The Adirondack Semester is a unique program of place-based environmental education, involving 3 months of residence and academic study at a base camp in the Adirondacks, an extended backcountry trip, and a variety of outdoor activities. The program situates students on the boundary between modern civilization and wild nature and encourages them to study and reflect on their relationship with each of these and on the choices we must make in order to preserve the natural world. Faculty members commute to the site to teach a full university semester, including cultural and natural history of the Adirondacks, perceptions of nature, and a creative expressions course. (See http://web.stlawu.edu/adksemester/.)
The anticipated start date for this six-month appointment will be July 1, 2017. This appointment may be renewable in successive years. Compensation package will include salary, health insurance, and supplemental stipend for housing when off-site, as well as room and board on-site during the 3 months of the base camp residence and expeditions.
The new Assistant Director will work under the supervision of the Director and in collaboration with the other Assistant Director, and will live on site 5 days/week. The two Assistant Directors share the following responsibilities:
Administration: (Communication, Logistics & Fiscal Responsibilities)
Oversight: (Risk Management, Facility & Community)
Trip Leader & Planner:
Interested applicants must apply online at http://employment.stlawu.edu, uploading all required materials which are defined in the “special instructions to applicant” section. Preference will be given to applications received by February 27, 2017, applications received after that date will be reviewed as needed. Review will continue until the position is successfully filled.
All offers of employment are contingent upon the finalist successfully passing a background (including criminal records) check.
Located at 23 Romoda Drive, Canton, NY, St. Lawrence University is a coeducational, private, independent liberal arts institution of about 2,400 students from more than 40 states and 40 nations. The educational opportunities at St. Lawrence inspire students and prepare them to be critical and creative thinkers, to find a compass for their lives and careers, and to pursue knowledge and understanding for the benefit of themselves, humanity and the planet. Through its focus on active engagement with ideas in and beyond the classroom, a St. Lawrence education leads students to make connections that transform lives and communities, from the local to the global.
The University is committed to and seeks diversity among its faculty, staff and students. Such a commitment ensures an atmosphere that is diverse and complex in ways that are intellectually and socially enriching for the entire campus community. Applications by members of all underrepresented groups, as well as from individuals with experience teaching or working in a multicultural environment, are encouraged. St. Lawrence University is an Equal Opportunity Employer.
For additional information about St. Lawrence, please visit http://www.stlawu.edu.