Chatham University
  • Gibsonia, PA, USA
  • Full Time

Visiting Instructor or Assistant Professor of Environmental Science

Chatham University is seeking applications for a full-time Visiting Instructor or Visiting Assistant Professor of Environmental Science for the 2022-23 academic year.

Chatham University strives to promote a campus environment that understands and embraces multiculturalism while increasing individuals' intercultural competence. We actively work to build and sustain a diverse and culturally vibrant campus, which promotes employee and student success and retention.

Duties & Responsibilities:

This position will be responsible for teaching 18 credit hours (approximately 6 courses, some with associated labs) in the candidate's area of expertise that align with departmental teaching needs. Additional responsibilities include participation in university and department events as needed.


  • Completion of a master's degree or above in Geology, Earth Sciences or a closely related environmental science field is required.
  • Doctorate degree in Geology, Earth Sciences or a closely related environmental science field is preferred.
  • ABD-PhD candidates are encouraged to apply.

Preference will be given to those individuals with college teaching experience and practice working with diverse groups.

How to Apply:

Application materials should detail how the candidate's current or previous teaching, service and/or scholarship has supported the success of first-generation students and students from racial, ethnic, and gender backgrounds that are underrepresented in their academic field; applicants who have not yet had the opportunity for such experience should note how their work will further Chatham's commitment to diversity.

Interested candidates should visit and follow the instructions to complete the application process.

All documents should be uploaded in the "Resume" section at the time of application.

To ensure full consideration, please submit all of the following:

  • Cover letter addressing the qualifications of the position
  • Curriculum vitae
  • Contact information for three professional references
  • One-page statement addressing their teaching philosophy
  • One-page statement on diversity, equity, and inclusion in academics

An established record of service and scholarship are not required for this position, but the applicant should feel free to elaborate on such activities in the cover letter and other materials, especially if they relate to student mentoring.

Review of applications will begin June 15, 2022 - candidates should submit all requested materials by that date for full consideration.

About Chatham University:

Founded in 1869, Chatham University has an enrollment of over 2,200 students across over 60 undergraduate and graduate programs in our areas of excellence: sustainability & health, the arts & sciences and business & communications. Chatham has consistently been named a College of Distinction and a "Best College" by U.S. News & World Report, and-as the alma mater of environmental icon, Rachel Carson (Class of '29)-is perennially ranked as one of the greenest colleges in the United States by Sierra Magazine and the Princeton Review.

Chatham's mission is: "to prepare students to build lives of purpose, value and fulfilling preparing graduates to be informed and engaged citizens in their communities; to recognize and respect diversity of culture, identity, and opinion; and to live sustainably." Building on this mission, Chatham is committed to creating a supportive and inclusive learning, living and working environment for all members of the campus community.

Chatham consists of the School of Health Sciences; the Falk School of Sustainability & Environment; the School of Arts, Science and Business; and the School for Continuing & Professional Studies.

Located in Pittsburgh, PA-one of the country's most livable cities and great college towns-Chatham is spread across three distinct locations: the historic arboretum, Shadyside Campus; Chatham Eastside in the fast-growing East End; and Eden Hall Campus, one of the world's most sustainable campuses.

Chatham University is an Equal Opportunity Employer with a strong commitment to diversity, inclusion, and equity. Persons of color, women, veterans, individuals with disabilities, and members of other underrepresented groups are highly encouraged to apply. Chatham University does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion, gender, gender identity, gender expression, sexual orientation, age, or national origin.

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