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Part Time Lecturer - Atmospheric Sciences

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School / Campus / College: College of the Environment

Organization: Atmospheric Sciences

Title: Part Time Lecturer - Atmospheric Sciences

Position Details

Position Description

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 (FTE). The starting date of employment is September 15th, 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


Applicants must have a doctoral degree in Atmospheric Sciences, or a related science, and demonstrated experience teaching similar classes. 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.


Applicants receive a free Dossier account upon submitting the following documentation: 

  •  Cover letter
  •  Curriculum vitae
  •  The names of three or more professional references with their contact information (please no formal letters)
  • A statement of your teaching experience and philosophy, including (your experience?) commitment to teaching a diverse student body (2-3 pages)
  • 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 FormsQuestions pertaining to this search may be addressed to Search Committee Chair, Professor David Battisti

Application reviews will begin March 3rd, 2021 and continue until the position is filled. Reference letters will be requested for well qualifying candidates. To ensure full consideration, all application materials must be submitted by March 30th, 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

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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The University of Washington is using Interfolio's Faculty Search to conduct this search. Applicants to this position receive a free Dossier account and can send all application materials, including confidential letters of recommendation, free of charge.

For help signing up, accessing your account, or submitting your application, please check out Interfolio's help and support section or get in touch via email at or phone at (877)997-8807.

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Please see the Title IX website to learn more about how to report or make a formal complaint of sex discrimination, sexual harassment, or other sexual misconduct. You will also find information about supportive measures and the grievance procedures that are utilized for complaints of sexual harassment and other sexual misconduct. Students and employees have access to support measures and resources, whether or not they choose to make a complaint.

Office of the Title IX Coordinator

Valery Richardson, Title IX Coordinator
Mags Aleks, Deputy Title IX Coordinator
4311 11th Ave NE Seattle, WA 98105

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
( 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
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