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Online Graduate Adjunct Faculty in Climate Change Adaptation and Mitigation

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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 Distance Education is seeking enthusiastic individuals to teach Climate Change Adaptation and Mitigation courses for our online graduate degree programs. Courses are online and run for eight weeks in five terms for graduate programs.

Day to day responsibilities:
  • This position is responsible for facilitating engagement in 8-week graduate-level courses in climate change solutions and actions related courses, such as Climate Change Adaptation and Mitigationand Climate Change Equity and Engagement.
  • Courses are taught asynchronously with an average of 20 students per course.
  • Instructors must meet expectations for timely feedback, engagement in Discussion Board tasks, and responsiveness to students.


Do you have the skills?
  • The ideal candidate will possess a terminal degree (e.g. PhD, MBA) in Environmental or Social Sciences discipline (or related field) or a master’s degree with ample experience in the profession
  • Ability to efficiently operate a personal computer and associated software (Outlook, Word, Excel, etc.)
  • Must have strong organizational and time management skills
  • Ability to communicate effectively and appropriately using e-mail and digital conferencing tools
  • Personal commitment to the environmental focus and mission of the college
Desired skills:
  • Experience teaching adult learners and/or teaching in an online context
  • Experience using Canvas or other Learning Management System to facilitate learning
The Location:
Unity Environmental University's Distance Education curriculum is 100% online. Our Distance Education Adjuncts will teach remotely.

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


 Unity Environmental University.

At Unity, a private university in Maine, sustainability isn’t a buzzword. It’s the foundation of our entire approach, and has been for more than 50 years.

We apply sustainability principles to everything we do, from our properties around the State of Maine, to our online degrees offered to students everywhere, to our enrichment experiences and entrepreneurial endeavors at locations from northern Maine to Arizona to Brazil.

Engage with Unity Environmental University and you’ll start to ask tough questions, challenge the status quo, and envision new possibilities. If taking the lead in creating a more sustainable future sounds like the future you want, we can make it happen.

Unity Environmental University

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