Part-time faculty for online and field courses (Multiple positions)

Online/Remote; potential for field courses located in Africa, Australia and the Americas
$1,025 per credit hour
Mar 27, 2017
Position Type
Institution Type
Four-Year Institution

Biology/Project Dragonfly:  (Multiple positions) Part-time faculty for established online courses offered by Project Dragonfly at Miami University during the summer term or fall semester. Opportunity for renewal based on available funding and performance. Instructors are required to have access to the web and may be considered if residing outside Ohio.

Compensation: $1,025 per credit hour.  This is a part-time instructional staff position, not eligible for health care insurance. Instructors work with a creative university team of faculty and staff at Project Dragonfly and its partnership programs (Advanced Inquiry Program, Global Field Program, and Earth Expeditions) to instruct graduate-level online courses offered through Miami University. All courses are pre-designed by Project Dragonfly and include online support workshops. The instructor will collaborate with Project Dragonfly staff and program partners to maintain the overall academic quality of their courses. Duties include reviewing course curriculum and student projects, interacting online, assessing and grading student work, and submitting final grades.

Require: A doctoral degree in a relevant field. Demonstrated educational, community leadership, or research proficiency in the fields of education, community leadership, wildlife conservation, zoological management and research, non-profit organization, or related activities. The applicant must meet the qualification criteria for Graduate Level Standing at Miami University. Consistent access to the web is required. Miami University will not sponsor for H1B work authorization for the 2017-18 year. Desire:  Experience with web-based courses and instruction. Specialized knowledge in content areas offered by Project Dragonfly (e.g., conservation, ecology, evolution, participatory and inquiry-driven education, and community engagement). Experience with web tools for collaboration including Skype, Google apps, web conferencing, and creation of video/instructional media.

Submit a cover letter and curriculum vitae to  Inquiries may be directed to Jamie Anzano at  Screening of applications will begin April 3, 2017 and continue until the position is filled. 

Miami University, an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer, is firmly committed to multicultural environment and strongly encourages applications from minorities, women, protected veterans and individuals with disabilities. Miami University does not permit and takes action to prevent harassment, discrimination and retaliation on the basis of  sex (including sexual harassment, sexual violence, sexual misconduct, domestic violence, dating violence, or stalking), race, color, religion, national origin, disability, age, sexual orientation, gender identity, pregnancy, military status, or veteran status in its application and admission processes, educational programs and activities, facilities, and employment practices. Miami University immediately investigates and takes disciplinary and/or remedial action when appropriate. Requests for all reasonable accommodations for disabilities should be directed to or by phone at (513) 529-3560.  Miami University’s Annual Security and Fire Safety Report with information on campus crime, fires, and safety may be found at: Hard copy available upon request. A criminal background check is required. All campuses are smoke- and tobacco-free campuses.

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