Washington College, a selective liberal arts college in the Chesapeake Bay watershed on Maryland’s Eastern Shore, invites applications for a one year visiting assistant professor in environmental science to begin in August of 2017. Candidates must have a Ph.D. in environmental science or related discipline and must have the capacity to contribute to an interdisciplinary curriculum in environmental education. We seek an environmental scientist who can teach our introductory earth science class with lab, contribute to other introductory environmental science labs, and teach two upper level environmental science classes in their area of expertise over two semesters. The visiting assistant professor will also serve an integral role within the department by mentoring senior environmental science and studies majors as they work on their capstone projects.
Washington College has a tradition of excellent undergraduate teaching. Candidates are expected to demonstrate the potential for engaging students both within and outside the classroom. Preference will be given to applicants whose teaching is well suited for taking advantage of Washington College’s unique natural setting in rural Maryland on a major tributary of Chesapeake Bay. Teaching experience at the college level is preferred. Inquiries should be directed to Professor Leslie Sherman, Co-chair of the Department of Environmental Science and Studies ([email protected]). Candidates should submit a cover letter, CV, statement of teaching philosophy, and the names of three professional references to our on-line portal. https://highereddecisions.com/wcm/current_vacancies.asp. We expect to fill the position by May 31st.