Assistant Professor, Environmental Science

Glassboro, New Jersey, United States

Job description

The School of Earth & Environment at Rowan University seeks to fill an Assistant Professor (Tenure-Track) position starting September 1st, 2018 in the forming Department of Environmental Science. We seek outstanding candidates who hold a Ph.D. in Environmental Science or a closely related discipline. Successful candidates are expected to develop and maintain an active, highly visible, extramurally funded research program with outstanding scholarship and to demonstrate excellence in teaching and mentoring both graduate and undergraduate students.

We seek candidates who have a big picture, global focus — established international collaborations are a plus. The areas of expertise are open, however, we have particular interests in applicants engaged in the following research: Climate Change, Sea Level, Atmospheric Chemistry and Air Quality, Biogeochemical Cycles, Ecosystem/Human System Interactions, Natural Disaster Reduction, Water and Watersheds Research, Risk Assessment, and Environmental Sustainability in its many aspects. Scholars hired in the School of Earth & Environment will have superior communication skills and will have demonstrated a deep commitment to sharing their science with the public. We are seeking agents of change, and a willingness to work with governments, NGOs, and industry to solve real-world problems is desired.

The successful candidate will hold a Ph.D. by Sept. 1, 2018 and will have demonstrated early success at research and publication. Postdoctoral experience is a plus. A commitment to excellence in teaching and to communicating science to the public is a necessity.

Rowan University is a comprehensive state-designated research institution with approximately 16,000 students. Its main campus is located in Glassboro, N.J., 20-miles southeast of Philadelphia. Philadelphia International Airport is 30 minutes away, and New York and Washington, DC are easily accessible by train from 30th Street Station. The Jean and Ric Edelman Fossil Park (, located only 4 miles from campus, is closely associate with the School of Earth & Environment and provides unique research opportunities and teaching resources to faculty members and students. Rowan’s main campus is located on the Atlantic Coastal Plain, which contains many coastal and terrestrial ecosystems, as well considerable urban development. The Piedmont and Appalachian provinces are 20 minutes and 1 hour away, respectively. The Atlantic coast and the Delaware Bay estuary are within an hour’s drive.

How to apply

Applications must be submitted through our online applicant tracking system. Please submit a single PDF that includes the following items in the order listed: letter of interest, curriculum vitae, a description of research agenda including potential funding mechanisms, and a statement of teaching philosophy. Three letters of recommendation should be sent via email directly to To ensure full consideration, please submit your application by Monday, October 16th, 2017.

Rowan University values diversity and is committed to equal opportunity in employment.

All positions are contingent upon budget appropriations.

Rowan University is a public university in Glassboro, New Jersey, USA with a satellite campus in Camden, New Jersey. The school was founded in 1923 as Glassboro Normal School on a twenty-five acre site donated by the town