Job Title: Lecturer or Senior Lecturer Full Time in Environmental Studies
Department: Program on the Environment
Start Date: June 2019
Degree Required: Ph.D.
The University of Washington, Seattle, is recruiting for a Lecturer or Senior Lecturer, Full Time in Program on the Environment to serve as our Capstone Instructor beginning June 16, 2019. This 100% FTE position has a 9-month academic year term with additional required full-term summer teaching, and will be for five years with possibility of renewal. Rank will be commensurate with experience and qualifications. This is a non-tenured position.
This position requires teaching six courses per academic year (two courses per quarter), as well as one summer course taught during the full-summer term. We seek applicants with a demonstrated desire to advise and teach a student body, which is diverse with respect to socio-economic status, culture, academic interests, and career paths.
The successful applicant will be expected:
To supervise and mentor large groups of diverse students (> 50 per quarter) through the process of project development, independent research, and synthesis across a suite of environmentally-related disciplines and interdisciplinary areas of study;
to develop, nurture, and sustain collaborations with local, state, federal, and tribal governments, non-governmental organizations, public-private partnerships, and businesses;
to build coalitions of diverse constituents and the broader environmental community;
to train and mentor students in quantitative and qualitative data collection and analysis, including natural and social science methodologies, and human subjects data such as interviews and surveys;
to train students in how to communicate research results using traditional, digital, and social media to varied audiences;
to organize symposia and facilitate large group meetings;
to develop a record of interdisciplinary grant-funded research with diverse collaborators and scholarly publications that involve undergraduate student participation.
The Program on the Environment (PoE) is an interdisciplinary environmental studies program that has been at the leading edge of interdisciplinary learning and teaching at the UW since 1998. The curriculum integrates the broad range of social science, natural science, and humanities disciplines, which influence the field of environmental studies. PoE offers a B.A. in Environmental Studies, and is housed within the UW's College of the Environment, which provides a broad interdisciplinary and global position for education and basic and applied research.
The PoE, is committed to attracting and retaining a diverse student body, faculty and staff. Our program is built upon an inclusive pedagogy that attempts to bring diverse voices together so that an array of shared and/or varied experiences, expertise, perspectives and ideas create resilient and equitable solutions that protect the health of our planet and its ecosystems. The program strives to promote thoughtful dialogues that challenge and bridge differences in the classroom and society as a whole. The PoE specializes in bringing people together to work for an equitable and sustainable future. Our undergraduate degree in Environmental Studies empowers its graduates to improve the world and provides well-trained professionals who can address challenging environmental issues.
Environmental Studies students gain valuable professional experience and explore potential career paths through a 3-course Capstone project. The Capstone is typically centered on a quarter-long internship with a host organization. Potential Capstone hosts range from community-based non-profits and government agencies to faculty research projects and businesses. Through collaboration with their internship host, a faculty advisor, and the Capstone Instructor, students produce a tangible deliverable that is closely related to their academic study. The goal of this program is to allow students to put their education into practice. By applying their knowledge, students develop a deeper understanding of complex environmental issues. They also gain the soft skills and experience necessary for employment post-graduation.
The UW serves a diverse population of 80,000 students, faculty and staff, including 25% ﬁrst-generation college students, over 25% Pell Grant students, and faculty from over 70 countries. The UW is a recipient of a National Science Foundation ADVANCE Institutional Transformation Award to increase the advancement of women faculty in science, engineering, and math (see https://advance.washington.edu). All UW faculty engage in teaching, research, and service.
Salary and benefits are competitive and commensurate with experience. The University of Washington provides a wide range of networking, mentoring and development opportunities for junior faculty and a comprehensive benefits package.
PoE seeks applicants with environmental studies training and a PhD or foreign equivalent in any relevant field. Demonstrated excellence in mentoring individual undergraduate projects, management of large interdisciplinary teams, and excellent interpersonal skills are required. Successful candidates will have a minimum of five years of post-Ph.D. teaching and research experience at the college level and a demonstrated ability to practice active learning pedagogy.
Applicants should submit a complete application via Interfolio that includes the following: 1) letter of application (max 2 pages), 2) CV, 3) statement of teaching philosophy, including experience with applied undergraduate learning and commitment to diverse audiences and inclusive approaches (max 2 pages) 4) writing sample (First-author peer-reviewed publication), 5) evidence of teaching effectiveness, including summarized teaching evaluations and syllabi (max 10 pages), 6) three confidential letters of recommendation, to: INTERFOLIO http://apply.interfolio.com/61733.
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University of Washington is an affirmative action and equal opportunity employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, creed, religion, national origin, sex, sexual orientation, marital status, pregnancy, genetic information, gender identity or expression, age, disability, or protected veteran status.
Founded in 1861, the University of Washington is one of the oldest public institutions in the west coast and one of the preeminent research universities in the world. The University of Washington is a multi-campus university comprised of three different campuses: Seattle, Tacoma, and Bothell. The Seattle campus is made up of sixteen schools and colleges that serve students ranging from an undergraduate level to a doctoral level. The university is home to world-class libraries, arts, music, drama, and sports, as well as the highest quality medical care in Washington State and a world-class academic medical center. The teaching and research of the University’s many professional schools provide undergraduate and graduate students the education necessary toward achieving an excellence that will serve the state, the region, and the nation. As part of a large and diverse community, the University of Washington serves more students than any other institution in the Northwest.