Assistant Professor of Environmental Science

  • Colorado Mesa University
  • Grand Junction, CO
  • Apr 20, 2021
Full time Environmental Studies

Job Description

Job Title: Assistant Professor of Environmental Science
Department: Physical & Environmental Sciences
Position No. F00165
Employment Type: Faculty

Salary: $52,000.00 - 57,000.00. Commensurate with education and experience. Excellent health and retirement benefits package.

Application Deadline: Open until filled. To ensure consideration, complete applications must be received by 4/28/2021.

How to Apply: Applicants will be asked to complete an online application by creating a profile and then providing personal and demographic information. In addition, please be prepared to upload a:
  • Cover letter
  • Resume or CV
  • Statement of Research Interest
  • Statement of Teaching Philosophy
Include the name, phone number, email address and relationship of at least three professional references who can attest to your ability to perform the job you are applying for. Professional references should include at least one current or former supervisor. Professional reference may also include current or former employers, colleagues or other professionals who have first-hand knowledge and can recommend you for employment.

Copy of transcripts for all degrees completed (if your transcripts include a social security number or birthdate, please redact that information before uploading the document. Official transcripts will be required upon hire)

Direct Inquiries Contact: Dr. Deborah Kennard, 970-248-1895

SUMMARY: As a full-time faculty member in the Department of Physical and Environmental Sciences, the person in this tenure track position will teach courses for the Pollution Monitoring and Control track of the Environmental Science and Technology degree program. Teaching responsibilities will include lower-division introductory courses in environmental science and pollution control, as well as upper-division courses on pollution detection, monitoring and mitigation, risk analysis, fate and transport of contaminants, soil science, regulatory compliance, and project management. The person in this position will also teach lab courses that have both laboratory and field components.

The standard teaching load is 12 credit hours per semester; courses may be assigned as in-person, online, hybrid, or via distance delivery modalities. Scholarship in the discipline, involvement with advising, and service to the department and profession are expected

  • Other duties may be assigned.
  • Effectively teaching 12 credit hours per semester of pollution and other environmental science courses and labs.
  • Conducting scholarship in the discipline that involves undergraduate students.
  • Advising undergraduate students.
  • Participating in service activities at the department, university, community, and professional levels. To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty and responsibility satisfactorily.
To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty and responsibility satisfactorily. The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skill and/or ability required.

  • Ph.D. in Environmental Science or a closely related science (chemistry, botany, ecology, geology, agronomy).
  • Effectiveness in teaching, enthusiasm for working with and an ability to inspire undergraduate students at all levels, and excellent communication skills are required.
  • Demonstrated ability to conduct quality scholarship in the field of pollution monitoring and control.
  • Professional experience in pollution monitoring and control and/or regulatory compliance.
  • Demonstrated teaching experience at the college/university level (2 years preferred).
Colorado Mesa University is particularly interested in candidates who have experience working with students from diverse backgrounds and who have a demonstrated commitment to improving the levels of access and success for underrepresented students within higher education.

Colorado Mesa University is committed to providing a safe and productive learning and living community. To achieve that goal, we conduct background investigations for all final applicants being considered for employment. Background investigations include reference checks, a criminal history record check, and when appropriate, a financial and/or motor vehicle history. Applicant must be able to verify U.S. employment eligibility. Colorado Mesa University is an Equal Opportunity Employer, committed to a culturally diverse faculty, staff and student body. Women and minorities are encouraged to apply. Any person with a disability as defined by the ADA Amendments Act of 2008 (ADAAA) may be provided a reasonable accommodation upon request to enable the person to complete an employment assessment. To request an accommodation, please contact the CMU Human Resources Office by phone or email. You may be asked to provide additional information, including medical documentation, regarding functional limitations and type of accommodation needed.

Colorado Mesa University
Attn: Human Resources Office
1100 North Avenue
Grand Junction, CO 81501


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