Assistant Professor (Water & Environmental Justice)

University of South Florida-Tampa

Tampa, FL, USA 🇺🇸

Job ID: 32241

Location: Tampa, FL

Full/Part Time: Full-Time

Regular/Temporary: Regular

Posting Details

Department: School of Geosciences /  0-1230-000

College: College of Arts and Sciences

Salary Plan: Regular

Hiring Salary: Negotiable


The School of Geosciences (SGS) at the University of South Florida Tampa campus seeks to fill a 9 month, full-time and tenure-earning, Assistant Professor position in the field of Water and Environmental Justice.  Candidates with a focus on water issues in Latin America, Africa, and the Middle East are especially encouraged to apply, though any specialty will be considered. This position is open until filled, with inital review of applications beginning on December 10, 2022.

The successful candidate will be expected to develop an externally funded research program, mentor graduate students, and teach undergraduate and/or graduate courses in Environmental Science and Policy (ESP). The successful candidate’s area of specialty will complement existing School strengths in ESP, Geography, and Geology, such as wetland environments, water policy and management, hydrology, and global conservation.

The start date of this position is August 7, 2023. Salary is negotiable.

QUALIFICATIONS (Education & Experience):

Minimum Qualifications:

A Ph.D. in Environmental Science or related field is required. Applications from individuals who are ABD will be accepted, but the degree must be conferred by appointment start date. Successful candidate must meet university criteria for appointment to the rank of Assistant Professor. 

Preferred Qualifications:

Preference will be given to applicants whose research and teaching intersects both water and environmental justice.

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Information for Applicants 

This position is subject to a Level 1 criminal background check.

Job Opening Number: 32241

Posting Date:  10/03/2022

Posting End Date: Open until filled, inital review of applications beginning on December 10, 2022.

How To Apply 

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Apply online by completing the required information. Please include your experience as it relates to the qualifications stated above.  Please attach the following in a single PDF: a cover letter briefly describing your research and teaching interests, CV, detailed research statement, diversity statement, and contact information for three references. 

Only online applications are accepted for this position. Questions about the position should be directed to Dr. Philip van Beynen at [email protected]

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Equal Employment Opportunity 

Conclusion of this search is subject to final budget approval. According to Florida Law, applications and meetings regarding them are open to the public. For disability accommodations, contact Hanna Page at [email protected], a minimum of five working days in advance..

USF is an equal opportunity, equal access academic institution that embraces diversity in the workplace.

The University of South Florida does not discriminate on the basis of sex and prohibits sexual harassment. Any person may report sex discrimination, including sexual harassment (whether or not the person reporting is the person alleged to be the victim of conduct that could constitute sex discrimination or sexual harassment), in person, by mail, by telephone, or by electronic mail, using the contact information listed for the Title IX Coordinator. Reports may be made at any time either online or directly to the University’s Title IX Coordinator.

Work Location 

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About USF 

The University of South Florida is a high-impact global research university dedicated to student success. Over the past 10 years, no other public university in the country has risen faster in U.S. News and World Report’s national university rankings than USF. Serving more than 50,000 students on campuses in Tampa, St. Petersburg and Sarasota-Manatee, USF is designated as a Preeminent State Research University by the Florida Board of Governors, placing it in the most elite category among the state’s 12 public universities. USF is a member of the American Athletic Conference.

Working at USF 

With more than 16,000 employees at USF, the University of South Florida is one of the largest employers in the Tampa Bay region.  At USF you will find opportunities to excel in a rich academic environment that fosters the development and advancement of our employees.  We believe in creating a talented, engaged and driven workforce through on-going development and career opportunities. We also offer a first class benefit package that includes medical, dental and life insurance plans, retirement plan options, tuition program and generous leave programs and more.

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12 days remaining

Apply by 10 December, 2022