Woodbury University invites applications for a full-time Assistant, or Associate Professor to develop and pilot curricula for a new Environmental Science program. Housed in the College of Liberal Arts, the B.S. in Environmental Science is initially supported by a Title V Hispanic Serving Institution Sustainability Programs grant. The faculty member will have a master’s degree or higher, or equivalent degree in a relevant discipline, at least three years’ experience in postsecondary instruction, experience in curriculum design, and professional expertise in environmental science. Central to the curriculum are interdisciplinary, problem-based lab courses that challenge students to develop links between the theory and practice of environmental science and the possible manifestations of scientific discovery in real-world, social contexts.
Successful applicants will teach and conduct research in at least one of the following areas: (1) environmental justice, (2) systems modeling of human-natural systems, (3) sustainable energy, (4) natural resource economics, and (5) environmental data science. We seek applicants with interdisciplinary approaches who can work collaboratively with our Sustainable Practices and Construction Management programs. Relevant research areas may include modeling of natural-human systems and empirical quantitative modeling; the use of data and mathematical models for the analysis of the ecosystem services of interconnected food, water and/or energy systems that impact human well-being.
Candidates should have quantitative skills in one or more of the following areas: econometrics, causal data analysis, integration and analysis of large datasets, social and behavioral field experiments, spatial statistics, predictive and computational modeling of food-water-energy systems, environmental valuation (including environmental accounting and contingent valuation) in forest, marine, and coastal settings, and agricultural economics, or other commensurate approaches.
Faculty rank and salary are commensurate with teaching experience, professional background, and the degrees held. Contract renewal and rank advancement at Woodbury are contingent upon satisfying departmental and university criteria, which include effective teaching, meaningful engagement through creative work, scholarship, and service to the University. Woodbury University is a non-tenure granting institution.
The position begins in August 2022.
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Salary and Benefits
Assistant or Associate Professor salary ranges between $58,934 - $85,126
This position qualifies University sponsored employee benefit plans and programs (e.g., group health insurance, life insurance, tax deferred annuity plan, sick, and paid holidays), subject to the eligibility requirements and conditions of each plan and program.
- Help define the new environmental science program and department
- Develop and pilot curricula for the program
- Work effectively in an interdisciplinary environment
- Develop and teach courses in ecology, earth science, global climate change, environmental ethics, environmental policy, environmental testing and analysis, and research methods
- Develop and teach upper-division undergraduate courses in the candidate’s area of expertise
- Articulate a scholarly agenda that complements the department’s needs
- Meet departmental, school, and university requirements for long-term employment and promotion
- Engage in student and faculty outreach
- Have a demonstrated track-record in advancing racially and socially just solutions within this research and in fostering a diverse and inclusive learning environment
- A master’s degree or higher in Environmental Science or related area from an accredited university
- A demonstrated record of teaching excellence, an active scholarship agenda, a commitment to service, a dedication to interdisciplinary collaboration
- At least three years’ experience in postsecondary instruction at an accredited college or university
- Experience in curriculum design
- A body of work (or display promise of development) that reflects expertise, proficiency, and thoughtfulness in areas of environmental science
APPLICATION: Review of applications will begin October 25, 2021. To ensure optimal consideration, all application materials must be received by October 22, 2021, although this position will remain open until filled.
Please submit all submission materials in a single bound .pdf. Applicants do not have to manually enter information for the online application unless required. Submissions must include:
- A letter of interest outlining teaching philosophy and experience, administrative experience, and other relevant experience (2 pages, maximum)
- Curriculum vitae
- A diversity statement (1 page, maximum)
- Research and/or professional work statement
- Portfolio of publications, research and/or professional work (10 pages, maximum)
- A list of references with contact information. These will be contacted only in the event the candidate advances in the search
All application materials must be submitted through the Woodbury University Job Board. Email applications and submissions on third party platforms will not be considered. Please direct questions to firstname.lastname@example.org.
Woodbury University is a Hispanic Serving Institution with an undergraduate enrollment of 1,117 students, of which 68% are students of color and 48% are Federal Pell Grant recipients. The university values diversity, equity and inclusiveness as an essential part of an experience-centered education. This commitment to celebrate the unique perspectives, contributions and backgrounds of each individual is part of our DNA, with students from over 40 countries providing an exciting atmosphere that reflects the cultural diversity of Southern California. Woodbury’s beautiful 22-acre campus and small class sizes attract students engaged with personal, communal, and practice-based learning. The university’s central location in the greater Los Angeles area provides opportunities to partner with community organizations and stakeholders engaged with diverse populations and issues of environmental justice.
Woodbury University is dedicated to celebrating diversity and committed to creating an inclusive environment for all employees. Woodbury University is an EEO/AA institution committed to multicultural diversity in its peoples and programs. All employment decisions for all job classifications will be made on the basis of such factors as education, character, ability, skill and training, without regard to race, religion, color, sex, age, sexual orientation, gender, gender identity, gender expression, national origin, political orientation, disability, veteran status, marital status, parental status, genetic information, membership or non-membership in any lawful organization, or any other protected status.