Assistant Professor of Environmental Science, Tenure-track

Elon, North Carolina
Oct 01, 2021
Nov 30, 2021
Organization Type

Department of Environmental Studies – Environmental Science, Assistant Professor.

Elon University invites applicants for a tenure track position in Environmental Science at the rank of Assistant Professor beginning in August 2022. Candidates must have a PhD in Environmental Science, Environmental Studies, or closely related discipline such as earth science, atmospheric science, or ecology by the time of hire.

We seek a broadly trained teacher-scholar-mentor to join our transdisciplinary department that prioritizes experiential learning and community-focused research and service. Research specialty is open, but preference is given to themes of human-environment interaction such as applied ecology, climate resilience, urban ecology, or restoration.

Candidates must have an interest in mentoring undergraduates in collaborative scholarship and service.  Interest in community outreach and using existing campus resources such as the Center for Environmental Studies, Environmental Center at Loy Farm, or Elon Forest is highly encouraged. Primary teaching responsibility will be to teach and coordinate sections of the Introduction to Environmental Science and co-requisite lab course.  Additional classes will include upper-level courses in area of specialty, and courses in the Elon Core Curriculum.

Candidates who have experience working with a diverse range of people, and who can contribute to a climate of inclusivity, are encouraged to identify their experiences in their cover letter. 

Elon is a dynamic private, co-educational, comprehensive institution that is a national model for actively engaging faculty and students in teaching and learning in a liberal arts based residential campus. To learn more about Elon, please visit the University web site at

Review of applications will begin immediately and continue until position is filled. Applications must be received by Nov 30, 2021 to be assured full consideration. Send letter of application, CV, statement of teaching philosophy (please include evidence of teaching effectiveness), statement of scholarship interests, transcripts (can be unofficial), and contact information for three references to Dr. Michael Kingston, Chair of the Search Committee, at

Elon University is an equal opportunity employer committed to a diverse faculty, staff and student body and welcomes all applicants.

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