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.
This position will support instruction and disciplinary expertise in Plant Biology at Unity College. Teaching includes 21 course credits annually, consisting of a combination of Biology of Plants, Systematic Botany, Diversity of Life, Population and Community Ecology and/or other classes as assigned. Other duties include advising, scholarship, professional development, and service to the College. This position will support the delivery of the Unity College curriculum, plus support and mentor students both inside and outside the classroom. Specific duties include (but are not all inclusive):
Teaching introductory and advanced classes in the Biology, Wildlife Biology, Wildlife and Fisheries Management and Marine Biology majors such as Diversity of Life, Population and Community Ecology, Systematic Botany, Biology of Plants and Marine Botany as assigned.
Advising and mentoring undergraduate students that are intent on pursuing careers in Biology, Marine Biology, Wildlife Biology, Wildlife and Fisheries Management or other related fields.
Contribute to faculty service needs as assigned, by serving on campus committees as appropriate given position responsibilities.
Contribute to the College's commitment to sustainability.
Administer content and materials using student-focused experiential education practices.
Meet with students in an informal and formal advising capacity.
Contribute to faculty service needs as assigned.
Serve on campus committees as appropriate given position responsibilities.
Demonstrate a high degree of commitment to quality, interdisciplinary quantitative literacy instruction.
Follow the college's standards of conduct.
The ideal candidate will have a Ph.D degree in plant biology, biology, ecology, or related field. Other requirements include:
Broadly trained plant biologist.
Previous teaching experience at the college level.
Experience involving undergraduate students in research.
Strong oral and written communication skills, facility with technical terminology appropriate to the position.
Ability to use word processing, spreadsheet, and database programs. Ability to use the internet, email, and Unity College's learning management system.
Preferred qualification: Ability to teach and/or develop classes such as ecological statistics, mycology, marine botany and plant physiology.
Unity College seeks to attract world-class faculty to enrich the educational experience of our gifted, inquisitive and motivated students. Unity College is committed to building a culturally diverse faculty dedicated to teaching and working in a multicultural environment. We are especially interested in candidates who can contribute to the diversity and excellence of the academic community through their research, teaching and/or service.
This position begins in August 2018 for the 2018-2019 Academic year; Primarily works day shift with occasional evening and weekend hours as determined by course schedule and service needs. Must have a valid driver's license and good driving record.
Interested and qualified candidates should go to www.unity.edu/jobs to submit a Cover Letter, CV, and 3 references as well as your teaching philosophy. Review of applications will begin December 18, 2017 (or sooner) 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.