The School of Natural Resources at the University of Nebraska-Lincoln (UNL) Institute of Agriculture and Natural Resources (IANR) is seeking applications for a forestry education lecturer. This 9-month (academic year), non-tenure track appointment will develop and deliver a diverse and inclusive, high-impact teaching program in the School of Natural Resources, consistent with the land-grant mission. The apportionment is 100% teaching. This position will be located in Lincoln, Nebraska.
Recognizing that diversity enhances creativity, innovation, impact, and a sense of belonging, the Institute of Agriculture and Natural Resources (IANR) and the School of Natural Resources are committed to creating learning, research, Extension programming, and work environments that are inclusive of all forms of diversity. Consistent with the University's N2025 Strategic Plan, we see every person and every interaction as important to our collective well-being and our ability to deliver on our mission.
Specific duties for this position are developing and delivering a diverse and inclusive, high-impact teaching program in the School of Natural Resources consistent with the land-grant mission; serving as a primary advisor for the Forestry Club; and maintaining responsibility for curriculum development, teaching, and evaluating student outcomes for a minimum of four undergraduate and/or graduate courses per year (some may be team taught). Courses will include NRES 201, Dendrology (Fall); NRES 321, Arboriculture (Spring), and two additional courses to be identified/developed. Teaching assignments may change over time based on student interest and department or college need.
Other duties include coordinating the student internship program with the Nebraska Forest Service (NFS); developing an internship program around the needs of tree care companies and communities that will enhance our Regional and Community Forestry degree program; creating a program to connect with area K-12 schools (e.g., Project Learning Tree https://nfs.unl.edu/project-learning-tree-nebraska); developing a workshop series for professionals working with the Nebraska Forest Service or Nebraska Arborists Association; maintaining https://trees.unl.edu (database and YouTube Channel); and collaborating with faculty in Community and Regional Planning and Landscape Architecture.
In addition to the above-described duties, the individual will contribute to the integrated extension land-grant mission of the home unit and IANR, as an effective scholar and citizen, including supporting student recruitment, IANR science literacy, and Conservation and Survey, as appropriate. The incumbent will accept committee assignments, reporting responsibilities, and other special ad hoc assignments as requested at the administrative unit, college/division, institute, and/or university level.
As an EO/AA employer, the University of Nebraska considers qualified applicants for employment without regard to race, color, ethnicity, national origin, sex, pregnancy, sexual orientation, gender identity, religion, disability, age, genetic information, veteran status, marital status, and/or political affiliation. See https://www.unl.edu/equity/notice-nondiscrimination.
Minimum Required Qualifications:
Master's degree in forestry or a natural resources related field.
Experience in higher education teaching.
Experience with urban forest management techniques.
Experience teaching arboriculture courses at the university level.
Ph.D. in forestry or a natural resources related field.
Two years of university-level teaching experience.
With over 25,000 students, the University of Nebraska-Lincoln is a diverse educational insitution with international stature. The intellectual center for the state of Nebraska and beyond, we are a land-grant, top tier national research-extensive insitution. Part of the Big Ten conference, Big Ten Academic Alliance, our mission includes growing relationships and resources that enable the University of Nebraska to change lives.