Frostburg State University Seeks Instructor / Assistant Professor of Biology – Quantitative Vertebrate Ecologist

From our CHWA CESU partners at Frostburg State University: 

Instructor / Assistant Professor of Biology – Quantitative Vertebrate Ecologist

Frostburg State University, College of Liberal Arts and Sciences, seeks applications for a full-time tenure-track Instructor / Assistant Professor of Biology. This position is available to begin Fall 2022 for the main campus in Frostburg, Maryland. Salary commensurate with experience and qualifications; University System of Maryland benefits package included.

The College of Liberal Arts and Sciences (CLAS) includes the Department of Biology. In the college, we believe that diversity enriches our community and enhances our students’ educational experience. We seek colleagues who embrace diversity, equity, and inclusion. Successful candidates will have a strong commitment to promoting diversity and have respect for our diverse student population.

Responsibilities:  Responsibilities include teaching courses in Quantitative Vertebrate Analysis of Vertebrate Populations and Herpetology or Ornithology (depending on the candidate’s specialty). Other courses may include General Biology, General Zoology, and graduate level courses as needed. Duties will also include student advising, professional development activities, and service to the Department, College, University, and community.

Minimum Qualifications: ABD or Doctoral degree in biology, ecology, or a closely related field. The candidate must have a strong background in statistics, and extensive knowledge of ornithology or herpetology is preferred. Experience teaching in higher education and/or relevant research experience is a plus.

If selected candidate is ABD, they will be hired at the rank of Instructor, with the requirement that the candidate finish the doctoral degree within the first year of employment.

About the University: A member institution of the University System of Maryland, Frostburg State University is a public, comprehensive, largely residential regional university offering programs in the sciences, education, business, the arts and humanities at both the undergraduate and graduate levels. FSU prides itself on being a dynamic, learning-centered institution that emphasizes teaching with opportunities for professional development and research. More than 5,000 students enroll yearly.

About the Area: FSU is located on a scenic 260-acre campus in the mountains of Western Maryland, a region rich in history, quaint shopping areas and eclectic cafes and food choices. The Western Maryland region is considered to be a four-season outdoor mecca of recreational experiences offering activities such as; hiking, mountain biking, water sports, snow skiing/boarding, golfing, climbing, etc. Frostburg offers a family-friendly college town feel with easy access to major cities like Pittsburgh, Washington, DC, and Baltimore. If you are looking for insightful colleagues, energetic students, and a great place to work and call home in a region with unlimited adventure seeking opportunities, FSU is for you!

To Apply:

Please visit Along with your application, please provide the following: 1) curriculum vitae; 2) a cover letter specifically addressing the requirements in this advertisement; 3) statement on teaching philosophy; 4) a brief statement outlining your commitment to inclusion and diversity; 5) contact information for three professional references (at least one of which addressing teaching); and 6) unofficial transcripts of your graduate work. Please note: the contributions to diversity, equity and inclusion statement should describe your past experience, activities, and future plans to advance diversity, equity and inclusion, in alignment with FSU’s mission to reflect the diversity of our campus and to meet the educational needs and interests of our diverse population. Some faculty candidates may not have substantial past activities. If that is the case, we recommend focusing on future plans in your statement.

For assurance of full consideration, please submit materials by February 1, 2022.

Visit to apply. This position is open until filled.

Frostburg State University (FSU) has made the safety of our students, faculty, staff, and our surrounding community a top priority. As part of that commitment, the University System of Maryland (USM) recently announced that student, faculty, and staff are required to be vaccinated against COVID. As a prospective and/or new employee at FSU, you will be required to comply with FSU’s vaccination protocol. Proof of full vaccination will be required at the time of employment. Prospective or new employees may seek a medical or religious exemption to the vaccination requirement.

FSU is proud to be a diverse and inclusive multicultural university.

Frostburg State University welcomes and encourages women, veterans and minorities to apply and seeks to recruit and retain a diverse workforce. FSU is an Equal Opportunity Employer. Appropriate auxiliary aids and services for qualified individuals with disability will be provided upon request. Please notify us in advance. WWW.FROSTBURG.EDU