Faculty Positions - Environmental Science

Department of Environmental Science
College of Arts & Sciences
American University

The Department of Environmental Science in the College of Arts & Sciences at American University invites applications for two term faculty positions for Academic Year 2018–2019. Rank will be dependent on experience and stature in the field. The appointments are 9-month term positions and will commence on August 27, 2018.

Applicants should hold a PhD or other relevant terminal degree. One position will require the incumbent to serve as the coordinator of the environmental science teaching laboratories, in addition to teaching in the Department. A combination of course and laboratory teaching equivalent to 6 courses per academic year is required. Course assignments and Lab Coordinator duties will be made in consultation with the Department chair. To prepare the laboratories for the Fall semester, this position will commence on August 1, 2018, in a part-time, paid capacity. The second position will be to teach in the department, with 6 courses per academic year required.

Courses taught may include, but are not limited to, introductory courses in environmental science and upper-level courses in the areas of the candidate's expertise. For the laboratory coordinator position, applicants who have experience incorporating computational tools (for example, R, python, MatLab, GIS, and/or IDL) and approaches in teaching are especially welcome to apply. All faculty are expected to hold office hours and participate in Departmental, College, and University activities and service. Although not required, term faculty are encouraged to pursue independent research programs that include graduate and undergraduate students.

Salary is competitive. Review of applications will begin immediately and will continue until the position is filled. Please submit applications via: http://apply.interfolio.com/50313. Include a letter of application, curriculum vitae, three letters of recommendation and recent teaching evaluations (if available). Please contact Stephen MacAvoy, department chair, 202-885-3003 or macavoy@american.edu if you have any questions.

American University is a private institution within easy reach of the many centers of government, business, research, and the arts located within the nation’s capital. For more information about American University, visit www.american.edu.

Established in 2008, the Department of Environmental Science offers both undergraduate and graduate degree programs. Learn more about our program at www.american.edu/cas/environmental.

American University is an equal opportunity, affirmative action institution that operates in compliance with applicable laws and regulations. The university does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national origin, religion, sex (including pregnancy), age, sexual orientation, disability, marital status, personal appearance, gender identity and expression, family responsibilities, political affiliation, source of income, veteran status, an individual’s genetic information or any other bases under federal or local laws (collectively “Protected Bases”) in its programs and activities. American University is a tobacco and smoke free campus.

published: 30 April 2018     Please mention EARTHWORKS when responding to this advertisement.