Assistant Professor of Environmental Policy, Tenure-Track

Chapman University

Orange, CA, USA 🇺🇸

Department: Wilkinson College

Location: Orange

Category: Faculty

Status: Full-time

General Information
Wilkinson College of Arts, Humanities and Social Sciences, and Schmid College of Science and Technology at Chapman University invite applications for a tenure-track faculty position in Environmental Policy/Environmental Studies at Chapman University invites applications for a tenure-track Assistant Professor beginning August 2022.

The successful applicant will be part of an interdisciplinary program that draws from expertise in Wilkinson and Schmid Colleges. This position will hold joint appointments in both Wilkinson (51%) and Schmid (49%) Colleges. The successful candidate will be able to teach Introduction to Environmental Policy, upper division electives in environmental policy and/or environmental humanities, and will engage actively with students in the Environmental Science and Policy major and Environmental Studies minor.

Chapman University is a nationally-ranked institution offering traditional undergraduate and graduate programs in the heart of Orange County, one of Southern California’s most diverse and vibrant regions. The university achieved R2 status in the Carnegie Classification of Institutions of Higher Education, a distinction held by just 10 percent of all U.S. universities. Our faculty include academic leaders who excel in research, publishing, and world-class teaching in our 11 schools and colleges. Dedicated to forward-looking, personalized education, we create an environment for unlimited achievement by both our students and faculty. More information about the Wilkinson and Schmid Colleges is available at and, respectively.

Chapman University is dedicated to fostering diversity and inclusion across campus. As part of this ongoing work, the university recently hired a new Vice President of diversity, equity, and inclusion to coordinate existing efforts across departments and offices and to cultivate new initiatives that support faculty, students, and staff. More information on diversity and inclusion at Chapman University is available at In addition, Wilkinson College of Arts, Humanities, and Social Sciences has established Engaging the World, a series of semester-long, interdisciplinary examinations of key societal issues and challenges, with a focus on “Environmental Justice” in Fall 2021, Ethnic Studies in Fall 2022, and Health Equity in Fall 2023:
Wilkinson College and Schmid College seek a tenure track Assistant Professor in Environmental Policy/Environmental Studies, who will teach course to support the Environmental Science and Policy major and Environmental Studies minor, with an active research program in areas including but not limited to:
• Environmental justice
• Climate issues
• Environmental health
• Sustainability governance
• Urban planning
• Water policy

Wilkinson and Schmid Colleges value candidates who can identify avenues for collaboration both within and outside of the institution, and include students in their research.

Requirements include a Ph.D. in a relevant field from an accredited University at the time of hire, evidence of promising scholarly work, effective and innovative teaching, and a commitment to diversity, equity, and inclusion.
The successful candidate will lead a rigorous research program and teach courses to support the interdisciplinary B.S. degree in Environmental Science & Policy ( and the Environmental Studies minor (, and additional courses based on the candidate’s field of expertise. Tenure track faculty are expected to develop and maintain an active research agenda for future tenure consideration and are evaluated on their research/scholarly activity, teaching and service.
Contact Information
Qualified applicants should electronically submit a cover letter, curriculum vitae, statement of research (2 pages max), statement of teaching philosophy (2 pages max), contact information for three references, and a Chapman faculty employment application to:

Stephanie Takaragawa, Ph.D., Search Committee Chair
via Academic Jobs Online

Inquiries about the position may be directed to Dr. Takaragawa at [email protected]. Please use “Assistant Professor of Environmental Policy” as the email subject line.

At Chapman University, we place great value in a diversity of experiences, backgrounds, and perspectives, particularly from groups that are traditionally under-represented in higher education within the US. As such we seek candidates who will support and advance our mission of being inclusive of all students in our teaching, our research, our collaborations, our service, and beyond. In either/both requested statements, please address any experience and future plans to enhance diversity and inclusion.

Application review begins January 15 and continues until the position is filled. Additional materials may be requested after the initial review of applications by the search committee.

Salary is competitive and commensurate with experience. Chapman University offers a relocation expense reimbursement package as well as a first-time Orange County homebuyer assistance program. Successful completion of a background check is required for the final candidate. This position is subject to final budget approval.
Download a copy of the Chapman Faculty Application for Employment here.
Chapman University is an equal opportunity employer committed to fostering a diverse and inclusive academic global community. The University is dedicated to enhancing diversity and inclusion in all aspects of recruitment and employment. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, age, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, national origin, ancestry, citizenship status, physical disability, mental disability, medical condition, military and veteran status, marital status, pregnancy, genetic information or any other characteristic protected by state or federal law. The University is committed to achieving a diverse faculty and staff and encourages members of underrepresented groups to apply.Chapman University, One University Drive, Orange, CA 92866 Human Resources Department





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