Academic Liaison and Experimental Learning Specialist
Under the supervision and guidance of the Associate Director of Science and Data in collaboration with the Department Head of Forest and Rangeland Stewardship (FRS) the Academic Liaison and Experimental Learning Specialist will facilitate collaboration among the Warner College of Natural Resources (WCNR)/Colorado State University (CSU) academic and research programs and the Colorado State Forest Service (CSFS). The Academic Liaison will help position the CSFS as a regional leader in science-based, climate adaptive forest management practices by ensuring that field practices are based on the best available science. Core functions of this position include: providing leadership, facilitating and coordinating student internships and relevant experiential learning opportunities for WCNR students; developing and instructing silviculture and forest ecology courses for the Online Graduate Certificate Program in Applied Silviculture; instructing forestry field skills courses within the FRS department; translating WCNR climate change-related research and general science synthesis; and supporting key CSFS strategic planning initiatives. Additionally the Academic Liaison will supervise and mentor students and have a support role in advising the student chapter of the Society of American Foresters.
• Master’s degree in silviculture or forest ecology or related field.
• Two years of professional forest management experience.
• Must have a valid driver’s license or the ability to obtain a driver’s license or access to a licensed driver by the employment start date.