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Part-time Instructors/Subject Matter Experts for Urban Agriculture courses

About Unity College:

For more than fifty years, Unity College has been preparing the next generation of environmental professionals and leaders to successfully face real-world challenges. With environmentally focused degrees, Unity College offers affordable and accessible bachelors degrees, masters degrees, certificates, and non-degree courses through a variety of modalities including hybrid, in-person, hyflex, and online.

Our Mission:

Through the framework of sustainability science, Unity College provides a liberal arts education that emphasizes the environment and natural resources. Through experiential and collaborative learning, our graduates emerge as responsible citizens, environmental stewards, and visionary leaders.

The Institute:

The Technical Institute for Environmental Professions, located on the Pineland Farms campus of Unity College in New Gloucester, Maine delivers a highly flexible (HyFlex) education leveraging our new campus. The institute is designed to provide an accessible and affordable option to upskill, retrain, or start a brand-new career. Our programs provide preparation for high-demand industries from urban agriculture to data analytics, veterinary technology, and more. Our programs are built on the principles of competency-based education allowing learners to attain Associate degrees, certificates, and micro-credentials.

The Position:

The Technical Institute for Environmental Professions at Unity College is seeking qualified, innovative, and enthusiastic individuals to help develop as a Subject Matter Expert (SME) and/or to teach in the following area(s):
  • Urban Agriculture including courses in:
    • Intro to Commercial Urban Agriculture
    • Urban Agriculture Systems
    • Intro to Soil Science
    • Plant Nutrition
Classes are held in New Gloucester, Maine at the Pineland Farms campus in our HyFlex classrooms and will use the Brightspace LMS. Classes are two credits each with a term length of two weeks. Classes during the spring will meet weekly at one of the following times:
  • Wednesdays 11 am - 2 pm
  • Thursdays 6 pm - 9 pm
  • Saturdays 9 am-12 pm
Class sessions will be recorded and made available to learners for review and reference.


  • For workforce courses, the minimum required is an Associate degree with three years of relevant experience; a bachelors is preferred.
  • For general education courses, a masters degree is required.
  • Previous teaching/training experience is highly desirable.
Required Skills:
  • Must be comfortable with navigating technology.
  • Must have the ability to comfortably use Zoom, Microsoft Office, and Internet (technology support is available).
  • Must have strong organizational and time management skills.
  • Ability to communicate effectively and appropriately, particularly in front of a camera and a classroom/audience.
  • Personal commitment to the environmental focus and mission of the college.
  • A commitment to learner success.
The Location & Times:

The Technical Institute for Environmental Professions is located in New Gloucester, Maine, on the Pineland Farms campus. Classes are offered in the morning, afternoon, and evening.


These are temporary, part-time positions and are not eligible for benefits.

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