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Lecturer Part-time- Earth and Space Sciences

Position Overview

School / Campus / College: College of the Environment

Organization: Earth and Space Science

Title: Lecturer Part-time- Earth and Space Sciences

Position Details

Position Description

The Department of Earth and Space Sciences at the University of Washington is seeking applications from qualified candidates for part-time non-tenure track position, 9 month service period, to teach one or more courses during Autumn, Winter, and/or Spring quarters of the 2020-2021 academic year. Appointments may be for multiple years (1-5 years) contingent on funding. Part-time lecturers are non-voting members of the UW faculty. 

The successful candidate(s) will teach undergraduate courses in one or more of the following topics: Dinosaurs, Pre-historic Life, Paleontology, and other courses linked to geo-science and earth life.

The position requires on-site face-to-face availability for course instruction, and teaching assignments may include days and/or evenings. Teaching excellence is the norm and is expected of all successful candidates. General responsibilities include:

  • Preparing and delivering rigorous course content that meets the academic standards befitting the University of Washington
  • Ensuring that delivery of all course materials
    • fits the catalog course description
    • meets the stated learning goals for each course
    • aligns with existing standards (text books, tools, etc.)
  • Using appropriate and effective teaching strategies and student evaluation methods
  • Informing students of all course requirements and providing feedback on a continuing basis
  • Holding regular office hours
  • Using appropriate technology for the course
  • Submitting course grades by the deadline.


Applicants must hold a PhD (or foreign equivalent) in the Earth Sciences, or in an appropriately related field. Candidates should have an aptitude for geo-science and earth life including area focused in Dinosaurs, Pre-historic Life, or Paleontology.


To apply, please submit application materials via Interfolio, including 1) Cover letter outlining teaching experience and accomplishments  2)  curriculum vitae, 3) Three letters of reference. Consideration of applications will begin immediately and continue until the position is filled. For questions about this position, please contact Michelle Barr ( or Scott Dakins ( by email.

For questions about potential disability accommodation during the application process, please contact the UW's Disability Services Office at 206-543-6450, or 206-543-6452 (TTY), or

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.

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( Additionally, the University’s Faculty Code
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opportunity as important contributions to a faculty member’s academic profile and
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