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Visiting open rank Professor of Captive Wildlife Care & Education (Flagship Campus)


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Closing Date
May 11, 2019

Location: Unity, ME

Category: Faculty
Posted: Feb 26, 2019

Job Description:
About Unity College:

For over fifty years, Unity College has been preparing the next generation of environmental professionals and leaders to successfully face real-world challenges. We believe that we should serve a broad range of students from all backgrounds across the U.S. and the world. To be responsive to the rapidly changing needs of students and society, Unity College has adopted an enterprise model as its institutional organization, expanding the college into two distinct units that offer both undergraduate and graduate environmental degrees: flagship campus and distance education.

On our flagship campus, our liberal arts curriculum is built upon a unique framework of sustainability science, the first of its kind in the nation. A distinctive approach to learning provides our students with an exceptional, high-quality education, enabling them to drive real change with leading-edge knowledge and expertise within any of our 17 environmentally focused majors. Our unique location provides extraordinary opportunities for hands-on learning and research, and active and engaged students work together with forward-thinking faculty to make true community-based learning possible. From 225 wooded acres of farmland overlooking Unity Pond in the tranquil village of Unity, Maine, we prepare each of our students to make a mark on the world.

Our distance education unit, started in 2016, extends the effects of a Unity College education to adult learners, and beyond the physical confines of the flagship campus. Unity College Online offers affordable, accredited master’s degrees and non-degree credits, ideal for working professionals seeking to advance their careers, helping students become the change maker the world needs while still honoring their commitments, wherever they are.

Job Description:

This position will support instruction and disciplinary expertise in the Captive Wildlife Care and Education (CWCE) program at Unity College. Teaching includes 21 course credits annually, consisting of a combination of WF 4034 Animal Health, BI 3204 Comparative Animal Physiology 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 in and outside of the classroom.


The ideal candidate will have a Ph.D. degree in a relevant field or DVM plus:

• Substantial experience working with captive wildlife in zoos, aquariums, rehabilitation facilities, and/or nature centers.
• Training or experience in the field of animal health.
• Experience with formal teaching or professional training.
• A knowledge of basic husbandry, training, and enrichment of captive wildlife.
• Conservation research/field experience working with wildlife.
• Valid drivers license with good driving record.
• 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 internet, email, and our learning management system.

Additional Information:

This is a location bound position located at Unity College in Unity Maine that beings in August 2019 for the 2019-2020 Academic year; Work hours are specific to the requirements of this position and can include days, evenings and weekends. Employees must be flexible in meeting the needs of Unity College.

Regularly required to sit, use a computer, make phone calls, and lead outdoor activities. Must occasionally lift and/or move up to 50 lbs.

Primarily works in an instructional classroom and laboratory environment and must be comfortable working in the animal room, barn and in the field.

Application Instructions:

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.

Interested and qualified candidates should go to to complete an application and submit a cover letter, curriculum vitae, statement of teaching philosophy, and contact information for at least three professional references. Review of applications will begin immediately and continue until the position is filled. We look forward to hearing from you!


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