Visiting Assistant Professor of Environmental Science

Aurora, New York
Sep 11, 2017
Institution Type
Four-Year Institution

Wells College invites applications for a Visiting Assistant Professor of Environmental Science. We are seeking to fill a full-time two year visiting position in Environmental Science with the possibility of conversion to tenure-track. The position begins in August 2018.

We seek a broadly trained and versatile candidate with a Ph.D. or other appropriate terminal degree related to environmental science. Candidates should have teaching experience including experience teaching courses in GIS (geographic information systems).

The successful candidate will teach limnology and other applied and career-relevant courses that will augment an existing environmental science curriculum. We are particularly interested in candidates whose expertise focuses on the study of lakes. Candidates must also be able to offer courses in GIS, manage technical needs related to offering these courses, and lead development of a minor in geospatial technologies.

In addition to undergraduate teaching, the successful applicant will oversee student projects, serve as an academic advisor, and contribute to college-wide offerings and the overall life of the college.

Wells College is located in the village of Aurora, New York, which offers affordable, family-friendly living within a half hour's drive of Ithaca and within an hour radius of Rochester, Syracuse and numerous other colleges and universities – an area rich in natural, educational and cultural resources.

Wells College is committed to a policy of nondiscrimination and equal opportunity for all persons. The College seeks to promote diversity in all of its hires; members of under-represented populations are strongly encouraged to apply.

Applications should be submitted at and include a cover letter, CV, statement of teaching philosophy, statement of research/outreach interests, transcripts and names of three references. Review of applications will begin October 30 and continue until the position is filled.