Unity College invites applications for an Assistant or Associate Professor to teach in both the Captive Wildlife Care and Education and Wildlife Biology Programs. We seek an individual with experience in the care of captive animals, biology of native or exotic species in their natural habitats, and a demonstrated interest in teaching and mentoring future wildlife professionals. The successful applicant will be instrumental in the delivery of two of the largest degree programs at Unity College, and will support the overall mission and vision of Unity College under the framework of Sustainability Science.
The successful candidate will have field experience in wildlife identification, research, management, and reintroduction or translocation programs. Knowledge of conservation and wildlife issues, wildlife rehabilitation techniques, urban wildlife management, wildlife nutrition, parasitology, diseases, or wildlife habitat assessment and management is strongly preferred. The candidate should be able to teach core courses in both majors. The successful candidate for this academic year (9-month) appointment will teach courses, sponsor interns, advise and mentor undergraduate students, and participate in other academic service activities.
Required Qualifications All candidates must demonstrate competence in the profession and the ability to advise/mentor effectively. Appointees will hold a Ph.D. in an appropriate field.
Preferred qualifications: Experience working with wildlife in captivity, Experience in conducting wildlife field research and management, preferably at a state or federal agency, Familiarity with handling and restraint of captive and wild animals, and administration of medications, basic wound care, and basic diagnostic laboratory work, Experience with formal teaching or professional training, Strong communication skills, Commitment to cultural diversity and physical wellness.
About Unity College: Unity College is a private college in rural Maine that provides dedicated, engaged students with a liberal arts education that emphasizes the environment, natural resources, and the emerging framework of Sustainability Science. The highly engaged student body, staff and faculty reflect a range of expertise characteristic of a liberal arts institution, and are united by their common interest in developing sustainable solutions to the pressing environmental problems of the 21st century. Recently named to the top 30 of the Washington Monthly college rankings and Princeton Review’s Green Rating Honor Roll, Unity is rapidly becoming recognized as a national leader in Sustainability Science
SALARY/BENEFITS: Salaried position. This position is eligible for the following benefits: medical; dental; employer-paid STD, LTD, Life; flexible benefits plan offering medical and dependent care reimbursement accounts; voluntary life insurance; faculty medical leave, 403(b) retirement plan.
Application Instructions: Review of applications will begin November 18, 2013 and continue until the position is filled. Applicants interested in applying MUST submit the following documents via online:
1. Letter of Application
2. Curriculum vitae
3. Statement of teaching philosophy and research interests
4. Contact information for three professional references