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Assistant Teaching Professor of Geology & Environmental Sciences

The School of Mathematical and Natural Sciences in the New College of Interdisciplinary Arts and Sciences at Arizona State University invites applications for a full-time, benefits-eligible Assistant Teaching Professor position in Geology & Environmental Sciences. This person will teach up to four lectures or labs or a combination of per semester, in-person, online, hybrid or a combination of modalities, within the areas of geology and environmental sciences. Courses may include introductory or higher-level geology, hydrology and/or environmental science, and other related fields within the candidate’s area of expertise. They will work with colleagues within and outside the department to develop innovative curricula that enhance student access and success and provide other departmental services as assigned.

About the School:
The School of Mathematical and Natural Sciences, in the New College of Interdisciplinary Arts and Sciences at Arizona State University, is an interdisciplinary mathematical and natural sciences unit that encompasses computing, statistics, applied mathematics, biology, chemistry, and physics; it prides itself in interdisciplinary collaborations among these research areas. The School of Mathematical and Natural Sciences embraces the ideal of a fully inclusive and welcoming STEM community and seeks candidates who will create a climate that attracts and supports the success of students of all races, nationalities and genders. We strongly encourage women and underrepresented minorities to apply. The School is committed to recruiting and retaining students and faculty from groups that have historically been underrepresented in the sciences. To learn more about MNS, please visit our page, 

ASU is a new model for American higher education, an unprecedented combination of academic excellence, entrepreneurial energy and broad access. This New American University is a single, unified institution comprising four differentiated campuses positively impacting the economic, social, cultural and environmental health of the communities it serves. Its research is inspired by real-world applications blurring the boundaries that traditionally separate academic disciplines. ASU serves more than 80,000 students in metropolitan Phoenix, Arizona, the nation's fifth-largest city. ASU champions intellectual and cultural diversity and welcomes students from all fifty states and more than one hundred nations across the globe.

All we do at ASU is guided and inspired by the University Charter, which reads: 

ASU is a comprehensive public research university, measured not by whom it excludes, but by whom it includes and how they succeed; advancing research and discovery of public value; and assuming fundamental responsibility for the economic, social, cultural and overall health of the communities it serves.

Successful candidates will demonstrate throughout their materials how their teaching, research, and service will contribute to the fulfillment of this charter. 

Essential Functions of the Position:
•    Provide in-person and online undergraduate instruction in one or more relevant fields including geology, hydrology, environmental sciences, environmental justice and/or climate change;
•    Develop, maintain, and update course materials as appropriate to the field and modality;
•    Coordinate large multi-section courses, in-person and/or online (lectures and/or labs);
•    Supervise course assistants as required;
•    Collaborate with faculty members on interdisciplinary curriculum projects;
•    Mentor students from diverse educational backgrounds; 
•    Contribute to a positive, healthy, and collegial work environment, and role model professional behavior for our students; and
•    Contribute service to the unit, college, university, and profession.


Required Qualifications:
•    Doctorate or terminal degree in Geosciences, Environmental or Earth Sciences, or related field at time of hire

Desired Qualifications:  
    The successful candidate will demonstrate:
•    Two plus years experience teaching in post-secondary education in the subject areas of environmental science, geology, hydrology, environmental justice, and/or climate change;  
•    Ability to coordinate large multi-section online and/or in-person courses (lecture and lab);
•    Experience with deploying interactive teaching methods in large-enrollment courses (online and/or in-person); 
•    Facilitating undergraduate research experiences (such as course-based undergraduate research experiences or CUREs);
•    Willingness to teach a variety of relevant courses through an interdisciplinary lens;
•    Experience in online instruction and course development utilizing course management systems such as Canvas;
•    Commitment to working successfully with a diverse student population, including first-generation college students; and
•    A commitment to student success through culturally responsive teaching and mentoring practices.

Application Instructions

Application Deadline: 
The initial application deadline is 12/18/2023 at 11:59 p.m., Eastern Standard Time.  Applications will continue to be accepted on a rolling basis for a reserve pool.  Applications in the reserve pool may then be reviewed in the order in which they were received until the position is filled. A background check and official transcripts are required prior to employment. For assistance with your application, or for position-related questions, contact

Application Procedure:
Only electronic submissions via Interfolio will be reviewed. All required materials must be submitted at time of initial application.  Incomplete applications will not be considered. Please submit all application materials to

Applications must contain: 
•    Cover letter that addresses the required and desired qualifications and how your experience will demonstrate the University Charter
•    Curriculum vitae with contact information, including telephone number and e-mail address 
•    One-page statement of teaching philosophy
•    Evidence of teaching effectiveness – e.g., student evaluations, syllabi, peer observation, annual evaluations, etc. 
•    Unofficial graduate transcripts
•    Information for three professional references (their position, title, e-mail, phone number), one reference must be from your current or most recent employer 

ASU conducts pre-employment screening for all positions which includes a criminal background check, verification of work history, academic credentials, licenses, and certifications. Employment is contingent upon the successful passing of the background check.

Equal Employment Opportunity Statement
A background check is required for employment. Arizona State University is a VEVRAA Federal Contractor and an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, protected veteran status, or any other basis protected by law. (See and
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