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Assistant Professor, Tenure-Track Department of Environmental Science, University of San Francisco

Please see Special Instructions for more details.

Applications must be submitted online at https://gnosis.usfca.edu/search. Applicants should submit the following (pdf format): a cover letter summarizing interests and qualifications, curriculum vitae, graduate transcripts, a statement of teaching philosophy and experience addressing teaching in a liberal arts environment (2 pages max), a statement of research interests that addresses how undergraduate students might be engaged (2 pages max), evidence of teaching ability (e.g., sample syllabi, teaching evaluations), and three letters of recommendation. Additional materials may be requested later in the process.

Inquiries about the position can be addressed to Dr. John M. Lendvay, Search Committee Chair, Department of Environmental Science, envs.search@office.usfca.edu.

Completed applications will be reviewed starting November 13, 2017 and will be accepted until the position is filled. The Department is part of the College of Arts and Sciences; a new integrated science building for undergraduate teaching was recently constructed in response to program growth. The Department supports additional programs, including an interdisciplinary Environmental Studies undergraduate program and a graduate program in Environmental Management for working professionals. Information about the Department and these programs can be found at:
http://www.usfca.edu/artsci/envs/
http://www.usfca.edu/artsci/enva/
http://www.usfca.edu/msem/

Posting Details

Position Information

Requisition Number 2017-0278Faculty
Position Title Assistant Professor, Tenure-Track Department of Environmental Science, University of San Francisco
Job Location Main Campus - Hilltop
Department Environmental Science/Manageme
Job Type Full-Time
Union Type USFFA
Travel No Travel
Work Environment Classroom/Office
Job Summary

The Department of Environmental Science at the University of San Francisco invites applications for a full-time tenure-track Assistant Professor position to begin August 2018. This position seeks candidates from the field of environmental science, earth science or environmental engineering.

Job Responsibilities

The successful candidate will be expected to teach undergraduate and graduate courses in programs offered or supported by the Department, with curriculum oversight and development as appropriate. The expected teaching load for this position at USF is two 4-unit courses per semester with an additional third course every fourth semester (2-2-2-3 over two years). In addition, the successful candidate will be expected to engage in service to the department and college, as well as maintain an active research program that engages students when possible.

Additional Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities
Requirements

Applicants must have a Ph.D. in a science or engineering discipline with relevance to environmental science completed prior to August 2018. A strong record of teaching at the university level, evidence of scholarship, and an understanding of and commitment to support the mission of the University of San Francisco are required. A commitment to undergraduate science education and research is essential. Successful candidates must be able to teach Environmental Chemistry at the undergraduate and graduate level. Of special interest are candidates with expertise in aquatic, atmospheric, or soil science. Experience with applying Geographic Information Systems to research or teaching is desirable. Candidates with expertise in other areas of environmental science are also encouraged to apply. The successful candidate will be expected to develop a dynamic research program that ideally would allow for undergraduate student participation.

Special Instructions Summary

Applications must be submitted online at https://gnosis.usfca.edu/search. Applicants should submit the following (pdf format): a cover letter summarizing interests and qualifications, curriculum vitae, graduate transcripts, a statement of teaching philosophy and experience addressing teaching in a liberal arts environment (2 pages max), a statement of research interests that addresses how undergraduate students might be engaged (2 pages max), evidence of teaching ability (e.g., sample syllabi, teaching evaluations), and three letters of recommendation. Additional materials may be requested later in the process.

Inquiries about the position can be addressed to Dr. John M. Lendvay, Search Committee Chair, Department of Environmental Science, envs.search@office.usfca.edu.

Completed applications will be reviewed starting November 13, 2017 and will be accepted until the position is filled. The Department is part of the College of Arts and Sciences; a new integrated science building for undergraduate teaching was recently constructed in response to program growth. The Department supports additional programs, including an interdisciplinary Environmental Studies undergraduate program and a graduate program in Environmental Management for working professionals. Information about the Department and these programs can be found at:
http://www.usfca.edu/artsci/envs/
http://www.usfca.edu/artsci/enva/
http://www.usfca.edu/msem/

Job Open Date 09/12/2017
Job Close Date
Posted until Filled Yes
About USF

The University of San Francisco is located in the heart of one of the world’s most innovative and diverse cities, and is home to a vibrant academic community of students and faculty who achieve excellence in their fields. Its diverse student body enjoys direct access to faculty, small classes and outstanding opportunities in the city itself. USF is San Francisco’s first university, and its Jesuit Catholic mission helps ignite a student’s passion for social justice and a desire to “Change the World From Here.” For more information, visit www.usfca.edu.

EEO Policy

The University is an equal opportunity institution of higher education. The University does not discriminate in employment, educational services and academic programs on the basis of an individual’s race, color, religion, religious creed, ancestry, national origin, age (except minors), sex, gender identity, gender expression, sexual orientation, marital status, medical condition (cancer-related and genetic-related) and disability, and the other bases prohibited by law. The University reasonably accommodates qualified individuals with disabilities under the law.

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Pursuant to the San Francisco Fair Chance Ordinance, we will consider for employment qualified applicants with arrest and conviction records. For more information visit: http://sfgov.org/olse/fair-chance-ordinance-fco.

Supplemental Questions

Required fields are indicated with an asterisk (*).

  1. * How did you hear about USF employment opportunities?
    • USF website
    • A current USF employee
    • A former USF employee
    • A newspaper, magazine, or higher education periodical
    • The Chronicle of Higher Education website or magazine
    • Monster.com
    • Craig's List
    • Indeed.com
    • LinkedIn
    • Other: Please specify below
  2. If you selected Other above, please specify (Please Limit Description to 150 Characters)

    (Open Ended Question)

  3. * Are you 18 years or older?
    • Yes
    • No
  4. * If selected, do you agree to submit to a background check?
    • Yes
    • No
  5. * If selected, are you able to provide original documentation showing your authorization to work in the United States?
    • Yes
    • No

Applicant Documents

Required Documents
  1. Curriculum Vitae (C.V.)
Optional Documents