Profesor de etnobiología en la Organización de Estudios Tropicales (Costa Rica) ~

15 de junio de 2016

Profesor de etnobiología en la Organización de Estudios Tropicales (Costa Rica)

The Resident Professor with the OTS Tropical Diseases, Environmental Change and Human Health Undergraduate Semester Abroad Program in Costa Rica will be teaching a field-based program designed to 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, and will be responsible for teaching aspects of the Ethnobiology, and Research Practicum courses.

This resident professor is responsible for leading the 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. 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. The position is based in Costa Rica, and requires a commitment of 18 weeks in Costa Rica with 13 weeks in the field and 5 weeks in the OTS office in San Jose during each semester (Spring and Fall).


· 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. Applications may also be sent electronically to

This position will remain open until it is filled.

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