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Lecturer in Earth & Environmental Sciences

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The Department of Earth & Planetary Sciences in the School of Arts & Sciences at Washington University in St. Louis invites applications for a full-time, teaching-track faculty position in Earth & Environmental Sciences to begin Fall 2023. The initial term of the appointment will be for one year with the possibility of renewal, pending successful review and budgetary factors.  Responsibilities include developing course materials and teaching or co-teaching introductory and advanced undergraduate courses on core concepts in Earth and environmental sciences. The successful candidate for this appointment will teach or co-teach three courses per semester in topics such as: Environmental Science; Climate and Climate Change; Surface Processes; Sedimentology & Stratigraphy; and Natural Resources. The lecturer will have the opportunity to propose relevant course offerings in their specialty to complement these themes. Additionally, the appointee will assume a variety of administrative responsibilities related to the undergraduate program, such as advising of majors and minors and assisting with annual departmental assessment.

We seek applicants with proven records of excellence in undergraduate teaching in Earth and Environmental science. Strong candidates will also have demonstrated interest in and evidence of pedagogical innovation. PhD in Earth Science, Environmental Science, or related field is required at the start of appointment.

Submit letter of application, current CV, a teaching statement regarding the candidate’s approach to, and experience in, teaching Earth and environmental science subjects, evidence of teaching excellence and pedagogical innovation (e.g., course syllabi, teaching demonstration, and/or teaching evaluations), and three letters of recommendation electronically through Interfolio (  Diversity and inclusion are core values at Washington University, and strong candidates will demonstrate the ability to create inclusive classrooms and environments in which a diverse array of students can learn and thrive. Questions about the position may be addressed to Professor Jeff Catalano, search committee chair, at Application review will begin on May 26, 2023 and continue until the search is concluded.


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