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Visiting Assistant Professor of Earth Sciences

The College of Wooster
Wooster, OH
Closing date
Jan 15, 2022

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Science, Earth Sciences
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The Department of Earth Sciences at The College of Wooster invites applications for a one-year visiting position at the level of Assistant Professor, beginning in August 2022. We are looking for a broadly trained Earth Scientist. Scholars with expertise (Ph.D.) in environmental geoscience or related fields are encouraged to apply (e.g. hydrology/hydrogeology, climate science, glaciology, oceanography, ocean-atmospheric-cryosphere interactions, physical geography, etc.). Expertise in GIS and experience working with diverse populations of students would also be especially desirable.

We are especially interested in hiring faculty who can contribute to the intellectual vibrancy and diversity of the academic community through their teaching, research, and service. The College of Wooster enrolls a diverse student body (24% domestic students of color and 17% international students); all applicants are expected to discuss their experience working with diverse student populations.

The successful candidate will teach introductory and advanced courses for both majors and non-majors in their specialty and will mentor students in our strong undergraduate research Independent Study program. We value candidates who can contribute to interdisciplinary programs connected with the Earth Sciences, such as Environmental Studies, Archaeology, and Statistical & Data Sciences. The Department also is highly engaged in the College's STEM Success Initiative and collaborates regularly with MiSTEM (minorities in STEM), so we welcome candidates who could contribute to these programs. Applicants may be interested in involvement in the Department's GeoPATHS project to engage early-career students.

Applicants should submit a letter of application, curriculum vitae, copies of unofficial graduate transcripts, diversity statement, teaching philosophy statement, research statement, and three reference letters through Interfolio. Use this link to apply: . The diversity statement should detail how the applicant has engaged and/or expects to engage with issues of diversity in the classroom and the curriculum, as well as on campus and in the broader community. Applications received by February 1, 2022, will receive full consideration. Questions about the search process or about Interfolio should be directed to Shelley Judge, Chair of Search Committee, at

The College of Wooster is an independent college of the liberal arts and sciences with a commitment to inclusive excellence in undergraduate education. We evaluate qualified applicants without regard to race, color, national origin, ancestry, sex, gender identity and expression, sexual orientation, physical and/or mental disability, age, religion, medical condition, veteran status, marital status, or any other characteristic protected by institutional policy, or by state, local, or federal law. All offers of employment are contingent upon completion of a criminal background check and verification of the legal right to work in the United States as required by federal law. Typically, the college is not able to sponsor H1 -B visas for visiting faculty. The College of Wooster is committed by policy and practice to diversity, equity and inclusion. For more information on our nondiscrimination policy

The Chronicle of Higher Education. Keywords: Assistant Professor, Location: Wooster, OH - 44691
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