Assistant Professor of Practice

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POSITION ANNOUNCEMENT

Assistant Professor of Practice in Forest Resources  AG-243

Department of Forestry, Southern Illinois University Carbondale

Position:  The Department of Forestry at Southern Illinois University Carbondale is accepting applications for a full-time 9-month academic year, non-tenure track renewable term teaching appointment at the rank of Assistant Professor of Practice.  

Duties and Responsibilities: The faculty member will teach up to 12 credit hours per semester primarily in undergraduate but also graduate courses in balance with service and student support activities. Undergraduate courses may include topics such as Forest Economics, Forest Land-Use Planning, Environmental Impact Analysis, Sustainable Harvesting, and Natural Resources Data Analysis. Other courses will be based on the candidate's area of expertise that will contribute to the current forestry specializations: Forest Hydrology, Forest Recreation and Park Management, Forest Resources Management, Urban Forest Management, and Wildlife Habitat Management and Conservation.  The candidate selected for this position will be encouraged to seek opportunities for collaboration in the development of related courses not only with other units in the Agricultural Sciences, but with other SIU schools, colleges and units. Additional teaching opportunities may be possible in summer or J-term.

Required Qualifications:  Qualified applicants must have 1) B.S. in Forestry 2) a Ph.D. in Ecology, Forestry, Soils, or other natural-resources related fields with relevant coursework or experience to satisfy teaching requirements, by the effective date of hire 3) Strong communication skills and a demonstrated ability to teach effectively at the undergraduate level, particularly in courses with field based labs. A record of scholarship and research including peer-reviewed publications is preferred.

Application Deadline: April 8, 2019 or until filled, with an effective date of hire, August 16, 2019. 

Application Procedure: Complete applications require: (1) letter of application, (2) curriculum vitae, (3) unofficial transcripts (official required prior to hire) (4) statement of teaching accomplishments and philosophy, and (5) a listing of three professional references with complete contact information including address, email and preferred telephone numbers.  Applications must be received by post but preliminary materials may be sent electronically. Send materials as one PDF file to: plc1@siu.edu. Send hard copies to: Jim Zaczek, Department of Forestry, College of Agricultural Sciences, 1205 Lincoln Drive, Mail code 4411 Southern Illinois University, Carbondale, IL 62901.

SIU Carbondale is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer of individuals with disabilities and protected veterans that strives to enhance its ability to develop a diverse faculty and staff and to increase its potential to serve a diverse student population. All applications are welcomed and encouraged and will receive consideration.