Job Opening: Assistant Professor of Wildlife Ecology at Clemson University

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The Search Committee for the Assistant- Professor - Wildlife Ecologist includes Drs. Patrick Jodice, Drew Lanham, Rickie Davis, Kyle Barrett, and Kate McFadden.

The School of Agricultural, Forest, and Environmental Sciences (SAFES), Division of Natural Resources, is seeking to fill a tenure-track position at the Assistant Professor level with specialization in the ecology, management, and conservation of terrestrial mammalian wildlife. The position is a 9-month, academic year appointment and is approximately 50% teaching/50% research, although this split may vary slightly among years. The anticipated starting date is 15 August 2014. Clemson is a Land Grant university situated in the Upper Piedmont of South Carolina, USA. The 1,400 acre campus is part of the 18,000 acres of University Farms and Forests devoted to teaching and research. Clemson University is recognized as a top 25 public university by U.S. News and Word Report.

This position will require significant contributions to teaching, advising, and mentoring. The successful applicant will teach on average two undergraduate and one graduate course per year. Courses of interest at the undergraduate level include but are not limited to Wildlife Biology, Principles of Fish & Wildlife Biology, Mammalogy, and Habitat Analysis and Modeling. The Wildlife Ecologist will develop a graduate-level course that adds analytical and conceptual dimensions to the graduate program. Duties also include undergraduate advising for students in the Wildlife and Fisheries Biology major. Service to university and professional communities is expected.

The successful candidate will develop a nationally recognized and externally funded research program supporting both graduate and undergraduate students that focuses on current and emerging issues in mammalian wildlife ecology and the management and conservation of large mammals and their habitat. The candidate is expected to develop strong collaborative relationships with state and federal wildlife agencies as well as NGOs. Applicants that integrate aspects of wildlife-habitat modeling, applied wildlife ecology, game management, quantitative ecology, or related disciplines with a focus on large game will be favored.

Qualifications include a Ph.D. in wildlife, ecology and environmental sciences, zoology, natural resources, or related areas. Preference will be given to candidates with post-doctoral research and/or teaching experience, evidence of research productivity, and potential to secure external research funding to support an active research program that supports the Land Grant mission. Candidates with strong records of undergraduate teaching and mentoring are preferred. Women and minorities are encouraged to apply.

Position is open until filled. For full consideration apply by 10 December 2013.

Application Procedure

Please email a single PDF file (lastname_wildlife.pdf) including (1) a letter of interest with applicant’s contact information; (2) names, titles, and contact information for 3 references; (3) a one-page teaching philosophy; (4) a one-page research plan; (5) an unofficial transcript from the PhD degree-granting institution; and (6) a Curriculum Vitae to:

Dr. Patrick Jodice
Search Committee Chair
School of Agricultural, Forest, and Environmental Sciences (SAFES)
G27 Lehotsky Hall, Clemson University
Clemson SC  29634-0310

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SAFES has a diverse faculty and all of our programs can be found through the SAFES home page:

The SAFES Nexus provides current news and outreach about all that is going on within the School. There are archives to previous articles as well:

SAFES is part of the College of Agriculture, Forestry, and Life Sciences which is led by Dean Tom Scott:

Faculty in Fisheries and Wildlife collaborate with a variety of departments and programs at Clemson outside of SAFES. Some of our most common partners on campus include:

Biological Sciences:

Parks, Recreation, and Tourism Management:

Strom Thurmond Institute:

Mathematical Sciences:

The USDA Forest Service Southern Research Station has scientists affiliated with SAFES and Dr. Susan Loeb is their Research Ecologist and has an office in Lehotsky Hall:

The USGS Cooperative Research Units have two scientists at Clemson and each are active in graduate research and teaching:

The Clemson Experimental Forest is comprised of 17,500 acres with much of these lands in close proximity to campus. The Forest is used for teaching, research, and recreation:

The Institute for Parks is a new program designed to enhance the management of parks and protected areas:

Our program also has many off-campus partners. The Baruch Institute of Coastal Ecology and Forest Science is located in Georgetown, SC, and offers many teaching and research opportunities:

The School hosts many Public Service RECs (Research and Education Centers) throughout the state:

Within the region there are many Wildlife NGOs and organizations with whom our faculty has partnered over the years. These include some large national organizations which you may be familiar (e.g. Ducks Unlimted, National Turkey Federation) and also more regional organizations such as:

The Nemours Wildlife Foundation:

The Tom Yawkey Wildlife Center Heritage Preserve:

The Low Country Institute:

At the state level we regularly partner and collaborate with South Carolina DNR ( and at the federal level we often partner with various US FWS partners that are located in the state (