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Unity College

Assist/Assoc Professor of Captive Wildlife Care & Education

We are seeking an applicant with experience in the management and care of captive wildlife for rehabilitation, education research, or conservation programs.  Primary responsibilities include:

*  Teaching introductory and advanced courses in the Captive Wildlife Care and Education (CWCE) major such as Introduction to Captive Wildlife Care and Education, Animal Training, and the Captive Wildlife Care and Education Capstone.

*  Develop new courses for the CWCE major in areas such as wildlife rehabilitation, or ex-situ conservation education or research.

*  Advise and mentor undergraduate students that are intent on pursuing careers in wild animal husbandry, conservation, veterinary sciences or education related fields.

*  Assist with the College's General Education curriculum.

*  Teaching courses in the Wildlife Biology, Marine Biology, and Wildlife & Fisheries Management majors as appropriate.

* Will be expected to assist with program development by pursuing local and regional partnerships with animal care facilities to expand educational opportunities for Unity College students. 

*  May also assist with supporting our on campus animal collection, including exotic animals and domestic livestock.

The ideal candidate will have:

*  A terminal degree in a relevant field of study

*  Substantial experience working with captive wildlife in one or more of the following settings:  zoos, aquariums, rehabilitation facilities, nature centers, and/or museums

*  Training or experience with wildlife rehabilitation practices, wildlife education programming, or captive/field-based conservation research.

*  Experience with formal teaching

* A knowledge of basic husbandry, training, and enrichment of captive wildlife

*  Conservation education/program participation or development

*  A history of collaboration with wildlife agencies or conservation partners.

Unity is an environmentally focused academic community to experiential teaching and learning.  From our new colleagues we expect exceptional teaching, visionary curricular thinking and contribution to our Environmental citizen Curriculum.  Teaching workload for faculty is 21 credits per year.  In addition, faculty are expected to mentor students, engage with community, pursue scholarship and share in governance.

Review of applications will begin on February 1, 2017 and will continue until the position is filled.  It is our desire to have a new colleague hired by August 2017. 

How to Apply

To apply, please go to www.unity.edu and complete an application. In addition, applications must include the following: * a cover letter describing prior and potential contributions to diversity in the context of teaching, scholarship, and service * curriculum vitae * statement of current and future scholarship * statement of teaching experience and philosophy * names and contact information for three references

Unity College
Unity, ME

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