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Assistant Professor of Applied Ecology and Sustainable Management
Position Number:
Hiring Unit:
College of Tropical Agriculture and Human Resources, Natural Resources and Environmental Management
Date Posted:
February 02, 2017
Closing Date:
Continuous - application review begins March 15, 2017
Monthly Type:
9 Month
Tenure Track:
Full Time/Part Time:
Full Time

Other Conditions:
  • To begin August 1, 2017. For best consideration all application materials should be received by March 10, 2017.
Duties and Responsibilities
  1. Teach courses in the NREM undergraduate curriculum, which might include: Environmental Problem Solving (NREM 494) and Wildlife Ecology and Management (NREM 450), and the NREM graduate curriculum including Landscape Ecology (NREM 685), Restoration Ecology (NREM 682), and Conservation Biology (BOT/NREM/ZOOL 690).
  2. Strengthen and link CTAHR to University-wide initiatives in sustainability and resiliency.
  3. Advise undergraduate and graduate students.
  4. Conduct research on the ecology and management of wildlife species in Hawaii and on other Pacific Islands, with a special focus on (i) ecology and natural history of native and non-native wildlife species in the Pacific Region; (ii) impact and management of non-native, invasive wildlife; and (iii) conservation and restoration of native species and communities threatened by non-native, invasive species.
  5. Work with a diverse network of stakeholders including state and federal wildlife management agencies, the local hunting community, and non-profit organizations to monitor, plan and prioritize management of native and non-native wildlife in the region.
  6. Pursue competitive extramural grants and contracts to fund research program.
  7. Participate in department, college, and university service and governance.
Minimum Qualifications
  1. Ph.D. in an academic field emphasizing wildlife ecology and management or natural resource management such as zoology, natural resources, environmental science, ecology, forestry or related area from a college of university of recognized standing.
  2. Demonstrated ability as a teacher.
  3. Demonstrated scholarly achievement.
  4. Poise and good address for meeting and conferring with others.
Desirable Qualifications
  1. University teaching experience.
  2. Academic preparation through formal coursework and/or professional experience consistent with the subject areas of instruction and research stated above
  3. Post-doctoral research experience.
  4. Excellent written and verbal communication skills as demonstrated by authorship in peer-reviewed publications and refereed presentations.
  5. Knowledge of and experience in tropical ecosystems and management practices, especially in small island settings.
  6. Record of successful grant preparation and administration.

To Apply:
Submit the following to the address listed below: 1) Cover letter indicating how you satisfy the minimum and desirable qualifications, 2) curriculum vitae, 3 ) names and contact information for at least three professional references and 4) official transcripts (copies accepted, however official transcripts will be required upon hire).
  1. Dr. Catherine Chan
  2. College of Tropical Agriculture and Human Resources
  3. Department of Natural Resources and Environmental Management
  4. 1910 East West Road, Room 101
  5. Honolulu, HI 96822
  1. Dr. Catherine Chan; 808-956-8708;

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