Lecturer Position in Environment & Sustainability

Posted: 05/05/17 | SHARE:


Lecturer Position in Environment & Sustainability

Master in Environmental Management

Western Colorado University

POSITION:       The Master in Environmental Management (MEM) programs at Western Colorado University invite broadly trained environmental scientists or ecologists to apply for a full time Lecturer position.  Responsibilities include teaching 24 credits of graduate and undergraduate courses in the academic year, mentoring Master’s Projects, recruiting for the MEM program, and co-conducting an intensive residency for all MEM students each summer.  Successful candidates will teach MEM courses in Science of Environmental Management, Quantitative Skills in Environmental Management, special topics courses, and select undergraduate courses like Environmental Monitoring or Science of Sustainability and Resilience.

Information on the MEM program can be found at http://www.western.edu/mem. Information on Western’s Center for Environment & Sustainability, which houses the MEM program, can be found at http://www.western.edu/centerenvs.  Please also see Western’s commitment to diversity and inclusivity: http://www.western.edu/diversity

SALARY/BENEFITS:        This is a 12-month contract, as long as MEM enrollment stays strong, with a non-negotiable salary of $50,700 plus benefits.  Benefits include an employee/employer shared contribution retirement plan and life and health insurance.  Renewal contingent upon excellent performance.

START DATE:     July 2017


Ph.D. or ABD before July 2017 in the environmental sciences or from an interdisciplinary specialty in a related natural science field required. Candidates must demonstrate a strong commitment to:

•       community-based pedagogy,

•       interdisciplinary approaches to environmental problem-solving,

•       experiential and professional education,

•       classroom, online, and blended learning,

•       excellence in teaching and mentoring.

We are interested in candidates who bring expertise in restoration ecology, climate adaptation, sustainable food systems, or carbon sequestration.

APPLICATION:    To apply, please go to www.western.edu/jobs and use our online application.  Required attachments to your online application include a letter of application outlining your interest in the position, curriculum vitae, and academic transcripts.  Unofficial transcripts are acceptable during screening. Official transcripts are required prior to employment.

Send three letters of recommendation to MEM@western.edu

Please refer all questions to the chair of the search committee, Dr. Jessica Young (jyoung@western.edu)

Screening of applications will begin May 20 and will continue until the position is filled.

Western is a public university with an enrollment of 2,900 students who come from across Colorado and all fifty states. Faculty members share a strong commitment to personalized education with the liberal arts and sciences and professional training as its core. They are student-oriented, collegial, energetic, and engaged in the campus and community. The curriculum provides professional flexibility where experiential learning and interdisciplinary approaches are valued. Our campus is located in Gunnison, Colorado, a rural community 200 miles southwest of Denver. At an elevation of 7,700 feet in the southern Rocky Mountains, the Gunnison Valley provides spectacular year-round recreational opportunities. Employees have chosen Western because of the quality of life combined with rewarding careers. Visit http://www.western.edu to learn more about Western.

Western State Colorado University is an affirmative action/equal opportunity educator and employer; Gender/Race/Disabled/Veteran/S

exual Orientation/Gender Identity.

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