Assistant Teaching Professor and FWCB Undergraduate Coordinator: Raleigh, NC

North Carolina State University
Raleigh, NC
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The Fisheries, Wildlife, and Conservation Biology Program enrolls about 240 undergraduate students in 3 concentrations: Wildlife Science, Fisheries Science, and Conservation Biology. The program has a strong commitment to teaching, research, and service that involves collaboration with state and federal agencies, industry, and NGOs. The undergraduate degree is housed in the Department of Forestry and Environmental Resources, located in the College of Natural Resources. The Department has 61 full-time teaching and research faculty with a wide variety of strengths in forest management, forest genetics and biotechnology, natural resource policy and economics, forest watershed and wetlands, wildlife ecology and conservation, environmental science and management, public science, and geospatial analytics. The Department offers undergraduate, master’s, and doctoral degrees, and currently has approximately 750 undergraduate and 150 graduate students. The Department fosters ongoing efforts to recruit and retain underrepresented students including those who identify as Black, Hispanic, Indigenous, LGBTQ+, first generation, and women in STEM. Faculty in the Department work together to identify opportunities to decolonize curricula, employ inclusive pedagogies, and incorporate Environmental Justice issues in course content. Active research programs within the Department generate about $6 million annually in extramural funds. The Department of Forestry and Environmental Resources hosts four forest industry cooperatives and consortiums. North Carolina State University is one of the nation’s leading public land-grant universities with a total enrollment of approximately 34,000 students. The university is located in the capital city of Raleigh ( and Additional information about the department and university can be found at and Essential Job Duties The Department of Forestry and Environmental Resources at North Carolina State University invites applicants for a 12-month, professional track position as Assistant Teaching Professor and Undergraduate Program Coordinator of Fisheries, Wildlife, and Conservation Biology (FWCB). The appointment is 60% service and 40% teaching. Responsibilities include, but are not limited to the following: Teaching 6 – 8 undergraduate course credits/year; leading group advising for undergraduate students; Serving as the primary academic advisor for a portion of the students in FWCB; Communicating with prospective undergraduate students; tracking and coordinating with the department on expenditures for undergraduate teaching; Serving as lead adviser for the student chapter of The Wildlife Society; Fostering student professional development and maintaining a strong sense of community among students in the undergraduate degree program. Courses taught could include FWCB Professional Development (FW 415), Conservation of Natural Resources (FW 221), and Mountain Wildlife Ecology and Management (FW 313) and/or another course specific to the candidate’s interests.
Required Qualifications: PhD completed with at least one degree in wildlife biology, conservation biology, environmental science, zoology or a related field. Experience working with undergraduate students. Preferred Qualifications: Experience teaching undergraduate students; Evidence of skills, training, or experience in undergraduate pedagogy; Excellent oral and written communication skills; Desire to recruit and retain diverse students in the field of Fisheries, Wildlife, and Conservation Biology.
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