Assistant Professor of Environmental Science

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  • Gibsonia, PA, USA
  • Full Time
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    Assistant Professor of Environmental Science

    Falk School of Sustainability & Environment

    Chatham University's Falk School of Sustainability and Environment seeks to welcome a full-time Assistant Professor of Environmental Science to begin Fall 2023. This new position reflects the growth of our environmental science and sustainability programs in which we train students to be community partners who engage with the most pressing environmental issues.

    Chatham University strives to promote a campus environment that understands and embraces multiculturalism while increasing individuals' intercultural competence. We actively work to build and sustain a diverse and culturally vibrant campus, which promotes employee and student success and retention.


    Primary Responsibilities:

    Our new colleague will teach undergraduate courses in the major as well as other courses in the candidate's area of expertise that align with departmental teaching needs for Environmental Science and Sustainability students. Preference will be given to those individuals who can teach Dynamic Earth Systems, Global Climate Science, Environmental Geology, GIS, and/or Soil Science.


    Duties:

      Teaching 18 credit hours/6 courses over 9 months Maintain a scholarly agenda and to mentor students in individual and group research projectsDevelop and maintain an active research programAcademic advisingParticipation in student recruitment eventsService at the departmental, school, and university level through committee work as needed

    Qualifications:

      Completion of a Ph.D. or a defended dissertation in environmental science or a related earth science field is required. ABD candidates who will be awarded their degree by August 2022 consideredCollege-level teaching experience requiredPreference will be given to applicants with post-doctoral research experienceAbility to teach courses in climate science, geology, and soil science is preferred

    How to Apply:

    We are committed to developing an inclusive campus community and encourage applications by members of diverse groups.

    Application materials should detail how your teaching, service and scholarship have supported the success of first-generation students and students from racial, ethnic, and gender backgrounds that are underrepresented in their academic field. Applicants who have not yet had the opportunity for such experience should note how their work will further Chatham's commitment to diversity and inclusion.

    Interested candidates should visit www.chatham.edu/careers and follow the instructions to complete the application process. Applications received by October 15, 2022 will receive primary consideration. To ensure full consideration, applications should include all of the following:

      Cover letter addressing the qualifications of the positionCurriculum vitaeTeaching, research, and diversity statementsContact information for three professional references.
    All documents should be uploaded in the "Resume" section at the same time at the time of application.

    Chatham University offers a competitive salary, an excellent benefits package including tuition remission for qualified personnel, and a generous retirement plan.


    Chatham University is an Equal Opportunity Employer with a strong commitment to diversity, inclusion, and equity. Persons of color, women, veterans, individuals with disabilities, and members of other underrepresented groups are highly encouraged to apply. Chatham University does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion, gender, gender identity, gender expression, sexual orientation, age, or national origin.


    About Chatham University:

    Founded in 1869, Chatham University has an enrollment of over 2,200 students across over 60 undergraduate and graduate programs in our areas of excellence: sustainability & health, the arts & sciences, and business & communications. Chatham has consistently been named a College of Distinction and a "Best College" by U.S. News & World Report, and-as the alma mater of environmental icon, Rachel Carson (Class of '29)-is perennially ranked as one of the greenest colleges in the United States by Sierra Magazine and the Princeton Review.

    Chatham's mission is: "to prepare students to build lives of purpose, value and fulfilling work...by preparing graduates to be informed and engaged citizens in their communities; to recognize and respect diversity of culture, identity, and opinion; and to live sustainably." Building on this mission, Chatham is committed to creating a supportive and inclusive learning, living, and working environment for all members of the campus community.

    Chatham consists of the School of Health Sciences; the Falk School of Sustainability and Environment; the School of Arts, Science and Business; and the School for Continuing & Professional Studies.

    Located in Pittsburgh, PA-one of the country's most livable cities and great college towns-Chatham is spread across three distinct locations: the historic arboretum, Shadyside Campus; Chatham Eastside in the fast-growing East End; and Eden Hall Campus, one of the world's most sustainable campuses.

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    About Chatham

    Founded in 1869, Chatham University is a fully coed institution with an enrollment of over 2,200 students and over 60 undergraduate and graduate programs in our areas of excellence: health & sustainability; business & communication; and the arts & sciences. Chatham is the alma mater of environmental icon Rachel Carson ’29, and is recognized as a leader in the field of sustainability, having been selected as one of the Top 50 Green Colleges by The Princeton Review; ranked in the top five nationally for sustainability achievements in the Sustainability Tracking, Assessment & Rating System™ (STARS); and mentioned in a 2012 Forbes article as one of the places "contributing to Pittsburgh's transformation into a destination for green living."

    Building on these accomplishments, Chatham opened in 2014 the world's first fully sustainable campus in higher education, Eden Hall Campus. Consistently ranked as a best college by U.S. News & World Report in the Regional Universities North category, Chatham consists of the School of Health Sciences; the Falk School of Sustainability & Environment; the School of Arts, Science & Business; and the School for Continuing & Professional Studies.

    Accreditation The University is accredited by the:

    · Commission on Institutions of Higher Education of the Middle States Association of Colleges and Secondary Schools

    · Pennsylvania Department of Education

    · Pennsylvania Department of Education Teacher Certification Program

    · Accreditation Council for Occupational Therapy Education

    · Accreditation Review Commission on Education for the Physician Assistant

    · American Chemical Society

    · American Psychology Association

    · Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education

    · Commission on Accreditation in Physical Therapy Education

    · Council for Interior Design Accreditation

    · Council on Social Work Education

    · International Assembly for Collegiate Business Education

    · Masters in Psychology and Counseling Accreditation Council

     

    Mission Statement Chatham University prepares its students to build lives of purpose, value, and fulfilling work. Through professional skill development and liberal arts learning, Chatham prepares its graduates to be informed and engaged citizens in their communities; to recognize and respect diversity of culture, identity, and opinion; and to live sustainably.

    Student Life Students at Chatham University immerse themselves in academics, co-curricular activities, and city life here in Pittsburgh, PA. At Chatham University, you’ll find an academic and social environment where everyone, from professors in the classroom to strong alumnae/alumni networks to fellow students, cares about your future. The Office of Student Affairs at Chatham is committed to assisting students in becoming active members of the campus community through a variety of programs and services. Student Affairs staff members are here to help Chatham students stretch their imaginations, learn about themselves, discover the world, and achieve their aspirations. Chatham University has a lot in store for students outside the classroom.

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