Department of Environmental Conservation
University of Massachusetts Amherst
The Department of Environmental Conservation at the University of Massachusetts Amherst (http://eco.umass.edu/) is seeking applications for a 9-month, non-tenure-track appointment as Lecturer and Undergraduate Program Manager for our Natural Resources Conservation (NRC) undergraduate program. The position will emphasize undergraduate teaching and program management. Candidates should care deeply about undergraduate education, and be an administrator, teacher, mentor, and scientist whose interests are broad and support the pedagogy that allows students to gain the ability to analyze and solve environmental problems. As NRC Program Manager and Chief Undergraduate Advisor, responsibilities include: advising students; coordinating student advising by faculty; recruiting students on- and off-campus; coordinating course scheduling and approval for NRC program; managing NRC program information and website; maintaining academic record files of NRC majors; interacting with honors program and Registrar’s Office to manage degree requirements; and organizing and maintaining information for majors concerning scholarships, internships and job opportunities. Work outside of regular hours (2-3 times per semester) is required to assist with Campus Open House activities; summer advising and teaching opportunities may be available. Teaching responsibilities include: developing and implementing two 1-credit NRC undergraduate seminars, including a curriculum planning and career seminar; teaching NRC 100 Society and Environment; and developing and teaching a new introductory course in Global Sustainability.
Candidates must have an M.S., and preferably a Ph.D., in a field closely related to environmental conservation, evidence of excellence in teaching, and demonstrated ability to work with diverse populations/students. Individuals should have experience in academic program development and administration, and teaching, research, and service that is related to the field of Environmental Conservation. A candidate must demonstrate excellence in written and verbal communication.
Successful applicants will serve, as do all other faculty, as a mentor to minorities and other underrepresented groups within the Department. The University of Massachusetts Amherst places special emphases on faculty-student interaction and a commitment to teach and attract a diverse student body.
APPLICATION: Earliest start date is September 1, 2014. Review of applications will begin March 14, 2014. The position will remain open until filled. Applicants should submit curriculum vitae, statements of teaching goals, and the names, addresses and contact information of three references. Materials should be submitted online to:
Specific questions about this search can be directed to:
Todd Fuller, Chair (email@example.com )
The University is part of the 5-College Consortium in the beautiful Pioneer Valley of Western Massachusetts, with excellent social, cultural, and recreational amenities in a town and rural setting. We are 2 hours from Boston and 3 hours from New York City.
The University provides an intellectual environment committed to providing academic excellence and diversity including mentoring programs for faculty. The College and the Department are committed to increasing the diversity of the faculty, student body and the curriculum. The University of Massachusetts is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer. Women and members of minority groups are encouraged to apply.