, athletes and artists, and scientists that provide regional, national, and international leadership in basic and applied research and excellence in teaching. In addition, consistent with its Land Grant origins, the MSU community pursues international engagement and provides strong extension programs that partner with diverse stakeholders to provide much needed research in the areas of food, energy, water and the environment. MSU enjoys a park‐like campus with outlying research facilities and natural areas. The campus is located in the city of East Lansing, adjacent to the capital city of Lansing. The Lansing metropolitan area has a diverse population of >500,000. Local communities have excellent school systems and place a high value on education. The University is proactive about its obligations under the ADA, and provides individual accessibility plans to students and employees with disabilities. Michigan State University is also proactive in exploring opportunities for employment for dual career families, both inside and outside the University, and respects all family forms. Information about MSU’s dual career support can be found at
https://worklife.msu.edu/dual-career. Information about WorkLife at MSU can be found at https://worklife.msu.edu.

Feb 19, 2024
Full time
Michigan State University East Lansing, MI, USA
The Department of Fisheries and Wildlife at Michigan State University invites applications for a full‐time, 9-month fixed term Assistant Professor Instructor position, with a 90% teaching and 10% service assignment. The position will have an initial appointment of 2 years and will be annually renewed depending on positive performance reviews and availability of funding. The successful candidate will join a dynamic community with faculty, postdoctorates and students who engage in departmental and campus-wide programs, and span broad expertise in natural resources management and ecology. Our department is committed to high quality education and the well-being of our students.  We teach courses for FW majors (about 200 total), majors in other natural resources/ecological science fields, and non-science majors. The Department seeks individuals trained in areas including but not limited to: (a) animal population sampling techniques, quantitative analysis and conservation, and...