Full-Time Ecology Visiting Faculty Position at Bennington College
Bennington College invites applicants to apply for a two-year, full-time visiting faculty position in ecology/evolutionary biology starting Fall 2021. The position will support curriculum in both the biological and environmental sciences programs. The successful candidate will develop classes in ecology and evolution, and the ability to teach introductory Geographic Information Systems (GIS) and/or other courses supporting the college’s environmental studies program is preferred. Other possible areas of curricular interest include field-based natural history, data science/statistics, and plant sciences.
This position will be responsible for teaching four or five courses per year, including lower and upper level courses and classes with field/lab components. The ideal candidates will have a strong commitment to student-centered pedagogy and an interest in directing undergraduate research. A Ph.D. in ecology or a closely related discipline is preferred (ABD will be considered).
Bennington College is a small residential liberal arts college in southern Vermont, long distinguished for its progressive approach to higher education. The College was founded in 1932 on the principle of active engagement in learning, which is manifest in individualized plans of study developed by students together with faculty. We serve a diverse student population, and our faculty and staff also reflect diverse backgrounds and identities. Our aim is to educate students towards self-fulfillment and constructive social purposes, and we believe that equity, diversity, and inclusivity--in community and in curriculum--are vital to achieving those aims.
Candidates should apply online at https://bennington.recruiterbox.com/jobs/fk0u2b1 by submitting: 1) a letter of application; 2) a curriculum vitae; 3) a statement of teaching philosophy that includes descriptions of three potential course offerings; 4) a statement of research interests and plans; 5) links to, or examples of relevant recent professional work; 6) a brief statement on the candidate’s potential to contribute to an increasingly diverse and inclusive environment through teaching, research, and/or service; and 7) contact information for three references.
Review of applications will begin on March 15 and will continue until the position is filled. This position requires the successful completion and acceptable results of a background check.