Lecturer of Forestry - 605344

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Northern Arizona University
Flagstaff, Arizona, US
Jun 04, 2021
Jun 19, 2021
Employment Type
Full time
Salary Type
Job Title
Lecturer of Forestry
Job ID
School of Forestry
Full/Part Time
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Special Information
- One year appointment, with possibility of renewal contingent upon successful performance, department needs and continued funding.
Immigration Suppt/Sponsorship
NAU will not provide any U.S. immigration support or sponsorship for this position.
Job Description
The School of Forestry is seeking to fill a teaching intensive Lecturer position. Teaching load will be the equivalent of four courses per semester. Although the area of expertise is open, we are seeking an individual with a strong background in general forestry, who can teach courses with both lecture and field components and at all levels in our undergraduate forestry program. Preference will be given to candidates who can teach or co-teach, at a minimum, the following courses: Watershed or Recreation Management, Forest Management or Forest Planning, and Forest Economics. Depending on qualifications, teaching one or more courses in the area of wildland fire science and management is a possibility. Teaching responsibilities may also include online or hybrid (online and in-person) courses.
Research and other forms of scholarly activity are not an expectation for this position, and release time will not be allocated for such.
Minimum Qualifications
- Master of Science degree in forestry, natural resources, or closely related field.
Preferred Qualifications
- Bachelor of Science degree in forestry.
- Ph.D. in forestry, natural resources or closely related field.
- A record of college- or university-level teaching, or teaching assistant experience.
- Expertise in both ecological and management applications of forestry.
- Practical field experience in forestry or natural resource management.
- A demonstrated commitment to student success and to working successfully with students from under-represented groups.
General Information
Our well-equipped facility jointly houses the School of Forestry, the Ecological Restoration Institute, Centennial Forest (education and research forest), and a unit of the USDA Forest Service Rocky Mountain Research Station. Our location in the ponderosa pine forests of Northern Arizona and our proximity to life zones ranging from Sonoran desert to alpine tundra provide an ideal place to teach and conduct research. Our unique undergraduate program is nationally recognized for its integration of disciplines and forest resources through team teaching. The School of Forestry offers B.S., M.F., M.S. and Ph.D. degrees.
Northern Arizona University has a student population of 22,870, including approximately 19,000 on its main campus in Flagstaff and the remainder at more than 20 locations statewide and online.
Committed to a diverse and civil working and learning environment, NAU has earned a solid reputation as a university with all the features of a large institution but with a personal touch, with a faculty and staff dedicated to each student's success. All faculty members are expected to promote student learning and help students achieve academic outcomes.
While our emphasis is undergraduate education, we offer a wide range of graduate programs and research. Our institution has carefully integrated on-campus education with distance learning, forming seamless avenues for students to earn degrees.
Flagstaff has a population of about 70,000, rich in cultural diversity. Located at the base of the majestic San Francisco Peaks, Flagstaff is 140 miles north of Phoenix at intersection of Interstate 17 and Interstate 40.
The university is committed to a diverse and civil working and learning environment.
For information about diversity, access and equity at NAU, see the Center for University Access and Inclusion webpage (http://nau.edu/Center-for-University-Access-and-Inclusion/) .
Background Information
Northern Arizona University requires satisfactory results for the following: a criminal background investigation, an employment history verification and a degree verification (in some cases) prior to employment. You may also be required to complete a fingerprint background check.
Additionally, as an employer in the state of Arizona, NAU is required to participate in the federal E-Verify program that assists employers with verifying new employees' right to work in the United States.
Finally, each year Northern Arizona University releases an Annual Security Report (https://in.nau.edu/police-department/annual-security-and-fire-safety-reports/) . The report is a result of a federal law known as the Clery Act. The report includes Clery reportable crime statistics for the three most recent completed calendar years and discloses procedures, practices and programs NAU uses to keep students and employees safe including how to report crimes or other emergencies occurring on campus. In addition, the Fire Safety Report (https://in.nau.edu/police-department/annual-security-and-fire-safety-reports/) is combined with the Annual Security Report for the NAU Flagstaff Mountain Campus and NAU-Fort Defiance as these campuses have on-campus student housing. This report discloses fire safety policies and procedures related to on-campus student housing and statistics for fires that occurred in those facilities.
If you would like a free paper copy of the report, please contact the NAUPD Records Department at (928) 523-8884 or by visiting the department at 525 E. Pine Knoll Drive in Flagstaff.
$46,000 to $53,500, depending on qualifications and experience.
This is a Faculty (FAC) position. NAU offers an excellent benefit package including generous health, dental and vision insurance; participation in the Arizona State Retirement System (ASRS) or the Optional Retirement Program (ORP); sick leave accruals and 10 holidays per year; and tuition reduction for employees and qualified family members. More information on benefits at NAU is available at the NAU HR benefits page (https://nau.edu/Human-Resources/Benefits/) .
Faculty are hired on a contract basis, renewable according to terms of the Conditions of Faculty Service (http://nau.edu/Provost/Resources-Policies/) . Employees offered a position will be eligible for state health plans (including NAU's BCBS Plan). Employees will have 31 days from date of hire to enroll in benefits, and their benefits will then be effective the first day of the pay period following their completed enrollment.
If a new employee chooses the Arizona State Retirement System (ASRS) retirement option, participation in the ASRS Plan (and the long-term disability coverage that accompanies it) will begin on the first of the pay period following 183 days of employment. New employees who choose to participate in the Optional Retirement Plan (ORP; an alternative to the ASRS plan) will begin to participate on the first day of employment. The long-term disability plan that accompanies the ORP will begin on the first day of the pay period following 90 days of employment. More information about NAU benefits is available at the NAU HR benefits page (https://nau.edu/Human-Resources/Benefits/) .
Submission Deadline
This vacancy will be open until filled or closed. Review of applications will begin on May 14, 2021.
How to Apply
To apply for this position, please click on the "Apply" button at the end of the job description if viewing this position through the NAU HR website. Otherwise, to view the original post and to apply, proceed to nau.jobs , follow the 'Faculty and Administrator Openings' link, locate vacancy 605344 , and then "Apply" at the bottom of the page.
Application must include: (1) a letter of interest highlighting your particular qualifications for this position; (2) a curriculum vitae; (3) unofficial graduate transcripts of all college level work; and (4) names and contact information for three professional references (phone number, email, and address). Save all items as PDF and/or Word documents.
For more information, please contact Dr. James Allen, Search Committee Chair, School of Forestry, Northern Arizona University, Flagstaff AZ 86011-5018; phone: 928-523-5894. Email: James.Allen@nau.edu
If you need assistance completing your application there are instructions available on the HR website (https://in.nau.edu/human-resources/employment-application-instructions/) or in person in the Human Resources Department located in Building 91 on the NAU Campus - on the corner of Beaver and DuPont Streets.
If you are an individual with a disability and need reasonable accommodation to participate in the hiring process please contact the Office of Equity and Access at: 928-523-3312/TDD - 928-523-1006 or PO Box 4083, Flagstaff AZ 86011.
FLSA Status
This position is exempt from the overtime provisions of the Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA) and therefore will not earn overtime or compensatory time for additional time worked.
Equal Employment Opportunity
Northern Arizona University is a committed Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Institution. Women, minorities, veterans and individuals with disabilities are encouraged to apply. NAU is responsive to the needs of dual career couples.
EEO is the Law Poster and Supplements (https://in.nau.edu/Human-Resources/Posters-Required-by-Law/)
NAU is an Employer of National Service. AmeriCorps, Peace Corps, and other National Service alumni are encouraged to apply.