Assistant/Associate Professor of Wildlife Veterinary Science

  • Unity College
  • 90 Quaker Hill Road, Unity, Maine 04988
  • Oct 03, 2016
Full time Training Faculty/Instructor

Job Description

Unity College in Maine is seeking to fill a faculty position in its Captive Wildlife Care and Education program. Unity - America's Environmental College - is a small, liberal arts college dedicated to transdisciplinary teaching and scholarship in sustainability science
Teaching introductory and advanced courses in the Captive Wildlife Care and Education programs, such as WF 4034 Animal Health and BI 3204 Comparative Animal Physiology.
Developing new courses for the CWCE program
Advising and mentoring undergraduate students that are pursuing careers in captive animal husbandry, conservation, and education related fields
Assisting with the College's General Education curriculum
Teaching courses in the Wildlife Biology, Marine Biology, and Wildlife & Fisheries Management programs as appropriate.
The successful applicant will be expected to assist with program development by pursuing local and regional partnerships with animal care facilities to expand educational opportunities for Unity College students.  The successful applicant will also assist with the maintenance of our on campus animal collection, including small exotic animals and domestic livestock.

Requirements for various appointment levels:  All faculty positions are open at the instructor, assistant, associate, and full professor levels.  Candidates considered at the assistant, associate or full professor level will have a terminal degree or demonstrate outstanding academic performance or professional experience.  Candidates at the instructor level must have appropriate credentials including master's degree, certifications or licenses.
The ideal candidate for this position will have:
Experience working with captive wildlife in zoos, aquariums, rehabilitation facilities, nature centers, and/or museums
Training or experience in the field of animal health
A terminal degree in a relevant field of study, such as a DVM or PhD
Experience with formal teaching or professional training
A knowledge of basic husbandry, training, and enrichment of captive wildlife
In addition, familiarity with field work, in- or ex-situ conservation programs, wildlife disease and parasitology will be beneficial. 

Salaried position.   This position is eligible for the following benefits: medical; dental; employee-paid STD, LTD, Life; flexible benefits plan offering medical and dependent care reimbursement accounts; voluntary life insurance; 403(b) retirement plan.
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