This appointment shall be for five years. Continuation beyond five years is contingent upon availability of salary funding and satisfactory accomplishment of assigned duties.
The Wildlife Management Specialist is expected to develop a diverse and inclusive, high-impact teaching program in the School of Natural Resources consistent with the land-grant mission. Responsible for curriculum development, teaching, and evaluating student outcomes for a minimum of four undergraduate and/or graduate courses per year (some may be team taught). Courses will include NRES 101, Natural Resources Orientation (1 cr), NRES 233, Wildlife Field Techniques (1 cr) and NRES 433/833, Wildlife Management Techniques (3 cr). Development of new courses that meet ACE requirements or online opportunities is encouraged. Teaching may change over time based on student interest and department or college need. Additional Responsibilities may include: collaboration with other UNL faculty to enhance teaching mission of SNR; advise/mentor undergraduate and graduate students. The incumbent will be expected to average .80 calculated teaching FTE as determined by the CASNR Academic Appointment Guidelines.
Conduct research in wildlife ecology and conservation biology of threatened and endangered species. The incumbent's research position will include serving as the Coordinator for the Tern & Plover Conservation Partnership with duties to mentor students in conservation efforts and monitoring of threatened and endangered species; disseminate research findings to governmental and educational agencies, sand and gravel mining industry, and the general public on matters pertaining conservation practices; evaluate and interpret monitoring data; prepare formal and informal technical reports and presentations; assist with the development of programs and informational materials for K-12, stakeholders, and the general public. The incumbent may mentor graduate students, participate in scientific meetings, and will publish research in peer-reviewed publications and reports to translate research-based information into learner-centered products.
The incumbent's activities may support IANR science literacy and the Conservation Survey Division, as appropriate. In addition to the above-described duties, the individual will be expected to accept committee assignments, reporting responsibilities, and other special ad hoc assignments as requested at the administrative unit, college/division, institute, and/or university level.
Minimum Required Qualifications:
Ph.D. in wildlife ecology, natural resources, or a relevant field of study at time of appointment; teaching experience; commitment to experiential education; proven ability to communicate effectively with students, professionals, and the general public.
Experience in program development; experience teaching to both traditional and non-traditional college students in face-to-face and online courses; experience with ecological field courses; a record of research in wildlife ecology and management; experience working with management organizations (e.g., local, state, federal) whose specific interest is in wildlife management; evidence of work with diverse or underrepresented communities or groups.
Job Type: Full-Time
Internal Number: 67462
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