Washington College, a highly selective liberal arts college in the Chesapeake Bay watershed on Maryland’s Eastern Shore, invites applications for a tenure track position in environmental science, to begin in August of 2018. We seek a scientist with expertise in the study of the resiliency of coastal systems whose course offerings, pedagogical approaches, and student-faculty research are well positioned to expand our ties of our curriculum to the natural local and global environment through an interdisciplinary course of study. Candidates with backgrounds in coastal systems science related to biology, physics, and/or chemistry are encouraged to apply. The hiring effort is part of the expansion of the recently created Department of Environmental Science and Studies at Washington College and will contribute to achieving the College’s goal of becoming a leader in the interdisciplinary study of the environment, as articulated in its strategic plan.
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. 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. The successful candidate will develop upper-level classes in their area of expertise, as well as contribute to the foundational introductory course, and to the college-wide first-year seminar program (FYS) on a topic of their interest. For more information about the FYS program, see https://www.washcoll.edu/academics/writing/first-year-seminar/ . The successful candidate should be able to engage students in original research.
[Not yet filled] The deadline for applications is November 12, 2017, and the position will be filled as soon thereafter as possible. Candidates should submit a cover letter, CV, statements of teaching philosophy and research interests, and the names of four professional references through our online portal Consensus, at https://highereddecisions.com/wcm/current_vacancies.asp . If you have more than one document you would like to include under “Other Documentation,” please combine into one Word (.doc) or PDF file and upload under “Attach Other Document.” Inquiries should be directed to Professor Leslie Sherman, co-chair of the Department of Environmental Science and Studies ( [email protected] ).