Biology/Project Dragonfly: Instructor/Visiting Assistant Professor

Oxford, Ohio
$40,000 for nine-month appointment, plus potential for summer teaching
Jul 27, 2017
Instructor/Visiting Assistant Professor
Position Type
Institution Type
Four-Year Institution

Biology/Project Dragonfly:  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 to 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 Advanced Inquiry Program online instruction and Earth Expeditions field course instruction in Africa, Asia, Australia, or the Americas. 

Require: 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.

For this position, Miami University will not sponsor applicants for H-1B work status.

Desire:  Specialized experience in a relevant area such as community-based conservation, public engagement in science, learning in formal and informal settings, sustainability, ethnoecology, 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.

Submit a cover letter and curriculum vitae to  Inquiries may be directed to Jamie Anzano at  Screening of applications will begin July 31, 2017 and continue until the position is filled. 

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