Environmental Pedagogy Teaching Fellow Graduate Teaching Assistantship, Haub School of Environment and Natural Resources

Laramie, WY

Position Title: Environmental Pedagogy Teaching Fellow Graduate Teaching Assistantship

Organization: Haub School of Environment and Natural Resources

Location: Laramie, WY

Organization Overview: The University of Wyoming’s Haub School of Environment and Natural Resources advances the understanding and resolution of environment and natural resource issues.

Wyoming and the western U.S. enjoy an unparalleled richness of natural resources, and faces many complex challenges regarding the management of those resources. This complexity provides an opportunity for their faculty, students, and staff to work with partners to learn about issues, to bring knowledge to bear on those issues, and to facilitate collaborative decision making.

Position Overview:  The Haub School of ENR invites applicants who are members of an Underrepresented Domestic Minority (URDM) group to join their graduate program as an Environmental Pedagogy Teaching Fellow in a Graduate Teaching Assistant (GTA) role. This GTA position will support undergraduate curriculum, courses, and students in the Haub School, including first-year core courses and upper-level, project-based and community-engaged courses. The student will support pedagogy in a number of learning environments (classroom-based, project-based, community-engaged, field and international courses). Responsibilities include providing instruction, evaluation and guidance to undergraduate students in collaboration with Haub faculty members, and contributing to curriculum and program design and evaluation. We encourage the student’s research/creative activities to complement their GTA work, including research related to community-engaged and experiential learning pedagogies, with the potential to use existing and ongoing quantitative and qualitative datasets to evaluate impacts and best practices in field- and place-based environmental education at the postsecondary level. Other options for graduate thesis work could include primary and/or synthesis-based research into impacts of Haub School educational practices, program evaluation, literature reviews, and/or research informed curriculum development. Associate Lecturer Maggie Bourque will provide mentorship and will serve as the thesis co-advisor as appropriate.

The selected candidate will pursue their MS in Environment, Natural Resources & Society or a complementary primary degree in another program at the University of Wyoming with a concurrent degree from the Haub School of Environment and Natural Resources at the University of Wyoming. The position will average 20 hours/week over 9 months and includes stipend and student health insurance. The package also covers 9 credits of tuition and fees during both the fall and spring semesters. This is a two year GTA position, but please note that, as with all graduate students, the continuing assistantship for subsequent years depends on your satisfactory performance.

The University of Wyoming offers Graduate Assistantships that are intended to increase access to and opportunities for graduate education for U.S. students from underrepresented/underserved populations and to increase student diversity in their graduate degree programs on a competitive basis. The University of Wyoming is an affirmative action/equal opportunity employer and institution and does not discriminate on the basis of race, gender, religion, color, national origin, disability, age, protected veteran status, sexual orientation, gender identity, genetic information, creed, ancestry, political belief, or any other applicable protected category or participation in any protected activity in any aspect of employment or services.

Qualifications:  Applicants with experience OR interest in interdisciplinary environmental studies, place-based/experiential/environmental education, qualitative/mixed method social science research, and/or scholarship of teaching and learning should apply. Applicants with a BA or BS in any field will receive consideration. Those with a background in interdisciplinary and environmental study (education, social science, humanities, natural sciences, and sustainability-related fields) are preferred. Experience with curriculum development and/or program assessment is welcome, but not required. Teaching experience in a traditional or non-traditional classroom setting is a plus but not required. Candidates for this position should possess outstanding written and oral communication and project management skills. Candidates should demonstrate a strong commitment to justice, equity, diversity, and inclusion in higher education.

Start Date: August 22

Salary/Pay: $12,825 stipend; health insurance ($2,855) + tuition and fees ($7,183) | Total Package: $22,862 GTA Salary for another year guaranteed with satisfactory progress, summer funding not included

Application Deadline: March 1 at 5:00 p.m. MST. Open until filled. Note: this position will ultimately require successful admission to the MS in Environment, Natural Resources, & Society at the University of Wyoming.

How to Apply: Please send the following materials as one PDF document with the subject and filename “Your Name_URDM_ENRPEDAGOGY” to Maggie Bourque: maggie@uwyo.edu and Nicole Gautier: ngautier@uwyo.edu

(1) Cover letter/narrative explaining your desire to pursue graduate education, research interests, career goals, and relevant experience for this position;

(2) CV/resume including degree(s) earned, GPA, and contact information for at least three references;

(3) Unofficial transcripts; and

(4) A relevant educational (lesson plan, teaching philosophy, assessment or reflection) or professional work sample

For more info visit this PDF: URDM Environmental Pedagogy Teaching Fellow GTA pdf