The Distance Education (DE) Assistant/Associate Dean of Conservation Biology and Research assists the DE Dean of Conservation Biology and Research in providing leadership in the Distance Education science curriculum, which includes areas such as Animal Health and Behavior, Animal Science, Wildlife Conservation and Management, Environmental Science and Climate Change, Environmental GIScience, and Marine Biology and Sustainable Aquaculture, and in their area of expertise. Distance Education Deans are expected to recruit students to programs, hire, train, and supervise faculty, assess programs, provide student support, career advice and mentoring, market programs, and develop new audiences/partnerships for programs. All Distance Education Faculty teach, oversee program viability and relevance, recruit for programs, conduct scholarship, advise students, mentor capstone projects, and provide other services as needed.
Oversee hiring and supervision of qualified science, math and GIS course instructors; responsible for helping the Dean maintain science programs integrity, including any accreditation requirements.
Professionally represent Unity College Distance Education through scholarship, outreach, and professional platforms.
Develop and deliver science curriculum as assigned.
Be knowledgeable in the appropriate delivery of the content in an online format.
Teach up to 240 student credit hours per calendar year as assigned.
Maintain a robust scholarly agenda.
Assess and evaluate courses and programs in science programs and other areas as assigned.
Use different learning modes and types of technology to engage students in an online environment.
The ideal candidate will possess a Ph.D. in Animal Health, Wildlife Biology, Conservation Biology, or other related fields, and:
The Assistant Dean will have leadership experience in higher education, teaching, and assessment. Experience teaching online courses in an adult market is preferred.
Candidates must have strong oral and written communication skills, including facility with technical terminology appropriate to the position.
Excellent initiative and organizational skills with ability to work both autonomously and in a team.
Great time management skills.
Excellent oral and written communication skills with strong interpersonal skills.
Ability and willingness to work with students from diverse political/socioeconomic backgrounds and a wide range of physical and academic abilities.
Good skills in word processing, spreadsheets and computerized database systems.
Personal commitment to the environmental focus and mission of the college.