The Center for Engaged Learning Abroad (CELA) is seeking a wildlife veterinarian to teach a field course on Wildlife Health, Conservation and Biology in Belize in the winter of 2018/19. The course, offered from Dec. 26 to Jan. 7, 2019, is given at the Belize Zoo as well as other field sites in Belize and has a local naturalist as a field assistant. The course is also offered several times in the summer. Students are undergraduate students in pre-vet programs and in conservation biology.
The candidate will work with the current syllabus (online on CELA's website), deliver lectures, oversee clinical/field activities, work with animal management staff at the Belize Zoo to provide veterinary assistance, and be overall responsible for the course. Classes are small (9-12), two weeks in length, and the focus is on hands-on experiential learning. The successful candidate will love teaching undergraduate students, relate well to both pre-vet and conservation biology students, be flexible and adaptable and able to cope with field conditions in a tropical environment. Preference will be given to candidates who have the flexibility to return annually and consider joint research projects with Belizean researchers.
Send resume and letter of introduction.
Valid driver's license
Current veterinary license
Additional Salary Information: Round trip airfare, accommodation and expenses in Belize, Temp Vet licence for Bz and honorarium
About Center for Engaged Learning Abroad
The Center for Engaged Learning Abroad (CELA) is a Belize organization that provides undergraduate and veterinary students with the opportunity to study abroad in Belize. We partner with communities to build a better understanding of Belize's rich cultures and biodiversity by providing high quality, relevant, dynamic, socially responsible and academically challenging educational experiences. CELA offers courses and internships in animal science and supports faculty-led student trips.