University of Massachusetts Lowell
Visiting Faculty Lecturer - Environmental Earth & Atmospheric Sciences
General Summary of Position:
The Department of Environmental, Earth and Atmospheric Sciences at the University of Massachusetts Lowell invites applications for a full-time Visiting Lecturer (Visiting Teaching Professor) to start in the Fall of 2022. The successful candidate is expected to be involved in coordination and instruction of courses for Environmental Science majors and service courses for other students across the University. Courses to be taught include Environmental Science, Geoscience, Atmospheric Science, and/or Sustainability, plus associated hands-on laboratories. The position includes service contributions to the Department and the University. The position is full time for one 9-month academic year, including benefits.
The University of Massachusetts Lowell:
Located about 25 miles northwest of Boston, Massachusetts, the University of Massachusetts Lowell is a research university with a national reputation in science, engineering, and technology. UMass Lowell is committed to educating students for lifelong success in a diverse world, and to conducting research and outreach activities that sustain the economic, environmental, and social health of the region. As a minority-serving institution, a major component of that initiative is to ensure that diversity and inclusion is in every aspect of our strategic plan. We seek a diverse and talented candidate pool to be part of our mission and achievements.
The Department of Environmental, Earth, and Atmospheric Sciences:
The Department of Environmental, Earth, and Atmospheric Sciences has 10 tenured and tenure-track faculty members, one full-time teaching faculty member, and several adjunct instructors serving nearly 150 BS students and 30 MS and PhD students. It offers BS degrees in Environmental Science (traditional and Geoscience options) and Atmospheric Science/Meteorology, and a new BA degree in Environmental Science – Sustainability option. At the graduate level, it offers a PhD program in Earth System Science and an MS in Environmental Studies with options in Atmospheric Science and Geoscience. The department has experienced substantial growth with several recent faculty hires and a 50% increase in undergraduate enrollments and over 75% increase in graduate enrollment over the last five years. The department takes a leadership role in UMass Lowell’s Climate Change Initiative and the Rist Institute for Sustainability and Energy. The Climate Change Initiative is a cross-disciplinary Research Center that brings together more than 35 faculty members from 18 academic departments committed to addressing climate change in their scholarly, instructional, and engagement work (https://www.uml.edu/research/climate-change/). The Rist Institute is the University’s center for hands-on research in sustainability, climate change, and renewable energy (https://www.uml.edu/sustainability/). Its goal is to create scalable blueprints for sustainability in communities throughout our region and across the world. More information about the Department can be found at https://www.uml.edu/sciences/eeas/
Minimum Qualifications (Required):
- Earned doctorate in environmental or natural science, geoscience, atmospheric science, sustainability, or a related discipline (must have at the time of application)
- Demonstrated record of course and laboratory instruction at the university level
- Experience in teaching environmental science, geoscience, and/or atmospheric science courses
- Demonstrated commitment to diversity, equity, and inclusion
- Preference will be given to candidates who can provide evidence of teaching excellence such as by student and/or supervisor evaluations
Special Instructions to Applicants:
Applications received by July 28, 2022, will receive full consideration. Review of applications will begin immediately and continue until the position is filled. However, the position may close when an adequate number of qualified applications is received. Women and under-represented minorities are strongly encouraged to apply. Thank you for considering the University of Massachusetts Lowell. We look forward to receiving your application.
Please include the following required documents with your application:
- Cover letter
- Teaching Statement/Philosophy including statement on Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion
- Evidence of teaching success (e.g., syllabus, course description, class evaluation) – please upload all evidence of teaching documents in one file.
- Names and contact information for three references will be required at the time of application.
The University of Massachusetts Lowell is committed to increasing diversity in its faculty, staff, and student populations, as well as curriculum and support programs, while promoting an inclusive environment. We seek candidates who can contribute to that goal and encourage you to apply and to identify your strengths in this area.
The University of Massachusetts Lowell is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action, Title IX employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, sex, color, religion, national origin, ancestry, age over 40, protected veteran status, disability, sexual orientation, gender identity/expression, marital status, or other protected class.