Location: Towson, MD Category: Faculty Posted On: Thu May 6 2021 Job Description:
The Environmental Studies Program at Goucher College invites applications for a one-year (possibly renewable) Visiting Assistant Professor, beginning in August 2021, focused on the scientific dimensions of environmental problems. The program at Goucher is interdisciplinary, and we seek candidates who can help students foster their collaborative skills across disciplinary lines. We seek an enthusiastic, student-oriented colleague with demonstrated potential for excellence in undergraduate teaching. The ideal candidate will have completed coursework as well as research that uses scientific approaches to address environmental problems. We are particularly interested in candidates who can deepen our students' understanding of the interactions between humans and natural systems through active and experiential learning techniques in laboratory- and field-based environmental studies courses. Teaching responsibilities include an introductory environmental science lecture and laboratory course, applied statistics, an upper-level elective on a specific science-based topic, and a problem-based course that strengthens non-science students' ability to understand and apply the Scientific Method. In addition, we seek a colleague who will mentor undergraduate students in their interdisciplinary capstone research projects. The teaching load is 24 credits, and Goucher is planning for in-person classes in AY 2021-2022.
Ph.D. in environmental science or closely related scientific discipline before the time of appointment
Demonstrated practice with active and experiential learning and pedagogical techniques within a diverse undergraduate population
Demonstrated commitment to an interdisciplinary approach to understanding environmental issues
Demonstrated commitment to fostering student capacity for interdisciplinary interaction
If this sounds like an interesting opportunity, and if you are innovative and open to change, we would love to hear from you!
Goucher College is committed to increasing the diversity of our community and seeks applicants dedicated to applying principles of equity and inclusion in all areas of the campus community.
Internal Number: 130819
About Goucher College
Among the 40 Colleges That Change Lives, and ranked first in the nation for study abroad programs by U.S. News & World Report, Goucher is a selective, liberal arts college located 20 minutes north of Baltimore, MD. Goucher enrolls approximately 1,500 undergraduates, 84% of whom live on campus, and 1,200 graduate students. At Goucher, we’re redefining the meaning of a liberal arts education in order to help our students prepare for the jobs of the future. Goucher College is committed to increasing the diversity of our community and seeks applicants dedicated to applying principles of equity and inclusion in all areas of the campus community.