Job Details

University of San Diego
  • Position Number: 1655724
  • Location: San Diego, CA
  • Position Type: Science - Geology, Earth Sciences & Oceanography

Non-Tenure Track Adjunct Faculty, Environmental and Ocean Sciences

Department Description:

We are a research-oriented department, offering undergraduate and graduate programs, with numerous opportunities in the field alongside passionate and engaged faculty in San Diego - and across the globe. Our goal is to bridge concepts between disciplines, so our students can address multifaceted challenges. Rooted in the liberal arts and committed to advanced research, our undergraduate and graduate students gain the benefit of a well-rounded, comprehensive education that is bolstered by applicable field work and lab experience.

Detailed Description:

The University of San Diego (USD) department of Environmental and Ocean Sciences (EOSC) invites applications for a full-time non-tenure track faculty (benefits based on a 9-month contract) to teach courses in geological/physical or ecological environmental science or marine science.

USD is an independent Catholic university whose primary aim is teaching excellence. The faculty member will teach 18-21 units (6-8 lectures or labs per year) of freshman/sophomore-level lectures and laboratory sections, and some junior/senior/graduate (MS)-level courses. Course descriptions can be found at: In addition, we will consider Special Topics courses in the faculty member's area of expertise. In addition to teaching, the faculty may have an opportunity for leadership in department-sponsored high-school science outreach programs (for additional compensation). Participating in collaborative research and mentoring student research as well as optional additional teaching is possible during the summer. EOSC faculty maintain strong ties with marine and environmental researchers at multiple local institutions. Though this position will start in Fall 2020, an earlier start date (late January, 2020 for teaching in the Spring) may be possible.

Job Requirements:

PhD (preferred) or MS. Teaching experience at the college/university level required. Demonstrated interest or experience in STEM educational outreach is desirable.

Background check: Successful completion of a pre-employment background check.

Degree Verification Requirement: Persons offered employment in this position will be required to provide official education transcripts for degree verification purposes.

Posting Salary:

$62,880 with potential teaching opportunities for additional compensation during the summer. This is a 9-month benefits-based position with the possibility of a multi-year contract after a probationary period; Excellent Benefits.

This is an 9-month benefits based position. The University of San Diego offers a very competitive benefits package, to include medical, dental, vision, a 12% retirement contribution given to you by the University (with three year vesting period), and access to on-campus Fitness Centers. Please visit the benefits section of our website to view all of the perks and benefits that USD has to offer. USD: Human Resources: Benefits

Special Application Instructions

For full consideration, materials must be received by October 18, 2019.

Click 'Apply Now' to complete our online application. Applicants should submit a curriculum vita, list of two references, a statement of interest which discusses teaching philosophy, qualifications and experience, and a list of potential courses in our curriculum. In addition, if applicable, please briefly discuss your interest and experience in STEM educational outreach.

Once your application is complete, all application materials should also be submitted as a single pdf file via e-mail to Soroya Rowley ( with the subject line "EOSC Faculty Search".

Contact: Sarah Gray (

If you have any technical questions or difficulties please contact the Employment Services Team at 619-260-6806, or email us at

Additional Details:

The University of San Diego is an equal opportunity employer committed to diversity and inclusion and is especially interested in candidates who can contribute to the diversity and excellence of the campus community.

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