Visiting Professor - Environmental Science

  • Woodbury University
  • Burbank, CA
  • Jul 18, 2022
Full time Environmental Studies

Job Description


Woodbury University invites applications for a visiting, one year (with renewal up to three years) professor to develop and pilot curricula as well as build and execute an outreach strategy for a new Environmental Science program. Housed in the College of Liberal Arts, the B.S. in Environmental Science is initially supported by a Title V Hispanic Serving Institution Sustainability Programs grant. The faculty member will have a master's degree or higher, or equivalent degree in environmental science or relevant discipline, at least three years' experience in postsecondary instruction, experience in curriculum design, and professional expertise in environmental science. Central to the curriculum are interdisciplinary, problem-based lecture, seminar and lab courses, as well as field work, that challenge students to develop links between the theory and practice of environmental science and the possible manifestations of scientific discovery in real-world, social applications and contexts. We seek applicants with interdisciplinary approaches who can work collaboratively with two other Sustainability Programs majors.

The position begins in August 2022.

Information on the College of Liberal Arts and other programs can be found at:

Salary and Benefits

This position qualifies for University sponsored employee benefit plans and programs (e.g., group health insurance, life insurance, sick, and paid holidays), subject to the eligibility requirements and conditions of each plan and program. Department chairs receive an additional stipend and course release.

Faculty rank and salary are commensurate with teaching experience, professional background, and the degrees held. The position includes effective teaching, meaningful engagement through scholarly and creative work, and service to the University. If relocation is necessary, the position can begin remotely, upon consultation with the Dean of the College of Liberal Arts and Sciences.


  • Help define the new environmental science program as the department chair
  • Develop and pilot curricula for the program
  • Engage in student and faculty outreach
  • Work effectively in an interdisciplinary environment
  • Develop and teach courses such as ecology, earth science, global climate change, environmental ethics, environmental policy, environmental testing and analysis, and research methods
  • Develop and teach upper-division undergraduate courses in the candidate's area of expertise
  • Have a demonstrated track-record in advancing racially and socially just solutions within this research and in fostering a diverse and inclusive learning environment


  • A master's degree or higher in environmental science or related area from an accredited university
  • A demonstrated record of teaching excellence, an active scholarship agenda, a commitment to service, a dedication to interdisciplinary collaboration
  • At least three years' experience in postsecondary instruction at an accredited college or university
  • Experience in curriculum design preferred
  • A body of work (or display promise of development) that reflects expertise, proficiency, and thoughtfulness in areas of environmental science

APPLICATION: Open until filled. Please submit all application materials in a single bound .pdf. Applicants do not have to manually enter information for the online application already contained in their submission materials. Submissions must include:

  • A letter of interest outlining teaching philosophy and experience, administrative experience, and research and/or professional work (3 pages, maximum)
  • Curriculum vitae
  • Portfolio of publications, research and/or professional work (10 pages, maximum)
  • A list of references with contact information. These will be contacted only in the event the candidate advances in the search.

All application materials must be submitted through the Woodbury University Job Board. Email applications and submissions on third party platforms will not be considered. Please direct questions to

About Woodbury University

Located in Southern California at the global epicenter of creativity and influence, Woodbury University earns its reputation as a leading creative university thanks to nationally ranked programs in its School of Architecture and School of Media, Culture & Design. What makes the university unique is the array of unparalleled academic offerings in its School of Business and College of Liberal Arts and Sciences. The university has been named a College of Distinction for 7 years running and has earned NASAD (MCD, architecture), AACSB (business), WSCUC, ACBSP (business), CIDA (architecture), and NAAB (architecture) accreditations. With an 8:1 student-to-faculty ratio, students learn from one of the most professionally accomplished faculties in the world, intern and work at the most innovative companies in the world, and go on to build careers that others only dream of. Please follow the link to learn more about Woodbury University:

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