Associate Professor/Professor & Associate Dean and Director
Tarleton State University
Location: Stephenville, Texas
Internal Number: R-057033
Primarily responsible for the faculty requirements in teaching, research, and service and will also participate in the necessary operations of the institution, especially as director of the Timberlake Biological Field Station. Perform duties as field station director within the College of Science and Mathematics. Serves as a Campus Security Authority (CSA); Work hours: Mon-Fri; 8 AM-5 PM or as work and teaching requirements indicate.
40% Teaching: Teach 12 hours of coursework over the 10.5 months; Service: Participate in the shared governance of the college and university through involvement in committees and other service-related activities. Teaching load will vary depending on growth of operations at the field station, external funding, and supervision of doctoral students.
30% Research: Remain an active scholar adhering to the university and the collegeâ™s tenure and promotion policies; continue in research and scholarship as it relates to the discipline and professional goals.
30% Administrative: Promote and manage the activities of the Timberlake Biological Field Station, seek external funding to continue the development of the field station, and participate in appropriate field station organizations, serve at the pleasure of the Dean of the College of Science and Mathematics, Provost, and President of Tarleton State University.
TBFS related Duties and Responsibilities
Continue the Field Station Advisory Council as a mechanism to engage the local community. Continue the Field Station Scientific Advisory Committee as a mechanism to engage the scientific community (Tarleton faculty and beyond). Develop and implement a land management plan for the Field Station. Develop and implement a strategic plan for the Field Station that engages k-12 schools, grows the research efforts, develops strategic partnerships, and expands use by Tarleton faculty and students. Implement appropriate recommendations from the 2021 external consultantsâ™ report. Develop appropriate business practices and protocols for Field Station operations. Pursue external funding to support field station operations. Plan and implement programs and events that strategically expand field station use Manage the field station operations in safe and efficient manner. Supervise associated support personnel.
Education and Experience
Earned doctorate or other terminal degree approved by the University and recognized by the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools as appropriate to the academic area they serve. Normally have completed five to ten years of successful college teaching and service.Â Administrative experience(s) at the academic department or college level preferable.
Knowledge, Skills and Abilities
Strong verbal and written communication skills and strong interpersonal and organizational skills.Â Ability to multitask and work cooperatively and collaboratively with others.
Ph.D. in Biology, Ecology, or related field
Earned tenure and promotion to rank of associate professor or higher at a comparable institution
Experience with biological field station operations
Strong leadership and strategic planning skills
Experience teaching appropriate biology courses at undergraduate, masterâ™s, and doctoral levels
Experience supervising of doctoral dissertations
Outreach experience with K-12 schools, rural school districts a plus
Experience with land management plans
â‹Completed online application
Three professional references with complete contact information
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Review of applications will begin immediately and continue until the position is filled. Priority consideration given to applications received by February 28, 2023
Official transcripts must be received directly from each degreeâgranting institution prior to a letter of appointment being issued.
Tarleton’s VisionTarleton State University will be the premier comprehensive regional university in the nation, dedicated to education, service and research. It is committed to being a university of opportunity for all students and believes it has a responsibility to drive regional innovation and job creation for all graduates.About Tarleton State UniversityTarleton’s innovative and transformative approach provides more than knowledge. Through real-world experiences and effective teaching, research, scholarship and service, students gain the know-how for promising careers, no matter their field of study.Tarleton has evolved into the near-perfect model of size, academic scope and affordability. Founded in 1899 and part of The Texas A&M University System since 1917, it combines the resources of a major public institution — more than 100 undergraduate and graduate degree programs, cutting-edge academic facilities, faculty experts — with its own brand of personal attention, history and community to be a first-choice destination for students across North Texas and beyond.Students can choose to study in one of seven colleges — Agricultural and Environmental, Business Administration, Educ...ation, Graduate Studies, Health Sciences and Human Services, Liberal and Fine Arts, and Science and Technology.The primary campus is in Stephenville, which consistently ranks as one of the best small towns in America. Additional locations are in Fort Worth, Waco, Midlothian and Bryan, complemented by a fully online Global Campus.Students come to Tarleton from around the world, representing some 30 countries and nearly every state in the U.S., and leave as moral, ethical thinkers with civility and integrity who contribute meaningfully to a global society.Tarleton State University is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action/Veterans/Disability Employer. Students may select areas of study from six colleges: Agricultural and Environmental Sciences, Business Administration, Education, Graduate Studies, Health Sciences and Human Services, Liberal and Fine Arts, and Science and Technology.More than 60 bachelor's programs and 30 graduate degrees, featuring doctoral studies in educational leadership, have led more than 13,000 students from 45 states and more than 20 foreign countries to make Tarleton State their collective choice for a college education.Tarleton's research centers are daily searching for solutions to global problems. For instance, the Texas Institute for Applied Environmental Research conducts analyses to address environmental issues facing the state and nation, while the Southwest Regional Dairy Center, using an almost $1 million grant, is working on ways to turn animal waste into a viable energy source.Tarleton's blueprints for a brighter-than-ever future include a new applied sciences building with engineering laboratory space on campus in Stephenville, a new academic building on the university's planned 80-acre Fort Worth campus near Chisolm Trail Parkway, and $24 million in upgrades and improvements to the institution's venerable Memorial Stadium.Tarleton State University is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action/Veterans/Disability Employer.