Research Scientist, University of Wyoming

Laramie, WY

Position Title: Research Scientist, Assistant

Organization: University of Wyoming

Position Overview:

Research Scientists are academic professionals whose primary responsibilities are to conduct and support research. UW Regulation 2-7 describes the activities that fall into this set of responsibilities for faculty; the same definition of research applies to Academic Professionals.

The successful applicant will lead efforts to convert existing courses to on-line offerings and assist in new on-line course development across the curriculum of the Haub School Environment & Natural Resources to include courses in our majors in Environment & Natural Resources, Environmental Systems & Solutions, and Outdoor Recreation & Tourism Management. There is potential for this position to be remote. 


Expected to teach 1-2 in-person or on-line courses over the course of the year including the January term.  Communication and collaboration with faculty is required; attendance at pertinent faculty/staff and academic program meetings is expected.  Previous experience in on-line course development, educational pedagogy and instruction as well training in environment or natural resources preferred.


  • Minimum Qualifications:  
    • Excellent oral and written communication skills 
    • Master’s level degree or an equivalent combination of significant pertinent professional experience and education
    • Experience with course instruction or teaching pedagogy
    • Proficiency in or demonstrated capacity to quickly learn necessary software for on-line course conversion
  • Desired Qualifications:  
    • Familiarity environment and natural resource challenges in Wyoming and the Rocky Mountain West 
    • Experience with on-line instruction and course conversion to on-line modalities
    • Demonstrated ability to teach on-line courses for university students
    • Commitment to advancing diversity, equity, and inclusion in the Haub School, the University of Wyoming, and beyond

Required Materials:
Complete the online application and upload the following for a complete application: cover letter, resume or C.V. and contact information for four work-related references.  

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