Faculty, Lecturer: Forest Ecology, Management, and Remote Sensing/GIS – Crookston, Minnesota

University of Minnesota Crookston
Crookston, Minnesota
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Lecturer: Full-time, nine-month Lecturer position in Forestry in the Agriculture and Natural Resources Department at the Crookston campus of the University of Minnesota starting August 15, 2022. Standard teaching load is 15 credits/5 courses per semester. A competitive fringe benefits package is offered. RESPONSIBILITIES: Develop and deliver high-quality undergraduate instruction in forest ecology, silviculture, and the technological applications used in sustainable forestry management that use remote sensing and GIS technologies, which could also be applied to agronomic systems. One focus of the position will be on incorporating appropriate United Nations Sustainable Development goals into the curriculum while providing hands-on, lab-based instruction on forest management practices. This position is expected to develop strong ties with the U.S. Forest Service, the Minnesota Department of Natural Resources, regional tribal governments, the Natural Resources Research Institute (NRRI) at the University of Minnesota Duluth, and other appropriate agencies and private organizations. The position is also expected to maintain and develop new connections with regional technical and community colleges for articulation pathways for undergraduate students and be active in other program and departmental recruiting efforts. The candidate should be open to teach both on campus and online courses. Anticipated course assignments may include Introduction to Natural Resources, Elements of Forestry, Introduction to GIS, GIS Applications, Field Techniques in Natural Resources, Forest Ecology and Management, Forest Recreation, Integrated Resource Management, Statistical Research Techniques in Agriculture and Natural Resources, or other courses suited to candidate’s qualifications, expertise, and programmatic needs.
Minimum Qualifications Master’s degree in Forestry, Ecology, Natural Resources, or related field; Effective communication skills; Record of effective teaching, preferably at the undergraduate level; Broad experience with remote sensing/GIS/LiDAR technologies as applied to forest ecology and management; Demonstrated experience in field-based applications of forest management and ecology and related field-based skills; Ability to draw upon cultural and community-based knowledge in teaching and research; Ability to demonstrate cultural competency within the scope of the land grant mission. Preferred Qualifications Campus and online teaching experience; Familiarity with the forest cover types of the Upper Midwest; Research experience in an academic institution; Field experience with a forest or natural resource management agency; Proficiency in a second language, preferably Spanish. Application Procedure Review of applications will begin March 4, 2022. Application materials will include a current curriculum vita, a cover letter, a copy of all college transcripts, and a list of 3-5 professional references. In addition to addressing the minimum and preferred qualifications, the cover letter must address indicators of the candidate’s ability to promote equity and inclusion at a small campus in a rural context. Visit https://employment.umn.edu for complete instructions on how to apply electronically. Calls of inquiry welcome by contacting Anthony Kern, Division Head, by phone: (218) 281-8360 or email: akern@umn.edu.
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