Bluffton University invites applications for an assistant professor, full-time, tenure-track position in Botany and Environment Science.
QUALIFICATIONS: Ph.D. in botany, environmental science, or related field; experience or research in managing nature preserves; evidence of teaching excellence; ability to build connections across the academic community.
RESPONBITILITIES - equally divided in two areas:
Nature Preserve management: Lead a campus committee to develop and implement a usage and management plan for the Nature Preserve, with an emphasis on developing distinct ecological zones within the preserve, removing invasive species, and planting native species. Assist with developing grant application for the Nature Preserve. Work with student groups and community volunteers to carry out needed work in the preserve.
Teach courses in botany/ecology/general education: Develop existing or new courses with a focus on the Nature Preserve as a learning laboratory.
APPOINTMENT: Fall Semester 2023.
DEADLINE: Review of applications begins on December 5, 2022, and continues until position is filled.
APPLICATION MATERIALS: Applications are considered complete when the following materials have been received at the office indicated below. See www.bluffton.edu for additional information.
Letter of interest, resume or vita, three letters of reference submitted directly from referees, copies of transcripts, supplementary application.
CONTACT: Elaine Suderman, Assistant to the Dean