Visiting Assistant Professor, Environmental Studies Progrram

  • Goucher College
  • Baltimore, MD
  • Jun 01, 2021
Full time Environmental Studies

Job Description


Company Description:

Named one of the top 10 most innovative colleges in the country by U.S. News & World Report, Goucher College has also been recognized as a College that Changes Lives. Located in Baltimore, Maryland, Goucher is a private, coed, liberal arts college dedicated to teaching students to be complex problem solvers who are prepared for the jobs of the future. A Goucher education focuses on creating lifelong learners through an interdisciplinary, international education that requires 100% of students to study abroad.

Job Description:

The Environmental Studies Program at Goucher College invites applications for a one-year (possibly renewable) Visiting Assistant Professor, beginning in August 2021, focused on the scientific dimensions of environmental problems. The program at Goucher is interdisciplinary, and we seek candidates who can help students foster their collaborative skills across disciplinary lines. We seek an enthusiastic, student-oriented colleague with demonstrated potential for excellence in undergraduate teaching. The ideal candidate will have completed coursework as well as research that uses scientific approaches to address environmental problems. We are particularly interested in candidates who can deepen our students' understanding of the interactions between humans and natural systems through active and experiential learning techniques in laboratory- and field-based environmental studies courses. Teaching responsibilities include an introductory environmental science lecture and laboratory course, applied statistics, an upper-level elective on a specific science-based topic, and a problem-based course that strengthens non-science students' ability to understand and apply the Scientific Method. In addition, we seek a colleague who will mentor undergraduate students in their interdisciplinary capstone research projects. The teaching load is 24 credits, and Goucher is planning for in-person classes in AY 2021-2022.


Position Requirements

  • Ph.D. in environmental science or closely related scientific discipline before the time of appointment
  • Demonstrated practice with active and experiential learning and pedagogical techniques within a diverse undergraduate population
  • Demonstrated commitment to an interdisciplinary approach to understanding environmental issues
  • Demonstrated commitment to fostering student capacity for interdisciplinary interaction

Additional Information:

If this sounds like an interesting opportunity, and if you are innovative and open to change, we would love to hear from you!

Goucher College is committed to increasing the diversity of our community and seeks applicants dedicated to applying principles of equity and inclusion in all areas of the campus community.

Application Instructions:

Interested candidates should submit the following materials:

  • A curriculum vitae
  • A cover letter that contextualizes the candidate's research and teaching interests and that illustrates the use of active and experiential learning and pedagogical techniques.
  • A statement of teaching philosophy, explaining the candidate's commitment to an interdisciplinary approach to understanding environmental issues, and any evidence of teaching effectiveness
  • A statement on commitment to diversity, equity, and inclusion. This statement should demonstrate the candidate's ability to work across diverse groups and contribute to inclusivity in the campus community

Contact information for three references. Recommendation letters will be solicited if selected for an interview.
Graduate transcripts (unofficial ones will be accepted at the time of application, but official transcripts must be provided at the time of hire.)

Candidates should submit their materials via The review of applications will begin on May 23, 2021 and will continue until the position is filled. Questions should be directed to Germn Mora, Associate Professor of Environmental Studies.

Goucher College is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

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