2014-2015 Environmental Social Sciences Non-Tenure Track Positions

Teaching Position

The Environmental Studies Program in the Dana and David Dornsife College of Letters, Arts and Sciences at the University of Southern California (USC) in Los Angeles, California, seeks applications to fill a full-time non-tenure-track teaching position—Lecturer, Assistant Professor (Teaching), Associate Professor (Teaching), and Professor (Teaching)—beginning as early as Spring 2015 or whenever filled. 

One of our primary objectives of the Environmental Studies Program is aimed at providing students with a well-rounded, cross-disciplinary education that prepares them to address pressing environmental concerns. We achieve this with a solid background in natural sciences combined with courses that address environmental policy and economics. Our program offers academic courses at both the undergraduate (B.A./B.S.) and graduate (M.A.) level.

 Applicants should have experience with academic teaching and possess a strong commitment to undergraduate education as well as excellence in general education teaching. The position will include teaching, course curriculum development and may include involvement on Program or College committees or initiatives. Teaching assignments may be on the main campus or at off-campus sites, including the USC Wrigley Marine Science Center on Catalina Island.

We seek a candidate who has experience teaching courses in areas of general environmental science, environmental economics, quantitative assessments of environmental issues/statistics, energy and climate change policy or environmental ethics. All faculty are expected to be excellent teachers, responsive to changing professional needs; committed to innovative delivery of instruction resulting in improved student learning, and committed to effective use of technology.

Minimum Qualifications: Ph.D. in Environmental Science, Environmental Policy, Chemistry, Biology, Earth Sciences, Political Science, Environmental Sustainability, or related field from a regionally accredited institution. We seek individuals who work professionally and effectively with diverse individuals, possess effective interpersonal, written and verbal communication skills and have the ability to contribute positively to the academic success of the students and the USC mission. ABD will be considered if degree is conferred by December 1, 2014.

Initial appointments are fixed-term, with the possibility of renewal contingent on need and performance and review by the program faculty, the Director and the Dornsife College Deans. USC Dornsife provides opportunities for promotion based on demonstrated teaching excellence and service to the program, school, and university. Salary and benefits are competitive.

In order to be considered for this position, applicants are also required to submit an electronic USC application; follow this job link or paste in a browser:

http://jobs.usc.edu:80/postings/31887.

 A complete application includes a cover letter, CV, and the names of at least three references, who can speak to your teaching abilities.

 

 Lecturer Position

The Environmental Studies (ENST) Program in the Dana and David Dornsife College of Letters, Arts and Sciences at the University of Southern California, in Los Angeles, California, periodically has a need for full-time and part-time non tenure track lecturers to teach in the undergraduate and graduate curriculum during the 2014-2015 academic year. (Fall term: August 16-December 31st; Spring term: January 1 through May 15th).

The Environmental Studies Program seeks candidates who can work well with both students and faculty, as some courses will be team-taught and/or include field components. We are currently seeking applicants with expertise and teaching experience in the following areas:  energy and air sustainability, environmental statistics, introductory science, and similar courses at the undergraduate and master’s levels.

Qualifications: Must have a Ph.D. in a relevant field at start of appointment and demonstrate teaching excellence in subject area. Relevant fields can include environmental policy and planning such as political science, international relations, or economics; the physical sciences such as chemistry, physics, earth sciences.

In order to be considered for this position, applicants are also required to submit an electronic USC application; follow this job link or paste in a browser: http://jobs.usc.edu/postings/23127

A complete application will include a letter of interest, CV, teaching evaluations, and three letters of recommendation that speak to teaching abilities.  All application materials should be included with the USC electronic application. 

Questions can be addressed to:  Naomi Martinez, Environmental Studies Program, University of Southern California, ncmartin@usc.edu.

USC strongly values diversity and is committed to equal opportunity in employment. Women and men, and members of all racial ethnic groups are encouraged to apply.

Application File:

  • Curriculum vitae
  • Copies of teaching evaluations
  • Syllabi for courses taught
  • 3 academic letters of recommendation

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