Dickinson College invites applications for a one to two year Visiting Assistant Professor of Environmental Science position in the Environmental Studies Department, commencing July 1, 2024. There is a possibility to extend the position for a second year, following a teaching review. The successful candidate will have primary expertise in the natural sciences and a demonstrated interest in interdisciplinary human-environment interactions. Areas of interest include, but are not limited to, aquatic ecology, climate science, and conservation. The successful candidate will be expected to teach five Environmental Science credits each academic year in their area of expertise, with the possibility for one repetition. PhD required in Environmental Science or a related science field, such as Ecology. Advanced ABD may be considered. Dickinson College and the Environmental Studies Department value excellence in teaching and scholarship, and we believe in fostering an academic environment that is welcoming for faculty, students, and staff with a wide range of identities and backgrounds. The ability to create inclusive learning environments for an increasingly diverse student body will be an important characteristic of the successful candidate.
Dickinson College is a highly selective liberal arts college in South Central Pennsylvania with a national reputation for leadership in global and sustainability education. The Environmental Studies Department is one of the oldest and most broadly established in the nation, offering a wealth of research and co-curricular opportunities, including the Alliance for Aquatic Resource Monitoring, Dickinson College Farm, and the Center for Sustainability Education. The Department has strong relationships with the Food Studies and Health Studies Certificate programs.
Carlisle, PA has a population around 20,000; in recent years, it has repeatedly been voted among the best small towns in the US, best historic towns, and ‘most livable’ small towns. Traveling by car, it is 20 minutes from Harrisburg, PA, two hours from Baltimore, Washington, D.C., and Philadelphia, and three hours from New York City. Students, faculty, and staff often enjoy the food, art, entertainment, and cultural enrichment of these major hubs.
Dickinson College is committed to building a representative and diverse faculty, administrative staff, and student body. We strive to foster an inclusive community where members from all backgrounds can live, learn, and thrive together.
Interested candidates should apply for this position electronically via https://jobs.dickinson.edu. Review of applications will begin January 15, 2024, and continue until the position is filled.
Candidates should submit:
- Letter of interest
- Teaching statement that references the candidate’s teaching philosophy, experience, ability to teach Environmental Science courses, and commitment to Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion
- Contact details for three references (at least one speaking to teaching ability)