Title: Assistant Professor of Wildlife Ecology
Department: Forest Resources
Job Category: Faculty
About the College
Abraham Baldwin Agricultural College (ABAC) is a state college
in the University System of Georgia with two instructional sites in
Southwest Georgia. ABAC’s mission is to provide excellent education
by engaging, teaching, coaching, mentoring, and providing relevant
experiences that prepare the graduate for life. The main campus is
located in Tifton, Georgia. Tifton is a progressive community known
for its quality-of-life environment and was recently named as one
of the 100 Best Small Towns in America. The college has a student
body of 3,817 students (Fall 2021) and a teaching faculty of
approximately 135. The School of Agriculture and Natural
Resources is one of four schools and offers six of the college’s 12
Bachelor of Science degrees. The school’s enrollment is
approximately 38% of the college’s total enrollment (1,440) and has
approximately 50 faculty and staff. The Department of Forest
Resources is one of three departments within the school. It
has a Fall 2021 semester enrollment in the BS in Natural Resource
Management of 263 students and a total of eight faculty and
The Department of Forest Resources, housed within the School of
Agriculture and Natural Resources, seeks applicants for an
Assistant Professor of Wildlife Ecology and Management. This is a
10-month, tenure-track position. The successful candidate will
teach undergraduate courses in support of the BS in Natural
Resource Management. Teaching responsibilities may include
but are not limited to Wildlife Management Techniques, Herbaceous
Plant Communities, Dendrology, Waterfowl Ecology and Management,
Upland Gamebird Management, and Wildlife Damage Management.
In addition, the successful candidate will advise students and
student organizations; engage in scholarly activities, engage in
service activities, develop partnerships with commodity and
industry organizations, and work effectively as a member of a
faculty team to continually update and improve the content of
courses and degree programs in the department. In addition, the
successful candidate will work with the community and college on
initiatives and activities that enhance the student learning
experience and community relationships and promotes student
engagement. Specific assignments will depend on the successful
candidate’s experience and area of interest.
- An earned doctorate in wildlife ecology/management, natural
resources, or a related field is required (must have completed all
requirements for the doctorate by start date of employment).
- Strong written and oral communication skills.
- Ability to use current technology in support of instructional
- Primary interest in and firm commitment to undergraduate
- The ability to work effectively with students, faculty, staff,
administrators, alumni, and industry stakeholders.
- Demonstrated ability to work with industry stakeholders and
other related groups in developing and promoting activities that
enhance the student learning experience, promotes student
engagement, and enhances community and industry relationships.
- A broad-based Bachelor’s degree in forest resources.
- Experience in teaching and advising at the college-level.
- Ability to teach a wide variety of classes in natural
- Professional work experience in natural resource
- A record of successful extramural funding and/or scholarly
Application Instructions: All
applications are submitted electronically. Candidates will submit a
cover letter, CV, philosophy of teaching, copy of transcripts
(unofficial at the time of application), and a list of three
references with complete contact information. Finalists will
be required to submit official transcripts and three letters of
Review of applications will begin October 18, 2021, and will
continue until the position is filled.
Employment Start Date: January 1,
For additional information: Contact Dr.
William Moore, Department Head, Department of Forest Resources,
229-391-4805 or email@example.com.