Position Announcements

Assistant Professor of Environmental Science

Assistant Professor of
Environmental Science



The Department of Environmental Studies & Sciences at Santa Clara
University invites applications for a tenure-track Assistant Professor position
in Environmental Science to begin Fall 2014. Applicants should have a Ph.D.
(completion required by the time of appointment) in climate science, renewable
energy, environmental technology, or a closely related natural science field.
Post-doctoral research and undergraduate teaching experience preferred. The
successful candidate will have a research plan with clear opportunities to
involve undergraduates, preferably in field work, and will present evidence of
successful teaching and demonstrate the ability to conduct externally-funded
research. Research areas of particular interest include atmospheric and oceanic
sciences, paleoclimate, renewable energy, or other green technologies with
implications for climate change. Ability to teach GIS preferred. Teaching
responsibilities include an introductory lab course entitled Soil, Water, and Air; and upper division
courses in Climate Science and Solutions,
Environmental Technology, or other
areas relevant to energy and/or climate. For more information about our
programs and faculty see
http://www.scu.edu/envs. To see the full job ad, visit http://www.scu.edu/hr/careers/faculty.cfm?id=3848.





To ensure consideration, arrange for three letters of recommendation
to be sent under separate cover and send: (1) curriculum vita; (2) copies of graduate
transcripts (unofficial OK); (3) summaries of teaching evaluations and sample
syllabi; (4) a representative example of your scholarship, and (5) a letter of
application articulating your teaching philosophy, your research plans, your potential
to foster intra- and interdepartmental connections at Santa Clara, and your experiences
working with people of diverse cultures and identities to ess@scu.edu by September 30, 2013.



Located in the heart of northern California’s Silicon Valley, Santa
Clara is a private, Catholic Jesuit university committed to promoting social
justice in a comprehensive educational setting. It is an AA/EOE employer.
Faculty are teaching-scholars who balance a commitment to quality teaching with
active programs of research. A full-time teaching load is 7 courses per year on
a quarter system, with a 1-course reduction for research. Housing assistance is
available. This position is contingent upon the availability of funding.

Queries may be addressed to the search committee chair, Virginia Matzek (vmatzek@scu.edu).