Wittenberg University's Environmental Science Program invites
applications for a full-time, visiting position in environmental
science focused on climate change and its impacts beginning August
2021. This position is renewable for up to three years. Wittenberg
is committed to attracting and retaining highly qualified
individuals who collectively reflect the diversity of our student
body and society at-large. The disciplinary interest of the
successful candidate is secondary to the ability to teach an
introductory course on global climate change and contribute to
teaching or designing other courses in the environmental science
curriculum. The current course examines the science of global
climate change, natural and human-introduced climate forcing, and
the environmental impacts of global climate change. The successful
candidate will also contribute to a team-taught introductory course
in environmental science, an environmental research methods course,
and an advanced undergraduate course in the area of disciplinary
expertise of the candidate.
Applicants should have a Ph.D. (or ABD) and interest in teaching
in the liberal arts and sciences context. We invite applicants with
expertise in one or more of the following thematic areas: climate
science, global ecology, biogeochemistry, agriculture, cryospheric
sciences, food sciences, or related fields. We particularly
encourage applicants employing one or more of the following in
their teaching, outreach, or research: community engagement,
especially marginalized communities, GIS, field data and methods,
environmental research methods.
For further information about the position, please contact the
director of the Environmental Science Program, Dr. John Ritter at
The successful candidate will demonstrate support for diversity,
equity and inclusiveness as well as participate in maintaining a
respectful, positive work environment. Please see our notice of
nondiscrimination housed on our website.
Wittenberg University is committed to preventing and addressing
sexual misconduct in our campus community. Click here to view our
Title IX policies.
Review of applications will begin immediately and continue until
the position is filled.
Interested applicants must apply online; applications will not
be accepted by email or postal mail. As part of the application
process, please upload the following documents in Adobe Acrobat or
MS Word format.
- A cover letter/letter of application;
- A curriculum vitae;
- Evidence of successful teaching;
- Statement of teaching philosophy;
- A statement of your individual commitment to and experiences in
advancing diversity and inclusion and how they relate to your
future teaching and research; and
- Unofficial undergraduate and graduate transcripts
In addition, please ask your referees (three) to send their
recommendation letters via email directly to Mary Kelly, Academic
Administrative Assistant (firstname.lastname@example.org).
If you are a person with a disability and require assistance
with the application process, please contact Wittenberg's Human
Resources Department at 937-327-7517.