Assistant or Associate Professor of Practice (UPDATED)

Position Details

Position Information

Title Assistant or Associate Professor of Practice (UPDATED)
Department Sch of Nat Resource&Enviro-Res (2412)
Medical Sub-Speciality
Location Main Campus
Position Summary

Please note: The review date has been extended to March 1, 2018.

The School of Natural Resources and the Environment (SNRE) seeks a Career Track Professor (Professor of Practice) to teach traditional and online courses. This is a 9-month teaching position (1.0 FTE) and is non-tenure eligible, assistant/associate rank with opportunities to advance in rank (Assistant to Associate; Associate to Full), and subject to renewable 9-month contracts. The position principally involves teaching SNRE courses both in a traditional format and online in the fall and spring as well as other varied service related duties. The position begins August 13th, 2018.

The schedule of SNRE courses to be taught will be dependent upon course assignments, which are subject to change from semester to semester. The expected teaching load is 6 courses per year on the main campus for the University of Arizona.

The position will be housed in SNRE, which has strong research, teaching and outreach programs in wildlife and fisheries ecology; conservation biology; ecohydrology and watershed management; rangeland ecology, restoration, and management; global change ecology and management; and arid lands. SNRE is also host to multiple cooperators from both the federal (the USGS Arizona Cooperative Fish and Wildlife Research Unit, the USGS Sonoran Desert Research Station, the National Park Service Desert Southwest Cooperative Ecosystem Studies Unit, the USGS Southwest Climate Science Center, the National Phenology Network) and state (Game and Fish Dept., Dept. of Transportation, Dept. of Environmental Quality) agencies. Our cooperative extension personnel have strong connections to landowners throughout Arizona.
Diversity of thought, background, and experience powers our culture of innovation, success, and life-changing discovery. We welcome candidates who have the academic qualifications appropriate for the position and the ability to work effectively within a broadly diverse community of students and scholars. The UA practices and adheres to the principles of Inclusive Excellence which is the diversity and inclusiveness strategy for the institution. Candidates are expected to support the principles of I.E. and be attentive to diversity and inclusiveness in their work.

The University of Arizona, located in Tucson, AZ, is a member of the prestigious Association of American Universities, serves as the land-grant institution for Arizona, and is a Carnegie Foundation Research University with “very high research activity”. The university brings in more than $600 million in research investment each year. Tucson is culturally diverse, rich in natural beauty, and home to many recreational resources, such as hundreds of miles of hiking trails, bike lanes, and park space. Whether you are on the University of Arizona campus or enjoying the recreational activities Tucson has to offer, you will enjoy gorgeous sunsets, majestic mountain ranges, and more than 250 days of sunshine each year. In 2015 the City of Tucson was recognized for our region’s rich agricultural heritage, thriving food traditions, and culinary distinctiveness through a “City of Gastronomy” designation by the United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO). New faculty members quickly develop a deep appreciation for the culture and traditions of Tucson and the community’s commitment to creating economic opportunity while honoring and protecting our natural resources.

Outstanding UA benefits include health, dental, vision, and life insurance; paid vacation, sick leave, and holidays; UA/ASU/NAU tuition reduction for the employee and qualified family members; access to UA recreation and cultural activities; and more!

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Duties & Responsibilities

The successful candidate will be expected to do the following:

• Teach six (6) courses during an academic year with primary focus on SNRE face-to-face courses in our undergraduate core curriculum. There will be an opportunity to teach online as well. Courses presently in need of staffing include, without limitation, Wildlife Conservation & American Culture, Conservation of Natural Environments, Natural Resources Ecology, Ecological Surveys and Sampling, Natural Resources Management Practices, Sustainable Earth, and geospatial themed courses;
• Team teach a yet to be developed general education course with a natural resources theme;
• Participate in conversion of traditional face to face courses to on-line offerings;
• Serve on academic committees as directed by the Director of SNRE; and
• Provide additional service requirements to SNRE, the College of Agriculture and Life Sciences (the “College”), and the University of Arizona (the “University); for example, student club advising, student mentoring, student project oversight, SNRE committees, College committees, and University committees.

Knowledge, Skills, & Abilities
Minimum Qualifications

The successful candidate will possess the following:
• Master’s degree in environmental sciences, natural resources, or other such related discipline;
• Teaching and student-mentoring experience in traditional classroom settings at a college or university level; and
• Demonstrated ability to design college/university-level curriculum.

Preferred Qualifications

Preferred Qualifications:
• PhD in environmental sciences, natural resources, or other related disciplines;
• Strong experience in the design and teaching of traditional and online courses at the college/university level;
• Demonstrated ability to inspire, engage, and motivate students; and
• Demonstrated excellence in participant-centered learning (PCL) at the college/university level.

Rank To be determined.
Tenure Information Career-Track (NTE)
FLSA Exempt
FTE 1.0
Full Time/Part Time Full Time
Number of Hours Worked per Week 40
Benefits Eligible Yes - Full Benefits
Posted Rate of Pay DOE
Job Category Faculty
Type of criminal background check required: Name-based criminal background check (non-security sensitive)

Posting Detail Information

Posting Number F21287
Number of Vacancies One
Desired Start Date 08/13/2018
Position End Date (if temporary)
Limited to Current UA Employees No
Contact Information for Candidates

John Koprowski

Open Date 01/25/2018
Close Date
Open Until Filled Yes
Review Begins On 03/01/2018
Special Instructions Summary

In the writing sample section, please provide a Statement on your Commitment to Diversity.

Diversity Statement

At the University of Arizona, we value our inclusive climate because we know that diversity in experiences and perspectives is vital to advancing innovation, critical thinking, solving complex problems, and creating an inclusive academic community. We translate these values into action by seeking individuals who have experience and expertise working with diverse students, colleagues and constituencies. Because we seek a workforce with a wide range of perspectives and experiences, we encourage diverse candidates to apply, including people of color, women, veterans, and individuals with disabilities. As an Employer of National Service, we also welcome alumni of AmeriCorps, Peace Corps, and other national service programs and others who will help us advance our Inclusive Excellence initiative aimed at creating a university that values student, staff, and faculty engagement in addressing issues of diversity and inclusiveness.

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Supplemental Questions

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  1. * Where did you first learn about this position?
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    • Arizona Republic
    • Chronicle of Higher Education
    • Department of Economic Security (DES)
    • Diverse Issues in Higher Education
    • Hispanic Outlook in Higher Education
    • Jobing.Com
    • LinkedIn
    • Local Job Banks
    • Pima County One-Stop
    • Professional Conference
    • Professional journal/publication
    • Referred by UA Employee
    • Invited by Dept to Apply
    • UA Website
    • Other
  2. * Do you have a Master's degree in environmental sciences, natural resources, or other such related discipline; And teaching and student-mentoring experience in traditional classroom settings at a college or university level; And demonstrate ability to design college/university-level curriculum?
    • Yes
    • No

Documents Needed to Apply

Required Documents
  1. Cover Letter
  2. Curriculum Vitae
  3. Statement of Teaching Philosophy
  4. Writing Sample
Optional Documents