Lecturer in Field Ecology – Promotion Eligible – U. Dayton- Ohio

University of Dayton
Dayton, Ohio
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Are you looking for colleagues who will value you and help you grow as a professional? Are you looking for a university that will support your commitment to educating the next generation of ecologists? Are you interested in incorporating Ecological practice and new experiential learning strategies for your students? Are you committed to growing participation of women and under-represented minorities in ecology? If so, the Department of Biology at the University of Dayton invites you to apply for a full time non-tenure-track faculty position who will coordinate and deliver Ecology field labs and deliver other ecology-related courses. The successful candidate will join the faculty beginning August 1, 2021. The candidate will be expected to bring enthusiasm for developing and teaching field ecology courses and an inclusive and collaborative approach to working with students and colleagues. This position is eligible for the Lecturer Promotion process at the University of Dayton. The lecturer will be responsible for coordinating Ecology Lab (BIO 310L) which is a sophomore level field lab that is required of all Environmental Biology majors and is a popular course with other majors at the University of Dayton. Workload for the successful candidate will include coordinating this lab throughout the year including logistical planning, maintaining equipment and supplies, and guiding Graduate Student Teaching Assistants that are assigned to the lab sections by the Department of Biology. The successful candidate will likely be asked to teach three sections of this lab in fall semester and potentially two sections in spring semester. The successful candidate will work with the Department of Biology leadership to develop and/or deliver other courses potentially including existing introductory courses or upper division courses in the candidate’s area of specialization. The area of specialization is open.
Minimum: PhD in Biology, Ecology or related discipline. Demonstrated experience in ecological field research. Demonstrated experience in teaching ecological content to undergraduate students Articulated ability to work collaboratively to develop and deliver field and laboratory course content. Effective written communication skills. Articulated ability to support the University of Dayton’s commitment to the principles of diversity, equity and inclusion. Valid driver’s license and maintain low risk driving record. Preferred: While not everyone may possess all of the preferred qualifications, the ideal candidate will bring many of the following: Demonstrated successful experience in: - course development and teaching; - delivering ecological content to undergraduates in a field setting; - field lab development and teaching -working collaboratively with various constituencies Effective interpersonal communication skills. Effective oral communication. Interest in developing experiential learning opportunities, potentially related to a candidate’s research interests. Interest or ability in piloting a motor boat including willingness to become a certified user in Ohio. Commitment to breadth of education including education the whole person in the Marianist tradition and a commitment of service to the community, university and profession.
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Ryan McEwan
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