Visiting Assistant Professor of Earth, Environmental, and Sustainability Sciences

Location
South Carolina, United States
Salary
Salary Not specified
Posted
Mar 17, 2021
Employment Level
Non-Tenured Track
Employment Type
Full Time


Visiting Assistant Professor of Earth, Environmental, and Sustainability Sciences

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Job Title:
Visiting Assistant Professor of Earth, Environmental, and Sustainability Sciences

Job Family:
Furman Faculty

Full-Time/Part-Time:
Full time

Compensation Grade:
FAC

Pay Type:
Salary

Department:
Earth & Environmental Sciences

Job Summary:
The Department of Earth, Environmental, and Sustainability Sciences at Furman University invites applications for a one-year position at the rank of Visiting Assistant Professor beginning in August 2021.

Job Description:

The Department of Earth, Environmental, and Sustainability Sciences at Furman University invites applications for a one-year position at the rank of Visiting Assistant Professor beginning in August 2021. The successful candidate, at the time of appointment, will hold a Ph.D. in Environmental Science or Sustainability Science or a related field with background in systems thinking, and a strong desire to teach at the undergraduate level. Teaching responsibilities consist of four courses per year (2/2) with labs, including, Principles of Sustainability Science (SUS 120) and/or Introduction to Environmental Science (EES 112), and two upper-level elective courses related to the field of sustainability science that complements existing department strengths. The ability to teach Dynamic Systems Modeling (SUS 242, using STELLA) as one of the upper level elective courses is highly desirable.

The Department of Earth, Environmental, and Sustainability Sciences is home to two undergraduate majors: Earth and Environmental Sciences, and Sustainability Science. Innovative curriculum, engaging students in class and in the field, and collegiality are the core values of our department. We have a diverse faculty representing physical and social sciences with a common mission to positively impact the environment and society through teaching, research, and mentorship. The department hosts extensive lab facilities and instrumentation, with opportunities to incorporate analytical techniques into teaching and research.

Furman University is committed to advancing diversity, equity, and inclusion in all facets of university life, and strives to create an anti-racist community through excellence in teaching, mentorship, and programming. Numerous initiatives and programs are underway or planned to promote these ideals, including: historic projects, dialogue initiatives, the Center for Inclusive Communities, and a proposed major in Africana Studies. Furman's location at the foothills of the Blue Ridge Mountains and its proximity to the award-winning downtown in the City of Greenville provide ample opportunities for integrating field experiences into the curriculum.

Applications should be submitted online. Applicants should include PDF versions of a letter of application, a curriculum vitae, a statement of teaching interests experience and philosophy (2 pages maximum), a statement of research interests, diversity & inclusiveness statement describing how your teaching, scholarship, mentoring and/or service might contribute to a liberal arts college community that includes a commitment to diversity & inclusiveness as part of its core values (2 pages maximum); unofficial transcripts; and names of three references. Visit ees.furman.edu or contact Dr. Suresh Muthukrishnan (suresh.muthukrishnan@furman.edu) for any additional information. Review of applications will begin February 26, 2021 and continue until the position is filled.

Furman University is a nationally ranked private, residential liberal arts college located near Greenville, South Carolina, which has a thriving downtown and a vibrant international community.

Furman University is an equal opportunity employer committed to increasing faculty diversity. The university aims to create a community of people representing a multiplicity of identities including, but not limited to, gender, race, religion, spiritual belief, sexual orientation, geographic origin, socioeconomic background, ideology, world view and varied abilities.

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Furman is an Equal Opportunity Employer committed to increasing the diversity of its faculty and staff. The University aspires to create a community of people representing a multiplicity of identities including gender, race, religion, spiritual belief, sexual orientation, geographic origin, socioeconomic background, ideology, world view, and varied abilities. Domestic partners of employees are eligible for comprehensive benefits.

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