The Adirondack Semester is a unique program of place-based environmental education, involving 3.5 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 https://web.stlawu.edu/adksemester/.) This is a full-time, six-month appointment beginning July 6, 2023.
The Assistant Director will work under the supervision of the Director and in collaboration with one other Assistant Director and will live on site 5 days/week. The two Assistant Directors share the following responsibilities.
Teach the half credit ODST 101: Modern Outdoor Recreation course
Administration: (Communication, Logistics & Fiscal Responsibilities)
Oversight: (Risk Management, Facility & Community)
Trip Leader & Planner:
The Assistant Directors are expected to comfortably operate motor vehicles, including a 12-passenger van with a canoe trailer, on un-maintained roads. Successful candidates will also be able to lift up to 50lbs and travel on foot up to 8 miles per day.
The anticipated start date for this six-month appointment will be July 6, 2023. This appointment may be renewable in successive years. Compensation package will include salary, health insurance, and room and board on-site during the 3.5 months of the base camp residence and expeditions.
St. Lawrence University is an Equal Opportunity Employer. For additional information about St. Lawrence, please visit https://www.stlawu.edu.