The Department of Natural Sciences at the Oregon Institute of Technology (Oregon Tech) invites applications for a 12-month, annually renewable, non-tenure track position in biology-ecology at the rank of Assistant Professor. The selected candidate will instruct introductory and upper-division courses in biology-ecology (0.5 FTE) and will serve as the Science Coordinator at the Crater Lake National Park Science and Learning Center (0.5 FTE). Start date is negotiable, with preference for summer or fall 2013.
Instructional duties will directly support B.S. programs in Environmental Sciences and Biology-Health Sciences, as well as dual major programs in Civil Engineering/Environmental Sciences and Renewable Energy Engineering/Environmental Sciences. This position will teach and advise student research projects in a new emphasis track in Biological Resources within the Environmental Sciences Program. Science Coordinator duties for the Crater Lake National Park Science and Learning Center (SLC) include identifying and addressing research needs and applications in science and technology, facilitating and coordinating studies by external investigators, and working to develop public involvement in the exploration and survey of natural resources at Crater Lake National Park.
During the regular academic year (mid-September through mid-June), this position is primarily located at the Oregon Tech campus in Klamath Falls. During the summer, this position is primarily stationed in Crater Lake National Park, approximately one hour’s drive north of Klamath Falls. The area occupies an ecotone between the Cascade Mountains and the northwestern Great Basin and is widely recognized for its remarkable mountain and lake scenery, outdoor recreation opportunities, geothermal resources, and overall livability.
A Ph.D. in biology, ecology, environmental sciences, or a closely related field is preferred. Ideal candidates will have established records of effective university-level teaching, as well as professional experience working for one or more public resource management agencies. Preference will be given to applicants with teaching or applied research specialties that complement existing strengths in watershed science, GIS, and sustainable technologies, including forest or wildlife ecology, biogeography, and/or ecological sustainability. Experience integrating GIS and remote sensing datasets with field surveys is desirable. Preference will be given to applicants with experience advising student research, coordinating multiple research projects, working with diverse groups to achieve multi-institutional science and learning goals, and/or obtaining and implementing grants or other sources of extramural funding.
Applicants are expected to demonstrate a commitment to promoting and enhancing diversity.
Screening of applications will begin immediately and continue until the position is filled. To apply, electronically submit a cover letter, curriculum vita, statement of teaching interests and philosophy, the names, email addresses and phone numbers of three references, and copies of degree-related transcripts to email@example.com. Requisition # 13-66015. Application material may also be mailed to Oregon Tech Office of Human Resources, 3201 Campus Drive, Klamath Falls, OR 97601 or faxed to (541) 851-5200. For more information, please visit the Oregon Tech website at www.oit.edu and the Environmental Sciences Program (www.oit.edu/programs/klamath-falls/environmental-sciences/overview) and the Crater Lake National Park Website at http://www.nps.gov/crla/index.htm. You can also contact search chair Dr. Michael L. Hughes at 541-885-1642 or firstname.lastname@example.org.