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Assistant Professor of Anthrozoology

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Work type: Faculty
Location: Buffalo
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Assistant Professor of Anthrozoology, Department of Animal Behavior, Ecology, and Conservation

Canisius College invites applications for a full time, tenure track position in its Animal Behavior, Ecology, and Conservation (ABEC) department beginning Fall 2023.  The position will involve teaching in our new undergraduate program in anthrozoology, our established master’s program in anthrozoology, and potentially our established ABEC major. The ideal candidate will offer our introduction to anthrozoology course and additional courses in their area of expertise at both the undergraduate and graduate levels (including non-major courses and Honors seminars), and supervise graduate quantitative theses. Preference will be given to candidates whose scholarship focuses on the human-animal bond or animal-assisted interventions. We seek a candidate who 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 anthrozoology, psychology, sociology, or a related discipline.  

Our undergraduate and graduate programs combine the rigorous scientific study of animals and human-animal relationships with a values-focused curriculum in the liberal arts tradition.  They produce graduates who are not only experts in the sciences, but also strongly aware of the connections between science, ethics, and social life.  We serve students who want to understand the facts and theoretical underpinnings of animal behavior and the human-animal relationship, and also who want to use that understanding to promote animal welfare and wildlife conservation.  To learn more about the programs in the ABEC Department at Canisius College go to:  and

To apply, go to and click on View Current Employment Opportunities.  Applicants must submit their letter of interest and curriculum vitae (addressed to Dr. Susan Margulis, Chair of the ABEC Department), with their online application. All candidates should submit a statement demonstrating their approach to diversity, equity, inclusion, justice, and belonging in their role as a college professor, as well as a statement on teaching philosophy and scholarship.  Application review will begin October 21, 2022 and continue until the position is filled. 

Canisius College, a Catholic and Jesuit institution, is an independent, co-educational, medium-sized institution of higher education located in Buffalo, NY. Canisius College is an Equal Opportunity Employer. Minority candidates are strongly encouraged to apply.

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.

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. One year waiting period may be waived provided the person was employed in higher education for at least one year full time within three years prior to hire date.  College contribution would  not begin until proof of prior service is received. Tuition benefits are also available for full-time faculty and their qualified dependents.

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