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Job ID: 1427
Two openings for Instructor/Visiting Assistant Professor to teach graduate courses in the Advanced Inquiry Program (AIP) and the Global Field Program (GFP) on topics such as Conservation Science & Community, Ecology, Evolution, Inquiry; perform service with Project Dragonfly in the Biology Department.
Instructors/Visiting Assistant Professors work with a creative university team of faculty and staff at Project Dragonfly to instruct graduate-level online and/or hybrid courses offered through Miami University. Courses in the AIP and GFP are designed by Project Dragonfly in collaboration with national and global partners. Position responsibilities include course instruction and grading; coordination with program partners and part-time instructional staff to maintain high academic quality and to foster collaborative learning; course and curriculum review; and student advising. In addition to academic year duties, Instructors/Visiting Assistant Professors are eligible to apply for summer Earth Expeditions field course instruction in Africa, Asia, Australia, or the Americas.
Start date is August 17, 2015.
ABD (for appointment as Instructor); PhD by date of appointment (for appointment as Visiting Assistant Professor) in ecology, conservation biology, environmental or science education, or a related field; excellent oral and written communication skills; knowledge of student and instructional support; organizational skills with attention to detail; commitment to working in a collaborative environment to support a diverse instructional team and student body.
Specialized experience in a relevant area such as community-based conservation, public engagement in science, learning in formal and informal settings, sustainability, or international research; experience with web-based courses and instruction; familiarity with collaborative tools with as Skype, Google apps, web conferencing, and creation of video/instructional media.
Miami University, an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer with smoke- and tobacco-free campuses, is committed to a multicultural environment and strongly encourages applications from minorities, females, veterans and individuals with disabilities.
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