Lecturer in Forestry

Penn State DuBois Published: July 18, 2019
Location
DuBois , PA
Job Type
Part-time
Categories
Education /
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Description

~ Started in 1970, the Wildlife Technology program at Penn State DuBois is the only internationally-accredited two-year wildlife program in the Commonwealth. ~

The program provides high-quality, hands-on instruction to students seeking a technical background in natural resources. While students may earn an Associate of Science Degree in Wildlife Technology at Penn State DuBois, the majority continue their undergraduate education in Wildlife and Fisheries Science, Forestry, and other natural resource related disciplines.

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Position Description

  • The Lecturer in Forestry will teach combination of lecture and laboratory courses (24 contact hours per academic year) in Dendrology, Silviculture, Geographic Information Systems (GIS), Environmental Policy, and other topics as needed.
  • Advise students in the Associates degree in Wildlife Technology and provide career guidance. Participate in professional organizations and in course, curriculum, and program development.
  • Participate in campus, university, and community service activities.
  • Conduct research that provides opportunities for student learning, including field trips, mentoring students in independent study, and supervising internships.
  • Attend and present research at state and regional conferences and workshops.

Qualifications

  • Master’s degree in Forest Science or closely related discipline.
  • Field experience and familiarity with the region’s habitat types, plant communities, and silvicultural practices of the are essential.
  • Prior teaching experience, mechanical skills (e.g. chainsaws, large equipment), and some coursework in wildlife science is preferred.
  • The successful candidate must have demonstrated passion for teaching excellence and student success. The ability to foster and maintain productive professional and community partnerships, an ongoing commitment to academic and pedagogical excellence, and participation in campus life is expected.
  • Evidence of scholarly achievement that demonstrates potential for independent research leading to peer reviewed publications and external funding is desirable.

Additional Information

Penn State DuBois, one of more than 20 Penn State campuses state-wide, is situated in north central Pennsylvania about 70 miles west of State College/University Park and 100 miles northeast of Pittsburgh. It is a commuter campus comprised of approximately 600 students.

The student-centered faculty and staff are dedicated to excellence in teaching and learning. Class sizes are small, and the student/faculty ratio is low, so students can receive much individual attention. Since opening its doors in 1935, thousands of degree-seeking individuals have received a world-class education delivered in a friendly, small campus setting.

The campus offers 6 Baccalaureate degrees, 8 Associate degrees, and the first 2 years of over 160 Penn State undergraduate degree programs. For more information about the campus, visit our website

To Apply

  • Please click "Apply on company Website" below to upload a cover letter, curriculum vitae, and a list of at least three references. Other information pertinent to the position may also be included.
  • Job Number: 89039
  • Please address inquiries to: Dr. Mary Mino, Associate Chief Academic Officer, Penn State DuBois Campus. E-mail: obc@psu.edu.
  • Telephone: (814) 375-4707.
  • Application review begins August 30, 2019 and continues until a suitable candidate is appointed.

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