The Environmental Science Department at Washington College invites applications for a Visiting Assistant Professor in Environmental Science to begin in August of 2022.



Washington College has a tradition of excellent undergraduate teaching. This appointment is for one year with expectation for re-appointment up to 3 years, contingent upon performance. A typical course load consists of two lectures and two labs each semester during the academic year (3/3 load). Teaching values in the department include a commitment to rigorous and inclusive, experiential environmental education, development of innovative courses and the potential for engaging students both within and outside the classroom, including mentoring senior thesis students and contributing to departmental service, where appropriate. The college’s 4700-acre River and Field Campus and research vessel present many different ecosystems for inclusion in teaching and/or undergraduate research opportunities.



Qualified candidates must have a Ph.D. in Environmental Science or closely related discipline. Ability to contribute to our curriculum through teaching introductory environmental science and/or earth science courses with lab and developing and teaching an upper-level environmental science class with lab each semester is desired. Scholars who can bring expertise in one of many areas of interest to our students, including but not limited to agriculture, renewable energies, climate change, oceanography, etc., and who might also employ data visualization techniques such as GIS or modeling will be given preference.



Candidates wishing consideration need to submit all the following application materials: (1) a cover letter, (2) CV, (3) statement of teaching philosophy, (4) statement of how they incorporate equity, diversity, and inclusion in their teaching, and (5) minimally names of three professional references with contact information. For assured consideration, application materials must be received no later than midnight, May 18, 2022 through the college’s employment portal:

Inquiries regarding this appointment can be directed to Dr. Robin Van Meter, Chair of the Department of Environmental Science and Studies.



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