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Lecturer, Natural Resources

Michigan Technical College
School of Forest Resources & Environmental Sciences
Job Field:
Natural Resources Recreation and Tourism
Water and Soil Resources
Job Type:
Experienced Professional
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Job Description:
Job Description Summary

The School of Forest Resources and Environmental Science at Michigan Technological University invites applications for the position of Lecturer in Natural Resources. This is a nine-month, non-tenure-track, renewable position at Michigan Technological University. Salary will be commensurate with qualifications and experience.

Essential Duties & Responsibilities (other duties may be assigned)

1) Teaching responsibilities are up to five or six undergraduate courses per year with the possibility of some of this load being at the graduate level. The courses would be determined based on the needs of the School’s undergraduate programs, but would include an introductory class in field techniques in natural resources, coordinating a senior level course focused on communication skills, and advising one or more groups in the School’s capstone class sequence.

2) Advising of master’s level students is expected, particularly those involved in coursework only degrees and degrees involving a service component such as those offered through the VISTA program.

3) Contribute to the development and assessment of curriculum that promotes inclusivity in our academic programs, including overseeing the development of our summer camp at the Ford Center and Forest at which general education classes are offered.

4) Participate in School and University committees.

Required Education (minimum requirements)

Ph.D. in a natural resources related discipline at the time of appointment.

Required Experience (minimum requirements)  
Desirable Education and/or Experience  
Required Knowledge, Skills, and/or Abilities (minimum requirements)

Demonstrated ability to teach effectively at the undergraduate level.

Desirable Knowledge, Skills, and/or Abilities

Interest and experience in delivering classes in the area of natural resources.

Experience teaching courses at the undergraduate and graduate level, and a record of research and scholarship including publications in peer-reviewed literature.

A broad range of teaching experiences, including classes in the areas of ecology, geospatial sciences and quantitative methods.

Work Environment and/or Physical Demands

Apply safety-related knowledge, skills, and practices to everyday work.

Commit to learning about continuous improvement strategies and applying them to everyday work.

The work environment is that of a typical office and/or classroom setting. The noise level in the work environment is usually low to moderate.

Required Training and Other Conditions of Employment

Every employee at Michigan Technological University will receive the following 3 required training; the department may require additional training.

Required University Training:
• Employee Safety Overview
• Anti-Harassment, Discrimination, Retaliation Training
• Annual Data Security Training

Background Check: 
Offers of employment are contingent upon and not considered finalized until the required background check has been performed and the results received and assessed.