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Visiting Assistant Professor of Environmental Science - 998234

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Drake University

Des Moines, IA

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Visiting Assistant Professor of Environmental Science - 998234


The Department of Environmental Science and Sustainability at Drake University seeks applicants for a Visiting Assistant Professor position in Environmental Science, a one-year, potentially renewable position. The individual will teach a 4/3 load (where labs count as full courses) including GIS courses. The Department of Environmental Science and Sustainability has two majors, including Environmental Science and Environmental Sustainability and Resilience. The ENS major has two tracks, one in Aquatic and Earth Sciences and the other in Biological Conservation. In addition, the department is host to two interdisciplinary curriculum concentrations, in Comparative Animal Behavior and in Zoo & Conservation Science. There are numerous research opportunities, and some support for professional development is available. Candidates who can contribute field courses to the biological conservation track in the Environmental Science major are encouraged to apply (see for information on our programs). Applicants should submit a letter of application, a current curriculum vita, evidence of teaching effectiveness, and contact information for three references. Strong preference will be given to candidates with ArcGIS experience and those who can teach field classes. For fullest consideration, candidates should submit materials by March 9, 2018; the position will remain open until filled. Drake University is an equal opportunity employer and actively seeks applicants who reflect the diversity of the nation.


Teaching GIS and courses supporting the biological conservation track of the ENS major.


Ph.D. or all but dissertation focusing on ecology, environmental science, conservation biology or related fields. A strong preference will be given to candidates with ArcGIS experience and those who can teach field courses.

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Cover Letter, Resume/CV, Statement of Teaching Philosophy

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Drake University is an equal-opportunity employer and actively seeks applicants who reflect the diversity of the nation. No applicant shall be discriminated against on the basis of race, color, national origin, creed, religion, age, disability, sex, pregnancy, gender identity or expression, sexual orientation, genetic information, veteran status or any characteristic protected by law in its educational programs and activities, admissions, or employment..

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Drake University is one of the nation's finest institutions of higher education. Nearly 99 percent of Drake bachelor's degree recipients in 2015-16 found career employment or entered graduate school within six months of receiving their degrees.

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