The ES dept is hiring a visiting assistant professor in marine ecology

Visiting Assistant Professor of Environmental Studies – Marine Ecology

One Year Appointment (2018-2019)



Position Summary.  The Department of Environmental Studies at Gettysburg College invites applications for a one-year Visiting Assistant Professor in marine ecology beginning August, 2018. We seek individuals who have a commitment to teaching in the liberal arts tradition. The successful candidate will teach introductory courses to majors and non-majors, as well as upper level courses in his/her area of expertise.  The teaching load for this position will be three courses each semester, where either a lecture or laboratory section is considered to be one course. 


Qualifications.  Candidates should have a Ph.D. (or be ABD) in marine ecology or a related discipline. Teaching experience or promise of excellence in teaching is desirable.  We strongly encourage applications from candidates who can demonstrate through their teaching or scholarship that they can contribute to the diversity and inclusive excellence of our community.

Application Details.  Please visit our website to submit your electronic application: including a cover letter, curriculum vitae, a statement of teaching and research goals in a liberal arts environment, and the current email addresses for three professional references (at least one of whom can comment on your teaching effectiveness). Professional references will be contacted by Gettysburg College to submit letters of recommendation electronically.  Review of applications will begin December 1, 2017 and will continue until a successful candidate is found.  Inquiries can be addressed to Dr. Rud Platt (

Gettysburg College is a highly selective liberal arts college located within 90 minutes of the Baltimore/Washington metropolitan area. Established in 1832, the College has a rich history and is situated on a 220-acre campus with an enrollment of over 2,600 students. The College is a member of the Marine Science Education Consortium (MSEC) and has access to facilities at Duke Marine Lab. Gettysburg College, an equal opportunity employer, complies with all applicable federal, state, local laws and regulations regarding nondiscrimination. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment and admission. The College prohibits discrimination and harassment, and provides equal opportunity without regard to race, ethnicity, color, religion, national origin, disability, veteran status, marital/familial status, possession of a General Education Development Certificate (GED) as compared to a high school diploma, sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, sex, age, or genetic information in all aspects of employment, educational programs, activities, and admissions. Pursuant to Title IX of the Education Amendment of 1972, Gettysburg College prohibits discrimination on the basis of sex (i.e., which includes but is not limited to the prohibition of sexual misconduct and relationship violence, including sexual assault and harassment) in all of its educational programs and activities.