The Department of Earth and Planetary Sciences at the Rutgers University School of Arts and Sciences seeks to fill a full-time Non-Tenure Track Teaching Professor position to teach and coordinate 3 courses per semester in the area of Environmental Geology. The instructor is expected to teach 3 courses per semester at the 100 to 300 level with 1 to 2 of these courses enrolling ~150 students in each section. In addition, the instructor would teach 1 300-level course in Geochemistry. Other courses may be assigned to the instructor that are in line with their expertise and experience.
The 100- and 200- level geology courses in Earth and Planetary Sciences satisfies the Natural Science requirement for the university and draw students from many different majors at Rutgers. A 300-level course in Geochemistry is required in the Earth and Planetary Sciences major. The instructor would also work with department officers to help design future courses and directions within the Environmental Geology Major and Minor Tracks. The university has a highly diverse undergraduate student population, which is represented in these courses. Therefore, prior experience teaching to diverse groups and with in-person and virtual learning is preferred.
We particularly welcome applications from candidates committed to promotion of equity and inclusion through their teaching methods, service to the university and community, and student mentorship within one of the most diverse university communities in the country. We are open to candidates who have had non-traditional career paths, taken time off for family reasons, or achieved excellence in careers outside academia.
Minimum Education and Experience:
Candidates should have a Ph.D. in Earth and Planetary Sciences or a related field and past teaching experience. This will be a renewable appointment at the rank of Teaching Instructor and salary commensurate with experience.
Physical Demands and Work Environment:
Instruction will vary with some sections taught as in person and some in the virtual mode.
Rutgers, The State University of New Jersey, is a leading national public research university and the state's preeminent, comprehensive public institution of higher education. Rutgers is dedicated to teaching that meets the highest standards of excellence; to conducting research that breaks new ground; and to turning knowledge into solutions for local, national, and global communities. As it was at our founding in 1766, the heart of our mission is preparing students to become productive members of society and good citizens of the world. Rutgers teaches across the full educational spectrum: preschool to precollege; undergraduate to graduate and postdoctoral; and continuing education for professional and personal advancement. Rutgers is New Jersey's land-grant institution and one of the nation's foremost research universities, and as such, we educate, make discoveries, serve as an engine of economic growth, and generate ideas for improving people's lives.