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Instructor of Wildlife and Outdoor Enterprise Management

Apply now Department: 3670010090 Horticulture Natural Resources
Job no: 509866
Work type: Academic / Faculty - 12 month
Location: Manhattan, Kansas
Categories: Agriculture, Education / Instructional, Research / Scientific / Grants, Natural / Quantitative Sciences, Horticulture
Pay Grade: 001

About This Role:

Instructor of Wildlife and Outdoor Enterprise Management (WOEM), Full-time (12-month), Non-tenure track (50% teaching and advising, 50% extension). Extension responsibilities will be in Wildlife or Fisheries Management.



Teach undergraduate courses in WOEM which may include: Introduction to WOEM, Senior Seminar, Fauna and Flora of the Great Plains, Rifle and Handgun Range Design, and other courses as needed.

Contribute to student recruitment, advising, and professional development of WOEM undergraduate students.

Advise the WOEM Club.

Organize and execute the annual program assessment for WOEM.


Develop educational materials and conduct outreach and training efforts that focus broadly on fisheries management (for small impoundments and aquaculture) or urban wildlife management (wildlife damage management to lawns, landscaping, and gardens).

Duties will include: updating existing educational materials such as publications, fact sheets and white papers; developing new content such as fact sheets, news releases, video resources, and social media posts; responding to information requests from Agents and stakeholders and developing content to meet their needs; providing training to support the Extension Master Gardner program (if wildlife damage management is the area of expertise).

Why Join Us:

The Department of Horticulture and Natural Resources originated in 1871 making it one of the oldest departments at Kansas State University.  Today, as our mission statement underscores, we are committed to educating outstanding undergraduate and graduate students, contributing significant research results to solve problems associated with our disciplines, and providing our constituencies across the state, region and nation with excellent extension programs.

Our diverse department conducts its activities at a variety of locations with facilities on the main campus in Manhattan and outlying research and education centers.


We Support Diversity and Inclusion:


Kansas State University embraces diversity and promotes inclusion in every sector of the institution. The university actively seeks individuals whose commitments and contributions will advance the University's dedication to the Principles of Community.


What You’ll Need to Succeed:

 Minimum Requirements:

  • Earned MS degree by time of employment in a field related to wildlife or fisheries management;
  • Experience with teaching undergraduate students wildlife and/or fisheries management;
  • Strong interpersonal skills and demonstrated ability to work as a contributing team member;
  • Experience with firearms and appreciation of hunting and fishing activities

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Demonstrated excellence in teaching and assessment of undergraduate students in fisheries and/or wildlife management;
  • Demonstrated excellence in creating educational materials for public outreach including video production and editing
  • Experience developing educational materials and social media content;

Other Requirements:

  • Applicants must be currently authorized to work in the United States at the time of employment

How to Apply:

Please submit the following documents:

  1. Letter of Application addressing the position description, qualifications and experience
  2. Curriculum Vitae
  3. One page statement of teaching philosophy
  4. Complete contact information for at least three (3) professional references

Screening of Applications Begins:

Immediately and continues until position is filled.


Salary Range/ Pay Rate:

Anticipated Start Date:


$60,000 - $65,000 annual salary; Commensurate with qualifications and experience

January 2021


Dr. Drew Ricketts (arickett@ksu.edu)

 Equal Employment Opportunity:

Kansas State University is an Equal Opportunity Employer of individuals with disabilities and protected veterans and actively seeks diversity among its employees.

Background Screening Statement:

In connection with your application for employment, Kansas State University will procure a background screen as part of the process of considering your candidacy as an employee.

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