Assistant or Associate Professor of Practice

Tucson, AZ, US

The School of Natural Resources and the Environment (SNRE) seeks a Career Track Professor (Professor of Practice) to teach traditional and online courses. This is a 9-month teaching position (1.0 FTE) and is non-tenure eligible, assistant/associate rank with opportunities to advance in rank (Assistant to Associate; Associate to Full), and subject to renewable 9-month contracts. The position principally involves teaching SNRE courses both in a traditional format and online in the fall and spring as well as other varied service related duties. The position begins August 13th, 2018.

The schedule of SNRE courses to be taught will be dependent upon course assignments, which are subject to change from semester to semester. The expected teaching load is 6 courses per year on the main campus for the University of Arizona.

The successful candidate will be expected to do the following:

  • Teach six (6) courses during an academic year with primary focus on SNRE face-to-face courses in our undergraduate core curriculum. There will be an opportunity to teach online as well. Courses presently in need of staffing include, without limitation, Wildlife Conservation & American Culture, Conservation of Natural Environments, Natural Resources Ecology, Ecological Surveys and Sampling, Natural Resources Management Practices, Sustainable Earth, and geospatial themed courses;
  • Team teach a yet to be developed general education course with a natural resources theme;
  • Participate in conversion of traditional face to face courses to on-line offerings;
  • Serve on academic committees as directed by the Director of SNRE; and
  • Provide additional service requirements to SNRE, the College of Agriculture and Life Sciences (the “College”), and the University of Arizona (the “University); for example, student club advising, student mentoring, student project oversight, SNRE committees, College committees, and University committees.

The position will be housed in SNRE, which has strong research, teaching and outreach programs in wildlife and fisheries ecology; conservation biology; ecohydrology and watershed management; rangeland ecology, restoration, and management; global change ecology and management; and arid lands. SNRE is also host to multiple cooperators from both the federal (the USGS Arizona Cooperative Fish and Wildlife Research Unit, the USGS Sonoran Desert Research Station, the National Park Service Desert Southwest Cooperative Ecosystem Studies Unit, the USGS Southwest Climate Science Center, the National Phenology Network) and state (Game and Fish Dept., Dept. of Transportation, Dept. of Environmental Quality) agencies. Our cooperative extension personnel have strong connections to landowners throughout Arizona. Diversity of thought, background, and experience powers our culture of innovation, success, and life-changing discovery. We welcome candidates who have the academic qualifications appropriate for the position and the ability to work effectively within a broadly diverse community of students and scholars. The UA practices and adheres to the principles of Inclusive Excellence which is the diversity and inclusiveness strategy for the institution. Candidates are expected to support the principles of I.E. and be attentive to diversity and inclusiveness in their work.

Outstanding UA benefits include health, dental, vision, and life insurance; paid vacation, sick leave, and holidays; UA/ASU/NAU tuition reduction for the employee and qualified family members; access to UA recreation and cultural activities; and more!