School of Agricultural and Natural Sciences
The Department of Agriculture, Food and Resource Sciences (DAFRS) invites resumes for a nine month, full-time, tenure track position. Salary is commensurate with experience and qualification.
Responsibilities: The successful applicant will be expected to teach urban forestry classes from a course list consisting of any of the following: Dendrology, Forest Ecology, Forest Measurements, Forest Protection, Ornithology, Urban Affairs and Planning, and Natural Resources related lecture and or lab sections; develop new courses to strengthen the Urban Forestry degree program; and establish an externally funded research program in their area of interest that will involve both undergraduate and graduate students. Performs other related duties as assigned.
Qualifications: Candidates for the appointment should have the Ph.D. in Urban Forestry, as well as the relevant certification for foresters required for the State of Maryland. Experience in and desire to work with diverse populations of learners and stakeholders is preferred. Preference will be given for applicants who have a combination of academic preparation and experience in forestry. An undergraduate degree in forestry is preferred. Preference will also be given to applicants with field experience, demonstrated excellence in undergraduate teaching, demonstrated experience working with students in field applications, and research. Evidence of grantsmanship and research output as supported through refereed publications is required. Additionally, the successful candidate must have excellent communication skills and a strong commitment to teaching, research and service.
Screening of the applicants will begin July 1, 2013 and continue until a suitable candidate is found. Qualified applicants should submit a curriculum vitae, letter of application, unofficial transcripts of academic work (official transcripts will be required prior to an official offer being made), statement of scholarly interest, statement of teaching philosophy, and have three letters of professional recommendation sent directly by reference to:
Department of Human Resources
University of Maryland Eastern Shore
Princess Anne, MD 21853
UMES is an EEO/AA employer. The successful candidate must be able to show acceptable documentation establishing the right to accept employment in the United States of America. Minorities, women and persons with disabilities are encouraged to apply.