The SFS Center for Wildlife Management Studies in Kenya seeks an enthusiastic, team-oriented individual to serve as part of a residential team of faculty and staff that delivers an interdisciplinary, hands-on learning experience to students spending a semester abroad. We are especially interested in candidates with experience teaching to a diverse student body, and demonstrated commitment to diversity, inclusion and cultural competence in a learning environment. SFS Kenya has a thematic focus on wildlife and natural resource management and community livelihoods in the rift-valley of rural Kenya.
Duties and Responsibilities
Provide high-quality teaching on critical environmental issues in an interdisciplinary curriculum, and participate fully in the implementation of the program’s research plan. Work closely with other program lecturers to deliver an interdisciplinary program through education and research in a field setting. Each lecturer is expected to provide engaging inquiry-based teaching and will lead students in DR projects defined in the program’s research plan.
- Health and Wellbeing Management
- PhD and university-level teaching experience in areas related to wildlife management, natural resource management and conservation, conservation biology, large mammal ecology and behavior, community conservation, or related field
- Experience with GIS and spatial mapping techniques and analysis
- Experience using statistical analysis
- Field research and/or project implementation experience essential
- Demonstrated ability to work as part of an interdisciplinary teaching and research team
- Record of research publications
- Demonstrated commitment to creating an inclusive learning environment in which all learners have the opportunity to thrive
- Fluency in English
- Experience working in East Africa (Kenya preferred)
- Experience teaching field courses and mentoring students
- Residential student group management and risk management experience highly desirable
- Fluency in a language of the region
- Comfort with camping in the parks and other field expeditions in the field
- Enjoys working with others, taking the initiative, and functioning without close supervision
- Obtain First Aid certification prior to first day of work (SFS reimbursable available)
- Willingness to work flexible hours and live on-site at the field station with a small team of permanent staff, and groups of US undergraduate students
- Participation in all program activities
- At all times, work to ensure good relations between the SFS and the local community
- At all times, uphold the values of the SFS Position on Diversity and Inclusion.
This is a contract position starting in January 2022 and ending in mid-May 2022 with the likely continuance in the fall semester of 2022 and beyond, depending on successful completion of duties and sufficient student enrollment. Salary is dependent on experience and qualifications. Comprehensive benefits package and on-site room and board included.