Adjunct Assistant Professor, Zoo Animal Technology

Organization: Santa Fe College Teaching Zoo (AZA Member)
Location: Gainesville, FL, United States
Job or Internship: Job

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Adjunct Assistant Professor, Zoo Animal Technology

Application Deadline: Open until filled.

Hourly Rate: Based on current Salary Schedule and Experience

Location: The Teaching Zoo, Northwest Campus

Overview: The Zoo Animal Technology program hires part-time instructors to complement its permanent staff and to serve fluctuations in student enrollment. This is not a permanent position and those serving in this way often move on to positions elsewhere, resulting in frequent turnover and new opportunities.

Responsibilities and duties may include:

• Preparation, teaching and evaluation of students in lecture courses

• Supervision and evaluation in the teaching laboratory

• Training of specific skills geared to zookeeping including, but not limited to: cleaning, sanitation, restraint, handling, diet preparation, feeding, animal observation and behavior, operant conditioning, safe zoo practices, and guest interactions.

Minimum Requirements: A Bachelor’s degree in one of the biological sciences and experience in the field or the AS degree in Zoo Animal Technology and at least four years of experience in the Zoo Field. A background check will be conducted.

APPLICATION PROCESS: All applicants must submit a SF application, letter of intent, updated resume, three current letters of recommendation, and transcripts. A SF application should be requested or one will be forwarded upon receipt of required materials. Unofficial transcripts will only be accepted for review purposes. Candidates should be aware that official transcripts will be required prior to any offer of employment being made.

All information must be submitted to:

Sture Edvardsson, Chairman

Department of Natural Sciences

Santa Fe College, X-201

3000 NW 83rd Street

Gainesville, FL 32606

Phone (352) 395-5842

The College reserves the right to extend deadlines and/or not to offer advertised positions.

Preference will be given to eligible veterans and spouses of veterans.