Lecturer 1

Job description

Job no: 495670
Work type: Faculty
Location: Boise, ID
Categories: Academic Programs

About Us:

Boise State University, powered by creativity and innovation, stands uniquely positioned in the Northwest as a metropolitan research university of distinction. Learn more about Boise State and the City of Boise at https://www.boisestate.edu/about/boise-and-beyond/. Boise State University is committed to increasing the diversity of its faculty, staff, students, and academic program offerings and to strengthening sensitivity to diversity throughout the institution. Boise State University is an affirmative action/equal opportunity employer, and members of historically underrepresented groups are especially encouraged to apply. We are a welcoming campus that supports diversity and inclusion.

Job Summary/Basic Function:

The Environmental Studies program in the School of Public Service seeks a one-year, temporary Lecturer to teach in-person courses. This instructor would primarily teach the introductory core course, ENVSTD 121, which also serves as a general education course providing students with the foundations of natural science as relevant to Environmental Studies. For many students, this is the class that inspires them to become Environmental Studies majors or minors. The course uses a common textbook and activities have already been developed and taught across a team of five faculty members. While not required, the instructor would have the opportunity to develop place-based learning opportunities in a growing metropolitan area in the foothills of the Rocky Mountains.

You would be joining a dynamic, exciting program that has recently been redesigned to emphasize concrete examples and problem-based learning. As one of three interconnected interdisciplinary programs in the School of Public Service (along with Global Studies and Urban Studies and Community Development), we deliver innovative and place-based curriculum. Environmental Studies has over 200 majors and nearly 60 minors and a new certificate in Environmental Education. Our students come from all regions and backgrounds and leave prepared to see perspectives, evaluate change, conduct research, communicate effectively, and create networks, as well as to lead and follow.

Lecturers are non-tenure-track faculty whose primary responsibility is teaching non-clinical courses in degree and/or certificate programs for an academic year.

Level Scope:

Non-tenure, may undertake teaching, research and administrative duties within a specialist subject area.

Essential Functions:

  • Teach Courses
  • Provide course coordination
  • Design, develop, and deliver material using a range of methods and platforms.
  • Create course material, lesson plans, and curricula
  • Engage with students, assist with processing applications, and also attend interviews, conferences, and meetings

Teach 6 (total) in-person sections of Environmental Studies 121: Introduction to Environmental Studies over both fall and spring semesters.
Teach 2 additional courses, either a School of Public Service core course, an Environmental Studies upper-division elective, or one section of University Foundations 100.
Contribute to program-level working groups and projects as appropriate.

Knowledge, Skills, Abilities:

  • Reliable, dedicated, productive, and adaptable.
  • Ability to actively listen and appropriately respond to students, colleagues, and leadership.
  • Work effectively both independently and as a member of a team.
  • Exemplify professionalism and integrity.
  • Thrive, engage, and work effectively in a dynamic, highly collaborative, results-driven, and interactive environment.
  • Demonstrate a commitment to diversity and inclusivity.

Minimum Qualifications:

  • MA or MS in Environmental Studies or a related field (Environmental Studies/Science, Geography, Sociology, Biology, Political Science, Public Health, Philosophy, or Anthropology).
  • Two years of in-person teaching experience, or equivalent professional experience

Preferred Qualifications:

Ph.D. or ABD status in Environmental Studies or a related field (Environmental Studies/Science, Geography, Sociology, Biology, Political Science, Public Health, Philosophy, or Anthropology).

Salary and Benefits:

Salary ranges from $40,550 - $44,950 depending on experience. Boise State University is committed to offering a benefits package that provides health and financial protection plans as well as resources to promote health and well-being. Our program provides flexibility so you can choose the benefits that are right for you and your family. Learn more about our benefit options at https://www.boisestate.edu/hrs/benefits/.

Required Application Materials:

A cover letter indicating your interest and qualifications for this position.
A CV that includes employment history (including dates of employment), courses taught and delivery modes, and names of professional references.

Advertised: May 12, 2021 Mountain Daylight Time
Applications close: June 12, 2021 11:55 PM Mountain Daylight Time




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Job No:
Posted: 5/14/2021
Application Due: 6/12/2021
Work Type: Full Time