Teaching Fellows

Operation Wallacea


Volunteer • Full Time

jobs.opwall.com s.courtneyjones@opwall.com Dr. Stephanie K. Courtney Jones

Sectors: conservation & wildlife, environmental education, ecology

Closing date: Not specified, apply soon!

Operation Wallacea invites applications for Teaching Fellows for the 2018 Indonesia expedition. We seek four individuals with exceptional potential as a scholar and teacher who can contribute to our conservation research and educational programme.

To contribute and broaden our teaching and research programme, we seek a Teaching Fellow in Ecology and Conservation Biology. We seek highly qualified candidates who will broaden the scope of expertise on the research expedition with specialisations in ecology, ornithology, herpetology, botany or zoology. The successful candidate will assist in the development and delivery of a series of lectures on ecology, conservation biology and within their area of expertise for undergraduate and school students. A PhD in a field related to ecology or conservation biology is required.

Teaching responsibilities will include delivery of lectures on ecology and conservation biology, running practicals in survey methodologies and techniques at the undergraduate level and assistance with biodiversity and habitat surveys. This is a short-term appointment for a 6 – 8-week research expedition within the months of June and early August.

In return, successful applicants receive in-kind contributions including full accommodation and food onsite, networking and skills development, flight bursaries for more experienced candidates, and of course the opportunity to contribute towards long-term conservation efforts.

Requirements: the successful candidate will possess a PhD (or completed by May 2018) and have the training and background in delivering content on ecology and conservation biology. Training and experience working in remote locations is essential, and experience in biodiversity surveys is preferred. Preference will be given to candidates with promising research programmes and we are especially interested in candidates whose research will contribute to the existing research programme in place.

Please email a single PDF application to Dr. Stephanie K. Courtney Jones, (s.courtneyjones@opwall.com). Please include “Opwall – Teaching Fellow 2018 application” as the subject line of the email. Review of application materials is underway, and will continue until the positions are filled.

The application should include a brief letter of application indicating your interest and suitability, a statement of teaching philosophy to include brief descriptions of two or three additional lectures the candidate is able to offer, a statement of research experience and plans, curriculum vitae, publication list and official transcripts. The names and contact information for at least two referees are required and must be included. Referees will be contacted directly by the search committee and may be asked to submit confidential letters of recommendation to complete the application process.

Operation Wallacea is a network of academics from European and North American universities who design and implement biodiversity and conservation management research programmes across 15 research sites worldwide. Operation Wallacea values dynamic and diverse staff who are committed to teaching, scholarship and conservation. For a more detailed position description or queries, please contact Dr. Stephanie K. Courtney Jones, Lead Scientist (s.courtneyjones@opwall.com).

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