Visiting Assistant Professor of Earth and Environmental Sciences

Guilford College

Greensboro, NC, USA 🇺🇸

Position Information

TitleVisiting Assistant Professor of Earth and Environmental Sciences
DepartmentEnvironmental and Sustainability Studies
Posting NumberF00089
Full or Part TimeFull Time
Faculty StatusNon-Tenure Track
Hiring Range$40,000.00 – $52,000.00
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Position SummaryThe Department of Environmental and Sustainability Studies invites applications for a full-time visiting assistant professor position beginning in the fall of 2023. This is a two-year position with the potential to be renewed. We seek a person with broad interests and versatility in the earth and environmental sciences and a strong commitment to undergraduate teaching in a liberal arts institution. Guilford College, founded by the Society of Friends, emphasizes student-centered learning and interdisciplinary study; thus the successful candidate will collaborate well with undergraduates, enjoy interdisciplinary teaching, and be willing to work with faculty and students in other fields.

The Department of Environmental and Sustainability Studies is a growing department focused on the relationship between human beings and the non-human environment, food systems, and environmental justice. We integrate approaches from the natural sciences, social sciences, and other academic areas. The college has a significant rock and fossil collection, a dedicated student research lab with fume hood and instrumentation, and extensive field and lab equipment and teaching tools.

The successful candidate will be an earth scientist able to teach an introductory Environmental Science course, an introductory earth science course for non-majors, and several of the following courses:
-Climate Change and/or Carbon Cycles
-Hydrology (or Water Resources)Soil Science
-Energy and the EnvironmentAtmospheric Science

Duties and Responsibilities:
-Teach a full load of courses in fall and spring semesters. This is normally three courses per semester. Lab courses count as one and a half course.
-Support departmental projects and activities
-Assist students in education and research

Minimum Qualifications:
-Ph.D. or ABD in one of the earth sciences or a closely related environmental science
-Ability to teach introductory and advanced courses and labs

**Required documents to be uploaded to “other requested documents”:
– three references
– teaching philosophy

Review of applications will begin January 16, 2023.

Guilford College requires proof of full vaccination with an FDA approved or authorized COVID-19 vaccine for all positions posted on or after September 1, 2021. Guilford College requires that you provide satisfactory proof of full vaccination status to Human Resources within three (3) days of your hire date. You must also maintain full COVID-19 vaccination status, as classified by the CDC, during your employment at Guilford College. Consistent with federal, state and local law, Guilford College will consider accommodations for disability and religious based reasons unless providing an accommodation would result in an undue hardship to the College.
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Guilford College does not discriminate on the basis of sex/gender, age, race, color, creed, religion, national origin, sexual orientation, gender identity, disability, genetic information, military status, veteran status, or any other protected category under applicable local, state or federal law, ordinance or regulation. The prohibition on discrimination applies to any and all educational program or activities that Guilford College operates, including but not limited to admissions policies; educational programs; scholarships, loans, and other financial aid; and athletic and other school-administered programs, services, and activities. The prohibition on discrimination also applies to applicants or employees with respect to employment.

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About the College: *Founded in 1837 by the Religious Society of Friends
(Quakers), Guilford College is a selective four-year liberal arts college
located on a 335-acre campus in Greensboro, NC. Known for its challenging,
socially engaged programs in the arts, humanities, business, policy, and
sport studies, social sciences, natural science and mathematics, Guilford
is an intentionally diverse, inclusive community where students and faculty
collaborate critically and creatively to address complex issues and
problems with an emphasis on interdisciplinary perspectives.

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