The School of Earth & Environment at Rowan University seeks to fill two Assistant Professor (Tenure-Track) positions starting September 1st, 2020 in the recently established Department of Environmental Science. We seek outstanding candidates who hold a Ph.D. in Environmental Science or a closely related discipline, such as biology, chemistry, marine science and geoscience. Successful candidates are expected to develop and maintain an active, highly visible, extramurally funded research program with outstanding scholarship and to demonstrate excellence in teaching and mentoring both graduate and undergraduate students.
We seek candidates focused on asking big picture, global questions. International collaborations and international field sites are desirable. The areas of expertise are open; however, the successful candidate will be engaged the study of rapid, worldwide environmental change, in its many aspects, and will be a passionate advocate and effective communicator on environmental issues.
While we are open to considering any area of relevant expertise, we have an initial elevated level of interest in scholars at the forefront of advancing our understanding of complex environmental systems, such as the introduction, transport, and effects of contaminants (such as marine and coastal plastics), the ecological/ landscape response to climate change, biological sequestration of carbon, the response of coral reefs to ocean warming and acidification, and the use of Big Data and advanced visualization techniques to frame and better understand our multiple, simultaneous environmental crises.
Scholars hired in the School of Earth & Environment will have superior communication skills and will have demonstrated a deep commitment to sharing their science with the public. As part of teaching and outreach, SEE faculty are encouraged to develop citizen science and teaching experiences in the nearby Edelman Fossil Park and affiliated Scotland Run Park. We are seeking dedicated agents of change, and a willingness to work with governments, NGOs, and industry to solve real-world problems is desired.
The successful candidate will hold a Ph.D. by September 1, 2020 and will have demonstrated early success at research and publication. Postdoctoral experience is a plus. A commitment to excellence in teaching and to communicating science to the public is a necessity.
Rowan University is a Carnegie-classified Doctoral University with approximately 19,000 students. Its main campus is located in Glassboro, N.J., 20 miles southeast of Philadelphia, PA. Rowan has been recognized as one of the top 100 public universities in the nation and is ranked 3rd among public institutions in the North by U.S. News & World Report.
Applications for must be submitted through our online applicant tracking system.
Please submit a single PDF that includes the following items in the order listed: letter of interest, curriculum vitae, a description of research agenda including potential funding mechanisms, and a statement of teaching philosophy. Three letters of recommendation should be sent via email directly to: firstname.lastname@example.org. To ensure full consideration, please submit your application by Tuesday, October 1, 2019.
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About Rowan University
A leading public institution, Rowan University combines liberal education with professional preparation from the baccalaureate through the doctorate. Rowan provides a collaborative, learning-centered environment in which highly qualified and diverse faculty, staff, and students integrate teaching, research, scholarship, creative activity, and community service. Through intellectual, social and cultural contributions, the University enriches the lives of those in the campus community and surrounding region.