Visiting Assistant Professor of Earth and Oceanographic Science (oceans); Bowdoin College

published Feb 11, 2022 3:56pm

Feb 11, 2022 - Mar 17, 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 Ph.D. by July 1, 2022, is preferred; ABD considered. Teaching responsibilities include two oceanography courses with labs and two without, for a total of four courses per year. Course topics might include marine biogeochemistry, ocean acidification, or paleoceanography. Successful candidates will demonstrate a strong commitment to inclusive excellence in undergraduate teaching. For a description of inclusive excellence, please consult the following resource: Williams, et. al., Toward a Model of Inclusive Excellence

The College's location along the rocky Maine coast provides excellent local field sites for teaching and research. Department facilities include access to research vessels, oceanographic sampling equipment, CTD, SmartCHEM nutrient autoanalyzer, UV-vis spectrophotometer, HPLC, DIC analyzer, SEM with CL/EDS/EBSD capabilities, and a real-time oceanographic buoy ( Bowdoin's Schiller Coastal Studies Center is located on Harpswell Sound within a 30-minute drive from campus and offers a marine laboratory with flowing seawater, research dock, boating equipment, teaching laboratory and classroom space. For more information about the department and the marine lab, please visit the Earth and Oceanographic Science website and the Schiller Coastal Studies Center website.

Application procedure

Bowdoin College accepts only electronic submissions. Please visit the career 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. Letters of recommendation will be automatically requested as part of the application process.

Review of applications will begin on March 18, 2022, and continue until the position is 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 (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.