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.
Unity College is accepting applications for an Adjunct Instructor in Ecology to teach Ecosystem Ecology:
The course examines the control and function of the Earth's global biogeochemical cycles, drawing from the biological, geological, and chemical sciences. We will explicitly address aquatic and terrestrial ecosystems and consider current and future anthropogenic perturbations to ecosystem processes. Topics to be addressed include global and regional carbon cycles, nutrient cycling, decomposition, trophic dynamics, and trace gas fluxes. The history, theories, and utility of the ecosystem concept will be explored. Attention will also be paid to current topics in the ecosystem sciences (specific topics TBD; examples of recent years include heterogeneity, urban ecology, ecological stoichiometry, use of stable isotopes, and response of ecosystems to stress and disturbance, and effects of invasive species).
The ideal candidate must possess competence in the profession or discipline with the ability to effectively communicate training and subject matter to others. Instructors will hold the minimum credentials appropriate to the discipline, such as professional certifications or appropriate academic degrees. Master's degree and/or Ph.D. preferred.
This position begins on January 11, 2018 and ends on May 16, 2018. The college reserves the right in its sole discretion to cancel or reassign any course. Courses that do not achieve minimum student enrollment may be offered for reduced compensation.
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.
Qualified and interested candidates should go to www.unity.edu/jobs to complete an application and submit a cover letter and resume. Review of applications will begin immediately and continue until the position is filled. We look forward to hearing from you!
Unity College, a private college in rural Maine, provides dedicated, engaged students with a liberal arts education emphasizing the environment, natural resources, and the emerging framework of sustainability science. A common interest in developing sustainable solutions to environmental problems unites our students, staff, and faculty. Recently named to the top 30 of the Washington Monthly colleg...e rankings and Princeton Review’s Green Rating Honor Roll, Unity is rapidly becoming recognized as a national leader in sustainability science. Unity College has just finalized its five-year strategic plan designed to transform Unity College into the “A National Beacon” for Sustainability Science, with Distance Programming as a critical objective.Unity College is an Equal Opportunity Employer; applicants from under-represented populations are strongly encouraged to apply.Unity College seeks to attract employees who share a commitment to the environment and to human diversity, and who have an interest in helping students develop an understanding of the richness and complexity of individuals and society.