Western Carolina University is a 10,000-student, primarily undergraduate, campus within the University of North Carolina system. It is situated in the Cullowhee, NC, about 50 miles west of Asheville in the Southern Blue Ridge Mountains.
The Geosciences and Natural Resources Department (GNR) at Western Carolina University is seeking applications for a one-year, Visiting Assistant Professor to begin August 2017. GNR is home to BS programs in natural resource conservation and management, geology, and environmental science, and is committed to excellence in undergraduate teaching and research.
We seek a candidate who supports our commitment to excellence in teaching and who will provide experiential learning opportunities related to her or his area of scholarship. Teaching duties will approximate a 3/3 load and potentially include courses in forest ecology, dendrology, undergraduate general education, and coordinating a team-taught, introductory course for environmental science. It is expected that the successful candidate will serve the institution as an active member of the department.
The candidate should have a PhD at the time of hire, although an ABD candidate will be considered. Degrees must be from an accredited institution.
Candidates with teaching experience in forest ecology, dendrology, and environmental science are preferred.
Special Instructions to Applicants:
Applications must be submitted online and include 1) a resume/curriculum vitae; 2) a cover letter; 3) transcripts (unofficial acceptable); 4) a statement of teaching; 5) a statement of research interests that includes discussion of potential student involvement, and 6) complete contact information for four (4) references.
Review of Applications will begin March 13, 2017.
For more information, see gnr.wcu.edu or contact search chair, Dr. Peter Bates (firstname.lastname@example.org; phone 828.227.7367). The position will remain open until filled.
WCU embraces its role as a regionally engaged university and is designated by the Carnegie Foundation for the Advancement of Teaching as a community engaged university. Preference will be given to candidates who can demonstrate a commitment to public engagement through their teaching, service, and scholarship