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TT Assistant Professor of Natural Sciences (Environmental Studies)

Posted on Nov 13, 2018 by Wofford College

Spartanburg, SC 29303
8 Nov 2018
Annual Salary
TT Assistant Professor of Natural Sciences (Environmental Studies) The Environmental Studies Department at Wofford College seeks a
natural scientist to join our multidisciplinary team of faculty as
a tenure-track Assistant Professor. Candidates should have a Ph.D.
awarded by September 2019 when the position begins. Applicants
with expertise in climate systems, natural resources, or ecology
are particularly welcomed. Candidates are expected to be
teacher-scholars with a high aptitude and interest in undergraduate
teaching, a commitment to the liberal arts, and a desire to involve
undergraduates in scholarship. The teaching load includes 2
4-credit field/laboratory courses each semester and a 4-week
January focused-study Interim term.
The successful candidate will teach an introductory Earth
Systems science course, a course focused on quantitative methods
and models in Environmental Studies (including GIS), and upper
level courses within their specialty area. All department faculty
teach our interdisciplinary introductory seminar, capstone courses,
and senior seminar from time to time, and we mentor a range of
senior capstone projects that reflect the diverse interests of
environmental studies students.
The new faculty member will actively engage in the department's
valued tradition of field studies and experiential education.
Demonstrated experience and enthusiasm for interdisciplinary
teaching and research will be valued in the search process. The
ideal candidate will also embrace the collaborative spirit that
characterizes the college.
Our Environmental Studies Department provides the foundation for
students to address the complex environmental problems of their
generation, recognizing that approaches from the humanities and
arts, natural sciences and social sciences are all needed for
effective local, regional and global change. Field experiences
foster the wonder and love for natural environments that motivate
our students' personal and professional choices. Environmental
Studies BA and BS graduates have entered the fields of
conservation, law, business, energy, land and resource management,
environmental science, and engineering, among others. Please visit
our website, ,
to learn more about our program, the Goodall Center for
Environmental Studies, and the Milliken Sustainability Initiative
at Wofford College.
Wofford College, established in 1854, is a four-year,
residential liberal arts college located in Spartanburg, S.C. It
offers 25 major fields of study to a student body of 1,650
undergraduates. Nationally known for the strength of its academic
program, outstanding faculty, study abroad participation and
successful graduates, Wofford is home to one of the nation's 283
Phi Beta Kappa chapters. The college community enjoys Greek Life as
well as 18 NCAA Division I athletics teams.
The college's non-discrimination statement, as adopted by the
Board of Trustees, is Wofford College does not discriminate on
the basis of race, color, creed, religion, sex, age, national
origin, disability, veteran status, sexual orientation or any
legally protected status.
Wofford College values diversity within our students, faculty,
and staff, and strives to recruit, develop, and retain the most
talented people. We encourage applications from all
underrepresented groups, including persons with varied backgrounds,
perspectives and experiences, regardless of race, color, creed,
religion, sex, age, national origin, disability, veteran status or
other legally protected status in accordance with applicable
federal and state laws.
Interested applicants should send a cover letter, curriculum
vitae, and statement of teaching philosophy, along with the names
and contact information for three references, to the address below.
Applications received by November 30, 2018 will be guaranteed
full consideration. Please email all application materials, as
attachments, to . Category: Education , Keywords: Science Teacher

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