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Assistant Professor of Environmental and Earth Sciences (Tenure Track)

Willamette University

Assistant Professor of Environmental and Earth Sciences (Tenure Track)

Willamette University’s Department of Environmental and Earth Sciences invites applications for a tenure-track Assistant Professor position to begin August 2014.

The Department of Environmental and Earth Sciences (EES) seeks a Climate Change Scientist as a full-time, tenure track position. The individual will contribute to our core curriculum (teaching an introductory physical science course in their specialty, participating in the rotational team teaching of our introductory environmental science course, and supervising senior theses), enrich the CLA general education curriculum, teach one to two upper level courses in his/her area of expertise (including an upper level course on climate change science), increase departmental breadth for senior thesis advising, and maintain an active and externally funded program of scholarship incorporating undergraduates. To learn more about the department, faculty, staff and students visit http://www.willamette.edu/cla/ees.

We anticipate hiring an individual with a Ph.D. in atmospheric, climate, or oceanic sciences, or other related field. The individual’s scholarship and teaching will emphasize the physical, chemical, biological, and/or human interactions influencing past, present or future climate systems. We expect the individual to develop research and teaching collaborations both within and beyond EES, specifically with colleagues in physics, chemistry, computer science, biology, or mathematics.

Qualifications: Ph.D. in a related climate science discipline (e.g., atmospheric sciences, oceanic sciences) is required. ABD will be considered, but must have Ph.D. by the time position starts in August 2014. The successful candidate will demonstrate potential for excellence in teaching and research with undergraduate students.

This position is aligned with EES department’s objectives of advancing integrative and collaborative learning, utilizing high impact pedagogies, as well as achieving the University’s stated goal of “Deepening our understanding of sustainability as a unifying principle across the curriculum” (Willamette University Strategic Plan, January 2013, Objective 4d). We foresee the hire to offer content and training that prepares students both within EES and across theCLA to be informed and engaged global citizens.

This position is eligible for the University’s generous benefits package that includes: medical/dental insurance, contribution of 10% of gross base pay from the University in exchange for a mandatory contribution of 1% by the employee, tuition remission, and moving expense reimbursement.

Application deadline: Open until finalists are selected; consideration of completed applications will begin September 27, 2013.

For complete job announcement and to apply please visit http://apptrkr.com/390207.

About Willamette: Willamette University, founded in 1842, is the oldest institution of higher education in the Far West. Willamette University is a selective residential liberal arts college in the heart of the Willamette Valley. Situated in Oregon’s capital city, Willamette includes the College of Liberal Arts (approximately 2000 students), and graduate programs in Law and Management. The academic year is divided into two semesters, beginning in late August and ending in May. Willamette students are recipients of prestigious national awards annually, such as NSF, Watson, Truman, Fulbright and Goldwater fellowships. Salem is located in the center of the Willamette Valley, approximately an hour’s drive from the Pacific Coast, the Cascade Mountains, and the cities of Portland and Eugene. For more information about Willamette, visit our website at www.willamette.edu.

Believing that diversity contributes to academic excellence and to rich and rewarding communities, Willamette 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.