Visiting Assistant Professor of Earth and Oceanographic Science, Bowdoin College

published Dec 6, 2021 9:25am

Dec 6, 2021 - Jan 6, 2022


Bowdoin College's Department of Earth and Oceanographic Science invites applications for a one-year, full-time, visiting assistant professor position beginning July 1, 2022. A PhD by July 1, 2022 is preferred; ABD considered. Teaching responsibilities include two courses with labs and two seminars. Course topics might include sedimentary systems, geomorphology, hydrogeology, glaciology, stratigraphy, neotectonics, basin analysis, petroleum geology, or GIS. Successful candidates will demonstrate a strong commitment to inclusive excellence in undergraduate teaching. For a description of inclusive excellence, please consult the online resource.

Bowdoin is a community that warmly welcomes people of all backgrounds. We encourage applications from candidates committed to the support of an inclusive campus community and those who will enrich and contribute to the College's multifaceted diversity. We especially encourage people from historically marginalized groups to apply. Bowdoin College offers opportunities for professional development, including annual conference travel support, mentoring programming, and grants to support scholarly research.
The College's location along the rocky Maine coast provides excellent local field sites for teaching and research. Department facilities include mineral, rock, and fossil collections; augmented reality sandbox; stream table; rock saws; petrographic microscopes; and SEM with CL/EDS/EBSD capabilities. For more information, please visit our website.


Bowdoin College accepts only electronic submissions. Please visit the online portal to submit 1) a cover letter; 2) a curriculum vitae; 3) a 2-page statement that describes your teaching practices and how they support a commitment to equity and inclusion; 4) a 1-page research statement; and 5) the names and contact information for three references who have agreed to provide letters of recommendation. Review of applications will begin on January 15, 2022, and continue until the position is filled.

About Bowdoin College

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 (35% students of color, 7% international students and approximately 15% 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 and our department, please visit our website.