Tenure Track Position in Applied Fire Science and Management at Cal Poly Humboldt

Cal Poly Humboldt
Arcata, CA
Job Category
Faculty Appointments
$64,860 - $143,928
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Last Date to Apply
Cal Poly Humboldt, the Department of Forestry, Fire, and Rangeland Management, and the Fire Resilience Institute invites applications for an academic year tenure-track faculty position in Applied Fire Science and Management. Candidates should be committed to teaching excellence and to building a strong service or research record. Instructional assignments may include a subset of three or four of the following courses: Fire Weather, Fire Behavior and Effects, Applied Fire Use and Policy, Humans and Fire, CA & US Forest and Wildland Policy, Fire Capstone, and Fire Internship. Instructional assignments will be consistent with the programmatic needs of the department and students. Successful candidates will be actively involved in implementing the new Applied Fire Science and Management degree program. Candidates will be expected to engage with applied research related to fire science, ecology, management, or policy and to be an active member of the Fire Resilience Institute. The primary professional responsibilities of instructional faculty members are: teaching, research, scholarship, and creative activity; and service to the University, professional and to the community. These responsibilities include: advising students, participation in campus and system-wide communities, maintaining office hours, working collaboratively and productively with colleagues, and participation in traditional academic functions. Probationary faculty are typically provided ongoing mentorship to be a successful member of the faculty. During the first two years of the probationary period, teaching responsibilities will be reduced by approximately one course each semester. The reduced teaching load supports the establishment of research, scholarship and/or creative activities required for retention, tenure, and promotion. Cal Poly Humboldt also continues to build unique and innovative learning opportunities for students, bridging multiple disciplines across the spectrum. Cal Poly Humboldt is a leader in “learning communities” that build relationships between students, faculty, staff, administrators, and the community. These communities incorporate environmental and social responsibility.
An earned Ph.D. in Forestry, Fire Science, Fire Ecology, Fuels Management, or related field from an accredited college or university is required at the time of appointment. The successful candidate must demonstrate the following: Ability and enthusiasm to teach field-based courses in applied fire science and management; Commitment to and/or experience promoting and fostering a learning environment that is supportive of individuals from diverse backgrounds; Engagement with teaching or research topics related to prescribed fire, cultural fire, traditional ecological knowledge, fire and forest policy or other fire-relevant social science; Interest in supervising and mentoring graduate and undergraduate student research assistants; Record of conducting and publishing scientific research related to fire science, management, and/or policy; Ability to communicate and collaborate effectively with diverse students and colleagues. Preferred qualifications for this position include: Past experience teaching similar or related courses in Fire Weather, Fire Behavior and Effects, Applied Fire Use and Policy, Humans and Fire, Fire Capstone, and Fire Internship or related courses; Ability to acquire extramural funding for research, management, or education projects; Prior experience engaging with or conducting Indigenous fire science/traditional ecological knowledge (TEK) and tribal nations; Record of conducting and publishing scientific research related to prescribed fire or cultural fire; Prior experience conducting and translating fire science for management and communities; and Commitment to participating in professional development opportunities that build effectiveness in areas of inclusion, intercultural communication, and advancing diversity.
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