The School of Forestry and Wildlife Sciences (SFWS) at Auburn University invites applications for a Lecturer/Program Coordinator in Wildlife Enterprise Management (WLEM). Through collaboration with the Colleges of Business and Human Sciences at Auburn University, the SFWS engineered the WLEM degree to provide a multi-faceted, foundational education in wildlife, hospitality, and business management to support the rapidly growing needs of the consumptive use outdoor recreation industry. Graduates of this program will be the next generation of managers for outdoor lodges, wildlife-based corporations, and natural resource-based non-profit organizations. This program is one of only a handful across the globe and will provide a unique opportunity for the successful applicant to further advance a world class educational program. This will be a full-time permanent position (non-tenure track). Additional information about the School of Forestry and Wildlife Sciences and its programs can be found at our website: (https://sfws.auburn.edu/).
Responsibilities: The successful applicant will serve as an Instructor and Program Coordinator for the Wildlife Enterprise Management degree. In this capacity, the selected applicant will work directly with SFWS faculty, staff, and administrators, and other academic units on campus, to further develop, promote, and grow the WLEM degree. In addition to serving as the primary point-of-contact for the WLEM degree, the selected applicant will teach 3-4 courses within the degree, interface with industry partners (national and international), and support the advising, recruiting, and marketing needs of the program.
Applicants should possess a Master’s degree in wildlife, business, or hospitality (or related fields) at the time employment begins. They should also have professional experience in the outdoor industry, with preference given to those with experience in hunting or fishing lodge management. In addition to possessing strong communication skills (both written and oral), applicants should demonstrate an ability to coordinate and collaborate with a diverse array of industry partners in addition to students, faculty, and staff. Candidates should be self-motivated, be able to work independently, and possess an ability to teach and advise/mentor students in an academic environment. Applicants must complete the on-line application at this link: http://aufacultypositions.peopleadmin.com/postings/3287 and include a letter of application, complete biographical resume, transcripts, and the names and contact information of at least three references.