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Lecturer Part-Time Restoration Ecology

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School / Campus / College: University of Washington, Tacoma

Organization: School of Interdisciplinary Arts and Sciences

Title: Lecturer Part-Time Restoration Ecology

Position Details

Position Description

The School of Interdisciplinary Arts and Sciences at the University of Washington Tacoma seeks to appoint a Part-Time Lecturer to a 2-year, non-tenure track appointment in restoration ecology instruction to begin January 2020. This is a part-time, 9 month position (September – June).

The lecturer will teach a 7-credit hour field course in Restoration Ecology in Autumn quarter, and a course for Environmental Sustainability and non-science majors in Winter quarter of the first year, and in Winter or Spring quarter of subsequent years, dependent on resources and student needs.

In coordination with the tri-campus UW Restoration Ecology Network, the lecturer will also lead students through a 10-credit hour capstone experience during Fall (2 credits), Winter (3 credits), and Spring (5 credits) quarters.  In this role, the lecturer must work closely with Tacoma community partners (such Tacoma Metro Parks) and other stakeholders to facilitate students as they help establish, manage, and monitor restoration sites. Some elements of this capstone series are taught at the Seattle campus in conjunction with other faculty from UW Bothell and UW Seattle.

This position may be renewed pending a review during its second year.

The Tacoma campus of the University of Washington was founded in 1990 with an interdisciplinary approach at its foundation. It has evolved into a thriving downtown campus that serves students of a wide variety of ages and backgrounds in the South Puget Sound. Faculty have access to the resources of the University of Washington, a major research university, including an extensive library system, but work and teach within a small campus setting. Our campus provides a supportive environment for the development of creative teaching, research and community collaborations. The campus commitment to equity and inclusion is central to maintaining an atmosphere where students, staff, and faculty find abundant opportunities for intellectual, personal and professional growth within our campus and broader community.

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Candidates should have a Master's degree or higher in a relevant field (such as Ecology, Environmental Science, Restoration Ecology, Conservation Biology) and/or 2 or more years’ experience teaching Restoration Ecology at the college/university level. The successful applicant will be a dynamic teacher with the ability to support independent student work, lead community-based learning projects, and to engage with students from a culturally diverse population.  Field experience and knowledge of local plant ecology and regional ecosystems is highly desirable.


Applications will be accepted until the position is filled, but preference will be given to applications received by November 22, 2019.  Applicants should submit the following:

  • Cover letter
  • Curriculum Vitae
  • A teaching portfolio including:
    • a statement of teaching philosophy
    • sample syllabi
    • other course materials
    • recent student evaluations
  • Three letters of recommendation

Any questions about application procedures may be addressed to the chair of the Division of Science and Mathematics, Dr. Joyce Dinglasan-Panlilio,

Equal Employment Opportunity Statement

University of Washington is an affirmative action and equal opportunity employer. All
qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, creed,
religion, national origin, sex, sexual orientation, marital status, pregnancy, genetic information,
gender identity or expression, age, disability, or protected veteran status.

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