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Adjunct - Conservation Biology


Job ID#: 17-0612
Job Type: Faculty - Part-time
Date Posted: Mon, 12 Jun 2017
Position Fill Date: Open until filled
Reports to: Chair of Environmental Studies and Sustainability Dept.

Job Summary   (Return to top)

Prescott College seeks a qualified applicant to teach Conservation Biology (one section with 12 students, meets Monday, Wednesday, and Friday 8:00-10:15 am in Fall Semester 2017: October 2 - December 15). Class meets on campus in room 205 Crossroads Center. 

This course focuses on the nature and importance of biological diversity, modem threats to its integrity, and the emergence of conservation biology as a crisis-oriented, applied, scientific discipline. Biological, political, and managerial considerations are given to a broad range of topics, including: biodiversity, island biogeography, extinction, minimum viable population size, endangered species, design of nature reserves, and ecosystem management. Students gain a broad overview of conservation biology, as well as focus on a specific topic of their choice through completion of a personal project. Extensive readings of original literature are required.

Education and Experience   (Return to top)

A minimum of a Masters Degree is required and a demonstrated commitment to teaching; in special circumstances, a current advanced graduate student in Conservation Biology may qualify. Additional information can be obtained from Dr. Mark Riegner, Chair of the Environmental Studies and Sustainability Dept., at mriegner@prescott.edu or 928-350-2245.






Prescott College is committed to Equal Opportunity Employment and supports excellence through diversity.   We encourage qualified applicants from historically underrepresented groups along with Veterans and AmeriCorps, Peace Corps and other national service alumni to participate in our recruitment efforts.