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Adjunct Instructor Environmental Studies (Marine Mammal Conservation and Management)


Environmental Studies


The Department of Environmental Studies at Ursinus College invites applications for an adjunct instructor position for in-person instruction during the Fall 2021 semester.

Ursinus College is a highly selective, independent, co-educational, residential liberal arts college of approximately 1500 students located about 25 miles northwest of center city Philadelphia. With a diverse community of students, it is an expectation of all faculty to contribute to the inclusion, engagement, and success of all students.


The successful candidate will teach one section (three contact hours per week) of the upper-division four-credit course ENV-272 (Marine Mammal Conservation and Management). This course introduces majors to the historical and current issues concerning the conservation and management of marine mammals, their habitats, and related marine resources, with emphasis placed integrating the biological sciences, policy, law, economics, and humanities as part of environmental problem-solving. The class is scheduled to meet on Tuesdays and Thursdays from 8:35 – 9:50 am. The course description can be found at:

Requirements and Qualifications

Teaching experience and Masters or Ph.D. in Environmental Studies, Environmental Science, Marine Biology, Marine Policy, Historical Ecology, Physical Geography, Oceanography, or a closely allied field required.

Anticipated Start Date

Fall 2021 (August 27, 2021 - December 18, 2021)


Applicants are requested to submit a cover letter, resume, an unofficial transcript, and the names and contact information (with email addresses) of at least three references, with at least one of which must be able to address teaching experience. All applications must be submitted electronically to Queries may be sent to Dr. Patrick Hurley (Chair), Department of Environmental Studies, Ursinus College, at or see for more information about the college. Review of applications will begin at the end of June.

Ursinus is an AA/EO employer. Ursinus College does not discriminate on grounds of race, color, national origin, gender, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, religion, age, creed, ancestry, veteran status, marital status, disability, or other classification protected by applicable law in the administration of any of its educational programs or activities or with respect to employment.