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Online Baccalaureate Adjunct Faculty - Marine Mammal and Seabird Biology

Job Details

Off Premise - NA, ME
Distance Education - Adjunct Faculty
Graduate Degree
Distance Education


About Unity:
At Unity Environmental University we are on a mission tomake 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 Environmental University Distance Education is seeking enthusiastic individuals to teachMarine Mammal and Seabird Biology courses for our online baccalaureate degree programs. Courses are online and run for five weeks in eight terms for baccalaureate programs and eight weeks in five terms for graduate programs.


Day to Day Responsibilities:

  • This position is responsible for facilitating engagement in a 5-week undergraduate-level Marine Mammal and Seabird Biology course.
  • Courses are taught asynchronously with an average of 20 students per course.
  • Instructors must meet expectations for timely feedback, engagement in Discussion Board tasks, and responsiveness to students.


Do you have the skills?

  • The ideal candidate will possess a terminal degree (e.g. PhD, DVM) in an Marine Biology or related discipline or a master’s degree with ample experience in the profession
  • 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 using e-mail and digital conferencing tools
  • Personal commitment to the environmental focus and mission of the institution

Desired Skills

  • Experience teaching adult learners and/or teaching in an online context
  • Experience using Canvas or other Learning Management System to facilitate learning

The Location:
Unity Environmental University'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, unofficial copies of all University/College transcripts, and points of contact for three references