Visiting Assistant Professor – Wildlife and Natural Resources
- Colorado State University - Pueblo
- Pueblo, Colorado
- $27,000 - $31,000 for Spring, 2023 semester ($6,750 - $7,750 per month)
- Posted Date
- Oct 18, 2022
- Position Type
- Faculty Positions, Science, Technology & Mathematics, Biology & Life Sciences
- Employment Level
- Non-Tenured Track
- Employment Type
- Full Time
The Biology Program provides the biological component of the liberal arts education. We promote student understanding of biological concepts relevant to the individual and society, and foster an appreciation of scientific inquiry. Biology is an integral subject for other majors’ requirements and the Biology department is committed to fulfilling these service courses and general education for other departments.
Our students obtain a broad education, covering a wide variety of biological disciplines. We focus on the student, facilitating hands-on experience, interactions with faculty, and opportunities for both undergraduate and graduate research in topics of regional interest. Program activity is dominated by our teaching mission, with a typical semester teaching load consisting of 12 credit hours of instruction. The Department of Biology currently has nine full time, tenure-track faculty, and graduates about 35 biology majors annually. The major in Wildlife and Natural Resources started in 2018 and has two emphasis areas: terrestrial and aquatic and currently has about 50 majors. The department resides within the College of Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics, which also houses the Department of Physics/Mathematics and the Department of Chemistry which includes Cannabis Biology and Chemistry, and the School of Engineering containing engineering, civil engineering technology, and construction management.
Description of Job
This non-tenure track, nine month (with summer teaching possibly available) position provides teaching, scholarship and advising/service to the biology department, with the ability to teach majors or non-majors in lower division biology, introductory courses, plus upper division electives in a specialty area.
Anticipated start date for this position is January 16, 2023.
- Teach the following courses in the spring 2023 semester, course assignments might be adjusted based on enrollments and department needs:
- WANR 302, Principles of Wildlife Management,
- WANR 303, Natural Resource Policy & Administration
- WANR 410, Aquaculture
- WANR 421, Wildlife Conservation
- Engaging in scholarly activity is optional but encouraged. Such activities include grant writing, preparation, and submission; scholarly work appropriate to the discipline while including undergraduate and graduate students in research when possible and appropriate; and dissemination at appropriate national, regional, and local venues.
- Participate in the self-governance of Department / College / University, contributing to the professional service responsibility of the University with the local community and / or the service needs of professional organizations within the discipline, and academic advising.
All responsibilities of faculty members at CSU Pueblo are in accordance with the Faculty Handbook. The Faculty Handbook is the authoritative guide on specific requirements with regard to teaching assignments, scholarly activity, research, and service.
$27,000 - $31,000 for Spring, 2023 semester ($6,750 - $7,750 per month)
Minimum Qualifications, Substitutions, Conditions of Employment & Appeal Rights
- Earned doctoral degree in biology, wildlife management or a related field
- Demonstrated teaching effectiveness at a university level
- Previous experience advising and mentoring biology undergraduate and master’s level graduate students in research
- Previous experience collaborating with state and federal agencies
Condition of Employment
Evidence of your being fully vaccinated for COVID-19, or applicable exemption, is required as a condition of employment with CSU Pueblo. Employment is contingent upon your submission of records showing full vaccination for COVID-19, or receiving the first dose of a two-dose vaccine—or a single dose vaccine—before your hire date and submitting evidence of a second dose (as necessary, based on vaccination type) within 30 calendar days of your hire date, or completion of an exemption before your hire date.
Information about medical and non-medical exemptions is available at https://www.csupueblo.edu/coronavirus/vaccinations/index.html. Those employees who qualify for an exemption may be required to follow additional public health requirements or precautions, such as isolation, quarantine, testing, or other measures, particularly if there is a COVID-19 outbreak, in accordance with the direction and guidance of public health officials and University and CSU System policy.
All interested candidates must apply through the on-line application system. No other format of application materials will be accepted.
Applicants must attach the following documents, in order to be considered for this position:
- a current resume or CV;
- unofficial or official transcripts showing required degree conferred;
- a letter of intent (cover letter);
Additionally, applicants must include current contact information for three professional references, either to the online application or as an attachment.
Applications submitted without the required attachments/information above will be considered incomplete and will not move forward in the selection process. Once submitted, applicants will not be able to make changes or add information to their application packet, with the exception of their personal contact and demographic information.
Early submission of application materials is encouraged. Screening of application materials will begin immediately and continue until filled, but those applications received prior to 4:00 p.m. (MST) on Monday, October 31st, 2022, will receive full consideration.
About Colorado State University Pueblo
Colorado State University Pueblo is a comprehensive state university with an enrollment of 4,000 students. CSU Pueblo provides relevant professional coursework and superior instruction with a small student-to-faculty ratio for an ever-changing global economy. Students can choose from 38 undergraduate programs with 70 fields of study in the College of Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics; the Hasan School of Business, the College of Humanities, Arts and Social Sciences; and the College of Health, Education, and Nursing; and 15 graduate programs.
