Lecturer in Forest Technology

Durham, NH


Location: UNH, Durham, NH
Department: UNH COLSA Natural Resources & the Environment [UBNREN]
Posting Number/Job Order #: PF0257FY19

Summary of Position:
The Thompson School of Applied Science / Department of Natural Resources and the Environment is seeking a full-time (1.0 FTE, academic year – nine-month) Lecturer position in the Forest Technology Associate of Applied Science program, beginning August 2019. The position will be for a three-year, renewable term. The University of New Hampshire is committed to social justice and actively creates an educational environment that fosters diversity, inclusion, and quality engagement for all.

Subject to department needs, the incumbent will be responsible for teaching a course load of six units (typically 24 semester credit hours) in the broad field of forestry. This position requires a combination of field experience and formal education. Candidates will have interests in forest mensuration, geographic information systems (GIS), arboriculture, silviculture, forest management, forest fire control and use, and forest surveying and mapping. Other workload requirements will include advising students in the Forest Technology program, serving on committees, and assisting with maintenance and coordination of Forest Technology facilities and equipment.

Renewal of the position after the initial three-year period may be possible at the discretion of the college. An appointment for a lecturer position includes the full benefits package of the University for non-tenure-track faculty. Lecturers at UNH are represented by the AAUP through a collective bargaining agreement.

Additional Job Information:
Application review will begin on March 29, 2019

Acceptable Minimum Qualifications:
Candidates are required to hold a masters degree in forestry or a related subject. Candidates must have a strong interest in teaching in an associate degree program with a focus on applied hands-on learning and will show a demonstrated record of teaching excellence. The incumbent must have excellent communication skills.

Additional Preferred Qualifications:
A bachelors degree (or higher degree) in Forestry from a program accredited by the Society of American Foresters (SAF) or the Canadian Forestry Accreditation Board (CFAB/BCAF) is highly preferred. A PhD in forestry or related subject is desired. Applied field experience in forestry is highly desired. Knowledge of northeastern US forest types, silviculture, and forest management is strongly desired. Other desired qualifications include applied experience with geographic information systems (GIS), knowledge of forest mensuration techniques, expertise and experience with forest fire management and control, and applied arboriculture experience.


Salary Information:
Salary is complemented by a comprehensive benefits package which includes medical, dental, retirement, tuition, and paid time off.

Percent Time Information (FTE): 1.00
Faculty Information: Renewable (Please specify below)
If Renewable or Number of years, please specify: 3
Type of Position: Contract Faculty

Posting Date: 03/13/2019
Open Until Filled: Yes
Closing Date:
Interested Internal Candidates Exist?: No
Appointment Type: Regular
If TERM position with benefits, indicate projected end date:

Institution Information:

This position is responsible for the supervision of: Does not supervise
Special Requirements: A background check will be required as a condition of employment.
Special Instructions to Applicants: 3 Letters of Reference will be required prior to first interview.INTERFOLIO USERS: If using Interfolio to submit letters of reference, please follow the special instructions at this link: https://support.interfolio.com/m/29600/l/266335-submit-a-letter-of-recommendation-to-interfolio.

To apply, visit https://jobs.usnh.edu/postings/32243

The University System of New Hampshire is an Equal Opportunity/Equal Access/Affirmative Action employer. The University System is committed to creating an environment that values and supports diversity and inclusiveness across our campus communities and encourages applications from qualified individuals who will help us achieve this mission. The University System prohibits discrimination on the basis of race, color, religion, sex, age, national origin, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, disability, veteran status, or marital status. Application by members of all underrepresented groups is encouraged. Hiring is contingent upon eligibility to work in the U.S.