Senior Lecturer - Earth and Environmental Sciences

Location

Nashville, TN

Open Date

Oct 01, 2022

Description

This non-tenure track Senior Lecturer position presents an opportunity to join a productive and collegial department within a vibrant liberal arts college at a highly-ranked R1-research university. We seek an individual aimed at the highest standards of teaching who would be drawn to interact with a diverse, interdisciplinary group of faculty and students in Earth and Environmental Sciences and other related fields. In fall 2022, the College of Arts and Science launched a new interdisciplinary major in Climate Studies, and thus we seek applicants who are enthusiastic about contributing to this program. This position would begin in the fall semester of 2023. It is a renewable full-time position with an initial contractual period of three-years.

The successful candidate will contribute to the department’s teaching mission offering introductory and advanced Earth and Environmental Sciences classes, including some with a focus on the climate system. A willingness to teach a breadth of courses in the Earth and Environmental Sciences is required with an interest in developing new courses and a willingness contribute to shaping the department’s teaching curriculum.

Vanderbilt University and the Department of Earth and Environmental Sciences has a strong institutional commitment to recruiting and retaining an academically and culturally diverse community of faculty. Women and minority candidates are strongly encouraged to apply

Qualifications

A PhD, in hand no later than August 15, 2023, in Earth, Atmospheric, Oceanic Sciences, or related field is necessary. A foundation in climate science is preferred. Interest or experience with both modern and ancient earth systems through the lens of quantitative methods and physical processes is preferred. Successful candidates will have a strong record of teaching excellence, interest in pedagogy, and experience working with diverse students.

Application Instructions

Applications must include: 

  1. Full curriculum vitae
  2. A statement of teaching philosophy and interests specific to our program
  3. Teaching evaluations or other evidence of teaching effectiveness
  4. A statement that discusses both past efforts and future plans to enhance diversity, equity, and inclusion as well as how these are integrated into teaching. 
  5. Names of at least 3 references, including mail and email addresses and phone numbers. 

Review of applications will begin November 1, 2022 and will continue until the position is filled.

Equal Employment Opportunity Statement

In compliance with federal law, including the provisions of Title VI and Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964, Title IX of the Education Amendments of 1972, Sections 503 and 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973, the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) of 1990, the ADA Amendments Act of 2008, Executive Order 11246, the Vietnam Era Veterans Readjustment Assistance Act of 1974 as amended by the Jobs for Veterans Act, and the Uniformed Services Employment and Reemployment Rights Act, as amended, and the Genetic Information Nondiscrimination Act of 2008, Vanderbilt University does not discriminate against individuals on the basis of their race, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, religion, color, national or ethnic origin, age, disability, military service, covered veterans status, or genetic information in its administration of educational policies, programs, or activities; admissions policies; scholarship and loan programs; athletic or other university-administered programs; or employment. In addition, the university does not discriminate against individuals on the basis of their gender expression. Requests for information, inquiries or complaints should be directed to these offices: 

The Equal Opportunity and Access Office (EOA) receives all other complaints of discrimination, harassment, retaliation and requests for accommodations: Telephone 615-343-9336; email eeooinfo@vanderbilt.eduonline reporting form; additional information: https://www.vanderbilt.edu/eoa/

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