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Texas A&M University - Kingsville Research Assistant Professor in Kingsville, Texas

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Research Assistant Professor


Texas A&M University - Kingsville


Kleberg Wildlife Research Institute

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Job Location

Kingsville, Texas

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We are seeking a highly motivated Assistant Professor for Research to work as a team of high priority species of conservation concern. This position will focus on evaluating the effectiveness of wildlife crossings, cattle guards, and fencing for ocelots on FM 1847, Cameron County, and Highway 77, Willacy County, Texas and will have access to contemporary camera data, and multiple spatial and remotely sensed data sets.

Position will require weekly review of hundreds of camera-trap photographs, and assist with supervision of other project students and personnel. Position may also include trapping and attaching GPS collars on ocelots and bobcats for subsequent spatial analyses. This position should have a familiarity with some or all of the following: managing large camera trap databases, urban wildlife/carnivore ecology, road ecology, habitat use, occupancy, spatial capture recapture, and remote sensing. Strong quantitative and spatial skills are highly desired. Applicants should have working knowledge of R, GIS, Fragstats, ERDAS or similar spatial applications.

This study will assist the Texas Department of Transportation in decisions about road crossings and other actions to promote ocelot conservation. Research responsibilities will include 1) working with professors, TXDOT, and graduate students to oversee this research project, and 2) submission of information and reports prior to deadlines. The successful applicant will work as a part of a team of natural resource professionals under the supervision of Dr. Michael Tewes. Successful applicants will be expected to publish manuscripts in high impact peer-reviewed journals and present papers and posters at scientific meetings.

All positions are security-sensitive. Applicants are subject to a criminal history investigation, and employment is contingent upon the institution’s verification of credentials and/or other information required by the institution’s procedures, including the completion of the criminal history check.

Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action/Veterans/Disability Employer committed to diversity.

Texas A&M University-Kingsville is the fastest growing public doctoral university in the nation. Degree offerings include well-known programs in engineering, agriculture and music, and new programs in veterinary technology and criminal justice. Classroom learning is enhanced through hands-on research opportunities at both the undergraduate and graduate level. Recognized for excellence in affordability, financial aid, athletics and more, Texas A&M-Kingsville offers a complete college experience.

Texas A&M University-Kingsville is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action/Veterans/Disability Employer.

If you need assistance in applying for this job, please contact (361) 593-3705.

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