Faculty Position in Marine Science

The Evergreen State College seeks a Marine Biologist or Biological Oceanographer with the ability to teach about marine organisms and the biological consequences of global climate change. The campus has ~1,000 meters of shoreline on the southern tip of Puget Sound and is near diverse estuarine and coastal habitats. Applicants should be able to take advantage of these marine environments as part of their teaching and conduct extensive lab and field activities. 

We are particularly interested in applicants with research goals compatible with developing the capacity for undergraduate students to link theory into practice. Evergreen's curricular structure facilitates project-based undergraduate research as well as internships with public and private organizations, including state agencies and tribes. Candidates who will support and develop these research and internship activities are highly desirable. In addition to teaching classes focused on marine science, the successful candidate will collaborate with other faculty within and outside of the sciences to develop team-taught interdisciplinary programs. Preference will be given to candidates with interdisciplinary experience as demonstrated by their teaching history or other professional experience. The successful candidate will also have opportunities to teach in Evergreen's Master of Environmental Studies program. Ph.D. required.

Evergreen organizes its curriculum through interdisciplinary studies (rather than through departments and courses), so the ideal candidate would show the potential for working across disciplines with faculty colleagues. In addition to teaching, faculty are expected to advise and mentor students and participate in Evergreen’s system of shared governance. Through their participation in shared governance, faculty play a significant role in most aspects of how the college is run. 

Minimum Qualifications: 

  • Ph.D.;
  • Ability to teach marine biology, biological oceanography, marine organisms, and biological consequences of global climate change;
  • Ability incorporate local marine environments in teaching extensive lab and field activities; 
  • Research goals compatible with developing the capacity for undergraduate students to link theory into practice; and
  • College level teaching experience.

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Interdisciplinary experience as demonstrated by teaching history or other professional experience;
  • Desire to support undergraduate research and student internships.

To apply, please enter the following information to our online application:

  • Contact Information 
  • Work Experience 
  • Affirmative Action

Submit the following items as email attachment(s) to: facultyhiring@evergreen.edu

  • Curriculum vitae; 
  • Letter of application that expresses your interest in the position and details how your background, skills and experience will contribute to an academically rigorous, full-time marine science program; 
  • Descriptions of three educational field activities utilizing local marine environments and three ideas for research projects that can be carried out successfully by small groups of undergraduate students; 
  • 1-2 page statement of your teaching philosophy and practice. Please focus specifically on your understanding and experience of interdisciplinary study and what you believe should distinguish a liberal arts education today; 
  • 1-2 page statement of your multicultural experience and/or practice
  • Examples of scholarly work (research papers or reviews); Evaluations by students (if available); 
  • Three current letters of reference from professional colleagues (letters of reference may be submitted via regular mail or email (facultyhiring@evergreen.edu).

Review of complete applications begins October 4, 2013. We will continue to accept application materials until finalists are selected.

The College reserves the right to extend searches or not offer positions advertised. As a condition of employment, persons hired must provide proof of identity and employment eligibility within three (3) days of contract start date.  All position offers are contingent on funding. Persons with disabilities can receive accommodations in the hiring process by contacting the Faculty Hiring Coordinator. The Evergreen State College is an equal opportunity employer.

The successful candidate is eligible for continuing appointment based on the guidelines set forth in the Collective Bargaining Agreement.