The Department of Geology and Environmental Science at the University of Pittsburgh is seeking qualified applicants for a faculty position at the rank of Lecturer, pending budgetary approval. This position is outside of the tenure stream and is contracted for 3 years, with renewals and promotion expected. The successful candidate will teach a variety of undergraduate courses for a new B.S. major in Environmental Science, ideally including a scientific writing class. The duties associated with this position would include advising Environmental Science and Geology majors, preparation of course materials, and academic program assessment. Additional duties may include, at the option of the successful candidate, developing proposals for undergraduate research, curriculum development, outreach, or attracting underrepresented minorities. The candidate must possess a Ph.D. in Geoscience, Environmental Science, or other related disciplines. Teaching experience is essential. Excellent communication and writing skills are required. The appointment begins in the fall term of 2016.
Internal Number: 174298
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