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The Department of Biology is currently searching for two new faculty specializing in Functional Microbial Genomics and Human Dimensions of Wildlife Biology. See below for further information. 


Functional Microbial Genomics 

The Department of Biology at Texas State University invites applications for a tenure-track, Assistant Professor specializing in functional microbial genomics. The successful candidate will be expected to teach both graduate and undergraduate microbiology courses in the Department of Biology and develop an externally funded research program involving graduate students that complements the strengths of our 50-member faculty. Required qualifications are an earned Ph.D. in microbiology, virology, or related areas, and a record of peer-reviewed publications in genome-scale research and analyses. Preferred qualifications include postdoctoral experience, a record of grant funding to support research, strong bioinformatics skills, and research experience in microbiology complementing the research strengths of the Department. Salary and start-up package are negotiable. For full consideration, all application materials must be received by October 15, 2017. Interested applicants should submit the following materials: 1. A letter of application with statements on research plans and teaching philosophy, 2. CV, 3. pdfs of up to five publications, and 4. contact information of five people willing to serve as references. Only applications submitted through the Texas State University website will be accepted and considered. https://jobs.hr.txstate.edu/postings/20733  Questions about this position should be addressed to Dr. Michael Forstner, MF@txstate.edu, (512) 245-3362, Texas State University, 601 University Drive, San Marcos, TX 78666. Texas State University is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer.


Human Dimensions of Wildlife Biology 

The Department of Biology at Texas State University invites applications for a tenure-track Assistant Professor in human dimensions of wildlife biology and conservation. The successful candidate will be expected to teach both graduate and undergraduate courses related to wildlife and natural resource management, focusing on human dimensions and conservation aspects, and develop an externally funded research program involving graduate students that complements existing strengths of our 50-member faculty. Required qualifications are an earned Ph.D. in wildlife ecology, biology, environmental education, or related areas, and a record of peer-reviewed publications in human dimensions of natural resources. Preferred qualifications include postdoctoral (or equivalent) experience, demonstration of research experience and a record of externally funded research in human dimensions such as wildlife/conservation outreach, stakeholder engagement and application of theoretical and empirical findings to real-world, contemporary problems. Salary and start-up package are negotiable. For full consideration, all application materials must be received by November 1, 2017. Only applications submitted through the Texas State University website, https://jobs.hr.txstate.edu/postings/20667 will be accepted and considered. Interested applicants should submit the following materials 1) letter of application with statements on research plans and teaching philosophy, 2) CV, 3) PDFs of five representative publications, and 4) the names and contact information of five people willing to serve as references. Questions about this position should be addressed to Dr. Clay Green, claygreen@txstate.edu (512) 245-8037, Texas State University, 601 University Drive, San Marcos, TX 78666. Texas State University is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer.