Visiting Assistant Professor of Earth and Oceanographic Science

Bowdoin College, Brunswick, ME
Mar 25, 2019
Apr 24, 2019
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The Bowdoin College Department of Earth and Oceanographic Science invites applications for a two-year full-time visiting assistant professor to begin July 1, 2019. Ph.D. required by the time of appointment. The selected applicant will normally teach four courses per year. Teaching responsibilities will emphasize intermediate to advanced courses in earth surface process disciplines and also may include introductory or non-majors courses. Two courses will have weekly laboratory sections. Expertise might include sedimentary systems, geomorphology, hydrogeology, glaciology, stratigraphy, basin analysis, petroleum geology, or remote sensing. Opportunities exist to mentor undergraduate students in honors and independent-study research. The College’s location along the Maine coast, including proximity to salt marsh and other sedimentary systems, and glacial history provide excellent opportunities for teaching and research. Department facilities include mineral, rock, and fossil collections, rock saws, petrographic microscopes, augmented reality sandbox, stream table, and SEM with CL/EDS/EBSD capabilities. For more information, please visit

Bowdoin welcomes applications from candidates committed to the instruction and support of a diverse student population and those who will enrich and contribute to the College’s ethnic and cultural diversity. We value a community in which students of all backgrounds are warmly welcomed and encouraged to succeed. In your application materials, we encourage you to address how your teaching, scholarship, and/or mentorship may support our commitment to diversity and inclusion.

Bowdoin College accepts only electronic applications. Please submit a c.v., a letter of application that includes a statement of teaching philosophy, sample syllabi for courses, and the names and contact information for three references who have agreed to provide letters of recommendation.
Review of applications will begin on April 15, 2019.

Founded on the Maine coast in 1794, Bowdoin is one of the oldest and most selective coeducational, residential liberal arts colleges in the country. Located in Brunswick, Maine, a 30-minute drive north of Portland, the College is in an area rich with natural beauty and year-round outdoor activities. Bowdoin’s reputation rests on the excellence of its faculty and students, its strong sense of community, and its commitment to diversity (31.5% students of color, 5% international students and approximately 15% first-generation college students). Bowdoin College complies with applicable provisions of federal and state laws that prohibit unlawful discrimination in employment, admission, or access to its educational or extracurricular programs, activities, or facilities based on race, color, ethnicity, ancestry and national origin, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity and/or expression, age, marital status, place of birth, genetic predisposition, veteran status, or against qualified individuals with physical or mental disabilities on the basis of disability, or any other legally protected statuses. For further information about the College please visit our website: