Florida International University — Tenure Track Faculty Position in Conservation Biology

FLORIDA INTERNATIONAL UNIVERSITY seeks applicants for an open rank, tenure-track position within the Department of Biological Sciences and interfacing with the Tropical Conservation Institute/Institute of the Environment to begin Summer 2023. Applicants must have experience in leading terrestrial, vertebrate wildlife conservation initiatives.

Candidate profile:

  • Terrestrial tropical/sub-tropical vertebrate conservation biologist
  • Proven history of applied research—problem solving, species-conservation focus, novel methodologies (e.g., species recovery, wildlife trade, surveillance, wildlife disease)
  • Proven history of project funding, preferably NGO, philanthropic and govt. agency
  • Proven collaboration record with governing authorities, international NGOs, regulators, like-minded organizations
  • Has interests that complement existing Department of Biological Sciences, Institute of Environment and TCI research projects and initiatives.

The ideal candidate will exhibit an interdisciplinary approach to research and the translation of research results into applied conservation and/or policy changes, which will complement existing expertise within the Department of Biology and allied science departments as well as within the Institute of Environment, an FIU Preeminent Program.

Experience in managing multi-institutional, international collaborations for conservation actions and research including data collection and analysis is expected. Experience in international negotiations between governments, as a mediator for implementing sustainable management and policy change, in addition to knowledge and execution of effective policy campaigns, are considered assets. Other areas of interest may include invasive species, illegal wildlife trade including assessment methods and the development of programs and technological tools to help enforce and combat illegal trade, as well as One Health projects, wildlife health research, monitoring and disease control.

The successful candidate will be expected to develop independent research and applied conservation projects with a focus on the conservation and recovery of critically endangered species of terrestrial vertebrates, related to the mission of the Tropical Conservation Institute (http://tci.fiu.edu), and must have a consistent record of grantsmanship and ability to fundraise, in particular from private foundations.

Minimum qualifications include a Ph.D. in Biological Sciences. Candidates should have a solid record of peer-reviewed publications, extensive professional, research, and teaching experience.

Qualified candidates are encouraged to apply to Job Opening ID 528452 at facultycareers.fiu.eduand attach a cover letter and curriculum vitae as individual attachments. Candidates will be requested to provide names and contact information for at least three (3) references who will be contacted as determined by the search committee. To receive full consideration, applications and required materials should be received by January 15, 2023, and the position will stay open until filled.

Pre-Employment Requirements
Criminal Background Check

How To Apply

Prospective Employee

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To be considered eligible for the position as an internal candidate, departmental staff must meet minimum requirements of the position and be in good performance standing.

Before you begin the process, we recommend that you are prepared to attach electronic copies of your resume, cover letter or any other documents within the application process. It is recommended that you combine your cover letter and resume/curriculum vitae into one attachment. Attached documents should be in Microsoft Word or PDF format. All applicants are required to complete the online application including work history and educational details (if applicable), even when attaching a resume.

*This posting will close at 12:00 am of the close date.

How To Apply

Current Employee
As a current employee, you must log into Employee Self Service (ESS) to apply for this and any other internal career opportunity of interest. In this account, you are able to track your applicant status in “My Applications”.

To be considered eligible for the position as an internal candidate, departmental staff must meet minimum requirements of the position and be in good performance standing.

Before you begin the process, we recommend that you are prepared to attach electronic copies of your resume/ curriculum vitae, cover letter or any other documents within the application process. It is recommended that you combine your cover letter and resume into one attachment. Attached documents should be in Microsoft Word or PDF format.

*This posting will close at 12:00 am of the close date.

Disclosures

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To obtain a paper copy of the report, please visit the FIU Police Department located at 885 SW 109th Avenue, Miami, FL, 33199 (PG5 Market Station).

Pay Transparency
Florida International University will not discharge or in any other manner discriminate against employees or applicants because they have inquired about, discussed, or disclosed their own pay or the pay of another employee or applicant. However, employees who have access to the compensation information of other employees or applicants as a part of their essential job functions cannot disclose the pay of other employees or applicants to individuals who do not otherwise have access to compensation information, unless the disclosure is (a) in response to a formal complaint or charge, (b) in furtherance of an investigation, proceeding, hearing, or action, including an investigation conducted by the employer, or (c) consistent with the contractor’s legal duty to furnish information.

FIU is a member of the State University System of Florida and an Equal Opportunity, Equal Access, Affirmative Action Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability or protected veteran status.
About FIU

Florida International University is a top public university that drives real talent and innovation in Miami and globally. Very high research (R1) activity and high social mobility come together at FIU to uplift and accelerate learner success in a global city by focusing in the areas of environment, health, innovation, and justice. Today, FIU has two campuses and multiple centers. FIU serves a diverse student body of more than 56,000 and 290,000 Panther alumni. U.S. News and World Report places dozens of FIU programs among the best in the nation, including international business at No. 2. Washington Monthly Magazine ranks FIU among the top 20 public universities contributing to the public good.

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