Humboldt State University’s Department of Wildlife Management invites applications for our temporary faculty pool. Initial appointment will be for the Fall 2021 semester. Subsequent reappointment for Spring 2022 will be contingent upon satisfactory performance evaluation, budget, and programmatic need. Dependent upon qualifications, course load may be up to 15 units (1.0 time base).
Courses offered by the department include: Introduction to Wildlife, Wildlife Policy & Animal Welfare, Principles of Wildlife Management, Ornithology, Ecology & Management of Wetland Habitats For Wildlife, Behavioral Ecology, Animal Energetics, Urban Wildlife Ecology, Spatial Wildlife Ecology, Conservation Biology, and Advanced Topics. See full listing of course offerings here: https://registrar.humboldt.edu/catalog/
Instructional assignments will be consistent with the programmatic needs of the department and students. Our temporary faculty pool listing of courses can be found at: https://hraps.humboldt.edu/temporary-faculty-pool-listings
As an institution, HSU is committed to eliminating the equity gap in all student populations with dynamic, student-centered practices and policies that fully engage the campus community. The ideal candidate will share HSU’s commitment to helping its racially and socioeconomically diverse students succeed in their degree and career objectives.
We value the ability to serve students from a broad range of cultural heritages, socioeconomic backgrounds, genders, ability and orientations. Therefore, we prioritize applicants who demonstrate they understand the benefits diversity brings to a professional educational community. The successful candidate will be an equity-minded individual committed to collaborating with faculty, classified staff, administration, and students who are also committed to closing equity gaps.
SALARY AND BENEFITS: Salary is dependent on the appointee's qualifications and experience. The current California State University Salary Schedule is available at: https://hraps.humboldt.edu/sites/default/files/docs/salary-schedule.pdf.
Humboldt State University provides an excellent benefits package for faculty. Information about benefits plans can be found at: http://www.humboldt.edu/forms/node/934.
PROFESSIONAL DUTIES: Instructional assignments may include:
• WLDF 311 Wildlife Techniques
• WLDF 430 Ecology and Management of Wetland Habitats OR
• WLDF 431 Ecology and Management of Upland Habitats
• WLDF 485 Senior Seminar
• WLDF 495 Senior Project
GENERAL INFORMATION: The Wildlife curriculum focuses on Applied Vertebrate Ecology. Our student learning is directed toward understanding the distribution and abundance of species with a special emphasis on mammals, birds, reptiles, and amphibians. Our classroom curriculum is augmented by the facilities available at Humboldt State including our newly renovated buildings with state-of-the-art labs, Wildlife Museum, Wildlife Game Pens, The Coral Sea, our marine research vessel, Wildlife Refuge, and an emphasis on learning in the field that is accentuated by easy access to the natural environment. Our offer both an undergraduate and graduate program in Wildlife.
At Humboldt State, we have a strong reputation and a high rate of job-placement within the discipline with 86% of our graduates employed in a position related to wildlife. Our faculty is committed to teaching and being professionally active. Our curriculum blends basic science with specialized upper division courses. We afford students experience in study design and participation in applied research.
Find out what our graduates are doing now: https://wildlife.humboldt.edu/careers-alumni
For more information about the department, please visit: https://wildlife.humboldt.edu/
Humboldt State University sits on the traditional homelands of the Wiyot people in what is currently called Arcata, CA. The Wiyot people call the area Goudi'ni (over in the woods). The Humboldt State University campus in Northern California is in close proximity to several thriving Native American tribes and communities. Humboldt State currently has the largest percentage of Native American students in the CSU system and has over 30 Native American faculty and staff, many from local area California Indian tribes. HSU is home to a number of leading Native American programs including the Indian Tribal Education and Personnel Program (ITEPP) and the Indian Natural Resource, Science and Engineering Program (INRSEP). There are also many opportunities at HSU to conduct research, teaching and community work on Native American history and cultures, with resources in Special Collections at the HSU library. The Humboldt Room in the Library has fantastic resources for tribally focused archive materials from the region. HSU strives to build a supportive and inclusive Native community and engages with Native communities through initiatives and opportunities like the annual California Indian Big Time, Indigenous People's Week, and a chance to network with other faculty and staff as part of the HSU Council of American Indian Faculty and Staff. For more information, please visit: http://www.humboldt.edu/nativeprograms/
PROFESSIONAL QUALIFICATIONS: PhD candidate in Wildlife or related field, and successful teaching experience with demonstrated topical expertise in the field of study are required. Preferred qualifications include relevance of training to appropriate area; teaching effectiveness as evidenced by evaluation of supervisors, colleagues, and/or students is preferred.
At the time of appointment, successful candidates, if not a U.S. citizen, must have authorization from the Bureau of Citizenship and Immigration Services to work in the United States. For information on the University policy on support for non-immigrant probationary faculty visa acquisition, please visit: https://extended.humboldt.edu/international- programs/immigration/faculty
Evidence of degree(s) is required at time of hire.
APPLICATION: Qualified candidates should submit the following materials through Interfolio:
Click here to apply: http://apply.interfolio.com/75320
Letter of application;
Curriculum vitae; and
Names and contact information for three professional references.
Additional application materials may be requested at a later time.
Please direct any questions pertaining to this position, the department, or Humboldt State University to:
Daniel Barton, Department Chair
Humboldt State University
One Harpst Street
Arcata, California 95521-8299
Phone (707) 826-3430
APPLICATION DEADLINE: Courses and assignments are open until filled. Initial review of applications will begin on June 28.