Visiting Assistant Professor - Environmental Studies

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Visiting Assistant Professor



Environmental Studies


Adelphi University, New York, is a highly awarded, nationally ranked, powerfully connected doctoral research university dedicated to transforming students' lives through small classes with world-class faculty, hands-on learning and innovative ways to support academic and career success. Adelphi offers exceptional liberal arts and sciences programs and professional training, with particular strength in our Core Four—Arts and Humanities, STEM and Social Sciences, the Business and Education Professions, and Health and Wellness. Recognized as a Best College by U.S. News & World Report, Adelphi is Long Island's oldest private coeducational university, serving more than 8,100 students at its beautiful main campus in Garden City, at learning hubs in Manhattan, the Hudson Valley and Suffolk County, and online. The University offers students more than 50 undergraduate majors and 70 graduate programs in the liberal arts, the sciences and professional training. With powerful partnerships throughout the New York area, more than 115,000 graduates across the country, a growing enrollment of students from 41 states and 58 countries, and rising rankings from top publications and organizations, Adelphi is a dynamic community that plays a leadership role on Long Island and in the region.



The Environmental Studies program at Adelphi University invites applications for a Visiting Assistant Professor beginning August 2020. We seek applicants with a Ph.D. in Earth Science or a related field, with demonstrated teaching and research expertise in earth and environmental science, and ability to mentor undergraduate and graduate students. We especially welcome candidates with a history of scholarly publications and external funding emphasizing active research agenda focused on climate change, coastal geology, and/or GIS.


  1. Teach courses and supervise student research at the undergraduate and graduate levels.
  2. Potential courses include Climate Change, Environmental Geographic Systems, Introduction to the Oceans, Hydrology, or a new course in the candidate's area of expertise.
  3. Collaborate with other faculty working on past and present causes of climate change or environmental degradation.


  1. Applicants should have demonstrated research and teaching expertise in earth and environmental science.
  2. A Ph.D. in Earth Science or relevant field is required at the time of appointment.


  1. Applicants should submit a letter of interest with statements of research interests and teaching philosophy (2-pages each), curriculum vitae, and the names and contact information for three references.
  2. To ensure full consideration, applications should be received by October 15.


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