Visiting Asst Teaching Professor or Visiting Lecturer of Forestry
Location: School of Forestry
Job ID: 607210
Full/Part Time: Full-Time
NAU aims to be the nation's preeminent engine of opportunity, vehicle of economic mobility, and driver of social impact by delivering equitable postsecondary value in Arizona and beyond.
This is a non-tenure track, non-tenure eligible appointment for one year. This position is located on the Flagstaff Mountain Campus.
The School of Forestry at Northern Arizona University invites applications for the position of Visiting Lecturer or Visiting Assistant Teaching Professor of Forestry and Natural Resource Management. This is a 9-month, non-tenure-eligible, temporary position (80% Teaching, 20% Service). The candidate could be appointed as Visiting Lecturer or Visiting Assistant Teaching Professor, depending on the candidate's qualification. We seek an applicant with expertise in forestry, natural resource management, forest operations, and/or economics to instruct in-person and online courses primarily in support of the SOF undergraduate program. Potential courses include but are not limited to: Forest Operations, Forest Resource Economics, Forest Biometrics, Forest Products, and Writing in Forestry.
NAU affirms the importance and critical need for diversity, equity, inclusion, and justice (DEIJ) in higher education. We seek to hire an individual with a strong track record of engagement with DEIJ in their professional endeavors. We require, as part of your application, the inclusion of a one-page DEIJ statement that addresses your values and/or philosophy, accomplishments, experiences, education, and training with DEIJ.
The anticipated start date for this position is August 21, 2023.
• M.S. in forestry, natural resource management, or a closely related field conferred by the start date.
Visiting Assistant Teaching Professor:
• Ph.D. in forestry, natural resource management, or a closely related field conferred by the start date.
• A degree in forestry
• Demonstrated teaching experience in subjects related to forestry, ecology, and natural resource management.
• Demonstrated teaching effectiveness in in-person and online courses.
• Demonstrated experience with or commitment to working with people from all backgrounds, identities, and lived experiences.
• Evidence of successful teaching of writing at the undergraduate level.
The School of Forestry offers B.S., M.F., M.S., and Ph.D. degrees. Our faculty represent a diversity of scholars and educators from multiple disciplines and cultures who address local, regional, and international forestry issues. Our academic and research programs are internationally recognized for their excellence. Our location in the ponderosa pine forests of Northern Arizona and our proximity to life zones ranging from the Sonoran Desert to the alpine tundra provides an ideal place to teach and conduct research. Our well-equipped facility jointly houses the School of Forestry, the Ecological Restoration Institute, Centennial Forest (education and research forest), and a USDA Forest Service Rocky Mountain Research Station unit.
Northern Arizona University has a student population of 29,569, including approximately 21,000 on its main campus in Flagstaff and the remainder at more than 20 locations statewide and online.
Committed to a diverse and civil working and learning environment, NAU has earned a solid reputation as a university with all the features of a large institution but with a personal touch. NAU carefully balances teaching, scholarship and service with a faculty and staff dedicated to each student's success. All faculty members are expected to promote student learning and help students achieve academic outcomes. For information about diversity, access and equity at NAU, see the http://nau.edu/Center-for-University-Access-and-Inclusion/.
While our emphasis is undergraduate education, we offer a wide range of graduate programs and research that extend to such national concerns as forest health and bioterrorism. Our institution has carefully integrated on-campus education with distance learning, forming seamless avenues for students to earn degrees.
Flagstaff has a population of about 70,000, rich in cultural diversity. Located at the base of the majestic San Francisco Peaks, Flagstaff is 140 miles north of Phoenix at the intersection of Interstate 17 and Interstate 40.
With its elevation of 7,000 feet and four-season climate, Flagstaff is ideal for year-round outdoor activities. Nearby attractions include the Grand Canyon, Lowell Observatory, Oak Creek Canyon, Sedona, Monument Valley, Sunset Crater, Meteor Crater, and Arizona Snowbowl.
