Wittenberg University’s Environmental Science Program invites applications for a full-time, visiting position in environmental science focused on climate change and its impacts beginning August 2021. This position is renewable for up to three years.  Wittenberg is committed to attracting and retaining highly qualified individuals who collectively reflect the diversity of our student body and society at-large. The disciplinary interest of the successful candidate is secondary to the ability to teach an introductory course on global climate change and contribute to teaching or designing other courses in the environmental science curriculum.  The current course examines the science of global climate change, natural and human-introduced climate forcing, and the environmental impacts of global climate change.  The successful candidate will also contribute to a team-taught introductory course in environmental science, an environmental research methods course, and an advanced undergraduate course in the area of disciplinary expertise of the candidate.


Applicants should have a Ph.D. (or ABD) and interest in teaching in the liberal arts and sciences context. We invite applicants with expertise in one or more of the following thematic areas: climate science, global ecology, biogeochemistry, agriculture, cryospheric sciences, food sciences, or related fields. We particularly encourage applicants employing one or more of the following in their teaching, outreach, or research: community engagement, especially marginalized communities, GIS, field data and methods, environmental research methods.

For further information about the position, please contact the director of the Environmental Science Program, Dr. John Ritter at jritter@wittenberg.edu.

Additional Information:

The successful candidate will demonstrate support for diversity, equity and inclusiveness as well as participate in maintaining a respectful, positive work environment.  Please see our notice of nondiscrimination housed on our website.

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Application Instructions:

Review of applications will begin immediately and continue until the position is filled.

Interested applicants must apply online; applications will not be accepted by email or postal mail. As part of the application process, please upload the following documents in Adobe Acrobat or MS Word format.

  • A cover letter/letter of application;
  • A curriculum vitae;
  • Evidence of successful teaching;
  • Statement of teaching philosophy;
  • A statement of your individual commitment to and experiences in advancing diversity and inclusion and how they relate to your future teaching and research; and
  • Unofficial undergraduate and graduate transcripts

In addition, please ask your referees (three) to send their recommendation letters via email directly to Mary Kelly, Academic Administrative Assistant (kellym21@wittenberg.edu).

If you are a person with a disability and require assistance with the application process, please contact Wittenberg’s Human Resources Department at 937-327-7517.