University of Maine — Assistant Unit Leader / Assistant Professor in Wildlife

Assistant Unit Leader/Assistant Professor in Wildlife

U.S. Geological Survey, Maine Cooperative Fish and Wildlife Research Unit (CRU), University of Maine, Orono, Maine

The CRU program formalizes a relationship among the state natural resources management agency, the host University, the USGS, the USFWS, and the Wildlife Management Institute. The Maine CRU ( is the third oldest of the 41 units across the Nation (established in 1935) and is located at the University of Maine in Orono. We are seeking a motivated researcher in the general field of Wildlife Biology to contribute to the CRU missions of research, technology transfer and education as Assistant Unit Leader. This position is unique in that the incumbent is a federal employee (U.S. Geological Survey), yet serves as a fully integrated faculty member in the Department of Wildlife, Fisheries and Conservation Biology at the University of Maine. Duties include the development of an active research program with graduate students, and close coordination with state and federal partners to conduct relevant research to inform management. A Ph.D. (or equivalent doctoral degree) in wildlife science or a closely related field is required. The incumbent will be an effective communicator and collaborator who wants to shape the next generation of professionals. We welcome diverse candidates and encourage those in underrepresented groups to apply. For information contact Joseph Zydlewski (

Interested? This federal position (Research Ecologist/Wildlife Biologist GS 12-13) closes on September 9, 2022 and can be viewed at