Assistant Research Professor, Science Communication McCall Field Campus/McCall Outdoor Science School

Opportunity Type: 

Academic Faculty

Assistant Research Professor, Science Communication
McCall Field Campus/McCall Outdoor Science School

Department of Conservation Social Sciences
College of Natural Resources
University of Idaho

We seek highly motivated, creative individuals to apply for a new
Assistant Research Professor position of Science Communication. The
position will be housed at the award-winning McCall Outdoor Science
School (MOSS), located at the UI McCall
Field Campus on the shores of beautiful Payette Lake. We are
particularly interested in team players who have a passion for
integrating scientific communication, education, and research in an
outdoor setting.

The position includes 60% teaching and advising, 25% scholarship, 10%
outreach, and 5% service within the MOSS Graduate Residency program.
Commensurate with an academic year (9-month) non tenure-track
appointment, the successful candidate will be responsible for teaching
innovative graduate courses in the MOSS graduate program, including
social science research methods and proposal development; advising
graduate students, developing an externally funded research program to
expand the research infrastructure and capacity at MOSS, and working
across disciplines with faculty from other universities, colleges, and
departments participating in the MOSS program.

Salary is competitive, and commensurate with experience and
qualifications. Benefits include vacation, university retirement; group
life, medical, and dental insurance plans; sick leave, and sabbatical
and semester leave opportunities, and living in the spectacular setting
of McCall, Idaho. Desired position start date is August 1, 2014.


Required: Ph.D. in natural resources/environmental sciences,
environmental education, science communication, or closely related field
by the time of appointment, and significant interest, knowledge, and
experience with environmental education and science communication. The
successful candidate must be able to demonstrate potential for: 1)
effective and innovative teaching at the graduate level, including the
ability to advise and work with graduate students participating in
teaching residency experiences, 2) developing an externally supported
research and outreach program, and 3) advising graduate student projects
leading to scholarly outputs. Strong teamwork skills and oral and
written communication skills are essential, including the ability to
publish in leading peer reviewed journals. Familiarity with current
research in natural resource issues is essential.

Must: Applicants who are selected as final possible candidates must be
able to pass a criminal background check.*

Desired: Experience as the primary instructor for a university-level
course; professional experience with graduate student residency
programs; outreach and extension experience specifically in the area of
science communication; experience in leading and managing research
and/or outreach projects; experience with writing competitive grants to
gain external funding and knowledge of funding opportunities in
environmental and STEM education K-12 programs; and experience with
interdisciplinary research or outreach collaborations.

We are especially interested in qualified candidates who can contribute,
through their research, teaching, and/or service, to the diversity and
excellence of the academic community.


Complete the online application
including a letter of application, statements of teaching philosophy and
research and outreach interests, curriculum vitae, undergraduate and
graduate transcripts, and names and contact information for three
references at Three letters of reference, and
inquiries should be addressed to:

Dr. Karla Bradley Eitel, Search Committee Chair
University of Idaho, CSS Department
P.O. Box 1139
Moscow, ID 83844-1139 , (888) 634-3918

Closing date: The search will be closed when a sufficient number of
qualified applicants have been identified, but not prior to April 24, 2014.

The Institution: The University of Idaho is the Land Grant institution
of Idaho, offering innovative programs at the interface between creating
new knowledge and meeting current and future needs of society. The
College of Natural Resources houses three academic departments: Fish and
Wildlife Sciences; Forestry, Rangeland and Fire Sciences; and
Conservation Social Sciences, and offers 8 undergraduate degree programs
and 3 graduate degrees (MS, PhD and Master of Natural Resources). The
beautiful UI McCall Field Campus houses MOSS, and is a jewel of the
College and University, located on the shores of Payette Lake as an
inholding within Ponderosa State Park. The town of McCall is a vibrant
mountain community with year-round social, cultural and outdoor
activities, including world class Nordic and alpine skiing, whitewater,
and wilderness recreational opportunities. Current enrollment in the
College includes 600 undergraduate and 200 graduate students. MOSS
serves an additional 2500 K12 students and 18 graduate students annually
through its award-winning programs. Please see http:// for more information.

Materials Required:
Online Application (Apply Here )
Curriculum Vitae
Letter of Application
Undergraduate and Graduate Transcripts
Statements of Teaching Philosophy and Research and Outreach Interests
3 letters of Reference and Contact Information for 3 References.

To enrich education through diversity, the University of Idaho is an
Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer.

Expiration Date: 
Thu, 2014-06-26

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