Lecturer (PhD)

Lecturer position in
Wildlife Policy and Ecology
Department of Wildlife Ecology
University of Maine, Orono

The Department of Wildlife Ecology at the University of Maine is seeking applications for an academic year Lecturer position in wildlife policy/ecology and human dimensions of wildlife management. The position will be 100% teaching and will include undergraduate advising Salary will be commensurate with qualifications and experience. This appointment is for a one-year term, with continuation contingent upon program needs, funding availability, and satisfactory performance.


Teaching The successful canddidate will be expected to teach or co-teach up to 15 credit hours with two undergraduate courses in the Fall semester, two courses in the Spring semester and a course section during the spring May-term. The candidate will have full teaching responsibilities for the Wildlife Policy and Administration (WLE 470/570) course in the fall and the Senior Paper in Ecology & Environmental Sciences (EES 400) course in the spring. They will also co-teach Ecology Laboratory (WLE 201; fall) and Wildlife Field Survey (WLE 250: May-term). Another course will be taught in the spring as needed, or that is based on expertise of candidate. Additionally, this individual will serve as academic advisor to approximately 25 undergraduate students.

An earned Ph.D. in a relevant area of wildlife policy, ecology and management, by date of hire. Prior teaching experience and field experience is required. Demonstrated ability to effectively communicate with students and professional colleagues is essential. Preference will be given to candidates who can provide effective instruction in both classroom and field settings.

The Wildlife Ecology program offers a B.S. in Wildlife Ecology with concentrations in Wildlife Science & Management, Freshwater Fisheries, and Conservation Biology, as well as a strong graduate program which includes M.S. and Ph.D. degrees. For additional information, visit our home page at: http://umaine.edu/wle/

TO APPLY: Submit a PDF document containing: 1) a cover letter indicating disciplinary focus, professional activities, teaching interests and experience, and other information relevant to meeting the position qualification; 2) a C.V. including documentation of teaching and experience: 3) details of post-secondary course work (copies of transcripts or other listing); and 4) names of 5 potential references with addresses and phone numbers and three official letters of recommendation from a subset of those individuals. All application materials and questions regarding the position should be sent to: Dr. Judith Rhymer, Chair of Search Committee, um.facultysearch@maine.edu with subject heading “Wildlife Policy Search”. Review of applications will begin immediately and will continue until the position is filled. Incomplete applications cannot be considered. Appropriate background checks will be required.

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Orono, Maine
University of Maine, Orono
Dr. Judith Rhymer, Chair of Search Committee