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Visiting Assistant Professor of Earth and Oceanographic Science

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Visiting Assistant Professor of Earth and Oceanographic Science

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Earth and Oceanographic Science

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The Bowdoin College Department of Earth and Oceanographic Science invites applications for a visiting assistant professor to begin July 1, 2023; this position is intended as a 3-year position, contingent upon successful review after an initial one-year appointment. Ph.D. required by the time of appointment. The selected applicant will normally teach four courses per year and supervise independent student work that can include year-long research projects and honors theses. Teaching responsibilities will emphasize intermediate to advanced courses in solid earth disciplines and may include introductory courses. Two courses will have weekly laboratory sections in addition to the class sessions; two courses will not have weekly laboratories. Expertise might include mineralogy, petrology, structural geology, geophysics, economic geology, or volcanology. The College’s location along the rocky Maine coast provides excellent local outcrops for teaching and research. Department facilities include mineral and rock collections, rock saws, petrographic microscopes, and SEM with CL/ EDS / EBSD capabilities. For more information, please visit .

Bowdoin College offers opportunities for professional development including robust programming and resources for establishing and enhancing mentoring networks. The College also offers support for teaching, publication, digital initiatives, computing software, conference travel support, and community partnerships in courses.

The Bowdoin community warmly welcomes people of all backgrounds. We encourage applications from candidates committed to the inclusive instruction and support of a diverse student population and who will enrich and contribute to the College’s multifaceted diversity. Successful candidates will demonstrate a strong commitment to inclusive excellence in their teaching. (For a description of inclusive excellence, please consult the following resource: Williams, et. al., Toward a Model of Inclusive Excellence ). We especially encourage people from historically excluded groups to apply. Accessibility during the application and interview stages, as well as once employed, is a priority of the College: .

Bowdoin College accepts only electronic submissions. Please submit 1) a cover letter; 2) a curriculum vitae; 3) a 2-page statement that describes your teaching approaches and how your teaching, scholarship, and mentorship supports our commitment to equity and inclusion; 4) a 2-page description of your research plans; 5) a sample syllabus for one course you would like to offer at Bowdoin; and 6) the names and contact information for three references who have agreed to provide letters of recommendation. Letter writers will be automatically contacted upon submission of your application.

Review of applications will begin on February 10, 2023, and continue until filled .
Founded in 1794 on the Maine coast, Bowdoin is one of the oldest and most selective coeducational, residential liberal arts colleges in the country. Located in Brunswick, a 30-minute drive north of Portland, the College is in an area rich with natural beauty and year-round outdoor activities. Bowdoin’s reputation rests on the excellence of its faculty and students, intimate size, strong sense of community, and commitment to diversity (40% students of color, 7% international students and approximately 17% first generation college students). Bowdoin College complies with applicable provisions of federal and state laws that prohibit unlawful discrimination in employment, admission, or access to its educational or extracurricular programs, activities, or facilities based on race, color, ethnicity, ancestry and national origin, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity and/or expression, age, marital status, place of birth, genetic predisposition, veteran status, or against qualified individuals with physical or mental disabilities on the basis of disability, or any other legally protected statuses. For further information about the College, please visit our website: htt p://

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At the time of application, you will be required to include information for a minimum of three references, including name, title, email address, phone number and how you know the reference.
Once you have provided the required reference information and submitted your application, the reference providers will receive an email which is generated automatically from the application system. The email will provide them a link within which to upload a confidential reference letter on your behalf.
You will not be able to view the reference letters but will be able to see how many have been submitted on your behalf.

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  4. Statement of Research Interests/Research Plans
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