Williams-Mystic Maritime Studies Program

Visiting Assistant Professor in Oceanography

The Williams-Mystic Maritime Studies Program in Mystic, Connecticut invites applications for a full-time visiting assistant professor to teach oceanography, supervise independent student research, and participate in 3 multi-day field seminars (offshore sailing cruise and field seminars to the Pacific and Gulf of Mexico coasts) in each of two semesters.  Our coastal campus includes a state of the art marine science center. We are seeking a scientist and educator with collaborative and interdisciplinary interests for a one-year sabbatical replacement from July 1, 2017 to June 30, 2018.

Williams-Mystic (mystic.williams.edu) is a selective off-campus program of Williams College located at Mystic Seaport, with approx. 20 students each semester from many different colleges. The mission of Williams-Mystic is to empower global, creative citizens while cultivating an enduring relationship with the sea. We create an open-minded, interdisciplinary academic community through experiential learning at Mystic Seaport, along the coasts of America, and on the ocean. Students of all majors study the history, literature, policy and science of the ocean, focusing on the environment and sustainability.

We welcome applications from members of groups traditionally underrepresented in the field, and we encourage you to write in your cover letter about your ability to work effectively with a student population that is broadly diverse with regard to gender, race, ethnicity, nationality, sexual orientation, and religion; we also encourage you to speak to any experience you have in working in a close-knit and highly collaborative learning environment.

PhD or ABD and teaching experience preferred. Applicants should submit a cover letter, curriculum vitae, and three letters of reference by December 1, 2016.  All materials should be addressed to Denise Buell, Dean of the Faculty, and must be submitted through Interfolio using this link: https://apply.interfolio.com/37534. Preliminary inquiries may be directed to Professor Lisa Gilbert (lgilbert@williams.edu)

All offers of employment are contingent upon completion of a background check. Further information is available here: http://dean-faculty.williams.edu/prospective-faculty/background-check-policy/.

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 thrive.

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 thrive.