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Assistant/Associate Professor of Practice - SNRE

Tucson, AZ, USA
Posting Number req13846

Department School of Natural Resources and the Environment

Department Website Link

Location Main Campus

Address 1064 E. Lowell Street, ENR2 building, TUCSON, AZ 85721 USA

Position Highlights
The School of Natural Resources and the Environment (SNRE) at The University Arizona, is seeking an enthusiastic and innovative individual for the position of Career Track Assistant/Associate Professor of Practice to teach undergraduate and graduate courses in GIS and remote sensing. This is a 9-month (academic) teaching position (1.0 FTE) at the Assistant or Associate rank. The position requires teaching online and in person courses in the fall and spring semesters (90%) and service-related duties (10%). This position is not tenure eligible. Anticipated start date is August 21, 2023.

The expected teaching load is approximately six courses or 18 units per year on the main campus of the University of Arizona. Course assignments will depend on programmatic needs and can change from semester to semester.

Courses will be taught in person and online in the natural resources undergraduate and graduate programs and in partnership with the BS-GIST undergraduate program. The BS-GIST undergraduate program began in 2015 and saw its first students graduate in 2018; it is one of the fastest growing online undergraduate majors at UArizona. Successful applicants will teach across these programs.

SNRE has strong research, teaching, and outreach programs in wildlife and fisheries ecology; conservation biology; ecohydrology and watershed management; rangeland ecology, restoration, and management; global change ecology and management; and arid lands. SNRE is also host to multiple cooperators from both the federal (the USGS Arizona Cooperative Fish and Wildlife Research Unit, the USGS Sonoran Desert Research Station, the National Park Service Desert Southwest Cooperative Ecosystem Studies Unit, the USGS Southwest Climate Adaptation Science Center, the National Phenology Network) and state (Game and Fish Dept., Dept. of Transportation, Dept. of Environmental Quality) agencies. Our cooperative extension personnel have strong connections to landowners throughout Arizona.
Outstanding UA benefits include health, dental, and vision insurance plans; life insurance and disability programs; sick leave and holidays;UA/ASU/NAU tuition reductionfor the employee and qualified family members; state and optional retirement plans; access to UA recreation and cultural activities; and more!

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Duties & Responsibilities

Duties and Responsibilities:
Teach 6 courses in an academic year online and in person. We are looking for a person that can regularly teach both undergraduate and graduate or combined courses such as:

RNR 417: Fundamentals of GIS
RNR 418: Introduction to Spatial Analysis & Modeling
RNR 419/519: Cartographic Modeling
RNR 420/520: Advanced Geographic Information Systems
RNR 473/573: Spatial Analysis and Modeling
GIST courses, open source, or other geospatial courses of interest to the candidate

Service activities will include refreshing online course content, advising students, ensuring course quality, evaluating student outcomes, overseeing final program projects, and program administration.

Participate in School and University committees and actively engage with the community and relevant professional organizations.

About the University of Arizona:
Diversity of thought, background, and experience powers our culture of innovation, success, and life-changing discovery. We welcome candidates who have the academic qualifications appropriate for the appointment and the ability to work effectively within a broadly diverse community of students and scholars. As an Employer of National Service, we welcome alumni of AmeriCorps, Peace Corps, and other national service programs and others who will help us advance our Inclusive Excellence initiative aimed at creating a university that values student, staff, and faculty engagement in addressing issues of diversity and inclusiveness.

The University of Arizona, located in Tucson, AZ, is a member of the prestigious Association of American Universities, serves as the land-grant institution for Arizona, and is a Carnegie Foundation Research University with “very high research activity”. The university brings in more than $600 million in research investment each year. Tucson is culturally diverse, rich in natural beauty, and home to many recreational resources, such as hundreds of miles of hiking trails, bike lanes, and park space. Whether you are on the University of Arizona campus or enjoying the recreational activities Tucson has to offer, you will enjoy gorgeous sunsets, majestic mountain ranges, and more than 250 days of sunshine each year. In 2015 the City of Tucson was recognized for our region’s rich agricultural heritage, thriving food traditions, and culinary distinctiveness through a “City of Gastronomy” designation by the United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO). New faculty members quickly develop a deep appreciation for the culture and traditions of Tucson and the community’s commitment to creating economic opportunity while honoring and protecting our natural resources.

Minimum Qualifications
Candidates should address each of the listed qualifications below in their application materials.

PhD in Natural Resources and Environmental Sciences, Geography, GIS, Remote Sensing, or related field by time of appointment.

Preferred Qualifications
Candidates with one or more of the qualifications listed below are encouraged to discuss relevant knowledge and experiences in their application materials.

Teaching experience, including online course delivery and flipped classrooms, at the university level in Natural resources and Environmental Sciences, Geography, GIST, Remote Sensing, or related field;

Experience in development and teaching of traditional and online courses at the undergraduate and graduate university level;

Experience and practice of improving diversity and inclusion in the classroom;

Demonstrated excellence and interest in participant-centered learning (PCL) through scholarly publications, presentations, and workshops;

and Prior administrative experience in undergraduate degree programs.

Rank To be Determined

Tenure Information Career-Track (CT)

FLSA Exempt

Full Time/Part Time Full Time

Number of Hours Worked per Week 40

Job FTE 1.0

Work Calendar Academic

Job Category Faculty

Benefits Eligible Yes - Full Benefits

Rate of Pay $80,000 - $95,000 DOE

Compensation Type salary at 1.0 full-time equivalency (FTE)

Type of criminal background check required: Name-based criminal background check (non-security sensitive)

Number of Vacancies 1

Target Hire Date 8/14/2023

Contact Information for Candidates
Chair, Kyle Hartfield,

Open Date 3/9/2023

Open Until Filled Yes

Applications must include:
(i) cover letter (1-2 pages),
(ii) curriculum vitae (2-3 pages),
(iii) statements of interest for instruction (1-2 pages), and
(iv) diversity/inclusion (1 page), and
(v) names and contact information of 3-5 references.

Diversity Statement
At the University of Arizona, we value our inclusive climate because we know that diversity in experiences and perspectives is vital to advancing innovation, critical thinking, solving complex problems, and creating an inclusive academic community. As a Hispanic-serving institution, we translate these values into action by seeking individuals who have experience and expertise working with diverse students, colleagues, and constituencies. Because we seek a workforce with a wide range of perspectives and experiences, we provide equal employment opportunities to applicants and employees without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, disability, veteran status, sexual orientation, gender identity, or genetic information. As an Employer of National Service, we also welcome alumni of AmeriCorps, Peace Corps, and other national service programs and others who will help us advance our Inclusive Excellence initiative aimed at creating a university that values student, staff and faculty engagement in addressing issues of diversity and inclusiveness.

Apply online here

University of Arizona SNRE
1064 E. Lowell St.
Tucson, AZ, 85719 USA


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