Adjunct Instructor - Natural Science and Mathem...
Lesley University - Cambridge, MA

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The Natural Science and Mathematics, Division of the College of Liberal Arts & Sciences; is seeking an experienced adjunct instructor for a unique study-abroad class to be offered in the Fall 2014 semester:
  • Tropical Human Ecology
  • Dates: TBD
  • Will include online teaching and at least two weeks in a remote region of Guyana, South America
The selected candidate for this unique teaching opportunity will guide students through topics and research techniques related to tropical ecology. Students will combine reading and discussion with field explorations and data collection to gain insight into concepts related to tropical ecology. Readings and discussion will complement experience, promoting reflection and independent learning. Student inquiries will take place in one of three formats: structured (students are given proven research methodologies and asked to replicate them), guided (students are given topics or methods to explore and are asked to devise a question to research under the given constraints), and open (students are given the opportunity to explore a question or topic of their choosing using the methods or means they deem appropriate). Students will build skills and confidence through their experiences as they progress toward open inquiries that they will execute in small groups working with local counterparts.

Requirements:
  • PhD in Ecology or a related discipline
  • Experience teaching tropical ecology
  • Experience teaching abroad in an outdoor setting
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills
  • Must be authorized to work in the United States.

Additional Information:
BACKGROUND CHECKS ARE REQUIRED FOR ALL POSITIONS

Applications will be reviewed as they are received, applicant screening will begin immediately, and the search will continue until the position is filled

Application Instructions:
Please include a cover letter, CV/ resume, and contact information for three references.

Lesley University is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer, and is committed to increasing the diversity of the university community and the curriculum. Candidates who believe they can contribute to this goal are encouraged to apply.

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