Asst. Prof. Natl. Resource Mgmt. Policy
Position: Assistant Professor of Natural Resource Management and Policy
Status: Full Time Exempt Academic Year
Division: School of Natural Resources Management and Ecology
Reports to: Dean of the School of Natural Resources Management and Ecology

The College:
Paul Smith’s College is a small, private baccalaureate and associate degree granting institution located on a 170 acre campus adjacent to Lower St. Regis Lake in the 6 million acre Adirondack Park of northern New York State. In addition, the college owns 14,000 acres of adjacent lands composed of forest and lakes. The College is committed to providing all students with an outstanding undergraduate experience through engaged teaching, experiential learning, and personal attention. All students’ education culminates in a senior capstone project.

Two academic schools, including the School of Natural Resource Management and Ecology (NRME), prepare nearly 1000 full-time students for careers. NRME academic programs provide extensive “hands-on” laboratory and field experience. Twenty-one full-time NRME faculty deliver seven baccalaureate programs and three associate programs. NRME is the administrative home to the College’s two institutes for research and outreach, the Adirondack Watershed Institute and the Center for Adirondack Biodiversity, and to John Dillon Park, a wilderness area specifically designed for persons with disabilities.

The Position:
The School of Natural Resource Management and Ecology of Paul Smith’s College invites applicants for a full-time faculty appointment as Assistant Professor of Natural Resource Policy and Management, starting in the fall of 2014, to support our Natural Resource Management and Policy, and Natural Resources Sustainability baccalaureate programs. The successful candidate will teach introductory and advanced courses in natural resource policy and management, sustainability studies, and environmental impact assessment. All faculty positions in NRME include advising undergraduates and helping mentor senior capstone projects and courses. Other expectations may include research or outreach that address natural resource conservation issues and involve student participation.

Minimum Qualifications
The ideal candidate will have training and practical, real-world experience in resource conservation, a strong commitment to teaching at the undergraduate level where faculty provide personal guidance to undergraduate students, the capacity to teach a variety of courses, demonstrable research/outreach interests in natural resource conservation, and demonstrated record of professional involvement with his/her community. Therefore, candidates for this position must have (1) terminal academic degree (Ph.D., J.D., etc.) in natural resource policy and management or a related field, (2) documentation of effectively providing personalized, experiential learning at the undergraduate level, and (3) a record of productive natural resource research or outreach.

Preferred Qualifications:
Paul Smith’s College particularly seeks candidates who have experience teaching at a small college and have successfully delivered introductory and advanced courses in sustainability and natural resource management that meet the needs of students with a range of academic abilities and in a spectrum of majors. Successful candidates will demonstrate an interest in facilitating career success of students through developmental advising and involvement in student chapters of professional societies.

To Apply:
Applicants should submit a letter of interest, current resume and contact information for three professional references. Electronic submissions are strongly encouraged and should be sent in Word format to: Mailing address: Director of Human Resources, Paul Smith’s College, PO Box 265, Paul Smiths, NY 12970. Fax to: (518) 327-6161. Review of applications will begin immediately.

Paul Smith’s College values diversity in the College community and seeks to assure equal opportunity through its continued Affirmative Action program. EOE/AA/M/F/D/V

Additional Information
Position Type: Employee
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Contact Information
Sharon Van Auken
Paul Smith's College
P.O. Box 265
Paul Smiths, 12970