Position Available – Part-Time Lecturer

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The Department of Atmospheric Sciences at the University of Washington (UW) invites applications for a nine-month, non-tenure-track, part-time lecturer to teach undergraduate courses in climate sciences, including climate change (past, present and future), environmental justice, clean energy solutions, and the impacts of climate change. The successful candidate will teach one class per quarter during the academic year in a 50% full-time equivalent appointment. Applicants must have a doctoral degree in Atmospheric Sciences, or a related science, and demonstrated experience teaching similar classes. The starting date of employment is 15 September 2021.

The Department of Atmospheric Sciences strives for an equitable, inclusive and welcoming departmental culture that values and honors diverse experiences and perspectives, that fosters the constructive expression of ideas, and that promotes intellectual curiosity, creativity, and respect. We seek to hire a colleague who will support our effort to advance these goals and who has a desire to teach climate science to undergraduate students from a wide range of backgrounds, many of whom will be future leaders in our society.

The UW is located in the greater Seattle metropolitan area, with a dynamic, multicultural community of nearly 4 million people and a range of ecosystems from mountains to ocean. The UW serves a diverse population of 80,000 students, faculty and staff (including 25% first-generation college students, over 25% Pell Grant students, and faculty from over 70 countries).

The University of Washington offers a wide range of professional development and networking opportunities for instructors and a comprehensive benefits package, including access to campus childcare and health/vision/dental plans for spouse, qualified domestic partner, and/or dependents. Details can be found at http://hr.uw.edu/benefits/benefits-orientation/benefit-summary-pdfs/.


A Ph.D. or foreign equivalent in Atmospheric Sciences or related field. Excellent communication skills in a large-class setting and a commitment to student learning. Demonstrated success in teaching introductory undergraduate classes. A desire to mentor graduate students who assist in teaching our large classes. A commitment to promoting equity in the classroom.

Application Instructions

Applicants should apply electronically through Interfolio at http://apply.interfolio.com/83263 Applicants receive a free Dossier account where they supply the following documentation:

1) cover letter

2) curriculum vitae

3) names of at least three professional references (contact information – no formal letters)

4) a statement of teaching experience and philosophy including commitment to teaching a diverse student body (2-3 pages), and

5) documentation of teaching excellence in related undergraduate courses (e.g., teaching evaluations).

The selected candidate will be required to successfully complete a criminal background check and sexual misconduct disclosure form. Questions pertaining to this search may be addressed to Professor David Battisti (battisti@atmos.uw.edu), Search Committee Chair, Department of Atmospheric Sciences, University of Washington, Box 351640, Seattle, WA 98195-1640.

Review of applications will begin 1 March 2021 and continue until the position is filled. Reference letters will be requested for well-qualifying candidates. To ensure full consideration all application documents must be submitted by 30 March 2021. Application documents received after this date may be considered at the discretion of the committee. Applicants who may need disability accommodations in the application process are encouraged to contact the UW’s Disability Services Office at (206) 543-6450 or (206) 543-6450 (TTY) or dso@uw.edu.

Equal Employment Opportunity Statement

University of Washington is an affirmative action and equal opportunity employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, creed, religion, national origin, sex, sexual orientation, marital status, pregnancy, genetic information, gender identity or expression, age, disability, or protected veteran status.

Commitment to Diversity 

The University of Washington is committed to building diversity among its faculty, librarian, staff, and student communities, and articulates that commitment in the UW Diversity Blueprint (http://www.washington.edu/diversity/diversity-blueprint/). Additionally, the University’s Faculty Code recognizes faculty efforts in research, teaching and/or service that address diversity and equal opportunity as important contributions to a faculty member’s academic profile and responsibilities