Assistant Professor of Earth Sciences, 1-Year Visiting Position - College of Wooster

published Mar 2, 2023 9:15am

The Department of Earth Sciences at The College of Wooster invites applications for a visiting position at the level of Assistant Professor, beginning in August 2023. We are seeking a broadly trained Earth Scientist with a passion for teaching and mentoring. Applicants in all areas of environmental geoscience or related fields are encouraged to apply (e.g. hydrology/hydrogeology, climate science, glaciology, oceanography, ocean-atmospheric-cryosphere interactions, physical geography, soil science, etc.). Expertise in GIS is particularly desirable. A Ph.D. is preferred, and ABD applicants will also be considered.

The College of Wooster is an independent college of the liberal arts and sciences with a commitment to excellence in undergraduate education. We enroll a racially, socioeconomically, and culturally diverse student population of approximately 1,960 undergraduate students, of which 6% identify as Latinx; 10% as Black/African American; 4%, as Asian; 4%, as multiracial; and 60%, as white. Fifteen percent (15%) of our students are studying on international visas. Twenty-five percent (25%) are Pell-eligible and 12% are first-generation college students. We are interested in hiring faculty who can contribute to the intellectual vibrancy of the community through culturally relevant pedagogy, curricular diversity, intercultural fluency, and a commitment to ensuring equitable outcomes for racially and ethnically minoritized and marginalized student groups.

The successful candidate will teach a combination of introductory and advanced courses for majors and non-majors and mentor students in our strong undergraduate research Independent Study program. We value candidates who can contribute to interdisciplinary programs connected with the Earth Sciences, such as Environmental Studies, Archaeology, and Statistical & Data Sciences. The Department also is highly engaged in the College's inclusive STEM initiatives, so we welcome candidates who could contribute to these programs and have experience working with diverse populations of students.

The Earth Sciences Department has 4 full-time faculty members and graduates approximately 12-20 majors annually, many of whom pursue advanced study and/or careers in the geosciences. Our active and vibrant GeoClub is a student organization that works closely with the department to organize and promote student events. Department facilities available for use include a GIS computing lab, X-ray fluorescence spectrometer, X-ray diffractometer, Tree Ring lab, stream table, and a geochemistry lab, among other laboratory facilities and field equipment.

Application Instructions:

Applicants should submit a letter of application, curriculum vitae, unofficial graduate transcripts, one-page diversity statement, teaching philosophy statement, research statement, and three reference letters through Interfolio. The diversity statement should speak to how the applicant has engaged and/or expects to engage with issues of diversity and inclusion in the classroom and the curriculum, as well as on campus and in the broader community. Review of applications will begin on March 20 and continue until position is filled. Applicants will apply via Interfolio. If you have questions about Interfolio, please contact Broede Armstrong, Administrative Coordinator, at Questions about the search process should be directed to Meagen Pollock, Chair of Search Committee, at

Equal Employment Opportunity Statement:

The College of Wooster is an independent college of the liberal arts and sciences with a commitment to inclusive excellence in undergraduate education. We are especially interested in hiring faculty who contribute to the intellectual vibrancy and diversity of the academic community through their teaching, research, and service, and who are committed to ensuring the success of diverse student populations. We evaluate qualified applicants without regard to race, color, national origin, ancestry, sex, gender identity and expression, sexual orientation, physical and/or mental disability, age, religion, medical condition, veteran status, marital status, or any other characteristic protected by institutional policy, or by state, local, or federal law. All offers of employment are contingent upon completion of a criminal background check and verification of the legal right to work in the United States as required by federal law. Typically, the college is not able to sponsor H1-B visas for visiting faculty. The College of Wooster is committed by policy and practice to diversity, equity and inclusion. Read our nondiscrimination policy.