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Adjunct Faculty - Earth and Space Science

Hiram College
Job Location:
Hiram, Ohio
Geology, Earth Sciences, and Oceanography
Hiram College invites candidates to apply to teach Earth and Space Science during the spring 2022 3-week term, which runs from April 20th to May 10th, with significant teaching responsibilities most days of the week. Hiram’s unique 12/3 semester schedule provides students and faculty with the opportunity to engage in one course intensively during the 3-week, allowing deep engagement with the content.

Founded in 1850, Hiram College provides students of all backgrounds an attainable private education that teaches the 21st-century skills needed to thrive professionally and personally in the fact of inevitable and constant change. Built on a community that fosters student-faculty collaboration, the College equips all students with the tools necessary to embrace active learning in the classroom, in Ohio, and beyond through technology, internship, study away, research, and other experiential opportunities for growth and development. Recognized by Colleges of Distinction, The Princeton Review, U.S. News and World Report, and as a top baccalaureate college by Washington Monthly, Hiram enrolls over 1,000 undergraduate and graduate students in academic programs on its Northeast Ohio campus and through Online@Hiram.

Earth and Space Science is cross-listed between Education and Environmental Studies. Both programs are situated in the School of Education, Civic Leadership, and Social Change, along with the Crime, Law, and Justice; Political Science; and Sociology programs. This course provides a hands-on, field-based approach to learning about earth and space science. Through lectures, demonstrations, and field trips, students will develop a working knowledge of geology, including geologic history, plate tectonics, the hydrologic cycle, and how thermal energy transfers throughout Earth’s spheres. Also, the solar system and Earth-Sun-Moon complex with be explored. Field trips will allow for exploration of local natural resources to collect rocks, investigate geologic history and observe astronomical events.

As part of teaching Earth and Space Science, duties will include the following*:
  • Support a robust and dynamic environment for student learning.
  • Provide quality educational experiences for majors and non-majors.
  • Participate with other faculty members to enhance the curriculum.
*Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

Minimum Qualifications: Master’s degree in the field and experience teaching/working with undergraduate students.

Preferred Qualifications: Ph.D. or Ed.D.

Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities
  • Background in teaching courses in the discipline
  • Knowledge of and commitment to a student-centered environment
  • Demonstrated commitment to inclusion and diversity, including the ability to work with and be sensitive to the educational needs of diverse populations
  • Skills in creating active, innovative student learning environments
  • Knowledge of effective teaching strategies
  • Knowledge of online LMS, particularly Moodle, is a plus.
Application Process

Apply directly through the College website at

Please include the following (REQUIRED):
  1. Letter of interest
  2. Current curriculum vitae
  3. Three professional references including their names, email addresses, and phone numbers.
Review of applicants will begin immediately and continue until the position is filled.
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