Visiting Assistant Professor of Earth and Oceanographic Science (Oceans)

Updated: over 1 year ago
Location: Brunswick, MAINE
Deadline: 22 May 2019

Visiting Assistant Professor of Earth and Oceanographic Science (oceans)

The Bowdoin College Department of Earth and Oceanographic Science invites applications for a 1.5-year full-time visiting assistant professor to begin January 1, 2020. Possibility of an additional year (up to 2.5 years total) pending review and administrative approval. Ph.D. required by the time of appointment. The selected applicant will teach four courses per year, two with dedicated laboratory sections. Teaching responsibilities will emphasize intermediate-to-advanced courses in oceans disciplines and may also include an introductory oceanography course or non-majors courses. Expertise might include geological, physical, or biological oceanography, or marine biogeochemistry, or paleoceanography. Opportunities exist to mentor undergraduate students in honors and independent-study research. The College’s location along the rocky Maine coast provides excellent opportunities for field-based teaching and research. College facilities include the Schiller Coastal Studies Center, access to docks and small boats with in situ profiling hydrographic instrumentation, nutrient autoanalysis, UV-Vis spectrophotometry, ICP-OES spectrometry, petrographic microscopes with associated cameras, 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.
Review of applications will begin on July 1, 2019.

Founded in 1794 on the Maine coast, Bowdoin is one of the oldest and most selective coeducational, residential liberal arts colleges in the country. Located in Brunswick, 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, intimate size, strong sense of community, and commitment to diversity (32.7% students of color, 6% 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 and our department, please visit our website:

View or Apply

Similar Positions