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Assistant Professor of Environmental Science, Policy & Sustainability
Southern Oregon University
Location: Ashland, Oregon
Internal Number: 11453
Ability to successfully interact with a diverse population is a must.
Department: Environmental Science and Policy
Southern Oregon University invites applications for a position at the Assistant Professor level in the Department of Environmental Science, Policy and Sustainability in the School of Science and Business. The successful candidate will teach upper-division courses in the earth systems sciences; to potentially include hydrology, geomorphology, soil science, climatology, and/or environmental geology. The candidate will also contribute to introductory environmental science courses in the physical sciences in classroom, lab and field settings. The successful candidate may also teach upper-division research methods courses. Proven teaching ability and demonstrable research activity are essential.
Successful candidates will demonstrate a commitment to teaching, student advising, and continued scholarly practice.
The candidate should demonstrate competency in environmental sciences broadly with specific interest in hydrology, fluvial geomorphology, soil science, hydroclimatology, and/or ecohydrology. Candidates should show excellent written and verbal communication skills, organizational and management experience, demonstrable applied field research, and capacity for undergraduate research/program advising. Applicants should demonstrate a commitment to equity, diversity, and inclusion as well as experience working with students from underrepresented minorities.
Initial appointment at the rank of Assistant Professor requires a doctoral degree (or ABD) in Environmental Sciences/Studies, Geology, Hydrology, Earth Science, or related discipline at the time of appointment.
The start date is 9/16/2024. Application review will begin on 10/15/2023 and end when the position fills. SOU offers excellent comprehensive health and retirement benefits.
Southern Oregon University is a public liberal arts institution of approximately 4,000 undergraduate and 1,000 graduate students. The surrounding area is known for cultural offerings such as the Oregon Shakespeare Festival, the Ashland International Film Festival, and the Britt Music Festival. The region is noted for its unparalleled biodiversity and the university lies in close proximity to the Cascade-Siskiyou National Monument. The Rogue Valley is renowned for outdoor activities such as hiking, skiing, and biking.
A doctoral degree in Environmental Sciences/Studies, Geology, Hydrology, Earth Science, or related discipline at the time of appointment from a university accredited by the U.S. Department of Education or an internationally recognized accrediting organization.
Demonstrated experience with undergraduate research mentoring.
Demonstrated expertise, and ability to teach courses in geospatial sciences at the undergraduate and graduate levels.
Scholarly research experience in hydrology, fluvial geomorphology, ecohydrology, hydroclimatology, and/or soil science.
Special Instructions to Applicants:
Must be willing to travel and attend training programs off-site for occasional professional development.
Must be able to work additional hours and adjust working hours to meet special jobs. May be called back periodically to perform work as needed on an emergency basis.
Must be able to successfully pass a pre-employment background check.
Under the provisions of the Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA): -Position classification defined as
SOU provides career-focused, comprehensive educational experiences to over 6,200 students. Along with an emphasis on student success and intellectual growth, SOU is committed to diversity, inclusion and sustainability. Theoretical and experiential learning programs provide quality, innovative experiences for students. At SOU, students build strong community connections through internships, mentorships, field studies, capstone projects, volunteer opportunities and civic engagement.