The Department of Environmental Science and Studies at Washington College invites applications for a one year Visiting Assistant Professor (VAP) or Lecturer in Environmental Science starting in August 2023. A successful VAP must have a Ph.D. in Environmental Science or related discipline and a successful lecturer must have a M.S. in Environmental Science or related discipline. The successful candidate will contribute to our curriculum through teaching introductory environmental science laboratories and teaching existing or developing novel upper-level environmental science classes with labs. Candidates should demonstrate a commitment to rigorous and inclusive, experiential environmental education; the ability to develop 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. Scholars who can bring expertise related to ecology or environmental biology will be given preference. A successful candidate must show promise in undergraduate teaching.
Founded in 1782, Washington College is a selective liberal arts institution located in Chestertown, Maryland on a major tributary of the Chesapeake Bay. The Environmental Science and Studies Department leads a vibrant and growing multidisciplinary program with over one hundred majors, seven faculty members and numerous curricular and co-curricular experiential learning opportunities for students. A typical course load is a combination of lectures and labs that add to a 3:3 teaching load each semester during the academic year. Lectures count as a full course and labs count as 50% of a course. Faculty have access to the college’s 4700-acre River and Field Campus and research vessels for teaching.
VAP: Qualified candidates must have a Ph.D. in Environmental Science or a closely related discipline with expertise in ecology or environmental biology.
Lecturer: Qualified candidates must have a M.S. in Environmental Science or a closely related discipline with expertise in ecology or environmental biology.
How to Apply
Applicants must submit all of the following application materials through the college online portal: (1) a cover letter indicating the environmental science upper-level courses that could be contributed by the candidate, (2) a CV, (3) a written narrative, not to exceed two pages, that describes the candidate’s teaching philosophy and the ways in which the candidate envisions promoting diversity, equity and inclusion through their teaching and mentoring, (4) names of three professional references with contact information. Review of applications will begin immediately. Application materials must be submitted through the college’s employment portal: https://www.paycomonline.net/v4/ats/web.php/jobs/ViewJobDetails?job=9352&clientkey=DA71CF6827C59F768030B3905BDF8A6A