Unity College is a private, liberal arts, sustainability science-based institution with an environmental focus. The College offers Bachelor's and Associates degrees and currently enrolls over 650 full and part-time students. Known for hands-on learning in a full range of environmental programs, a collaborative faculty and staff, and a strong community, Unity College occupies a special niche in higher education and as such has been named 2016-2017 College of Distinction. The College offers internship sites in nearly 50 states and around the world in countries such as Zimbabwe, Belize, Ghana, Chile, Iceland and Israel and study abroad opportunities in 23 countries. Unity College is accredited by the New England Association of Schools and Colleges, Inc. (NEASC) and its mid-coast Maine location provides easy access to beaches, mountains, and Portland.
Unity College is accepting applications for an Adjunct Instructor in FORESTRY for our Spring 2018 Semester to teach the following courses:
FY 1011 - Chainsaw Safety, Maintenance, and Use: The chainsaw is one of the basic tools used for wood harvesting, line clearance, tree work, and camp and trail maintenance work. Because numerous people are killed and injured while operating a saw, it is important that people who are trained to work in many of the outdoor fields be familiar with the safe and efficient use of a chainsaw. After spending some time viewing safety videos and reviewing operational procedures, students will be felling, limbing, and bucking trees as well as learning about some basic maintenance techniques out in the woods.
FY 2163 - Wildland Fire Science and Management: This course provides students with basic knowledge on how fire impacts forest environments, environment and weather influence fire behavior, wildland fires are suppressed, and fire is used as a land and vegetation management tool. The course will also provide students with the knowledge and training to qualify as a basic wildland firefighter (FFT2-Red Card). Extended laboratory sessions will provide practice in fire behavior prediction, prescribed burning techniques, and fire control methodology.
The ideal candidate must possess competence in the profession or discipline with the ability to effectively communicate training and subject matter to others. Instructors will hold the minimum credentials appropriate to the discipline, such as professional certifications or appropriate academic degrees. Master's degree and/or Ph.D. preferred. Depending on experience, availability, and interest, multiple courses and/or sections may be offered to a single qualified instructor.
This position begins on January 11, 2018 and ends on May 16, 2018.
The college reserves the right in its sole discretion to cancel or reassign any course. Courses that do not achieve minimum student enrollment may be offered for reduced compensation.
Unity College seeks to attract employees who share a commitment to the environment and to human diversity, and who have an interest in helping students develop an understanding of the richness and complexity of individuals and society.
Interested and qualified candidates should go to www.unity.edu/jobs to complete an application and submit a cover letter and CV. Review of applications will begin immediately and continue until the position is filled. We look forward to hearing from you!
Unity College, a private college in rural Maine, provides dedicated, engaged students with a liberal arts education emphasizing the environment, natural resources, and the emerging framework of sustainability science. A common interest in developing sustainable solutions to environmental problems unites our students, staff, and faculty. Recently named to the top 30 of the Washington Monthly colleg...e rankings and Princeton Review’s Green Rating Honor Roll, Unity is rapidly becoming recognized as a national leader in sustainability science. Unity College has just finalized its five-year strategic plan designed to transform Unity College into the “A National Beacon” for Sustainability Science, with Distance Programming as a critical objective.Unity College is an Equal Opportunity Employer; applicants from under-represented populations are strongly encouraged to apply.Unity College seeks to attract employees who share a commitment to the environment and to human diversity, and who have an interest in helping students develop an understanding of the richness and complexity of individuals and society.