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Biology/Natural Resources Instructor

Job Vacancy Notice: 6/13/2014
Application Deadline: by 4:00pm CST

JOB SUMMARY: This is a full-time position teaching in two areas of the college - biological sciences and natural resources. Instructional assignments will vary and may include but are not limited to: introductory or general biology, environmental science, fire management, wildlife management, woodland management, and advanced outdoor recreation. Other responsibilities include but are not limited to: active participation as a department member with a focus on student learning, facilitating discipline-related activities, assessment of student achievement, student recruitment and academic advising, program promotion and development of community relations and partnerships as well as professional development, acquisition and maintenance of necessary certifications (S-130/S-190 Wildland Fire Suppression, CPR/First Aid, Wilderness First Aid, pesticide application), and committee assignments. Teaching assignments may include days and evenings, and various sites and formats (face-to-face, on-line, ICN). A full-time teaching load of 15 credit hours per term is typical. It is anticipated that the instructional assignment/semester will be divided evenly between biological sciences and natural resources. This individual will be expected to demonstrate exemplary teamwork skills and communication skills with students, Dean, program faculty, college committees, other divisions of the College and the Community. Performs other duties as assigned.

QUALIFICATIONS: A minimum of a Master’s Degree in Biological Science, Environmental Science, or related field required. Demonstrated teaching experience across the biological sciences, with an emphasis on environmental sciences and natural resource studies. Demonstrated ability to develop curriculum and an understanding of various learning styles and instructional modalities. Ability to demonstrate effective communication and teaching skills with students, staff, and the public. Ability to demonstrate an advanced level of knowledge and skills regarding technical and applied methods of natural resource management. Preferences include postsecondary teaching experience and three years of recent, relevant work experience

EMPLOYMENT STATUS: Nine-month contractual position beginning in August of 2014. Salary will be commensurate with the applicant’s education and experience and will include a comprehensive benefits program including health, dental, life, and LTD insurance; a Section 125 plan for medical and dependent care expense; personal and sick leave; and a choice of retirement programs--IPERS (defined benefit) or TIAA-CREF (defined contribution).

Application Procedure

  1. Complete an online employment application.

  2. Submit all required application materials by the application deadline. Application materials are required to complete your application.

Veterans and persons with disabilities are encouraged to apply.

If you are in need of any special accommodation in completing the application process, please notify Human Resource Services.

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