Full/Associate Professor and Assistant Professor in Environmental Science

Glassboro, New Jersey
Salary competitive with benefits
Sep 11, 2017
Oct 11, 2017
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The School of Earth & Environment at Rowan University seeks candidates to fill two tenure-track positions starting September 1, 2018 in the forming Department of Environmental Science.

Full/Associate Professor, Environmental Science (Tenured) – The successful candidate will assume the role of Chair of the Department, pending faculty vote in accordance with university and union policy.  We seek outstanding candidates who hold a Ph.D. in Environmental Science or a closely related discipline. 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. Administrative experience in various forms will be considered.

Assistant Professor, Environmental Science (Tenure-Track) – The successful candidate will hold a Ph.D. in Environmental Science or a closely related discipline by Sept. 1, 2018 and will have demonstrated early success at research and publication. Postdoctoral experience is a plus. A commitment to excellence in teaching and to communicating science to the public is a necessity.

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, Sea Level, Atmospheric Chemistry and Air Quality, Biogeochemical Cycles, Ecosystem/Human System Interactions, 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.

Rowan University is a Carnegie-classified Doctoral University (Moderate Research Activity) with approximately 17,300 students. Its main campus is located in Glassboro, N.J., 20-miles southeast of Philadelphia. Philadelphia International Airport is 30 minutes away, and New York and Washington, DC are easily accessible by train from 30th Street Station. The Jean and Ric Edelman Fossil Park (www.rowan.edu/fossils), 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. Rowan’s main campus is located on the Atlantic Coastal Plain, which contains many coastal and terrestrial ecosystems, as well considerable urban development. The Piedmont and Appalachian provinces are 20 minutes and 1 hour away, respectively. The Atlantic coast and the Delaware Bay estuary are within an hour’s drive.

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 a statement of teaching philosophy. Three letters of recommendation should be sent via email directly to earth@rowan.edu.

Rowan University values diversity and is committed to equal opportunity in employment. All positions are contingent upon budget appropriations.