Visiting Assistant Professor - Department of Earth, Environmental and Planetary Sciences

The Department of Earth, Environmental and Planetary Sciences seeks applicants with a background in the geosciences who will contribute to teaching and research in the department. The successful candidate will teach courses related to climate and the environment and may have the opportunity to advise undergraduate students in research projects. Courses to be taught could include hydrogeology, sedimentary geology, geochemistry, or other upper-level courses in the candidate’s specialty, plus introductory courses. The successful candidate will be committed to advancing diversity, equity, and inclusion in the Department and University. Previous experience with a variety of teaching methods and curricular perspectives and/or interacting with members of under-represented communities are considered assets.


The expected course load for each position is three courses per year. The position requires completion of the PhD degree by August 1, 2022 and a record of research and teaching commensurate with rank.

Application Instructions

The applicant should submit an application via InterFolio ( that includes:

(1) a cover letter that addresses their qualifications and how they will contribute to teaching and research in the Department,
(2) a diversity statement that explains how diversity, equity, and inclusion inform their past and/or future professional experience (scholarship, teaching, service) with further details available on the application webpage, and 
(3) a CV. 

Applicants should also arrange to have two letters of recommendation submitted via the application website by April 22, 2022. Other correspondence may be sent to Beverly Saylor, Search Committee Chair, Earth, Environmental, and Planetary Sciences at

In employment, as in education, Case Western Reserve University is committed to Equal Opportunity and Diversity. As a recipient of the national Higher Education Excellence in Diversity (HEED) award for the past ten years, CWRU has been recognized nationally as a leader in advancing equity and inclusivity. The university and the College of Arts & Sciences at CWRU are committed to creating an inclusive community where all are welcome, valued and heard. Women, veterans, members of underrepresented minority groups, and individuals with disabilities are encouraged to apply. 

Case Western Reserve University provides reasonable accommodations to applicants with disabilities. Applicants requiring a reasonable accommodation for any part of the application and hiring process should contact the Office of Equity at 216.368.3066 or to request a reasonable accommodation. Determinations as to granting reasonable accommodations for any applicant will be made on a case-by-case basis.