Visiting open rank Professor of Adventure and Psychology - Flagship Campus
Posted by Unity College on 03/20/2019
Industry Sector: Outdoor
Job Categories: Education - Outdoor
Country: United States
Job Type: Full Time
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Employee May Telecommute: No
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Job Description & Requirements
Location: Unity, ME
Posted: Feb 26, 2019
About Unity College:
For over fifty years, Unity College has been preparing the next generation of environmental professionals and leaders to successfully face real-world challenges. We believe that we should serve a broad range of students from all backgrounds across the U.S. and the world. To be responsive to the rapidly changing needs of students and society, Unity College has adopted an enterprise model as its institutional organization, expanding the college into two distinct units that offer both undergraduate and graduate environmental degrees: flagship campus and distance education.
On our flagship campus, our liberal arts curriculum is built upon a unique framework of sustainability science, the first of its kind in the nation. A distinctive approach to learning provides our students with an exceptional, high-quality education, enabling them to drive real change with leading-edge knowledge and expertise within any of our 17 environmentally focused majors. Our unique location provides extraordinary opportunities for hands-on learning and research, and active and engaged students work together with forward-thinking faculty to make true community-based learning possible. From 225 wooded acres of farmland overlooking Unity Pond in the tranquil village of Unity, Maine, we prepare each of our students to make a mark on the world.
Our distance education unit, started in 2016, extends the effects of a Unity College education to adult learners, and beyond the physical confines of the flagship campus. Unity College Online offers affordable, accredited master's degrees and non-degree credits, ideal for working professionals seeking to advance their careers, helping students become the change maker the world needs while still honoring their commitments, wherever they are.
This position will support instruction and disciplinary expertise in Psychology and Adventure Therapy at Unity College. Teaching includes 21 course credits annually, consisting of a combination of introductory and advanced Psychology and Adventure (AE) courses, and/or other classes as assigned. Contribution to an immersive semester and/or expeditionary learning model is expected. Other duties include advising, scholarship, professional development, and service to the College. This position supports the delivery of the Unity College Curriculum, plus support and mentor students both in and outside the classroom.
The ideal candidate will have a Ph.D. in a relevant field of study plus:
- Substantial experience working either in a clinical or practical psychological setting, including private or public practice, wellness centers, clinics, etc.
- Training or experience with individual and group counseling techniques
- Experience with formal teaching
- Adventure therapy education/program participation or development
- Must have a valid driver's license with good driving record
This is a location bound position. Work hours are specific to the requirements of the position and can include days, evenings and weekends. Working extended hours required as needed. Must be flexible and cooperative in fulfilling responsibilities and meeting the college's needs.
Work is primarily performed in an instructional classroom and laboratory environment. Contribution to immersive learning environments and leading field-oriented activities is expected.
Unity College seeks to attract world-class faculty to enrich the educational experience of our gifted, inquisitive and motivated students. Unity College is committed to building a culturally diverse faculty dedicated to teaching and working in a multicultural environment. We are especially interested in candidates who can contribute to the diversity and excellence of the academic community through their research, teaching and/or service.
Interested and qualified candidates should go to www.unity.edu/jobs to complete an application and submit a cover letter, Curriculum vitae, statement of teaching philosophy, and contact information for at least three professional references. Review of applications will begin immediately and continue until the position is filled. We look forward to hearing from you!