Visiting Assistant Professor

The Environmental Sciences Program at Northwestern University seeks a full-time Visiting Assistant Professor to complement our undergraduate curriculum. The successful candidate will be expected to teach six courses per year (two per quarter), including one introductory course focused on human-environment interactions broadly defined, a sequence of courses focused on the theory and application of geographic information systems (GIS), and additional advanced courses in their area of expertise. The appointment will begin September 1, 2018. The initial term is two years, with the possibility of renewal for one additional year. The candidate should have a Ph.D. in environmental science or a closely related field at the time of appointment.

Applicants should submit a cover letter, curriculum vitae, contact information for three references, and statement of teaching interests, experience, and philosophy. Review of applications will begin February 1, 2018 and continue until the position is filled.

Application Instructions

Applications will only be accepted online.  Please prepare all documents in advance as Adobe PDF files.  All required fields are marked with an asterisk and must be filled in before clicking on the "Submit" button.  Incomplete applications cannot be saved.

Prior to beginning the application:

  1. Prepare a separate PDF (3MB max file size) for each of your documents.
  2. Prepare a list of names and email addresses for your external academic references.

    Three references are required.  Please note that your references will not be automatically contacted upon completion of your application.  You will be notified if and when your references are contacted to upload letters.

Once you have prepared the information above you may click on the link below to begin the application. 
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AA/EOE.  Northwestern University is an Equal Opportunity, Affirmative Action Employer of all protected classes including veterans and individuals with disabilities. Women, racial and ethnic minorities, individuals with disabilities, and veterans are encouraged to apply. Hiring is contingent upon eligibility to work in the United States.