Adjunct Instructor - Geoscience

Description of Job

The Chemistry, Geoscience & Physics Department at Edgewood College invites applications for an adjunct teaching position in Geoscience for the Fall 2020 semester.  Candidates should have experience in the fields of oceanography, atmospheric science, general geology and climate change.


Teaching Assignment:

GEOS 103 (Oceans and Atmospheres) is an introductory level science course taught out of the department of Chemistry, Geoscience and Physics. Students in the course are typically non-science majors of all grade levels taking the course as one of their two natural science requirements. The evening time slot makes this class especially popular with students from outside the School of Arts and Sciences. The structure of the course consists of two 3-hour meeting periods which feature a mixture of lecture, lab, and discussion. Topics covered include, but are not limited to, ocean sediments, properties of seawater, ocean currents, composition of the atmosphere, and climate change. Assessment is based on student discussions, exams, a group-based project, and participation in lab activities. 

Class is scheduled for Monday and Wednesday evenings, 6-9 pm.

Job Qualifications

Necessary Education or Work Experience

  • A master’s degree in geology, oceanographic or atmospheric sciences, or a related discipline.  PhD preferred.
  • Experience setting up and teaching laboratory classes
  • Experience working with undergraduates in the classroom

Required Knowledge and Skills

  • Ability to work collaboratively with department peers and others in the natural sciences on campus
  • Ability to work in the evening and hold office hours in the evening
  • Able to work independently

Required Technical Skills

  • Access to a computer with internet connection to communicate with students and other science staff.


Other Qualifications

Edgewood College, an Equal Opportunity Employer, is committed to academic excellence through diversity in its faculty, staff, and students. Candidates must demonstrate multicultural competence — the awareness, knowledge, and skills needed to work with others who are culturally different from self in meaningful, relevant, and productive ways. Applicants from traditionally underrepresented populations including women and racial and ethnic minorities are especially encouraged to apply. The selected candidate must actively support the mission of the College by working with faculty, staff and students to share in our core values — truth, compassion, justice, partnership, and community.

To apply: Send a cover letter, resume, and references to:

Edgewood College
Human Resources - ADGO
1000 Edgewood College Drive
Madison, WI 53711
Equal Opportunity Employer