The Organization for Tropical Studies (OTS) is seeking applicants for the position of Resident Professor with the OTS Global Health Undergraduate Semester Abroad Program in Costa Rica. This is a field-based program designed to provide undergraduate students with outstanding training in tropical medicine, public health, ethnobiology, research abilities, community work, and Spanish Language and Culture. More information about the program can be found here:
Successful applicants will work closely with the Education Director, Undergraduate Programs Coordinator, and other Resident Professors in curriculum design and implementation, and will be responsible for teaching aspects of the Public Health, Ethnobiology, and Research Practicum courses.
He/she will be responsible for leading the Research Practicum course, teach statistics and research design, thus should be comfortable with developing and conducting short research projects with students in the field and in the community.
Ideal candidates will have a background in anthropology and/or social science with a focus on public health, or in microbiology or epidemiology, such that they could complement the expertise of the other resident professors in public health and ethnobiology. The position is based in Costa Rica, and requires a commitment of 18 weeks in Costa Rica where 13 will be in the field and the rest in OTS offices during each of two (Spring and Fall). This is a full-time position with a required commitment of at least one year. Any questions about the position should be directed to firstname.lastname@example.org<mailto:email@example.com>. We follow Duke University quality control in all aspects; henceforth, good teaching skills are a must.
* Ph.D. in Anthropology, Public or International Health, Microbiology, or Epidemiology 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 public health and ethnobiology
* 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 16-18 weeks, twice a year, in Costa Rica
* Comfortable with living in close quarters with students and faculty at field stations around Costa Rica
Application deadline: Open enrollment.
Anticipated start date: Until successful applicant found.
To apply: Submit the following materials: cover letter describing your interest and fit for the position, CV, statement of teaching philosophy, statement of research interests, and 3 references. Electronic applications are preferred and may be submitted online via the OTS website: http://www.ots.ac.cr. Applications may also be sent electronically to firstname.lastname@example.org<mailto:email@example.com>.
Graduate Education Department
Organization for Tropical Studies
San Pedro, Costa Rica. 676-2050
(506) 2524-0607 ext. 1511