2016-2017 Environmental Social Sciences Non-Tenure Track Position

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, Fall 2016 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 July 15, 2016.

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.

Applicants are required to submit an electronic USC application, which includes a cover letter, CV, and the names of at least three references, who can speak to your teaching abilities. In order to be considered for this position, all candidates must apply at http://jobs.usc.edu/postings/59955.

USC is an equal-opportunity educator and employer, proudly pluralisitc and firmly committed to providing equal opportunity for outstanding persons of every race, gender, creed and background. The university particularly encourages women, members of underrepresented groups, veterans and individuals with disabilities to apply. USC will make reasonable accomodations for qualified individuals with known disabilities unless doing so would result in an undue hardship. Further information is avialable by contacting uschr@usc.edu. 

Application File:

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

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