Visiting Assistant Professor - Natural Resource Conservation and Management - #001170
Western Carolina University
Location: Cullowhee, North Carolina
Internal Number: 19434
Employees at WCU may be required to submit to campus based COVID-19 vaccination or testing requirements.
The primary location of this position is on the main Cullowhee, NC campus.
The Natural Resource Conservation and Management Program at Western Carolina University is seeking applications for a 9-month fixed-term Visiting Assistant Professor to begin August 2022.
The successful candidate is expected to have a strong commitment to excellence in teaching and provide student experiential learning opportunities related to their area of scholarship. The Department of Geosciences and Natural Resources is home to programs in geology, natural resources, environmental science, earth science education, and geography, which all share a commitment to excellence in teaching and undergraduate research.
Teaching duties will include undergraduate general education courses in natural resources, dendrology, forest ecology, and potentially a course in the candidate's specialty area. Preference will be given to candidates with expertise suited to forest ecology and management.
WCU strives to be a community supportive of diverse perspectives and identities among its faculty and students.
o Doctoral degree in Natural Resources, Forestry, Ecology, or related field from a regionally accredited institution
o University teaching experience
o Three years of experience teaching in the discipline at the university level
Special Instructions to Applicants:
Applications must be submitted online at http://jobs.wcu.edu and include 1) a resume/curriculum vitae; 2) a cover letter; 3) transcripts (unofficial acceptable); 4) a statement of teaching philosophy; and 5) contact information for three professional references.
Please contact the search chair, Diane Styers (email@example.com) if you have specific questions about the position or see gnr.wcu.edu for more general information.
Application review will begin immediately and will continue until a candidate has been selected.
WCU embraces its role as a regionally engaged university and is designated by the Carnegie Foundation for the Advancement of Teaching as a community engaged university. Preference will be given to candidates who can demonstrate a commitment to public engagement through their teaching, service, and scholarship.
As the westernmost institution in the University of North Carolina system, WCU provides comprehensive educational opportunities to residents in the state’s western region and attracts students from around the globe to explore the region’s vast natural diversity. Founded in 1889 as a teaching college, Western Carolina now provides an education to more than 10,000 students in undergraduate and graduate programs.