School of the Environment, Adjunct

Position summary:

Washington State University Vancouver’s School of the Environment is seeking applicants for an adjunct faculty member to teach two lab sections associated with a course titled “Welcome to the Earth: An Introduction to Geology (SOE 101)” during the Spring 2022 semester.  Although the semester runs January 10 – May 10, the appointment(s) will be effective January 1 through May 15.

Welcome to the Earth: An Introduction to Geology (SOE 101): This is a 4-credit course (2 weekly lectures taught by Dr. Barry Walker, plus one weekly lab period lasting 2 hrs, 40 min) that addresses fundamental concepts in introductory geology.

Most lab meetings will be on campus except when determined not feasible by the instructor or state health regulations, in which case remote synchronous instruction or online/asynchronous work will be substituted. The instructor will provide more information.

The two lab sections taught by the successful applicant will meet on Mondays 16:20-19:00 and Wednesdays 14:55-17:35. Expected enrollment in each lab section: 15 – 24 students.  A lab meeting may be scheduled, and the lab instructor(s) will be expected to work closely with the course instructor regarding lab content, curriculum and syllabus.

Minimum requirements:

Candidates must possess a M.S. or Ph.D. in a related discipline.  Preferred qualifications include experience in teaching undergraduate courses at a college level.  Successful candidates must demonstrate a commitment to working with diverse student and community populations. 

$3,108 - $3,378 for each lab section taught, depending upon highest degree held by instructor
To apply:

Review of completed applications will begin on November 23 and continue until the position is filled.

Interested applicants should send by email 1) a cover letter discussing training and experience as related to the required and preferred qualifications, 2) curriculum vitae, 3) contact information for three references, and (4) evaluations of past teaching experience, if available to:

Informational inquiries can be directed to the School of the Environment Program Leader, John Harrison (

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