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Assistant Professor of Environmental and Ocean Sciences

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Position Status: Faculty, Full-time regular
Location: San Diego
Position Type: Faculty, College of Arts and Sciences

Position Title & Department:

Assistant Professor of Environmental and Ocean Sciences with Specialization in Interdisciplinary Environmental Science
Posting #

4244

Department Description:

The Department of Environmental and Ocean Sciences (https://www.sandiego.edu/cas/environmental-ocean-sciences/) embraces interdisciplinary and multidisciplinary approaches to understanding the critical environmental issues facing the world. We are committed to creating an inclusive and experiential learning environment to transform our students into environmentally conscientious global citizens. Rooted in the liberal arts and committed to advanced scientific research, our undergraduate and graduate students gain the benefit of a well-rounded, comprehensive education that emphasizes Earth as a system.  We offer both field- and laboratory-intensive courses, providing our students with outstanding hands-on experience that prepares them for graduate school and/or careers in environmental and ocean sciences.  We have an interdisciplinary undergraduate major, two minors, and an MS program. 

University Description:

The University of San Diego, a contemporary and engaged Roman Catholic institution, was founded by the Diocese of San Diego and the Society of the Sacred Heart in 1949. Governed by an independent board of trustees since 1972, USD remains committed to a liberal arts education grounded in the Catholic intellectual tradition and the pursuit of truth, goodness and beauty. Inspired by this centuries old tradition of Catholic higher education, the University welcomes people of all faith traditions and any, or no, religious background. The future success of USD relies on the contributions of those who seek to foster the development of engaged global citizens and an earnest confrontation of humanity’s urgent challenges.

Detailed Description:

The University of San Diego (USD) Department of Environmental and Ocean Sciences (EOSC) invites applications for an environmental scientist who studies the impacts of climate change or other environmental factors on natural resources such as food, access to clean water for agriculture, drinking, or recreation, land use, or renewable energy, with connections to environmental justice, equity, and sustainable development.  The scientists should have a program of scholarship that is connected to one of the following three cluster hire themes:  1) Climate Change and Environmental Justice, 2) Borders and Social Justice, or 3) Technology & the Human Experiences. This position is part of a cross-disciplinary cluster hire to build a cohort of diverse scholars. For more information about the cluster themes click here.

This faculty member will be expected to teach at least three of the following courses (EOSC 105/110, 123, 170, 175, 220, 222, 300, 301) http://www.sandiego.edu/cas/environmental-ocean-sciences/program/?area=courses, and one specialty upper-division (i.e., junior/senior-level course that might be cross-listed for some graduate students) course with the potential for interdisciplinary connections outside the sciences. The position carries a 3-3 teaching load (with lectures and labs counting each separately for one class) with the possibility to reduce the load by one course with internal or external grant funding. Candidates will be expected to develop a program of scholarship that incorporates undergraduates and MS students in their research. Candidates will also participate in service that fits their interests. Candidates must be able to demonstrate a strong commitment to diversity, equity, and inclusion. 

Special Conditions of Employment:

The University of San Diego is requiring all employees to follow our Covid-19 vaccine requirement process. https://www.sandiego.edu/onward/ 

Background check:  Successful completion of a pre-employment background check.

Degree Verification Requirement: Persons offered employment in this position will be required to provide official education transcripts for degree verification purposes. 

Job Requirements:

 The successful candidate will:

  • Hold an advanced degree, preferably a doctorate or other terminal degree. ABD candidates will be considered on a case by case basis.
  • Must have demonstrated a commitment to teaching and research, mentoring undergraduates, and fostering a climate of inclusion and diversity.
Posting Salary:

Commensurate with experience; Excellent Benefits

The University of San Diego offers a very competitive benefits package including; medical, dental, vision, a retirement contribution given to you by the University, and access to on-campus Fitness Centers.  Please visit the benefits section of our website to view all of the perks and benefits that USD has to offer.  USD: Human Resources: Benefits

Special Application Instructions:

Click Apply Now to complete our online application.

Review of applications will begin on September 26, 2022 and the position will remain open until filled.  Please note that the position will be hired at the Assistant Professor level.  For full consideration, applications should include:

  1. Letter of application, include reference to the cluster(s) of interest 
  2. Curriculum vitae
  3. Teaching Statement and a sample syllabus of a course in your field of specialization.
  4. Research Statement and a sample of scholarly work
  5. Diversity statement, in which you address A) your values with respect to diversity, equity, and inclusion; B) your experience working with minoritized populations and/or on issues that disproportionately affect diverse populations, and C) your plans related to diversity and inclusion in your teaching and research.
  6. Contact information for three references

Contact Nathalie Reyns, nreyns@sandiego.edu

If you have any technical questions or difficulties please contact the Employment Services Team at 619-260-6806, or email us at jobs@sandiego.edu

Additional Details:

The College of Arts and Sciences is at the heart of the University of San Diego. Our philosophy is built on the enduring values of the Catholic intellectual tradition, immersing students in the concepts of free inquiry, diversity and inclusion, ethical conduct and compassionate service. The College aims to establish an academic foundation for students to thrive and gain a comprehensive education, which spans the sciences, arts and social sciences. Through our exemplary liberal arts education and rigorous scholarship, we aspire to not only educate the mind but also develop the whole person.

The University of San Diego, a contemporary and engaged Roman Catholic institution, was founded by the Diocese of San Diego and the Society of the Sacred Heart in 1949. Governed by an independent board of trustees since 1972, USD remains committed to a liberal arts education grounded in the Catholic intellectual tradition and the pursuit of truth, goodness and beauty. Inspired by this centuries old tradition of Catholic higher education, the University welcomes people of all faith traditions and any, or no, religious background. The future success of USD relies on the contributions of those who seek to foster the development of engaged global citizens and an earnest confrontation of humanity’s urgent challenges.

The University of San Diego is an Equal Opportunity employer and does not discriminate based upon race, color, religion, national origin, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, marital status, pregnancy, age, physical disability, mental disability, medical condition, covered veteran status, genetic information, or other characteristic protected by federal or state law. USD offers same sex domestic partner benefits. Final candidates will complete a pre-employment background check.

The University of San Diego is an equal opportunity employer committed to diversity and inclusion and is especially interested in candidates who can contribute to the diversity and excellence of the campus community.

The University of San Diego is a smoking and tobacco-free campus. For more information, visit www.sandiego.edu/smokefree.

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