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Visiting Assistant Professor of Environmental Studies

Academic Affairs | Salem, VA | Full Time

Job Description

About Roanoke College

Roanoke College is a place where every student who works hard has the opportunity to succeed. We champion potential, providing essential learning and leadership through innovative academic programs and transformative educational experiences, giving students the mettle, mindset, and empathy to pursue lives of purpose, build meaningful careers, and meet society’s most pressing needs. Located in scenic Salem, Virginia, Roanoke College is an intimate, welcoming community that has served the local region and beyond for nearly 200 years. Now, we’re building on momentum and offering a Roanoke experience for today’s students and a legacy that belongs to every Maroon.

The Position

The Environmental Studies program at Roanoke College invites applications for a Visiting Assistant Professor or Visiting Instructor for the 2024-2025 academic year to begin August 2024.

The ideal applicant will have scholarship and training in the Environmental Sciences or closely related fields. Examples of relevant fields that complement existing strengths include, but are not limited to, earth science, hydrology, sustainability, natural resource management, conservation science, environmental geography, and climate science. The ability to teach introductory Environmental Science with laboratory and upper-level environmental science courses (in the candidate’s area of specialty) is required; preference will be given to candidates who can also teach courses in GIS or spatial analysis (using Esri platforms). We value undergraduate teaching experience with interest in teaching in a liberal arts environment, interest in experiential and active learning approaches, and research or practitioner experience that incorporates community engagement.

The successful applicant will teach 8 courses or course-equivalents per year (a lab section counts as a course). In addition to courses in the core of the Environmental Studies program, candidates will also have the opportunity to develop one or more upper-level courses in their own field of expertise and to contribute to our distinctive Inquiry-based general education program

To apply, please include in your JobScore application a cover letter, curriculum vitae, statement of teaching philosophy and goals, unofficial copies of transcripts (undergraduate and graduate), and the contact information for three references. References will not be contacted until the search advances, but at that point, letters of reference will be required, upon two weeks’ notice. When offer of position is made, official copies of all transcripts will be needed. Review of candidates will begin immediately; applications received by April 22 will receive full consideration, but applications will continue to be accepted until the position is filled.

Roanoke College is a nationally ranked residential liberal arts college affiliated with the Lutheran Church (ELCA), located in the beautiful Roanoke Valley of Virginia. A Phi Beta Kappa institution, Roanoke College is an equal opportunity employer and actively seeks diversity among its faculty, staff, and students; women and members of under-represented groups are especially encouraged to apply. We also seek applicants with interests in mentoring under-represented students, diversifying curricular offerings, or sponsoring diverse community engagement. Applicants are asked to address their potential contributions in support of a diverse community in their cover letters. For questions, contact department chair Dr. Katherine O'Neill via email (oneill AT roanoke DOT edu).

For more about the department and program, please see our program information page for Environmental Studies and our Facebook page!