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Assistant Professor of Wildlife and Outdoor Enterprise Management

Apply now Department: 3670010090 Horticulture Natural Resources
Job no: 504773
Work type: Academic / Faculty - 12 month
Location: Manhattan, Kansas
Categories: Agriculture, Education / Instructional, Research / Scientific / Grants

About This Role:

Assistant Professor of Wildlife & Outdoor Enterprise Management (WOEM), Full-time (12-month), tenure-track (70% teaching, 30% research), with expertise in applied wildlife management and entrepreneurial aspects of the outdoors



  • WOEM is a unique discipline that trains undergraduate students in the entrepreneurial aspects of the outdoors (e.g., hunting and fishing guide businesses, outdoor adventure companies, habitat management businesses). The successful candidate will teach undergraduate courses in WOEM that may include the following topic areas: Upland Gamebird Management, Flora and Fauna of the Great Plains, Big Game Management, and a freshman orientation course.
  • Contributing to recruitment, advising, and assessment of WOEM undergraduate students and a student organization.


  • Develop a nationally-recognized research program in an area of applied wildlife research, including, but not limited to, upland gamebird management.
  • Developing an externally-funded research program that supports M.S. and Ph.D. students.
  • Publish research in peer-reviewed, national and international journals. 
  • Participation in service associated with applied wildlife management is expected, including involvement with professional organizations.

Why Join Us:

The Department of Horticulture and Natural Resources originated in 1871 making it one of the first and oldest departments at Kansas State University.  Today, as our mission statement underscores, we are committed to educating outstanding undergraduate and graduate students, contributing significant research results to solve problems associated with our disciplines, and providing our constituencies across the state, region and national with excellent extension programs.

Our diverse department conducts its activities at a variety of locations with facilities on the main campus in Manhattan and outlying research and education centers.

We Support Diversity and Inclusion:

Kansas State University embraces diversity and promotes inclusion in every sector of the institution. The university actively seeks individuals whose commitments and contributions will advance the University's dedication to the Principles of Community.

What You’ll Need to Succeed:

Minimum Requirements:

  • Earned Ph.D. degree by the date of employment in wildlife management, natural resources management, or related discipline
  • Evidence of potential to secure external funding for applied research
  • Strong undergraduate teaching record in areas of applied wildlife management
  • Strong interpersonal skills and demonstrated ability to work as a contributing team member
  • A publication record commensurate with experience

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Post-doctoral experience, though individuals close to completing their Ph.D. are also encouraged to apply
  • Demonstrated excellence in teaching and assessment of undergraduate students in applied wildlife management
  • Established record of external grant funding and experience in grant budget management
  • Publications in national/international peer-reviewed journals
  • Demonstrated ability to collaborate with colleagues on interdisciplinary topics related to WOEM

Other Requirements:

  • Applicants must be currently authorized to work in the United States at the time of employment

How to Apply:

Please submit the following documents:

  1. Letter of application addressing the position description, qualification and experience
  2. Curriculum Vitae
  3. One-page statement on teaching philosophy
  4. One-page statement on research philosophy
  5. Complete contact information for at least three professional references

Screening of Applications Begins:

Screening begins on October 19, 2018 and continues until position filled.  Employment begins June 16, 2019

Salary Range/ Pay Rate:

Commensurate with qualifications and experience

Equal Employment Opportunity:

Kansas State University is an Equal Opportunity Employer of individuals with disabilities and protected veterans and actively seeks diversity among its employees.

Background Screening Statement:

In connection with your application for employment, Kansas State University will procure a Background Screen on you as part of the process of considering your candidacy as an employee.

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