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ENVS is Hiring: Environmental Scientist

Tenure-Track Assistant Professor


The University of Oregon Environmental Studies Program is seeking an exceptional scholar in environmental science with a strong research program and a commitment to excellence in teaching at the undergraduate and graduate level for a full time (1.0 FTE) position as a tenure-track assistant professor with a 9 month appointment. Desired start date: Fall 2016.

Research and teaching must be interdisciplinary and connect to applied environmental problems. We are especially interested in scientists whose research addresses freshwater aquatic or riparian ecosystems, soil ecosystems and biogeochemistry, or restoration ecology, although we will consider all candidates with strong research records in any area of environmental science. Applicants must show an enthusiastic desire to be involved in a program that encompasses humanities, social science, natural science, and several professional programs. Candidates must demonstrate commitment to diversity and inclusiveness, including the ability to interact constructively with colleagues and students from diverse backgrounds. The minimum qualifications include a Ph.D. in an appropriate field by the time of the start date and a strong research record in environmental science.

The position will be split between the Environmental Studies Program (0.6 of the FTE), which will be the tenure home, and an appropriate academic department (0.4 of the FTE) with potential ones including, but not limited to, Biology, Geography, and Geological Sciences.

Duties will include:

1) developing an academically oriented, externally funded research program;

2) teaching undergraduate interdisciplinary courses in the Environmental Studies Program and advanced courses in areas of specialization,

3) supervising masters and doctoral students, and

4) performing service primarily within the Environmental Studies Program.

Candidates should submit a letter of application, statements of research interests and teaching philosophy, a sample research paper, a current vita, and names of at least three references via Academic Jobs Online, job posting #6050. Direct enquiries to Professor Scott Bridgham, ENVS Search Committee Chair, email: Review of applications begins November 2, 2015. Women and minorities are especially encouraged to apply.


The UO is an equal opportunity, affirmative action institution committed to cultural diversity and compliance with the ADA. The University encourages all qualified individuals to apply, and does not discriminate on the basis of any protected status, including veteran and disability status.