The Department of Fisheries & Wildlife is seeking an Instructor and Experiential Learning Organizer. This is a full-time (1.0 FTE), 12-month, fixed term professional faculty position. Reappointment is at the discretion of the Department Head.
The primary purpose of the Experiential Learning Coordinator and Instructor is to foster critical thinking and advance students' knowledge and skills through the teaching and coordination of the Bachelor of Fisheries and Wildlife Sciences (FWS) internship/experiential learning program.
The incumbent will be the instructor for the FWS internship courses, FW209 Career Skills in Fisheries and Wildlife Sciences and research credits as necessary. FW209 Career Skills in Fisheries and Wildlife Sciences is a required, 1-credit course that serves to prepare students for obtaining internships and jobs in fisheries and wildlife sciences as well as practice the skills needed to search, apply, and attain internships and jobs. As the instructor for the FW410 Internship courses, the incumbent will use assignments and evaluations to help students synthesize learning from their internship experiences.
The incumbent will coordinate internships and participate in the development of other experiential learning activities for FWS students. The FWS Experiential Learning Coordinator and Instructor supports students in their process of obtaining a placement to conduct an appropriate internship. Acts as a liaison between the student and the internship site as necessary. The FWS Experiential Learning Coordinator and Instructor oversees each student's process of choosing and engaging in an internship experience. The FWS Experiential Learning Coordinator and Instructor is responsible for supporting students in the identification of internship experiences both within the US and internationally; guidance in the development and refinement of internship learning objectives; and final evaluation of internship and other experiential learning experiences.
The teaching and coordination consists of guiding students from the foundational career skills class into meaningful internships and transferring those skills from college to career. A portion of this role includes advising students on their career paths therefore, the incumbent should have a strong background in FWS from which to draw. Due to the unique, applied nature of this field the background allows for helping students set realistic career expectations.
The FWS Internship/experiential learning program serves students in FWS and provides enrichment/professional development experiences for students in the Bachelor of Fisheries and Wildlife Sciences degree program. The coordinator works with both distance and on campus students to ensure they meet the internship degree requirements. The coordinator ensures each individual in our diverse student body, which includes non-traditional students and students with varying challenges, finds appropriate opportunities for their situation and career goals.
The Department of Fisheries and Wildlife is an administrative unit that reports to the College of Agricultural Sciences. The Department is composed of approximately 300 staff – including academic faculty, research assistants, classified staff, and graduate students. The Department's Corvallis campus and online programs include over 1000 students enrolled in 6 degrees and 2 graduate certificates. We are a vibrant department that promotes a supportive
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