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Assistant Teaching Professor, Conservation Education

University of Missouri - Columbia
Missouri, United States
Salary Not Specified
Start date
Sep 19, 2023

Job Description

Assistant Teaching Professor in Conservation Education within the School of Natural Resources at the University of Missouri. This is a 9-month, full-time, non-tenure-track endowed position with teaching and scholarship of teaching responsibilities. The position will also be affiliated with the Institute of Fisheries, Wetlands and Aquatic Systems. Salary is commensurate with experience.

Starting Date: August 2024, or as negotiated.

Responsibilities: The incumbent will be expected to develop a teaching program with a focus on the evaluation of the efficacy of conservation education strategies, curricula and programs, and the scholarship of teaching. Classroom teaching responsibilities will include 2-3 courses per year (at least one at the graduate level) related to conservation/environmental education. Additional activities will center on assessment of education programming to engage an array of publics in conservation action and advocacy. Student advising and serving on graduate committees is also expected. The Prairie Fork Conservation Area (a site jointly administered by the School of Natural Resources and the Missouri Department of Conservation) will be used to facilitate teaching and outreach efforts.


Minimum Qualification : A Ph.D. or Ed.D. in environmental/natural resources education, sustainability education, human dimensions of natural resources and/or a closely related education-focused discipline by the time of appointment.

Candidates will be evaluated on : 1) Teaching experience, 2) experience working collaboratively with natural resource or conservation education agencies and organizations, 3) a record of extramural funding potential in support of strong research and/or outreach programs, and 4) strong verbal and written communication skills.

Application Materials

To apply for this position, please visit the MU web site at , Job 48723 . Please submit a cover letter, curriculum vitae, narratives of teaching and extension/outreach interests and the names and contact information of three references.

Review of applications will begin on November 1, 2023, and will continue until the position is filled.

For additional information about the position, please contact: Charles Nilon,

Other Information

About MU: MU, the flagship institution in the University of Missouri System, has over 35,000 undergraduate and graduate students. It is a land grant institution and a member of the Association of American Universities. Located midway between St. Louis and Kansas City, Columbia is a vibrant university town that is consistently ranked among the top small cities to live in America. The School of Natural Resources awards B.S., M.S., and Ph.D. degrees in Natural Resources with emphasis in multiple sub-disciplines. Detailed information about the programs and faculty is available at . The School operates many laboratory and research facilities and has access to extensive field areas available within the College of Agriculture's Farms and Centers Network ( ).

Benefit Eligibility

This position is eligible for University benefits. The University offers a comprehensive benefits package, including medical, dental and vision plans, retirement, and educational fee discounts. For additional information on University benefits, please visit the Faculty & Staff Benefits website at

Values Commitment

We value the uniqueness of every individual and strive to ensure each person’s success. Contributions from individuals with diverse backgrounds, experiences and perspectives promote intellectual pluralism and enable us to achieve the excellence that we seek in learning, research and engagement. This commitment makes our university a better place to work, learn and innovate.

In your application materials, please discuss your experiences and expertise that support these values and enrich our missions of teaching, research and engagement.

Equal Employment Opportunity

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