Full-time, one-year Visiting Assistant Professor in Environmental and Earth Sciences.
Description: The Department of Environmental and Earth Sciences (EES) seeks a broadly trained teacher and scholar whose teaching responsibilities will include: two sections of Introduction to Environmental Science, two upper-level electives (with lab) based on expertise, with preference given to Biogeography, Ecology, Forestry, Marine Sciences, GIS, and Natural Resources Policy, and advising 4-6 senior thesis projects.
Rank and Salary. Ph.D. required; ABD considered for an appointment at the rank of Visiting Instructor. Salary competitive.
About the Department: Our major is presented in the context of a liberal arts program and is designed to prepare our students for a variety of experiences including jobs with natural resources agencies, teaching, and graduate school as well as several forms of service such as conservation and humanitarian government and nongovernment organizations. EES majors take a core set of courses in both natural and social sciences, with a focus on one or the other at the upper level. All majors design and execute an original thesis project over the course of their senior year. We have four full-time faculty members and one whom we share with Latin American studies, and our training is in geology, physical geography & GIS, biogeography, human-environment interactions and environmental/natural resources policy and law. We collaborate with our students on a variety of projects including research on local agriculture and non-timber forest products, environmental geology, hydrology, archaeological geology, coastal processes, environmental policy, landscape change, sustainability, forest dynamics and history, and restoration ecology. Willamette Universitys Zena Forest provides our students and faculty with many curricular and co-curricular opportunities. To learn more about the department, faculty and students, please visit http://www.willamette.edu/cla/ees/
To apply: All materials must be submitted electronically as one PDF file to: email@example.com. Materials must include all of the following:
Letter of intent describing teaching interests, philosophy and background
Graduate and undergraduate transcripts (official)
Three letters of recommendation with full contact information (may be sent separately)
Evidence of teaching effectiveness
About Willamette: Willamette University, founded in 1842, is the oldest institution of higher education in the Far West and has offered a major in environmental science since the 1970s. Situated in Oregon's capital city, Willamette includes the College of Liberal Arts (approximately 2,000 students), and graduate programs in Education, Law, and Management. The university is committed to living out its motto Not unto ourselves alone are we born by incorporating the principles of sustainability, social justice, and action. Salem is located in the center of the picturesque Willamette Valley, approximately an hour's drive from the Pacific Coast, the Cascade Mountains, and the cities of Portland and Eugene. For more information about Willamette, visit our website at www.willamette.edu.
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