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Visiting Assistant Professor of Earth and Climate Sciences and Physics

Bates College
Lewiston, Maine, US
Posting live until
7 Jul 2024

Job Details

The Bates College Department of Earth and Climate Sciences (EACS) and the Department of Physics & Astronomy invites applications for a jointly-appointed, one-year Visiting Assistant Professor in computational Atmospheric, Oceanic, or Climate modeling, beginning August 2024.  The successful candidate will contribute to the curricula of EACS and Physics by teaching an introductory course on the climate system, a cross-listed 200-level course in climate modeling, and/or a 100- or 300-level Physics course, and will supervise two EACS student thesis projects.

Candidates should be able to demonstrate a commitment to undergraduate education and a commitment to collaboration, collegiality and building an inclusive academic environment.  Candidate with demonstrated success in teaching and/or supporting marginalized, first generation and historically underrepresented students are especially encouraged to apply.

About Bates

Bates College is a residential liberal arts college in Lewiston, Maine.  Details about the college and its community can be found here.  Lewiston is a diverse and growing city in Maine, two and a half hours north of Boston and 45 minutes from a burgeoning Portland technology start-up scene that includes the Roux Institute.

Bates is committed to supporting educational access for all. Educational access and justice are central to Bates’ history and mission.  That work is supported in a variety of ways, including an HHMI Inclusive Excellence grant to support transforming how we teach STEM, a Schuler Education Foundation Grant to support financial aid for Pell-eligible students, low income and undocumented students, and a Mellon Foundation Curricular Transformation Grant.  Teaching is supported by a new Center for Inclusive Teaching and LearningCommunity-engaged learning and study abroad are encouraged and robustly supported.  Read more about our faculty’s commitment to equity and inclusion here.

Multiple full-time assistants in instruction provide logistical support for the introductory laboratories in both departments.  College-wide facilities include a staff-supported Leavitt High Performance Computing Center, Visualization Lab, and a Digital Medial Studio, among other facilities.

Candidate Credentials: Candidates should have completed their PhD in atmospheric, oceanic climate sciences, or a related field by August 1, 2024.

Application Instructions:  Review of applications will begin on July 5, 2024 and continue until the position is filled.  Applicants should submit the following: a cover letter addressing interest in the position and Bates College, curriculum vitae, statement discussing teaching philosophy and experience, and a statement discussing research interests.  Evidence of the candidate’s past and potential contributions to equity and inclusion should be addressed either in a separate, additional document, or integrated into the teaching and research statements.

Three letters of recommendation will be requested from candidates selected for further review.  Employment is contingent upon successful completion of a background check.


Bates College is a highly selective liberal arts institution of approximately 1,750 students, located in Lewiston, Maine, 2.5 hours north of Boston, Massachusetts, and 1.0 hour north of Portland, Maine. Since its founding in 1855, Bates has been coeducational and has enrolled students of various religious and racial/ethnic groups. The college also has an accomplished faculty of approximately 200 individuals from a wide range of disciplines teaching in 24 departments and 8 interdisciplinary programs.

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