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Visiting Assistant Professor of Earth and Oceanographic Science


The Bowdoin College Department of Earth and Oceanographic Science invites applications for a one-year, full-time Visiting Assistant Professor position to begin July 1, 2015 in the area of oceanography.  The successful candidate will teach three oceanography courses at the sophomore to senior level, two with weekly field/laboratory sections.  Mentoring undergraduate students in honors and independent-study research is expected. Ph.D. required.

The Department of Earth and Oceanographic Science has a strong commitment to innovative teaching and research that engages undergraduates in earth-system science.  Taking advantage of Maine’s unique tectonic history, landscapes, and over 3000 miles of coastline, the EOS Department is dedicated to inquiry-based learning in a natural setting.  The department has access to boats, a newly renovated marine laboratory, and oceanographic equipment for such purposes.  For further information about the department, please see our website http://www.bowdoin.edu/earth-oceanographic-science/

Bowdoin College accepts only electronic submissions.  Please visit https://careers.bowdoin.edu to submit a cover letter, curriculum vitae, a statement of teaching philosophy, and the names and contact information for three people who have agreed to provide letters of reference. 

Review of applications will begin on December 1, 2014, and will continue until the position is filled.  The search committee will be available at the Fall AGU meeting in San Francisco to meet with potential candidates who are registered with the AGU Career Center.

A highly selective liberal arts college on the Maine coast with a diverse student body made up of 31% students of color, 5% international students and approximately 15% first generation college students, Bowdoin College is committed to equality and diversity and is an equal opportunity employer. We encourage inquiries from candidates who will enrich and contribute to the cultural, socio-economic, and ethnic diversity of our college. Bowdoin College does not discriminate on the basis of age, race, color, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity and/or expression, marital status, religion, creed, ancestry, national and ethnic origin, physical or mental disability, or veteran status in employment, or in our education programs. For further information about the College please visit our website: http://www.bowdoin.edu