Assistant Director of Advanced Inquiry Program (AIP) & Instructor

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Oxford, OH
United States

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Biology/Project Dragonfly:  Assistant Director of Advanced Inquiry Program (AIP) & Instructor to manage and teach in graduate programs at Miami University devoted to community engagement in science and environmental stewardship.  

The Assistant Director/Instructor builds productive academic relationships across a large-scale learning collaborative; supports cross-institutional professional development; and cultivates the next generation of environmental leaders; serves as a graduate-level instructor and advisor, working with Project Dragonfly team in Miami's Biology Department to deliver a curriculum that integrates web-based courses, experiential learning at partner sites, and student options for field courses worldwide. 

The Advanced Inquiry Program (AIP) is a master’s degree program offered by Miami University in collaboration with premier community institutions nationwide, including the Bronx Zoo/Wildlife Conservation Society, Brookfield Zoo (Chicago), Cincinnati Zoo & Botanical Garden, Cleveland Metroparks Zoo, Denver Zoo, Phoenix Zoo, San Diego Zoo Global, and the Woodland Park Zoo (Seattle). 

Require:   ABD, by date of appointment, in ecology, conservation, environmental or science education, or a related field; excellent oral and written communication skills; knowledge of student and instructional support; organizational skills with attention to detail; commitment to working in a collaborative environment to support a diverse instructional team and student body. 

Miami University will not sponsor H-1B work authorization for this position.

Preferred Qualifications:  Specialized experience in a relevant area such as community-based conservation, public engagement in science, science education leadership, learning in informal and field settings, sustainability, or urban ecology; experience with web-based courses and instruction; familiarity with collaborative tools such as Skype, Google apps, web conferencing, and creation of video/instructional media; PhD.

Submit cover letter, vitae, and list of three references to  Please direct questions about the position to Jamie Bercaw Anzano at  Screening of applications will continue until the position is filled. 

The University is committed to equal opportunity, affirmative action, and eliminating discrimination and harassment. Miami University does not discriminate on the basis of age, color, disability, gender identity or expression, genetic information, military status, national origin, pregnancy, race, religion, sex, sexual orientation or protected veteran status in its application and admission processes, educational programs and activities, facilities, programs or employment practices. Requests for all reasonable accommodations for disabilities related to employment should be directed to or 513-529-3560.

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