Faculty.Professor.Assistant - Full-Time

Employer
University of Pittsburgh
Location
Oakland, Pennsylvania, US
Salary
Competitive
Posted
Jun 10, 2021
Closes
Jun 18, 2021
Ref
2239779078
Discipline
Sustainability
Employment Type
Full time
Salary Type
Salary
Environmental Sustainability

The Department of Geology and Environmental Science at the University of Pittsburgh (Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania) seeks to expand its expertise related to environmental sustainability and invites applications for a tenure-track assistant professor . The department seeks to develop capacity to understand critical environmental issues of regional, national, and global importance from both a scientific and policy perspective. We are seeking a scientist with expertise in characterizing environmental changes (e.g., climatic, or human driven shifts) and developing adaptation strategies allowing society to sustainably adjust to these shifts, including via restoration. Specific areas of interest could include, but are not limited to; watershed restoration, endangered species conservation, sustaining biodiversity under climate change.

The successful candidate will complement existing research clusters and establish an externally-funded, internationally recognized research program that complements existing strengths in the Department. The Department hosts the Collaboratory for Water Research, Education, and Outreach ( https://www.water.pitt.edu ), a group developing research capacity to strategically interact with communities to address complex regional water challenges. In addition, the University-funded Climate and Global Change Center ( https://www.climatecenter.pitt.edu/ ) provides strong opportunities for cutting edge, interdisciplinary climate-water science. Teaching duties include undergraduate and graduate courses in the Environmental Studies curriculum and the candidate's area of expertise.

Review of applicants will begin immediately and continue until the position is filled. The minimum requirements are: (1) A PhD in environmental science or related fields, (2) Demonstrated ability to publish in respected peer-review journals, (3) Evidence of strong research skills and commitment to quality education. The position is scheduled to begin in Fall 2022. Please apply online: Applications should include: 1) a cover letter; 2) a CV; 3) a statement of research interests; 4) a teaching statement; 5) a personal statement demonstrating your commitment to diversity and inclusion in your research, teaching, and service; 6) names and contact information of three references. Please direct questions to the Search Committee Chair, Dr. Josef Werne, jwerne@pitt.edu , 412-624-8775.

The University of Pittsburgh is the fifth largest recipient of federally sponsored research funding among U.S. universities, has world-class laboratory facilities, and has $900 million in annual research and development expenditures. Located in an urban setting, the University campus offers easy access to potential research, teaching and outreach venues including the Carnegie Museum of Natural History, the Carnegie Science Center, the Allegheny, Monongahela and Ohio Rivers, several urban watersheds, and proximity to long-term experimental catchments (Fernow, West Virginia). Pittsburgh was recently named "American's Most Livable City" by the Places Rated Almanac, boasts a low cost of living, a stunning cityscape, and is home to a number of world-class museums and a thriving arts and food scene. The city is also located within a short drive of the Great Lakes and the rolling hills and forests of the Laurel Highlands and Allegheny Mountains.

University of Pittsburgh faculty receive a comprehensive package of benefits, including medical, dental, vision, and life insurance; retirement savings/pension plans; and tuition scholarships for dependents. Details are available at: http://www.hr.pitt.edu/benefits .

The Dietrich School of Arts and Sciences is committed to building and fostering a culturally diverse environment. Excellent interpersonal and relationship-building skills and ability to work effectively with a wide range of individuals and constituencies in support of a diverse community are required.

The University of Pittsburgh is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer and values equality of opportunity, human dignity and diversity. EOE, including disability/vets

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