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Lecturer Specializing in Field Ecology

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Work Type: Faculty Full Time
Location: Dayton, OH
Category: Faculty
Department: Biology - 208100
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Position Summary:

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 Qualifications:

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 Qualifications:

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.

Special Instructions to Applicants:

A complete application consists of the following four items: one page cover letter; curriculum vitae; statement of teaching interest and philosophy of no more than two pages that includes a description of your approach to teaching a field ecology lab; one page statement of commitment to the principles of diversity, equity and inclusion and how these principles inform your work; contact information for at least three references.

Applicants must be currently authorized to work in the United States on a full-time basis.

Posting closes at 11:55 PM EST

Closing Statement:

The University of Dayton is a top tier, Catholic research university with offerings from the undergraduate to the doctoral levels.  Founded in 1850 by the Society of Mary, the University is a diverse community committed to advancing the common good through intellectual curiosity, academic rigor, community engagement and local, national and global partnerships. Guided by the Marianist educational philosophy, we educate the whole person and link learning and scholarship with leadership and service.

Informed by its Catholic and Marianist mission, the University is committed to the principles of diversity, equity, and inclusion. Informed by this commitment, we seek to increase diversity, achieve equitable outcomes, and model inclusion across our campus community. As an Affirmative Action and Equal Opportunity Employer, we will not discriminate against minorities, women, protected veterans, individuals with disabilities, or on the basis of race, color, national origin, religion, sex, sexual orientation or gender identity.

The University is also pleased to provide support for spouses of prospective and newly hired faculty through its dual career program. While we cannot guarantee placement, we serve as an effective resource and support system for your spouse. Information can be found at http://www.udayton.edu/hr/employee_resources/dual_career_resources.php


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