[ES_JOBS_NET] Adjunct Professor (Climate Science) at Lewis & Clark College in Portland, OR

Jessica Kleiss jkleiss at lclark.edu
Tue Apr 2 22:36:56 MDT 2013

Lewis & Clark College, a private liberal arts college with 2,000
undergraduates, invites applications for an adjunct professorship in the
Department of Environmental Studies beginning Fall 2012. The successful
candidate will deliver an introductory Climate Science course that consists
of three weekly one-hour lectures and two laboratory sections (see schedule
and course description

below). Ph.D. in Atmospheric, Ocean, Climate Science or a related field
required at the time of appointment. Excellent classroom teaching and
laboratory instruction at an undergraduate institution is essential.
Candidates interested in development of new and existing laboratory
exercises for this class are strongly encouraged to apply.

The College is committed to preparing students for leadership in an
increasingly interdependent world, and affirms the educational benefits of
diversity. (See http://www.lclark.edu/dept/about/diversity.html) A complete
application should include (1) a letter of application which includes a
statement of teaching philosophy, past teaching experience, and research
interests; (2) a curriculum vitae; and (3) contact information for three
references. All materials should be addressed to Jessica Kleiss:
jkleiss at lclark.edu. Review of applications will begin on Monday, April 15th,
and continue until the position is filled.

Course description: Introduction to the earth's climate from a physical,
earth-systems perspective. Prehistoric and historic fluctuations in the
earth's climate, the current climate system, and projections for future
climate and climate impacts. Topics will include the radiative balance of
the earth's atmosphere, the greenhouse effect, albedo, aerosols, clouds,
climate feedbacks, global and regional atmospheric circulation, ocean
circulation, climate variability such as El Nino, the carbon cycle,
paleoclimate proxy records, ocean acidification, and climate models. We
will examine some responses to climate change, including geoengineering,
adaptation, and mitigation. Weekly laboratory exercises with climate data
observations and models (computer-based), and physical mechanisms (lab- and
field-based). Lecture and lab.

Course schedule: Sept. 4th – Dec 18th, Lectures MWF 8-9am.  Labs Tuesday
9:30-12pm, 1pm-3:30pm.

Please feel free to contact Jessica Kleiss (jkleiss at lclark.edu)

Jessica Kleiss
Assistant Professor of Environmental Studies
Lewis and Clark College, Portland OR
phone: 503-768-7368
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