Utah State University

  • Assistant Professor of Wildland Ecology and Management - USU Eastern

    City Price Campus
    Posted Date 8 months ago(5/20/2019 11:04 AM)
    Requisition ID
    # of Openings
    Job Locations
    Category (Portal Searching)
    Position Type
    Regular Full-Time
    Job Classification
    Quinney College of Natural Resourcs
    Wildland Resources
    Advertised Salary
    Salary commensurate with education and experience, plus excellent benefits
  • Overview

    The Department of Wildland Resources is seeking applications for a full-time, 9-month tenure-track faculty position in wildlife ecology and management and related fields on the USU Eastern campus in Price. The department is seeking a dedicated educator of undergraduate students primarily in wildlife, but courses in range, forestry, restoration, or related fields may also be needed. The position will be 90% teaching and 10% service. We will consider applicants for the Associate Professor rank depending on the successful candidate's background and experience. The proposed start date for this position is August 1, 2020.


    Courses taught are expected to be mostly undergraduate, but graduate courses may be needed at times. The teaching load initially will be 3 courses in the fall semester and 3 in spring semester, with the possibility of offering classes in the summer for additional compensation. Many of the courses are already prepared and there are opportunities to create and design new courses and course materials.


    Teach, coordinate, and advocate for students in our Wildlife Ecology and Management (WEAM) major and other programs as needed.


    • Coordinate course offerings particularly with faculty in Vernal and USU main campus in Logan to ensure that classes for the WEAM major are provided when needed.
    • Teach courses face-to-face, online, broadcast, or using hybrids of these methods.
    • Recruit students from local high schools and other venues.
    • Mentor and advise undergraduate students from diverse backgrounds.
    • Interact with administrators, faculty, staff, and others to ensure the success of our educational programs.
    • Coordinate the courses needed by local students and help coordinate the financial, scholarship, and other resources available in the Price area.
    • Maintain and cultivate contacts with local offices of land management agencies such as the Utah Division of Wildlife Resources, the Bureau of Land Management, the U.S. Forest Service, and the Bureau of Indian Affairs.


    Minimum Qualifications

    • An earned Ph.D. in a wildlife-related or other natural resources-related field, though if not specifically wildlife-related they must have the ability to teach wildlife courses required for our WEAM majors. A person will be considered to have met the PhD requirement if they have successfully defended their dissertation and just have editorial work to finish.
    • Successful college or university teaching experience is required.
    • Demonstrated ability to articulate natural resource science within and outside the classroom to diverse audiences.


    Preferred Qualifications

    Preference will be given to those candidates who have:
    • Prepared and taught entire courses on their own.
    • Teaching experience using more than one delivery method.
    • A demonstrated ability to work productively with land management agencies and various stakeholder groups.
    • Postdoctoral experience, especially with teaching experience included.

    Required Documents

    Along with the online application, please attach:

    1) Resume/CV to be uploaded to the applicant profile

    2) Cover Letter

    3) Statement of teaching experience, philosophy and interests

    4) Unofficial Transcripts (Official Transcripts required of finalist) to be uploaded to the applicant profile

    5) The names and contact information of three (3) Professional References to be provided in the applicant profile


    Please do not attach cover letter or teaching philosophy; you will be instructed to copy and paste that information in the application. 


    **Document size may not exceed 10 MB.**

    Advertised Salary

    Salary commensurate with education and experience, plus excellent benefits


    Employees typically work indoors and are protected from weather and/or contaminants, but not, necessarily, occasional temperature changes.  

    College/Department Highlights

    Utah State University is a Carnegie doctoral high research institution, and Utah's land-grant and space-grant University. Founded in 1888, USU is the oldest and largest public residential campus in Utah. The university enrolls approximately 18,000 students at its main campus in Logan. Another 11,500 students enroll in USU courses at three regional campuses, fifteen teaching centers, international programs in China, and through online offerings.


    The USU Eastern Campus in Price provides excellent access to higher education for students attending the Price campus in central Utah and the Monticello campus in southeastern Utah. With the Wasatch Plateau and the Book Cliffs all around and other formations nearby, outstanding wildland recreation is as close as an hour's drive away. The regional economy, once based on agriculture and mining, has diversified, and energy extraction and tourism are now major industries as well. Residents have easy access to a wide variety of winter sports and to spectacularly beautiful natural areas including world class hunting and fishing.


    Utah State University offers competitive salaries and outstanding medical, retirement, and professional benefits. Women, minority, and veteran candidates as well as candidates with disabilities are encouraged to apply. Utah State University is sensitive to the needs of dual-career couples, it is an affirmative action/equal opportunity employer, and is committed to increasing diversity among students, faculty, and all participants in university life.

    University Highlights

    Utah State University (USU) was founded in 1888 and is honored to be Utah’s land-grant and space-grant university. USU is a Carnegie RU/H (Research University/High Research Activity) institution with approximately 28,000 students (25,000 undergraduates and 3,000 graduate students) on the Logan main campus, four regional campuses, two USU Eastern campuses, and 28 centers throughout the state. USU offers 162 undergraduate majors, 153 graduate programs, and a variety of innovative stackable associate and certificate credentials. The 2018 rankings from Washington Monthly ranked USU as one of the top 30 national Universities and the 5th best public national university in the nation.   As one of the two premier research institutions in Utah, USU is proud to provide a high-quality education at an affordable price. Additional information about Utah State University can be found at: https://www.usu.edu/about/at-a-glance/.


    A core characteristic of USU is engagement with communities and people in economic development, improvements to quality of life, and human capital. Through the practical application of knowledge, the University and its faculty engage and share expertise with the state, nation, and world, preserving the historical land-grant tradition of partnering with communities to address critical societal issues in the interest of the public good.


    The USU main campus is located in beautiful Logan, Utah; a city of about 50,000 situated in a picturesque mountain valley about 80 miles north of Salt Lake City. Outstanding recreational opportunities abound in the nearby mountains and proximate region. Additional information about Logan can be found at: http://www.loganutah.org/visitors/about_logan/index.php.


    USU recognizes and values the importance of diversity and inclusion in enriching the employment experience of its employees and in supporting the university’s academic mission of learning, discovery, and engagement (https://www.usu.edu/president/missionstatement/). USU is an AA/EO employer and does not discriminate based on race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, genetic information, sexual orientation or gender identity/expression, disability, status as a protected veteran, or any other status protected by University policy or local, state, or federal law. Learn more at www.aaeo.usu.edu/non-discrimination. USU is sensitive to the needs of dual career couples and provides a Dual Career Assistance program. Additional information can be found at: http://www.usu.edu/provost/faculty-life/dual-career-assistance.cfm.


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