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Visiting Assistant Professor, Environmental Science

Employer
Willamette University
Location
Oregon, United States
Salary
Salary Not specified
Date posted
Mar 20, 2024

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Visiting Assistant Professor, Environmental Science

Posting Number: R0005642
Location: Salem Campus

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ABOUT WILLAMETTE UNIVERSITY
Willamette University is a nationally-renowned private liberal arts university with graduate programs in business, law, data science, and fine arts. Founded in 1842, Willamette is the first university established in the western U.S. located in the heart of the PNW. Campuses are located in both Salem and Portland, Oregon close to the Oregon Coast, Cascade Mountains, and vibrant cities of the Pacific Northwest.

The university motto, “Not unto ourselves alone are we born,” captures the essence of this distinguished university. It speaks to the commitment to community service, to the extraordinary collaboration between faculty and students, and to the tradition of service and civic engagement that is typical of Willamette alumni.

Willamette University provides a highly-valued, well-rounded, and comprehensive benefits package to employees: Benefits Summary

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Instructions for Applicants:
Please read the following carefully before beginning the online application process. To be considered for employment at Willamette University, please complete our online employment application. Your application and all required attachments -- listed at the bottom of the page -- must be submitted for each individual job post that you are interested in applying. Once you submit your application you will not be able to edit your application.

Position Summary:
Willamette University invites applicants for a one-year (2024-2025) non-tenure-track full-time position in Environmental Science at the rank of Visiting Assistant Professor, beginning in August 2024 and running through May 2025. Area of specialty is open but should be based within the natural sciences.

The successful candidate will teach 6 courses over the course of the academic year and participate in departmental service and activities. The VAP teaching load will include ENVS 121: Earth System Science, a 100- or 200- level non-majors environmental science class of the candidate's choice, as well as upper-division environmental science courses in the candidate's area of expertise. The successful candidate will have broad interdisciplinary training in an area that is flexible but may include: natural hazards, natural resources, marine science, water resources, hydrology, agriculture, or energy.

Willamette is a small, highly selective private university of 2600 students, 1500 of whom are enrolled in the undergraduate College of Arts & Sciences, which is committed to providing students with a well-rounded liberal arts education. Willamette believes that a diverse, inclusive community is essential to achieving academic excellence; accordingly, we seek candidates who not only have the potential to become outstanding teachers and scholars, but whose work also furthers equity and inclusion, and who will bring to campus varied experiences, perspectives, and backgrounds. The College of Arts & Sciences is proud to enroll a substantial number of low-income, first-generation, and underrepresented students of color. Over the past four years, 24% of our students were first generation; 24% were Pell-eligible; and 33% identified as African American, Hispanic/LatinX, Native American/Alaska Native, Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islander, or multiracial.

Minimum Qualifications
  • PhD in an appropriate discipline, and an environmental focus. ABD with teaching experience considered.
  • Must be able to reside in or primarily work in Oregon by the first day of employment. This is an in-person teaching position.


You will need to upload the following documents as part of your application materials in the "My Experience" section labeled Resume:
  • Letter of application describing your interest and qualifications for the position, with a description of courses you could teach within the program;
  • Curriculum vitae
  • A statement of teaching philosophy, including an explanation of how you guide students
  • toward specific learning objectives;
  • A brief statement (500 words or less) describing ways you can contribute to the university's
  • mission of promoting an equitable, diverse, and inclusive campus;
  • Unofficial copy of graduate transcripts.
  • Finalists will be asked to provide a recorded teaching demonstration and letters of recommendation


Incomplete applications will not be considered.

Applications will be reviewed on a rolling basis as received until the position is filled

Believing that diversity contributes to academic excellence and to rich and rewarding communities, WU is committed to recruiting and retaining a diverse faculty, staff and student body. We seek candidates, particularly those from historically under-represented groups, whose work furthers diversity and who bring to campus varied experiences, perspectives and backgrounds.

BACKGROUND CHECK REQUIREMENT:
All University positions require that candidates submit to a criminal conviction record check prior to hire. Conviction does not automatically preclude candidates from being hired. Nature of conviction will be considered relative to the duties of the position.

REASONABLE ACCOMMODATIONS STATEMENT:
To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable qualified individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.


Apply online at https://willamette.wd1.myworkdayjobs.com/en-US/willametteuniversityjobs/job/Salem-Campus/Visiting-Assistant-Professor--Environmental-Science_R0005642

Believing that diversity contributes to academic excellence and to rich and rewarding communities, WU is committed to recruiting and retaining a diverse faculty, staff and student body. We seek candidates, particularly those from historically under-represented groups, whose work furthers diversity and who bring to campus varied experiences, perspectives and backgrounds.





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