The Department of Environmental Studies at Antioch University New England invites applications for a full-time, core faculty appointment in its innovative, interdisciplinary graduate department with programs leading to Master’s and Doctoral degrees in Environmental Studies. The selected candidate will teach graduate courses, direct thesis and dissertation research, and advance their own research and service agenda so as to provide opportunities for student collaboration and support.
We seek a collaborative, highly motivated, and hands-on faculty member who is enthusiastic about innovative and interdisciplinary teaching and learning. The successful candidate will have a PhD in conservation biology, ecology, zoology, or a related field with expertise teaching in one or more of the following areas: wildlife biology, wildlife management, biostatistics, modeling wildlife populations, climate change and biodiversity conservation. The desired candidate will also have a track record of professional collaboration, applied research, peer-reviewed publications and community engagement. The research program of the candidate should be complementary to the Department’s faculty.
Specifically, a PhD in the relevant course of study is required and must be in-hand at time contract starts. Evidence of teaching and curriculum development experience in higher education and/or substantive and relevant work experience are preferred, and demonstrated success securing grant funding will be considered a plus.
This is a fulltime, 9-month faculty appointment in the Department of Environmental Studies. Core faculty members devote 60-80% of their time to engagement with student learning, and on a semester basis teaching face-to-face or low-residency hybrid courses (weekday and weekend delivery models with a combination of classroom and online learning). The teaching load is 18 credits per academic year.
The selected candidate will be able to teach graduate courses in conservation biology, ecology, mammology, wildlife management, biostatistics, GIS, and/or landscape-scale complexity, adaptation, and resilience, with the possibility of running extended field-based courses. Capacity to actively engage students and facilitate their effective use of quantitative approaches in the analysis and interpretation of data is required. Core faculty members are also expected to engage in scholarship, service to the institution, and professional or community service related to their Antioch role.
About the University, Campus, and Department
Antioch University is a singularly accredited, multi-campus, coast-to-coast institution of higher learning that provides learner-centered education to empower students with the knowledge and skills to lead meaningful lives and to advance social, economic, and environmental justice.
Antioch University New England, one of five regional campuses, uses a distinctive graduate education pedagogy that mixes rigor with experiential learning and social engagement.
The Department of Environmental Studies educates visionary, pragmatic leaders in a collaborative interdisciplinary setting, founded on academic excellence and the principles of environmental justice and sustainability. Visit our website for more information about the Campus at AUNE and our Environmental Studies department.
For more information about the position, contact Dr. Rachel Thiet, Department of Environmental Studies, at firstname.lastname@example.org or 603-283-2337.
To apply, submit a statement of interest, curriculum vita, separate statements addressing your teaching philosophy and research interests, and 4-5 professional references to hr.AUNE@Antioch.edu with “ES Core Faculty Search” in the subject line. Application review begins November 1, 2013, and continues until the position is filled.
AUNE is committed to providing a learning and work environment free from discrimination and harassment. Programs, activities, and employment are available with equal opportunity for all and without discrimination on the basis of race, age, color, gender, gender identity, ancestry, religion, national origin, sexual orientation, family status, or disability. The campus is a smoke-free environment.
Additional Salary Information: Competitive compensation package.