Job Announcement: Assistant Professor, North Dakota State University

*Review of applications begins May 14, 2013*

North Dakota State University is seeking an Assistant Professor of Range Science to develop a relevant and productive research program and contribute to the institution’s teaching needs.

Duties: Develop a regionally and nationally recognized research program in rangeland ecology and Plant Ecology; Acquire extramural funding to support research program; Form collaborative relationships with on- or off-campus colleagues to enhance research capability; Teach Range Plants yearly and other taxonomy courses in Plant Identification in alternate years; Curator for North Dakota Herbarium; Advise undergraduate students and actively participate in graduate student training; Provide service to the school, college, university, and the profession of range science

Qualifications: A Ph.D. degree in range science, range management, rangeland ecology and management, botany, or a closely related discipline; Research experience in rangeland and plant ecology; Demonstrated ability to publish findings in refereed scientific journals; Evidence of teaching experience; Effective oral and written communication skills. Preferred Qualifications: Research experience with refereed publication activity in one or more of the following: plant community dynamics, plant ecosystem function, sustainable rangeland management, disturbance ecology, landscape level ecology, and ecological site descriptions; Established stature in area of expertise; Record of grant acquisition; Evidence of involvement in developing innovative pedagogical techniques; Experience with teaching online courses; Willingness to develop collaborative field research programs on NDSU research and extension centers; Ability to interact collegially with a diverse group of students, staff, faculty, and administrators.

To Apply: Applications should include: 1) a letter of application outlining interest and qualifications for this position; 2) a statement of research interests and philosophy; 3) a statement of teaching interests and philosophy; 4) curriculum vitae, and 5) up to 2 PDF reprints of representative publications. Applicants should arrange for three individuals to send letters of reference to Dr. Jack Norland; Co-Chair of Search Committee; Range Science Program; Dept. 7680; PO Box 6050; Fargo, ND 58108-6050 or emailed at jack.norland@ndsu.edu. See the full job ad for details and to apply.

Screening Date: 5/14/13.

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