Temporary Faculty Position Starting August 2019
Department of Wildlife
JOB # 1920-30
Humboldt State University is committed to achieving the goals of equal opportunity and endeavors to employ faculty, staff, and administrators of the highest quality reflecting the ethnic and cultural diversity of the state
DESCRIPTION: Humboldt State University’s Department of Wildlife invites applications for an academic year (full-time; 1.0 timebase) temporary faculty position in APPLIED AVIAN ECOLOGY for academic year 2019-2020. Initial appointment will be for the Fall 2019 semester. Subsequent reappointment for Spring 2020 will be contingent upon satisfactory performance evaluation, budget and programmatic need. Depending on satisfactory performance evaluation, available funding and programmatic need we anticipate renewing this position in future terms.
SALARY AND BENEFITS: Salary is dependent upon the appointee's qualifications and experience. The current California State University Salary Structure is available at: http://www.humboldt.edu/aps/docs/salary/Salary-Schedule.pdf.
Humboldt State University provides an excellent benefits package for faculty. Information about benefits plans can be found at: http://www.humboldt.edu/forms/node/934.
PROFESSIONAL QUALIFICATIONS: An earned PhD or equivalent terminal degree in Wildlife Management, Conservation Biology, Ecology or related field from an accredited college or university is preferred at time of appointment. Applicants with progress towards terminal degree completion by appointment date will be considered.
The successful candidate must demonstrate the following:
- Experience and expertise in applied avian ecology, natural history, conservation &/or management;
- Ability to identify western birds;
- Commitment to and/or experience promoting and fostering a learning environment that is supportive of individuals from diverse backgrounds;
- Potential for effective teaching or teaching experience using a variety of methodologies;
- Interest and ability to teach a broad range of courses in the wildlife program; and
- Willingness to participate in the development of online learning experiences.
At the time of appointment, the successful candidate, if not a U.S. citizen, must have authorization from the Bureau of Citizenship and Immigration Services to work in the United States. For information on University support for visa acquisition for temporary faculty, please visit the Faculty Immigration Resources page: https://extended.humboldt.edu/international-programs/immigration/faculty.
Evidence of degree(s) is required at time of hire.
Professional Duties: Instructional assignments may include: WLDF 365 (ornithology), WLDF 42x (conservation and management of a specific group based on candidate’s experience), WLDF 301 (ecology and principles of wildlife management), WLDF 478 (population ecology), WLDF 485 and 585 (seminars for seniors or graduate students, respectively) or WLDF 495 (Senior Projects and Thesis). Instructional assignments will be consistent with the programmatic needs of the department and students.
The primary professional responsibilities of instructional faculty members in temporary positions are teaching, maintaining office hours and working collaboratively and productively with colleagues.
General Information The Department of Wildlife at HSU enjoys a strong reputation for excellent undergraduate and Master’s level graduate education balanced with active applied research. It is a thriving program with approximately 385 students and has experienced significant growth in recent years. Additional information about the Department of Wildlife can be found at: http://www.humboldt.edu/wildlife/.
Application: Qualified candidates should submit the following materials through Interfolio:
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- Letter of application;
- Curriculum vitae;
- Statement of Teaching Philosophy;
- Teaching evaluations, if applicable;
- Graduate transcripts (unofficial copies are sufficient for initial review); and
- Three confidential letters of recommendation (to be submitted through Interfolio).
Additional application materials may be requested at a later time.
Please direct any questions pertaining to this position, the Department of Wildlife, or Humboldt State University to:
Rick Brown, Search Committee Chair
Department of Wildlife
Humboldt State University
One Harpst Street
Arcata, California 95521-8299
Phone (707) 826-3320
Application Deadline: This position is open until filled. First consideration will be given to completed applications received no later than April 15, 2019. Early response is encouraged.
It is the responsibility of the applicant to provide complete and accurate employment information. Evidence of required degree(s), certifications(s), or licenses(s) will be required prior to the appointment date. A background check (including a criminal records check, employment verification, and education verification) must be completed satisfactorily as a condition of employment with the CSU. Certain positions may also require a credit check, motor vehicle report, and/or fingerprinting through Live Scan service. Adverse findings from a background check may affect the application status of applicants or continued employment of current CSU employees who apply for the position. All CSU employees are obligated to respond to and report incidents of sexual harassment and sexual violence. The successful candidate for this position will be mandated to receive relevant training on an annual basis. The person holding this position is considered a ‘limited reporter’ under the California Child Abuse and Neglect Reporting Act and is required to comply with the requirements set forth in CSU Executive Order 1083 as a condition of employment.
New employees hired by the CSU for the first time who first become CalPERS members on or after July 1, 2017 are subject to a 10 year vesting period for retiree health and dental benefits.
Humboldt State University is a Title IX/Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer. We consider qualified applicants for employment without regard to race, religion, color, national origin, ancestry, age, sex, gender, gender identity, gender expression, sexual orientation, genetic information, medical condition, disability, marital status, protected veteran status, or any other legally protected status. If accommodations need to be made during the recruitment and interview process, please contact Human Resources at (707) 826-3626 or email@example.com.