Open Rank Professor of Conservation Law Enforcement (FLAGSHIP)

Unity, ME
Oct 10, 2019
Institution Type
Four-Year Institution

Location: Unity, ME

Category: Faculty
Posted: Oct 9, 2019

Job Description:
About Unity College:

We educate environmental leaders

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.

Unity College Flagship campus in Maine

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 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.

Distance Education: Unity College Online

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 bachelor's degrees, 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.

Whoever and wherever you are, Unity College can offer an environmental education for those committed to solving the world's most pressing environmental problems.

We are America's Environmental College.

Job Description:

Unity College is seeking an Open Rank Professor of Conservation Law Enforcement (CLE) to support instructional and disciplinary expertise in the Conservation Law Enforcement Program on Unity College's Flagship campus. This position will support transdisciplinary thought and contribute to the foundational support of our transdisciplinary approach to education. Teaching includes 21 course credits annually, consisting of a combination of classes such as Courtroom Procedure and Evidence, Criminology, Natural Resource Law, Environmental Enforcement, Environmental Law and/or the Conservation Law Capstone. Contribution to an immersive semester and/or expeditionary learning model will be expected. Other duties include advising, scholarship, professional development and college service. This position will support the sustainability science framework embedded in the Unity College mission.


The ideal candidate will have a Ph.D. in Criminal Justice or a related field/Juris Doctor plus:
  • Credentials appropriate to the discipline, such as but not limited to professional certifications and/or licenses.
  • Experience working in the field of conservation law enforcement at the state or federal level
  • Experience with procedures of criminal law
  • Experience interacting with and/or supervising law enforcement officers
  • Experience with formal teaching in an institutional setting or police academy
  • Proficiency in the use of word processing, spreadsheet, and email programs
  • Valid driver's license with a good driving record

Additional Information:

This position is location bound located at 90 Quaker Hill Road, Unity, ME 04988.

Unity College offers excellent benefits to include: medical, dental, vision, short term disability, long term disability, life insurance and a 6% match on our 403b retirement program.

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, CV and points of contacts for three references. Review of applications will begin immediately and continue until the position is filled. We look forward to hearing from you!