Part Time Environmental Science Guest Faculty Positions (Soil Ecology/Environmental Remote Sens...

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Part Time Environmental Science Guest Faculty Positions (Soil Ecology/Environmental Remote Sensing or Energy Systems)


Guest Faculty

Tenure Information:

Non-Tenure Track

Job Description:

The Sarah Lawrence College Department of Environmental Science seeks guest faculty to teach open-level courses during the 2022-2023 academic semester. Sarah Lawrence is a coeducational liberal arts college and pioneer in personalized higher education. We seek guest faculty dedicated to developing the research, writing, and analytical skills of their students in addition to imparting the material of their discipline. For information on Sarah Lawrence College, including our curriculum, teaching methods, and philosophy of education, please visit our web site at seek a guest instructor for a soil ecology course during the fall 2022 academic semester. This course may be taught as a seminar (capped at 15 students with 2 weekly 1.5-hour classes and biweekly one-on-one meetings with students to work on a semester-long independent project); or as a small lecture (capped at 30 students with 1 weekly 1.5-hour lecture and 3 weekly 1-hour group meetings with ~10 students each), based on the preference of the successful candidate. A PhD in soil science, ecosystem ecology, environmental science or a related discipline is required and college-level teaching experience is preferred.We also seek a guest faculty member to teach a course for non-majors on environmental remote sensing or energy systems during the spring 2022 semester. This guest course will be a small lecture (capped at 30 students with one weekly 1.5-hour lecture and 3 weekly 1-hour group meetings with ~10 students each). A PhD in environmental science, earth systems science or a related discipline is required and college-level teaching experience is preferred.Application materials must include: 1) a cover letter that specifies which guest faculty teaching position(s) you are applying for, 2) CV, 3) a statement of teaching philosophy including how consideration of diversity, equity, and inclusion informs your teaching, 4) a catalog-style description of the course you would like to teach, and 5) the names and contact information of 3 professional references. Review of applications will begin May 31, 2022 and continue until the position is filled.

Required Qualifications:

Successful candidates will have a Ph.D. in environmental science, earth systems science, soil science, ecosystem ecology or a related discipline (or have completed all the requirements for their degree but the dissertation by August 2022) and exhibit interest in teaching at a liberal arts institution.

Preferred Qualifications:

Prior undergraduate teaching experience is preferred.

Requirements for Employment:

Effective October 15, 2021, all employees of Sarah Lawrence College must provide proof of COVID-19 vaccination. Exceptions to this requirement will only be considered for documented medical reasons or sincerely held religious beliefs. Any offers of employment will be contingent on successful completion of a background check and submission of proof of vaccination.

EEO Statement:

Sarah Lawrence College is a liberal arts college with a strong commitment to intellectual and civic engagement, personalized course of study, independent research, and close collaboration between students, faculty, and staff. Sarah Lawrence is an Equal Opportunity Employer and has as one of its goals the recruitment and retention of a racially and culturally diverse administration, staff and faculty. To that end, every job opening is seen as an opportunity to increase diversity and every effort will be made to expand the applicant pool in accordance with these goals.

The college is located in southern Westchester County, 25 minutes by train from midtown Manhattan, NYC. For information on Sarah Lawrence College, our curriculum, teaching methods, and philosophy of education, please see our website at

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Sarah Lawrence is a prestigious, residential, coeducational liberal arts college. Founded in 1926 and consistently ranked among the leading liberal arts colleges in the country, Sarah Lawrence is known for its pioneering approach to education, rich history of impassioned intellectual and civic engagement, and vibrant, successful alumni. In close proximity to the unparalleled offerings of New York City, our historic campus is home to an inclusive, intellectually curious, and diverse community.

Talented, creative students choose Sarah Lawrence for the opportunity to take charge of their education. In close collaboration with our dedicated, distinguished faculty, students create a rigorous, personalized course of study, conduct independent research, and connect a wide array of disciplines. They graduate knowing how to apply the knowledge, skills, and critical thinking necessary for life after college.

Sarah Lawrence College occupies 44 wooded acres in Yonkers, NY, near the Village of Bronxville—just north of New York City. A 30-minute train ride from the Bronxville station takes students into Midtown Manhattan.

In addition to our round-table classrooms, Sarah Lawrence has outstanding theatres, art and performance studios, and music spaces; modern science labs; state-of-the-art graphic computing equipment; competitive sports facilities; a 60,000-square-foot visual arts center; and recently renovated dining facilities.

Our students are men and women who share an enthusiasm for intellectual rigor, academic risk taking, creativity in all disciplines, and original and interdisciplinary work. We are particularly committed to having our faculty, administration, and student body reflect the social, racial, and economic diversity that characterizes our society. The College’s 1,377 undergraduate students come from nearly every state and from 53 countries; 84 percent of undergrads live on campus.

At Sarah Lawrence, students spend more time one-on-one with award-winning faculty than do students at any other college in the country.

Working At Sarah Lawrence College

As a Sarah Lawrence employee, you will join a warm, challenging, and diverse community that offers both quality of life advantages and tangible, valuable employee benefits.

When you work at Sarah Lawrence, you:

  • Receive outstanding benefits, such as medical, dental, and vision plans that exceed the standard plans offered by many companies and institutions, and an exceptional retirement plan through TIAA-CREF.
  • Have unparalleled educational opportunities, such as tuition benefits on campus for employees, their spouses, and their children; discounted tuition to the College’s renowned nursery school; and tuition benefit programs for dependent children who attend other colleges.
  • Have continuous opportunities for advancement, as it is College policy to fill vacancies by promotion or transfer whenever possible.
  • Enjoy boundless cultural experiences, including readings, lectures, music, theater, film screenings, dance performances, art exhibitions, and a state-of-the-art library, free to employees. · Have free access to the 48,000-square-foot Campbell Sports Center, with a six-lane pool, modern weight/fitness training center, squash courts, gymnasium, indoor track, outdoor tennis courts, and fitness classes, open to employees seven days per week.
  • Have several on-campus options for meals, plus off-campus discounts at local restaurants and stores.
  • Work in a convenient location close to all major highways, easily accessed from the Metro-North Harlem line, and 35 minutes from mid-town Manhattan.
  • Enjoy free parking on campus, a 10% discount at the college bookstore.
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