Assistant / Associate Professor: Ichthyology / Fisheries / Aquatic Ecology

Kansas, United States
Salary Commensurate with experience
Aug 06, 2020
Employment Level
Tenured/Tenured Track
Employment Type
Full Time

The Department of Biological Sciences at Emporia State University in Emporia, KS, invites applications for a nine-month, tenure-track position at the rank of Assistant or Associate Professor, to begin August 2021. Salary starts at $50,000, commensurate with experience and qualifications. The position is partially supported by a generous endowment and the successful candidate will be named the “Jones Endowed Professor of Aquatic Sciences.”


The successful candidate will be expected to teach an Ichthyology course, with laboratory, and an Introductory Zoology course. Additional courses could include Fisheries Management, Population Ecology, Fish Ecology, Aquatic Biology, Stream Ecology, Limnology or other specialty courses that complement our existing offerings at the undergraduate and graduate levels. Faculty members typically teach 12 contact hours (or equivalent) per semester. The successful candidate will also be expected to develop an active research program, including the supervision of graduate (M.S.) and undergraduate research, and she or he will be encouraged to apply for extramural funding. Dedicated research space will be available in the new on-campus Prophet Aquatic Research and Outreach Center.


A Ph.D. and relevant research experience are required by the start date. Postdoctoral experience is highly desirable. Applicants should have field-based research expertise in ichthyology and freshwater aquatic ecology (fisheries/conservation/population, community, landscape, and/or behavioral biology), including experience with contemporary statistical modeling approaches. Expertise in applied/fisheries ecology is strongly desired for mentorship of our students in the Fisheries and Wildlife/Ecology and Biodiversity concentrations and also for potential collaboration with the on-campus Research and Survey Office of the Kansas Department of Wildlife, Parks and Tourism.


Screening will begin on September 4, 2020, and continue until the position is filled.

Please email a letter of intent, separate statements of teaching philosophy and research interests, CV, and contact information for three references (including email, phone, and postal address) to Dr. William E. Jensen at (email preferred). Application materials are also accepted by mail to: Dr. William E. Jensen, Search Committee Chair, Department of Biological Sciences, Campus Box 4050, Emporia State University, 1 Kellogg Circle, Emporia, KS 66801-5415. Phone: 620-341-5339; Fax: 620-341-5607.

Emporia State University is an equal opportunity and affirmative action employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to age, race, color, national origin, ethnicity, religion, gender, sex, gender identity, gender expression, marital status, parental status, sexual orientation, genetic information, status as an individual with a disability, status as a protected veteran, or any other factors which cannot be considered by law.

About the University:

Emporia State University is a small public university (~6,500 students) located in the beautiful Flint Hills region of Kansas. The university has built its reputation on quality teaching, research, and service, and strives to keep classroom sizes small to promote high-impact learning experiences. Please visit the ESU website ( and the departmental website ( for more information.