Associate/Full Professor (Environmental Science)

Rowan University

Glassboro, NJ, US

Post Date:10/18/2016
Job Number:5352641
Category:Faculty – School of Earth and Environment
Facility:Rowan Main Campus
Department:Department of Environmental Science
Status:Regular Full-time
Deadline Date:12/09/2016
Location:Glassboro, NJ

Rowan University is a public comprehensive state-designated research institution with approximately 16,000 students. Its main campus is located in Glassboro, N.J., 20 miles southeast of Philadelphia, with additional campuses in Camden and Stratford. The University comprises seven colleges and five schools: the William G. Rohrer College of Business; the Henry M. Rowan College of Engineering; the Colleges of Communication and Creative Arts, Education, Humanities and Social Sciences, Performing Arts, and Science and Mathematics; the Cooper Medical School of Rowan University; the Rowan University School of Osteopathic Medicine; the Graduate School of Biomedical Sciences; the School of Health Professions; and the School of Earth and Environment. Rowan is one of two public universities in the country to offer M.D. and D.O. medical degree programs. The institution is also home to the South Jersey Technology Park, which fosters the translation of applied research into commercial products and processes. Rowan has been recognized as one of the top 100 public universities in the nation and is ranked third among public institutions in the North by U.S. News & World Report.

The School of Earth & Environment at Rowan University is seeking to fill an Associate/Full Professor (Tenured) position 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, Atmospheric Chemistry and Air Quality, Biogeochemical Cycles, Ecosystem/Human System Interactions, Environmental Technology, 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 Rowan Fossil Quarry (, 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.

The successful candidate will have an established record of external funding, a strong publication history, must be a recognized authority in his or her field, and must possess a demonstrated commitment to public outreach. The successful candidate will assume the role of Chair of the Department, pending faculty vote in accordance with university and union policy. Administrative experience in various forms will be considered.  

Applications for 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 graduate transcripts (copies acceptable). Three letters of recommendation should be sent via email directly to [email protected] To insure full consideration, please submit your application by Friday, December 9th, 2016. The closing date for all applications is January 9th, 2017.

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

All positions are contingent upon budget appropriations.