Assistant Professor of Environmental Science & Policy, Tenure Track, August 2021

California, United States
Competitive Salary
Oct 01, 2020
Employment Level
Tenured/Tenured Track
Employment Type
Full Time
General Information

Chapman University invites applications for tenure-track faculty positions in Environmental Science & Policy, an interdisciplinary program that draws from expertise in both the Schmid College of Science and Technology and the Wilkinson College of Art, Humanities and Social Sciences, effective August 2021. These positions will hold joint appointments in both Schmid and Wilkinson Colleges.

Chapman University is a nationally ranked institution offering traditional undergraduate and graduate programs in the heart of Orange County, one of Southern California’s most diverse and vibrant regions. The university achieved R2 status in the Carnegie Classification of Institutions of Higher Education, a distinction held by just 10 percent of all U.S. universities. Our faculty include academic leaders who excel in research, publishing and world-class teaching in our 11 schools and colleges, including Schmid College of Science and Technology and Wilkinson College of Arts, Humanities and Social Sciences. Dedicated to forward-looking, personalized education, we create an environment for unlimited achievement by both our students and faculty. More information about Schmid and Wilkinson Colleges is available at and, respectively.

The University is dedicated to enhancing diversity and inclusion in all aspects of recruitment and employment. More information on diversity and inclusion at Chapman University is available at



We seek candidates with an active research program in areas including but not limited to:
• Climate issues
• Environmental health
• Environmental justice
• Sustainability governance
• Water policy
We value candidates who can identify avenues for collaboration both within and outside of the institution.

Candidates must hold a Ph.D. in a relevant field in the natural or social sciences (or related area) by the expected 8/1/21 position start date.



The successful candidates are expected to lead a rigorous research program, which could include publishing books and/or articles in peer-reviewed journals, securing extramural funding, and incorporating undergraduate students in research, depending on the candidate’s specialty area. Teaching responsibilities will support the interdisciplinary B.S. degree in Environmental Science & Policy ( and may also include courses based on the candidate’s field of expertise. Service to both Schmid and Wilkinson Colleges is also expected of successful candidates. Tenure track faculty are expected to develop and maintain an active research agenda for future tenure consideration and are evaluated on their research/scholarly activity, teaching and service.


Contact Information Candidates should submit the following electronically:

 Cover letter
 Curriculum vitae
 Statement of research (2 pages max)
 Statement of teaching philosophy (2 pages max)
 Contact information for three references
 Chapman University Faculty Employment Application

c/o: Academic Jobs Online at

At Chapman University, we place great value in a diversity of experiences, backgrounds, and perspectives, particularly from groups that are traditionally under-represented in higher education within the US. As such we seek candidates who will support and advance our mission of being inclusive of all students in our teaching, our research, our collaborations, our service, and beyond. In either/both requested statements, please address any past experience and future plans to enhance diversity and inclusion.

Review of applications will commence November 15, 2020.

Inquiries may be directed to ES&P Search Chair at
Please use “Assistant Professor of Environmental Science & Policy” as the email subject line.

These positions are contingent upon final budget approval. Successful completion of a background check is required for the final candidates.

Download a copy of the Chapman Faculty Application for Employment here.

Chapman University is an equal opportunity employer committed to fostering a diverse and inclusive academic global community. The University is dedicated to enhancing diversity and inclusion in all aspects of recruitment and employment. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, age, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, national origin, ancestry, citizenship status, physical disability, mental disability, medical condition, military and veteran status, marital status, pregnancy, genetic information or any other characteristic protected by state or federal law. The University is committed to achieving a diverse faculty and staff and encourages members of underrepresented groups to apply.

Chapman University, One University Drive, Orange, CA 92866 Human Resources Department

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