Lecturer/Senior Lecturer – Environmental Technology and Management

Job description

Posting Number:


Internal Recruitment :


Working Title:

Lecturer/Senior Lecturer – Environmental Technology and Management

Anticipated Hiring Range:

Commensurate with experience

Work Schedule:


Job Location:

Raleigh, North Carolina

Department :

Forestry and Environmental Resources Academic Research

About the Department:

The Department of Forestry and Environmental Resources (FER) focuses on the practical education of its students and has created a unique school of forestry and environmental resource management — one where students, teachers, researchers and outside partners can work together in a results-oriented environment right on the frontline of rapidly-changing fields. FER engages in research that promotes innovation in basic science and applies new discoveries and technology to address practical problems of forest management, air and water quality, and wildlife management and conservation. This is achieved through research, scientist training, and technology transfer. Interactions with other research groups, at NC State University and worldwide, contribute to meeting these goals. The research is carried out with support from federal competitive grants and from industries.

The Department of Forestry and Environmental Resources (www.cnr.ncsu.edu/fer/) has 61 full time teaching and research faculty with a wide variety of strengths in forestry and natural resources.

The Department offers undergraduate, masters and doctoral degrees, and currently has 750 undergraduate and 150 graduate students. Active research programs within the Department generate about $6 million annually in extramural funds. North Carolina State University is one of the nation’s leading public land-grant universities with a total enrollment of approximately 34,000 students. The university is located in the capital city of Raleigh (http://www.webs4you.com/raleigh/ and http://triangle.citysearch.com/). Additional information about the department and university can be found at www.cnr.ncsu.edu/fer/ and www.ncsu.edu.

The College of Natural Resources (CNR) at North Carolina State University is a world leader in the sustainable use of natural resources. The college’s comprehensive approach to teaching, research and service encompass the many and varied ways in which people’s physical, economic and social needs are met through the wise use of natural resources.

Essential Job Duties:

The Department of Forestry and Environmental Resources at North Carolina State University invites applicants for a 12-month, lecturer/senior lecturer position and program coordinator for the undergraduate major in Environmental Technology and Management (ETM). This appointment is 50% teaching, 25% Advising, 20% Program Coordination, and 5% Service. The candidate will be expected to teach 3 undergraduate indoor/outdoor hands-on labs, advise students, manage teaching lab facilities, coordinate program assessment/outreach, and serve on relevant departmental and college committees.

Essential duties are:

  • Teaching and Mentoring Responsibilities: The successful applicant will be strongly committed to maintaining an excellent ETM undergraduate program and teaching two established lab courses in water quality and plant/soil monitoring as well as developing a new environmental monitoring lab course.
  • Advising: The candidate will be responsible for advising 50 to 75 undergraduate ETM majors, facilitating student transfer processing, adding all ETM students to the University’s system, and reviewing and approving applications for graduation.
  • Program Coordination: The successful candidate will manage the ETM teaching-lab facility and safety plan including lab purchases and equipment maintenance, train teaching assistants for lab courses, coordinate ETM course scheduling and ETM faculty meetings, track graduate employment, promote networking between alumni and students, participate with recruitment and student visitation events, and organize and submit the ETM program assessment annually.
  • Service Responsibilities: The candidate is expected to serve on academic (departmental, college, and university) committees as needed to represent the ETM program.

Other Responsibilities:

Inclusiveness and diversity are integral to the Department of Forestry and Environmental Resources’ commitment to excellence in education. We are particularly interested in candidates who have demonstrated experience engaging with diversity through activities such as fostering an inclusive classroom environment, working with students from diverse backgrounds, and incorporating diverse perspectives in teaching in areas relevant to Environmental Technology and Management.

Minimum Experience and Education:

  • Lecturer- MS in Environmental Engineering, Electrical Engineering, Environmental Science, Environmental Technology, or related field.
  • Senior Lecturer- Requires master’s degree, an equivalent degree, or equivalent professional experience, plus at least five years college-level teaching experience, or other criteria as established by departmental rules.

Other Required Qualifications:

The candidate should have expertise in environmental monitoring, analysis, and compliance (including quality assurance/quality control) as it relates to water, biota, and soil environments.

Specifically, the candidate should have: (1) a proven track record of teaching or delivery of professional training, (2) mentoring and supervision, (3) laboratory management, (4) oral and written communication skills; and (5) desire to engage and support diverse undergraduate students for success at NC State.

Preferred Qualifications:

Track record of applied experience in government or private labs or academia. Teaching experience is desirable.

Required License(s) or Certification(s):


Valid NC Driver's License required:


Commercial Driver's License required:


Job Open Date:


Anticipated Close Date:

Open Until Filled

Special Instructions to Applicants:

Required applicant documents are: 1) Cover Letter, 2) Contact Information for References, 3) Resume/CV, and 4) Statement describing past experience and future plans for fostering an inclusive classroom environment, working with students from diverse backgrounds, and incorporating diverse perspectives in teaching (expected to be 1-2 pages).

Position Number:


Position Type:

Non-Tenure-Track Faculty

Full Time Equivalent (FTE) (1.0 = 40 hours/week):



12 Month Recurring

Mandatory Designation - Adverse Weather:

Non Mandatory - Adverse Weather

Mandatory Designation - Emergency Events:

Mandatory - Medical Emergencies

Is this position partially or fully funded on ARRA stimulus monies?:


Department ID:

150401 - For & Envir Res Acad Research


NC State University is an equal opportunity and affirmative action employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, national origin, religion, sex, gender identity, age, sexual orientation, genetic information, status as an individual with a disability, or status as a protected veteran.

If you have general questions about the application process, you may contact Human Resources at (919) 515-2135 or [email protected] Individuals with disabilities requiring disability-related accommodations in the application and interview process, please call 919-515-3148.

Final candidates are subject to criminal & sex offender background checks. Some vacancies also require credit or motor vehicle checks. If highest degree is from an institution outside of the U.S., final candidates are required to have their degree equivalency verified at www.wes.org or equivalent service. Degree(s) must be obtained prior to start date in order to meet qualifications and receive credit.

NC State University participates in E-Verify. Federal law requires all employers to verify the identity and employment eligibility of all persons hired to work in the United States.




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Job No:
Posted: 12/24/2020
Application Due: 2/9/2021
Work Type: Full Time