The Department of Ecosystem Science and Management (ESM) invites applications for an Assistant Teaching Professor of Forestry. This is a non‐tenure line position with a 60% teaching and 40% extension appointment. The position is appointed for three‐year terms with regular renewals contingent on satisfactory job performance. The position comes with a competitive salary based on 36‐weeks of service annually, which can be supplemented with additional salary up to a total of 48 weeks from external competitive grants and contracts.
For the teaching appointment, the individual will contribute to the Forest Ecosystem Management undergraduate major by teaching 3 to 4 classes per year (14‐15 credits). Among other classes within the individual’s area of expertise, the teaching portfolio may include Field Dendrology ‐‐ a field woody plant identification class required of majors, and Forest Measurements ‐‐ a lecture and field class that focuses on the collection, analysis, and presentation of forest data.
In addition to teaching, the individual will contribute to Penn State’s Forests and Wildlife extension program (https://extension.psu.edu/forests‐and‐wildlife) by engaging with state management agencies, private landowners, indigenous peoples, and/or local industries in the co‐design and co‐production of evidence‐based materials that contribute to sustainable management of Pennsylvania’s forests. Engagement could include preparation and delivery of educational materials (e.g., outreach publications, popular press articles, fact sheets, online guides and resources, web‐articles, videos), non‐formal/non‐classroom instruction (e.g., online non‐credit courses, webinars, face‐to‐face meetings, on farm/site trouble shooting visits, and seminars), new applied research (e.g., literature reviews, investigations on educational methods and effectiveness), or other forms of service to the stakeholder groups.
Qualifications. Individuals must have a background in forestry and a graduate degree (M.S. or Ph.D.) in Forestry or related degree completed by the application date. A demonstrable history of teaching excellence is required, and evidence of engagement with stakeholder groups (management agencies, landowners, indigenous peoples, business and industries) on issues related to natural resource management of forests is desired. The ability to engage professionally with a diverse population of faculty, staff, and students across the university is also required. This position requires operating a motor vehicle as a part of the job duties. A valid driver’s license and successful completion of a motor vehicle records check will be required in addition to standard background checks.
Application. Candidates should apply for job REQ_0000025839 at http://www.psu.jobs. In addition to applying online, candidates should forward the following application materials to Mary Jo Schillings at firstname.lastname@example.org: (1) cover letter, (2) curriculum vitae, (3) the names and contact information for three references, (4) a statement of teaching pedagogy/interests, and (5) a statement of ideas for an extension program. Applicants should provide evidence, either woven through their application materials or as a separate diversity statement, of a commitment to fostering diversity, equity, inclusive excellence, and belonging and of engagement which creates an inclusive environment in their classroom, department, and the University. Employment will require successful completion of background check(s) in accordance with University policies.
The Deadline for applications has been extended to May 6th, 2022.
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