Department of Environmental Science and Management
Restoration Ecology and Natural History
Faculty Tenure-Track Position Starting August 2017
Humboldt State University is committed to achieving the goals of equal opportunity and endeavors to employ faculty and staff of the highest quality reflecting the ethnic and cultural diversity of the state
DESCRIPTION: Humboldt State University’s Department of Environmental Science and Management invites applications for an academic year tenure-track faculty position in Restoration Ecology and Natural History.
RANK, SALARY AND BENEFITS: We seek to fill this position at the Assistant Professor rank; however rank and salary are dependent on the appointee's qualifications and experience. The current California State University Salary Schedule is available at: http://www.humboldt.edu/aps/docs/salary/Salary-Schedule.pdf.
Humboldt State University provides an excellent benefits package for faculty. Information about benefits plans can be found at: http://www.humboldt.edu/forms/node/934.
PROFESSIONAL QUALIFICATIONS: An earned Ph.D. in Restoration Ecology, Natural History, General Ecology or a closely related discipline (such as Environmental Science, Botany, Biology, Soil Science, Forestry, Rangeland Science, Watershed Science) from an accredited college or university is preferred at the time of appointment. Applicants with considerable progress toward doctorate degree completion by appointment date will be considered. Completion of terminal degree is required prior to the start of the second probationary year following initial appointment.
The successful candidate must demonstrate the following:
Potential for effective teaching or teaching experience using a variety of methodologies;
Expertise in restoration ecology, general ecology, natural history, and field methods;
Commitment to and/or experience promoting and fostering a learning environment that is supportive of individuals from diverse backgrounds;
Record of, or potential for, involving students in research and scholarly activity;
Interest and ability to teach a broad range of courses (major, general education, etc.); and
Willingness to participate in the development of online learning experiences.
At the time of appointment, the successful candidate, if not a U.S. citizen, must have authorization from the Bureau of Citizenship and Immigration Services to work in the United States. For information on the University policy on support for non-immigrant probationary faculty visa acquisition, please visit: http://www2.humboldt.edu/aavp/sites/default/files/04-03%20Admin%20Memo%20Approved%20Policy%20-%20H-1b%20Process_4_4_13.pdf.
PROFESSIONAL DUTIES: Candidates should be committed to teaching excellence and to building a strong research record. Teaching assignments may include: Applied Natural History & Ecology, Principles of Ecological Restoration, Applied Ecological Restoration, Environmental Methods, Environmental Science and Management Senior Capstone, Freshman Seminar, and Graduate Seminar. Instructional assignments will be consistent with the programmatic needs of the department and students.
The primary professional responsibilities of instructional faculty members are: teaching; research and scholarship/creative activity; and service to the University, profession and community. These responsibilities include: advising students, participation in campus and system-wide committees, maintaining office hours, working collaboratively and productively with colleagues, and participation in traditional academic functions.
GENERAL INFORMATION: The Department of Environmental Science and Management offers a B.S. degree in Environmental Science and Management (with six degree options, including an option in Ecological Restoration), as well as a M.S. degree in Natural Resources. The Department enrolls over 500 undergraduate students. For more information about the Department of Environmental Science and Management, please visit: http://www.humboldt.edu/environment. For information about the College of Natural Resources and Sciences, please visit: http://www.humboldt.edu/cnrs/.
APPLICATION: Qualified candidates should submit electronically the following materials:
Letter of application;
Application for Academic Employment: http://www.humboldt.edu/forms/node/757;
Supplemental Application for Academic Employment: http://www.humboldt.edu/applicantsurvey/;
Teaching Evaluations, if available;
Graduate transcripts (unofficial copies are sufficient for initial review); and
Names and contact information for three professional references.
Submission of the application materials should be sent as a single PDF document, in the order listed above to:
In letter of application, please refer to Job #7713.
Please direct any questions pertaining to this position to:
Dr. Alison O’Dowd, Search Committee Chair
Department of Environmental Science and Management
Humboldt State University
One Harpst Street Arcata, California 95521-8299
Phone (707) 826-3438
APPLICATION DEADLINE: This position is open until filled. First consideration will be given to completed applications received no later than October 14, 2016. Early response is encouraged.
It is the responsibility of the applicant to provide complete and accurate employment information. Evidence of required degree(s), certifications(s), or licenses(s) will be required prior to the appointment date. A background check (including a criminal records check, employment verification, and education verification) must be completed satisfactorily as a condition of employment with the CSU. Certain positions may also require a credit check, motor vehicle report, and/or fingerprinting through Live Scan service. Adverse findings from a background check may affect the application status of applicants or continued employment of current CSU employees who apply for the position. All CSU employees are obligated to respond to and report incidents of sexual harassment and sexual violence. The successful candidate for this position will be mandated to receive relevant training on an annual basis. The person holding this position is considered a ‘mandated reporter’ under the California Child Abuse and Neglect Reporting Act and is required to comply with the requirements set forth in CSU Executive Order 1083 as a condition of employment.
Humboldt State University is a Title IX/Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer. We consider qualified applicants for employment without regard to race, religion, color, national origin, ancestry, age, sex, gender, gender identity, gender expression, sexual orientation, genetic information, medical condition, disability, marital status, protected veteran status, or any other legally protected status. If accommodations need to be made during the recruitment and interview process, please contact Human Resources at (707) 826-3626 or firstname.lastname@example.org.