Visiting assistant professor earth and oceanographic science (oceans) (reference number: F00183JP)

Departament: Earth and Oceanographic Science

Position start: 1 July 2022

Review of applications: 18 March 2022 (and continue until the position is filled)

Position summary:

Bowdoin College’s Department of Earth and Oceanographic Science invites applications for a one-year, full-time, visiting assistant professor position beginning July 1, 2022. A PhD by July 1, 2022 is preferred; ABD considered. Teaching responsibilities include two oceanography courses with labs and two without, for a total of four courses per year. Course topics might include marine biogeochemistry, ocean acidification, or paleoceanography. Successful candidates will demonstrate a strong commitment to inclusive excellence in undergraduate teaching. For a description of inclusive excellence, please consult the following resource: Williams, et. al., Toward a Model of Inclusive Excellence.  

Bowdoin is a community that warmly welcomes people of all backgrounds. We encourage applications from candidates committed to the support of an inclusive campus community and those who will enrich and contribute to the College’s multifaceted diversity. We especially encourage people from historically excluded groups to apply. Bowdoin College offers opportunities for professional development, including annual conference travel support, mentoring programming, and grants to support scholarly research. 

The College’s location along the rocky Maine coast provides excellent local field sites for teaching and research. Department facilities include access to research vessels, oceanographic sampling equipment, CTD, SmartCHEM nutrient autoanalyzer, UV-vis spectrophotometer, HPLC, DIC analyzer, SEM with CL/EDS/EBSD capabilities, and a real-time oceanographic buoy ( Bowdoin’s Schiller Coastal Studies Center is located on Harpswell Sound within a 30-minute drive from campus and offers a marine laboratory with flowing seawater, research dock, boating equipment, teaching laboratory and classroom space. For more information about the department and the marine lab, please visit and 

Bowdoin College accepts only electronic submissions. Please submit 1) a cover letter; 2) a curriculum vitae; 3) a 2-page statement that describes your teaching practices and how they support a commitment to equity and inclusion; 4) a 1-page research statement; and 5) the names and contact information for three references who have agreed to provide letters of recommendation. Letters of recommendation will be automatically requested as part of the application process.

Bowdoin College, 31 January 2022. More information.

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