Assistant Professor (Environmental Science)

Tarleton State University
Stephenville, TX, United States
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University/Academia/Research/Think tank
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Not Specified
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Proposed hire date is September 1, 2021. Hiring is contingent upon current budget environment.

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The Department of Chemistry, Geosciences, and Physics at Tarleton State University, in Stephenville, Texas, invites applications for the tenure-track position of Assistant Professor of Environmental Science (9 month) starting Fall 2021. The successful candidate will support the Environmental Science Masters of Science program through engaging, student-centered teaching, establishment of a competitive research program, and actively contribute to service and outreach initiatives that advance the department, college, and university. Candidates will be expected to instruct in graduate-level environmental science courses in both a face-to-face and virtual format, as well as assist in teaching undergraduate courses as appropriate, while assisting in the expansion and management of the Master’s program at Tarleton State University. Research specialization areas are broad, and candidates with experience in climate, remediation, or compliance are especially encouraged to apply


80% Teaching: Develop, implement and review effective teaching/learning processes, incorporating appropriate methodology, technology and other tools; Remain current in discipline and update course content when appropriate to reflect current levels of student knowledge in the discipline; Develop a system for ongoing evaluation of both teaching and learning, including expectations of student competency and student learning outcomes; Work in partnership with immediate supervisor through a formal system of evaluation of instruction to identify strengths and weaknesses and identify professional development activities to improve student learning. Maintain appropriate schedule of office hours for student access and inquiry.

Service: Work in partnership with student success personnel on student advising and orientation. Participate in institutional service roles such as but not limited to, college committees, club sponsorship, advisory committees, student/faculty recruitment and mentoring of new and part-time faculty.

20% Research, Scholarship and Creative Activity: Demonstrate a record of ongoing research, scholarship or creative activity appropriate to your academic discipline.

Education and Experience:

Required Qualifications:

Candidates must hold a Ph.D. in environmental science or a related field at the time of employment.

Preferred Qualifications:

Experience and ability to teach additional courses from wider background is preferred, but not essential.

All positions are security-sensitive. Applicants are subject to a criminal history investigation, and employment is contingent upon the institution’s verification of credentials and/or other information required by the institution’s procedures, including the completion of the criminal history check.

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