CAREERS

INFTA career path

INFTA offers a range of national and international career paths and employment options, ranging from practicum places, scholarships to administrative staff, Forest Therapy Guide training mentors and lecturers as well as research and consultancy positions. For more information, please select one of the job openings currently available below.

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Mentors (m/f/d)
To supervise the progress of trainees as part of the practicum to become INFTA-Certified Forest Therapy Guides, we seek applications from suitable Mentors (m/f/d). We are interested to hear from you if you possess the following formal qualifications and people skills:

INFTA favicon you are an INFTA-Certified and Accredited Forest Therapy Guide
INFTA favicon you have participated in, at least, one INFTA-Forest Therapy Introduction (or equivalent workshop) after your graduation as INFTA-Certified Forest Therapy Guide
INFTA favicon you have a background in teaching, coaching, lecturing or similar profession and an understanding of the role and purpose of mentoring
INFTA favicon you have outstanding reading and writing skills
INFTA favicon you are focussed, efficient, can keep to deadlines and possess good time-management skills
INFTA favicon you have adequate people skills, are reliable, approachable, conciliatory and open-minded
INFTA favicon you are a native English, German or Chinese speaker
INFTA favicon you command well-developed IT skills

Mentors are responsible for checking and assessing assignments submitted by trainees of the various training cohorts. Therefore, mentoring is a part-time role and will be awarded per training cohort (i.e., on a six-months contractual basis for INFTA’s Accredited Training Provider). While mentors are largely free in their mentoring roles and assessment of the deliverables from trainees, they are working within INFTA’s organisational framework. This requires team-work, being focussed, reliable and responsive, keeping strictly to agreed timelines.

In return, the positions are remunerated well above average, underscoring the importance and responsibilities vis-a-vis the trainees and INFTA.

If you are interested in joining INFTA as Mentor, please forward your CV with a cover letter to careers@infta.net. INFTA treats your application with utmost confidentiality.

[issued: 12.07.20; updated: 22.08.20]

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Lecturers (m/f/d)

To assist with the practical and theoretical training of INFTA-Certified Forest Therapy Guides, we seek applications from suitable Lecturers (m/f/d). We are interested to hear from you if you possess the following formal qualifications and people skills:

INFTA favicon you are an INFTA-Certified and Accredited Forest Therapy Guide (or have a similar tertiary qualification – at least at the Masters level – in the area of education with a specialisation on health or STEM subjects)
INFTA favicon you have participated in, at least, two INFTA-Forest Therapy Introductions (or equivalent workshops) after your graduation as INFTA-Certified Forest Therapy Guide (or command equivalent professional experience)
INFTA favicon you have been teaching or lecturing for at least three years being able to address effectively heterogenous sets of students either in an academic or vocational setting
INFTA favicon you have outstanding reading and writing skills
INFTA favicon you are focussed, efficient, work in a structured way and possess good time-management skills
INFTA favicon you have adequate people skills, are reliable, approachable, conciliatory and open-minded
INFTA favicon you are a native English, German or Chinese speaker
INFTA favicon you command well-developed IT skills

INFTA’s Lecturers are responsible for teaching different modules of the International Core Curriculum of Forest Therapy (see Kotte, Li, Shin & Michalsen [eds] 2019 International Handbook of Forest Therapy) to various and heterogeneously composed training cohorts of adult learners. Lecturing is a part-time role and will be awarded per training cohort (i.e., full-time during intense five-day face-to-face workshops). Lecturers receive a time-limited consultancy contract from INFTA’s Accredited Training Provider. While they are largely free in their lecturing roles and assessment of the deliverables from trainees, they are working within an organisational framework with clearly defined course structures, content and tasks superseded by the International Core Curriculum of Forest Therapy. This requires team-work, being focussed, reliable and responsive, keeping strictly to agreed timelines and deliverables.

In return, the positions are remunerated well above average, underscoring the importance and responsibilities vis-a-vis the trainees and INFTA.

If you are interested in joining INFTA as Lecturer, please forward your CV with a cover letter to careers@infta.net. INFTA treats your application with utmost confidentiality.

[issued: 16.07.20; updated: 22.08.20]

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Research Assistants (m/f/d) - Expression of Interest

To plan and prepare for a range of national and international research projects in the area of Forest Therapy as a Public Health practice, we seek applications from suitable Research Assistants (m/f/d). We are interested to hear from you if you possess the following formal qualifications and people skills:

INFTA favicon you are an INFTA-Certified and Accredited Forest Therapy Guide (or command a similar science-oriented professional background)
INFTA favicon you have, at least, successfully completed a Masters degree in medicine, health studies, natural sciences or psychometrics
INFTA favicon you have a particular research interest in the area of Public Health, preferably with a personal affiliation in measuring and establishing the effects of nature and environment
INFTA favicon you have outstanding reading and writing skills, are investigative and exact in documenting
INFTA favicon you are focussed, efficient, can keep to deadlines and possess good time-management skills
INFTA favicon you are team-oriented, reliable, dedicated and you have common sense
INFTA favicon you are a native English, German or Chinese speaker
INFTA favicon you command very well-developed IT skills (i.e., word-processing, database applications, statistical packages, reference management software)

INFTA’s Research Assistants will be hired for a range of specific research projects. At the moment, we are in the planning and preparatory phases for several national and international studies. Thus, we seek suitable Expressions of Interest which outline your particular research focus and why you think you qualify as part of our upcoming research teams.

All upcoming positions are remunerated at an international pay level, underscoring the importance and responsibilities these positions will carry. Since the research projects for which INFTA needs suitably qualified research assistants are all empirical in nature, the possibility of completing a PhD is given.

If this is of interest to you, please forward your Expression of Interest together with your CV and a list of publications/research projects you were involved in to careers@infta.net. INFTA treats your application with utmost confidentiality.

[issued: 18.07.20]

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INFTA-Certified Forest Therapy Guides (m/f/d) - Expression of Interest

To plan and prepare for a range of research studies in the area of Forest Therapy as a Public Health practice, we seek applications from INFTA-Certified Forest Therapy Guides (m/f/d) for projects in Australia and Germany. We are interested to hear from you if you possess the following formal qualifications and competencies:

INFTA favicon you are an INFTA-Certified and Accredited Forest Therapy Guide (or command a similar professional background – apply for Recognition of Prior Learning (RPL) here)
INFTA favicon you have, at least, successfully completed a Masters degree (or command a similar professional qualification)
INFTA favicon you have a particular research interest in the area of Public Health, preferably with a personal affiliation in measuring and establishing the effects of nature and environment
INFTA favicon you have outstanding reading and writing skills
INFTA favicon you are focussed, efficient, can keep to deadlines, possess good time-management skills and work in a structured way
INFTA favicon you are team-oriented, reliable, dedicated and you have common sense
INFTA favicon you are a native English, German or Chinese speaker
INFTA favicon you command well-developed IT skills

INFTA-Certified Forest Therapy Guides will be hired for a range of specific research projects in Australia and Germany. At the moment, we are in the planning and preparatory phases for several national and international studies. Thus, we seek suitable Expressions of Interest which outline your particular skill set and why you think you may qualify to support our research projects.

All upcoming positions are remunerated at an international pay level, underscoring the importance and responsibilities these positions will carry.

If this is of interest to you, please forward your Expression of Interest together with your CV and a list of publications/research projects you were involved in to careers@infta.net. INFTA treats your application with utmost confidentiality.

[issued: 24.07.20]

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