Overview

Beacon College was the first undergraduate institution in the United States accredited to award bachelor degrees exclusively to students with learning disabilities and/or ADHD. We are committed to student success, offering academic and personal support services that help each student achieve his/her life goals. Beacon College is a growing community that is welcoming, accepting, and supportive of each community member. Set in the historic downtown of Leesburg, Florida, amidst beautiful lakes, Beacon College is close to Orlando and within an easy drive of many other points of interest in Florida. The Humanities Major is currently recruiting for a faculty member to teach anthrozoology courses. We seek a dedicated hands-on instructor who is willing to work one-on-one and in group classroom setting.

The Instructor provides direct instruction and hands on learning to create an engaging educational environment, monitors and assesses student learning outcomes, provides substantive feedback, working collaboratively with faculty and staff to enhance instruction, curriculum, and learning support. Workload consists of five fall, five spring, and one four week summer course, as well as participating in service to the community and assisting in the care of a live animal collection. The Instructor will be responsible for teaching courses within the Anthrozoology major as well as the general education science course required for graduation (Florida Ecology and Conservation). The exact courses will be determined by Program Coordinator. There is the possibility of appointment as an Assistant Professor depending on credentials and experience.

Qualifications: M.S. with Anthrozoology major required, Ph.D. or Ed.D. preferred. Requires professional experience working in a field related to Anthrozoology (conservation/environmental education, animal behavior, animal sheltering, animal care, etc.). The ideal candidate will have experience teaching courses designed for improving student skill and knowledge required for professional employment. Candidate must be dedicated to our student population. Must use hands-on, direct instruction in classroom and one-on-one settings. Willingness to employ research centered practices for teaching students with a learning disability and a high patience level required. Experience teaching students with learning disabilities and ADHD preferred.

Application: Candidates should apply with a cover letter, CV, unofficial transcripts of highest degree awarded, a statement of teaching philosophy, and contact information for three references to: the Director of Human Resources and Risk Management E-mail submissions are preferred and can be sent to: employment@beaconcollege.edu.

Beacon College offers a competitive salary, a comprehensive benefit program and rewarding employment in a growing educational community.