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Assistant ProfessorWorking Title:
Assistant Professor - Natural Resource Conservation and Management - #001170Department:
Geosciences & Natural ResourcesPosition Summary:
The primary location of this position is the main Cullowhee, NC campus.Carnegie statement:
The Department of Geosciences and Natural Resources at Western Carolina University is seeking applications for a 9-month, tenure-track, Assistant Professor of Natural Resource Conservation and Management (NRCM). Preference will be given to applicants who can begin work in January 2023. The Department is home to programs in geology, natural resources, environmental science, and geography, which all share a commitment to excellence in teaching and undergraduate research.
We seek candidates with a background in forest resource management. The successful candidate will demonstrate a strong commitment to excellence in teaching and provide experiential learning opportunities for undergraduate students. We desire candidates who can increase the instructional capacity of the NRCM program, and who can offer courses related to forest resource management, such as forest ecology and health, dendrology, silviculture, and/or forest measurements, and other topics related to the candidate’s area of expertise. The teaching load also includes participation in WCU’s general education curriculum. Candidates are expected to develop a research program that incorporates undergraduate students.
Western Carolina University is an 11,000-student, regional comprehensive university within the University of North Carolina system. It is designated by the Carnegie Foundation for the Advancement of Teaching as a community engaged university. Inclusiveness and diversity are academic imperatives and thus are university goals. We are particularly interested in candidates who have experience working with students from diverse backgrounds and a demonstrated commitment to improving access to higher education for students from underrepresented groups. WCU is situated in the Southern Blue Ridge Mountains adjacent to the Great Smoky Mountains National Park. WCU and the surrounding area offer a wide range of field and laboratory facilities.
WCU strives to be a community supportive of diverse perspectives and identities among its faculty and students.
WCU embraces its role as a regionally engaged university and is designated by the Carnegie Foundation for the Advancement of Teaching as a community engaged university. Preference will be given to candidates who can demonstrate a commitment to public engagement through their teaching, service, and scholarship.Minimum Qualifications:
The candidate should have a PhD in a relevant field at the time of hire; ABD candidates will be considered during the application process.Position Type:
Permanent Full-TimeNumber of Months Per Year:
07/11/2022Open Until Filled:
YesSpecial Instructions to Applicants:
Applications must be submitted online at http://jobs.wcu.edu and include 1) a resume/curriculum vitae; 2) a cover letter; 3) transcripts (unofficial acceptable); 4) a statement of teaching philosophy; 5) a statement of research interests that includes discussion of potential student involvement, and 6) contact information for 4 references.Background/E-Verify:
WCU strives to be a community supportive of diverse perspectives and identities among its faculty and students. Candidates should describe ways their research and teaching activities would help to foster an environment of inclusivity. Please contact the search chair, Keith Gibbs ([email protected]) if you have specific questions about the position or see gnr.wcu.edu for more general information.
Application review will begin on or about October 1, 2022, and the job remains open until filled.
Final candidates are subject to criminal & sex offender background checks. Some vacancies also require credit or motor vehicle checks. Credential Verification:
Western Carolina University uses E-Verify to confirm employment eligibility of all newly hired employees. To learn more about E-Verify, including your rights and responsibilities, please visit www.dhs.gov/E-Verify. Proper documentation of identity and employability are required at the time of employment.
All new employees are required to have listed credentials/degrees verified within 30 days of employment. All new employees who will be teaching are required to provide official transcripts within 30 days of employment. Transcripts should be provided for the highest earned degree and/or the degree which is being used to satisfy credential/qualification requirements.AA/EOE:
Western Carolina University is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race; color; religion; sex; sexual orientation; gender identity or expression; national origin; age; disability; genetic information; political affiliation; National Guard or veteran status, consistent with applicable federal, state and local laws, regulations, and policies, and the policies of The University of North Carolina. Additionally, the University promotes the realization of equal employment opportunity for minorities, women, persons with disabilities, and veterans through its affirmative action program.University Safety:
Persons with disabilities requiring accommodations in the application and interview process please call (828) 227-7218 or email at [email protected]
The Western Carolina University Annual Safety Report is available online at University Annual Safety Report or in hard-copy by request at the office of the Vice Chancellor for Student Affairs, 227 HFR Administration Building, Cullowhee, NC 28723 (828-227-7147) or the Office of University Police, 111 Camp Annex, Cullowhee, NC 28723 (828-227-7301). The report, required of all universities participating in Title IV student financial aid programs, discusses crime statistics, procedures for reporting suspicious or criminal activity, security, police authority, crime prevention strategies, university policies on substance abuse and sexual offenses, workplace violence and fire safety.