Assistant Professor in Ecology

Selinsgrove, Pennsylvania
Salary to commensurate with candidate experience
Nov 15, 2021
Jan 14, 2022
Human ecology
Organization Type

The Department of Biology at Susquehanna University invites applications for a tenure-track Assistant Professor in ecology with specialization in human impacts on vertebrates beginning August 2022. A Ph.D. in Ecology by date of appointment is required. 

Demonstrated excellence, or evidence of the potential to excel, in undergraduate teaching, advising and research mentoring is essential, as is evidence of a strong commitment to pedagogies that foster diversity and inclusion. Teaching duties will include introductory-level biology courses and biostatistics, comparative vertebrate anatomy and elective courses in their field. The successful candidate be expected to develop a compelling research program, publish in peer-reviewed scholarly sources, and actively mentor student capstone research projects. Institutional and departmental service are also required.

Candidates whose research and teaching focus on applied ecological issues such as conservation or restoration ecology will be preferred, as will be candidates able to take advantage of the ecological research facilities currently available to Susquehanna University such as the Center for Environmental Education and Research and the Natural Science Center.

To be considered, submit a cover letter, curriculum vitae, statements of teaching philosophy and research plans, and a diversity statement addressing past and/or potential contributions to advancing diversity, equity, and inclusion through research, teaching, advising, and/or service and letters from three references online at  Any inquiries about the position should be sent to the search committee chair, Dr. Alissa Packer ( Review of applications will begin on December 6, 2021 and continue until the position is filled. 

Susquehanna University is a national liberal arts college committed to excellence in educating students for productive, creative and reflective lives of achievement, leadership and service in a diverse, dynamic and interdependent world.  Its more than 2,300 undergraduates come from 35 states and 22 countries, and all students study away through Susquehanna’s unique Global Opportunities program. Susquehanna University’s 325-acre campus, noted for its beauty, is located in Selinsgrove, Pennsylvania, 50 miles north of Harrisburg in the scenic Susquehanna River Valley, about a three-hour drive from Philadelphia, Washington, D.C., and New York City. For more information, please visit

As a living, learning and working community, Susquehanna University affirms its commitment to being an engaged, culturally inclusive campus. As we seek to embody the rich diversity of the human community, we commit ourselves to the full participation of persons who represent the breadth of human difference. The university encourages candidates from historically underrepresented groups to apply. Susquehanna University is an Equal Opportunity Employer.