POSITION TITLE: Forest Ecology Faculty
DEPARTMENT: Natural Science & Technology
REPORTS TO: Department Chair
WORK HOURS: M-F, 8:00 a.m. – 4:30 p.m.
LICENSE/CERTIFICATION REQUIREMENTS: Valid MN Driver’s License, current insurance or be insurable.
Salary: $42,000 annual
This position is responsible for teaching, grant management, and cooperative research initiatives.
Primary duties include teaching courses (6-10 credits each semester) in Gikenimindwaa Mitigoog (Forest Ecology Program), grant writing and management, and student mentoring with an eye towards forming strategic partnerships with area agencies and 4-yr forestry programs. The successful candidate will have excellent working knowledge of forest ecology, the ability to teach effectively, and research design experience. Course responsibilities may include:
Intro to Forestry (FOR 101), Woodland Plants (FOR 110), Survey and Measurement (FOR 240), Dendrology (FOR 230), Wildlife Biology (BIO 130),
A Master’s degree in Forest Ecology or closely related field is required (Related fields include but are not limited to: Forestry, Conservation Biology, Natural Resources Management, Landscape Ecology, and Ecology)
ADDITIONAL QUALIFICATIONS AND SKILLS:
Must have forest ecology experience
Ability to teach effectively in the classroom, field and online.
Ability to organize field and class activities locally and regionally.
Excellent organizational, planning, and prioritizing skills.
Ability to maintain confidentially of records and information.
Interpersonal and communication skills and the ability to work effectively with a wide range of constituencies in a diverse community.
Ability to implement contemporary pedagogical philosophies, methods and techniques, including multi-media and online, to develop and deliver instruction in classroom and lab settings.
Able to develop instructional activities, course syllabi, course outlines, and other necessary teaching material.
Proficient in the use of computers and classroom management software systems.
Ability to work effectively as a team member of LLTC.
Ability to provide outstanding customer service and support to the LLTC and all stakeholders.
Experience with diverse student populations.
Experience with forested ecosystems and field work.
Knowledge of and commitment to the mission, vision and goals of LLTC.
Knowledge and understanding of Anishinaabe history and culture preferred.
Previous experience in natural resources research and management.
Previous College teaching experience preferred.
Demonstrated experience and ability to work independently in completing goals and objectives of grant projects.
Willingness to travel.
Ability to pass pre-employment drug test and criminal background checks.
Must be in good standing with the community.
Native American Preference.
As a 1994 Land Grant, this institution has access to research funds which provide opportunities to engage students in research projects. The Forest Ecology Instructor is responsible for:
This position is under supervision of the Dean of Academics. The instructor will work with the Department chair to develop deadlines, projects, and plan of work. The employee keeps the Department Chair informed at least monthly of progress and provides monthly reports. The employee informs the Department Chair immediately of potential controversies or conflicts. This person will maintain records and files as appropriate to the needs of the department and as directed by the Dean of Academics.
Faculty must continue with educational goals to meet the needs of College accreditation, participate in appropriate professional associations, and study Anishinaabe language and culture through formal classes, in-service, or informally through local community events.
Other duties as assigned