Assistant Professor of Environmental Science

Defiance, Ohio
Dec 21, 2018
Position Type
Tenured & Tenure-Track
Institution Type
Four-Year Institution

Defiance College invites applications and nominations for a qualified candidate to fill a full-time tenure-track faculty position in a newly created major in Environmental Science. The appointment will commence Fall 2019.   

Teaching responsibilities include courses at the introductory level, in the applicant’s area of expertise, geology, GIS and/or remote sensing, and possibly a science course for non-majors. Candidates with an agricultural science background that supplements Environmental Science are encouraged to apply.  The successful candidate must be a committed educator with previous teaching experience in higher education with evidence of effectiveness at the introductory level; the desire to develop a undergraduate research program; and an ability to be enthusiastic about working in a collaborative, interdisciplinary environment.  Familiarity with new technology and a willingness to incorporate technology into the classroom, laboratory; and be open to teaching strategies that enhance student success strongly desired. Ph.D. required in environmental science, ecology, environmental biology, environmental chemistry or environmental geology with GIS and/or remote sensing. 

Defiance College provides fulfilling and remarkable learning encounters connecting the classroom to the real world. As a United Church of Christ-related college, we emphasize learning based on the four pillars of our educational philosophy: to know, to understand, to lead, and to serve. Defiance College is home to the nationally acclaimed McMaster School for Advancing Humanity, a program unique among colleges and universities across the country. McMaster gives students incredible opportunities to conduct research and service in specially-designed projects around the world. Defiance is consistently recognized by the President’s Higher Education Community Service Honor Roll. We are at the forefront of colleges across the country that embrace service and engagement. We offer more than 40 undergraduate programs of study with graduate degrees in education and business. Building on a strong foundation of more than 150 years of educating citizens for lives of leadership and service, Defiance College enables its students to take the knowledge they have gained and use it to change lives for the better in their communities, in distant villages, and in their careers. 

To apply, interested candidates should submit their statement of interest, teaching philosophy, curriculum vitae with salary expectations, and contact information of three professional references electronically to: [email protected].

Additional information about Defiance College is available at Review of applications begins January 25, 2019.


Defiance College is committed to the diversity of faculty, staff, and students. Applicants who will enrich the diversity of our campus and promote a spirit of inclusivity are especially encouraged to apply.

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