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Visiting Open Rank Professor of Business and Policy
Unity College in Unity, Maine
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Date Posted 03/10/2019
Employment Type Fulltime
Application Deadline Open until filled

Location: Unity, ME

Category: Faculty
Posted: Mar 7, 2019

Job Description: 
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.

Job Description:

This position will support instructional and disciplinary expertise in sustainable business with a specialization in a complementary area such as agriculture/agricultural policy, environmental policy, or public policy. This position will support transdisciplinary thought and contribute to the foundational support of our transdisciplinary approach to education. Teaching includes 21 course credits annually, consisting of a combination of business, policy, Environmental Citizen general education courses, classes in the candidate's area of expertise, and other classes as needed. Other duties include advising, professional development, scholarship, and college service. This position supports the sustainability science framework embedded in the Unity College mission.


The ideal candidate will have a Terminal degree (e.g. PhD, DBA, DVM, etc) in area of expertise, with demonstrable experience in effective writing plus:

  • Strong oral and written communication skills, including facility with technology terminology appropriate to the position.

  • Ability to use word processing, spreadsheet, and database programs.

  • Ability to use the internet and email.

  • valid driver's license and a good driving record.

Preferred qualifications:

  • Demonstrable experience at the interface of sustainable business, policy, and agriculture, with specific expertise in two of the three areas

  • Established development and work in sustainable enterprises

  • Additional skillset in a specialized area (e.g., agricultural practice, foreign language skills, marketing, startup development, international education, etc.)

  • Knowledge and practice of experiential educational techniques.

Additional Information:

This is a location bound one year terminal contract position that begins in the Fall semester of the 2019-2020 academic year. 

Application Instructions:

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, CV, and points of contacts for three references. Review of applications will begin upon receipt and continue until the position is filled. We look forward to hearing from you!



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