Visiting Assistant Professor of Earth and Oceanographic Science

Posting Details

Posting Details

Title Visiting Assistant Professor of Earth and Oceanographic Science
Posting Number F00094JP
Department Earth and Oceanographic Science
Position Summary

The Bowdoin College Department of Earth and Oceanographic Science invites applications for a two-year full-time visiting assistant professor to begin July 1, 2018. Possibility of a third year pending review and administrative approval. Ph.D. required by the time of appointment. The selected applicant will normally teach three courses per year and supervise independent student work that can include year-long research projects and honors theses. Teaching responsibilities will emphasize intermediate to advanced courses in solid earth disciplines. Two courses will have weekly laboratory sections. Expertise might include structural geology, geophysics, economic geology, mineralogy, petrology, or volcanology. Mentoring undergraduate students in honors and independent-study research is expected. The College’s location along the rocky Maine coast provides excellent local outcrops for teaching and research. Department facilities include mineral and rock collections, rock saws, petrographic microscopes, and SEM with CL/EDS/EBSD capabilities. For more information, please visit

Bowdoin welcomes applications from candidates committed to the instruction and support of a diverse student population and those who will enrich and contribute to the College’s ethnic and cultural diversity. We value a community in which students of all backgrounds are warmly welcomed and encouraged to succeed. In your application materials, we encourage you to address how your teaching, scholarship, and/or mentorship may support our commitment to diversity and inclusion.

Bowdoin College accepts only electronic applications. Please submit a c.v., a letter of application that includes a statement of teaching philosophy, sample syllabi for courses, and the names and contact information for three references who have agreed to provide letters of recommendation. Review of applications will begin on January 1, 2018.
Founded on the Maine coast in 1794, Bowdoin is one of the oldest and most selective coeducational, residential liberal arts colleges in the country. Located in Brunswick, Maine, a 30-minute drive north of Portland, the College is in an area rich with natural beauty and year-round outdoor activities. Bowdoin’s reputation rests on the excellence of its faculty and students, its strong sense of community, and its commitment to diversity (31.5% students of color, 5% international students and approximately 15% first-generation college students). Bowdoin College complies with applicable provisions of federal and state laws that prohibit unlawful discrimination in employment, admission, or access to its educational or extracurricular programs, activities, or facilities based on race, color, ethnicity, ancestry and national origin, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity and/or expression, age, marital status, place of birth, genetic predisposition, veteran status, or against qualified individuals with physical or mental disabilities on the basis of disability, or any other legally protected statuses. For further information about the College please visit our website:

Posting Date 11/20/2017
Applications Accepted Until
Open Until Filled Yes
Special Instructions to Applicants

At the time of application, you will be required to include information for a minimum of three references, including name, title, email address, phone number and how you know the reference.
Once you have provided the required reference information and submitted your application, the reference providers will receive an email which is generated automatically from the application system. The email will provide them a link within which to upload a confidential reference letter on your behalf.
You will not be able to view the reference letters but will be able to see how many have been submitted on your behalf.

Employment Category Full Time Year Round
Job Start Date 07/01/2018
Job End Date
Job Type Faculty
Background Check Package Requirements Faculty/Administrative

Applicant Documents

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  1. Resume / Curriculum Vitae
  2. Cover Letter
  3. Sample Syllabi as Single PDF
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