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Online Adjunct Graduate Faculty - Marine Biology

Job Details

Off Premise - NA, ME
Graduate Degree


About Unity:

At Unity Environmental University we are on a mission to make environmental education accessible and affordable to all. Our unique model combines a functional hierarchy and project-based structure through our four Sustainable Education Business Units (SEBUs) to promote collaboration and innovation (Distance Education, Sustainable Ventures, Hybrid Learning and the Technical Institute for Environmental Professions). We prioritize our students' needs above all else, offering a variety of modalities, including hybrid, in-person, hyflex, and online. Our innovative and inclusive culture prepares students to tackle real-world challenges and cultivate the next generation of environmental professionals and leaders who can make a positive impact on our world.


Our Mission:

We are dedicated to delivering quality education and experiences that produce outstanding environmentally competent professionals and inspire individuals from all walks of life to steward sustainable ecosystems.


About Distance Education:
Distance Education provides an entirely asynchronous, online learning experience that adapts to the unique circumstances of each student. Our fully accredited bachelor's and master's degree programs, as well as non-degree credits, empower learners to shape their own educational journey. With 8 five-week terms for undergraduates and 5 eight-week terms for graduate students, our model offers unparalleled flexibility. You can learn at your own pace, and take breaks as needed. By using your everyday environment as your laboratory, you'll integrate your studies into your daily life. This makes our education ideal for busy professionals who seek to advance their careers while still honoring their commitments. We are committed to empowering our students to become the changemakers our world needs, wherever they are.


The Opportunity:

Unity College is seeking enthusiastic individuals to teach Marine Biology courses for our online graduate degree programs. Courses are online and run for eight weeks in five different terms for graduates.

  • We are particularly interested in hiring adjunct faculty to develop and teach foundational courses in marine ecosystems and sustainable marine resource management. Examples of courses to be instructed would be Coral Reef Restoration & Aquaculture, Impacts of Predators on Marine Ecosystems, and Marine Mammal Rescue & Rehabilitation.
  • Courses are taught asynchronously with an average of 20 students per course.


Do you have the skills?

The ideal candidate will possess a terminal degree (e.g. PhD, DVM) in the discipline or a master’s degree with ample experience in the profession in addition to the following:

  • Experience with online teaching and previous use of Canvas is desirable.
  • Prior experience with field work and the Marine Sciences professions strongly desirable. Expertise in Oceanography, Ichthyology, and Corals is particularly desirable
  • Ability to efficiently operate a personal computer and associated software (Outlook, Word, Excel, etc.).
  • Must have strong organizational and time management skills.
  • Ability to communicate effectively and appropriately.
  • Personal commitment to the environmental focus and mission of the college.

The Location

Unity College’s distance education curriculum is 100% online. Our Distance Education Adjuncts will teach remotely.


This is a temporary part time position and is not eligible for benefits.

To Apply

Interested and qualified candidates should click on the Apply Now button and submit a CV, cover letter and points of contact for three references.