Warren Wilson College seeks applicants for a regular half-time, continuing Earth and Geosciences faculty position in the Department of Environmental Studies. The ability to teach geology and soil science is requisite; the ability to offer additional courses supportive of our interdisciplinary Environmental Studies program is highly encouraged. Coursework supports the Environmental Studies major as a whole and the Water and Earth Resources concentration within the major. We seek a colleague prepared to teach in a strongly student-centered educational environment, that emphasizes applied learning in a context of academic challenge.

Successful candidates will have a strong record in undergraduate teaching; demonstrated ability to become part of a large, vibrant interdisciplinary program; and readiness to participate in the life of the college.


  • Regular half-time teaching load of 12-14 credit hours per year.
  • Limited mentoring of student undergraduate research projects in area of expertise.
  • Regular participation in the Environmental Studies Department’s activities.
  • Contribute to the college’s General Education Program, as appropriate.


  • PhD, or Masters degree with professional experience, in Geoscience, Earth Science, Geochemistry, or related field.
  • Experience of successful teaching in a related field(s) at the undergraduate level

Warren Wilson College is an independent liberal arts college located on a beautiful 1135-acre campus in the Blue Ridge Mountains on the edge of Asheville, North Carolina. The college offers a holistic education combining the triad of academics, work, and service, and it has been widely recognized as progressive and committed to social, environmental, and global awareness.

The Department of Environmental Studies is an interdisciplinary learning community, preparing leaders who are able to critically assess, develop, and promote sustainable futures for life on Earth. This program, the largest academic program at Warren Wilson College since 1986, aims to graduate students with a strong foundation in the natural sciences and a rich understanding of the social, political and ethical implications of environmental problems and solutions. Our graduates actively engage with issues and opportunities in their professional and personal lives, seeking to make a difference.

Interested candidates should submit cover letter, curriculum vitae, and current contact information for three professional references with their online application. Electronic submission is required. Review of applications will begin on November 1, 2018 and will continue until the search concludes. This position has an anticipated start of January 2019, with potential of deferral to August 2019 if appropriate for the successful hire.


Warren Wilson College is committed to ensuring that students from a diverse range of identities are able to access education. We recognize that to do so we need to ensure that our staff and faculty reflect a diverse range of identities, worldviews and backgrounds. As a college we particularly seek and welcome candidates from racial and ethnic minorities, women, and members of underrepresented groups.