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Assistant Professor of Animal Behavior, Ecology and Conservation - Canisius College
Posted Oct 12

Assistant Professor of Animal Behavior, Ecology and Conservation 

Canisius College invites applications for a full time, tenure track position in its Animal Behavior, Ecology, and Conservation department beginning Fall-2019. The position will involve offering introductory and upper-level courses in our undergraduate Animal Behavior program, and in our online Anthrozoology Masters of Science program. The ideal candidate will bring expertise in Conservation Behavior and will complement, but not duplicate, the specialties of our existing faculty. We seek an individual committed to excellence in teaching, mentoring students, and the conduct of productive scholarship. Applicants should hold a PhD in the biological sciences or environmental studies. 

Our undergraduate and graduate programs combine the rigorous scientific study of animals with a values-focused curriculum in the liberal arts tradition. They produce graduates who are not only experts in the science of animal behavior and anthrozoology, but also strongly grounded in the ethical and moral considerations in these disciplines. We serve students who want to understand the facts and theoretical underpinnings of animal behavior, but who also want to use that understanding to promote animal welfare and wildlife conservation. To learn more about the ABEC Department at Canisius College go to: 

Canisius College, founded 1870, is a Jesuit comprehensive liberal arts college with strong commitments to social justice and to preparing students to be reflective women and men for others. The department is enthusiastic about this mission and committed to faculty diversity. 

Canisius College is located in the Buffalo/Niagara Region of New York State where the cost of housing, excellent school districts, numerous cultural organizations and a wide range of sports, entertainment and dining venues are just a few of the many things that make for an excellent quality of life. Our four-season climate allows for a myriad of outdoor recreational activities that range from the beach in the summer to the ski slopes in the winter. Furthermore, we are only 90 minutes away from Toronto, Canada, an additional source of recreational and cultural activity. 

Canisius College, a Catholic and Jesuit university, has as its foundation the fundamental values of academic excellence, leadership, faith and social justice. Canisius is committed to educating and preparing men and women to become leaders in their professions and their communities, and in service to humanity. The college is an equal opportunity employer committed to recruiting, supporting, and fostering a diverse community of outstanding faculty, staff and students. 

The Office of Human Resources at Canisius College utilizes an online recruitment management system. 

Individuals who need reasonable accommodations under the ADA in order to participate in the search process should contact the office of human resources at (716) 888-2240. 

To apply, go to and click on View Current Employment Opportunities. Applicants must submit their cover letter (to Dr. Susan Margulis, Chair of the ABEC Department), curriculum vitae, unofficial transcripts, teaching philosophy, and research statement with their online application. Also, please include the names, titles and email addresses of three references. Your references will receive an email from Canisius College requesting they submit their reference letter directly to Canisius College’s Human Resources Department. 


Benefits are available the first of the month after the full-time faculty’s date of hire and include – health, dental and vision insurance, life and long term disability insurance, and retirement plan enrollment is available to full-time faculty with contribution from College after one year. Tuition benefits are also available for full-time faculty and their qualified dependents.