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Geosciences (Environmental Science), Tenure-Track Faculty

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Job Title

Geosciences (Environmental Science), Tenure-Track Faculty

Department

Geosciences

University Expectation


MTSU seeks candidates committed to innovative teaching, robust research/creative activity, and meaningful service. We also seek to attract culturally and academically diverse faculty who value working with diverse students.

Salary

Salary is commensurate with education and experience.

Job Summary/Basic Function

The Department of Geosciences at Middle Tennessee State University invites applicants for a full-time, tenure-track faculty position in Environmental Science at the rank of assistant or associate professor. The start date for the position is August 1, 2024.

The successful candidate will be an environmental scientist who can strengthen and broaden our department by introducing a new specialty area that integrates with and expands our current program. Responsibilities will include teaching Introduction to Environmental Science and upper-level courses within their area of expertise. In addition, the successful candidate is expected to develop a robust research agenda that complements our current Environmental Science, Geology, and Physical Geography programs and our MS in Geosciences. Additional responsibilities will include advising and mentoring undergraduate and graduate students and departmental, college, and university service.

Required Education

A terminal degree in environmental science, environmental studies, or a closely related field is required by the appointment date.

Other Desirables

Applicants with expertise in natural resources management, forestry, brownfield restoration, wetlands restoration, conservation, renewable energies, green infrastructure, environmental planning, or other specialty areas within environmental science will receive special consideration.

Documents Needed to Apply

To successfully apply, applicants must include a cover letter, curriculum vitae, statement of teaching philosophy, and statement of research or creative activities (as appropriate to the discipline) as separate attachments at the time of online application.

Special Instruction to Applicants


For more information about serving as a faculty member at Middle Tennessee State University, please visit our faculty recruitment webpage at https://mtsu.edu/facultyrecruitment/.

If you need help applying, please contact Mitzi Dunkley, Faculty Recruitment Specialist, at (615) 898-5128. If you have position-specific questions, please contact Jeremy Aber at Jeremy.Aber@mtsu.edu.

MTSU offers a comprehensive benefits package, including but not limited to the following:
  • Sick Leave
  • Vacation Leave for Administrative/Classified Staff/12-month Faculty
  • 13 paid University holidays
  • Medical, dental, vision, and life insurance
  • Retirement plans
  • Optional 401K and 403B Deferred Compensation Plans
  • Educational benefits for the employee and their spouse and dependents
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MTSU is an equal opportunity, affirmative action employer that values diversity in all its forms. Women, minorities, individuals with disabilities, and protected veterans are encouraged to apply.

Proof of U.S. citizenship or eligibility for U.S. employment is required before employment (Immigration Control Act of 1986). Clery Act crime statistics for MTSU are available at https://www.mtsu.edu/police/docs/2023AnnualSecurityReport.pdf or by contacting MTSU Public Safety at (615) 898-2424.

MTSU is a Tobacco & Drug-Free campus.

This position requires a criminal background check. Therefore, you must provide information about your criminal history to be considered.

For individuals requiring reasonable accommodation to apply: In compliance with the Americans with Disabilities Act Amendments Act (ADAAA), if you have a disability and would like to request an accommodation to apply for a position with MTSU, please call 615-898-2929 or email emp@mtsu.edu.

Application Review Date: 11/04/2023

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With an enrollment of 20,000 students, MTSU is the top producer of graduates for the Greater Nashville area, has been identified by the Princeton Review as one of the Best 385 Colleges in the U.S. for five consecutive years, and is also the top destination for transfer students in Tennessee. MTSU embraces its roles as a major comprehensive university and as the destination of choice for Tennessee undergraduates while expanding its reach nationally and internationally through signature programs and select master's, specialist, and doctoral programs. MTSU students, faculty, and staff generate, preserve, and disseminate knowledge and innovation and collaboratively promote excellence through teaching and learning, research, creative activity, and public engagement. MTSU holds the Carnegie Doctoral University: High Research Activity and Community Engagement classifications.

MTSU seeks candidates committed to innovative teaching, robust research, and meaningful service. We also seek to attract culturally and academically diverse faculty and administrators who value working with diverse students. 

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