Visiting Assistant Professor of Environmental Science for Oxford College of Emory University

published Feb 23, 2024 12:14pm

Oxford College, a unique two-year liberal arts college within Emory University, located 36 miles east of Atlanta on Emory's original campus in Oxford, Georgia, invites applications for a one-year Visiting Assistant Professor position in Environmental Science beginning August 2024. This is a benefits-eligible position with the possibility of renewal for up to two additional years based on performance, ongoing curricular needs, and budgetary approval.

About the Job

The successful candidate will teach two introductory lecture courses and their accompanying laboratories each semester, or their equivalent, including Introduction to Environmental Studies, and additional introductory courses in the candidate's areas of expertise, such as Social Science and Policy, Environment and Health, Ecology and Conservation, or Earth and Atmospheric Sciences.

Oxford's science facility, which opened in 2016, is intentionally designed to promote student-faculty collaboration, scholarship, and innovative teaching in STEM.


One of Emory University's four schools partnering in undergraduate education, Oxford College, provides 975 first- and second-year students of high academic profile an intensive liberal-arts program for the first two years of their Emory bachelor's degree. Oxford is interested in candidates with a commitment to working with a remarkably diverse student body in an inclusive learning community that values excellence in teaching and close student-faculty interaction. Applications from women and historically underrepresented minorities are particularly welcome.

Required -

A Ph.D. in environmental science, geology, or a sub-discipline of either, completed by August 2024. Advanced ABD candidates are also encouraged to apply.

Ability to teach first- and second-year courses to non-majors/prospective majors within a liberal arts setting.

Commitment to undergraduate education.

Preferred -

Candidates with experience in inquiry-based teaching and student-centered learning are particularly encouraged to apply.

Application Instructions

Applicants are required to submit a cover letter, CV, statement of teaching experience and philosophy (including a list of courses you are prepared to teach), graduate transcripts (unofficial acceptable), and the names and contact information for three references, at least one of which can speak to your teaching experience or promise, via Interfolio. The cover letter should address the candidates' qualifications for the position as well as their interest in working at a liberal arts college. Evaluation of candidates will begin March 18 and will continue until the position is filled. Inquiries may be directed to Dr. Melissa Hage.

More Information 

Please visit Careers at Oxford College for more information and to see a full listing of open positions.