Assistant Professor of Environmental Studies

University of Montevallo

Montevallo, AL, USA 🇺🇸

Posting Details

Posting NumberF1500078
Job TitleAssistant Professor of Environmental Studies
Position NumberF80105
SalaryCommensurate with experience
Employment StatusFull Time 9 Mos Regular
Appointment TypeFull-time Tenure Track
General DescriptionSeeking environmental scientist (Ph.D. or ABD in environmental science or related field) to help expand our Environmental Studies Program. We are open to candidates with diverse areas of interest, including but not limited to Natural Resource Management, Climate Change, Renewable Energy, Global Water Resources, etc. Candidates should be enthusiastic about growing a vibrant interdisciplinary program and providing opportunities for undergraduate engagement. Administrative duties may be available depending on interest and skillset. We seek candidates with a strong commitment to teaching, scholarship, and environmental leadership. 
Essential Job DutiesThe successful applicant will be expected to teach introductory environmental science, at least one core major course in environmental management/monitoring/data collection, and other elective or required courses in the candidate’s areas of expertise. The normal teaching load at University of Montevallo is 12 credit-hours per semester (3 or 4 classes depending on labs). We also seek candidates interested in conducting research and education programs at UM facilities including Ebenezer Swamp Ecological Preserve, University Lake, the UM Organic Community Garden, and/or the James Wylie Shepherd Observatory.
Additional DutiesThe Assistant Professor of Environmental Studies will serve as Vacca Scholar for a period of two years, which will count toward the required years for tenure and promotion. The following additional requirements will be expected of the Vacca Scholar:  providing one campus lecture or talk per semester; conducting several brown-bag lunch talks over the course of the academic year; and sharing research and scholarship on an environmental topic. Limited funds will be available to the Vacca Scholar for professional development and resources.
Education and ExperiencePh.D. or ABD in environmental science or related field
Preferred Education and ExperiencePost-doctoral research experience
Licenses, Certification or RegistrationsNone
Number of Vacancies1
Desired Start Date08/17/2022
Open Date11/01/2021
Close Date
Open Until FilledYes
Special Instructions to ApplicantsIn your cover letter please describe elective courses you would be interested in offering in our program. If ABD, indicate the expected date of degree completion. 

Review of applications will begin immediately and continue until the position is filled. 

Reference letters are required. Please include contact information for at least three references who will provide letters of recommendation on your behalf. Please note your references will be contacted immediately upon submitting your application 
Additional InformationSeeking environmental scientist (Ph.D. or ABD in environmental science or related field) to help expand our Environmental Studies Program. 
Additional StatementThe University of Montevallo does not discriminate against job applicants based on their national origin or citizenship or immigration status. Because of the costs associated with visa sponsorship/transfer, the University typically will not sponsor applicants for a work visa or transfer of an existing visa. No commitment for visa assistance and/or sponsorship can be made until a thorough search is conducted, including a proper and methodical review of all applicants.
Diversity StatementIn keeping with the charge of the President’s Diversity Task Force, which is “…to implement practices that help the University recruit and retain a diverse workforce and to foster initiatives that promote an inclusive campus environment,” UM is actively seeking applicants who fully represent racial, ethnic, and cultural diversity.
EEO StatementUM is an AA/EO/Veterans/Disability Institution
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