[ECOLOG-L] Visiting Assistant Professor of Forest Ecology

The Department of Environmental and Plant Biology at Ohio University invites
applications for a 9-month VISITING ASSISTANT PROFESSOR position beginning
August 15, 2015. The successful candidate would be expected to contribute to
the undergraduate and graduate educational mission of the department.
Teaching responsibilities will include preparation and teaching of
upper-level undergraduate/graduate courses in Soil Properties and Ecosystem
function, Restoration Ecology, potentially a Dendrology course, and a lower
level non-majors course Plants and People. The teaching duties will be
three courses per semester ~10-12 contact hours per week. The candidate
would also participate in governance of the department (committee work).
Demonstrated success as an instructor of record and in applying innovative
teaching techniques is preferred. The Department
(http://ift.tt/1EyNa1b) consists of 12 full-time faculty, 25
graduate students, and 60 undergraduate majors and is dedicated to teaching
excellence. We are seeking a colleague who will share in, and contribute to,
our commitment to outstanding education.

Minimum Qualifications: Completed all requirements for a PhD in forest soil
ecology or a related field by August 15, 2015.

Starting salary commensurate with experience. Excellent benefits package
includes comprehensive health benefits, paid time off, and 100%
instructional fee tuition waiver for employees and eligible dependents. Ohio
University also extends benefits to same-sex and opposite-sex domestic partners.

We seek a candidate with a commitment to working effectively with students,
faculty, and staff from diverse backgrounds. Women and other minorities are
encouraged to apply. Ohio University is an EEO/AA Employer.

The Athens area is nestled in the foothills of the Appalachian Mountains.
It is a unique area bringing together beautiful natural surroundings, rich
culture and the many benefits of a university setting. Athens is
particularly well known for an award winning farmer’s market, the
Nelsonville Music Festival, various multi-cultural events, a Performing Arts
Series, State Parks and Wayne National Forest. In addition, the cost of
living is very low. In 2012, the cost of living index for Athens County was
82.7. For more information about our community, please watch the following
video: OHIO & Athens: A Welcoming Community and/or visit the following
pages: http://ift.tt/1JGIHJR and
http://ift.tt/1EyNa1c

To apply, complete and submit an online application
(http://ift.tt/1hCGq3T) and attach required documents (CV, cover
letter, philosophy of teaching, contact information for 3 references, and
unofficial transcripts for graduate work).

Please direct questions to Dr. Morgan Vis (vis-chia@ohio.edu), Chair of the
Search Committee. The position remains open until filled. For full
consideration, apply by May 17, 2015.

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