Job Details

University of Mount Union
  • Position Number: 3029885
  • Location: Alliance, OH
  • Position Type: Agriculture - Environmental Science, Ecology & Forestry

Visiting Instructor of Biology & Environmental Science


The University of Mount Union Department of Biological and Environmental Sciences seeks two 10-month, full-time or part-time visiting appointments for AY 22-23 to begin August 1, 2022. These faculty members will teach multiple courses (with laboratories) in Environmental Science and/or Biology. Positions are one-year appointments with the potential for renewal for an additional year.

The Department of Biological and Environmental Sciences is in the College of Natural and Health Sciences, and has eight faculty members and a laboratory manager. Approximately 100 majors take a variety of coursework, supported by well-equipped teaching and research labs, as well as our nearby 285-acre Huston-Brumbaugh Nature Center. High-impact, experiential learning is a hallmark of the student experience, providing students an edge when seeking employment or graduate study.


Candidates should demonstrate a strong commitment to excellence in undergraduate education in a liberal arts setting. Primary responsibilities include teaching introductory and upper-level environmental science and biology courses with lectures and laboratories for roughly 16 contact hours per semester. Courses may include but are not limited to: Unity of Life, Diversity of Life, Conservation Biology, Introduction to Environmental Science, Entomology, Ecology, Anatomy & Physiology, Vertebrate Zoology, and Sustainability. Course development/refinement and lab prep are expected.


M.S. required, Ph.D. or ABD in Biological or Environmental Sciences preferred.

Candidates should provide a letter of interest, curriculum vitae, and contact information of three professional references to the Biological and Environmental Sciences Search Committee. Please contact the search committee chair, Dr. Kim Risley, at with any questions. Review of applications will begin immediately and will continue until the positions are filled.

These positions are required to complete assigned University compliance training as communicated by the University. The specific statements shown in each section of this description are not intended to be all-inclusive. They represent typical elements and criteria necessary to successfully perform the job. When requested, reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions of the job.

The University of Mount Union is an equal opportunity employer. The University prohibits discrimination on the basis of race, gender, gender identity or expression, sex, sexual orientation, religion, age, color, creed, national or ethnic origin, veteran status, marital or parental status, pregnancy, disability, or genetic information in student admissions, financial aid, educational or athletic programs, or employment as now or may hereafter be required by university policy and federal or state law.

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