CSU Pueblo is dedicated to interdisciplinary learning and entrepreneurship that elevates our people and our community, creates educational opportunities, fosters unique collaborations, and supports inclusion, access, and affordability as a gateway to the world. CSU Pueblo is equally committed to serving the diverse population of the region; this emphasis is reflected in the demographic characteristics of the student body. Because more than 25 percent of our students are Hispanic, the Federal Government has designated CSU Pueblo a Hispanic Serving Institution. Besides reflecting our commitment to serve this critically important and rapidly growing segment of the student population, that designation also allows the University to compete for certain federal grant funds to support its ability to better serve all students.
Among its unique features, CSU Pueblo is one of seven schools in the nation to offer a degree in mechatronics, which combines electrical and mechanical engineering. The Hasan School of Business ranks among the top 15 percent of all business schools internationally with graduate and undergraduate programs in business administration accredited by the AACSB International Board of Directors. The College of STEM houses an undergraduate engineering program that was ranked in the nation's top 100 by U.S. News and World Report. CSU Pueblo has an ever-changing campus landscape that features a newly renovated Library, a new general academic classroom building, and a newly renovated and expanded student center.
At CSU Pueblo, Student Life offerings have increased significantly with the transition of the campus from a commuter environment to a more traditional collegiate experience. Competing at the NCAA Division II level, CSU Pueblo is a member of the Rocky Mountain Athletic Conference and offers 22 varsity intercollegiate sports and also has active intramural and club sports teams that allow students to get involved in campus life.
Colorado State University Pueblo offers a comprehensive benefits package including:
- Medical Insurance and Prescription Drugs
- Dental Insurance
- Vision Insurance
- Flexible Benefit Plan
- Basic Term Life Insurance
- Voluntary Term Life and AD&D Insurance
- Long-Term Disability Insurance
- Employee Assistance Plan (EAP)
- Travel Accident Insurance
- Voluntary Critical Illness and Accident Insurance
- Wellness Incentive Program
- Annual & Sick Leave
- Retirement Plans
About Pueblo, Colorado
The city of Pueblo is a historically and culturally rich, diverse city of more than 100,000, located in the southern part of the state along the Arkansas River near the Wet Mountains and the majestic Sangre de Cristo range. Pueblo enjoys ideal year-round climate with four distinct mild seasons, crisp mountain air and 300+ days of sunshine per year. Pueblo attracts outdoor enthusiasts to a full slate of summer and winter recreational activities, encompassing water sports at Lake Pueblo, biking or running along Pueblo's beautiful river trail system, golfing, tennis, hiking or skiing in the mountains to the west. The region is heavily agricultural, with large and small-scale farming and ranching, and a diverse mix of service, manufacturing, and technology industries.
CSU Pueblo is committed to providing a safe and productive learning and living community. To achieve that goal, we conduct background investigations for all final candidates being considered for employment. Background checks may include, but are not limited to, criminal history (felony and misdemeanor), national sex offender search, and/or motor vehicle history. Candidates who are extended an offer of employment must submit to and pass a background check prior to beginning employment. Some positions depending on the job duties may be required to complete a DMV and/or credit check.
The University reserves the right to check additional references, with prior notification given to the candidate.
Note: The successful candidate must provide official transcripts of academic work completed and, under U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services regulations, be able to submit evidence of the ability to accept work in the U.S. by the day employment begins.
It is the policy of Colorado State University Pueblo to provide reasonable accommodations for employees and applicants with disabilities. If you need accommodations, please contact the Office of Human Resources& Institutional Equity at (719) 549-2441 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
In compliance with the Clery Act of 1990, the University's annual security report is available at: https://www.csupueblo.edu/campus-safety.
Colorado State University Pueblo 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, or veteran status. Additionally, the University complies with all other relevant, federal, state, and local laws regarding employment practices.
Colorado State University Pueblo (CSU Pueblo) is dedicated to interdisciplinary learning and entrepreneurship that elevates our people and our community, creates educational opportunities, fosters unique collaborations, and supports inclusion, access, and affordability as a gateway to the world. CSU-Pueblo’s success will be measured by the resilience, agility, and problem-solving abilities of our diverse student population and the ways in which our graduates are able to navigate work in a rapidly changing world.
Our work is driven by eight guiding principles. At CSU Pueblo, we strive to:
Develop people who have meaningful lives and make significant contributions to their families, communities, and world.
Transform learning and create new opportunities by reimagining academic experiences.
Live sustainably and dedicate resources and focus toward programs and policies that support sustainable living.
Cultivate entrepreneurship by creating educational, economic, cultural, and global innovators
Engage place and embraces our regional histories, diverse cultures, socioeconomic realities, and physical location.
Build knowledge by advancing research and scholarship that serves the public good.
Empower students and promote whole-student success in and out of the classroom.
Impact society and elevate the region through our commitment to the health and well-being of our people and our communities.
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