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Subject Matter Expert in Ethnobotany or Indigenous Agriculture

Company:
Unity College
Job Location:
Unity, 04988
Category:
Environmental Science, Ecology, and Forestry
Type:
Adjunct/Part-Time
About Unity:

At Unity Environmental University we are on a mission to make environmental education accessible and affordable to all. Our unique model combines a functional hierarchy and project-based structure through our four Sustainable Education Business Units (SEBUs) to promote collaboration and innovation (Distance Education, Sustainable Ventures, Hybrid Learning and the Technical Institute for Environmental Professions). We prioritize our students' needs above all else, offering a variety of modalities, including hybrid, in-person, hyflex, and online. Our innovative and inclusive culture prepares students to tackle real-world challenges and cultivate the next generation of environmental professionals and leaders who can make a positive impact on our world.

Our Mission:

We are dedicated to delivering quality education and experiences that produce outstanding environmentally competent professionals and inspire individuals from all walks of life to steward sustainable ecosystems.

About Distance Education:

Distance Education provides an entirely asynchronous, online learning experience that adapts to the unique circumstances of each student. Our fully accredited bachelor's and master's degree programs, as well as non-degree credits, empower learners to shape their own educational journey. With 8 five-week terms for undergraduates and 5 eight-week terms for graduate students, our model offers unparalleled flexibility. You can learn at your own pace, and take breaks as needed. By using your everyday environment as your laboratory, you'll integrate your studies into your daily life. This makes our education ideal for busy professionals who seek to advance their careers while still honoring their commitments. We are committed to empowering our students to become the changemakers our world needs, wherever they are.

The Opportunity:

Unity Environmental University seeks enthusiastic individuals to serve as Subject Matter Experts (SMEs) to support the development of an upper-level course in Sustainable Horticulture Practices in Indigenous Communities. This course supports multiple bachelor's degree programs including the Agroforestry and Sustainable Horticulture programs. SMEs work closely with an academic dean and learning experience designer to advise on and develop curricula.

Do you have the skills?
  • An advanced degree (Master's minimum) in agroforestry, horticulture, or ethnobotany with significant professional experience in regenerative agriculture or working with indigenous knowledge bases.
  • Understanding of food cultures and the political and economic landscapes impacting agriculture.
  • Ability to efficiently operate a personal computer and associated software (Outlook, Word, Excel, etc.).
  • Strong organizational and time management skills.
  • Ability to communicate effectively and appropriately.
  • Experience with online teaching and/or distance learners is desirable.
  • Personal commitment to the environmental focus and mission of the University.

    The Location:

    Unity Environmental University's Distance Education curriculum is 100% online. Our Distance Education Adjuncts will teach remotely.

    Benefits:

    This is a temporary part time position and is not eligible for benefits.

    To Apply:

    Interested and qualified candidates should click on the Apply Now button and submit a CV, cover letter, unofficial copies of all University/College transcripts, and points of contact for three references
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