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Resident Professor in Undergraduate Program: Ecology of Tropical Diseases (description of disease and behavior of disease in individuals, populations and communities, Zoonosis, Ecology of Disease Vectors), Research Practicum and Ethics

The Resident Professor with the OTS Tropical Diseases, Environmental Change and Human Health Undergraduate Study Abroad Program in Costa Rica will be part of a field-based teaching team. This team will provide undergraduate students with outstanding training in the ecology and behavior of tropical diseases, environmental change, human health, ethnobiology, research abilities, community work, and Spanish Language and Culture. He or she will work closely with the Education Director, Undergraduate Programs Coordinator, and other Resident Professors in curriculum design and implementation. Particularly, will be responsible for teaching aspects of the Tropical Diseases, Environmental Change and Human Health, and Research Practicum courses.

This resident professor is responsible for leading the Tropical Diseases, Environmental Change and Human Health course specifically on the aspects related to the ecology of the diseases and their vectors. In addition, he or she will participate in the Research Practicum course, teaching statistics and research design, and thus should be comfortable with developing and conducting short research projects with students in the field and in the community. The resident professor will also be part of giving lectures in the area of tropical disease ecology and work with the rest of the semester team to define hands-on experience activities in the field, maintain the safety measures and implement emergency protocols when needed.

He or she is based in Costa Rica, and it is a full-time position. A commitment of at least four semesters is desired.

Qualifications:

  • Ph.D. in Biology, Ecology, Tropical Medicin, Microbiology with professional teaching and research experience in tropical diseases.
  • A strong interest in team teaching and interdisciplinary collaboration.
  • A strong background in experimental design and statistical analysis in projects related to tropical diseases, ecology of vectors, zoonosis.
  • Experience in field-based education and hands-on experiential teaching a plus.
  • Experience working in Latin America, especially in Costa Rica, a plus.
  • Excellent bilingual (English/Spanish) communication skills
  • Ability to work a flexible schedule and spend 9-11 weeks in the field, twice a year with the students.
  • Comfortable with living in close quarters with students and faculty at field stations around Costa Rica

To apply:

Please submit the following materials in a single pdf document via the OTS website: cover letter describing your interest and fit for the position, CV, statement of teaching philosophy, statement of research interests, and 3 references.

This position will remain open until it is filled.

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Resident Professor in Undergraduate Program: Introduction to Tropical Ethnobiology and Research

The Resident Professor with the OTS Tropical Diseases, Environmental Change and Human Health Undergraduate Study Abroad Program in Costa Rica will be part of a field-based teaching team. This team will provide undergraduate students with outstanding training in the ecology and behavior of tropical diseases, environmental change, human health, ethnobiology, research abilities, community work, and Spanish Language and Culture. He or she will work closely with the Education Director, Undergraduate Programs Coordinator, and other Resident Professors in curriculum design and implementation. Particularly, will be responsible for teaching aspects of the Ethnobiology, and Research Practicum courses.

This resident professor is responsible for leading the Tropical Ethnobiology course and assisting with teaching the Research Practicum course; thus should be comfortable with developing and guiding short but rigorous research projects with students in the field and in the community. In addition, he or she will participate in the Research Practicum course, teaching statistics and research design, and thus should be comfortable with developing and conducting short research projects with students in the field and in the community. The resident professor will also be part of giving lectures in the area of tropical ethnobiology and work with the rest of the semester team to define hands-on experience activities in the field, maintain the safety measures and implement emergency protocols when needed.

Ideal candidates will have a background in ethnobiology or a related field, such that they could complement the expertise of the other resident professors in tropical medicine and environmental change.

He or she is based in Costa Rica, and it is a full-time position. A commitment of at least four semesters is desired.

Qualifications:

  • MSc or Ph.D. in Ethnobiology with professional research experience in the tropics
  • A strong interest in team teaching and interdisciplinary collaboration
  • A strong background in experimental design and statistical analysis in projects related to ethnobiology (plants, fungi, insects, mammals, human culture, etc.)
  • Experience in field-based education and hands-on experiential teaching
  • Experience working in Latin America, especially in Costa Rica, a plus
  • Excellent bilingual (English/Spanish) communication skills
  • Ability to work a flexible schedule and spend 10 weeks in the field. Be willing to move to Costa Rica.

To apply:

Please submit the following materials in a single pdf document via the OTS website: cover letter describing your interest and fit for the position, CV, statement of teaching philosophy, statement of research interests, and 3 references.

This position will remain open until it is filled.

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Last Updated ( 06/05/17 )
 
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