Assistant Teaching Professor, Environmental Program

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Job location: Winston Salem, NC

Employment Type: Full-time
Posted data: 2020-11-03
Req: R0002721
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Job Description Summary

The Environment and Sustainability Program (ENV) at Wake Forest University invites applications for an Assistant Teaching Professor position to begin July 1, 2021. The successful candidate will teach an introductory course in Environmental Issues as well as more advanced courses in earth systems; the teaching load is three courses each semester. Candidates should possess a PhD in a related discipline. We seek candidates who have experience teaching undergraduates and who have a strong commitment to engaging students in the classroom.

Job Description:

Teaching professionals are vital members of our academic community and are essential to fulfilling the core teaching and service missions of the College. This is a permanent but non-tenurable, full-time position that has an initial two-year contract. Promotion to ranks with longer term appointments is possible.

Wake Forest University welcomes and encourages diversity and inclusion and seeks applications from women and members of underrepresented groups. It is an AA/EO employer and values an inclusive and diverse learning community and campus climate.

Applications will be accepted until the position is filled, but for full consideration the should be received by December 1, 2020. Applications should be submitted as a single PDF document that includes: 1) a cover letter describing your interest in the position; 2) curriculum vitae; 3) teaching philosophy and approach; and 4) a statement of how you would promote diversity and inclusion within our community, especially through teaching and mentorship. You should also have three letters of reference submitted on your behalf. All materials should be submitted via our confidential online application portal: . Submission of an online application (found within the application portal) for Wake Forest University also is required for this position. If access to the internet is a challenge, applications may be mailed to: ENV Program, Palmer Hall, Wake Forest University, Winston-Salem, NC 27109] Questions regarding the position may be addressed to Dr. Lucas Johnston ( Questions about the application and submission process may be directed to Framing it this way helps establish a working deadline without cutting off the possibility of accepting later applications.

Additional Job Description

Founded in 1834, Wake Forest University is a private university located in Winston-Salem, North Carolina that combines a small (roughly 5,200 undergraduates) liberal arts collegiate university with 2,200 graduate students in schools of arts and science, medicine, law, business, and divinity. The Environmental Program has both major and minor programs ( The quality of the teaching environment is outstanding, and our faculty combine commitment to that mission with nationally and internationally recognized leadership in research. Wake Forest ranks in the top 30 of all U.S. universities in U.S. News & World Report's Guide to America's Best Colleges and Universities. The University has a deep institutional commitment to public service and engagement with the world, as indicated by the motto “Pro Humanitate.” For quick facts about the University, go to

Winston-Salem is part of the Piedmont Triad metropolitan region, which has a population of more than 1.5 million and is listed among the 35 best places to live in North America by Cities Ranked and Rated. Known as the “City of Art and Innovation,” Winston-Salem offers a vast array of arts experiences ranging from music venues to galleries to theatre and film festivals and an active biomedical research community. Ranked among the top 50 US cities for affordability on national survey, Winston-Salem is less than an hour from the Blue Ridge/Appalachian Mountains and less than 4 hours from the Atlantic Ocean. Other prominent universities are approximately 90 minutes away in the Research Triangle area.

In order to provide a safe and productive learning and living community, Wake Forest University conducts background investigations for final candidates upon their acceptance of an offer of employment.

Time Type Requirement

Full time

In order to provide a safe and productive learning and living community, Wake Forest University conducts background investigations for all final faculty candidates being considered for employment.

Wake Forest seeks to recruit and retain a diverse workforce while promoting an inclusive work environment committed to excellence in the spirit of Pro Humanitate. In adherence with applicable laws and as provided by University policies, the University prohibits discrimination in its employment practices on the basis of race, color, religion, national origin, sex, age, sexual orientation, gender identity and expression, genetic information, disability and veteran status and encourages qualified candidates across all group demographics to apply.




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Posted: 11/4/2020
Application Due: 8/2/2021
Work Type: Full Time