Position Title: Forestry, Fixed-term Instructor (One-year appointment, 36 weeks; renewable). Responsibilities: Teach some combination of lecture and laboratory courses (24 contact hours per academic year) in Dendrology, Silviculture, Geographic Information Systems (GIS), Environmental Policy, and other topics as needed. Advise students in the A.S. degree in Wildlife Technology and provide career guidance. Participate in professional organizations and in course, curriculum, and program development. Participate in campus, university, and community service activities. Conduct research that provides opportunities for student learning, including mentoring students in independent study, supervising internships, and field trips. Attend and present research at state and regional conferences and workshops. Starting Date: August 2017 Qualifications: Master’s degree in Forest Science or closely related discipline. Field experience and familiarity with the region’s habitat types, plant communities, and silvicultural practices of the Eastern US are essential. Prior teaching experience and some coursework in wildlife science preferred.
Campus Information: Penn State DuBois, one of more than 20 Penn State campuses state-wide, is situated in north central Pennsylvania about 70 miles west of State College/University Park and 100 miles northeast of Pittsburgh. It is a commuter campus comprised of approximately 600 students. The student-centered faculty and staff are dedicated to excellence in teaching and learning. Class sizes are small and the student/faculty ratio is low, so students can receive much individual attention. Since opening its doors in 1935, thousands of degree-seeking individuals have received a world-class education delivered in a friendly, small campus setting. The campus offers 6 Bachelor degrees, 8 Associate degrees, and the first 2 years of over 160 Penn State undergraduate degree programs. Started in 1970, the Wildlife Technology program is the only internationally-accredited two-year wildlife program in the Commonwealth. The program provides high-quality, hands-on instruction to students seeking a technical background in natural resources. While students may earn an Associate of Science Degree in Wildlife Technology at Penn State DuBois, the majority continue their undergraduate education in Wildlife and Fisheries Science, Forestry, and other natural resource related disciplines. For more information about the campus, visit http://www.psu.edu/ur/cmpcoll.html.
Application: Applicants are required to apply online and upload a cover letter and curriculum vitae; other information pertinent to the position may also be included. Finalists will be asked to provide a list of references. Inquiries: Dr. Mary Mino, Associate Chief Academic Officer, Penn State DuBois Campus. E-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org. Telephone: (814) 375-4707. Application review begins immediately and continues until a suitable candidate is found.