Full-Time Lecturers in Geosciences - UW Tacoma

published Feb 26, 2015 2:55pm

The University of Washington Tacoma (UW Tacoma) invites applicants for one or more full-time Lecturer positions in the area of Geosciences in the Division of Sciences and Mathematics within the School of Interdisciplinary Arts & Sciences (IAS). These are renewable positions with appointments of one to five years with a nine-month service period and begin on September 16, 2015. The positions require a Master's degree or higher in geology, Earth science, oceanography, or a related field, and experience teaching introductory and/or upper division courses in geoscience at the university/college level. Candidates will be expected to develop and teach lecture, laboratory, and/or field courses, work with diverse student populations and facilitate undergraduate projects.

Successful candidates will become integral members of a dynamic, interdisciplinary faculty and staff committed to excellence and innovation in teaching. We are especially interested in candidates committed to innovative undergraduate teaching and learning. Our students work in small classes with instructors active in a broad range of natural science and mathematics disciplines. Hands-on learning, community engagement, and undergraduate research are hallmarks of our program. A successful candidate should be prepared to develop and teach courses for both Environmental Science majors and non-science students of other programs. In addition, successful candidates may contribute to teaching and student mentorship for a new M.S. program in Environmental Science. The placement of the Division of Science and Mathematics within the School of Interdisciplinary Arts and Sciences allows our students to synthesize diverse approaches to environmental issues within the context of the social sciences and humanities. Courses are taught in state-of-the-art labs and facilities. Tacoma is an ideal location for learning environmental science in a dynamic urban environment that is close to a range of marine, freshwater and terrestrial field sites.
The Tacoma campus of the University of Washington was founded in 1990 with an interdisciplinary approach at its core. It has evolved into a thriving downtown campus that serves students of a wide variety of ages and backgrounds in the South Puget Sound. Faculty have access to the resources of a major research university, including an extensive library system, but work and teach within a small campus setting. Our campus provides a unique environment for the development of creative teaching and community collaborations. The campus commitment to diversity is central to maintaining an atmosphere where students, staff, and faculty find abundant opportunities for intellectual, personal and professional growth within our campus and broader community. For more information about UW Tacoma, visit http://www.tacoma.washington.edu.

To apply, please submit:

  1. A letter detailing your interest in the position and outlining how your qualifications and experience match both the position's description and the academic environment of the university. Applicant statements should detail how their teaching, service and/or scholarship has supported the success of students from racial, ethnic, and gender backgrounds that are underrepresented in their academic fields; applicants who have not yet had the opportunity for such experience should note how their work will further UW Tacoma's commitment to diversity,
  2. Curriculum vitae, including a complete list of courses you have taught and your role (e.g., primary instructor vs. teaching assistant),
  3. Statement of your teaching philosophy,
  4. Evidence of teaching effectiveness [such as course evaluations, peer reviews, sample materials], and
  5. Three letters of reference.
Submit all application materials through https://academicjobsonline.org/ajo/jobs/5354. Priority consideration will be given to applications received by March 15, 2015 and screening will continue until the position is filled. For further information, contact Dr. John M. Finke at tgeo@uw.edu.

The University of Washington is an affirmative action, equal opportunity employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to, among other things, race, religion, color, national origin, sex, age, status as protected veterans, or status as qualified individuals with disabilities. UW Tacoma faculty engage in teaching, research, and service and generally participate in lower-division, upper-division, and graduate instruction.

Applicants are strongly encouraged to complete the Equal Employment Opportunity questionnaire that is linked to the confirmation email. This information will not be shared with the search committee.