The Department of Natural Resource Management (NRM) at South Dakota State University (SDSU) invites applications for a full-time, 9-month position (100 % Academic Programs – teaching/advising/recruitment) at the rank of Instructor with expertise in natural resource policy, law and enforcement, beginning fall 2018. We are seeking an individual with a strong teaching and advising background who will work with other faculty in allied programs and an advisory committee to support a relatively new major in NRM, Natural Resource Law Enforcement (NRLE). The candidate will contribute to teaching excellence by instructing, or co-instructing, undergraduate courses that include wildlife law and enforcement, human dimensions, laws and policies, natural resource techniques, and NRLE internships and capstone.
SDSU is especially interested in candidates that can contribute to experiences of underrepresented minorities in organizations. Women, minorities, veterans, and people with disabilities are especially encouraged to apply.
The successful candidate will play a pivotal role in helping to further develop the relatively new NRLE major in NRM. The candidate will develop and teach undergraduate courses in the Natural Resource Law Enforcement curriculum. The candidate will be the Instructor or Co-Instructor in courses in wildlife law and enforcement, human dimensions, laws and policies, natural resource techniques, and NRLE internships and capstone. The candidate will serve as program coordinator for the NRLE major, advise NRLE undergraduates and liaise with the external NRLE advisory committee. The candidate will also assist with recruitment of undergraduates for all NRM undergraduate majors and participate in service roles within the department.
Earned M.S. degree by June 1, 2018 in a field related to natural resource law and policy;
Demonstrated knowledge of state, federal and international natural resource policies and laws;
Experience with teaching and advising;
Effective written communication skills; and
Effective verbal communication and interpersonal skills.
A doctoral degree (Ph.D. or Ed.D.) in a field related to natural resource law and policy;
Experience teaching undergraduate courses in natural resource law and enforcement, human dimensions, policies, and field techniques;
Experience with advising and mentoring undergraduate students;
Demonstrated ability to collaborate with natural resource agencies;
Excellent knowledge and use of classroom technology and the Internet to facilitate teaching;
Demonstrated interest and experience in the scholarship of teaching and learning;
Demonstrated ability to work as a contributing team member; and
Demonstrated skill set in addressing sociological questions in natural resource conservation and management.