The Department of Natural Resources and the Environment in the College of Agriculture, Health, and Natural Resources at the University of Connecticut invites applications for a 0.65 FTE non-tenure track faculty position in the area of Sustainable Environmental Planning and Management with specific expertise in online and graduate course instruction. We are seeking a dynamic and visionary individual to provide academic instruction and advising for a highly productive department. For more information about the Department of Natural Resources and the Environment, please visit: http://www.nre.uconn.edu.

Overview

The Department of Natural Resources and the Environment in the College of Agriculture, Health, and Natural Resources at the University of Connecticut invites applications for a 0.65 FTE non-tenure track faculty position in the area of Sustainable Environmental Planning and Management with specific expertise in online and graduate course instruction. We are seeking a dynamic and visionary individual to provide academic instruction and advising for a highly productive department. For more information about the Department of Natural Resources and the Environment, please visit: http://www.nre.uconn.edu.

DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES

The successful applicant will instruct four online graduate courses per academic year associated with the department’s innovative online graduate certificate in Sustainable Environmental Planning and Management, and the newly developed inter-college Master’s in Energy and Environmental Management. We are seeking applicants with demonstrated interest in instruction serving interdisciplinary environmental programs, particularly those featuring the social-environmental systems common in natural resources and environmental conservation contexts.

In addition, this position will advise graduate students in the online programs mentioned, and serve as point-of-contact for inquiries. Service to the department and university will be expected, particularly in the areas of graduate student admissions and online learning.

MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS

A doctoral degree at the time of appointment in Environmental Science, Natural Resources, Environmental Planning, or related discipline; equivalent foreign degrees are acceptable. Experience in online college-level instruction. Experience with educational technologies like Blackboard and associated online homework systems.

PREFERRED QUALIFICATIONS

A demonstrated record of excellence in college instruction; training and workshop attendance for pedagogical activities, particularly in online instruction. Previous advisement of graduate students in course-based certificate/degree programs. A demonstrated commitment to diversity, equity, and inclusion.

APPOINTMENT TERMS

This is a 9-month, non-tenure track, 0.65 FTE Assistant Professor in Residence. Salary will be pro-rated based on part-time (65%) employment. This position is annually renewable, based on availability of funds. The successful candidate will work at the University of Connecticut’s main campus located in Storrs. Anticipated start date is August 23, 2018. Salary will be commensurate with qualifications and experience.

TO APPLY

Select “Apply” to submit the following materials: a cover letter, curriculum vitae, a brief statement of teaching philosophy (maximum two pages), and contact information for at least three professional references. Only applications submitted via Academic Jobs Online (https://academicjobsonline.org/ajo/jobs/11456) will be accepted. To ensure full consideration, applications should be received no later than July 31, 2018. Evaluation of applicants will begin immediately and continue until the position is filled. Employment of the successful candidate will be contingent upon the successful completion of a pre-employment criminal background check. (Search #2018701).

For further information, please contact the search committee chair: Dr. Morty Ortega at Morty.Ortega@uconn.edu.

All employees are subject to adherence to the State Code of Ethics which may be found at: http://www.ct.gov/ethics/site/default.asp.

The University of Connecticut is committed to building and supporting a multicultural and diverse community of students, faculty and staff. The diversity of students, faculty and staff continues to increase, as does the number of honors students, valedictorians and salutatorians who consistently make UConn their top choice. More than 100 research centers and institutes serve the University’s teaching, research, diversity, and outreach missions, leading to UConn’s ranking as one of the nation’s top research universities. UConn’s faculty and staff are the critical link to fostering and expanding our vibrant, multicultural and diverse University community. As an Affirmative Action/Equal Employment Opportunity employer, UConn encourages applications from women, veterans, people with disabilities and members of traditionally underrepresented populations.

 

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HOW TO APPLY:

Only applications submitted via Academic Jobs Online (https://academicjobsonline.org/ajo/jobs/11456) will be accepted. To ensure full consideration, applications should be received no later than July 31, 2018. Select "Apply" to submit the following materials: a cover letter, curriculum vitae, a brief statement of teaching philosophy (maximum two pages), and contact information for at least three professional references.

About University of Connecticut

The University of Connecticut is committed to building and supporting a multicultural and diverse community of students, faculty and staff. The diversity of students, faculty and staff continues to increase, as does the number of honors students, valedictorians and salutatorians who consistently make UConn their top choice. More than 100 research centers and institutes serve the University’s teaching, research, diversity, and outreach missions, leading to UConn’s ranking as one of the nation’s top research universities. UConn’s faculty and staff are the critical link to fostering and expanding our vibrant, multicultural and diverse University community. As an Affirmative Action/Equal Employment Opportunity employer, UConn encourages applications from women, veterans, people with disabilities and members of traditionally underrepresented populations.