Visiting Lecturer in Environmental Studies / Geosciences

Wellesley, Massachusetts
Feb 19, 2021
Mar 21, 2021
Field of specialization
Environmental, Geological
Work Function
Job Type
Full time

Visiting Lecturer in Environmental Studies and Geosciences Departments

The Environmental Studies and Geosciences Departments at Wellesley College invite applications for a two-year position as a Visiting Lecturer to begin Fall 2021 (with the possibility of renewal). The person in this position will be expected to teach gateway introductory courses for the Environmental Studies and Geosciences Departments with content areas focusing on environmental science, climate, and physical geosciences and some upper-level courses.

Interdisciplinary training in earth and environmental sciences, prior teaching experience, and mentoring undergraduate research are all valued. The person hired will be jointly appointed in the Environmental Studies and the Geosciences Departments, with opportunities to be actively engaged in these overlapping communities. The candidate will have access to conference travel funding and internal funding to support their own research and engage student researchers. Successful applicants will have a PhD in a field related to environmental science and/or geosciences (although applicants who are ABD at the time of application will be considered).

This is an exciting time to be joining the ES and GEOS departments at Wellesley. In spring 2022, Wellesley College is opening a newly renovated science center, which will include state-of-the-art laboratories, innovative teaching spaces, and the new Frost Center for the Environment, an interdisciplinary hub focused on creating an inclusive and dynamic space for the study of the environment.

Wellesley is a highly selective liberal arts college for women, dedicated to building a diverse and inclusive academic community. We strongly encourage applications from candidates who can demonstrate through their teaching, research, and service that they can contribute to this goal. Familiarity with, and experience using, pedagogical methods that enable students across all racial, ethnic, and socio-economic groups to reach their maximum potential will be considered a valuable additional qualification. Wellesley College is located twelve miles west of Boston in Wellesley, Massachusetts.

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Applications should include a cover letter addressed to Professors Jay Turner and Dan Brabander, a curriculum vitae, graduate school transcript (an unofficial copy is fine), a teaching statement and evidence of teaching effectiveness (such as teaching evaluations or a teaching portfolio), and three references. PhD required by time of employment. Materials should be submitted through the online application system at Review of applications will begin on March 1st, 2021 and continue until the position is filled.

Wellesley College is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer, and we are committed to increasing the diversity of the college community and the curriculum. Candidates who believe they can contribute to that goal are encouraged to apply.