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Assistant Professor in Global Environmental Change - Roger Williams University

Roger Williams University
Bristol, Rhode Island 02809 United States
Salary ranges between the minimum and midpoint salary ranges.
Closing date
Jan 5, 2024

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Faculty, Assistant Professor
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Roger Williams University

Location: Bristol, RI Category: Faculty Posted On: Tue Oct 10 2023 Job Description:

The Department of Biology, Marine Biology, and Environmental Science at Roger Williams University in Bristol, RI invites applications for a full-time, tenure-track Assistant Professor in Global Environmental Change to begin August 2024. We seek an educator and interdisciplinary scholar who utilizes remote sensing, Geographic Information Systems (GIS), and/or geospatial analysis and modeling to investigate the drivers, consequences, and management of global change across spatiotemporal scales. The area of specialization is open, though preference will be given to applicants with expertise in topics such as wildlife management, forest dynamics, food systems, environmental justice, disease ecology, and others that expand existing departmental strengths and course offerings.


The successful candidate will contribute to the department's focus on student-centered undergraduate teaching by leading and collaboratively updating an existing introductory-level environmental science offering, and developing courses in environmentally-focused GIS and/or remote sensing and upper-level electives in their area of expertise. RWU's standard teaching load is twenty-one (21) contact hours during the academic year (a 4-3 course load across semesters). Our new colleague may also potentially contribute to interdisciplinary programs such as Sustainability StudiesFood Studies, and Public Health, and the University's general education program with courses in systems thinking and/or first-year and senior seminars. They are expected to develop and maintain an active research program that involves undergraduates. In addition to teaching and research, our new colleague will participate in departmental and university service, including serving on committees and advising students. They will demonstrate a commitment to diversity, equity, inclusion, and accessibility in all aspects of teaching, scholarship, and service.

Job Requirements:

  • PhD in environmental science, ecology, geography, earth system science, or a related field, or be ABD with degree received before the start date of the appointment.
  • Expertise or demonstrated interest in using remote sensing and GIS tools for research
  • Record of, or potential for, scholarship leading to peer-reviewed publications and conference presentations
  • Interest in and commitment to using active, innovative, and engaged pedagogies in undergraduate lecture and laboratory settings.

Desired Qualifications:

  • Three or more years of undergraduate teaching experience in lecture and laboratory settings
  • Demonstrated success in mentoring undergraduate researchers

At the University's discretion, the education and experience prerequisites may be accepted where the candidate can demonstrate, to the satisfaction of the University, an equivalent combination of education and experience specifically preparing the candidate for success in the position.

Additional Information:

Roger Williams University is an affirmative action/equal opportunity employer and committed to a diverse workforce. All applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, gender, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, national origin, age, disability, veteran status, or any other basis protected by applicable state and federal law. For information on our Non-discrimination policy, visit here.

RWU prohibits all forms of discrimination on the basis of sex in its education programs and activities and is required by Title IX of the Education Amendments of 1972 (Title IX) and its implementing regulations not to discriminate in such a manner. Complaints of Title IX sexual harassment should be reported to the Title IX Coordinator at the contact information listed below. Details regarding the formal complaint process can be found here: Title IX Sexual Harassment Policy and Procedures. All complaints of sexual harassment will be taken seriously and responded to promptly. TITLE IX COORDINATOR: Dr. Jen Stanley, 1 Old Ferry Road, Bristol, RI 02809 / Phone Number: (401) 254-3123 /Email Address:

Salaries for new hires at Roger Williams University usually fall within the minimum and midpoint salary ranges.


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