The University of Montevallo is seeking a full-time, tenure-track Assistant Professor of Environmental Studies to expand the environmental science component of our Environmental Studies Program. We are open to candidates with diverse areas of interest, including but not limited to Natural Resource Management, Climate Change, Renewable Energy, Global Water Resources, etc. A Ph.D. in environmental science or related field is required, although ABD candidates will be considered; if hired ABD, the candidate would serve as an Instructor until the doctorate is completed. Duties and responsibilities include teaching 12 credit hours per semester (three or four courses depending on labs), maintaining an active research program, and service to the department, college, and university. The successful applicant will be prepared to teach introductory environmental science, at least one core major course in environmental management/monitoring/data collection, and other elective or required courses in the candidate's areas of expertise; please describe potential elective courses in the application cover letter.
Candidates should be enthusiastic about growing a vibrant interdisciplinary program and providing opportunities for undergraduate engagement. Administrative duties may be available depending on interest and skillset. The Assistant Professor of Environmental Studies will serve as Vacca Scholar for a period of two years, which will count toward the required years for tenure and promotion. The following additional requirements will be expected of the Vacca Scholar: providing one campus lecture or talk per semester; conducting several brown-bag lunch talks over the course of the academic year; and sharing research and scholarship on an environmental topic. Limited funds will be available to the Vacca Scholar for professional development and resources. We seek candidates with a strong commitment to teaching, scholarship, and environmental leadership, as well as an interest in conducting research and teaching labs at UM facilities including Ebenezer Swamp Ecological Preserve, University Lake, the UM Organic Community Garden, and/or the James Wylie Shepherd Observatory. Position Start Date: August 17, 2022.The Chronicle of Higher Education. Keywords: Environmental Science - Assistant Professor, Location: Montevallo, AL - 35115