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Lecturer - Forestry 604342

Company: Northern Arizona University
Location: Flagstaff
Posted on: May 16, 2019

Job Description:

Job Title: Lecturer - Forestry Location: School of Forestry Regular/Temporary: Regular Full/Part Time: Full-Time Job ID: 604342 Special Information One year appointment, with possibility of renewal contingent upon successful performance, department needs and continued funding. NAU will not provide any U.S. immigration support or sponsorship for this position. Job Description Teaching loads are the equivalent of four courses per semester. Although the area of expertise is open, we are seeking an individual with a strong background in general forestry, who can teach courses with both lecture and field components and at all levels in our undergraduate forestry program. Preference will be given to candidates who can teach or co-teach, at a minimum, the following courses: Introduction to Forestry, Forest Measurements, Watershed & Recreation Management, Forest Planning, and Forest Management. Depending on qualifications, teaching one or more courses in the area of wildland fire ecology and management is a possibility. Teaching responsibilities may also include online or hybrid (online and in-person) courses. Research and other forms of scholarly activity are not an expectation for this position, and release time will not be allocated for them. Minimum Qualifications Ph.D. degree in forestry, natural resources, or related field. Preferred Qualifications A record of college- or university-level teaching, or teaching assistant experience. Expertise in both quantitative and ecological applications of forestry. Practical field experience in forestry or natural resource management. A demonstrated commitment to student success and to working successfully with students from under-represented groups. General Information Northern Arizona University has a student population of 31,073, including approximately 23,000 on its main campus in Flagstaff and the remainder at more than 20 locations statewide and online. Committed to a diverse and civil working and learning environment, NAU has earned a solid reputation as a university with all the features of a large institution but with a personal touch. NAU carefully balances teaching, scholarship and service with a faculty and staff dedicated to each student's success. All faculty members are expected to promote student learning and help students achieve academic outcomes. While our emphasis is undergraduate education, we offer a wide range of graduate programs and research that extend to such national concerns as forest health and bioterrorism. Our institution has carefully integrated on-campus education with distance learning, forming seamless avenues for students to earn degrees. Flagstaff has a population of about 70,000, rich in cultural diversity. Located at the base of the majestic San Francisco Peaks, Flagstaff is 140 miles north of Phoenix at the intersection of Interstate 17 and Interstate 40. With its elevation of 7,000 feet and four-season climate, Flagstaff is ideal for year-round outdoor activities. Nearby attractions include the Grand Canyon, Lowell Observatory, Oak Creek Canyon, Sedona, Monument Valley, Sunset Crater, Meteor Crater, and Arizona Snowbowl. The university is committed to a diverse and civil working and learning environment. For information about diversity, access and equity at NAU, see the Center for University Access and Inclusion webpage . Background Information Northern Arizona University requires satisfactory results for the following: a criminal background investigation, an employment history verification and a degree verification (in some cases) prior to employment. You may also be required to complete a fingerprint background check. Additionally, as an employer in the state of Arizona, NAU is required to participate in the federal E-Verify program that assists employers with verifying new employees' right to work in the United States. Finally, each year the Northern Arizona University Police Department releases an annual security report. The report is a result of the federal law known as the Clery Act and contains policy statements that address the school's policies, procedures and programs concerning safety and security including policies for responding to emergency situations and sexual offenses. The report contains three years of data for Clery reportable crime statistics for the campus along with the most current year's Fire Safety Report, which includes policy statements and fire statistics for Flagstaff on-campus student housing. The report may be viewed at nau.edu/clery or by visiting the NAUPD website . A printed copy of the report is available upon request by contacting the NAU Police Department, Records Department at (928)523-8884 or by visiting the department at Building 98A on the NAU Mountain Campus. Salary $52,000 - $55,000, depending on qualifications and experience. Benefits This is a Faculty (FAC) position. NAU offers an excellent benefit package including generous health, dental and vision insurance; participation in the Arizona State Retirement System (ASRS) or the Optional Retirement Program (ORP); sick leave accruals and 10 holidays per year; and tuition reduction for employees and qualified family members. More information on benefits at NAU is available at the NAU HR benefits page . Faculty are hired on a contract basis, renewable according to terms of the Conditions of Faculty Service . Employees offered a position will be eligible for state health plans (including NAU's BCBS Plan). Employees will have 31 days from date of hire to enroll in benefits, and their benefits will then be effective the first day of the pay period following their completed enrollment. If a new employee chooses the Arizona State Retirement System (ASRS) retirement option, participation in the ASRS Plan (and the long-term disability coverage that accompanies it) will begin on the first of the pay period following 183 days of employment. New employees who choose to participate in the Optional Retirement Plan (ORP; an alternative to the ASRS plan) will begin to participate on the first day of employment. The long-term disability plan that accompanies the ORP will begin on the first day of the pay period following 90 days of employment. More information about NAU benefits is available at the NAU HR benefits page . Submission Deadline This vacancy will be open until filled or closed. Review of applications will begin on May 27, 2019. How to Apply To apply for this position, please click on the "Apply" button at the end of the job description if viewing this position through the NAU HR website. Otherwise, to view the original post and to apply, proceed to nau.jobs , follow the 'Faculty and Administrator Openings' link, locate vacancy 604342 , and then "Apply" at the bottom of the page. Application must include: (1) a letter of interest highlighting your particular qualifications for this position; (2) a curriculum vitae; (3) unofficial graduate transcripts of all college level work; and (4) names and contact information for three professional references (phone number, email, and address). Save all items as PDF and/or Word documents. If you need assistance completing your application there are instructions available on the HR website or in person in the Human Resources Department located in Building 91 on the NAU Campus - on the corner of Beaver and DuPont Streets. If you are an individual with a disability and need reasonable accommodation to participate in the hiring process please contact the Office of Equity and Access at: 928-523-3312/TDD - 928-523-1006 or PO Box 4083, Flagstaff AZ 86011. FLSA Status This position is exempt from the overtime provisions of the Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA) and therefore will not earn overtime or compensatory time for additional time worked. Equal Employment Opportunity Northern Arizona University is a committed Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Institution. Women, minorities, veterans and individuals with disabilities are encouraged to apply. NAU is responsive to the needs of dual career couples. EEO is the Law Poster and Supplements NAU is an Employer of National Service. AmeriCorps, Peace Corps, and other National Service alumni are encouraged to apply.

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