Monday, February 7, 2011

UK Forestry Department Seeks Academic Coordinator

The Academic Coordinator (Natural Resources & Environmental Sciences program (NRES)) will provide coordination of the NRES academic program, an interdisciplinary BS program overseen by a faculty Steering Committee. The Academic Coordinator will maintain alumni relationships, communications and outreach to current and potential students and stakeholders; develop internship opportunities; design and implement outcomes assessments; and teach at least one course. The Academic Coordinator will be responsible for coordination of the NRES academic program, including e-mail and web-based communication with NRES majors, NRES course scheduling and catalog preparation, enrollment tracking and status reports to the Steering Committee, summer camp logistics and module scheduling, initial academic advising for transfers and freshmen, tracking for off-campus internships and independent research experiences, and planning of an annual NRES Internship Forum. The Academic Coordinator will publish a regular NRES newsletter for current majors, alumni, and stakeholders; maintain and update the NRES web site; facilitate communication with related departments, programs and stakeholders. The Academic Coordinator will contribute to recruiting efforts in collaboration with the college Office of Academic Programs to attract new students to NRES. Coordinator will provide oversight of the three-week summer camp program and teach one summer camp module, and take full teaching responsibility for one undergraduate NRES course. The Academic Coordinator will also administer the Senior Exit Survey, secure post-internship performance information from collaborating organizations for all student internship experiences, and track post-graduate employment for NRES majors. Minimum qualifications are Masters Degree and three years of related experience or the equivalent. Oral & written communication, publishing, outreach and academic programs experience, familiarity with fields of natural resources and environmental science, data analysis, and survey instruments are preferred.

Founded in 1865 as a land-grant institution adjacent to downtown Lexington, UK is nestled in the scenic heart of the Bluegrass Region of Kentucky. Recently ranked as one of the safest, most creative, and brainiest cities in the nation, Lexington is an ideal location to experience the work-life balance that the University strives to provide to its employees. See for yourself what makes UK one great place to work.

To apply for requisition # SM534048, a UK Employment Application must be submitted at If you have any questions, contact HR/Employment, phone (859) 257-9555 press 2. Application deadline is 3/1/2011. The University of Kentucky is an equal opportunity employer and encourages applications from minorities and women.