Northern Arizona University requires satisfactory results for the following: a criminal background investigation, an employment history verification and a degree verification (in some cases) prior to employment. You may also be required to complete a fingerprint background check. Additionally, as an employer in the state of Arizona, NAU is required to participate in the federal E-Verify program that assists employers with verifying new employees' right to work in the United States. Finally, each year Northern Arizona University releases an https://in.nau.edu/police-department/annual-security-and-fire-safety-reports/. The report is a result of a federal law known as the Clery Act. The report includes Clery reportable crime statistics for the three most recent completed calendar years and discloses procedures, practices and programs NAU uses to keep students and employees safe including how to report crimes or other emergencies occurring on campus. In addition, the https://in.nau.edu/police-department/annual-security-and-fire-safety-reports/ is combined with the Annual Security Report for the NAU Flagstaff Mountain Campus as this campus has on-campus student housing. This report discloses fire safety policies and procedures related to on-campus student housing and statistics for fires that occurred in those facilities. If you would like a free paper copy of the report, please contact the NAUPD Records Department at (928) 523-8884 or by visiting the department at 525 E. Pine Knoll Drive in Flagstaff.
This is a Faculty (FAC) position. NAU offers an excellent benefit package including generous health, dental and vision insurance; participation in the Arizona State Retirement System (ASRS) or the Optional Retirement Program (ORP); sick leave accruals and 10 holidays per year; and tuition reduction for employees and qualified family members. More information on benefits at NAU is available at the NAU https://nau.edu/Human-Resources/Benefits/. Faculty are hired on a contract basis, renewable according to terms of the http://nau.edu/Provost/Resources-Policies/. Employees offered a position will be eligible for state health plans (including NAU's BCBS Plan). Employees will have 31 days from date of hire to enroll in benefits, and their benefits will then be effective the first day of the pay period following their completed enrollment. If a new employee chooses the Arizona State Retirement System (ASRS) retirement option, participation in the ASRS Plan (and the long-term disability coverage that accompanies it) will begin on the first of the pay period following 183 days of employment. New employees who choose to participate in the Optional Retirement Plan (ORP; an alternative to the ASRS plan) will begin to participate on the first day of the pay period following election. The long-term disability plan that accompanies the ORP will begin on the first day of the pay period following election. More information about NAU benefits is available at the NAU https://nau.edu/Human-Resources/Benefits/.
NAU will not provide any U.S. immigration support or sponsorship for this position.
This vacancy will be open until filled or closed. Review of applications will begin on May 15, 2023.
How to Apply
To apply for this position, please click on the "Apply" button at the end of the job description if viewing this position through the NAU HR website. Otherwise, to view the original post and to apply, proceed to http://nau.jobs, follow the 'Current Openings' links, locate vacancy 607210, and then "Apply" at the bottom of the page.
Applications must include: (1) a letter of interest highlighting your qualifications for this position; (2) a curriculum vitae; (3) unofficial graduate transcripts of all college-level work; (3) a teaching philosophy and accomplishments statement (2 pages max.) (4) one-page DEIJ statement (1-page max.) and (4) names and contact information for three professional references (phone number, email, and address). Save all items as PDF documents.
For more information, please contact Alicia Azpeleta Tarancon, Search Committee Chair, School of Forestry, Northern Arizona University, Flagstaff AZ 86011-5018; phone: 928-523-7545. Email (preferred): mailto:Alicia.Azpeleta-Tarancon@nau.edu
If you need assistance completing your application there are instructions available on the https://in.nau.edu/human-resources/employment-application-instructions/ or in person in the Human Resources Department located in Building 91 on the NAU Campus - on the corner of Beaver and DuPont Streets.
If you are an individual with a disability and need reasonable accommodation to participate in the hiring process, please contact the Disability Resources Office at 928-523-8773, http://DR@nau.edu, or PO Box 5633, Flagstaff AZ 86011.
This position is exempt from the overtime provisions of the Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA) and therefore will not earn overtime or compensatory time for additional time worked.
Equal Employment Opportunity
Northern Arizona University is a committed Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Institution. Women, minorities, veterans and individuals with disabilities are encouraged to apply. NAU is responsive to the needs of dual career couples.
NAU is an Employer of National Service. AmeriCorps, Peace Corps, and other National Service alumni are encouraged to apply.
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