Assistant Professor – Natural Resource Conservation and Management: WCU (Cullowhee, NC)

Western Carolina University
Cullowhee, NC
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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). Anticipated begin work date is August 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.
The candidate should have a PhD in a relevant field at the time of hire; ABD candidates will be considered during the application process.
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