St. Lawrence University Visiting Assistant Professor - Ecology and Conservation Biology in Canton, New York

Position Information

Position Title Visiting Assistant Professor - Ecology and Conservation Biology

FLSA Exempt

Primary Responsibilities

The Biology Department at St. Lawrence University invites applications for a sabbatical replacement in Ecology and Conservation Biology as a Visiting Assistant Professor to begin fall 2018. This position is renewable for up to one additional year. In support of our majors in biology, conservation biology, and biology-environmental studies, preference will be given to candidates who can teach introductory and upper level courses in the areas of ecology, organismal biodiversity and/or conservation biology. Teaching duties may include a capstone course in conservation biology. Other teaching responsibilities could include a course such as entomology, herpetology, mammalogy or other organismal biodiversity course, or an advanced ecology course such as ecosystem ecology, behavioral ecology, etc. Candidates may also have the opportunity to offer a course of their own design and interest according to their expertise. Teaching responsibility will be 2 courses per semester at least one of which will have a lab.

The department of Biology at St. Lawrence University is committed to building a diverse and inclusive community where members from all backgrounds can live, learn, and thrive. We ask that you include with your application materials a one page statement on how your teaching, scholarship and/or community service could support our commitment to diversity and inclusion in the context of a liberal arts education.

Minimum Qualifications

A Ph.D. in Ecology, Conservation Biology or a related field is required by the time of appointment.

Preferred Qualifications

Faculty Status Visiting Assistant Professor

Appointment Timing Full Year

Posting Detail Information

Posting Number FA00097

Desired Start Date 08/15/2018

Position End Date (if temporary)

Open Date

Close Date

Open Until Filled Yes

Special Instructions to Applicant

Interested candidates should submit a cover letter, CV, statement of teaching experience and philosophy, a statement of research interests, and a diversity statement. These documents can be uploaded in the “Applicant Documents” section of your application.

Additionally, three confidential references are required [the required information input in the reference contact information section of your application will be utilized to send a system-derived email requesting a recommendation letter from each reference].

For full consideration, applications should be received by February 5, 2018. Applications submitted after this date will be reviewed as needed. Questions about the position may be directed to Dr. Aswini Pai at

All offers of employment are contingent upon the finalist successfully passing a background (including criminal records) check.

Reference Requests

Reference Request Details

Accept References Yes

Minimum Requests 3

Maximum Requests 4

Supplemental Questions

Required fields are indicated with an asterisk (*).

Applicant Documents

Required Documents

  • Cover Letter/Letter of Application

  • Curriculum Vitae

  • Teaching Philosophy

  • Research Statement

  • Diversity Statement

Optional Documents

  • Additional Document 1