Wisconsin Energy Institute

Assistant or Associate Professor of Natural Resources Policy and Planning

Date Published: 

May 22, 2013

Position Type: 


Job Location: 

Stevens Point, WI

Job Description: 

The University of Wisconsin-Stevens Point College of Natural Resources (CNR) and the University of Wisconsin Cooperative Extension Service in the Community, Natural Resources, and Economic Development Program (UWEX CNRED) are seeking a joint appointment full time (12-month), tenure track position. As a faculty member of the UW-Stevens Point CNR, Center for Land Use Education (CLUE), and the Wisconsin Institute for Sustainable Technology (WIST), the candidate has responsibilities for undergraduate teaching (75%), focused on energy policy courses, and for Extension outreach education (25%), focused on energy issues and policy. The candidate will be expected to teach 9 credits per semester. The course load during the academic year will include “Introduction to Sustainability Science,” “Introduction to Sustainable Energy Policy,” “Climate Change Implications, Policies, and Solutions,” “Sustainable Energy: Resources, Technologies, and Policies,” and others such as an introductory course on natural resources issues and natural resource policy and law. The candidate will also be responsible for directing internships and a summer field experience for the sustainable energy minor. In terms of outreach, the candidate will be a part of CLUE, operating in a team atmosphere providing sustainable energy education, including policies, practices and analysis to Wisconsin’s local governments, businesses, and the public. It is critical that the person in this position is visible and accessible to various client audiences, including County extension faculty. UWEX CNRED, the natural resources arm of the cooperative extension program in Wisconsin, extends university resources to the citizens and communities of the state working principally through county based Extension faculty. This position will report directly to the Dean of the College. Opportunities exist for involvement in research, outreach, and international programs to meet University scholarship and service requirements. Experience in and desire to work with diverse populations of learners and stakeholders is preferred.

Job Application Deadline: 

September 04, 2013