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Job Opening: Senior Lecturer in Climate Science

Posted by on Tuesday, October 3, 2023 in Uncategorized.

Senior Lecturer in Climate Science

Vanderbilt University: College of Arts and Science: Natural Sciences: Earth & Environmental Sciences


Vanderbilt University, Nashville, TN

Open Date

Oct 02, 2023


The Department of Earth and Environmental Sciences at Vanderbilt University seeks a highly motivated candidate for an instructional faculty position at the rank of Senior Lecturer in climate science. We seek an individual aimed at the highest standards of teaching who would be drawn to interact with a diverse and interdisciplinary group of faculty and students in Earth and Environmental Sciences and other related fields. The position would begin in the fall semester of 2024. This is a non-tenure-track position with an initial appointment for three years and the potential for continuing reappointment, contingent upon institutional review.

The successful candidate will contribute to the Department of Earth and Environmental Sciences teaching mission by offering introductory and advanced Climate, Paleoclimate, Atmospheric and/or Ocean Sciences classes. A willingness to teach a breadth of such courses is required with an interest in developing new courses and a willingness to contribute to shaping the department’s teaching curriculum. In fall 2022, the College of Arts and Science launched a new interdisciplinary major in Climate Studies. Therefore, we seek applicants enthusiastic about contributing to this program that interfaces with the humanities and social sciences.


A PhD, in hand no later than August 15, 2024, in Earth, Atmospheric, Ocean Sciences, or related field is necessary. A strong foundation in climate science is required. Interest or experience with both modern and/or ancient earth systems through the lens of quantitative methods and physical processes is preferred. Successful candidates will have a strong record of teaching excellence, interest in pedagogy, and experience working with diverse students.

Application Instructions

Applications must include:

  1.  Full curriculum vitae
  2.  A statement of teaching philosophy and interests specific to our program
  3.  Teaching evaluations if available and other evidence of teaching effectiveness
  4.  Candidates may discuss equity, diversity, and inclusion in their research and teaching statements, as applicable.
  5.  Names of at least 3 references, including mail and email addresses and phone numbers.


Review of applications will begin November 30, 2023, and will continue until the position is filled. For questions regarding this posting please email

Equal Employment Opportunity Statement

Equal Opportunity Employer

At Vanderbilt University, we are intentional about and assume accountability for fostering advancement and respect for equity, diversity, and inclusion for all students, faculty, and staff. Our commitment to diversity makes us who we are.  We have created a community that celebrates differences and lets individuality thrive. As part of this commitment, we actively value diversity in our workplace and learning environments as we seek to take advantage of the rich backgrounds and abilities of everyone. The diverse voices of Vanderbilt represent an invaluable resource for the University in its efforts to fulfill its mission and strive to be an example of excellence in higher education.

Vanderbilt University is an equal opportunity employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, or status as a protected veteran, or any other characteristic protected by law.