Utah State University

  • Assistant Professor, Environmental Management Systems Department of ENVS

    City Blanding Campus
    Posted Date 3 months ago(10/31/2019 12:57 PM)
    Requisition ID
    2019-2112
    # of Openings
    1
    Job Locations
    US-UT-Blanding
    Category (Portal Searching)
    Faculty
    Position Type
    Regular Full-Time
    Job Classification
    Faculty
    College
    Quinney College of Natural Resourcs
    Department
    Environment & Society
    Advertised Salary
    Commensurate with experience, plus excellent benefits
  • Overview

    The Department of Environment and Society (ENVS) at Utah State University (USU) invites applications for the tenure-track position of Assistant Professor having expertise in environmental management systems, with a focus on rangeland management and science. This tenure-track, full- time (nine-month) position is based at the USU campus in Blanding, southeastern Utah. The USU Blanding campus serves a variety of constituencies that prominently includes the Navajo Nation https://blanding.usu.edu/about/index#history-start. Thus, applicants should have a special interest or aptitude for working with Native American communities. The relative emphasis for the position is 90% teaching and 10% service. The teaching combines formal instruction and student advising with informal community engagement. The position starts August 01, 2020. Background is available concerning the ENVS department (www.cnr.usu.edu/departments/envs), the Quinney College of Natural Resources (www.cnr.usu.edu) within which the ENVS department occurs, and the USU Blanding campus (www.blanding.usu.edu).

    Responsibilities

    • Formal teaching will primarily involve delivery of six courses per academic year, and this comprises about three-fourths of the instructional role. Courses will be taught at the undergraduate level, with topics including introductory environmental science, introductory rangeland and forest management, quantitative methods in natural resources, human dimensions of wildlife management, human dimensions of natural resource management, and geography of Utah. Courses may be delivered face-to-face, via distance learning, or in blended formats. Face-to-face approaches for natural resource management courses may include field components.
    • Formal teaching duties also include advising undergraduates enrolled at the statewide campuses in the Environmental Studies major and associated specializations. Supervision of undergraduate research may occur as
    • Informal teaching will involve engagement with local stakeholders, and this comprises about one- fourth of the instructional role. Engagement can include capacity building, practical problem- solving, or other related endeavors. Issues pertaining to rangeland management and community well-being as related to the local environment are expected to be prominent. The structure and assessment of the informal teaching will be guided by the faculty member in consultation with his or her Tenure Advisory
    • Service includes participation in faculty duties on campus as well as professional involvements off

    Qualifications

    Minimum Qualifications:

    • An earned doctorate in environmental studies, natural resources, geography, or a related field by the date-of-hire.
    • Interest and ability to teach
    • Interest and ability to collaborate on interdisciplinary, natural resource management issues via stakeholder engagement, applied research, or professional service

    Preferred Qualifications:

    • Prior teaching experience in a variety of delivery formats, with emphasis on developing and implementing innovative
    • Demonstrated interest and ability to contribute to diversity and inclusion of groups that are underrepresented in the academy through education, applied research, and/or service is encouraged.

     

    Review of applications begins December 16, 2019.

     

    For further information contact Dr. Layne Coppock, Search Committee Chair at Layne.Coppock@usu.edu

    Required Documents

    Along with the online application, please attach:

    • Curriculum vitae to be uploaded at the beginning of your application in the Candidate Profile under “Resume/CV”

    Please do not attach the following required documents in the candidate profile; you will be instructed to copy and paste at the end of your application.

    • Cover letter with a focus on teaching interests, teaching experience, etc.
    • Statement of teaching philosophy
    • Statement of interest in community engagement and outreach under "Other Documents"
    • Statement of interest concerning diversity and inclusion in the university mission under "Other Documents"
    • Names and contact details for three people who can provide letters of reference under "Other Documents"

     

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

    Advertised Salary

    Commensurate with experience, plus excellent benefits

    ADA

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

    College/Department Highlights

    Founded in 1977, the Blanding campus (https://blanding.usu.edu/) hosts over 500 students, 65% of which are Native American, coming primarily from the Navajo Nation. Ute, Hopi, and Zuni tribes are also well represented. Nestled in southeast Utah’s beautiful red-rock country, Blanding is within 100 miles of Bears Ears National Monument, the world renowned Monument Valley, and the National Parks of Mesa Verde, Canyon Lands, and Arches. USU-Blanding faculty offer nine associate degrees, 25 bachelor’s degrees, 1 doctoral degree, as well as 18 certificates and professional licensures.

     

    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.

    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, and a statewide campus system featuring two comprehensive regional colleges, as well as four regional campuses and 28 additional centers located 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 https://equity.usu.edu/. 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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