California Ecology and Conservation Program, UC Santa Cruz
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Next review date: Nov. 2, 2020
Final date: Feb. 26, 2021
The Ecology and Evolutionary Biology Department at the University of California, Santa Cruz (UCSC) and the UC Natural Reserve System invite applications for qualified instructors to co-teach the entirely field-based, upper-division, and undergraduate course in ecological methods and conservation: California Ecology and Conservation. The course consists of seven weeks spent in the field at the UC Natural Reserves (for general course details: https://ucnrs.org/teaching/cec/), which constitutes a full-time appointment for each quarter it is taught. The selected candidates will be responsible for co-teaching the course with one other instructor. Additionally, the course will be assigned a Teaching Assistant and two support staff to assist with course logistics (e.g., food preparation, equipment and gear organization, etc.).
Applicants with experience teaching college-level courses in ecology, biology, botany, field methods, zoology, and natural history, and/or experience teaching field-based courses in the natural sciences are strongly encouraged to apply.
The campus is especially interested in candidates who can contribute to the diversity and excellence of the academic community through their teaching and other assigned duties.
Full-time annual salary of $65,384.
- Ph.D. (or equivalent foreign degree) in Ecology, Biology, or a related field. It is expected that the degree requirement will be completed by January 1, 2021.
- Teaching experience at the college or university level.
Beginning with the winter 2021 quarter. Degree requirement must be completed by January 1, 2021 for employment effective January 4, 2021 and beyond. Reappointment may be considered contingent upon the hiring unit’s instructional need and the availability of funding.
Applications are accepted via the UCSC Academic Recruit online system. All documents and materials must be submitted as PDFs.
Applications must include confidential letters of recommendation* (a minimum of two are required and a maximum of three will be accepted). Please note that your references or dossier service will submit their confidential letters directly to the UC Recruit System.
*All letters will be treated as confidential per University of California policy and California state law. For any reference letter provided via a third party (e.g., dossier service, career center, etc.), direct the author to UCSC’s confidentiality statement at http://apo.ucsc.edu/confstm.htm.
Full consideration will be given to applications completed by November 2, 2020. Applications received after this date will be considered only if the position has not been filled.
Santa Cruz Island Reserve
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Primary consideration date: March 15, 2020. Thereafter open until filled.
Under supervision of the Reserve Director and Reserve Steward (Skilled Trades Mechanic), employee maintains and repairs infrastructure, equipment, and grounds of the Santa Cruz Island Reserve Field Station. Employee also assists in logical support of projects, programs and visitors using the Reserve.
Under supervision, maintains, repairs and generally improves facilities including buildings, decks, utilities, fences, roads and signs. Assists Reserve Director in responding to facility or equipment failures or other emergency situation. Requires working at a semi-skilled level on carpentry, masonry, painting, plumbing, welding, and electrical projects. Sometimes requires following verbal instructions, making basic computations, and estimating material needs for projects. Operates hand, power and larger shop tools as needed. Maintains hand, power and shop tools for use by reserve maintenance staff and research users. Assists staff and users with routine custodial work including cleaning bathroom and kitchen facilities if needed.
Under supervision, performs general yard work tasks including weeding and clearing grass and brush for fire prevention. Removes debris from trees near the buildings and roads. Maintains landscaping at the Field Station site. Operates power equipment and vehicles for grounds work including chain saws, chippers, trimmers and farm-type tractor.
Assists in transport of supplies, equipment and people between the Field Station and the dock and/or landing strip. Operates station jeeps and trucks on dirt roads. Assists the Reserve Director with administrative tasks including visitor orientation, minor purchases, and keeping accurate records of reserve use and expenditures. Must be available to work outside normal working hours when needed.
Must be able to maintain and repair infrastructure, and equipment. Requires working at a semi-skilled level on
carpentry, masonry, painting, plumbing, welding, and electrical projects.
Experience maintaining facilities, vehicles, and landscaping. Experience with remote field settings; superior inter-personal skills; experience with operating four-wheel drive vehicles, off-road vehicle operation and field safety; problem solving and creativity.
Other special conditions of employment
Must be available to work outside normal working hours. Must be able to perform duties in outdoor working conditions on Santa Cruz Island. Requires travel by ocean vessel across the Santa Barbara Channel.