Visiting Lecturer of Environmental Biology

Maryville College
Maryville, Tennessee
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ANNOUNCEMENT OF VACANCY Visiting Lecturer of Environmental Biology Maryville College, a selective four-year liberal arts college committed to superior teaching, invites applications for a one-year Visiting Lecturer of Biology position beginning in August 2023. We seek a broadly trained Environmental Biologist who holds a Ph.D. in Environmental Science, Earth Science, Geology, Field Biology, or related field(s); ABD in the final stages of completion will also be considered. The successful applicant will have the opportunity to apply for a tenure track position in the fall of 2024. Applications by members of all underrepresented groups are encouraged. Teaching responsibilities include First-Year Organismal Biology for majors, an Upper-Level Environmental Science course (e.g., Earth Systems, Geology, Hydrology, or others depending on the candidate’s areas of expertise) and General Education courses. Preference will be given to candidates who have demonstrated excellence as innovative teachers, who understand liberal arts education that includes a student-centered undergraduate experience, and who have successfully mentored first-generation, minority, and/or underrepresented students. The successful candidate will have the option to mentor undergraduate research. Founded in Maryville, Tenn., in 1819, Maryville College is one of the oldest baccalaureate-granting institutions of higher learning in the South. Consistently ranked in the top tier of regional colleges and universities, it offers a curriculum notable for integrating a strong liberal arts core program, undergraduate research and emphasis on career preparation. Faculty in the Division of Natural Science regularly mentor students in research projects during a two-semester senior study. The student body of about 1,100 is drawn mostly from the Southeast, Middle Atlantic States and the Midwest. The College maintains an affiliation with the Presbyterian Church (USA) and encourages students, faculty, and staff to grow in wisdom and work for justice. Maryville is ideally situated between the Great Smoky Mountains National Park and Knoxville, the state’s third largest city, and is within minutes of the major research facilities of Oak Ridge Associated Universities (MC holds associate membership), the University of Tennessee, and Oak Ridge National Laboratory. The Division of Natural Sciences has active research partnerships with the National Park Service in Great Smoky Mountains National Park. The College is also an institutional member of the Association for the Advancement of Sustainability in Higher Education (AASHE). Its historic 263-acre campus includes a 140-acre multi-use forest. Consideration of applicants will begin on March 19th, 2023 and will continue until the position is filled. Please apply online at Application materials should include a letter of interest addressed to Dr. Jennifer Brigati, Chair, Natural Sciences Division, graduate transcripts (all official transcripts will be required upon hire), a curriculum vitae, a statement of teaching philosophy, and a statement on diversity. Three letters of reference (two of which should address teaching experience and/or potential) should be submitted by referees to Maryville College is an equal opportunity employer, and specifically invites applications from women and minorities. Visit Maryville College’s website at:
Environmental Biologist who holds a Ph.D. in Environmental Science, Earth Science, Geology, Field Biology, or related field(s); ABD in the final stages of completion will also be considered.
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