[ES_JOBS_NET] Tenure track faculty position in climate science at Williams College

Erika Marín-Spiotta marinspiotta at wisc.edu
Fri Aug 18 10:15:21 MDT 2017

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From: Mea Cook <Mea.S.Cook at williams.edu>
Date: Fri, Aug 18, 2017 at 10:37 AM

Dear all,

The Geosciences <https://geosciences.williams.edu/> Department at Williams
College <https://www.williams.edu/> is seeking a climate scientist for a
new tenure track position

Williams is a top-ranked undergraduate institution with a strong emphasis
on student-faculty research, and a teaching commitment of 3 courses
(lecture + lab) per year. I love my department, it is a wonderful
environment to work where excellence in teaching and engaging bright
students in research are both highly valued.

Please circulate to anyone who may be interested!


Mea S. Cook
Associate Professor, Geosciences Department
Chair, Women's Gender and Sexuality Studies
Williams College
947 Main Street
Williamstown, MA 01267
(413) 597-4541
Pronouns: she/her/hers

Tenure-Track Assistant Professor in Geosciences

The Geosciences Department at Williams College invites applications for a
tenure-track appointment in the broad field of climate science, at the rank
of Assistant Professor, beginning 1 July 2018. We seek a colleague
committed to excellence in undergraduate teaching, who will provide a
balance of classroom, field, and laboratory experiences for our students,
and develop a vibrant and productive research program that engages
undergraduates. We are particularly interested in candidates who take an
interdisciplinary approach to climate science, and who will be likely to
develop research and teaching collaborations across departmental boundaries.

The successful candidate will teach three courses per year (lectures plus
labs). Teaching responsibilities are likely to include an introductory
course in weather and climate, as well as higher-level courses based on the
candidate’s interests. Examples of such courses include, but are not
limited to: climate system analysis and prediction; physical climatology;
climate and society; hydroclimatology; applied climatology; climate
engineering; climate dynamics; economics of climate change; statistical
analysis of climatologic data; GIS/remote sensing; environmental
management; climate and policy; cryosphere-climate interaction; or energy
and the environment. Faculty have broad latitude in developing their own
courses and we welcome ideas from candidates for ways in which they might
develop courses that would cross traditional disciplinary lines and build
dynamic intellectual bridges between Geosciences and other departments.

The Geosciences Department (web.williams.edu/Geoscience/) is committed to
providing excellent training for future geoscientists, as well as teaching
earth science as part of a balanced liberal arts education. Our department
works closely with the Center for Environmental Studies (ces.williams.edu/),
and the successful candidate will be expected to mount courses that would
be cross-listed with that program. The College is especially interested in
candidates who can contribute to the growing diversity of the academic
community through their teaching, scholarship and service. Enthusiasm for
teaching, mentoring and advising a diverse population of students is

Applicants should have a Ph.D. or dissertation completed by the time of
appointment, demonstrated teaching experience, and a vigorous research
program suitable for undergraduate student involvement. Deadline for
applications is 30 November 2017. We welcome applications from members of
groups traditionally underrepresented in the field, and applicants are
asked to state in their cover letter how they will enhance the diversity of
offerings and educational experiences if hired. All offers of employment
are contingent upon completion of a background check. Further information
is available here: dean-faculty.williams.edu/prospective-faculty/backgrou

Candidates should apply via Interfolio (apply.interfolio.com/32106). The
application should include a cover letter, statements of teaching and
research philosophy, curriculum vitae, and contact information for three

Williams College is a liberal arts institution located in the Berkshire
Hills of western Massachusetts. The college has built its reputation on
outstanding teaching and scholarship and on the academic excellence of its
approximately 2,000 students. Please visit the Williams College website (
www.williams.edu). Beyond meeting fully its legal obligations for
non-discrimination, Williams College is committed to building a diverse and
inclusive community where members from all backgrounds can live, learn, and
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