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Subject: UM Crookston job posting


 INSTITUTION: The University of Minnesota Crookston (UMC) is one of five campuses comprising the University of Minnesota system. UMC is a four-year public university with an enrollment of 1,900 students of which approximately half are in residence and half are enrolled in online degrees.  The student body is diverse and comes from over 40 states and over 30 countries. Thirty-three baccalaureate degrees are offered, 14 of which are also offered online.  UMC proudly carries on a tradition of over a century of educational service to northwestern Minnesota beginning in 1906 as a regional residential high school, changing to a two year college in 1966, and to a four year college in 1993.  Since 1993, UMC has equipped all on-campus students and faculty with laptop computers in a technology-rich environment.  UMC is a small student-centered community of learning and scholars known for providing personal attention to every student.  UMC makes a commitment to each individual student¡¯s achievements and offers a hands-on approach with experiential learning that puts students ahead of the competition. Integral to the university's statewide land-grant mission, UMC provides applied, career-oriented learning programs including internships and connects its teaching, research, and outreach to local, county, and regional economic development agencies in support of the global economy. UMC delivers world©\class University of Minnesota degrees in an affordable, close©\knit campus setting where faculty and staff personally invest in the success of each student. UMC has received a variety of national recognitions, including 14 consecutive years in the U. S. News top schools ranking.

POSITION: Full-time, nine-month tenure-track Assistant Professor of Natural Resources in the Agricultural and Natural Resources Department at the Crookston campus of the University of Minnesota starting August 14, 2017.  Salary and rank commensurate with qualifications and experience.  A competitive fringe benefits package is offered.

RESPONSIBILITIES: Deliver high-quality undergraduate instruction to students in the Natural Resources program.  Course topics may include, but are not limited to:  Wildlife Habitat Management Techniques, Mammalogy, Wildlife Management, Research Techniques, Natural Resource Leadership and Policy, Conservation Biology, Seminar, or natural resources courses suited to qualifications, expertise, and programmatic needs. A successful candidate is expected to establish his/her own scholarly research program in his/her area of expertise.  The candidate is expected to contribute to further develop current and future programs, advise students, participate in recruitment and retention efforts, and help expand our network with the industry to benefit our programs, student experience, and student employment opportunities.

MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS:  Doctorate degree in Wildlife, Natural Resources, Ecology, Biology, or related fields; excellent wildlife identification and field sampling skills; effective written and oral communication skills; teaching experience; ability to relate complex concepts to diverse audiences; demonstrated cultural competency; and commitment to an experiential educational philosophy within the scope of the land grant mission.  Final job offer contingent upon complete background check and receipt of official transcripts.

PREFERRED QUALIFICATIONS: Expertise in habitat ecology or mammalian systems; TWS Certified Wildlife Biologist certification; experience in habitat management; experience in teaching at the university level; experience with academic advising of students; experience in teaching varied courses in, and related to Wildlife Habitat Management Techniques, Mammalogy, Wildlife Management, Ornithology, Research Techniques, Natural Resource Leadership and Policy, or Conservation Biology; previous field experience with a natural resource agency or consulting firm.

APPLICATION PROCEDURE:    Review of application materials will begin January 9, 2017 and will continue until the position is filled. Visit for complete instructions on how to apply electronically.  Search for Job ID 314242.  You will have the opportunity to complete an online application for the position and attach a cover letter and resume.  Additional documents may be attached after application by accessing your "My Activities" page and uploading documents there.  Please include unofficial college transcripts.  Calls of inquiry welcome by contacting Dr. Harouna Maiga Department Head by telephone: (218) 281-8107 or e-mail:  [log in to unmask]<mailto:[log in to unmask]>