Assistant Professor, One-Year Term, Department of Environmental Science



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USF Hilltop Campus

Job Title:
Assistant Professor, One-Year Term, Department of Environmental Science

Job Summary:
The Department of Environmental Science at the University of San Francisco invites applications for a full-time one-year term Assistant Professor position to begin August 2023, contingent upon funding approval. Candidates with a specialization in climate and energy preferred; but other areas of specialization will be considered. The successful candidate will contribute teaching to both the Master of Science in Environmental Management (MSEM) and Bachelor in Environmental Science (ENVS) degrees offered by the Environmental Science Department.

Full Job Description:

Job Responsibilities: The successful candidate will teach undergraduate and graduate courses in environmental science and management, including introductory courses and electives. The teaching load for this position is 24 units for the year, which is met by teaching a combination of semester-long lecture courses (4 units) and shorter courses and seminars (2 units).

Minimum Qualifications: A PhD or appropriate terminal degree in their field with the expertise to teach undergraduate and graduate-level courses in two or more of the following areas: introductory environmental science, climate change (science, mitigation, resilience, and/or policy), energy science and technology (buildings, transport, renewable energy, or other areas) energy and/or environmental policy, environmental economics, research methods, Master’s research projects. The position requires a commitment to excellence in teaching within a culturally diverse environment. The successful candidate must be able to offer their reflections on diversity, equity, and inclusion (DEI) and discuss how they would engage with and enhance the University’s DEI efforts.

Applicants should submit: a cover letter summarizing interests and qualifications, curriculum vitae, a statement of teaching philosophy and experience, evidence of teaching ability (e.g., sample syllabi, teaching evaluations), a diversity statement (which may include your thoughts and/or experiences concerning equitable education for underserved and marginalized communities, your commitment to or experience with broadening participation and accessibility in the field, and/or experience and success in engaging with BIPoC students), and three letters of recommendation (to be requested upon submission of application). Questions can be addressed to Calla Schmidt at [email protected]. For full consideration, applications should be submitted by June 1, 2023.

The University of San Francisco is seeking to hire a cohort of new faculty whose scholarship and/or community-engaged research and creative work focuses on the experiences of Black and Latinx communities, or antiracism, diversity, equity and inclusion more generally, and who have proven expertise and experience in mentoring Black, Latinx and underrepresented students.

USF is entering into the second year of a faculty diversity hiring initiative; in the first year, 70% of new full-time faculty hires were faculty of color. Junior BIPoC faculty are invited to participate in mentoring, community building and peer to peer opportunities coordinated by the Vice Provost for Equity, Inclusion and Faculty Excellence. Faculty also enjoy peer support through affinity groups such as the Asian and Asian American Staff/Faculty CouncilBlack Community CouncilLGBTQ Caucus and La Colectiva of Latinx Staff and Faculty.

In addition all new faculty have access to a free membership with the National Center for Faculty Development and Diversity and support from the Center for Teaching Excellence and Center for Research, Artistic and Scholarly Excellence.

Full time

Pay Rate:

Salary Range :
Starting salary, Assistant Professor Step 4 $88,785.01 annualized; commensurate with experience.

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