Kansas State University Libraries Instructor of Park Management & Conservation in Manhattan, Kansas

About This Role:

Instructor of Park Management & Conservation (PMC), Full-time (9-month), non-tenure (100% teaching and advising), with expertise in park and protected area management and natural resources conservation



Teach undergraduate courses in PMC in several of the following topic areas: Recreation management and administration; park and protected area operations and maintenance; field-based experiences (internships and practicums); and recreation programming.

Assist in the reporting related to continuing accreditation by the Council on Accreditation of Parks, Recreation, Tourism and Related Professions (COAPRT).

Contribute to student recruitment, advising, and professional development of PMC undergraduate students.

Participation in service associated with park and protected area management is expected, including involvement with professional organizations, and student organizations affiliated with the department.

Why Join Us:

The Department of Horticulture and Natural Resources originated in 1871 making it one of the first and oldest departments at Kansas State University. Today, as our mission statement underscores, we are committed to educating outstanding undergraduate and graduate students, contributing significant research results to solve problems associated with our disciplines, and providing our constituencies across the state, region and national with excellent extension programs.

Our diverse department conducts its activities at a variety of locations with facilities on the main campus in Manhattan and outlying research and education centers.

Founded in 1863 as the country’s first operational land-grant university, Kansas State University has a student enrollment of 24,000 and 1,400+ full-­time faculty members. It is located in Manhattan (The Little Apple), a culturally vibrant community of 55,000, surrounded by the Flint Hills regions of the state and rates as a Top 10 college town by the American Institute for Economic Research. The Princeton Review placed Kansas State University in the Top 10 for several individual categories, including town and gown relationship (#3), best quality of life (#4), and happiest students (#8). Additionally, Kansas State University is a national leader among public universities in the total number of Rhodes, Marshall, Truman, Goldwater and Udall prestigious scholarship winners.

We Support Diversity and Inclusion:

Kansas State University embraces diversity and promotes inclusion in every sector of the institution. The university actively seeks individuals whose commitments and contributions will advance the University's dedication to the Principles of Community.

What You’ll Need to Succeed:

Minimum Requirements:

  • Earned MS degree by time of employment in a field related to park and protected area management;
  • Experience with teaching of undergraduate students in nature-based tourism, recreation management, or other aspects of protected area management;
  • Strong interpersonal skills and demonstrated ability to work as a contributing team member.

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Earned PhD degree by time of employment in a field related to natural resource conservation and protected area management;
  • Demonstrated excellence with teaching and assessment of undergraduate students in nature-based tourism, recreation management, or other aspects of protected area management.

Other Requirements:

  • Applicants must be currently authorized to work in the United States at the time of employment

How to Apply:

Please submit the following documents:

  1. Letter of Application addressing the position description, qualifications and experience
  2. Curriculum Vitae
  3. One page statement of teaching philosophy
  4. Complete contact information for at least three (3) professional references

Screening of Applications Begins:

October 26, 2018, and continues until position is filled.

Salary Range/ Pay Rate:

Commensurate with qualifications and experience

Equal Employment Opportunity:

Kansas State University is an Equal Opportunity Employer of individuals with disabilities and protected veterans and actively seeks diversity among its employees.

Background Screening Statement:

In connection with your application for employment, Kansas State University will procure a Background Screen on you as part of the process of considering your candidacy as an employee.

Department: 3670010090 Horticulture Natural Resources

Job no: 504797

Work type: Academic / Faculty - 9 month

Location: Manhattan, Kansas

Categories: Agriculture, Education / Instructional

Advertised: 14 Sep 2018 Central Daylight Time

Applications close: Open until filled