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Urban & Community Forestry Professor of Practice, Univ of Nebraska-Lincoln (Lincoln, NE)

By Conni Kunzler | July 5, 2016

Deadline: Open until filled.

The School of Natural Resources (SNR) and the Department of Agronomy and Horticulture at the University of Nebraska-Lincoln (UNL) Institute of Agriculture and Natural Resources (IANR) are seeking applicants for a non-tenure-track position in Urban and Community Forestry at the rank of Assistant Professor of Practice.

Initial appointment is three years and may be renewed based on successful performance and continued funding.

Working closely with academic, agency, business and nonprofit partners, the successful candidate will assist in the development, coordination and implementation of a nationally recognized undergraduate degree program in urban and community forestry; establish collaborations with faculty in the School of Natural Resources, Department of Agronomy and Horticulture, and the Nebraska Forest Service as well as with stakeholders, agency and/or industry partners. This program is supported by a grant from the US Forest Service.

This position will support and coordinate curriculum development, teaching delivery, and evaluation of student outcomes for introductory and advanced courses. Courses will be taught by the candidate, other faculty, and adjunct faculty as needed. Specific course teaching assignments may be changed over time based on Academic Unit need and capacity.

Position is located in Lincoln, Nebraska, which is consistently rated as one of the nation’s best and most livable cities of its size.

Required Qualifications: MS in Forestry, Urban Forestry or a relevant field of study (e.g., Horticulture, Natural Resources) at time of appointment; experience in teaching and/or delivery of educational programs; proven ability to communicate effectively with students, professionals, and the general public.
Preferred Qualifications: PhD in Forestry, Urban Forestry or a relevant field of study. Experience in program development and management, teaching to both traditional and non-traditional students in face-to-face and online courses; successful record of securing external financial support; experience working with local, state, federal agencies, businesses and non-profit organizations focused on urban and community forestry.

To view details of the position and make application, go to Search for requisition # F_160132. Click on “Apply to this job.” Complete the application. Attach a letter of interest, curriculum vitae, and contact information for three professional references. Also attach a statement of teaching philosophy in the “other” field. Review of applications will begin on August 15, 2016, and continue until the position is filled or the search is closed.

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