The Department of Environmental Science and Studies at Washington College is looking to fill two or three adjunct teaching opportunities this fall. Please see below.
The Department of Environmental Science & Studies at Washington College, a small liberal arts college in the Chesapeake Bay watershed on Maryland’s Eastern Shore, invites applications for an adjunct faculty member to develop and teach an upper-level environmental science course with laboratory during the Fall 2022 semester. The course is titled “ENV 294: Advancing Environmental Science” and may be designed as an in-person course or a hybrid course with online/remote lectures and a Tuesday 3:30-6:30pm face-to-face laboratory. The course is capped at 16 students, and the prerequisite for the course is Introduction to Environmental Studies. While the content of the course can be tailored to the expertise of the adjunct faculty person, applicants who can provide students with experience in novel, hands-on field and/or data visualization techniques will be given preference. Areas of expertise that our students are particularly interested in include, but are not limited to, agriculture and sustainable food production, renewable energy, climate change, plants and fungi, and oceanography. Courses that can weave in concepts of environmental justice and equity through environmental science topics are encouraged.
The college’s 4700-acre River and Field Campus and research vessel present many different ecosystems and field experiences for inclusion in teaching efforts. The salary for teaching this course will be $6000 to be paid out in biweekly installments over the Fall 2022 semester. Applicants should have a MS or PhD in Environmental Science or related field. PhD candidates will also be considered. College-level teaching experience and use of inclusive pedagogy is preferred. Inquiries should be directed to Dr. Robin Van Meter, Chair of the Department of Environmental Science and Studies (firstname.lastname@example.org). Candidates should submit a cover letter with a brief description of their area of expertise to be used in developing this upper-level course, CV or resume, and the names and contact information for three professional references. Application review will begin on April 15, 2022.