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Assistant Professor of Environmental Science (Tenure-Track)

The Department of Environmental Science and Studies at Washington College invites applications for a tenure-track position at the Assistant Professor level in Environmental Science starting in August 2023. A successful candidate must show promise in both undergraduate teaching and environmental science research. Tenure expectations include teaching excellence, a pattern of productive scholarship leading to peer-reviewed publication, and effective participation in the shared governance of the College.

Founded in 1782, Washington College is a selective liberal arts institution located in Chestertown, Maryland on a major tributary of the Chesapeake Bay. The Environmental Science and Studies Department leads a vibrant and growing multidisciplinary program with over one hundred majors, six faculty members and numerous curricular and co-curricular experiential learning opportunities for students. A typical course load consists of two lectures and two labs each semester during the academic year. Faculty have access to the college’s 4700-acre River and Field Campus and research vessels for teaching and research.


Qualified candidates must have a Ph.D. in Environmental Science or a closely related discipline with expertise in environmental physical sciences. Appropriate fields include but are not limited to geology, atmospheric science, oceanography, climate science, and hydrology. Expertise in geospatial analysis is also desired. Candidates with a research application or interest in environmental justice are encouraged to apply.

How to Apply

Applicants must submit all the following application materials: (1) a cover letter indicating how the candidate will complement or expand the existing program, (2) a CV, (3) a written narrative, not to exceed three pages, that describes the candidate’s teaching philosophy, research interests, and the ways in which the candidate promotes diversity, equity and inclusion through their teaching, mentoring, and/or outreach and (4) names of three professional references with contact information. Review of applications will begin on December 9, 2022. Application materials must be submitted through the college’s employment portal:

For assistance accessing our online applicant portal, contact Human Resources at

EEO Statement & Title IX

Washington College values diversity within our students, faculty, and staff, and strives to recruit, develop, and retain the most talented people. Washington College does not discriminate in employment on the basis of race, color, creed, religion, sex, sexual orientation, transgender status, gender identity, age, national origin, disability, veteran status, or any other legally protected status in accordance with applicable federal, state and/or local laws. We particularly encourage members of historically underrepresented groups, veterans, individuals with disabilities, and others who demonstrate the ability to help us achieve our vision of a diverse and inclusive community to apply for this position. For information on Washington College’s Title IX compliance, please visit

Other Information

Employment is contingent upon completion of a successful background check and establishment of identity and verification of employment eligibility as required by the Immigration Reform and Control Act of 1986. It is the policy of Washington College to provide reasonable accommodations. If you require any accommodations to participate in any part of the hiring process, please contact

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