Teaching Professor Position

Open for Applications

The Georgetown Environment Initiative and the Department of Biology of Georgetown University invite applications for a full-time non-tenure track position as Teaching Professor. This position will be hired at an assistant professor level or above. We seek an enthusiastic scientist to actively collaborate with faculty in the sciences as well as faculty across Georgetown University, in the development and teaching of environment- and conservation-related “Science For All” core curriculum courses for undergraduate students from all fields of study. The individual will teach courses with an emphasis on interdisciplinary approaches to environmental problems such as climate change, contaminants and biodiversity loss, and may include elements of biology, chemistry, physics, geography and social sciences. These courses are specifically designed to illustrate, in the context of the natural sciences, how scientific understanding is developed, tested, and revised. As with all of Georgetown’s core curriculum, SFA courses should help students connect the subject matter of the course to broader contexts such as ethical and social issues. Opportunities to teach upper-level courses in the applicant’s area of expertise may also be possible.

Preference will be given to applicants with innovative teaching and learning experience, especially in the fields of environmental and sustainability sciences, conservation biology or a related scientific discipline. Applicants should have a Ph.D. in biology, environmental, or climate science, or a related field, and demonstrated experience and enthusiasm for science education. Applicants should possess excellent writing and speaking skills; be well-organized and able to carry out position duties independently; have the ability to provide individual and group instruction with an awareness of diverse learning styles; be able to train and manage undergraduate and graduate TAs; and be able to teach effectively in lecture and laboratory contexts. This is a 9-month full-time, non-tenure line position focused on instruction with a joint appointment in the Biology Department and GEI. The position is for 3 years, with possibility of renewal.

Learn more about the SFA at https://sites.google.com/a/georgetown.edu/core-natural-sciences-requirement/home), the Department of Biology at https://biology.georgetown.edu  and the Georgetown Environmental Initiative at https://environment.georgetown.edu/.

Applicants should send a brief cover letter summarizing their qualifications, a curriculum vitae, a teaching dossier (teaching philosophy, exemplar activities or assessments, and/or teaching evaluations, and a diversity statement: max 10 pages), and names and contact information of three references. Applications should be sent via email as pdf files to biology@georgetown.edu. Potential applicants can contact Dr. Peter Marra (peter.marra@georgetown.edu) with questions.

Review of applications will begin on April 10th and continue until the position is filled. This position will begin August 1st 2020 for a fall term start.

Georgetown University is committed to workplace diversity as an Affirmative-Action, Equal-Opportunity Employer. Minorities, women, individuals with disabilities, and members of other underrepresented groups are strongly encouraged to apply. All hiring is subject to final approval by the university Provost.