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Two Full-time Lecturer Positions in Ecology

Aug. 7, 2017



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The Odum School of Ecology at the University of Georgia invites applications for two full-time Lecturers (non-tenure track) to contribute to instructional offerings in our B.S. and A.B. undergraduate degree programs in ecology and to provide support for administering these programs. One position is for a 12-month lecturer, and a second position is for a 10-month lecturer.


Lecturer, 12-month, Ecology

The Odum School of Ecology at the University of Georgia (http://www.ecology.uga.edu) invites applications for a full-time Lecturer (non-tenure track) to contribute to instructional offerings in our B.S. and A.B. undergraduate degree programs in Ecology and to coordinate these programs. We seek candidates who are passionate about quality undergraduate education and who can contribute to advising and mentoring of students interested in either traditional ecological science careers (through the B.S. degree), or in careers focused on translation of ecological science into policy, management, and other applications (via the A.B. degree). Applicants must show evidence of excellence in teaching, an ability to collaboratively and creatively lead and support a growing undergraduate academic program, and excellent organizational skills. To apply, candidates must have a Ph.D. or terminal degree in ecology or a related field, such as sustainability, conservation biology or environmental policy.

This posting is for a 12-month appointment that includes summer responsibilities in recruitment, orientation, and advising of undergraduates. We envision that this Lecturer will take primary responsibility for leading and administering the undergraduate programs, and will teach 3 courses per year. In addition to leadership of the undergraduate program committee, administrative duties include advising undergraduate students and assisting in registration, facilitating undergraduate program development and assessment, coordinating undergraduate internships, publicizing the degree programs and recruiting new students, updating website materials, and participating in orientation and commencement activities. Lecturers at the University of Georgia are eligible for rank promotion as per UGA guidelines: http://provost.uga.edu/index.php/policies/appointment-promotion-and-tenure/guidelines-for-appointment-and-promotion-of-lecturers)

To apply, candidates should electronically submit their application at http://facultyjobs.uga.edu/postings/2587

Applicants should submit, in PDF format, the following items:

(a) cover letter indicating career goals, (b) curriculum vitae, (c) 2-page statement of teaching philosophy and experiences regarding undergraduate instruction and mentoring, and (d) names and contact information (address, email and phone) for three professional references who can address the candidate’s qualifications. A separate file with evidence in support of teaching excellence can also be uploaded, but should be limited to 10 pages (items included could be course syllabi, letters from students taught, peer teaching evaluations, or excerpts from student evaluations). Applications should be received by 18 Sep 2017 to ensure full consideration.

Note that a second lecturer position (10-month appointment) in the Odum School of Ecology is being advertised, and applicants interested in both positions must apply separately. An application link for the 10-month position is available online: http://facultyjobs.uga.edu/postings/2594.

The University of Georgia is located in Athens, Georgia. Georgia is well known for its quality of life with both outdoor and urban activities (www.georgia.gov). UGA (www.uga.edu) is a land grant/sea grant institution located approximately 60 miles northeast of Atlanta. It is within an hour driving distance from the North Georgia Mountains and four hours from the Atlantic coast. Athens enjoys a mild climate and yet still sees the benefits of the changing seasons. It is well known for its vibrant and evolving music scene, serving as the hometown of bands such as R.E.M., the B-52’s, Widespread Panic, the Drive-By Truckers, of Montreal, and Futurebirds.

The University of Georgia is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, disability, gender identity, sexual orientation or protected veteran status.


Lecturer, 10-month, Ecology

The Odum School of Ecology at the University of Georgia (http://www.ecology.uga.edu/) invites applications for a full-time Lecturer (non-tenure track) to contribute to instructional offerings in our B.S. and A.B. undergraduate degree programs in ecology and to provide support for administering these programs. We seek candidates who are passionate about quality undergraduate education and who can contribute to advising and mentoring of students interested in either traditional ecological science careers (through the B.S. degree), or in careers focused on translation of ecological science into policy, management, and other applications (via the A.B. degree). Applicants must show evidence of excellence in teaching, an ability to collaboratively support a growing undergraduate academic program, and excellent organizational skills. To apply, candidates must have a PhD or terminal degree in ecology or a related field, such as sustainability, conservation biology or environmental policy.

This posting is for a 9-month academic position with 1-month of summer support provided (i.e., 10 months of salary) with responsibility for teaching 4 courses per year, including an introductory course in either ecology or environmental science, a service-learning course focused on environmental management or policy, a course in science communication, and other courses to be developed based on the expertise of the successful candidate. This position will contribute to administrative duties including advisement of undergraduate students for registration, facilitating undergraduate program assessment, coordinating undergraduate internships, publicizing the degree programs, updating website materials, and participation in orientation and commencement activities. Lecturers at the University of Georgia are eligible for rank promotion as per UGA guidelines: http://provost.uga.edu/index.php/policies/appointment-promotion-and-tenure/guidelines-for-appointment-and-promotion-of-lecturers.

To apply, candidates should electronically submit their application at http://facultyjobs.uga.edu/postings/2594

Applicants should submit, in PDF format, the following items: (a) cover letter indicating career goals, (b) curriculum vitae, (c) 2-page statement of teaching philosophy and experiences regarding undergraduate instruction and mentoring, (d) names and contact information (address, email and phone) for three professional references who can address the candidate’s qualifications. A separate file with evidence in support of teaching excellence can also be uploaded, but should be limited to 10 pages (items included could be course syllabi, letters from students taught, peer teaching evaluations, or excerpts from student evaluations). Applications should be received by 18 Sep 2017 to ensure full consideration.

Note that a second lecturer position (12-month appointment) in the Odum School of Ecology is being advertised, and applicants interested in both positions must apply separately. An application link for the 12-month position is available online: http://facultyjobs.uga.edu/postings/2587.

The University of Georgia is located in Athens, Georgia. Georgia is well known for its quality of life with both outdoor and urban activities (www.georgia.gov). UGA (www.uga.edu) is a land grant/sea grant institution located approximately 60 miles northeast of Atlanta. It is within an hour’s driving distance from the North Georgia Mountains and four hours from the Atlantic coast. Athens enjoys a mild climate and yet still sees the benefits of the changing seasons. It is well known for its vibrant and evolving music scene, serving as the hometown of bands such as R.E.M., the B-52’s, Widespread Panic, the Drive-By Truckers, of Montreal, and Futurebirds.

The University of Georgia is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, disability, gender identity, sexual orientation or protected veteran status.

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