Assistant Professor of Environmental Science - Tenure Track

Texas, United States
Competitive Salary
Feb 02, 2021
Employment Level
Tenured/Tenured Track
Employment Type
Full Time

Southwestern University invites applications for a full-time, tenure-track Assistant Professor of Environmental Science to begin in August 2021. Candidates must have completed a Ph.D. in Environmental Science, Biology, Chemistry, Physics, or Engineering by August 1, 2021. All research areas will be considered within the field of environmental science. The University’s standard teaching load is five courses per academic year along with departmental responsibilities, advising and university service.


Candidates will be expected to teach introductory level courses in environmental studies and environmental science. Upper level courses could include other specialty topics in the faculty person’s areas of interest. Candidates must be committed to excellence in research, teaching undergraduate courses, and interdisciplinary collaboration. The successful candidate will also be expected to actively contribute to university and departmental service, participate in academic advising and retention initiatives, and exhibit a dedication to equity and inclusiveness. In line with Southwestern University’s commitment to diversity, the department is especially interested in attracting and hiring candidates from underrepresented groups and those with a demonstrated ongoing commitment to enhancing racial diversity, equity, and inclusion in STEM.


Interested candidates should possess a/an:

  • Willingness and aptitude for teaching and utilizing technology in the classroom
  • Laboratory teaching experience
  • Ability to work collaboratively on applied research projects with undergraduate students in the applicant’s field of professional interest
  • Active research program that can produce peer-reviewed professional achievements


Southwestern University is a selective, undergraduate private institution committed to a broad-based liberal arts, sciences, and fine arts education. Southwestern currently enrolls approximately 1,500 students and maintains a student to faculty ratio of 12 to 1. In addition to a number of other national organizations, Southwestern University is a member of two consortia of liberal arts colleges, the Associated Colleges of the South and the Annapolis Group. Located in Georgetown, Texas, 28 miles north of downtown Austin, Southwestern is committed to fostering a diverse educational environment and encourages applications from members of groups traditionally under-represented in academia. For information concerning the University, visit our Web site at


To apply:  Applicants should submit through Interfolio a cover letter, a curriculum vitae, brief statement of teaching philosophy, a statement of research interests that includes how undergraduates can be involved in your research, and three letters of reference. At least two of the reference letters should address teaching aptitude. Applications will only be accepted through Interfolio at  Email and paper applications will not be accepted. Applications will be reviewed beginning March 1, 2021 and will continue until the position is filled.


All offers of employment are contingent on successful completion of the University’s Background Check Policy process. Southwestern University is an Equal Opportunity Employer.  EOE/M/F